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).

  • Patent number: 10693584
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 10694414
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting a channel quality indicator (CQI) feedback period to increase uplink capacity in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The uplink capacity is increased by reducing the uplink interference caused by CQI transmissions. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) monitors a status of downlink transmissions to the WTRU and sets the CQI feedback period based on the status of the downlink transmissions to the WTRU. A base station monitors uplink and downlink transmission needs. The base station determines the CQI feedback period of at least one WTRU based on the uplink and downlink transmission needs and sends a command to the WTRU to change the CQI feedback period of the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Douglas R Castor
  • Publication number: 20200196343
    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: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Tao Deng, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200195386
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for receiver feedback in wireless systems. Receiver feedback format, content, type and/or timing may be determined as a function of, for example, at least one of a type of soft-combining processing to apply in a HARQ process, a HARQ operating point for the HARQ process, one or more reference transmissions for controlling a type of HARQ feedback for the HARQ process, and a feedback suppression parameter for one or more transmissions in a sequence associated with the HARQ process or a transport block (TB). Uniform and non-uniform CB-to-CBG mapping may be provided (e.g., by a WTRU) based on, for example, one or more parameters, interference and channel conditions and/or a probability of or actual pre-empting transmissions. A CB to CBG mapping indication may be provided, for example, in support of selecting a CB to CBG mapping from multiple CB to CBG mappings. Intra- and inter-WTRU interference/preemption indications may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Faris Alfarhan, Ghyslain Pelletier, Aata El Hamss
  • Publication number: 20200186222
    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: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Publication number: 20200187270
    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: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20200169999
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for wireless transmission using multiple uplink carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot and control channels for uplink transmissions on both uplink carriers, and transmit a data channel and a pilot channel via a secondary uplink carrier. Alternatively, the WTRU may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmission on the primary uplink carrier, and transmit via a secondary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmissions on the secondary uplink carrier. Each uplink carrier may be associated with at least one specific downlink carrier such that the WTRU applies control information received on a downlink carrier to uplink transmissions on an uplink carrier associated with the downlink carrier on which the WTRU receives the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200162965
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for generating a protocol data unit (PDU). An apparatus may comprise a processor configured to provide a medium access control (MAC) entity and a segmentation entity. The MAC entity may indicate an amount of data associated with the segmentation entity to be multiplexed by the MAC entity. The segmentation entity may segment, based on the indicated amount of data, a service data unit (SDU) into a segment, and the MAC entity may multiplex the segment into a MAC protocol data unit (PDU). The MAC PDU may include a field that indicates whether the segment is included and whether the segment is a last segment. The apparatus may further comprise a transmitter configured to transmit the MAC PDU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20200163023
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to methods, apparatuses, and systems directed to adaptive uplink power control in a wireless network. In an embodiment, the WTRU obtains a maximum transmit power level assigned for the WTRU. The WTRU identifies first and second groups of transmissions for transmission by the WTRU on an uplink, determines a first guaranteed power level for the first group of transmissions and a second guaranteed power level for the second group of transmissions, adjusts one or both of the first and second guaranteed power levels based on one or more previous activities of the WTRU and the obtained maximum transmit power level assigned for the WTRU, and transmits the first and second groups of transmissions at least at the first and second guaranteed power levels, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10660140
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) to use a contention-based uplink communications channel, applies a rule-based restriction of access to the contention-based uplink channel that attempts to use at least one contention-free uplink channel allocation for uplink transmissions on a condition that at least one contention-free uplink channel allocation has been granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Afshin Haghighat, Erdem Bala, David S. Bass, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf, Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20200154374
    Abstract: Device-to-device (D2D) cross link power control systems and methods may be disclosed. For example, a device such as a UE or WTRU may determine whether it may have simultaneous transmissions where at least one of the transmissions may include a cross link transmission. The device may further determine whether a total transmit power of the simultaneous transmissions may exceed a maximum transmit power of the device. If the device may have simultaneous transmissions and such transmissions may exceed the maximum transmit power, the device may reallocate power based on a priority or priority setting. The device may further determine a maximum cross link power, a maximum device power, and a cross link transmit power level such that the device may further control the power for transmissions based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Gregory S Sternberg, Paul Marinier, Gwenael Poitau, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20200154436
    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: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200145079
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are provided for beamforming and uplink control and data transmission techniques. Such techniques enable a UE to maintain at least one beam process for operation with multiple beams and/or points. A beam process may be indicated for transmission or reception over a downlink or uplink physical channel. Power, timing, and channel state information may be specific to a beam process. A beam process may be established as part of a random access procedure in which resources may be provisioned in random access response messages. Techniques are provided to handle beam process failures, to use beam processes for mobility, and to select beams using open-loop and closed-loop selection procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Virgil Comsa
  • Patent number: 10638457
    Abstract: ePDCCH may be provided. For example, a WTRU may receive a configuration for monitoring an ePDCCH resource. Based on the configuration, the WTRU may be configured to monitor and may monitor the ePDCCH resource on a particular subframe. Additionally, a WTRU may derive an aggregation level for a subframe associated with an aggregation level number NAL. The WTRU may transmit or monitor an ePDCCH using the aggregation level associated with the NAL for the subframe. A WTRU may also receive a reference signal. The WTRU may then determine the type of reference signal received. The WTRU may perform a demodulation of the PDSCH or ePDCCH using a demodulation timing based on the determined type. The ePDCCH or PDSCH may also be monitored or received by identifying a demodulation reference timing implicitly based on a location of one or more ePDCCH resources where the WTRU may receive DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Chang-Soo Koo, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Marian Rudolf, Fengjun Xi, Ananth Kini, Seyed Mohsen Hosseinian, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10630448
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a higher layer message indicating a triggering condition. The WTRU may process data for a logical channel. Based on the higher layer message and the triggering condition for the logical channel being met, the WTRU may transmit a predetermined sequence over an uplink control channel. The WTRU may receive a scheduling message based on the transmitted predetermined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10630437
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to methods and apparatus for transmitting uplink data to a wireless network asynchronously comprising generating data for transmission to the network on an uplink shared channel (UL-SCH) transport channel, selecting between transmitting the data to the network orthogonally or non-orthogonally, and transmitting the data on the selected physical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 10631283
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for utilizing multiple carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) capable of receiving on a single downlink carrier at a time may tune the receiver to one downlink carrier and switch the downlink carrier in accordance with a configured pattern. The WTRU may switch the carrier from an anchor carrier to a non-anchor carrier at a high speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) sub-frame boundary, and switches back at an end of a subsequent high speed physical downlink shared channel (HS-PDSCH) subframe. The WTRU may switch the carrier at an HS-PDSCH sub-frame boundary. A WTRU capable of receiving on multiple downlink carriers simultaneously may tune the receiver to an anchor carrier and a supplementary carrier, and switch the supplementary carrier to another carrier based on a carrier switching order. The carrier switching order may be received via an HS-SCCH or via layer 2 signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10624084
    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: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Eldad M Zeira, Paul Marinier, Christopher R Cave, Rocco Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10616886
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10609737
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) to use a contention-based uplink communications channel, applies a rule-based restriction of access to the contention-based uplink channel that attempts to use at least one contention-free uplink channel allocation for uplink transmissions on a condition that at least one contention-free uplink channel allocation has been granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Afshin Haghighat, Erdem Bala, David S. Bass, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf, Stephen E. Terry