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).

  • Patent number: 10542499
    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 includes 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: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10536254
    Abstract: A method and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for enhanced uplink data transmission is disclosed. A transport block size for transmission of enhanced uplink data is selected. A medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) is segmented into a plurality of segments on a condition that the MAC PDU does not fit in a transport block according to the selected transport block size. A transport block is produced having the transport block size and includes at least one of the plurality of segments. The transport block is transmitted over an enhanced uplink channel and an indication of the transport block size is transmitted over an associated physical control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20200015145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (BSRs) are disclosed. A wireless device may receive from an eNode-B a first indication indicating a logical channel group and at least one associated priority. The wireless device may produce a BSR associated with first data, which may include an indication associated with the logical channel group and an index indicating an amount of the first data. The wireless device may transmit the BSR to an eNode-B. Then, the wireless device may receive receives allocation information for transmission to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) group. Further, the wireless device may transmit at least a portion of the first data to the WTRU group over a logical channel in the logical channel group. Also, the BSR may further include a plurality of indications associated with a respective plurality of logical channel groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Stephen E. Terry, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 10517109
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprises an antenna, a transmitter, and a receiver. The transmitter is configured to transmit an indication of uplink data on an uplink control channel on a condition that uplink data is in a buffer of the WTRU. The WTRU is configured to use the uplink control channel and an uplink data channel. The receiver is configured to receive an uplink scheduling message based on the transmitted indication of uplink data. The transmitter is further configured to transmit uplink data on the uplink data channel based on the received uplink scheduling message. The transmitted uplink data is included in a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU). The MAC PDU includes traffic volume information. A header of the MAC PDU includes a field indicating the presence of the traffic volume information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick
  • Publication number: 20190373528
    Abstract: A method and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) supporting uplink transmissions. The method being used in a WTRU and comprising transmitting a data block to a base station using a H-ARQ process, receiving uplink scheduling information from the base station, wherein the uplink scheduling information includes a H-ARQ process identification of the H-ARQ process, and determining whether to retransmit the data block based on the H-ARQ process identification. The reception of the uplinks scheduling information indicates retransmission of a NACK'ed data block. The uplink scheduling information includes physical channel resources. The uplink scheduling information is received from a primary cell and the WTRU transmits to the primary cell and at least one secondary cell. The scheduling information indicates a modulation and coding scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Publication number: 20190373455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reports packet data control protocol (PDCP) status and PDCP resets in a wireless communication, using control PDUs that may have security protection applied by ciphering of the control PDUs. Reliability of the PDCP status and reset messages may be assured by acknowledgement according to an acknowledged mode or to an unacknowledged mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Stephen E. Terry, Mohammed Sammour
  • Patent number: 10499290
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for updating a sequence hopping (SH) pattern of an uplink channel during handover from a current cell having a current SH pattern. At least one downlink channel of each neighbor cell of the current cell is monitored. Information indicative of the monitored downlink channels of the neighbor cells is transmitted to the current cell. Prior to receiving a handover command from the current cell a target cell from among the neighbor cells is anticipated and a common downlink channel of the anticipated target cell is monitored to determine information representative of a target SH pattern of the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Joseph S. Levy, Stephen E. Terry, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20190364478
    Abstract: A method, wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), and a wireless network node configured for wireless communications comprising receiving, by the WTRU, configuration information for a primary cell and one or more non-primary cells, receiving, by the WTRU, a message on the primary cell, the received message including indication of at least one of the one or more non-primary cells from which the WTRU is to receive a downlink shared channel transmission, and in response to the received message, receiving and processing, by the WTRU, the downlink shared channel transmission from the indicated at least one of the one or more non-primary cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Stephen G. Dick, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, James M. Miller, Sung-Hyuk Shin
  • Publication number: 20190357167
    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: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry, Arty Chandra, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190342831
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise receiving scheduling information on a broadcast control channel (BCCH) which defines time periods for reception of broadcast messages transmitted on a downlink shared channel. The WTRU may determine whether additional messages are available upon request. The availability of the additional messages is indicated via the BCCH. The WTRU may transmit a request for one or more of the additional messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Jeffrey Goldberg, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10462774
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method for controlling discontinuous reception (DRX). A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may enter into a DRX state on a first cell layer. The WTRU may transmit, on a second cell layer, a DRX indication of the first cell layer. The WTRU may receive, on the second cell layer, a deactivation signal corresponding to the first cell layer. The WTRU may deactivate, based on the deactivation signal received on the second cell layer, the first cell layer. The WTRU may receive, on the second cell layer, an activation signal corresponding to the first, cell layer. The WTRU, based on the activation signal, may activate the first cell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Samian Kaur, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10447386
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used to broadcast a first beacon and a second beacon in a beacon interval. The first beacon may include an indicator that indicates whether a second beacon will be transmitted within the beacon interval. The first beacon may be a legacy beacon and the second beacon may be a non-legacy beacon. A legacy beacon may be decodable by any station (STA) and a non-legacy beacon may be decodable only by non-legacy STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sudheer A. Grandhi, Arty Chandra, Joseph S. Levy, Kamel M. Shaheen, Stephen E. Terry, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Publication number: 20190305896
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for supporting multiple hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) processes per transmission time interval (TTI). A transmitter and a receiver may include a plurality of H-ARQ processes. Each H-ARQ process may transmit and receive one TB per TTI. The transmitter may generate a plurality of TBs and assign each TB to a H-ARQ process. The transmitter may send control information for each TB, which may include H-ARQ information associated TBs with the TBs. The transmitter may send the TBs using the associated H-ARQ processes simultaneously per TTI. After receiving the TBs, the receiver may send feedback for each of the H-ARQ processes and associated TBs indicating successful or unsuccessful receipt of each of the TBs to the transmitter. The feedback for multiple TBs may be combined for the simultaneously transmitted H-ARQ processes, (i.e., TBs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Robert L. Olesen, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 10433271
    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: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, John S. Chen, Mohammed Sammour, Stephen E. Terry, Arty Chandra, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10420010
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (BSRs) are disclosed. A wireless device may transmit data to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) group, which may include a WTRU and further include its own respective at least one logical channel group. The wireless device may produce a BSR, which may include an indication associated with the logical channel group and an index indicating an amount of data for the logical channel group. The wireless device may transmit the BSR to an eNode-B. Then, the wireless device may receive receives allocation information for transmission to the WTRU group. Also, the BSR may further include a plurality of indications associated with a respective plurality of logical channel groups, and the plurality of logical channel groups may be grouped based on priority. The index may further include a total amount of data across all logical channels of the logical channel group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Stephen E. Terry, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20190281590
    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: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Philip J. Pietraski, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190274183
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a WTRU to operate using multiple schedulers. The WTRU may exchange data with the network over more than one data path, such that each data path may use a radio interface connected to a different network node and each node may be associated with an independent scheduler. For example, a WTRU may establish a RRC connection between the WTRU and a network. The RRC connection may establish a first radio interface between the WTRU and a first serving site of the network and a second radio interface between the WTRU and a second serving site of the network. The RRC connection may be established between the WTRU and the MeNB and a control function may be established between the WTRU and the SCeNB. The WTRU may receive data from the network over the first radio interface or the second radio interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry, Pascal M. Adjakple, Samian Kaur
  • Patent number: 10405176
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reports packet data control protocol (PDCP) status and PDCP resets in a wireless communication, using control PDUs that may have security protection applied by ciphering of the control PDUs. Reliability of the PDCP status and reset messages may be assured by acknowledgement according to an acknowledged mode or to an unacknowledged mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Stephen E. Terry, Mohammed Sammour
  • Patent number: 10390279
    Abstract: A method and system for an enhanced uplink (EU) operation in a wireless communication system during soft handover. The system comprises a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least two Node-Bs, and a radio network controller (RNC). One Node-B may be designated as a primary Node-B, and the primary Node-B may control EU operation during soft handover including uplink scheduling and hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ). Soft buffer corruption is avoided during soft handover by controlling H-ARQ by the primary Node-B. Alternatively, an RNC may control EU operation during soft handover including H-ARQ. In this case, an RNC generates final acknowledge/non-acknowledge (ACK/NACK) decision based on the error check results of the Node-Bs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Stephen G. Dick, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, James M. Miller, Sung-Hyuk Shin
  • Publication number: 20190253978
    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 includes 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: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry