Patents by Inventor Seigo Nakao

Seigo Nakao 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: 10993211
    Abstract: A wireless communication base station apparatus that allows the number of times of blind decodings at a mobile station to be reduced without increasing the overhead caused by notifying information. In this apparatus, a CCE allocation part allocates allocation information allocated to a PDCCH received from modulation parts to a particular one of a plurality of search spaces that is corresponding to a CCE aggregation size of the PDCCH. A placement part then places the allocation information in one of downstream line resources, reserved for the PDCCH, that is corresponding to the CCE of the particular search space to which the allocation information has been allocated. A radio transmission part then transmits an OFDM symbol, in which the allocation information has been placed, to the mobile station from an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 10986524
    Abstract: To measure the channel quality of the own cell accurately in a condition where there is no interference from a neighbor cell. A wireless communication terminal according to the invention is a wireless communication terminal to be connected to a base station for transmitting and receiving data to/from the base station, the wireless communication terminal including: a receiver that receives a signal which includes control information provided for measuring a channel quality of own cell from the base station; an extractor that extracts the control information from the signal received by the receiver; a measurement section that measures, on the basis of the control information, the channel quality of the own cell in a domain where a neighbor cell does not transmit a signal; and a transmitter that transmits a measurement result of the channel quality of the own cell measured by the measurement section, to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yuda, Seigo Nakao, Ayako Horiuchi, Daichi Imamura, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu
  • Patent number: 10986560
    Abstract: A terminal and a communication method thereof whereby, even in a case of employing an asymmetric carrier aggregation system and further employing a MIMO transmission method for upstream channels, the error characteristic of control information can be prevented from being degraded. In the terminal, a transport signal forming unit forms transport signals by arranging, based on an arrangement rule, ACK/NACK and CQI in a plurality of layers. According to the arrangement rule, an error detection result is arranged, on a priority basis, in a layer that is different from a layer in which the channel quality information is arranged. In this way, the puncturing of CQI using ACK/NACK can be minimized, with the result that the error characteristic of control information can be prevented from being degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ogawa, Seigo Nakao, Akihiko Nishio, Masayuki Hoshino, Daichi Imamura, Atsushi Sumasu
  • Patent number: 10980026
    Abstract: Disclosed are a transmission device and a transmission method with which it is possible to prevent delays in data transmission and to minimize the increase in the number of bits necessary for the notification of a CC to be used, in cases where a CC to be used is added during communication employing carrier aggregation. When a component carrier is to be added to a component carrier set, a setting section provided in a base station: modifies a CIF table that defines the correspondence between code points, which are used as labels for the respective component carriers contained in the component carrier set, and the identification information of the respective component carriers; and assigns a vacant code point to the component carrier to be added, while keeping the correspondence between the code points and the component carrier identification information defined in the CIF table before modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao
  • Publication number: 20210105109
    Abstract: A data alignment method capable of preventing degradation in demodulation performance due to variation in signal qualities when a data signal to which a Turbo code is applied is transmitted simultaneously from a plurality of cells. The method divides signal components to be used for data alignment into resources common to all the cells and resources dependent on the cells and transmits encoded and rate-matched data with the first half thereof aligned to the resources common to all the cells and the second half thereof aligned to the resources dependent on the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki HOSHINO, Seigo NAKAO, Daichi IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 10972243
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can separate propagation paths of antenna ports and improve a channel estimation accuracy even when using virtual antennas. The device includes: a mapping unit which maps a data signal after modulation to a virtual antenna and a virtual antenna; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S0 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit between the odd-number slot and the even-number slot; the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R0 transmitted from the antenna port; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S1 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit; and the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R1 transmitted from an antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210092722
    Abstract: Where first and second reference signals for a first and second communication system, respectively, are transmitted, resources that affect a reception apparatus compatible only with the first communication system can be minimized, and the throughput can be prevented from being deteriorated. As resources for a reference signal CSI-RS for LTE-A, last half symbols in a time direction of a resource unit RB/Sub-frame defined in a frequency-time domain are used, and the CSI-RS is allocated in a position up to the last two symbols or in the last symbol, or the like, of a particular RB/Sub-frame and transmitted when a reference signal 4RS for LTE is transmitted to a reception apparatus in addition to transmitting CSI-RS for LTE-A. The reception apparatus receives CSI-RS allocated in the last half symbol of RB/Sub-frame based on CSI-RS allocation information, measures channel quality by using this CSI-RS, and transmits and reports feedback information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki HOSHINO, Akihiko NISHIO, Seigo NAKAO, Daichi IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 10958303
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus includes spreading circuitry that spreads a response signal using a first set of orthogonal sequences to produce a spread response signal. Each orthogonal sequence in the first set has a first length. The spreading circuitry also spreads a reference signal using a second set of orthogonal sequences to produce a spread reference signal. Each orthogonal sequence in the second set has a second length that is shorter than the first length. A radio transmitter transmits the spread response signal and the spread reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Optis Wireless Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10958305
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal apparatus wherein CoMP communication can normally be performed without increasing the overhead of an upstream line control channel. In this apparatus, a spreading unit primarily spreads a response signal by use of a ZAC sequence established by a control unit. A spreading unit secondarily spreads the response signal, to which CP has been added, by use of a block-wise spread code sequence established by the control unit. The control unit controls, in accordance with sequence numbers and a hopping pattern established therein, the circular shift amount of the ZAC sequence to be used for the primary spread in the spreading unit and the block-wise spread code sequence to be used for the secondary spread in the spreading unit. The hopping pattern established in the control unit is a hopping pattern common to a plurality of base stations that CoMP-receive the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10958403
    Abstract: A wireless communication base station apparatus which is able to prevent deterioration in the throughput of LTE terminals even when LTE terminals and LTE+ terminals coexist. In this apparatus, based on the mapping pattern of the reference signals used only in LTE+ terminals, a setting unit sets, in each subframe, the resource block groups where the reference signals used only by the LTE+ terminals are mapped. For symbols mapped to the antennas, an mapping unit maps, to all the resource blocks within one frame, cell specific reference signals used for both LTE terminals and LTE+ terminals. For the symbols mapped to the antennas, the mapping unit maps, to the plurality of resource blocks, of which part of the resource block groups is comprised, in the same subframe within one frame, the cell specific reference signals used only for LTE+ terminals, based on the setting results inputted from the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10938521
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal device that is capable of improving the characteristics of a response signal having poor transmission characteristics when ARQ is utilized in communication using an uplink unit band and a plurality of downlink unit bands associated with the uplink unit band. At the time of channel selection, a control unit selects a resource used in sending a response signal from among specific PUCCH resources notified in advance from a base station and PUCCH resources mapped to a CCE, and controls the transmission of the response signal. A response signal generating unit supports implicit signaling with respect to any given response signal, and at the same time as supporting LTE fallback from 2CC, uses a mapping method that, between bits, smooths the number of PUCCH resources that can determine ACK/NACK simply by determining the PUCCH resource regarding which the response signal had notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 10912079
    Abstract: Where first and second reference signals for a first and second communication system, respectively, are transmitted, resources that affect a reception apparatus compatible only with the first communication system can be minimized, and the throughput can be prevented from being deteriorated. As resources for a reference signal CSI-RS for LTE-A, last half symbols in a time direction of a resource unit RB/Sub-frame defined in a frequency-time domain are used, and the CSI-RS is allocated in a position up to the last two symbols or in the last symbol, or the like, of a particular RB/Sub-frame and transmitted when a reference signal 4RS for LTE is transmitted to a reception apparatus in addition to transmitting CSI-RS for LTE-A. The reception apparatus receives CSI-RS allocated in the last half symbol of RB/Sub-frame based on CSI-RS allocation information, measures channel quality by using this CSI-RS, and transmits and reports feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10903947
    Abstract: A data alignment method capable of preventing degradation in demodulation performance due to variation in signal qualities when a data signal to which a Turbo code is applied is transmitted simultaneously from a plurality of cells. The method divides signal components to be used for data alignment into resources common to all the cells and resources dependent on the cells and transmits encoded and rate-matched data with the first half thereof aligned to the resources common to all the cells and the second half thereof aligned to the resources dependent on the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Publication number: 20210022123
    Abstract: In a terminal, a control unit transmits a bundle response signal using a resource in a basic region of an uplink control channel in an uplink unit band of a unit band group when no error is detected in each of a plurality of pieces of downlink data of the unit band group, the uplink control channel in the uplink unit band being associated with a downlink control channel in a basic unit band that is a downlink unit band in which a broadcast channel signal including information relating to the uplink unit band is transmitted, and the control unit transmits the bundle response signal using a resource in an additional region of the uplink control channel when an error is detected in each of the plurality of pieces of downlink data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Publication number: 20210014014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communication base station apparatus whereby it is possible to prevent degradation of throughput of LTE terminals, even when LTE terminals and LTE+ terminals are present together. In this apparatus, a setting section (105) sets in each subframe a resource block in which is arranged a reference signal that is employed solely by LTE+ terminals, based on the pattern of arrangement of reference signals employed solely by LTE+ terminals. In the case of symbols that are mapped to antennas (110-1) to (110-4), an arrangement section (106) arranges the characteristic cell reference signals employed by both LTE terminals and LTE+ terminals in all of the resource blocks in a single frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiko NISHIO, Seigo NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20210014031
    Abstract: It is possible to improve the CQI reception performance even when a delay is caused in a propagation path, a transmission timing error is caused, or a residual interference is generated between cyclic shift amounts of different ZC sequences. For the second symbol and the sixth symbol of the ACK/NACK signal which are multiplexed by RS of CQI, (+, +) or (?, ?) is applied to a partial sequence of the Walsh sequence. For RS of CQI transmitted from a mobile station, + is added as an RS phase of the second symbol and ? is added as an RS phase of the sixth symbol. A base station (100) receives multiplexed signals of ACK/NACK signals and CQI signals transmitted from a plurality of mobile stations. An RS synthesis unit (119) performs synthesis by aligning the RS phase of CQI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Atsushi Matsumoto, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210013982
    Abstract: A radio communication device capable of randomizing both inter-cell interference and intra-cell interference. In this device, a spreading section primarily spreads a response signal in a ZAC sequence set by a control unit. A spreading section secondarily spreads the primarily spread response signal in a block-wise spreading code sequence set by the control unit. The control unit controls the cyclic shift amount of the ZAC sequence used for the primary spreading in the spreading section and the block-wise spreading code sequence used for the secondary spreading in the spreading section according to a set hopping pattern. The hopping pattern set by the control unit is made up of two hierarchies. An LB-based hopping pattern different for each cell is defined in the first hierarchy in order to randomize the inter-cell interference. A hopping pattern different for each mobile station is defined in the second hierarchy to randomize the intra-cell interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210006374
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a terminal apparatus capable of preventing the degradation of reception quality of control information even in a case of employing SU-MIMO transmission system. A terminal, which uses a plurality of different layers to transmit two code words in which control information is placed, comprises: a resource amount determining unit that determines, based on a lower one of the encoding rates of the two code words or based on the average value of the reciprocals of the encoding rates of the two code words, resource amounts of control information in the respective ones of the plurality of layers; and a transport signal forming unit that places, in the two code words, the control information modulated by use of the resource amounts, thereby forming a transport signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ogawa, Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao
  • Publication number: 20210006312
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of generating codebook in a wireless communication system with multiple antenna arrays, as well as a wireless communication system, base station and terminal using the codebook for communication. The method comprises steps of: providing a basic codebook which contains multiple pre-coding matrices; and assigning phase offsets to certain pre-coding matrices in the basic codebook to form a codebook with phase offset. The feedback overhead from a client to a base station side is reduced and a good precision of feedback for multi-antenna array is kept by applying the method of generating codebook and using the generated codebook in the wireless communication system, base station and terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Hui Tong, Masayuki Hoshino, Ming Xu, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Publication number: 20200396016
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes circuitry and a transmitter. The circuitry, in operation, generates a reference signal using a cyclic shift value and an orthogonal sequence, which are associated with each other. The orthogonal sequence is one of two orthogonal sequences corresponding to a first orthogonal sequence [1, 1] and a second orthogonal sequence [1, ?1]. The cyclic shift value is one of 12 cyclic shift values ranging from 0 to 11. The transmitter, in operation, transmits the reference signal multiplexed with a data signal. Two of the cyclic shift values having a difference of 6 are respectively associated with the two orthogonal sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ogawa, Akihiko Nishio, Takashi Iwai, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Atsushi Sumasu