Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Ogawa

Yoshihiko Ogawa 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: 20210226679
    Abstract: This invention is a transmission device capable of enhancing the reception characteristics of a terminal when employing transmit diversity using two antenna ports in an ePDCCH. In a base station (100) that transmits a reference signal to a terminal (200) using two antenna ports, a setting unit (102), on the basis of the reception quality of the terminal, sets as the aforementioned two antenna ports either a first antenna port pair for which DMRS (reference signals) do not undergo mutual code multiplexing, or a second antenna port pair for which the DMRS do undergo code multiplexing. A transmitter (109) transmits the DMRS from the two antenna ports set in the setting unit (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Tadashi YOSHIDA, Ayako HORIUCHI, Takashi IWAI, Yoshihiko OGAWA, Akihiko NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20210211969
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmitting downlink data to a terminal apparatus; receiving a plurality of transport blocks which are transmitted in a same time period using a same frequency band in a spatial multiplexing scheme, wherein a same acknowledgement information (ACK/NACK) relating to an error detection result of the downlink data is scrambled with different scrambling schemes respectively for the plurality of transport blocks and the respectively scrambled ACK/NACK is multiplexed with data on respective ones of the plurality of transport blocks, and channel quality information (CQI) of a downlink channel is multiplexed with the data on only one transport block of the plurality of transport blocks by the terminal apparatus; and extracting the ACK/NACK and the CQI from the received plurality of transport blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihiko OGAWA, Seigo NAKAO, Akihiko NISHIO, Masayuki HOSHINO, Daichi IMAMURA, Atsushi SUMASU
  • Patent number: 11051313
    Abstract: It is possible to provide a radio communication terminal device and a radio transmission method which can improve reception performance of a CQI and a reference signal. A phase table storage unit stores a phase table which correlates the amount of cyclic shift to complex coefficients {w1, w2} to be multiplied on the reference signal. A complex coefficient multiplication unit reads out a complex coefficient corresponding to the amount of cyclic shift indicated by resource allocation information, from the phase table storage unit and multiplies the read-out complex coefficient on the reference signal so as to change the phase relationship between the reference signals in a slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Tomofumi Takata, Daichi Imamura, Seigo Nakao, Sadaki Futagi, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210168732
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus is provided, which includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver, in operation, receives a first power headroom (PHR), which is obtained by subtracting a transmit power for a data channel from a maximum transmit power at a mobile station and which is transmitted from the mobile station, and receives a second PHR, which is obtained by subtracting the transmit power for the data channel and a transmit power for a control channel from the maximum transmit power at the mobile station and which is transmitted from the mobile station. The controller, in operation, selectively sets a simultaneous transmission of the data channel and the control channel in different frequency bands to be performed by the mobile station. When the data channel and the control channel are simultaneously transmitted in different frequency bands from the mobile station, the second PHR is obtained and transmitted from the mobile station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Akihiko Nishio, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20210167912
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a terminal capable of efficiently transmitting data of different services. In this terminal (200), a controller (209) determines a transmission operation of a first transmission, corresponding to a first service, and a second transmission, corresponding to a second service, based on the first transmission and a setting of a reference signal included in the second transmission. A transmitter (216) transmits an uplink signal including at least a signal of the first transmission based on the determined transmission operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya YAMAMOTO, Ankit BHAMRI, Hidetoshi SUZUKI, Yoshihiko OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210159952
    Abstract: Provided is a base station capable of appropriately applying precoding to a PDCCH. At the base station (100), a precoding control unit (105) sets a precoding granularity, which indicates a period in which the same precoding is used, to multiple control channels respectively disposed in different time resources. A transmission unit (108) transmits signals of the multiple control channels to a terminal (200) on the basis of the set precoding granularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoya NUNOME, Hidetoshi SUZUKI, Takashi IWAI, Ayako HORIUCHI, Yoshihiko OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210144676
    Abstract: Provided are wireless communication methods for D2D communication and UEs therefor. A wireless communication method involves transmitting either a first DCI or a second DCI based on whether a first UE and a second UE are to be in a communication type of groupcast or unicast. In the wireless communication methods, the first DCI and the second DCI are scrambled by the UE ID of the second UE if the first UE and the second UE are in the communication type of unicast upon transmitting the first DCI and the second DCI, and the first DCI and the second DCI are scrambled by the group ID if the first UE and the second UE are in the communication type of groupcast upon transmitting the first DCI and the second DCI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11005543
    Abstract: This invention is a transmission device capable of enhancing the reception characteristics of a terminal when employing transmit diversity using two antenna ports in an ePDCCH. In a base station (100) that transmits a reference signal to a terminal (200) using two antenna ports, a setting unit (102), on the basis of the reception quality of the terminal, sets as the aforementioned two antenna ports either a first antenna port pair for which DMRS (reference signals) do not undergo mutual code multiplexing, or a second antenna port pair for which the DMRS do undergo code multiplexing. A transmitter (109) transmits the DMRS from the two antenna ports set in the setting unit (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tadashi Yoshida, Ayako Horiuchi, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Akihiko Nishio
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210112535
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims at allowing a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern suitable for a terminal to be selected from among a plurality of DMRS patterns including Legacy DMRS and Reduced DMRS. Disclosed is a terminal including: reception section 21 that receives uplink control information; control section 23 that determines a specific mapping pattern from among a plurality of mapping patterns for an uplink DMRS on the basis of the control information; and DMRS generating section 24 that generates a DMRS according to the specific mapping pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Kazuki Takeda, Ayako Horiuchi, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Masayuki Hoshino, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210111850
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless transmitter and a reference signal transmission method that improve channel estimation accuracy. In a terminal, which transmits a reference signal using n (n is a non-negative integer 2 or greater) band blocks (which correspond to clusters here), which are disposed with spaces therebetween in a frequency direction, a reference signal controller switches the reference signal formation method of a reference signal generator between a first formation method and a second formation method based on the number (n) of band blocks. In addition, a threshold value setting unit adjusts a switching threshold value based on the frequency spacing between band blocks. Thus, the reference signal formation method can be selected with good accuracy and, as a result, channel estimation accuracy is further improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Sadaki Futagi, Tomohumi Takata, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10966167
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus is provided, which includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver, in operation, receives a first power headroom (PHR), which is obtained by subtracting a transmit power for a data channel from a maximum transmit power at a mobile station and which is transmitted from the mobile station, and receives a second PHR, which is obtained by subtracting the transmit power for the data channel and a transmit power for a control channel from the maximum transmit power at the mobile station and which is transmitted from the mobile station. The controller, in operation, selectively sets a simultaneous transmission of the data channel and the control channel in different frequency bands to be performed by the mobile station. When the data channel and the control channel are simultaneously transmitted in different frequency bands from the mobile station, the second PHR is obtained and transmitted from the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Akihiko Nishio, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20210076332
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communication device that can suppress an increase in power consumption of a terminal while preventing the degradation of SINR measurement precision resulting from TPC errors in a base station. A terminal controls the transmission power of a second signal by adding an offset to the transmission power of a first signal; an offset-setting unit sets an offset correction value in response to a transmission time gap between a third signal transmitted the previous time and the second signal transmitted this time; and a transmission power control unit controls the transmission power of the second signal using the correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10932227
    Abstract: Provided are wireless communication methods for D2D communication and UEs therefor. A wireless communication method involves transmitting either a first DCI or a second DCI based on whether a first UE and a second UE are to be in a communication type of groupcast or unicast. In the wireless communication methods, the first DCI and the second DCI are scrambled by the UE ID of the second UE if the first UE and the second UE are in the communication type of unicast upon transmitting the first DCI and the second DCI, and the first DCI and the second DCI are scrambled by the group ID if the first UE and the second UE are in the communication type of groupcast upon transmitting the first DCI and the second DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10912075
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims at allowing a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern suitable for a terminal to be selected from among a plurality of DMRS patterns including Legacy DMRS and Reduced DMRS. Disclosed is a terminal including: reception section 21 that receives uplink control information; control section 23 that determines a specific mapping pattern from among a plurality of mapping patterns for an uplink DMRS on the basis of the control information; and DMRS generating section 24 that generates a DMRS according to the specific mapping pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Kazuki Takeda, Ayako Horiuchi, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Masayuki Hoshino, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10911198
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless transmitter and a reference signal transmission method that improve channel estimation accuracy. In a terminal, which transmits a reference signal using n (n is a non-negative integer 2 or greater) band blocks (which correspond to clusters here), which are disposed with spaces therebetween in a frequency direction, a reference signal controller switches the reference signal formation method of a reference signal generator between a first formation method and a second formation method based on the number (n) of band blocks. In addition, a threshold value setting unit adjusts a switching threshold value based on the frequency spacing between band blocks. Thus, the reference signal formation method can be selected with good accuracy and, as a result, channel estimation accuracy is further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Sadaki Futagi, Tomohumi Takata, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • 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: 20210013983
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication apparatus and a reference signal generating method, wherein inter-cell interference is reduced inside and outside a CoMP set. A CoMP mode setting unit (101) sets whether the terminal (100) thereof is a CoMP terminal or a Non-CoMP terminal. When the terminal (100) is set as a Non-CoMP terminal, the hopping pattern calculating unit (104) calculates a ZC sequence number to be used as the transmission timing, from among all the ZC sequence numbers that can be used within the system. When the terminal (100) is set as a CoMP terminal, the hopping pattern calculating unit (104) calculates a ZC sequence number to be used as the transmission timing, by hopping the ZC sequence numbers to be used within the CoMP set. A ZC sequence generating unit (105) generates a ZC sequence to be used as an SRS, using the calculated ZC sequence number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Masaru Fukuoka
  • Publication number: 20210014030
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can prevent interference between SRS and PUCCH when the PUCCH transmission bandwidth fluctuates and suppress degradation of CQI estimation accuracy by the band where no SRS is transmitted. The device includes: an SRS code generation unit (201) which generates an SRS (Sounding Reference Signal) for measuring uplink line data channel quality; an SRS arrangement unit (202) which frequency-multiplexes the SRS on the SR transmission band and arranges it; and an SRS arrangement control unit (208) which controls SRS frequency multiplex so as to be uniform in frequency without modifying the bandwidth of one SRS multiplex unit in accordance with the fluctuation of the reference signal transmission bandwidth according to the SRS arrangement information transmitted from the base station and furthermore controls the transmission interval of the frequency-multiplexed SRS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsumoto, Daichi Imamura, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Tomofumi Takata, 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