Patents by Inventor Sylvie Gomes

Sylvie Gomes 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: 10165481
    Abstract: A serving eNodeB and a method thereof are provided. The serving eNodeB includes a receiver configured to receive, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), a first measurement report including a physical layer cell identity (PCI) of a target closed subscriber group (CSG) cell detected by the WTRU, a transmitter configured to, in response to the received first measurement report, to transmit a message to the WTRU indicating that the WTRU is to read system information (SI) of the target CSG cell, and a processor. The receiver is further configured to, in response to a transmission of the message, receive a second measurement report for the target CSG cell including information read from the SI, and the processor is configured to, in response to receipt of the second measurement report, add the target CSG cell to a cell list and initiate a handover of the WTRU to the target CSG cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Sylvie Gomes, Diana Pani, Virgil Comsa, Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Pascal M. Adjakple, Catalina M. Mladin
  • Publication number: 20180124757
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for multiple wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) communicating with a base station are disclosed. A base station, such as an eNB, may assign each WTRU of a plurality of WTRUs a portion of a transmission time interval (TTI) and then send that assignment to each respective WTRU in a control channel. The base station may then send data to one or more WTRUs in their respective assigned portions on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH). The portion may be one or a plurality of a time slots. The portion may be a fraction of the TTI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Diana PANI, Benoit PELLETIER, Sylvie GOMES, Christopher R. CAVE, Fengjun XI, Joseph S. LEVY, Hong ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180115932
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities to optimize procedures relating to machine type communication devices. Individual UEs may be grouped together in order to optimize procedures relating to members of the group. For example, a group of UE devices may be predefined or a group may be configured by a network associated with the UEs. One or more of the members of the group may be designated as a special UE or a master UE. The special UE or master UE may perform an action on behalf of one or more members of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvie Gomes, Diana Pani, Bhaskar M. Anepu, Christopher R. Cave
  • Publication number: 20180103418
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for Machine Type Communication (MTC). The techniques disclosed may reduce signaling by transmitting MTC data over control planes and avoiding a full cycle of connection procedures typically required for transmission. MTC data may be directly appended to a control plane message. In addition, in order to reduce the signaling load, a WTRU may autonomously release the connection without being told by the network. Techniques may be used to indicate a network provider's machine type communication (MTC) capability. The MTC services or capabilities that may be provided by a respective network operator may be communicated to a WTRU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Behrouz Aghili, Joseph M. Murray, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Diana Pani, Lujing Cai, Sylvie Gomes, Christopher R. Cave
  • Patent number: 9872228
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for Machine Type Communication (MTC). The techniques disclosed may reduce signaling by transmitting MTC data over control planes and avoiding a full cycle of connection procedures typically required for transmission. MTC data may be directly appended to a control plane message. In addition, in order to reduce the signaling load, a WTRU may autonomously release the connection without being told by the network. Techniques may be used to indicate a network provider's machine type communication (MTC) capability. The MTC services or capabilities that may be provided by a respective network operator may be communicated to a WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Behrouz Aghili, Joseph M. Murray, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Diana Pani, Lujing Cai, Sylvie Gomes, Christopher R. Cave
  • Publication number: 20170367107
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for mitigating in-device interference are described. The methods may include an in-device interference event (e.g. an interference situation), and the processing of events may depend on the priority of the technologies. A handover to another frequency or radio access technology (RAT) may occur in case a co-existing technology may be activated. The network may signal to the device a list of frequencies or RATs that it may be allowed to measure and handoff to. A network may provide a scaling value that the device may use to speed up reaction to the interference. The device may apply a scaling factor to an “out of synch’ counter and/or the radio link failure (RLF) tinier used for the RLF procedure. The device may apply different scaling factors for the measurements and time to trigger events. The device may trigger a report to the network requesting gaps for an alternate RAT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Stephen E. Terry, Sylvie Gomes
  • Patent number: 9781735
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for mitigating in-device interference are described. The methods may include an in-device interference event (e.g. an interference situation), and the processing of events may depend on the priority of the technologies. A handover to another frequency or radio access technology (RAT) may occur in case a co-existing technology may be activated. The network may signal to the device a list of frequencies or RATs that it may be allowed to measure and handoff to. A network may provide a scaling value that the device may use to speed up reaction to the interference. The device may apply a scaling factor to an “out of synch’ counter and/or the radio link failure (RLF) timer used for the RLF procedure. The device may apply different scaling factors for the measurements and time to trigger events. The device may trigger a report to the network requesting gaps for an alternate RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Christopher Cave, Stephen E. Terry, Sylvie Gomes
  • Publication number: 20170265099
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to detect and perform measurements with respect to Home Node-Bs (HNB) and Home evolved Node-Bs (H(e)NB) (collectively “HNB”). The methods may include generating and transmitting a request for a measurement configuration that may include gap allocations to detect and measure a primary scrambling code or a physical cell identity of a target HNB for at least one frequency or radio access technology (RAT). The request may be in response to the WTRU entering a HNB cell for which the WTRU has stored fingerprint information and whose closed subscriber group ID is in the WTRU's whitelist. The network may configure the WTRU to measure the requested frequency or RAT in response to the proximity report/request. Methods are described for releasing the measurement configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Sylvie Gomes
  • Patent number: 9686707
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to detect and perform measurements with respect to Home Node-Bs (HNB) and Home evolved Node-Bs (H(e)NB) (collectively “HNB”). The methods may include generating and transmitting a request for a measurement configuration that may include gap allocations to detect and measure a primary scrambling code or a physical cell identity of a target HNB for at least one frequency or radio access technology (RAT). The request may be in response to the WTRU entering a HNB cell for which the WTRU has stored fingerprint information and whose closed subscriber group ID is in the WTRU's whitelist. The network may configure the WTRU to measure the requested frequency or RAT in response to the proximity report/request. Methods are described for releasing the measurement configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Sylvie Gomes
  • Patent number: 9661509
    Abstract: Mobility states are defined in order to prevent excess signaling overhead and to conserve power on a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a wireless network. The WTRU may determine that is operating in a low mobility state based on triggers related to the frequency of movement of the WTRU between network cells. The WTRU may change cells less frequently in a low or no mobility state than in a normal mobility state. Upon determining that the WTRU is in the low or no mobility state, the WTRU may configure mobility procedures associated with the low or no mobility state in order to conserve power and other network resources. The WTRU may coordinate its mobility state with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhaskar Anepu, Diana Pani, Christopher Cave, Sylvie Gomes
  • Publication number: 20170064611
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for Machine Type Communication (MTC). The techniques disclosed may reduce signaling by transmitting MTC data over control planes and avoiding a full cycle of connection procedures typically required for transmission. MTC data may be directly appended to a control plane message. In addition, in order to reduce the signaling load, a WTRU may autonomously release the connection without being told by the network. Techniques may be used to indicate a network provider's machine type communication (MTC) capability. The MTC services or capabilities that may be provided by a respective network operator may be communicated to a WTRU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Behrouz Aghili, Joseph M. Murray, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Diana Pani, Lujing Cai, Sylvie Gomes, Christopher R. Cave
  • Publication number: 20160373974
    Abstract: A serving eNodeB and a method thereof are provided. The serving eNodeB includes a receiver configured to receive, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), a first measurement report including a physical layer cell identity (PCI) of a target closed subscriber group (CSG) cell detected by the WTRU, a transmitter configured to, in response to the received first measurement report, to transmit a message to the WTRU indicating that the WTRU is to read system information (SI) of the target CSG cell, and a processor. The receiver is further configured to, in response to a transmission of the message, receive a second measurement report for the target CSG cell including information read from the SI, and the processor is configured to, in response to receipt of the second measurement report, add the target CSG cell to a cell list and initiate a handover of the WTRU to the target CSG cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvie Gomes, Diana Pani, Virgil Comsa, Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Pascal M. Adjakple, Catalina M. Mladin
  • Patent number: 9497566
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for Machine Type Communication (MTC). The techniques disclosed may reduce signaling by transmitting MTC data over control planes and avoiding a full cycle of connection procedures typically required for transmission. MTC data may be directly appended to a control plane message, in addition, in order to reduce the signaling load, a WTRU may autonomously release the connection without being told, by the network. Techniques may be used to indicate a network provider's machine type communication (MTC) capability. The MTC services or capabilities that may be provided by a respective network operator may be communicated to a WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Behrouz Aghili, Joseph M. Murray, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Diana Pani, Lujing Cai, Sylvie Gomes, Christopher Cave
  • Patent number: 9473272
    Abstract: A method for use in a wireless communication system for two-stage reordering of received protocol data units (PDUs). The method comprising receiving PDUs from Node-Bs, wherein each of the received PDUs has a transmission sequence number (TSN), reordering the received PDUs from Node-Bs using the TSN in a MAC layer in different reordering queues, delivering the received PDUs from reordering queues to one logical channel in the RLC layer, reordering the received PDUs in the RLC layer based on a sequence number (SN), starting a timer when at least a RLC PDU is missing based on SN of the RLC PDU, and transmitting a status report indicating a missing RLC PDU based on SN of the RLC PDU if the timer expires, wherein transmission of the status report is delayed if a RLC PDU is missing based on SN of the RLC PDU and the timer is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Cave, Diana Pani, Sylvie Gomes
  • Patent number: 9467884
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided that allow a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to search and add one or more closed subscriber group (CSG) identities (IDs) in the WTRU white list while in connected mode. Such method and apparatus include but are not limited to WTRU autonomous search or a manual search, WTRU initiated procedures, or network initiated procedures. Additionally, methods that allow the network and/or the non-access stratum (NAS) to add CSG IDs are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvie Gomes, Diana Pani, Virgil Comsa, Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Pascal M. Adjakple, Catalina M. Mladin
  • Patent number: 9451601
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for multiplexing data for multiple wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) for high speed downlink channels are disclosed. A WTRU may receive a joint high speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) including a common part and WTRU-specific parts. The common part includes common control information for WTRUs multiplexed in one transmission time interval (TTI), and each of the WTRU-specific parts includes WTRU-specific control information for a corresponding WTRU. The WTRU receives a high speed physical downlink shared channel (HS-PDSCH) based on decoding on the joint HS-SCCH. The HS-SCCH may include a group WTRU identity shared by a group of WTRUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Sylvie Gomes, Christopher R. Cave, Fengjun Xi, Joseph S. Levy, Hong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160174150
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in communication with a wireless network that may include a base station (or base node) and a cell that may be in a dormant mode is contemplated. The WTRU may determine that the WTRU may be within a vicinity of the cell and may generate a report that includes one or more measurements related to a location of the WTRU. The WTRU may transmit the report to the network and may receive an indication to perform one or more measurements related to the cell. The one or more measurements related to the cell may be based on a Common Pilot Channel (CPICH), a Synchronization Channel (SCH), and/or a Broadcast Channel (Primary Common Control Physical Channel) (BCH P-CCPCH) that may be transmitted by the cell upon a command from a base node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Joseph S. Levy, Sylvie Gomes, Benoit Pelletier, Lujing Cai
  • Publication number: 20160150573
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing Random Access Channel (RACH) transmissions from wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) for multiple transmissions. A WTRU may initiate uplink transmission for a random access procedure using a configured time resource such that the uplink resources may be time shared by a plurality of WTRUs. The transmission time may be calculated on an absolute or relative basis. A backoff time may be applied before starting the uplink transmission. The backoff time may be WTRU-specific, WTRU group-specific, specified per access class and may be determined based on a priority basis. A scaling factor may be applied to the backoff time. A contention free allocation method may be used to determine the appropriate resource. The data may be transmitted with and without a preamble. The WTRUs may include machine type communication devices and may be grouped in accordance with a number of factors or characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Sylvie Gomes, Bhaskar M. Anepu, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 9301225
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in communication with a wireless network that may include a base station (or base node) and a cell that may be in a dormant mode is contemplated. The WTRU may determine that the WTRU may be within a vicinity of the cell and may generate a report that includes one or more measurements related to a location of the WTRU. The WTRU may transmit the report to the network and may receive an indication to perform one or more measurements related to the cell. The one or more measurements related to the cell may be based on a Common Pilot Channel (CPICH), a Synchronization Channel (SCH), and/or a Broadcast Channel (Primary Common Control Physical Channel) (BCH P-CCPCH) that may be transmitted by the cell upon a command from a base node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Joseph S. Levy, Sylvie Gomes, Benoit Pelletier, Lujing Cai
  • Patent number: 9253798
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing Random Access Channel (RACH) transmissions from wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) for multiple transmissions. A WTRU may initiate uplink transmission for a random access procedure using a configured time resource such that the uplink resources may be time shared by a plurality of WTRUs. The transmission time may be calculated on an absolute or relative basis. A backoff time may be applied before starting the uplink transmission. The backoff time may be WTRU-specific, WTRU group-specific, specified per access class and may be determined based on a priority basis. A scaling factor may be applied to the backoff time. A contention free allocation method may be used to determine the appropriate resource. The data may be transmitted with and without a preamble. The WTRUs may include machine type communication devices and may be grouped in accordance with a number of factors or characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Sylvie Gomes, Bhaskar M. Anepu, Paul Marinier