Patents by Inventor Paul Marinier

Paul Marinier 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: 20220303795
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may determine a first set of beams and a second set of beams, that a respective quality of each beam in the first set of beams is less than a predetermined quality value, and that a beam that is in the second set of beams and not in the first set of beams has a quality that is equal to or greater than the predetermined quality value. The WTRU may select the beam that is in the second set of beams and not in the first set of beams and whose quality is equal to or greater than the predetermined quality value, for a BFR and send a message that indicates the selected beam for the BFR to abase station (e.g., a gNodeB). The WTRU may receive a message comprising the selected beam from the gNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Erdem Bala, Paul Marinier, Moon-il Lee, Dylan Watts
  • Publication number: 20220304071
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise measuring a power of a downlink pathloss reference and comparing the measured power of the downlink pathloss reference to a threshold. The WTRU may determine whether to transmit a preamble, on a secondary carrier, based on whether the measured power of the downlink pathloss reference is less than the threshold. The method may further comprise not transmitting the preamble on the secondary carrier in one or more instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 11438906
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may periodically transmit control information in slots. The control information may include channel quality indicators (CQIs) for a plurality of cells. In response to expiration of a timer for a first cell of the plurality of cells or in response to a received layer 2 (L2) message associated with the first cell, the transmission of the control information including the CQIs may be ceased for the first cell and the periodic transmission of the control information may continue for a second cell of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20220279537
    Abstract: An apparatus may be configured to determine whether to prioritize a sidelink (SL) logical channel group (LCG) based on an SL prioritization threshold and a UL prioritization threshold, on a condition that a UL prioritization threshold is configured. The apparatus may be configured to determine whether a prioritization value associated with the SL LCG is lower than the SL prioritization threshold. The apparatus may be configured to determine (e.g., at least) whether an uplink (UL) LCG has a prioritization value that is equal to or higher than the UL prioritization threshold. The apparatus may be configured to determine whether to prioritize SL buffer status reporting (BSR) based on a size of a UL grant and the determination of whether to prioritize the SL LCG. The apparatus may be configured to report a buffer status based on the determination of whether to prioritize the SL BSR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino Freda, Moon-il Lee, Tuong Hoang, Paul Marinier, Tao Deng
  • Publication number: 20220279561
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for reliable control signaling, for example, in New Radio (NR). A receiver in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive one or more physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmissions comprising downlink control information (DCI). The WTRU may determine a transmission profile associated with an uplink control information (UCI). Based on the transmission profile, the WTRU may determine one or more transmission characteristics associated with the transmission of the UCI. The WTRU may transmit the UCI over a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The UCI may be transmitted using transmission characteristics determined by the WTRU. The WTRU may transmit the UCI based on at least one of a control resource set (CORESET), a search space, or a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI). The WTRU may determine a transmission profile differently based on what the UCI may comprise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Tao Deng, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220264573
    Abstract: A method of managing carrier aggregation for a multi-radio access technology (RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method may include: receiving, by the WRTU over a primary channel associated with a RAT of a first type, provisioning information for provisioning a supplementary channel associated with a RAT of a second type; establishing the supplementary channel associated with the RAT of the second type based on the received provisioning information; and wirelessly exchanging, by the WRTU, first data associated with a communication over the primary channel via the RAT of the first type, while wireless exchanging second data associated with the communication over the supplementary channel via the RAT of the second type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11412504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating resources to a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) includes the WTRU transmitting a signature sequence to a Node B, receiving an acknowledge signal from the Node B, and determining a default resource index. The resource index is associated with enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Eldad Zeira, Paul Marinier, Christopher R. Cave, Rocco Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 11412446
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receiving a first set of one or more initial access signals from a Transmission/Reception Point (TRP), wherein the first set of one or more initial access signals indicates that the TRP is in a dormant state, sending an echo signal to the TRP, wherein one or more transmission parameters of the echo signal are derived from the first set of one or more initial access signals received from the TRP, monitoring for a second set of one or more initial access signals from the TRP after transmitting the echo signal, and receiving the second set of one or more initial access signals, the second set of initial access signals comprising information associated with accessing the TRP. Sets of one or more initial access signals may be received from a plurality of TRPs in an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf, J. Patrick Tooher, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220231743
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods, systems, and apparatuses for interference measurement in a wireless communication network, including wireless communication networks the employ MIMO in uplink and/or downlink communication. Embodiments contemplate identifying one or more interference measurement resource elements that may be received from one or more transmission points. Embodiments also contemplate performing interference measurement estimation based at least in part on the identified one or more interference measurement resource elements. Channel state information (CSI) perhaps in the form of reports may be generated based at least in part on the one or more interference measurement estimation. Embodiments also contemplate that the CSI report may be transmitted to one or more nodes. In some embodiments, the one or more interference measurement resource elements may be received as part of a set of resource elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 11395275
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) transmissions of different types of uplink channels and/or signals in a system deployment where multiple destination points may exist. Some embodiments contemplate that a WTRU may select the destination point of a transmission on a dynamic basis. In one or more systems where destination point selection from among multiple potential destination points may be possible for a WTRU transmission, some embodiments contemplate the determination of the handling of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) retransmissions and for different power headroom reporting mechanisms. Embodiments also contemplate the reduction and/or inhibition of WTRU transmissions to destination points to which the WTRU may have lost connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, J. Patrick Tooher, Lujing Cai
  • Patent number: 11394522
    Abstract: Techniques for efficient downlink control with a large number of carriers and/or TTIs are described. Techniques for blind decoding reduction may include making the search space and/or aggregation level of candidates for a first PDCCH/E-PDCCH associated with the characteristics of a second received PDCCH/E-PDCCH. Techniques may include embedding DCI for a set of serving cells and/or TTIs in a PDSCH. DCI for a set of serving cells and/or TTIs may be included in single PDCCH/E-PDCCH. To reduce overhead, carrier indicator field interpretation may be associated with the serving cell or TTI from which the PDCCH/E-PDCCH containing the downlink control information is received, or the group of cells or TTIs to which the PDCCH/E-PDCCH containing the downlink control information belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Publication number: 20220225412
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may monitor LBT subbands to determine when a COT is activated. A WTRU may vary monitoring based on whether the WTRU received a full or partial COT structure. A WTRU may interpret a scheduling grant based on the set of acquired LBT subbands. A WTRU may determine a channel access priority (CAP) associated with a COT. A WTRU may indicate a CAP used to acquire a COT. A WTRU may receive an indication of a CAP used by a network to start a COT. A WTRU may determine a logical channel restriction based on a CAP associated with the COT. A WTRU may determine whether a logical channel may be included in a transmission during a COT based on a logical channel restriction. A transmission may be during a COT via a subband(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Aata El Hamss, Paul Marinier, Faris Alfarhan
  • Patent number: 11388747
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise receiving a plurality of LBT configurations associated with one or more of a beam, a BWP, a LCH, a set of LBT parameters, a transmission type or an LBT subband. The method may further comprise receiving an indication to transmit using a first LBT configuration of the plurality of LBT configurations. An attempt to acquire a channel may then be made using the first LBT configuration. The indication to transmit may additionally indicate a second LBT configuration of the plurality of LBT configurations. Data may be transmitted on the channel when the attempt to acquire the channel is successful. An attempt to acquire the channel using the second LBT configuration of the plurality of LBT configurations may be made when the attempt to acquire the channel using the first LBT configuration fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Faris Alfarhan, Paul Marinier, Aata El Hamss, Ghyslain Pelletier, Dylan James Watts
  • Patent number: 11388681
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for dynamic interference management in NR dynamic TDD systems. A first WTRU (e.g., an aggressor WTRU) may receive downlink control information (DCI). The first WTRU may determine a first priority associated with the first WTRU. The first WTRU may determine the first priority based on one or more of the DCI or a logical channel prioritization. The first WTRU may receive an interference measurement reference signal (IMRS) transmission from a second WTRU (e.g., a victim WTRU). The first WTRU may measure the received IMRS transmission. The first WTRU may determine a second priority associated with a downlink payload of the second WTRU. The first WTRU may determine that the second priority is greater than the first priority. The first WTRU may adjust an uplink transmission power of the first WTRU, for example, based on the first priority and the second priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Yang, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20220217736
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first higher layer configuration for a cancellation indication (CI). Further, the first higher layer configuration may include a set of reference frequency resources. Also, the WTRU may receive a grant indicating a frequency allocation and a time allocation for a scheduled transmission. Further, on a condition that the CI is received, the WTRU may interrupt the scheduled transmission. Additionally, the CI may indicate a subset of frequency resources of the set of reference frequency resources for each of a set of time symbols. Also, the WTRU may cancel the scheduled transmission on a condition that the subset of frequency resources of a set of time symbols overlaps with the frequency allocation and the time allocation for the scheduled transmission. In a further example, the first higher layer configuration may include an applicable maximum priority and the grant may include a priority index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud TAHERZADEH BOROUJENI, Oghenekome OTERI, Shahrokh NAYEB NAZAR, Faris ALFARHAN, Paul MARINIER, Ghyslain PELLETIER
  • Publication number: 20220217730
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement scheduling for device-to-device (D2D). A WTRU (e.g., a D2D WTRU) may determine whether the WTRU has D2D data to transmit. The WTRU may determine a set of allowed SA resources and/or allowed D2D data resources for transmission of the SA. The WTRU may select an SA resource and/or D2D data resources (e.g., from the set of allowed SA resources and/or D2D data resources) for transmission. The WTRU may select one or more transmission parameters. The WTRU may select one or more transmission patterns. The WTRU may transmit D2D data over the set of allowed D2D resources using the selected transmission patterns and according to the selected transmission parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani, Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Chao-Cheng Tu
  • Patent number: 11382121
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for reliable control signaling, for example, in New Radio (NR). A receiver in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive one or more physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmissions comprising downlink control information (DCI). The WTRU may determine a transmission profile associated with an uplink control information (UCI). Based on the transmission profile, the WTRU may determine one or more transmission characteristics associated with the transmission of the UCI. The WTRU may transmit the UCI over a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The UCI may be transmitted using transmission characteristics determined by the WTRU. The WTRU may transmit the UCI based on at least one of a control resource set (CORESET), a search space, or a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI). The WTRU may determine a transmission profile differently based on what the UCI may comprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Tao Deng, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220200724
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and/or techniques for improving downlink spectrum efficiency may be disclosed. For example, a higher order modulation (HOM) transmission may be provided to a device. The higher order modulation transmission may be configured to be indicated by the network or a device. Additionally, multiple modulation and coding scheme (MCS) tables, transport block size (TBS) tables, and/or channel quality index (CQI) tables may be provided to support the higher order modulation transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Patrick J. Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20220191865
    Abstract: A WTRU may receive downlink control information (DCI) indicating a start of a frame. The DCI may be received on a control channel, such as the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) from an eNB, base station, AP, or other infrastructure equipment operating in a wireless communications system. The WTRU may decode the DCI and may determine a transmit time interval (TTI) duration, which may be expressed in terms of an integer number of basic time intervals (BTIs). The WTRU may determine a downlink (DL) transmission portion and assignment and an uplink (UL) transmission portion and UL grant based on the received DCI. Additionally, the WTRU may determine the start of the UL portion based on an offset (toffset). The WTRU may receive data in a DL portion of the frame and may transmit in an UL portion of the frame based on the determined UL grant and TTI duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11363597
    Abstract: A method of managing carrier aggregation for a multi-radio access technology (RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method may include: receiving, by the WRTU over a primary channel associated with a RAT of a first type, provisioning information for provisioning a supplementary channel associated with a RAT of a second type; establishing the supplementary channel associated with the RAT of the second type based on the received provisioning information; and wirelessly exchanging, by the WRTU, first data associated with a communication over the primary channel via the RAT of the first type, while wireless exchanging second data associated with the communication over the supplementary channel via the RAT of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier