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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190261287
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, apparatuses, and methods to enable coupling between a power states and a beam management states. A method is provided for jointly performing beam management and power management in a wireless transmit/receive in unit (WTRU), where the WTRU is configured to operate according to a plurality of power states and a plurality of beam management states that are linked to the plurality of power states such that each power state corresponds to a different beam management state. The method includes detecting a trigger condition; transitioning the WTRU between a first power state to a second power state based on the detected trigger condition; and transitioning the WTRU between a first beam management state to a second beam management state responsive to the transition to the second power state to which the second beam management state is linked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Ghyslain Pelletier, Martino M. Freda
  • Patent number: 10390367
    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: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20190239193
    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: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Samian Kaur, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20190208482
    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: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20190174554
    Abstract: Systems, procedures, and instrumentalities are disclosed for distributed control in wireless systems, such as 5G flexible radio access technology (RAT) (5gFLEX). Example procedures are provided for WTRU and network operation associated with a distributed control plane architecture, connectionless data transfer and dedicated system information acquisition. Distributed control may be provided, for example, by replicating a plurality of access control functions (ACFs) using a plurality of instances in a plurality of different transmission/reception points (TRPs) with multi-connectivity. The plurality of TRPs may concurrently provide control services to a WTRU. Centralized control functions may manage core network connectivity and/or a plurality of user plane instances for the WTRU and/or may facilitate coordination between the plurality of ACF instances for the WTRU in the plurality of different TRPs of the WTRU's configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yugeswar DEENOO, Ghyslain PELLETIER, Ping Hsuan TAN, Martino M FREDA
  • Publication number: 20190174571
    Abstract: Light and/or Inactive state connectivity and/or autonomous mobility techniques are contemplated. A WTRU may, for example, have an inactive/idle mode, a light connected/loosely connected/Inactive mode and/or a connected/fully connected/Active mode. A WTRU in light connected mode may have a WTRU context stored in a RAN. A WTRU may perform an area monitoring procedure while in light connected state. A WTRU may engage in autonomous mobility during light connectivity. A WTRU may move within a logical area (e.g., a RAN paging area), perhaps without notifying the network. The WTRU may provide notice when it has moved outside a logical area (e.g., update RAN paging area). Mobility in light connected state may be network controlled (e.g., to enable handover when data transfer may be allowed and/or ongoing). A WTRU may be reachable during a light connectivity state. A WTRU may engage in autonomous mobility during light connectivity and/or an Inactive state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Ghyslain Pelletier, Ping Hsuan Tan, Martino M Freda