Patents by Inventor Stephen E. Terry

Stephen E. Terry 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: 20240237013
    Abstract: Methods of mapping, indicating, encoding and transmitting uplink (UL) grants and downlink (DL) assignments for wireless communications for carrier aggregation are disclosed. Methods to encode and transmit DL assignments and UL grants and map and indicate the DL assignments to DL component carriers and UL grants to UL component carriers are described. Methods include specifying the mapping rules for DL component carriers that transmit DL assignment and DL component carriers that receive physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and mapping rules for DL component carriers that transmit UL grants and UL component carriers that transit physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) when using separate coding/separate transmission schemes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Philip J. Pietraski, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 12035370
    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 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    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
  • Patent number: 12010551
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for generating a protocol data unit (PDU). A method may include transmitting a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) include information associated with one or more logical channels. The MAC PDU to be transmitted may be assembled by determining an amount of information associated with one of the one or more logical channels to be included in the MAC PDU; and multiplexing one or more complete service data units (SDUs) associated with at least the one of the one or more logical channels into the MAC PDU. On a condition that multiplexing an additional SDU associated with the one of the one or more logical channels would exceed the determined amount of information, the one or more complete SDUs may be multiplexed with a segment of the additional SDU associated with the one of the one or more logical channels and a header indicating that the segment is not a last segment of the additional SDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 12010754
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include DRX operations that address impacts of beamforming to current DRX operations. It is recognized herein that the new NR-PDCCH may affect the downlink control channel monitoring in DRX operations. DRX embodiments described herein also address the impact of new NR-PDCCH to DRX operations. It is further recognized herein that, in NR, multiple DRX configurations may be supported, and L1/2 signaling (such as MAC CE based) can be used for dynamic DRX configuration switching. Embodiments described herein include signaling and other mechanisms that support multiple DRX configurations, and switching between multiple configurations. Embodiments described herein also include DRX operations that address the impact of HARQ design in NR to DRX operations. Embodiments described herein further include DRX operations that address the impact of multiple SR configurations in NR to DRX operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Pascal M. Adjakple, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Stephen E. Terry, Qing Li
  • Publication number: 20240188065
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus can be a wireless transmit/receive unit or a base station. The WTRU receive a radio resource control message with information on resource blocks for assignments for a plurality of WTRUs. The WTRU processes resource blocks for assignment messages indicating an uplink resource and WTRU ID. The WTRU transmits one or more uplink signals over a resource associated with the resource assignment message. The base station transmits a radio resource control message with information on resource blocks for assignments for a plurality of WTRUs. The base station transmits a resource assignment message to a WTRU. The base station receives one or more uplink signals from the WTRU over a resource associated with the resource assignment message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Arty Chandra, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 12004080
    Abstract: A method for controlling discontinuous reception in a wireless transmit/receive unit includes defining a plurality of DRX levels, wherein each DRX level includes a respective DRX cycle length and transitioning between DRX levels based on a set of criteria. The transitioning may be triggered by implicit rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Peter S. Wang, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 11997617
    Abstract: A number of power headroom solutions are disclosed, including but not limited to signaling of a bandwidth part (BWP) specific maximum outpower by a gNB to a UE, signaling of a beam specific maximum output power by the gNB to the UE, signaling by the UE to the gNB of the UE setting of BWP configured maximum transmit output power, signaling by the UE to the gNB of the UE setting of beam or group of beam configured maximum transmit output power, signaling by the UE to the gNB of BWP specific power headroom report, signaling by the UE to the gNB of beam or group of beam specific power headroom report and rules for power headroom reporting when the UE has overlapping resource grants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal M. Adjakple, Qing Li, Guodong Zhang, Stephen E. Terry, Allan Y. Tsai
  • Publication number: 20240172195
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for supporting uplink Transmission Time Interval (TTI) bundling in Long Term Evolution (LTE) are provided. Methods, systems, and apparatus for signaling, activation/deactivation, and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) behavior are also provided. In an example, a downlink control information (DCI) associated with a repeated physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission may be received. A hybrid acknowledgment repeat request (HARQ) process information may be determined using the received DCI. A repeated PUSCH transmission may be sent in accordance with one or more time units, the repetition configuration, and the HARQ process information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Jin Wang, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 11991627
    Abstract: A method for controlling discontinuous reception in a wireless transmit/receive unit includes defining a plurality of DRX levels, wherein each DRX level includes a respective DRX cycle length and transitioning between DRX levels based on a set of criteria. The transitioning may be triggered by implicit rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Peter S. Wang, Jin Wang
  • Publication number: 20240107542
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system comprising at least one evolved Node-B (eNB) and a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs), a non-contention based (NCB) channel is established, maintained, and utilized. The NCB channel is allocated for use by one or more WTRUs in the system for utilization in a variety of functions, and the allocation is communicated to the WTRUs. The wireless communication system analyzes the allocation of the NCB channel as required, and the NCB channel is reallocated as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra, John S. Chen, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11943786
    Abstract: Methods of mapping, indicating, encoding and transmitting uplink (UL) grants and downlink (DL) assignments for wireless communications for carrier aggregation are disclosed. Methods to encode and transmit DL assignments and UL grants and map and indicate the DL assignments to DL component carriers and UL grants to UL component carriers are described. Methods include specifying the mapping rules for DL component carriers that transmit DL assignment and DL component carriers that receive physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and mapping rules for DL component carriers that transmit UL grants and UL component carriers that transit physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) when using separate coding/separate transmission schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Philip J. Pietraski, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240098670
    Abstract: A Node-B sends a polling message to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The WTRU sends an uplink synchronization burst in response to the polling message without contention. The Node-B estimates an uplink timing shift based on the synchronization burst and sends an uplink timing adjustment command to the WTRU. The WTRU then adjusts uplink timing based on the uplink timing adjustment command. Alternatively, the Node-B may send a scheduling message for uplink synchronization to the WTRU. The WTRU may send a synchronization burst based on the scheduling message. Alternatively, the WTRU may perform contention-based uplink synchronization after receiving a synchronization request from the Node-B. The WTRU may enter an idle state instead of performing a handover to a new cell when the WTRU moves to the new cell. A discontinuous reception (DRX) interval for the WTRU may be set based on activity of the WTRU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry, Arty Chandra, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11924765
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. A long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver receives discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration information. The processor, in response to the received DRX information, controls the transceiver to monitor LTE-A physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in subframes in a first frequency band during an active time. The processor further, in response to detecting a downlink assignment in an LTE-A PDCCH in the first frequency band during the active time, wherein the downlink assignment indicates a second frequency band and assigned subcarriers within the second frequency band, to receive an LTE-A physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) K subframes after a transmission of the downlink assignment. The second frequency band is different than the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry, Jean-Louis Gauvreau
  • Patent number: 11917623
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system comprising at least one evolved Node-B (eNB) and a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs), a non-contention based (NCB) channel is established, maintained, and utilized. The NCB channel is allocated for use by one or more WTRUs in the system for utilization in a variety of functions, and the allocation is communicated to the WTRUs. The wireless communication system analyzes the allocation of the NCB channel as required, and the NCB channel is reallocated as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra, John S. Chen, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240064652
    Abstract: Methods and devices for offloading and/or aggregation of resources to coordinate uplink transmissions when interacting with different schedulers are disclosed herein. A method in a WTRU incudes functionality for coordinating with a different scheduler for each eNB associated with the WTRU's configuration. Disclosed methods include autonomous WTRU grand selection and power scaling, and dynamic prioritization of transmission and power scaling priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 11902981
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system comprising at least one evolved Node-B (eNB) and a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs), a non-contention based (NCB) channel is established, maintained, and utilized. The NCB channel is allocated for use by one or more WTRUs in the system for utilization in a variety of functions, and the allocation is communicated to the WTRUs. The wireless communication system analyzes the allocation of the NCB channel as required, and the NCB channel is reallocated as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra, John S. Chen, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11895632
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for supporting uplink Transmission Time Interval (TTI) bundling in Long Term Evolution (LTE) are provided. Methods, systems, and apparatus for signaling, activation/deactivation, and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) behavior are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Jin Wang, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 11889493
    Abstract: A method and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. The WTRU comprises a transceiver and a processor. The WTRU receives a radio resource control (RRC) message, wherein the RRC message indicates a resource block, the resource block including a plurality of locations indicating time-frequency orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) resource assignments for a plurality of WTRUs including the WTRU. The WTRU analyzes assignment messages for a subset of the plurality of locations within the indicated resource block, and transmits an uplink signal based on one or more of the analyzed assignment messages that are for the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Arty Chandra, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 11888768
    Abstract: A base station and a method for use by the base station are disclosed. The method includes transmitting, over an interface, to a controlling node a request for wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) information, and receiving, over the interface, the WTRU information including WTRU capabilities information in response to the request, wherein the WTRU capabilities information indicates time intervals associated with numerations for shared channel allocation usage by the WTRU. A control node is also disclosed where the control note includes a processor and interface for receiving, over the interface, from a base station a request for WTRU information, and transmitting, over the interface, the WTRU information including WTRU capabilities information in response to the request, wherein the WTRU capabilities information indicates time intervals associated with numerations for shared channel allocation usage by the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 11871371
    Abstract: A Node-B sends a polling message to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The WTRU sends an uplink synchronization burst in response to the polling message without contention. The Node-B estimates an uplink timing shift based on the synchronization burst and sends an uplink timing adjustment command to the WTRU. The WTRU then adjusts uplink timing based on the uplink timing adjustment command. Alternatively, the Node-B may send a scheduling message for uplink synchronization to the WTRU. The WTRU may send a synchronization burst based on the scheduling message. Alternatively, the WTRU may perform contention-based uplink synchronization after receiving a synchronization request from the Node-B. The WTRU may enter an idle state instead of performing a handover to a new cell when the WTRU moves to the new cell. A discontinuous reception (DRX) interval for the WTRU may be set based on activity of the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry, Arty Chandra, Guodong Zhang