Patents by Inventor Miho Maeda

Miho Maeda 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: 20220361166
    Abstract: A mobile communication system capable of reducing energy consumption of a network node in a local area range. When judging that there is a shift trigger, a local eNB shifts from a normal operation to an energy saving operation. In the energy saving operation, the local eNB stops the operation of transmitting at least a part of downlink transmission signals to be transmitted to a user equipment (UE) and performs the operation of receiving an uplink transmission signal transmitted from the UE. When judging that it has received the uplink transmission signal (RACH) in the energy saving operation, the local eNB shifts to the normal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Yasushi IWANE, Yuji KAKEHI, Hitoshi KIMURA, Taisei SUEMITSU
  • Patent number: 11496263
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a plurality of eNBs that perform radio communication with an UE and an MCE that controls the eNBs. The MCE indicates an MBSFN subframe (MCE) serving as radio resources that transmit a reference signal for power measurement to the UE less frequently than normal to the eNB, the eNB, in addition to the MBSFN subframe (MCE) indicated by the MCE, designates the MBSFN subframe (eNB) serving as the radio resources that transmit a reference signal to the UE less frequently than normal, and in the MBSFN subframe (MCE) and the MBSFN subframe (eNB) the reference signal is transmitted to the UE. In this manner, the reference signal for measuring a power can be transmitted less frequently than normal, and a power consumption of the infrastructure can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20220279476
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a communication system capable of avoiding congestion in downlink communication or uplink communication and a shortage of radio resources arising therefrom. In the present invention, in a communication system including a normal user equipment (normal UE) that performs human to human communication and a machine type communication device (MTCD) that performs machine to machine communication, a base station device transmits a paging message to the normal UE and the MTCD for calling the normal UE and the MTCD. The paging message contains, for example, an equipment identity (UE-ID). A maximum number of equipment identities (UE-IDs) that can be accommodated within this paging message is set individually for the normal UE and the MTCD. Alternatively, the paging message contains a calling indicator in place of the equipment identity of the MTCD (UE-ID of MTCD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Miho MAEDA, Yasushi IWANE, Takayuki NONAMI, Taisei SUEMITSU, Yuichi NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20220256442
    Abstract: A closed subscriber group (CSG) cell is a cell that allows use of subscribers. In order to receive the service by the CSG cell, a CSG-ID is required to be notified to a user equipment, which cannot be obtained in a situation outside the reach of radio waves from a non-CSG cell. In a mobile communication system including base stations respectively provided to a CSG cell and a non-CSG cell in which access is made to the CSG cell with the use of a CSG-ID issued in a case where use of the CSG cell is allowed, the base station provided in the CSG cell refers to the notified identification information of a user equipment and then transmits a tracking area update request from the user equipment to a core network, and the core network determines whether the user equipment is allowed to use the CSG cell and, in the case where the use is allowed, transmits a signal for allowing assignment of radio resources to the user equipment and the CSG-ID. The user equipment accesses the CSG cell with the use of the CSG-ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Taiga SAEGUSA, Yasushi IWANE, Yuji KAKEHI, Masayuki NAKAZAWA, Taisei SUEMITSU
  • Patent number: 11405897
    Abstract: A mobile communication system capable of reducing energy consumption of a network node in a local area range. When judging that there is a shift trigger, a local eNB shifts from a normal operation to an energy saving operation. In the energy saving operation, the local eNB stops the operation of transmitting at least a part of downlink transmission signals to be transmitted to a user equipment (UE) and performs the operation of receiving an uplink transmission signal transmitted from the UE. When judging that it has received the uplink transmission signal (RACH) in the energy saving operation, the local eNB shifts to the normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Yasushi Iwane, Yuji Kakehi, Hitoshi Kimura, Taisei Suemitsu
  • Publication number: 20220190986
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a plurality of eNBs that perform radio communication with an UE and an MCE that controls the eNBs. The MCE indicates an MBSFN subframe (MCE) serving as radio resources that transmit a reference signal for power measurement to the UE less frequently than normal to the eNB, the eNB, in addition to the MBSFN subframe (MCE) indicated by the MCE, designates the MBSFN subframe (eNB) serving as the radio resources that transmit a reference signal to the UE less frequently than normal, and in the MBSFN subframe (MCE) and the MBSFN subframe (eNB) the reference signal is transmitted to the UE. In this manner, the reference signal for measuring a power can be transmitted less frequently than normal, and a power consumption of the infrastructure can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI
  • Patent number: 11363560
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a communication system capable of avoiding congestion in downlink communication or uplink communication and a shortage of radio resources arising therefrom. In the present invention, in a communication system including a normal user equipment (normal UE) that performs human to human communication and a machine type communication device (MTCD) that performs machine to machine communication, a base station device transmits a paging message to the normal UE and the MTCD for calling the normal UE and the MTCD. The paging message contains, for example, an equipment identity (UE-ID). A maximum number of equipment identities (UE-IDs) that can be accommodated within this paging message is set individually for the normal UE and the MTCD. Alternatively, the paging message contains a calling indicator in place of the equipment identity of the MTCD (UE-ID of MTCD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Yasushi Iwane, Takayuki Nonami, Taisei Suemitsu, Yuichi Nakai
  • Patent number: 11356865
    Abstract: A communication system is provided that, if a large number of small cells are installed, is capable of configuring an operation suitable for small cells through simple operation and administration. If a small cell installed in Step ST1401 judges in Step ST1403 that a coverage macro cell, which includes the small cell in the coverage of the coverage macro cell, is present as a result of neighbor cell search in Step ST1402, notifies the coverage macro cell and another neighbor cell of its own capability in Steps ST1404 and 1405. The coverage macro cell selects a configuration parameter suitable for the capability of the small cell in Step ST1406 and notifies the small cell in Step ST1407. The small cell recognizes an operation mode configured by the coverage macro cell from the configuration parameter notified from the coverage macro cell, and then, starts operating in the operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga, Noriyuki Fukui
  • Patent number: 11350345
    Abstract: A closed subscriber group (CSG) cell is a cell that allows use of subscribers. In order to receive the service by the CSG cell, a CSG-ID is required to be notified to a user equipment, which cannot be obtained in a situation outside the reach of radio waves from a non-CSG cell. In a mobile communication system including base stations respectively provided to a CSG cell and a non-CSG cell in which access is made to the CSG cell with the use of a CSG-ID issued in a case where use of the CSG cell is allowed, the base station provided in the CSG cell refers to the notified identification information of a user equipment and then transmits a tracking area update request from the user equipment to a core network, and the core network determines whether the user equipment is allowed to use the CSG cell and, in the case where the use is allowed, transmits a signal for allowing assignment of radio resources to the user equipment and the CSG-ID. The user equipment accesses the CSG cell with the use of the CSG-ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Taiga Saegusa, Yasushi Iwane, Yuji Kakehi, Masayuki Nakazawa, Taisei Suemitsu
  • Publication number: 20220162768
    Abstract: An ?- or ?-Ga2O3 crystal is produced by bringing an aqueous solution including a Ga ion into a supercritical state having a temperature of 400° C. or more and a pressure of 22.1 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun YOSHIKAWA, Miho MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11337181
    Abstract: A cell2 configured by only a DL CC2 being a resource for downlink is configured. The cell2 does not include a resource for uplink, that is, a UL CC to be associated with the DL CC2 by a DL/UL link. The link information indicating the above is notified a communication terminal device by a base station device using the DL CC2. A DL CC1 and a UL CC constitute a cell1. The downlink communication from the base station device to the communication terminal device is performed using the cell1 and the cell2, and the uplink communication from the communication terminal device to the base station device is performed using the cell1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Yasushi Iwane, Takayuki Nonami
  • Patent number: 11324001
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system that can be normally and efficiently operated in the case where existing carriers and new carrier types coexist. A base station device and a communication terminal device are configured to perform communication in cells of legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 being existing carriers. When the base station device starts operating new carrier types NCT1 and NCT2, the NCT1 and NCT2 are associated with legacy carriers belonging to the same frequency band. For example, the NCT2 is associated with the LC2 or the LC3 and is not associated with the LC1. The legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 associated with the NCT1 and the NCT2 notify the communication terminal device of the information on the NCT1 and NCT2. This allows the communication terminal device to communicate with the NCT1 and the NCT2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga
  • Publication number: 20220124717
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system that can be normally and efficiently operated in the case where existing carriers and new carrier types coexist. A base station device and a communication terminal device are configured to perform communication in cells of legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 being existing carriers. When the base station device starts operating new carrier types NCT1 and NCT2, the NCT1 and NCT2 are associated with legacy carriers belonging to the same frequency band. For example, the NCT2 is associated with the LC2 or the LC3 and is not associated with the LC1. The legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 associated with the NCT1 and the NCT2 notify the communication terminal device of the information on the NCT1 and NCT2. This allows the communication terminal device to communicate with the NCT1 and the NCT2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Miho MAEDA, Shinsuke UGA
  • Patent number: 11291003
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system that can be normally and efficiently operated in the case where existing carriers and new carrier types coexist. A base station device and a communication terminal device are configured to perform communication in cells of legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 being existing carriers. When the base station device starts operating new carrier types NCT1 and NCT2, the NCT1 and NCT2 are associated with legacy carriers belonging to the same frequency band. For example, the NCT2 is associated with the LC2 or the LC3 and is not associated with the LC1. The legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 associated with the NCT1 and the NCT2 notify the communication terminal device of the information on the NCT1 and NCT2. This allows the communication terminal device to communicate with the NCT1 and the NCT2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga
  • Patent number: 11252727
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system that can be normally and efficiently operated in the case where existing carriers and new carrier types coexist. A base station device and a communication terminal device are configured to perform communication in cells of legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 being existing carriers. When the base station device starts operating new carrier types NCT1 and NCT2, the NCT1 and NCT2 are associated with legacy carriers belonging to the same frequency band. For example, the NCT2 is associated with the LC2 or the LC3 and is not associated with the LC1. The legacy carriers LC1 to LC3 associated with the NCT1 and the NCT2 notify the communication terminal device of the information on the NCT1 and NCT2. This allows the communication terminal device to communicate with the NCT1 and the NCT2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga
  • Publication number: 20220046590
    Abstract: A communication system in which when judging to have received an RRC message from a communication terminal device, a base station device, for example, HeNB checks an MTCD indicator to be mapped to the received RRC message. Then, when judging that the UE that has transmitted the RRC message received is an MTCD being a device for machine type communication (MTC) from the checked MTCD indicator, the HeNB performs a concentration process on the data from the MTCD to the core network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Yasushi IWANE, Takayuki NONAMI, Taisei SUEMITSU, Yuichi NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20210168624
    Abstract: A communication system of the present disclosure includes a user equipment and a base station, in which a protocol stack between the user equipment and the base station includes PDCP, RLC, MAC and PHY. The base station includes a first node and one or more second nodes, the first node terminates the PDCP, each of the second nodes terminates the RLC, the MAC and the PHY. The base station is configured to perform radio communication with the user equipment that terminates the PDCP, the RLC, the MAC and the PHY.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fusako TAKAYANAGI, Etsuko HOKAN, Taisei SUEMITSU, Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Takayuki NONAMI
  • Patent number: 11012903
    Abstract: A UE in an idle state selects any of a group A, to which a cell of which coverage its own device is in, belongs and a group different from the group A, for example, a group B, and then measures cells belonging to the selected group for selecting a cell being a re-selection destination. A UE in a connected state selects any of the group B to which a cell connected with the UE belongs and a group different from the group B, for example, the group A, and measures cells belonging to the selected group for handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga, Noriyuki Fukui
  • Publication number: 20210120486
    Abstract: A communication system includes a base station configuring an energy saving cell (ES cell) and a base station configuring a compensation cell (Comp cell). The ES cell is switchable between a switch-on state and a switch-off state. The Comp cell compensates for the coverage of the ES cell when the ES cell is in the switch-off state. Before the Comp cell starts compensating for the coverage, for example, before the ES cell decides to switch itself off in Step ST2101, in Step ST2201 for example, the base station configuring the ES cell notifies the UE being connected with the ES cell of the information about a Comp cell, for example, a Comp cell list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ONAKA, Miho MAEDA, Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Taisei SUEMITSU, Noriyuki FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20210029677
    Abstract: A cell2 configured by only a DL CC2 being a resource for downlink is configured. The cell2 does not include a resource for uplink, that is, a UL CC to be associated with the DL CC2 by a DL/UL link. The link information indicating the above is notified a communication terminal device by a base station device using the DL CC2. A DL CC1 and a UL CC constitute a cell1. The downlink communication from the base station device to the communication terminal device is performed using the cell1 and the cell2, and the uplink communication from the communication terminal device to the base station device is performed using the cell1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru MOCHIZUKI, Miho MAEDA, Yasushi IWANE, Takayuki NONAMI