Patents by Inventor Toru Oizumi

Toru Oizumi 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: 20200280978
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication terminal device and a control channel forming method with which, in the forming of a control channel for transmitting control information including an ACK/NACK and CSI (channel state information), wasteful use of resources is reduced compared to that in related art. In the case where CSI is transmitted independently, and in the case where CSI and an ACK/NACK are transmitted at the same time, the same format is used to form a control channel. Furthermore, in the case where an ACK/NACK is transmitted independently, another format is used if a component carrier (CC) number is equal to or less than 2, and the same format is used if the CC number is equal to or greater than 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiko NISHIO, Toru OIZUMI, Ayako HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200275435
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a terminal device, which, when ARQ is used for communication that uses an uplink unit band and a plurality of downlink unit bands associated with the uplink unit band, and when a transmission mode that supports up to 2 TB in a PCell is set in the terminal, is capable of reducing the amount of signaling from a base station while eliminating a lack of PUCCH resources when semi-permanent scheduling (SPS) is used in the PCell. A control unit in this device selects one value among values obtained by adding 1 to four PUCCH resource indexes, which have been preset for PUCCH resource 1 by the base station, on the basis of values for transmission power control information (TPC command for PUCCH) in a PDCCH, for which notification has been received at the start of SPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Akihiko Nishio, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10756856
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal device with which deterioration in hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) retransmission performance can be inhibited by continuing a downlink (DL) HARQ process for DL data before and after changing the uplink link-DL configuration. In this device, a decoder stores, in a retransmission buffer, DL data transmitted from a base station, and decodes the DL data, and a wireless transmitter transmits a response signal generated using a DL-data-error detection result. A soft buffer is partitioned into a plurality of regions for each retransmission process on the basis of the highest values among retransmission process numbers respectively stated in a plurality of configuration patterns which can be set in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Ayako Horiuchi, Akihiko Nishio
  • Publication number: 20200260421
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal capable of increasing the utilization efficiency of ACK/NACK resources and suppressing unnecessary PUSCH band reduction while avoiding ACK/NACK collision. The wireless communication terminal has a configuration provided with: a reception unit for receiving a control signal including ARI via an E-PDCCH set from among one or a plurality of E-PDCCH sets; a control unit for determining an offset value indicated by the ARI on the basis of whether or not a resource region that may be taken by a dynamic ACK/NACK resource corresponding to the E-PDCCH set that has received the control signal and a resource region that may be taken by a dynamic ACK/NACK resource corresponding to another E-PDCCH set overlap, and imparting an offset to the ACK/NACK resource according to the value of the ARI; and a transmission unit for transmitting the ACK/NACK signal using the determined ACK/NACK resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Ayako Horiuchi, Toru Oizumi
  • Publication number: 20200252931
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to inhibit an increase in the amount of A/N resources, without changing the timing at which the error detection result of an SCell is notified when UL-DL configurations to be configured for each of the unit bands are different, from the timing at which the error detection result is notified when just a single unit band is configured. A control unit transmits, using a first unit band, a response signal including error detection results about data received with both the first unit band and a second unit band. In a first composition pattern set for the first unit band, an uplink communication subframe is set to be the same timing as at least an uplink communication subframe of a second composition pattern set for the second unit band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200225190
    Abstract: A collimated beam (23) of a surface acoustic wave propagates on a piezoelectric substrate (22) while passing through sensitive film (25) to adsorb a sensing gas. Signal processing unit (40) transmits an exciting burst signal to sensor electrode (24) to excite the collimated beam (23), receives first and second returned burst signals after the collimated beam (23) has propagated, and calculates a target gas parameter by a target leakage factor of the background gas and a relation between reference gas parameters and reference leakage factors of reference gases, the leakage factor is provided by first and second attenuations of the first and second returned burst signals, respectively, using waveform data of the first and second returned burst signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ball Wave Inc.
    Inventors: Kazushi YAMANAKA, Nobuo TAKEDA, Shingo AKAO, Toshihiro TSUJI, Toru OIZUMI, Hideyuki FUKUSHI, Tatsuhiro OKANO, Nagisa SATO, Yusuke TSUKAHARA
  • Patent number: 10694510
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a terminal device, which, when ARQ is used for communication that uses an uplink unit band and a plurality of downlink unit bands associated with the uplink unit band, and when a transmission mode that supports up to 2 TB in a PCell is set in the terminal, is capable of reducing the amount of signaling from a base station while eliminating a lack of PUCCH resources when semi-permanent scheduling (SPS) is used in the PCell. A control unit in this device selects one value among values obtained by adding 1 to four PUCCH resource indexes, which have been preset for PUCCH resource 1 by the base station, on the basis of values for transmission power control information (TPC command for PUCCH) in a PDCCH, for which notification has been received at the start of SPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Akihiko Nishio, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10694505
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication terminal device and a control channel forming method with which, in the forming of a control channel for transmitting control information including an ACK/NACK and CSI (channel state information), wasteful use of resources is reduced compared to that in related art. In the case where CSI is transmitted independently, and in the case where CSI and an ACK/NACK are transmitted at the same time, the same format is used to form a control channel. Furthermore, in the case where an ACK/NACK is transmitted independently, another format is used if a component carrier (CC) number is equal to or less than 2, and the same format is used if the CC number is equal to or greater than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Toru Oizumi, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20200196295
    Abstract: Disclosed is a base station which transmits and retransmits to a terminal first and second downlink data in first and second component carriers, respectively, wherein a first configuration pattern of UL (uplink) and DL (downlink) subframes is set for the first component carrier and a second configuration pattern of UL and DL subframes is set for the second component carrier. The base station receives from the terminal in the first component carrier an ACK/NACK for the first and second downlink data received by the terminal, which stores retransmission data of the first and second downlink data in a soft buffer, wherein the soft buffer for the second downlink data is sized according to a maximum number of downlink HARQ retransmission processes executable in a reference configuration pattern of UL and DL subframes, and the reference configuration pattern is determined according to the first and second configuration patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Akihiko Nishio
  • Publication number: 20200178230
    Abstract: In the base station (100), a search space setting unit (103) sets a search space on the basis of a search space setting rule in accordance with R-PDCCH range of a setting target slot, and an allocating unit (108) places DCI in one of a plurality of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range included in the set search space. The search space setting rules are associated with respective numbers of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range corresponding to the respective ones of a plurality of numbers of connections for R-CCE, and a first search space setting rule of a slot 0 and a second search space setting rule of a slot 1 are different from each other in terms of the patterns related to the numbers of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range corresponding to the plurality of numbers of connections for R-CCE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Toru OIZUMI, Seigo NAKAO, Ayako HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10674502
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal capable of increasing the utilization efficiency of ACK/NACK resources and suppressing unnecessary PUSCH band reduction while avoiding ACK/NACK collision. The wireless communication terminal has a configuration provided with: a reception unit for receiving a control signal including ARI via an E-PDCCH set from among one or a plurality of E-PDCCH sets; a control unit for determining an offset value indicated by the ARI on the basis of whether or not a resource region that may be taken by a dynamic ACK/NACK resource corresponding to the E-PDCCH set that has received the control signal and a resource region that may be taken by a dynamic ACK/NACK resource corresponding to another E-PDCCH set overlap, and imparting an offset to the ACK/NACK resource according to the value of the ARI; and a transmission unit for transmitting the ACK/NACK signal using the determined ACK/NACK resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Ayako Horiuchi, Toru Oizumi
  • Patent number: 10667261
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to inhibit an increase in the amount of A/N resources, without changing the timing at which the error detection result of an SCell is notified when UL-DL configurations to be configured for each of the unit bands are different, from the timing at which the error detection result is notified when just a single unit band is configured. A control unit transmits, using a first unit band, a response signal including error detection results about data received with both the first unit band and a second unit band. In a first composition pattern set for the first unit band, an uplink communication subframe is set to be the same timing as at least an uplink communication subframe of a second composition pattern set for the second unit band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10616866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a base station which transmits and retransmits to a terminal first and second downlink data in first and second component carriers, respectively, wherein a first configuration pattern of UL (uplink) and DL (downlink) subframes is set for the first component carrier and a second configuration pattern of UL and DL subframes is set for the second component carrier. The base station receives from the terminal in the first component carrier an ACK/NACK for the first and second downlink data received by the terminal, which stores retransmission data of the first and second downlink data in a soft buffer, wherein the soft buffer for the second downlink data is sized according to a maximum number of downlink HARQ retransmission processes executable in a reference configuration pattern of UL and DL subframes, and the reference configuration pattern is determined according to the first and second configuration patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 10609705
    Abstract: In the base station (100), a search space setting unit (103) sets a search space on the basis of a search space setting rule in accordance with R-PDCCH range of a setting target slot, and an allocating unit (108) places DCI in one of a plurality of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range included in the set search space. The search space setting rules are associated with respective numbers of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range corresponding to the respective ones of a plurality of numbers of connections for R-CCE, and a first search space setting rule of a slot 0 and a second search space setting rule of a slot 1 are different from each other in terms of the patterns related to the numbers of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range corresponding to the plurality of numbers of connections for R-CCE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Seigo Nakao, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20200092906
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dynamically indicating a TDD reconfiguration to the mobile station by encoding the dynamic TDD re-configuration indication into the DCI or CRC calculated for the DCI. In one embodiment, the TDD configuration indication is implicitly encoded as an RNTI into the CRC, when scrambling the CRC for the DCI with a TDD-RNTI. In another embodiment, the TDD configuration indication is part of the DCI payload, while the CRC for the DCI is scrambled with a cell identifier, identifying the target cell for which the dynamic TDD re-configuration is to be applied. In still another embodiment, the TDD configuration indication is part of the DCI payload, where the DCI payload further includes an invalid parameter indicating to the mobile station that the DCI carries the TDD configuration indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Joachim Loehr, Michael Einhaus, Sujuan Feng, Lilei Wang, Toru Oizumi
  • Publication number: 20200084765
    Abstract: A control unit (208) transmits a response signal on an uplink control channel on the basis of a rule. In the rule, error detection result pattern candidates are associated with multiple resources of the uplink control channel used in the transmission of the response signal and with phase points within each resource, and at least a specific pattern candidate, wherein the pattern for a specific error detection result with respect to downlink data of a first unit band is identical to the error detection result pattern when communication with the base station (100) occurs using only the first unit band, and the error detection results other than the specific error detection result are all NACK or DTX, is associated with the first resource of the multiple resources. In addition, at least the first resource of the multiple resources is arranged within the first unit band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Oizumi
  • Publication number: 20200067658
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to avoid ACK/NACK collision in a system in which E-PDCCH control information is transmitted, increase the utilization efficiency of ACK/NACK resources, and suppress unnecessary PUSCH band reduction. A wireless communications terminal having a configuration comprising: a reception unit that receives control signals including ACK/NACK indexes, via an expanded physical downlink control channel; a control unit that determines, on the basis of the ACK/NACK indexes, whether to use a dynamically allocated dynamic ACK/NACK resource or a specified resource specified beforehand, to send downlink data ACK/NACK signals; and a transmission unit that sends the ACK/NACK signals using the dynamic ACK/NACK resource or the specified resource, as determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Toru Oizumi, Ayako Horiuchi, Akihiko Nishio
  • Publication number: 20200059344
    Abstract: A terminal device capable of providing a method for determining PUCCH resources used for notification of response signals indicating error detection results for downlink line data, when ARQ is applied during communications using an uplink unit band and a plurality of downlink unit bands associated to the uplink unit band and when downlink data allocations are instructed using an ePDCCH. In this device, a control unit (208) determines A/N resources on the basis of whether a channel used for transmitting downlink control information (DCI) is a PDCCH or an ePDCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Akihiko Nishio, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10531483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dynamically indicating a TDD reconfiguration to the mobile station by encoding the dynamic TDD re-configuration indication into the DCI or CRC calculated for the DCI. In one embodiment, the TDD configuration indication is implicitly encoded as an RNTI into the CRC, when scrambling the CRC for the DCI with a TDD-RNTI. In another embodiment, the TDD configuration indication is part of the DCI payload, while the CRC for the DCI is scrambled with a cell identifier, identifying the target cell for which the dynamic TDD re-configuration is to be applied. In still another embodiment, the TDD configuration indication is part of the DCI payload, where the DCI payload further includes an invalid parameter indicating to the mobile station that the DCI carries the TDD configuration indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Joachim Loehr, Michael Einhaus, Sujuan Feng, Lilei Wang, Toru Oizumi
  • Patent number: 10516508
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to avoid ACK/NACK collision in a system in which E-PDCCH control information is transmitted, increase the utilization efficiency of ACK/NACK resources, and suppress unnecessary PUSCH band reduction. A wireless communications terminal having a configuration comprising: a reception unit that receives control signals including ACK/NACK indexes, via an expanded physical downlink control channel; a control unit that determines, on the basis of the ACK/NACK indexes, whether to use a dynamically allocated dynamic ACK/NACK resource or a specified resource specified beforehand, to send downlink data ACK/NACK signals; and a transmission unit that sends the ACK/NACK signals using the dynamic ACK/NACK resource or the specified resource, as determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Toru Oizumi, Ayako Horiuchi, Akihiko Nishio