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: 20210289383
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining and communicating channel state information (CSI) for one or more transmission points (or CSI reference signal resources). Embodiments further contemplate determining transmission states may include applying at least one CSI process for channel state information (CSI) reporting. Embodiments also contemplate aperiodic and/or periodic reporting of one or more report types (e.g., rank indicator (RI)) of CSI, perhaps based on one or more reporting modes that may be configured for each of the one or more CSI process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, J. Patrick Tooher, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11121819
    Abstract: Systems and method are specified to improve the reception of UL transmission, for example in power or coverage limited situations. A WTRU may modify procedures to increase the available signal energy for reception at an eNB and/or to make more efficient use of the available signal energy at the receiver for processing UL transmissions. Example methods for increasing UL link coverage may include modifying HARQ timing (e.g., shorter HARQ), using longer TTIs, use of dedicated PUSCH allocations, use of new PUSCH modulations, enhanced reference signal design, UL macro diversity reception for PUSCH, utilizing protocol reduction techniques, ensuring in-order packet delivery, and/or utilizing a configuration for coverage limited/power limited modes of operation. The proposed methods may be applied individually or in any combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Christopher R. Cave, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Muhammad U. Fazili
  • Publication number: 20210274555
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and systems are disclosed. In one representative embodiment, a method may be implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) using a channel The method may include receiving, by the WTRU in a downlink message, a channel transmission trigger (CTT) and selecting, by the WTRU, a type of a Listen Before Talk (LBT) configuration to be performed based on the received CTT. The method may further include determining, by the WTRU in accordance with the type of LBT configuration selected, whether the channel is available for transmission and transmitting data or control information on the channel, on condition that the channel is available for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Faris Alfarhan, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Aata El Hamss
  • Publication number: 20210266953
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for transferring data with different reliabilities. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured with a first modulation and coding set (MCS) table and a second MCS table. The WTRU monitors for a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI). If the WTRU detects a first value for the RNTI, data is transferred with a first reliability. If the WTRU detects a second value for the RNTI, data is transferred with a second reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Faris Alfarhan, Aata El Hamss
  • Publication number: 20210266871
    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: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Samian Kaur, Martino Freda
  • Patent number: 11102711
    Abstract: In a network comprising both fixed transmission points and mobile transmission points, the transmission points may transmit discovery reference signals that allow WTRUs to detect and/or synchronize to the transmission points. The fixed and mobile transmission points may transmit discovery reference signals with different characteristics that allow the WTRUs to distinguish between fixed and mobile transmission points. The mobile transmission points may also transmit a separate maintenance reference signal that allows WTRUs to maintain a connection with the mobile transmission point. For networks in which fixed a mobile transmission points operate in different frequency bands, the mobile transmission points may also periodically transmit discovery beacon signals in the frequency band of the fixed transmission points to allow discovery. Conditions may be imposed on WTRUs before the WTRU will transmit to the network a measurement report reporting on a potential transmission point to which it may be switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Yang, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 11095541
    Abstract: Systems and methods are contemplated for reconfiguration of one or more MAC instances while the WTRU is operating using dual- or multi-MAC instance connectivity. For example, upon reception of RRC reconfiguration information that modifies one or more secondary MAC instances, the WTRU may transmit a reconfiguration complete message to a Macro eNB (MeNB) and may synchronize to small-cell or secondary eNB (SeNB), for example if triggered by one or more of an RRC flag, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) order (MeNB/SeNB), MAC activation information, etc. For example, the WTRU may synchronize to the SeNB for specific type(s) of RRC reconfigurations, but not other type(s) of RRC reconfigurations. Although examples may be described in terms of dual connectivity, the WTRU may establish connectivity and perform mobility procedures with more than two radio access network (RAN) nodes (e.g., eNBs), and the embodiments described may be equally applicable to those scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11095421
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described which perform bandwidth aggregation by simultaneously monitoring and processing a number of simultaneous, non-contiguous or contiguous component carriers in the downlink. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) can be configured by an evolved Node-B (eNodeB) to support additional component carriers. A pre-configured additional component carrier may be used. Various methods for activating and deactivating the additional component carrier are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Paul Marinier, Guodong Zhang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20210243808
    Abstract: A WTRU may be configured to perform radio link monitoring (RLM) based on RLM reference signals (RLM-RSs) transmitted in a cell operating in an unlicensed spectrum. The WTRU may evaluate a radio link failure (RLF) status for the cell using a first RLM criteria based on the RLM-RSs. A transmission instance of the RLM-RSs may be skipped, for example, due to a listen before talk (LBT) failure at a gNodeB (gNB). The WTRU may adapt or change the first RLM criteria and/or evaluate the RLF status of the cell operating in the unlicensed spectrum using a second RLM criteria based on determining that the transmission instance of the RLM-RSs was skipped. The first RLM criteria may correspond to a first RLM process that utilizes a first set of RLM parameters. The second RLM criteria may correspond to a second RLM process that utilizes a second set of RLM parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Mouna Hajir, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 11083009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sending uplink control information by a multi-mode wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) capable of operating on multiple component carriers of a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) for multi-RAT operation are disclosed. The WTRU may generate uplink control information (UCI) pertaining to a first RAT and a second RAT, wherein the UCI may include a first plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgements (HARQ-ACKs) pertaining to a plurality of downlink (DL) transmissions of the first RAT and a second plurality of HARQ-ACKs pertaining to a plurality of DL transmissions of the second RAT. The WTRU may multiplex at least part of the generated UCI pertaining to the first RAT and at least part of the generated UCI pertaining to the second RAT onto a physical channel on a component carrier of the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11083020
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for random access in multicarrier wireless communications are disclosed. Methods and apparatus are provided for physical random access channel (PRACH) resource signaling, PRACH resource handling, preamble and PRACH resource selection, random access response (RAR) reception, preamble retransmission, and transmission and reception of subsequent messages. A method for maintaining an allowed multicarrier uplink (UL) random access channel (RACH) configuration set by adding an UL carrier to the allowed RACH configuration set provided that a triggering event occurs and performing a random access (RA) procedure using the allowed RACH configuration set. A method for sending data in multicarrier wireless communications by determining a set of available UL carriers and selecting an UL carrier from the set of available UL carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Stephen E. Terry, Paul Marinier, Guodong Zhang, Peter S. Wang, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Charles A. Dennean, Erdem Bala, Afshin Haghighat
  • Publication number: 20210211966
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery are described. A service discovery process may include a discoverable device (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) sending a discovery request, over a wireless connection, for a radio resource for the purpose of performing a transmission for radio frequency (RF) proximity detection for a given service. The WTRU may receive a discovery response including a configuration for RF proximity detection from a network, which configuration may be associated to the service. The configuration for RF proximity may be received by dedicated signaling, (e.g., physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH)), in particular for a discoverable WTRU. The configuration for RF proximity may be received on a broadcast channel, (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Samian Kaur, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11051280
    Abstract: 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: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11044675
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems directed to adaptive uplink power control in a wireless network are provided. Among the apparatuses is a wireless transmit/receive unit that may include any of a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor coupled to the receiver and the transmitter. The processor may identify, from a plurality of transmissions, a first group of transmissions for transmission during a first transmission opportunity of a first uplink. The processor may determine a first power level for the first group of transmissions based, at least in part, on a characteristic of the first transmission opportunity and a characteristic of a second transmission opportunity of a second uplink, wherein the second transmission opportunity may be usable for transmission of a second group of the plurality of transmissions. The first and second characteristics may define respective time resources, where at least some of the first and second time resources overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20210184801
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided to determine the size of a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) codebook to be transmitted over a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The HARQ-ACK codebook size may be determined by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) from the HARQ timing and/or counter downlink assignment index (DAI), or may be received in a downlink control information (DCI). HARQ-ACK resource determination may be based on the feedback timing. A WTRU may implicitly indicate the size of the HARQ-ACK codebook, and/or may fall back to a default HARQ-ACK codebook size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Aata El Hamss, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210185554
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for receiving downlink control information (DCI) that may include an indication of a reference measurement resource (RMR), receiving an indication of a measurement configuration, and receiving an indication of a feedback resource configuration. A measurement report based on the indication of an RMR, an indication of a measurement configuration, and an indication of a feedback resource configuration may be generated and may be transmitted to a network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11039329
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining and communicating channel state information (CSI) for one or more transmission points (or CSI reference signal resources). Embodiments further contemplate determining transmission states may include applying at least one CSI process for channel state information (CSI) reporting. Embodiments also contemplate aperiodic and/or periodic reporting of one or more report types (e.g., rank indicator (RI)) of CSI, perhaps based on one or more reporting modes that may be configured for each of the one or more CSI process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, J. Patrick Tooher, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20210176710
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive/transmit data by employing a discontinuous reception cycle, which may include an awake state and a sleep state. For example, while in an awake state, a WTRU may monitor a PDCCH for a subset of time instances. During the remaining time instances, the WTRU may enter a sleep state, in which the WTRU may switch its receiving circuitry off (e.g., to reduce power consumption). A WTRU may receive (e.g., may expect to receive) one or more transmissions, during an awake state, before entering a sleep state. The durations of an awake state and/or the durations of subsequent sleep states may be determined based on whether the WTRU receives a transmission during the awake state and/or what the transmission was for. The WTRU may modify the value of a sleep state timer based on previous sleep state and/or awake state timer values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC,
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Faris Alfarhan, Aata El Ha mss
  • Patent number: 11032053
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a plurality of transport blocks over a plurality of configured carriers. The WTRU may generate hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ)-acknowledgment (ACK) feedback for the plurality of transport blocks, channel state information (CSI) feedback for at least one of the plurality of configured carriers, and a cyclic redundancy check (CRC). Further, the WTRU may generate a feedback message that includes a number of HARQ-ACK feedback bits for the HARQ-ACK feedback, a number of CSI feedback bits for the CSI feedback, and a number of CRC bits for the CRC. The WTRU may then determine a power to be used for a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) transmission based on the number of HARQ-ACK feedback bits, the number of CSI feedback bits, and the number of CRC bits. Moreover, the WTRU may transmit the feedback message in the PUCCH transmission at the determined power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Pouriya Sadeghi, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20210160039
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described which perform bandwidth aggregation by simultaneously monitoring and processing a number of simultaneous, non-contiguous or contiguous component carriers in the downlink. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) can be configured by an evolved Node-B (eNodeB) to support additional component carriers. A pre-configured additional component carrier may be used. Various methods for activating and deactivating the additional component carrier are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Paul Marinier, Guodong Zhang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez