Patents by Inventor Samantha Caporal Del Barrio

Samantha Caporal Del Barrio 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: 20240064859
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) configured to control lengths of one or more monitoring cycles of the UE based, at least in part on a range of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and one or more power conditions of the UE. The monitoring cycle is used to select a beam for transmission by the UE. The DRX cycle is used by the UE during RRC_INACTIVE state and the range of the DRX cycle determines one or more beam correspondence conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Smita SHETTY, Hisashi ONOZAWA, Sari Kaarina NIELSEN
  • Publication number: 20240063848
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) configured to determine one or more beam correspondence conditions for use during an inactive mode of the UE. The beam correspondence conditions are determined based, at least in part, on a range of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle used by the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Smita Shetty, Hisashi Onozawa, Sari Kaarina Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11909477
    Abstract: A method comprises: determining, from an indication that an initial uplink beam between a user equipment and a network node is misaligned with respect to a downlink beam between the network node and the user equipment, at least one misalignment angle between the initial uplink beam and the downlink beam; and reconfiguring the uplink beam based on the misalignment angle to produce a reconfigured uplink beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Frederick Vook, Johannes Harrebek, Simon Svendsen, Jun Tan, Benny Vejlgaard, Kim Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20240048212
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for: selecting (405), based on at least one first criterion, a set of antenna elements, determining (410) a radio beam codebook comprising a plurality of radio beam configurations for the set of antenna elements, determining (415) a radiation pattern obtainable based on the radio beam codebook, determining (420), based on the obtainable radiation pattern, a radio beam configuration that fulfills a second criterion, and applying (425) the radio beam configuration to a radio beam provided by the set of antenna elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Benny VEJLGAARD, Christian ROM, Frederick VOOK, Simon SVENDSEN
  • Publication number: 20240049164
    Abstract: An apparatus (e.g. a user device), method and computer program is described to perform steps including: receiving at a user device, while the user device in is an inactive, unconnected or idle mode, a paging message for positioning determination from one or more of a plurality of network nodes in a radio network; and transmitting, a same group channel preamble message dedicated for positioning determination, to a group of network nodes which are selected by the user device, wherein the same group channel preamble message which being a physical random access channel (PRACH) preamble message, is transmitted under a single random access channel occasion (RO).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Morten TOFT, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Johannes HARREBEK, Simon SVENDSEN
  • Publication number: 20240048196
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: means for obtaining a measured power loss in at least a first channel; means for, in dependence upon the measured power loss, determining to increase, decrease, or maintain a number of antenna elements used for beam-formed communication via the first channel; and means for, in dependence upon the determination, changing the number of antenna elements used for beam-formed communication via the first channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Christian ROM, Ali KARIMIDEHKORDI, Simon SVENDSEN, Amol DHERE
  • Publication number: 20240049154
    Abstract: Based on a configuration of a pre-allocated sequence of first SSBs of a first predetermined number, which comprise second SSBs of a second predetermined number and third SSBs of a third predetermined number, a network apparatus of an access network of a cellular communication system determines (S503) a usage for resources associated with the third SSBs. According to the configuration of the pre-allocated sequence of first SSBs, the second SSBs are to be utilized in a beam management procedure including an initial access procedure and the third SSBs are not necessarily to be utilized in the beam management procedure including the initial access procedure which enables UEs to gain initial access to the cellular communication system via the access network. The network apparatus broadcasts (S505) the usage in the beam management procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Simon SVENDSEN, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Benny VEJLGAARD, Frank FREDERIKSEN
  • Publication number: 20240049295
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and comprising device is described, comprising: in response to receiving, at a user device, a positioning message from one or more of a plurality of network nodes, selecting a first network node from the plurality of network nodes, wherein the first network node is selected based on determining that highest transmission power is required for transmission of a channel preamble message to said first network node in comparison with transmission to other ones of the plurality of network nodes; determining a first group of network nodes from the plurality of network nodes, wherein the first group of network nodes are suitable for receiving a first group channel preamble message from the user device during a same random access channel occasion as that of the first network node; and transmitting the first group channel preamble message to the first group of network nodes at a first random access channel occasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Morten TOFT, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Johannes HARREBEK, Simon SVENDSEN
  • Publication number: 20240030990
    Abstract: There is provided apparatus for a transmitting device, the apparatus including: a first and a second up-converter circuit; a first and a second local oscillator; a first and a second antenna, wherein the first up-converter circuit includes the first local oscillator, and the second up-converter circuit includes the second local oscillator, wherein the first and the second local oscillators are configured to generate different frequency signals from each other. Each of the first and the second up-converter circuits are configured to: obtain a first signal for transmission; increase the frequency of the first signal using the first and the second local oscillators respectively; and provide the increased frequency first signal to the first and the second antennas respectively, for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Poul Olesen, Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Stig Blucher Brink, Knud Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20240023033
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for maximum permissible exposure (MPE) uplink (UL) budget prioritization for physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) are provided. For example, with a restricted UL power budget under MPE event duration, the user equipment (UE) may prioritize the transmissions of control signals (e.g., PUCCH, medium access control control element (MAC CE), or PUSCH carrying measurement report only) over PUSCH carrying UL user plane traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Simon SVENDSEN, Sami-Jukka HAKOLA, Benny GAARD, Ahmad AWADA
  • Publication number: 20240023178
    Abstract: Inter-alia, a method is disclosed comprising: receiving a beam report information indicative of quality information about at least one of at least one beam of a first set of sidelink, SL beam management reference signals, -BMRS, or at least one beam of a second set of SL-BMRS; determining whether the beam report information is indicative of quality information of at least one beam of the first set of SL-BMRS or of at least one beam of the second set of SL-BMRS, or a combination of at least two beams of the first set of SL-BMRS and the second set of SL-BMRS; and attempting to establish or establishing communication based on the beam report information. It is further disclosed an according apparatus, computer program and system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Simon SVENDSEN, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Nuno Manuel KIILERICH PRATAS
  • Publication number: 20240014868
    Abstract: A communication device for use in a cellular network includes a plurality of antenna panels for communication with cells in a cellular network, circuitry for carrying out a panel selection process based on received power level for selecting an antenna panel, and circuitry for performing measurement cycles requiring determination of respective power levels. The circuitry for performing measurement cycles measure measures a first received power level from said neighbor cell with the antenna panel selected for said neighbor cell and measures a second received power level from said neighbor cell with the antenna panel selected for said serving cell. The circuitry for performing measurement cycles measures a third power level received for said neighbor cell with the antenna panel selected for said serving cell and adjusting said third power level with an offset function, said adjusted third power level being used as the respective power level for, said neighbor cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Faranaz SABOURI-SICHANI, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO
  • Publication number: 20240008031
    Abstract: A user equipment includes a plurality of antenna panels, at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the user equipment to: identify a potential change in active antenna panel at the user equipment from a first of the plurality of antenna panels to a second of the plurality of antenna panels; and transmit at least one early panel switch detection message indicating the potential change in active antenna panel to a base station serving the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventors: Christian ROM, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Fuad MOUSSE ABINADER JUNIOR, Sami-Jukka HAKOLA, Matha DEGHEL, Mihai ENESCU
  • Publication number: 20230417869
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an apparatus for a radio frequency front end of a beamforming transmitter or transceiver. The apparatus comprises a dual-polarized antenna element (222) for reception of electromagnetic waves transmitted by an antenna array (221) of the radio frequency front end and subsequently reflected from at least one obstruction. The dual-polarized antenna element comprises first and second feed points (223, 224) for reception of a first polarization and of a second polarization. The apparatus further comprises a switch for switching between reception of the first polarization via the first feed point and the second polarization via the second feed point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Simon SVENDSEN, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Christian ROM, Benny VEJLGAARD, Johannes HARREBEK
  • Publication number: 20230421274
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method comprising, detecting a maximum permissible exposure event or that the maximum permissible exposure event is potential, determining at least one beam for a contention-free random access based beam failure recovery procedure, wherein the at least one beam is affected, or will be affected, by the maximum permissible exposure event and transmitting to a wireless network node at least one indication about the at least one beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Simon SVENDSEN, Amir Mehdi AHMADIAN TEHRANI, Timo KOSKELA
  • Publication number: 20230412242
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) may be provided that includes means for: reporting at least one candidate CSI beam index to a network to avoid and/or mitigate a maximum permissible exposure (MPE) event; wherein the user equipment associates at least one candidate antenna of the user equipment to the at least one candidate CSI beam index. An apparatus may also be provided that includes means for: creating a first mapping of antennas to downlink path delay intervals using a wider beam downlink reference signal; creating a second mapping of downlink path delay intervals to downlink spatial filters using different narrower beam reference signals; and controlling the selection of an antenna based on second mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Christian ROM, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Simon SVENDSEN, Benny VEJLGAARD, Knud KNUDSEN, Ali KARIMIDEHKORDI
  • Publication number: 20230403049
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for: receiving (305) information relating to a power level of a radio beam received by an antenna array, analysing (310) a radio beam power profile associated with the antenna array, determining (315), based on the radio beam power profile, a characteristic of a radio channel, calculating (320), based on the characteristic, an optimum radio beam gain of the antenna array, and estimating (325) a link budget based on the optimum radio beam gain of the antenna array and the information relating to the power level of the radio beam received by the antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Simon SVENDSEN, Christian ROM, Johannes HARREBEK
  • Publication number: 20230396312
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: determining orientation of the apparatus; receiving reference signals of a non-serving cell; measuring signal quality of the non-serving cell for a beam that is used for the serving cell; determining based on the orientation of the apparatus a first antenna gain index for the non-serving cell with said beam in response to adding the non-serving cell as a secondary cell in multi-carrier connectivity with a serving cell using the same antenna configuration for shaping an antenna beam that provides a spatial filter; and transmitting to a base station of the serving cell in-formation on said determined first an-tenna gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Knud KNUDSEN, Kim NIELSEN, Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Faranaz SABOURI-SICHANI, Benny VEJLGAARD, Simon SVENDSEN
  • Publication number: 20230389055
    Abstract: Inter-alia, a method is disclosed comprising: transmitting a first set of SL-BMRS, sidelink beam management reference signals; and transmitting a second set of SL-BMRS; wherein the first set of SL-BMRS is transmitted on at least one of multiple antenna panels or an antenna elements comprised by or connectable to the apparatus, and wherein the second set of SL-BMRS is transmitted simultaneously on at least two of the multiple antenna panels or antenna elements. It is further disclosed an according apparatus, computer program and system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Simon SVENDSEN, Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Nuno Pratas
  • Patent number: 11831388
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described comprising: receiving, at a user device, a downlink reference signal from a communication node of a mobile communication system, wherein the downlink reference signal is received by one of a plurality of beams of a receiver of the user device in accordance with a configured beam alignment; determining whether to initiate beam switching to reconfigure the beam alignment at said receiver based, at least in part, on a signal power of the received downlink reference signal; and determining, in the event that beam switching is to be initiated, whether to initiate communication node assisted beam switching or non-communication node assisted beam switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Simon Svendsen, Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Christian Rom, Benny Vejlgaard