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).

  • Publication number: 20220150934
    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: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS , INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220150952
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise receiving first periodic uplink transmission information and second periodic uplink transmission information which are different. The method may further comprise receiving configuration information indicating that data of a first logical channel is allowable for transmission in accordance with the first periodic uplink transmission information and that data of a second logical channel is allowable for transmission in accordance with the second periodic uplink transmission information. Data of the first logical channel may be transmitted in accordance with the first periodic uplink transmission information and data of the second logical channel may be transmitted in accordance with the second periodic uplink transmission information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11265901
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220061055
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for enabling simultaneous transmission of different types of transmission protocols. A device such as a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may receive configuration information and receive a data packet from an upper layer of a protocol stack operating on the WTRU. The WTRU may then determine a transmission type for the data packet at a first time based on the configuration information and a condition. The WTRU may then transmit the data packet using the determined transmission type. The configuration information may include decision criteria associated with determining the transmission type and a set of logical channels that are associated with data properties. The transmission type may be one of a network scheduled mode, WTRU autonomously scheduled mode, LTE, NR, unicast, groupcast, or broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Diana Pani, Tao Deng, Tuong Duc Hoang, Aata El Hamss, Chunxuan Ye
  • Publication number: 20220061025
    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: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Martino M. Freda
  • Patent number: 11259274
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11234242
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210410129
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for unicast and/or multicast link establishment and maintenance. A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may send a link establishment request broadcast message, wherein in the link may be for multicast, unicast, or groupcast. The WTRU may receive a link establishment response broadcast message and a connectivity report. The WTRU may then send a link establishment confirmation broadcast message once a multicast or unicast link has been established, at which point the WTRU may send and receive a multicast message. The link establishment request message may be sent based on one or more triggers: receiving a QoS flow, needing a new sidelink radio bearer, determining that a new QoS flow or radio bearer requires network controlled admission control, and/or receive a unicast and/or multicast establishment request. The WTRU may transmit a unicast and/or multicast usability signal (UMUS). The WTRU may preempt the established multicast or unicast link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Tao Deng, Tuong Duc Hoang, Aata El Hamss, Michelle Perras
  • Publication number: 20210377912
    Abstract: A WTRU apparatus and method for operation thereby are provided. The method may comprise receiving, from a network, a mapping rule which indicates HARQ feedback characteristics to employ for a QoS level and a channel load. The WTRU may determine a QoS level of data buffered for transmission and may further determine a channel load of a channel. Based on the QoS level and channel load, HARQ feedback characteristics may be determined. The WTRU may then transmit an SCI to another WTRU which indicates the HARQ feedback characteristics. In an embodiment, the mapping rule may indicate that a HARQ feedback format is to be used for HARQ feedback of the data. The data may be transmitted and HARQ feedback of the data may be received in accordance with the HARQ feedback format. Groupcast data may be transmitted to a plurality of WTRUs and feedback my be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Aata El Hamss, Martino M. Freda, Tao Deng, Tuong Duc Hoang, Chunxuan Ye, Fengjun Xi, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan
  • Patent number: 11184877
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20210345263
    Abstract: A method and system for flexible resource control for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The WTRU may monitor a first control channel region and receive a first control channel transmission in the first control region indicating boundaries of a plurality of numerology blocks of a carrier. The WTRU may then receive a second control channel transmission in a second control channel of a second control region, wherein the second control channel transmission indicates one or more numerology parameters for at least one of the plurality of numerology blocks. The WTRU may then transmit or receive data based on the one or more numerology parameters of the one or more numerology blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210329596
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for sidelink communication in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). For example, a first WTRU configured with first and second resource pools may perform at least one congestion measurement of the second resource pool. The first resource pool may be configured for use by the first WTRU for transmission of the first data. The second resource pool may be configured for use by a second WTRU for transmission of the second data associated with a higher priority than the first data. If the at least one congestion measurement of the second resource pool is below a predetermined threshold, the first WTRU may transmit the first data using the first resource pool. If the at least one congestion measurement of the second resource pool is above a predetermined threshold, the first US may not transmit the first data using the first resource pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210314796
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for congestion control in a wireless communications system. Some embodiments include receiving a plurality of zone configurations, receiving, for each of the plurality of zone configurations, a channel busy ratio (CBR) threshold and a mapping of zone identities (IDs) to resource pools; and measuring a CBR of a resource pool with which the WTRU is currently configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier, Chunxuan Ye
  • Patent number: 11140640
    Abstract: A method and system for flexible resource control for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The WTRU may monitor a first control channel region and receive a first control channel transmission in the first control region indicating boundaries of a plurality of numerology blocks of a carrier. The WTRU may then receive a second control channel transmission in a second control channel of a second control region, wherein the second control channel transmission indicates one or more numerology parameters for at least one of the plurality of numerology blocks. The WTRU may then transmit or receive data based on the one or more numerology parameters of the one or more numerology blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11134472
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210243749
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a resource for transmission may be performed by a WTRU. The method may comprise determining a priority of a data packet and determining a CBR of a resource pool. The WTRU may set a backoff counter to an initial backoff value, in accordance with at least one of the priority of the packet or the CBR. A CCA may be performed in a plurality of resource slots to determine whether the resource slots are available. The backoff counter may be decreased by the number of available resources in each slot. When the backoff counter reaches a threshold value, which may be set at 0, the resource for transmission may be randomly selected. The WTRU may then transmit data to another WTRU on the randomly selected resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier, Chunxuan Ye
  • Publication number: 20210219116
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for dynamic PC5 communication adaptation. For example, a UE may receive, from a vehicle-to-everything control function (V2X CF) or a vehicle-to-everything application server (V2X AS), a V2X provisioning message that includes a first transmission profile and determine, based on the first transmission profile, a first range to configure PC5 communication of a plurality of UEs associated with the V2X platoon. When a number of UEs joining the V2X platoon exceeds a certain threshold, the UE may transmit, to the V2X CF or the V2X AS, a modification request message requesting a second transmission profile. The UE may receive, from the V2X CF or the V2X AS, a modification response message that includes the second transmission profile and determine, based on the second transmission profile, a second range to reconfigure the PC5 communication of the plurality of UEs associated with the V2X platoon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Michelle Perras, Saad Ahmad, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20210176735
    Abstract: A 5G UE achieves flexible SL time resource granularity by determining which UL/Flexible symbols/slots belong to a symbol-based SL resource pool and a slot-based SL resource pool based on SFI in RRC/GC-PDCCH. The UE then determines which resources are available in each pool based on sensing and selects a resource pool to use so that QoS/latency requirements are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Tuong Duc Hoang, Aata El Hamss
  • Publication number: 20210153094
    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: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 11012956
    Abstract: A method and system for flexible resource control for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The WTRU may monitor a first control channel region and receive a first control channel transmission in the first control region indicating boundaries of a plurality of numerology blocks of a carrier. The WTRU may then receive a second control channel transmission in a second control channel of a second control region, wherein the second control channel transmission indicates one or more numerology parameters for at least one of the plurality of numerology blocks. The WTRU may then transmit or receive data based on the one or more numerology parameters of the one or more numerology blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier