US Pat. No. 10,485,000

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
a memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
receive an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message from an E-UTRA evolved node B (eNB), wherein the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message is received over an LTE air interface, the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message comprises information elements (IEs) indicating a new radio (NR) configuration information, and the NR configuration information indicates an identity of an NR-Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB) for NR RRC message;
perform, according to the NR configuration information, addition of the NR-SRB for NR RRC message over an NR air interface which is different from the LTE air interface;
send information indicating a failure type as NR Radio Link failure.

US Pat. No. 10,397,939

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PHYSICAL UPLINK SHARED CHANNEL (PUSCH) FORMAT SIGNALING AND CONTENTION ACCESS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

2. A method of a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with a downlink control information (DCI) format, the PDCCH scheduling a single physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the single PUSCH being a first PUSCH in subframe n, the DCI indicating a starting position and an ending position of the PUSCH;
performing a channel access procedure; and
transmitting the first PUSCH; wherein
when any PUSCH is not transmitted in subframe n?1, the channel access procedure is performed immediately before a transmission of the first PUSCH, and
when a second PUSCH is transmitted in subframe n?1:
if the starting position of the first PUSCH is later than an initial subframe boundary of the subframe n or if the ending position of the second PUSCH is earlier than a final subframe boundary of the subframe n?1, the channel access procedure is performed immediately before the transmission of the first PUSCH; and
if there is no gap between the first PUSCH and the second PUSCH, the transmission of the first PUSCH is performed without performing the channel access procedure immediately before the transmission of the first PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,813,163

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN NEW RADIO

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for discontinuous reception (DRX), the method comprising:receiving, by receiving circuitry of a User Equipment (UE), a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message having a DRX Start Offset (drx-StartOffset) and a DRX Slot Offset (drxStartOffset_slot);
determining, by processing circuitry of the UE, a start subframe based on the drx-StartOffset; and
determining, by the processing circuitry, a starting time of a DRX On-Duration Timer (drx-onDurationTimer) in the start subframe based on the drxStartOffset_slot, wherein the drxStartOffset_slot has an actual time unit.

US Pat. No. 10,772,089

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR CONFIGURING NON-ANCHOR PHYSICAL RESOURCE BLOCK, AND METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF NON-ANCHOR PHYSICAL RESOURCE BLOCK

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive indication information indicating whether a non-anchor physical resource block (PRB) is in in-band of an LTE carrier or in a guard band of the LTE carrier, and to receive, in a case that (a) an anchor PRB is in the guard band of the LTE carrier, and (b) the indication information indicates that the non-anchor PRB is in in-band of the LTE carrier, a non-anchor PRB configuration which indicates that the non-anchor PRB is in in-band of the LTE carrier and indicates a first offset from a middle PRB in a set of LTE in-band PRBs; and
determination circuitry configured to determine, based on the non-anchor PRB configuration, a location of the non-anchor PRB in the set of LTE in-band PRBs, wherein
the receiving circuitry is configured to receive an anchor PRB configuration, in a case that the anchor PRB is in in-band of the LTE carrier,
the anchor PRB configuration indicates that the anchor PRB is in in-band of the LTE carrier and indicates a second offset from the middle PRB in the set of LTE in-band PRBs,
the first offset is an integer number selected from a first range,
the second offset is an integer number selected from a second range different from the first range, and
the non-anchor PRB is different from the anchor PRB in that:
the non-anchor PRB is a PRB used by the UE for receiving a unicast transmission related to NarrowBand IOT (NB-IoT), but not used by the UE for receiving a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), a master system information block (MIB), and a system information block (SIB), each of which is related to the NB-IoT; and
the anchor PRB is a PRB used by the UE for receiving the PSS, the SSS, the MIB, and/or the SIB.

US Pat. No. 10,798,720

UPLINK TRANSMISSION SKIPPING IN A TERMINAL APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus for communicating with a base station apparatus by using a primary cell and an LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) secondary cell, the terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive information indicating a parameter skipUplinkTxDynamic; and
transmission circuitry configured to perform an uplink transmission, wherein
the transmission circuitry is further configured to:
skip a first uplink transmission at least based on a first configured uplink grant for the LAA secondary cell, the first configured uplink grant corresponding to the first uplink transmission,
skip a second uplink transmission in the primary cell in a case that the parameter skipUplinkTxDynamic is configured, and
skip a third uplink transmission in the LAA secondary cell in the case that the parameter skipUplinkTxDynamic is configured,
the second uplink transmission corresponds to a third uplink grant corresponding to a C-RNTI, and
the third uplink transmission corresponds to a fourth uplink grant corresponding to the C-RNTI.

US Pat. No. 10,716,144

TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus which communicates with a base station apparatus by using multiple serving cells including a primary cell and one or multiple secondary cells, comprising:medium access control layer processing circuitry configured to initiate a random access procedure for a secondary cell based on a single reception of a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) order;
a transmitter configured to transmit a first random access preamble; and
a receiver configured to receive a random access response,
wherein
the transmitter is further configured to transmit a second random access preamble after the transmitter transmits the first random access preamble,
the medium access control layer processing circuitry, in a case that (a) reception of the random access response is considered not successful and (b) the first random access preamble was transmitted on the secondary cell, determines whether to transmit the second random access preamble based on the single reception of the PDCCH order, based on a configuration of a higher layer, and
the transmitter resumes, based on a second PDCCH order, random access preamble transmission to transmit the second random access preamble, in a case that the medium access control layer processing circuitry determines, based on the configuration, that the transmitter does not transmit the second random access preamble based on the single reception.

US Pat. No. 10,798,697

TERMINAL APPARATUS THAT TRANSMIT PUSCH, BASE STATION APPARATUS THAT RECEIVES PUSCH, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THAT USES PUSCH

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry that receives a PDCCH including downlink control information; and
transmission circuitry that transmits a PUSCH including a transport block, based on detection of the PDCCH, wherein
the transmission circuitry triggers non-adaptive PUSCH retransmission without waiting for a feedback for transmission of the PUSCH in a bundle, when a parameter TTIbundling of an RRC layer is configured to be TRUE,
a size of the transport block is given at least based on whether the parameter TTIbundling of the RRC layer is configured to be TRUE,
when the parameter TTIbundling of the RRC layer is not configured to be TRUE, the size of the transport block is given based on a value of a transport block size index and a specific value, the specific value being at least based on which one of UpPTS of a special subframe and an uplink subframe is used for transmitting the transport block, and
when (a) the parameter TTIbundling of the RRC layer is not configured to be TRUE and (b) the transport block is transmitted in the UpPTS, the specific value is the largest integer value between a value given by a floor function and 1, where the floor function takes a value which is equal to a product of a total number of assigned physical resource blocks and a decimal larger than 0 and smaller than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,798,689

METHODS AND RELATED DEVICES OF CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION (CSI) REPORTING FOR BANDWIDTH PART (BWP) SWITCH OPERATION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for reporting Channel State Information (CSI), the method comprising:receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), a CSI reporting configuration via a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message comprising a plurality of trigger states from a base station on a first Bandwidth Part (BWP), one of the plurality of trigger states being associated with the CSI reporting configuration;
reserving, by the UE, the CSI reporting configuration during a BWP switch operation including:
receiving, by the UE, a first BWP switch indication from the base station to change the first BWP to a second BWP; and
receiving, by the UE, a second BWP switch indication from the base station to switch from an active BWP of the UE back to the first BWP; and
sending, by the UE, a CSI report based on the CSI reporting configuration in a case that the UE receives a CSI reporting activation command via Downlink Control Information (DCI) from the base station after receiving the second BWP switch indication, the CSI reporting activation command comprising an indication of the one of the plurality of trigger states associated with the CSI reporting configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,716,092

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING RADIO RESOURCES FOR VEHICLE (V2X) COMMUNICATIONS FROM AN OVERLAPPING RESOURCE POOL

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) that performs sidelink communication associated with pedestrian-UE related Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication, the UE comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a broadcast message including first information and second information, the first information being used for indicating a plurality of resource pools, the second information being used for configuring resource selection for the sidelink communication,
controlling circuitry configured to determine to use a first resource pool within the plurality of resource pools in a case that the second information indicates that random selection is used for the resource selection,
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on the random selection, the sidelink communication using the first resource pool within the plurality of resource pools,
wherein the plurality of resource pools includes the first resource pool for performing the sidelink communication associated with the pedestrian-UE related V2X communication and a second resource pool for performing a sidelink communication associated with non-pedestrian-UE related V2X communication.

US Pat. No. 10,708,949

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus, comprising:medium access control layer processing circuitry configured to initiate a random access procedure based on a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) order, wherein the PDCCH order includes a first piece of information, and the first piece of information is a preamble index used for indicating a random access preamble;
a transmitter configured to transmit the random access preamble by using a Physical Random Access CHannel (PRACH); and
a transmit power controller configured to set transmit power for transmitting the random access preamble based on a transmission counter,
wherein the transmit power controller determines whether or not the transmission power is set based on a calculation in which the transmission counter is incremented, at least based on whether or not the preamble index included in the PDCCH order is a specific preamble index,
and
the PDCCH order includes a second piece of information used for selecting a resource of the PRACH.

US Pat. No. 10,581,559

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a higher-layer processor configured to acquire information indicating a configuration of a short processing time;
a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiver configured to receive a PDCCH in a subframe n;
a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) receiver configured to receive a PDSCH corresponding to the PDCCH; and
an uplink transmitter configured to transmit a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) in a subframe n+k for the PDSCH, wherein
in a case that the information is not acquired, the k is equal to k1,
in a case that the information is acquired and the PDCCH is a PDCCH in common search space, the k is equal to k1,
in a case that the information is acquired and the PDCCH is a PDCCH in UE-specific search space, the k is equal to k2, and
the k2 is smaller than the k1, wherein the k1 and k2 are positive values.

US Pat. No. 10,631,292

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a first parameter indicating a first transmission mode of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and a second parameter indicating a second transmission mode of a short PDSCH (sPDCCH); and
decoding circuitry configured to attempt to decode a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with a first DCI format, the first DCI format corresponding to the first transmission mode, wherein
the decoding circuitry is configured to, in a case that a third parameter is configured, attempt to decode a short PDCCH (sPDCCH) with a second DCI format in a UE specific search space (USS), the second DCI format corresponding to the second transmission mode; and
the USS is a set of sPDCCH candidates.

US Pat. No. 10,624,150

RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION RESUME METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A radio resource control (RRC) connection resume method of a wireless communication system, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), an RRC suspend message from a first base station;
performing, by the UE, an RRC resume procedure with a second base station in response to the RRC suspend message; and
receiving, by the UE, an RRC resume response from the second base station,
wherein the RRC suspend message comprises:
a) target cell information, and
b) target radio access technology information comprising numerology information.

US Pat. No. 10,439,682

ACCESS MECHANISM FOR PROXIMITY-BASED SERVICE UE-TO-NETWORK RELAY SERVICE

FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIM...

1. A method for a relay user equipment (UE) to forward packets between a base station and a remote UE, the method comprising:determining a relay service type;
assigning network functions by the base station to at least one of the remote UE and the relay UE for a relay network slice, wherein the relay network slice and the corresponding network functions are based on the relay service type;
selecting one or more sidelink (SL)-radio resources to forward the packets for the relay network slice between the remote UE and the relay UE.

US Pat. No. 10,440,706

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PUCCH RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND HARQ-ACK REPORTING WITH PROCESSING TIME REDUCTION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive more than one physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs), the receiving circuitry being configured to receive more than one physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) scheduled by the more than one PDCCHs, respectively, with different processing times; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit more than one hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) responses for the more than one PDSCHs, respectively; wherein
the UE is not expected to receive the more than one PDSCHs for which the more than one HARQ-ACK responses are provided in a same subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,601,621

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive on a physical downlink control channel, from a base station apparatus, a downlink control information (DCI) format comprising first information used for indicating an index of an uplink antenna port, the uplink antenna port being used for transmission of a demodulation reference signal for a physical uplink shared channel, the DCI format being used for scheduling of the physical uplink shared channel; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit, to the base station apparatus, the demodulation reference signal for the physical uplink shared channel using the uplink antenna port with the index indicated by the first information, wherein
the demodulation reference signal for the physical uplink shared channel transmitted using the uplink antenna port with the index indicated by the first information is mapped to positions of physical resources within a resource block, and
the positions of physical resources within the resource block is given based on second information provided by using the DCI format comprising the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,574,408

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry that
receives a higher layer signal including first information used for configuring that a number of bits of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request-Acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) is determined by Downlink Assignment Index (DAI) based solution, and
receives downlink control information on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); and
transmission circuitry that transmits the HARQ-ACK, wherein
the HARQ-ACK is transmitted using a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format in a case that the first information is received, the PDCCH is detected in a common search space on a primary cell, and a counter DAI value in the PDCCH is set to 1, the PDCCH being used for scheduling of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission only on the primary cell,
the HARQ-ACK is transmitted using the first PUCCH format in a case that the first information is received, the PDCCH is detected in a user equipment search space on a primary cell, and both the counter DAI value and a total DAI value in the PDCCH are set to 1, the PDCCH being used for scheduling of the PDSCH transmission only on the primary cell, and
the HARQ-ACK is transmitted using one of a second PUCCH format and a third PUCCH format in a case that the first information is received, the PDCCH is detected, and either the counter DAI value or the total DAI value in the PDCCH is greater than 1, the PDCCH being used for scheduling of a PDSCH transmission only on the primary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,448,414

DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL FOR UPLINK ULTRA-RELIABLE AND LOW-LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus that communicates with a base station apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control message comprising first information used for indicating a periodicity,
the receiving circuitry configured to receive, a downlink control information (DCI) format with Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) scrambled by a first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) which is different from a cell-RNTI (C-RNTI), the DCI format comprising second information; and
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on the first information and the DCI format with the CRC scrambled by the first RNTI, a transmission on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in a symbol within a slot, wherein
an index of the symbol in which the transmission on the PUSCH is performed is indicated by the second information, and
an index of the slot in which the transmission on the PUSCH is performed is derived based on a timing relationship between the DCI format and the PUSCH, which is indicated by the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,869,259

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUISITION OF SYSTEM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. A wireless terminal that communicates over a radio interface with a radio access node of a radio access network (RAN), the wireless terminal comprising:receiver circuitry configured to receive a first type system information (SI) block (SIB), the first type SIB comprising:
availability of SI message(s), each of the SI message(s) comprising at least one second type SIB, and
an indication of a delivery mode for each of the SI message(s), the delivery mode being either broadcast or on-demand basis;
transmitter circuitry configured to transmit an SI request message to request at least one SI message in a case where the delivery mode of the at least one SI message is on-demand;
processor circuitry configured to:
after receiving an acknowledgement for the SI request message and before performing an SI message acquisition process, wait for a time duration specified by an offset value, and
perform the SI message acquisition process to acquire the at least one SI message.

US Pat. No. 10,492,153

REPORTING POWER HEADROOM IN MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS

FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIM...

1. A method for reporting power headroom by a user equipment (UE) to an evolved NodeB (eNB) in a Multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT)-Dual Connectivity (MR-DC) scenario, the method comprising:generating, by the UE, a DC Power Headroom Report (PHR) Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) having a fixed number of octets with cell index fields for indicating whether a power headroom (PH) for a serving cell with a corresponding cell index is reported; and
transmitting, by the UE, the DC PHR MAC CE to the eNB,
wherein the fixed number of octets is independent of a highest secondary Cell Index (SCellIndex) for serving cells with configured uplink.

US Pat. No. 10,736,137

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ADAPTIVE SCHEDULING REQUEST PROCEDURE

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:triggering, by a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity, a first Scheduling Request (SR) procedure for a first logical channel, the first logical channel being not configured with a valid Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource for the first SR procedure;
triggering, by the MAC entity, a second SR procedure for a second logical channel configured with a valid PUCCH resource for the second SR procedure; and
in response to triggering the first SR procedure,
initiating, by the MAC entity, a Random Access (RA) procedure, and
canceling, by the MAC entity, the first SR procedure without cancelling the second SR procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,609,689

LONG PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) DESIGN FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO (NR)

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

4. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
determine an uplink control channel (PUCCH) format and configuration based on a signaling from a base station (gNB), wherein the PUCCH format comprises orthogonal sequences on reference symbols and data symbols;
determine a control channel used for uplink control information (UCI) feedback;
determine a resource of the control channel for UCI feedback; and
transmit UCI on the selected control channel;
wherein the PUCCH comprises a long PUCCH, and wherein the long PUCCH occupies a UL centric slot or a UL only slot with one or more consecutive UL only slots.

US Pat. No. 10,595,166

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING TIME REDUCTION SIGNALING

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
receive a configuration message including a short processing time configuration from a base station apparatus;
determine a processing time value k for a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission operation based on the short processing time configuration, wherein in a case where the short processing time configuration does not configure a short processing time, k is 4, and in a case where the short processing time configuration configures the short processing time, k is smaller than 4;
receive the PDSCH in subframe n?k;
transmit hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) in subframe n for the PDSCH transmission in subframe n?k, and
perform a PUSCH transmission operation based on the same short processing time configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,568,136

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL PLANE AND USER PLANE TRANSMISSIONS IN A CUSTOMIZED C-RAN

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving control-plane (CP) signaling using a first beam in a radio resource, the radio resource comprising time slots and a radio spectrum having an unlicensed band;
receiving user-plane (UP) content using a second beam in the radio resource based on the CP signaling;
wherein a first Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) procedure is performed by a transmitter before the UE receives the CP signaling using the first beam in the radio resource;
wherein a second LBT procedure is performed by the transmitter before the UE receives the UP signaling using the second beam in the radio resource;
wherein the second beam has a directional beam pattern;
wherein the first beam uses a first unlicensed sub-band of the radio spectrum, and the second beam uses a second unlicensed sub-band of the radio spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,524,246

TWO-STAGE DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION CONFIGURATIONS FOR BEAM OPERATION

FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIM...

1. A method of communicating downlink control information (DCI) from a transmit/receipt point (TRP) to a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:transmitting a first stage DCI and a reference signal (RS) by a coarse beam, the first stage DCI comprising a first portion of control information in the DCI;
transmitting a second stage DCI by a refine beam, the second stage DCI comprising a second remaining portion of the control information in the DCI;
wherein the first stage DCI includes information identifying the second stage DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,601,551

HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST FOR UPLINK ULTRA-RELIABLE AND LOW-LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a first radio resource control message including first information used for configuring a number of repetitions,
the receiving circuitry being configured to receive a second radio resource control message including second information used for configuring a time domain occasion for a symbol where the UE monitors an uplink grant with cyclic redundancy check scrambled by a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) in a UE-specific search space, wherein the first RNTI is different from a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) and,
the receiving circuitry being configured to monitor in the UE-specific search space, based on the second information, the uplink grant with the cyclic redundancy check scrambled by the first RNTI; and
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on a detection of the uplink grant with the cyclic redundancy check scrambled by the first RNTI, a transmission on a physical uplink shared channel according to the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,976

SIGNALING, PROCEDURES, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATIONS FOR UPLINK ULTRA RELIABLE LOW LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) that communicates with a base station apparatus, comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising first information used for configuring a periodicity,
the receiving circuitry configured to receive a RRC message comprising second information used for configuring a numerology,
the receiving circuitry configured to detect in a common search space, a physical downlink control channel for a downlink control information (DCI) format with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by a first radio network identifier (RNTI), the first RNTI being different from a Cell-RNTI (C-RNTI) and a semi-persistent scheduling C-RNTI, the first RNTI being used for indicating an activation and a deactivation for an uplink data transmission on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the periodicity and the numerology; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit confirmation information Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) in a case that third information used for indicating the activation for the uplink data transmission on the PUSCH is comprised in the DCI format with the CRC scrambled by the first RNTI,
the transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on a detection of the DCI format comprising the third information, the uplink data transmission on the PUSCH based on the periodicity and the numerology, wherein
the transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit confirmation information MAC CE in a case that fourth information used for indicating the deactivation for the uplink data transmission on the PUSCH is comprised in the DCI format with the CRC scrambled by the first RNTI, and
the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the third information is identified by a MAC protocol data unit (MAC PDU) subheader with a logical channel identifier (LCID),
the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the fourth information is identified by the MAC PDU subheader with the LCID, and
the same index of the LCID is used for the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the third information and the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the fourth information.

US Pat. No. 10,455,560

SHORT PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) DESIGN FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO (NR)

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
acquire a first higher layer configuration indicating at least a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource configuration corresponding to a PUCCH format among a plurality of PUCCH formats which have at least two types of lengths, wherein the PUCCH format consists of one or two symbol(s);
acquire a second higher layer configuration indicating multiple sets of PUCCH resource configurations;
select a set of PUCCH resource configurations from the sets of PUCCH resource configurations based on a payload size of uplink control information (UCI); and
transmit the UCI on a PUCCH resource, the PUCCH resource corresponding to a PUCCH resource configuration within the selected set of PUCCH resource configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,313,993

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL DETECTION AND TRANSMISSION FOR RADIO SYSTEM

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:receiver circuitry configured to receive, from a base station apparatus, dedicated signaling comprising first information used for configuring a first periodicity, the first periodicity being for a first measurement timing; and
processor circuitry configured to perform, based on the first periodicity, a measurement based on a first block comprising a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) and a physical broadcast channel (PBCH);
wherein:
the receiver circuitry is configured to receive, from the base station apparatus, the dedicated signaling comprising second information used for configuring a second periodicity, the second periodicity being for a second measurement timing,
the processor circuitry is configured to perform, based on the second periodicity, the measurement based on a second block comprising a PSS, a SSS and a PBCH, and
a value of the second periodicity is always configured as a value smaller than a value of the first periodicity.

US Pat. No. 10,638,467

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiving circuitry configured to monitor a first PDCCH with a first downlink control information (DCI) format, the first PDCCH with the first DCI format scheduling a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH); and
PUSCH transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the PUSCH, the first DCI format including a PUSCH trigger A field and a Transmitter Power Control (TPC) command field,
wherein the PDCCH receiving circuitry is further configured to, if the PUSCH trigger A field is set to 1, monitor a second PDCCH with a second DCI format in a valid duration, the second DCI format including a PUSCH trigger B field,
if the PUSCH trigger A field is set to 1, the TPC command field does not apply when the second PDCCH with the second DCI format of which the PUSCH trigger B field set to 1 is not detected, and
if the PUSCH trigger A field is set to 1, the TPC command field applies if the second PDCCH with the second DCI format of which the PUSCH trigger B field set to 1 is detected, and the PUSCH transmitting circuitry is configured to perform a corresponding PUSCH transmission using the applied TPC command.

US Pat. No. 10,631,268

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, AND METHOD FOR PAGING

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for paging, performed by User equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a base station via a system information block (SIB), information related to paging message reception for a plurality of carriers;
applying the information related to paging message reception to the plurality of carriers;
determining one of the plurality of carriers based on the information related to paging message reception, wherein
an npdcch-NumRepetitionPaging information element is included in the information related to paging message reception,
said method further comprising:
receiving, from the base station via the SIB, another information related to paging message reception which does not include the npdcch-NumRepetitionPaging information element for a carrier; and
applying, to the carrier, the npdcch-NumRepetitionPaging configured in SystemInformationBlockType2-NB, in a case that the other information related to paging message reception is received.

US Pat. No. 10,531,385

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN NEW RADIO

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method, by a user equipment (UE), for discontinuous reception (DRX) operation, the method comprising:receiving, by receiving circuitry of the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) configuration containing a first DRX parameter configuration, the first DRX parameter configuration configuring a first DRX parameter having a first unit which has a fixed duration;
receiving, by the receiving circuitry of the UE, the RRC configuration containing a second DRX parameter configuration, the second DRX parameter configuration configuring a second DRX parameter having a second unit which has a scalable duration; and
receiving, by the receiving circuitry of the UE, a downlink control information (DCI) which indicates a transport block reception on a bandwidth part (BWP);
wherein a determination of the scalable duration of the second unit is based on a slot length of the BWP;
wherein the first unit is in millisecond, and the second unit is in slot, and the BWP is indicated by a BWP indicator contained in the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,531,443

PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) FORMAT ADAPTATION FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO (NR)

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) that includes code block groups (CBGs) of a transport block; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit CBG based HARQ-ACK, wherein
for the CBG based HARQ-ACK corresponding to the PDSCH which is scheduled in a common search space (CSS), the transmitting circuitry is configured to report one HARQ-ACK bit for the transport block,
for the CBG based HARQ-ACK corresponding to the PDSCH which is scheduled in a UE-specific search space (USS), the transmitting circuitry is configured to report HARQ-ACK bits of all CBGs.

US Pat. No. 10,660,023

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUISITION OF ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment that communicates over a radio interface with a base station apparatus of a radio access network (RAN), the user equipment comprising:processor circuitry configured to initiate a first type system information block (SIB) acquisition process to receive a first type SIB, the first type SIB comprising:
scheduling information of a system information (SI) message, the SI message comprising at least one second type SIB; and
an indication of broadcast status for the SI message, the indication indicating on-demand delivery;
receiver circuitry configured to receive the first type SIB; and
transmitter circuitry configured to transmit an SI request message to request the SI message;
the processor circuitry further configured to initiate an SI message acquisition process to receive the SI message; wherein
in a case that a stored version of one of the at least one second type SIB is not valid, the first type SIB acquisition process is initiated upon a failure of the SI message acquisition process.

US Pat. No. 10,602,429

ACCESS CONTROL IN NEW RADIO

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for a wireless device to trigger a Radio Access Network (RAN) Notification Area (RNA) update while the wireless device is in a Radio Resource Control (RRC) inactive (RRC_INACTIVE) state, the method comprising:initiating an RRC resumption procedure for the RNA update;
acquiring an access control parameter configuration of an access category associated with the RNA update in system information block 1 (SIB1) broadcast by a network node;
initiating a random access procedure for the RRC resumption procedure according to an indicator of the access control parameter configuration of the access category;
wherein, when the indicator is OFF, the indicator indicates to the wireless device that the wireless device does not need to apply the access control parameter configuration of the access category, and that the wireless device is allowed to initiate the random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,602,505

RECEPTION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:control information reception circuitry configured to receive first radio resource control (RRC) information and second RRC information through a higher-layer signalling, and monitor a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidate with a downlink control information (DCI) format, and
transmission circuitry configured to perform a first uplink data transmission or a second uplink data transmission, wherein
the first RRC information includes first radio resource information, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) information, and a precoding and number of layers,
the second RRC information includes periodicity,
the DCI includes second radio resource information,
in a case where the control information detection circuitry receives the first RRC information and the second RRC information, the transmission circuitry performs the first uplink data transmission by using the first RRC information and the second RRC information, and
in a case where the control information detection circuitry does not receive the first RRC information and does receive the second RRC information, the transmission circuitry performs the second uplink data transmission by using the second RRC information and the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,601,566

MULTIPLE SLOT LONG PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) DESIGN FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO (NR)

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
determine an uplink control channel (PUCCH) spans over multiple slots based on a signaling from a base station (gNB);
determine a method of a frequency hopping for the configured multiple slots PUCCH; and
transmit uplink control information (UCI) with the frequency hopping, wherein
the number of symbols of the PUCCH is the same in each slot of the multi slots, and
the location of the symbols for the PUCCH is the same in the each slot of the multiple slots.

US Pat. No. 10,555,365

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:higher layer processor configured to acquire a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) configuration, the dedicated RRC configuration comprising first information, second information and third information, the first information indicating one or more control resource set(s), the second information indicating one or more resource set(s), the one or more resource set(s) including at least one of the one or more control resource set(s);
physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiving circuitry configured to monitor a PDCCH in the one or more control resource set(s), the PDCCH carrying a DCI format which schedules a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH); and
PDSCH receiving circuitry configured to receive the PDSCH;
wherein
the DCI format does not comprise an information field indicating whether or not a subset of the one or more resource set(s) is available for the PDSCH, if the third information indicates the DCI formats do not comprise the information field, or if the DCI format can be mapped in common specific search space; and
the DCI format comprises the information field, if the third information indicates the DCI formats comprise the information field, and if the DCI format can be mapped in UE-specific specific search space only.

US Pat. No. 10,499,386

PROCEDURE, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION WITHOUT GRANT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising a first parameter used for configuring a periodicity,
the receiving circuitry being configured to receive the RRC message comprising a second parameter,
the receiving circuitry being configured to receive on a physical downlink control channel, downlink control information (DCI) with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) that is different from a cell-RNTI (C-RNTI), and
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, in a case that the second parameter is configured, a first PUSCH transmission based on the periodicity and a first offset value, the first offset value being configured by using the RRC message, wherein
the transmitting circuitry is configured to perform, in a case that the second parameter is not configured, a second PUSCH transmission based on the periodicity and a second offset value, the second offset value being indicated by using the DCI, the second PUSCH transmission being activated by using the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,440,520

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING RADIO RESOURCES FOR VEHICLE (V2X) COMMUNICATIONS FROM AN OVERLAPPING RESOURCE POOL

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A first user equipment (UE) that is in direct communication with a second user equipment (UE) different from the first user equipment (UE), the first user equipment (UE) comprising:processor circuitry configured to acquire broadcast signaling from a base station, the broadcast signaling including a threshold value list;
sensing circuitry configured to measure a reception power and to compare the measured reception power with a single threshold;
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a sidelink transmission using a resource that is available according to resource sensing in a case that the measured reception power is lower than the single threshold;
wherein the single threshold is obtained from the threshold value list in dependence upon at least a priority of the sidelink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,772,085

SHORT PUCCH FORMATS AND SCHEDULING REQUEST (SR) TRANSMISSION FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY (NR)

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
a memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
determine a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource and a PUCCH format; and
transmit uplink control information (UCI) on the PUCCH resource using the PUCCH format, wherein
in a case where the PUCCH format is a 2-symbol PUCCH and is up to 2 bits, the UCI is repeated in two symbols using repetition of a 1-symbol PUCCH, and
in a case where the PUCCH format is a 2-symbol PUCCH and is more than 2 bits, the UCI is jointly encoded, the encoded UCI bits are distributed across two symbols, and if the UCI includes HARQ-ACK and scheduling request (SR), SR bits are appended to HARQ-ACK bits and the HARQ-ACK bits and the SR bits are jointly encoded.

US Pat. No. 10,659,983

BEAM FAILURE DETECTION AND RECOVERY

FG Innovation Company Lim...

5. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration specific to a bandwidth part (BWP), the first RRC configuration configuring an initial value of a beam failure detection (BFD) timer and a beam failure indication (BFI) count threshold;
starting or re-starting the BFD timer when receiving a beam failure indication (BFI) from a lower sublayer;
counting a number of the received BFIs using a BFI counter; and
setting the BFI counter to zero when receiving a second RRC configuration specific to the BWP, the second RRC configuration re-configuring the BFI count threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,631,353

METHODS AND RELATED DEVICES FOR SECONDARY NODE ADDITION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon; and
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message from a master node, the first RRC connection reconfiguration message including a Signaling Radio Bearer 3 (SRB3) configuration for a Secondary Cell Group (SCG) and a Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP) configuration for the SCG, wherein the master node is configured to receive an inter-node RRC message including the SRB3 configuration for the SCG and the SDAP configuration for the SCG from a secondary node, and encapsulate the inter-node RRC message including the SRB3 configuration for the SCG and the SDAP configuration for the SCG into the first RRC connection reconfiguration message;
add the SCG in response to the first RRC connection reconfiguration message; and
transmit an RRC connection reconfiguration complete message to the secondary node via an SRB3.

US Pat. No. 10,536,949

POWER EFFICIENT RESOURCE UTILIZATION FOR V2X COMMUNICATIONS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) that performs sidelink communication associated with pedestrian-UE related Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication, the UE comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a system information block including a parameter related to random selection and/or a parameter related to sensing;
controlling circuitry configured:
to determine, based on whether or not the parameter related to sensing is included in the system information block, which of the sensing or the random selection is used for UE autonomous resource selection; and
to use the sensing for UE autonomous resource selection in a case that the parameter related to sensing and the parameter related to random selection are included in the system information block; and
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on the sensing or the random selection determined, a transmission of sidelink control information and data using a resource pool, in a case that the use of the sensing or the random selection is determined for the UE autonomous resource selection.

US Pat. No. 10,631,308

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DATA TRANSMISSION WITHOUT GRANT DURING MEASUREMENT GAP

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by transmitting circuitry of a base station, downlink data to a user equipment (UE) in at least one of a plurality of measurement objects in a first frequency carrier during one of a plurality of measurement gap periods of the UE; and
transmitting, by the transmitting circuitry, an indicator associated with the downlink data to the UE in a second frequency carrier and after the one of the plurality of measurement gap periods,
wherein the indicator indicates at least one of time resource allocation information and frequency resource allocation information of the downlink data contained in the one of the plurality of measurement objects.

US Pat. No. 10,986,668

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station device using a cell of an unlicensed band, the terminal device comprising:channel measurement circuitry configured to perform an uplink channel access procedure;
reception processing circuitry configured to receive, in a physical downlink shared channel, a message including a random access response grant for the cell of the unlicensed band; and
transmission processing circuitry configured to transmit a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) scheduled by the random access response grant for the cell of the unlicensed band; wherein
the random access response grant includes a field indicating at least an uplink channel access type for the PUSCH transmission;
the channel measurement circuitry is configured to perform the uplink channel access procedure indicated by the field;
a number of bits of the random access response grant is the same as a number of bits of a second random access response grant for a cell of a licensed band; and
a number of bits of a first resource allocation field included in the random access response grant is smaller than a number of bits of a second resource allocation field included in the second random access response grant.

US Pat. No. 10,771,202

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RECEPTION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:code block segmentation circuitry configured to output one or more code block(s) with a first size based on an input of a transport block with a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), and
encoding circuitry configured to generate encoded bits by applying Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) coding for each of the one or more code block(s), wherein
the transport block with the CRC is segmented into the one or more code block(s) in a case that a second size of the transport block with the CRC is larger than a third size,
the third size is given based on a generation method for a matrix for the LDPC coding,
the third size is a first value in a case that a first matrix for the LDPC coding is generated based on a first generation method, and
the third size is a second value which is different from the first value in a case that a second matrix for the LDPC coding is generated based on a second generation method.

US Pat. No. 10,623,209

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH-RELIABILITY ULTRA-RELIABLE LOW LATENCY COMMUNICATION TRANSMISSIONS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), first downlink control information (DCI) in a first control resource set (CORESET), the first DCI providing a first scheduling information for transmission of first data over a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH);
receiving, by the UE, second DCI in a second CORESET, the second DCI providing a second scheduling information for transmission of second data, which is the same as the first data, over a second PDSCH; and
receiving, by the UE, the first data over the first PDSCH and the second data over the second PDSCH using, respectively, the first and second scheduling information, wherein the first and second CORESETs are received using at least one of different time resources, different frequency resources, and different beams.

US Pat. No. 10,708,765

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING RESTRICTED RESOURCES OF WIRELESS TERMINAL

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. A wireless terminal that participates in communications over a radio interface with an access node of a radio access network (RAN), the wireless terminal comprising:processor circuitry configured:
to detect an abnormal operation of the wireless terminal in which a capability of the wireless terminal should be temporarily unavailable to avoid exposure to wireless terminal malfunction;
to autonomously declare, without permission of the radio access network, a Safe Mode in which the capability of the wireless terminal is temporarily unavailable; and
to generate a safe mode indication configured to indicate to the access node that one or more capabilities supported by the wireless terminal is temporarily not available at the wireless terminal, the safe mode indication being included as an information element in at least one of the following messages: (1) a UECapabilityInformation message of a UE capability transfer procedure; (2) RRCConnectionRequest message of a RRC connection establishment procedure; (3) a RRCConnectionResumeRequest message of a RRC connection resume procedure; (4) RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete message generated in response to receipt from the access node of a connection reconfiguration request message of a RRC connection reconfiguration procedure; and, (5) a RRCConnectionReestablishmentRequest message of a RRC connection re-establishment procedure; and
transmitter circuitry configured to transmit the safe mode indication over the radio interface to the access node.

US Pat. No. 10,687,270

ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION FOR WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A base station apparatus comprising:transmitting circuitry configured to transmit, to a user equipment, first type of system information, the first type of system information being used for minimum system information, the minimum system information comprising one or more indications, each of the indications indicating whether or not one or more corresponding second type system information blocks are provided on-demand, and
receiving circuitry configured to receive a request for transmission of a corresponding second type system information block, in a case where one of the plural indications indicates that the corresponding second type system information block is provided on-demand.

US Pat. No. 10,694,421

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL (PDCP) DATA TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the UE having a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity associated with two Radio Link Control (RLC) entities, the PDCP entity being configured with a duplication function, and the duplication function being not activated, and the method comprising:determining, by the PDCP entity, whether the two RLC entities belong to a same cell group;
submitting, by the PDCP entity, a PDCP Data Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to a primary RLC entity of the two RLC entities, when the two RLC entities belong to a same cell group; and
submitting, by the PDCP entity, the PDCP Data PDU to one of the two RLC entities in response to a comparison result, when the two RLC entities belong to different cell groups,
wherein the PDCP entity compares a total amount of PDCP data available in the PDCP entity and RLC data available in the two RLC entities for initial transmission with an uplink data split threshold to obtain the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,841,958

ACCESS NODE, A METHOD FOR AN ACCESS NODE, A WIRELESS TERMINAL AND A METHOD FOR A WIRELESS TERMINAL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An access node of a radio access network that communicates over a radio interface with a wireless terminal, the access node comprising:processor circuitry configured:
to generate a first type system information block (SIB) comprising information and a value tag, the information indicating whether one or more associated second type system information blocks are provided by broadcast or on-demand, the value tag being updated upon a change of a corresponding second type SIB, the first type SIB being required for the wireless terminal to perform an initial access to the radio access network;
upon a change of a second type SIB whose associated information indicated before the change that the second type SIB was provided on-demand, to include in the first type SIB the information associated with the second type SIB indicating that the second type SIB is provided by broadcast;
transmitter circuitry configured to:
transmit the first type SIB;
transmit a message that triggers the wireless terminal to receive the first type SIB, wherein;
whether or not the second type SIB has changed is determined based on a value tag, associated with the second type SIB, stored in the wireless terminal, and the value tag included in the first type SIB corresponding to the second type SIB.

US Pat. No. 10,681,697

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:modulation circuitry configured to produce modulation symbols by taking encoded bits as input, and
transmission circuitry configured to selectively map the modulation symbols to a plurality of first OFDM symbols of a first subframe for a first bandwidth, the first bandwidth being a part of a predetermined bandwidth, or a plurality of second OFDM symbols of a second subframe for a second bandwidth, the second bandwidth being a part of the predetermined bandwidth, and transmit the plurality of first OFDM symbols or the plurality of second OFDM symbols, wherein
each of the plurality of first OFDM symbols includes a plurality of first subcarriers, spacing between the plurality of first subcarriers being 15 kHz,
each of the plurality of second OFDM symbols includes a plurality of second subcarriers, spacing between the plurality of second subcarriers being 30 kHz,
the first subframe includes the plurality of first OFDM symbols and a plurality of first cyclic prefixes (CPs),
a quantity of plurality of first OFDM symbols included in the first subframe is 14 and a quantity of plurality of first CPs included in the first subframe is 14,
the second subframe includes the plurality of second OFDM symbols and a plurality of second CPs,
a quantity of plurality of second OFDM symbols included in the second subframe is 28 and a quantity of plurality of second CPs included in the second subframe is 28,
first two CPs of the plurality of first CPs are different in length,
the plurality of second CPs include two types of CPs, the two types of CPs being different in length, and
a length of a first CP of the first two CPs of the plurality of first CPs for the first bandwidth is equal to a combined length of first two CPs of the plurality of second CPs for the second bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,638,373

STATE TRANSITION METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A state transition method of a wireless communication system, comprising:transmitting, by a wireless communication device, a network transition request to a first base station of a first network when the wireless communication device is operated in an RRC inactive state of the first network, wherein the network transition request includes assistance information comprising a preferred RRC state of the wireless communication device, and the network transition request is an RRC connection resume message; and
transmitting, by the first base station, a handover request including the assistance information to a second base station of a second network in response to the network transition request;
generating and transmitting, by the second base station, a handover message to the first base station in response to the handover request;
generating and transmitting, by the first base station, a state transition message to the wireless communication device in response to the handover message; and
transitioning, by the wireless communication device, from the RRC inactive state of the first network to a first state of the second network in response to the state transition message;
wherein the first state is an RRC connected state when the state transition message is an RRC connection setup message, and the first state is an RRC idle state when the state transition message is an RRC connection rejection message.

US Pat. No. 11,019,684

BASE STATION, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD WITH SEMI-STATIC FIRST CONTROL INFORMATION AND DYNAMIC ALLOCATION SECOND CONTROL INFORMATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus for communicating with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising:a controller configured to generate first control information specific to the terminal apparatus and second control information addressed to multiple terminal apparatuses, and
a receiver including multiple uplink multi-access resources, and configured to receive an uplink physical channel, wherein:
the receiver receives data which the terminal apparatus transmits without receiving, in the first control information, control information for uplink grant;
the first control information indicates semi-static allocation of a radio resource used for transmission of the data;
the second control information indicates dynamic allocation of the radio resource used for transmission of the data; and
in a case that the second control information having been detected includes information for indicating non-contiguous frequency resources, a frequency resource used for data transmission is selected by the terminal apparatus without reception of the control information for the uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,999,868

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus for communicating with a terminal apparatus in a communication system that applies a communication method applied to a first frequency band used in a dedicated manner to a second frequency band different from the first frequency band, the base station apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to perform carrier sense on the second frequency band based on a prescribed frame structure among multiple frame structures to obtain the second frequency band during a prescribed duration;
a transmitter configured to notify control information regarding the prescribed frame structure and transmit a downlink signal to the terminal apparatus during the prescribed duration based on the prescribed frame structure, and
in a case that the transmitter transmits a downlink signal to the terminal apparatus during the prescribed duration, based on a frame structure different from the prescribed frame structure, the receiver performs carrier sense with random backoff on the second frequency band, based on the different frame structure.

US Pat. No. 11,019,671

METHODS AND RELATED DEVICES FOR SECONDARY NODE ADDITION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon; and
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive, from a master node, a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message comprising Secondary Cell Group (SCG) information provided by a secondary node before establishing a Signaling Radio Bearer 3 (SRB3) connection with the secondary node, the SCG information including at least one configuration for an SCG;
establish the SRB3 connection with the secondary node based on the at least one configuration for the SCG; and
add the SCG in response to the RRC connection reconfiguration message.

US Pat. No. 10,986,592

METHOD RELATED TO POWER HEADROOM REPORT OF USER, USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment performing power headroom reporting, comprising:a processor; and
a memory, wherein
the memory stores instructions that cause the processor to:
receive, from a base station, a system information block 2; and
report, to the base station, Data Volume and Power Headroom Report MAC control element in msg3,
the Data Volume and Power Headroom Report MAC control element includes Power Headroom field,
the Power Headroom field is either 2 bit-field or 4 bit-field, and
when an indication is included in the system information block 2 received from the base station, and the base station dictates the indication indicates that it is allowed to report Power Headroom field with 4 bit in msg3, then the Data Volume and Power Headroom Report MAC control element includes the Power Headroom field with 4 bit.

US Pat. No. 10,973,013

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration including first information for indicating a control resource set (CORESET), to acquire a second RRC configuration including second information for indicating one or more search space sets, and to acquire a third RRC configuration including third information for indicating a resource set for physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) rate matching, the resource set not available for the PDSCH;
physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiving circuitry configured to monitor a PDCCH; and
PDSCH receiving circuitry configured to receive the PDSCH in accordance with the resource set, upon a detection of an indication to apply the resource set in a regular downlink control information (DCI) format in a UE-specific search space (USS) in the PDCCH and configured to receive the PDSCH in accordance with the resource set upon a detection of a fallback DCI format in a common search space (CSS) in the PDCCH;
wherein:
the first information indicates a frequency domain resource allocation of the CORESET and a time domain duration of the CORESET,
the second information indicates a monitoring periodicity and offset of each of the one or more search space sets, the one or more search space sets associated with the CORESET,
the third information indicates a CORESET identifier (ID) associated with the CORESET,
the resource set is determined by at least the frequency domain resource allocation of the CORESET determined by the identity, the time domain duration of the CORESET determined by the identity, and the monitoring periodicity and offset of each of the one or more search space sets,
a subcarrier spacing of the resource set is determined based on a subcarrier spacing of the CORESET,
the regular DCI format includes a DCI field that indicates whether to apply the resource set,
the fallback DCI format does not include the DCI field,
the DCI field is linked to the third RRC configuration, and
the DCI field includes a bit linked to the resource set.

US Pat. No. 10,959,207

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS USING SYSTEM INFORMATION VALUE TAG

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station comprising:processor circuitry configured to generate a first type system information block (SIB) including:
an area identifier,
an identification of each of one or more second type system information blocks (SIBs), and
information indicating whether or not the area identifier is associated with the identification of the each of the one or more second type SIBs;
the first type SIB being used for transmitting minimum system information, the minimum system information comprising, at least, information required for an initial access,
transmitter circuitry configured to transmit the first type SIB, wherein,
the first type SIB provides a validity of a second type SIB stored in a user equipment (UE) for a cell served by the base station, based on whether or not the area identifier is associated with an identification of a corresponding second type SIB; and
the validity of the corresponding second type SIB is only limited to the cell in case the area identifier is not presented.

US Pat. No. 10,798,589

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MEASUREMENT REPORTING IN BEAM OPERATIONS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:measuring a plurality of Reference Signals (RSs) configured to the UE;
determining measured results of the plurality of RSs;
ranking the plurality of RSs by the measured results;
determining N RSs of the plurality of RSs as top N ranked RSs according to a ranking of each of the plurality of RSs, N being a positive integer;
counting a number of beam switching occurrences within a particular period of time, wherein the number of beam switching occurrences increases when the ranking of at least one of the N RSs changes; and
transmitting a measurement report to a base station when the number of beam switching occurrences exceeds a threshold during the particular period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,797,823

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:encoding circuitry configured to and/or programmed to
divide a first sequence that is a transport block with Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) into a plurality of code blocks, and
generate coded bits including first coded bits or second coded bits by applying an error correcting code to the plurality of the code blocks, and
transmission circuitry configured to and/or programmed to transmit a second sequence on a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) scheduled by a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), wherein
in a case that the PDCCH is detected in a first search space, the second sequence is given by mapping the first coded bits to a first matrix in a first-axis prioritized manner, and reading out the first coded bits in a second-axis prioritized manner, the first matrix being defined by a first axis and a second-axis and
in a case that the PDCCH is detected in a second search space, the second sequence is given by mapping the second coded bits to a second matrix in a third-axis prioritized manner, and reading out the second coded bits in a third-axis prioritized manner, the second matrix being defined by a third-axis and a fourth-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,742,387

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

3. A method for a terminal apparatus to communicate with a base station apparatus via a cell, the method comprising:receiving first system information broadcasted by using a first subcarrier spacing, the first system information including information of a second subcarrier spacing;
receiving second system information broadcasted by using the second subcarrier spacing, the second system information including information of a third subcarrier spacing; and
transmitting a random access preamble based on the second system information.

US Pat. No. 10,644,847

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RECEPTION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:encoding circuitry configured to and/or programmed to
divide a first sequence that is a first transport block with a first Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) into a plurality of first code blocks,
generate first coded bits by applying a first error correcting code to the plurality of first code blocks,
divide a second sequence that is a second transport block with a second CRC into a plurality of second code blocks, and
generate second coded bits by applying a second error correcting code to the plurality of second code blocks, and
transmitting circuitry configured to and/or programmed to
transmit a third sequence on a first Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH), and
transmit a fourth sequence on a second PUSCH, wherein
first multiplexed bits are given at least based on concatenation of the first coded bits generated by each of the plurality of first code blocks,
second multiplexed bits are given at least based on concatenation of the second coded bits generated by each of the plurality of second code blocks,
the first error correcting code is a Turbo code,
the third sequence is given by mapping the first multiplexed bits to a first matrix in a first-axis prioritized manner and by reading out from the first matrix in a second-axis prioritized manner, and
the second error correcting code is a Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code and the fourth sequence is given by mapping the second multiplexed bits to a second matrix in the first-axis prioritized manner and by reading out from the second matrix in the first-axis prioritized manner.

US Pat. No. 10,616,892

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) that communicates with a base station apparatus on serving cells comprising at least one or more secondary cells, comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) message comprising first information and second information and third information, the first information being used for configuring a subcarrier spacing of a block, the second information being used for configuring a downlink bandwidth of a secondary cell in number of physical resource blocks, the third information being used for configuring a subcarrier spacing used for a reception of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), the block comprising, at least, a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) and a physical broadcast channel (PBCH),
the receiving circuitry configured to receive, based on the first information and the second information, the block on the secondary cell, wherein
the receiving circuitry is configured to perform, based on the second information and the third information, the reception of the PDSCH on the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,986,617

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVATING PUCCH SPATIAL RELATION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon; and
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive, from a base station, a first radio resource control (RRC) message to configure a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) spatial relations;
receive, from the base station, a second RRC message to configure a plurality of PUCCH groups, wherein each of the plurality of PUCCH groups includes a plurality of PUCCH resources;
receive, from the base station, a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE), wherein the MAC CE comprises:
a first field, for indicating an identifier (ID) of a specific PUCCH spatial relation to be activated or deactivated, wherein the specific PUCCH spatial relation is one of the plurality of configured PUCCH spatial relations; and
a second field, for indicating an ID of a specific PUCCH resource that is in a specific PUCCH group, wherein the specific PUCCH group is one of the plurality of configured PUCCH groups;
apply the MAC CE to all the plurality of PUCCH resources in the specific PUCCH group in a case that the MAC CE is identified by a first logical channel ID (LCID); and
apply the MAC CE to the specific PUCCH resource in a case that the MAC CE is identified by a second LCID.

US Pat. No. 10,973,049

METHOD FOR EXECUTION OF RANDOM ACCESS, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a broadcast system information block (SIB) containing a configuration used for random access, the configuration indicating an uplink non-anchor carrier;
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a preamble on the uplink non-anchor carrier on the basis of the configuration; and
processing circuitry configured to determine, on the basis of whether the configuration is a first configuration or a second configuration, whether to use a downlink anchor carrier in order to receive a random access response (RAR), the first configuration indicating a downlink non-anchor carrier that is associated with the uplink non-anchor carrier and is used for random access, and the second configuration not indicating a downlink non-anchor carrier that is associated with the uplink non-anchor carrier and is used for random access,
wherein:
the receiving circuitry is further configured to receive the RAR, such that
if it is determined that the configuration is the first configuration, the RAR is received on the downlink non-anchor carrier,
otherwise, the RAR is received on the downlink anchor carrier,
the downlink non-anchor carrier is a carrier where the UE does not acquire a primary synchronization signal for Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT), a secondary synchronization signal for the NB-IoT, a physical broadcast channel for the NB-IoT, and a system information block for the NB-IoT, and
the downlink anchor carrier is a carrier where the UE acquires the primary synchronization signal for the NB-IoT, the secondary synchronization signal for the NB-IoT, the physical broadcast channel for the NB-IoT, and the system information block for the NB-IoT.

US Pat. No. 10,917,910

RADIO TERMINAL APPARATUS, RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILITY MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, RADIO TRANSMISSION METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND MOBILITY MANAGEMENT METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A radio terminal apparatus for communicating with a radio base station apparatus, the radio terminal apparatus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a signal to the radio base station apparatus;
a receiver configured to receive a signal from the radio base station apparatus; and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver, wherein
the controller is capable of selecting both a grant-based scheme and a grant-less communication scheme to transmit user data,
in a case of transmitting the user data by using the grant-less communication scheme and adding a session identifier for identifying the radio terminal apparatus, a transmission of at least two parts that include a first part including the session identifier and a second part including the user data is performed at a time, first information for detecting an error in receiving the first part and second information for detecting an error in receiving the second part are added at the time of the transmission, regardless of the error in receiving the second part, and
an amount of the first information and an amount of the second information are different from each other;
wherein a coding rate of the first part is less than or equal to a minimum value of a coding rate used for coding the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,873,746

INTRA PREDICTION IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE USING CROSS-COMPONENT LINER MODEL, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CODING APPARATUS USING SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An intra prediction image generation device for generating an intra prediction image, the intra prediction image generation device comprising:prediction parameter derivation circuitry that decodes a Cross-Component Linear Model (CCLM) index and derives prediction parameters of a current block when a cross-component linear model is applied; and
prediction image generation circuitry that generates the intra prediction image by using the prediction parameters, a sample value of a luma component and a shift value,
wherein:
the prediction parameter derivation circuitry specifies one of three cross-component linear models by using the CCLM index,
in a case that a top CCLM model of the three cross-component linear models is specified, the prediction parameter derivation circuitry derives the prediction parameters by using at least neighboring top luma pixel values and neighboring top chroma pixel values,
in a case that a left CCLM model of the three cross-component linear models is specified, the prediction parameter derivation circuitry derives the prediction parameters by using at least neighboring left luma pixel values and neighboring left chroma pixel values, and
in a case that a combining CCLM model of the three cross-component linear models is specified, the prediction parameter derivation circuitry derives the prediction parameters by using at least one of neighboring top luma pixel values, neighboring top chroma pixel values, neighboring left luma pixel values and neighboring left chroma pixel values.

US Pat. No. 10,749,637

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APERIODIC UPLINK TRANSMISSION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, downlink control information (DCI) for a downlink (DL) scheduling assignment (DL-DCI), the DL-DCI indicating a first uplink (UL) carrier associated with a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource configuration for transmitting an aperiodic UL transmission for uplink control information (UCI);
transmitting, by the UE, the aperiodic UL transmission for UCI in a second UL carrier without a PUCCH resource configuration;
wherein the UE determines a resource allocation of the second UL carrier based on the DL-DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,743,238

SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATES IN BAND WIDTH PART (BWP) SWITCH OPERATION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) of a connected state, the method comprising:receiving a system information (SI) change indication broadcasted by a paging via a currently active bandwidth part (BWP) during a modification period;
in response to receiving the SI change indication, switching from the currently active BWP to an initial active BWP for an SI update;
receiving remaining minimum SI (RMSI) via the initial active BWP during a next modification period that immediately follows the modification period, wherein the RMSI includes information associated with changed system information blocks (SIBs);
determining which of the changed SIBs is required to be updated for the UE according to the received RMSI; and
receiving content of the required changed SIBs based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,680,786

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) and a shortened Physical Uplink Shared Channel (sPUSCH) in an identical subframe,
a receiver configured to receive a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), and
the transmitter further configured to stop a transmission of the PUCCH within the subframe in a case that the receiver detects the PDCCH with downlink control information corresponding to the sPUSCH in the subframe in a primary cell and the transmitter already starts the transmission of the PUCCH in the subframe in the primary cell,
wherein
the sPUSCH is uplink physical channels arc used to transmit an uplink shared channel and mapped to an sTTI (shortened Transmission Time Interval) in the subframe,
the sTTI comprises two, three or seven SC-FDMA symbols, and
the subframe comprises fourteen SC-FDMA symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,965,942

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CODING VIDEO DATA BASED ON ADJUSTED INTRA MODE LIST

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device, the method comprising:determining a block unit from an image frame according to the bitstream, the block unit having a block height and a block width;
determining a mode list including a plurality of intra modes, wherein each of the plurality of intra modes has a first intra prediction index;
selecting at least one of the plurality of intra modes from the mode list based on a comparison between the block height and the block width;
removing the selected at least one of the plurality of intra modes to generate an adjusted list including a plurality of unselected modes;
adding a plurality of additional modes into the adjusted list;
determining a second intra prediction index for each of the plurality of additional modes;
determining a first intra prediction indication of the block unit from the bitstream, wherein the first intra prediction indication indicates one of the plurality of first intra prediction indices and the plurality of second intra prediction indices corresponding to a specific one of the plurality of unselected modes and the plurality of additional modes; and
reconstructing the block unit of the image frame based on the specific one of the plurality of unselected modes and the plurality of additional modes in the adjusted list.

US Pat. No. 10,966,237

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel); and
MAC (Medium Access Control) layer processing circuitry configured to trigger a first confirmation in a case that downlink control information included in the PDCCH indicates release of unicast transmissions in a primary cell,
trigger a second confirmation in a case that the downlink control information included in the PDCCH indicates release of unicast transmissions in a LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) secondary cell,
at least based on that the first confirmation has been triggered and not cancelled, generate a first confirmation MAC CE (Control Element) corresponding to a first LCID (Logical Channel Identity) and cancel the first confirmation,
at least based on that the second confirmation has been triggered and not cancelled, generate a second confirmation MAC CE corresponding to a second LCID which is different from the first LCID and cancel the second confirmation, and
generate a MAC Protocol Data Unit including the first confirmation MAC CE and/or the second confirmation MAC CE, wherein
a size of the first confirmation MAC CE is 0 bits,
a size of the second MAC CE is larger than 0 bits, and
the first confirmation MAC CE is identified by a MAC subheader with the first LCID.

US Pat. No. 10,945,280

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION WITHOUT GRANT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) that communicates with a base station comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message including:
first information indicating that more than one configured grant (CG) Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission configurations are configured for the UE,
second information indicating a first frequency resource and a first periodicity for a first configured grant (CG) Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission configuration of the more than one CG PUSCH transmission configurations;
third information indicating a second frequency resource and a second periodicity for a second CG PUSCH transmission configuration of the more than one CG PUSCH transmission configurations; and
fourth information configuring a timer, a value of the timer being same for all the more than one CG PUSCH transmission configurations; and
transmitting circuitry configured to:
perform the first CG PUSCH transmission based on the second information and the value of the timer, and
perform the second CG PUSCH transmission based on the third information and the value of the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,873,437

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FREQUENCY-DIVISION DUPLEX TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL OPERATION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH); and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); wherein
if a downlink (DL) shortened transmission time interval (sTTI) is smaller than an uplink (UL) sTTI, and if a larger-size PUCCH format is configured, (i) a smaller-size PUCCH format is used when one PDSCH is detected and (ii) whether the larger-size PUCCH format thus configured or the smaller-size PUCCH format is used for the UL sTTI which is larger than the DL sTTI depends on the number of detected PDSCH(s).

US Pat. No. 10,869,165

BASE STATION APPARATUS, LOCATION SERVER, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to communicate with a first terminal apparatus, a second terminal apparatus, and a location server, the base station apparatus comprising:physical signal generation circuitry configured to generate a narrowband positioning reference signal (NPRS) and a positioning reference signal (PRS); and
transmission circuitry configured to transmit the NPRS on first consecutive subframes to the first terminal apparatus and the PRS on second consecutive subframes to the second terminal apparatus, wherein
the NPRS is mapped on a first resource block and the PRS is mapped on second resource blocks, the second resource blocks being at least six in quantity,
the transmission circuitry is configured to transmit, to the location server, first information indicating a first quantity of subframes within the first consecutive subframes and second information indicating a second quantity of subframes within the second consecutive subframes, and
a first minimum quantity of subframes configurable in the first information is larger than a second minimum quantity of subframes configurable in the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,798,632

UPLINK CARRIER CONFIGURATION AND SELECTION WITH SUPPLEMENTARY UPLINK

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A user equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having executable instructions embodied thereon; and
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media and configured to execute the executable instructions to:
receive configuration information associated with at least two uplink carriers;
select one of the at least two uplink carriers if power of a first downlink reference signal measured by the UE is below a first threshold value;
select a contention-free random access (CFRA) resource associated with a second downlink reference signal on the selected uplink carrier if power of the second downlink reference signal measured by the UE is above a second threshold value, wherein the second downlink reference signal is synchronization signal block (SSB) or channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS), and the second threshold value is associated with signal quality of the SSB and the CFRA resource is associated with the SSB if the second downlink reference signal is the SSB; and wherein the second threshold value is associated with signal quality of the CSI-RS and the CFRA resource is associated with CSI-RS if the second downlink reference signal is the CSI-RS; and
perform a random access procedure using the selected CFRA resource and the selected uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,798,683

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus for communicating with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:a receiver that receives:
(i) a first Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) configuration, a second PUCCH configuration and a first parameter indicating a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) length, the first PUCCH configuration including at least a second parameter associated with a PUCCH format, the second PUCCH configuration including at least a second parameter associated with a PUCCH format, and the second PUCCH configuration being used to configure a PUCCH supporting a TTI length shorter than a TTI length of a PUCCH configured by the first PUCCH configuration, and
(ii) a Downlink Control Information (DCI) format and a Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (PDSCH) scheduled by the DCI format; and
a transmitter that transmits a PUCCH including a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) corresponding to the PDSCH; wherein
the transmitter determines the PUCCH format of the PUCCH based on the first PUCCH configuration, the second PUCCH configuration, the one or more second parameters, the DCI format, and a bit count of the HARQ-ACK included in the PUCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,708,100

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FREQUENCY-DIVISION DUPLEX TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL OPERATION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
obtain configuration of downlink (DL) shortened transmission time intervals (sTTIs) and uplink (UL) sTTIs, each of the DL sTTIs being shorter than any of the UL sTTIs; and
report, in a single UL sTTI of the UL sTTIs, Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Acknowledgement/Negative Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) for each shortened Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (sPDSCH) in a set of two or more of the DL sTTIs; wherein
the set of two or more of the DL sTTIs is mapped to the single UL sTTI, at least one DL sTTI of the set of two or more of the DL sTTIs has a length different from that of one or more remaining DL sTTIs of the set of two or more of the DL sTTIs, a sum total of lengths of the two or more of the DL sTTIs in the set of two or more of the DL sTTIs is 7 symbols, and a length of the single UL sTTI is 7 symbols.

US Pat. No. 11,026,272

TERMINAL APPARATUS, CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

5. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:transmission and/or reception circuitry; and
control circuitry,whereinin a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) Session Establishment procedure, the transmission and/or reception circuitry is configured to:
transmit, to an Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF), a Non-Access-Stratum (NAS) message including a PDU session establishment request message and a Data Network Name (DNN) corresponding to a Data Network (DN); and
receive a PDU session establishment reject message including a first information, and
the transmission and/or reception circuitry is configured not to send another PDU session establishment request message for the DNN during the PDU Session Establishment procedure based on the reception of the first information.

US Pat. No. 11,026,281

METHOD EXECUTED IN USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION AND CORRESPONDING DEVICES

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a media access control (MAC) control element (CE) by which duplication is/are activated and/or deactivated for data radio bearer (DRB)(s) configured with duplication; and
submitting circuitry configured to submit a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDU) to two radio link control (RLC) entities in a case that the duplication is activated, and
submit the PDCP PDU to one of the two RLC entities in a case that the duplication is deactivated;
wherein the MAC CE includes a bitmap with a fixed size and each bit of the bitmap corresponds to a DRB identity of a DRB in the DRB(s) in ascending order, the bit is set to one to indicate that the duplication of the DRB is activated, the bit is set to zero to indicate that the duplication of the DRB is deactivated.

US Pat. No. 11,019,675

RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION RESUME METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A radio resource control (RRC) connection resume method of a wireless communication system, the RRC connection resume method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), an RRC suspend message from a first base station, wherein the RRC suspend message comprises:
target cell information; and
target radio access technology information comprising numerology information.

US Pat. No. 10,945,251

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration including first information for indicating a control resource set (CORESET) duration, and to acquire a second RRC configuration including second information for indicating physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring symbols, to acquire third information for indicating PDCCH monitoring periodicity k, and to acquire fourth information for indicating PDCCH monitoring offset o; and
receiving circuitry configured to monitor a PDCCH, based on the first information, the second information, the third information, and the fourth information;
wherein 0?o the second information expresses a PDCCH monitoring pattern within a slot and is bitmap information that includes 14 bits,
each bit of the bitmap information corresponds to a respective OFDM symbol #0 to #13 in the slot,
the bit of which value is set to 1 indicates a start of a PDCCH monitoring occasion,
the bitmap information is set such that two adjacent PDCCH monitoring occasions in the slot do not overlap with each other, and
the two adjacent PDCCH monitoring occasions in the slot are based on a single CORESET duration parameter and a single resource block frequency-domain parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,917,152

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured and/or programmed to monitor a control channel, wherein an antenna port of the control channel has a quasi co-location relationship with an antenna port of a first channel state-information-reference signal (CSI-RS); and
decoding circuitry configured and/or programmed to decode a shared channel based on the control channel; wherein
in a case that the control channel is received on a first duration and the shared channel is received on a second duration that is different from the first duration, an antenna port of the shared channel has a quasi co-location with an antenna port of a second channel state information-reference signal; and
in a case that the control channel and the shared channel are received on the same duration, the antenna port of the shared channel has a quasi co-location relationship with the antenna port of the first channel information-reference signal, wherein a duration refers to one or a plurality of slots, or one or a plurality of OFDM symbols in time domain;
wherein a length of an OFDM symbol is based on a number of points in Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) used to generate the OFDM symbol, and the length of the OFDM symbol includes a Cyclic Prefix (CP) length added to the OFDM symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,912,068

SLOT STRUCTURE OF LONG PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) DESIGN FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO (NR)

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

4. A method by a base station apparatus, the method comprising:receiving uplink control information (UCI) using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format that supports more than 2 bits of UCI payload, wherein
a position(s) in time domain of a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) for the PUCCH format is determined based on a length of a PUCCH for the PUCCH format, a starting OFDM symbol of the PUCCH for the PUCCH format, and a frequency hopping configuration for the PUCCH format,
the PUCCH with only 1 DMRS does not support a frequency hopping and the PUCCH with 2 or more DMRSs supports a configurable frequency hopping,
in a case where the length of the PUCCH is 4 to 14 symbols, the PUCCH with 4 DMRSs supports the frequency hopping between the position of the second DMRS and the position of the third DMRS.

US Pat. No. 10,887,626

IMAGE DECODING DEVICE AND IMAGE ENCODING DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image decoding device configured to decode a picture by splitting the picture into a Coding Unit, the device comprising:a first transform circuit configured to be capable of applying a core transform to a transform unit included in the Coding Unit;
a second transform circuit configured to be capable of applying, before the core transform, a secondary transform to the transform unit;
a first decoding circuit configured to be capable of decoding a flag specifying whether or not a first index is present;
a second decoding circuit configured to be capable of decoding the first index associated with the core transform; and
a third decoding circuit configured to be capable of decoding a secondary index associated with the secondary transform,
wherein the second decoding circuit decodes the first index in a case where the secondary index specifies that the secondary transform is not used and in a case where the flag specifies that the first index is present, and
the second decoding circuit derives the first index equal to 0 in a case where the secondary index specifies that the secondary transform is used or in a case where the flag specifies that the first index is not present.

US Pat. No. 10,873,414

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a transport block, based on a downlink control information (DCI) format, the transport block being subjected to segmentation into a plurality of code blocks;
decoding circuitry configured to decode the plurality of code blocks, wherein
each of the plurality of code blocks is coded based on a size of a soft buffer Ncb,
in a case of an initial transmission of the transport block, the size of the soft buffer Ncb is given by
NIR being a value associated with the size of the soft buffer, NCB1 being a quantity of the plurality of code blocks, and Kw being a quantity of coded bits of the transport block,the quantity of the plurality of code blocks is given based on a size of the transport block,
the size of the transport block is given based at least on a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) field included in the DCI format,
in a case that first code blocks in the plurality of code blocks are transmitted in a retransmission of the transport block and at least one second code block in the plurality of code blocks is not transmitted in the retransmission, the size of the soft buffer Ncb is given by
NCB2 being a quantity of the first code blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,868,649

METHOD FOR SIGNALING BANDWIDTH PART (BWP) INDICATORS AND RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for signaling radio access network (RAN) profile index, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first cell operating on a first component carrier, a first RAN profile indexing message to a user equipment (UE), the first RAN profile indexing message comprising a first plurality of Bandwidth Part (BWP) indices corresponding to a first plurality of BWP configurations;
transmitting, by the first cell on a first resource block (RB) of a default BWP of the first component carrier, a first BWP index that corresponds to a first BWP configuration of the first plurality of BWP configurations;
wherein at least one of the first plurality of BWP configurations includes:
a BWP index associated with the corresponding BWP configuration;
a frequency location of the corresponding BWP configuration;
a bandwidth in the frequency domain;
a transmission type; and
one or more periodic resource allocations associated with the transmission type;
wherein the first plurality of BWP configurations configures at least a first BWP and a second BWP in the first component carrier in a frequency domain;
wherein the first BWP comprises a first set of RBs within a first frequency range of the first component carrier and the second BWP comprises a second set of RBs within a second frequency range of the first component carrier;
wherein the first BWP and the second BWP have different configurations in numerology, which includes a cyclic prefix and a subcarrier spacing configuration; and
wherein the first and second frequency ranges are one of (i) at least partially overlapped in frequency domain and (ii) not overlapped in the frequency domain.

US Pat. No. 10,841,904

SHORT PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PUCCH) DESIGN FOR 5TH GENERATION (5G) NEW RADIO (NR)

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
acquire a radio resource control (RRC) configuration indicating multiple sets of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources and a set of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ)-Acknowledgement (ACK) timings;
select, based on a PUCCH resource indication included in downlink control information (DCI), a PUCCH resource from a set of PUCCH resources, the set of PUCCH resources being from the multiple sets of PUCCH resources; and
transmit uplink control information (UCI) on the selected PUCCH resource in a slot corresponding to a HARQ-ACK timing which is indicated, from among the set of HARQ-ACK timings, by a HARQ-ACK timing indication included in the DCI,
wherein after the UE acquires the RRC configuration, the PUCCH resource is selected, based on the PUCCH resource indication in the same DCI, from the set of PUCCH resources.

US Pat. No. 10,756,858

CELL (RE)SELECTION AND UPLINK COMPONENT CARRIER SELECTION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:determining whether to select a supplementary uplink (SUL) component carrier for building or resuming a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a serving cell during at least one of:
a cell (re)selection procedure, having a cell selection or reselection procedure;
and
a UL/SUL component carrier decision procedure;
wherein the determination of whether to select the SUL component carrier is based at least in part on a mobility state of the UE;
wherein the cell (re)selection procedure further comprises:
determining whether to trigger a SUL prioritization for the cell (re)selection procedure based on a service type of the UE;
(re)selecting a serving cell based at least in part on the SUL prioritization when the SUL prioritization is triggered;
wherein the SUL prioritization for the cell (re)selection procedure comprises assigning cells supporting SUL component carriers (CCs) with higher priorities over cells not supporting SUL CCs.

US Pat. No. 10,749,920

MONITORING SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM EQUIPPED THEREWITH

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A base station comprising:a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions;
a processor coupled to the non-transitory computer-readable medium, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive beam related information from a user equipment (UE);
determine a position of the UE in response to the beam related information; and
acquire a video stream from at least one video capturing device configured on the base station in response to the position;
send capability information of the at least one video capturing device via radio resource control (RRC) signaling to the UE;
receive an RRC acknowledgement message from the UE, the RRC acknowledgement message including a user profile; and
transmit the user profile to an image processor, the user profile including a picture of a user of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,666,331

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIM...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a first parameter indicating a first transmission mode of a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), the first PDSCH being a PDSCH for a first subframe, and receive a second parameter indicating a second transmission mode of a second PDSCH, the second PDSCH being a PDSCH for a first short transmission time interval (TTI); and
decoding circuitry configured to detect a first uplink downlink control information (DCI) used for scheduling a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the first PUSCH being a PUSCH for a second subframe, and a second uplink DCI used for scheduling a second PUSCH, the second PUSCH being a PUSCH for a second short TTI,
wherein, in a first case that the first uplink DCI detected in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) triggers a first aperiodic channel state information (CSI), contents of the first aperiodic CSI are determined based on at least the first transmission mode, and
in a second case that the second uplink DCI detected in a short physical downlink control channel (sPDCCH) triggers a second aperiodic CSI, contents of the second aperiodic CSI are determined based on at least the second transmission mode.

US Pat. No. 11,026,251

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREFOR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive first radio resource control (RRC) information indicating whether an uplink transmission is supported or not, the uplink transmission being performed without an uplink grant in downlink control information (DCI) and receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with the DCI, and
transmission circuitry configured to transmit an uplink signal via a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), wherein
in a case where the reception circuitry receives the first RRC information which includes a first time domain allocation, the first time-domain allocation indicating a start symbol and a number of consecutive symbols, the transmission circuitry transmits uplink data via the first PUSCH based on the first time domain allocation without a detection of an uplink grant in the DCI.

US Pat. No. 11,026,256

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:in a case that a collision between a transmission of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) with uplink control information including a scheduling request and a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) response in a subframe in a primary cell and a transmission of a shortened physical uplink sharing channel (sPUSCH) in the subframe in the primary cell happens,
a transmitter configured not to transmit, in the sPUSCH and the PUCCH, the scheduling request included in the uplink control information,
the transmitter configured not to transmit, in the PUCCH, the HARQ-ACK response included in the uplink control information, and
the transmitter configured to transmit, in the sPUSCH, the HARQ-ACK response included in the uplink control information, wherein
the sPUSCH is mapped to an sTTI (shortened Transmission Time Interval) in the subframe, and
the sTTI comprises two, three or seven SC-FDMA symbols, and the subframe comprises fourteen SC-FDMA symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,944,976

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CODING VIDEO DATA USING ADAPTIVE COMPONENT SCALING

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of decoding video data, the method comprising:parsing a slice level flag indicating chroma scaling is applied to a current chroma coding block, wherein the current chroma coding block has a width and a height that are not required to be equal;
determining an average luma value for reconstructed luma sample values;
determining a chroma scaling parameter according to a look-up table, wherein the look-up table provides the chroma scaling parameter by using the average luma value;
scaling residual data corresponding to a chroma component of the current chroma coding block by using the determined chroma scaling parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,931,947

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CODING TRANSFORM DATA

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of encoding transform data for video coding based on intra prediction techniques, the method comprising:determining the number of zero value transform coefficients generated according to a first transform for a transform unit included in a coding unit; and
determining whether or not to determine whether a secondary transform is applied based on whether the number of zero value transform coefficients is less than a threshold value; wherein
in a case of determining whether the secondary transform is applied, signaling a coding unit level index syntax element, the coding unit level index syntax element indicating (a) whether the secondary transform is applied and (b) which matrix for the secondary transform is used.

US Pat. No. 10,925,006

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive a Downlink Control Information (DCI) format including a Transmission Power Control (TPC) command;
a transmitter configured to transmit, in a case that a first DCI format is detected in a subframe n, a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) corresponding to the first DCI format in a subframe n+A, and transmit, in a case that a second DCI format is detected in a subframe m, a shortened PUSCH (sPUSCH) corresponding to the second DCI format in a subframe m+B, the B being a smaller value than the A; and
an uplink power control unit configured not to apply a first correction value obtained from the TPC command included in the first DCI format to transmit power for the PUSCH and to apply a second correction value obtained from the TPC command included in the second DCI format to transmit power for the sPUSCH, in a case that the subframe m is later than the subframe n, that the subframe m+B for transmitting the sPUSCH is earlier than the subframe n+A for transmitting the PUSCH, and that a transmission subframe for the PUSCH and a transmission subframe for the sPUSCH belong to an identical uplink power control subframe set in a first serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,985,877

CODEBOOK DETERMINATION OF HARQ-ACK MULTIPLEXING WITH FALLBACK DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION (DCI) AND CODE BLOCK GROUP (CBG) CONFIGURATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
determine a HARQ-ACK codebook size for one or more slots on multiple carriers (CCs); and
send a single HARQ-ACK report for the one or more slots based on the HARq-ACK codebook size determined by whether semi-static codebook or dynamic HARQ-ACK codebook is used, wherein:
a transport block (TB) level HARQ-ACK includes a HARQ-ACK bit for a TB, and a code block group (CBG) level HARQ-ACK includes HARQ-ACK bits for CBGs of the TB; and
in a case that a DL transmission is scheduled with a fallback DCI, the TB level HARQ-ACK is generated for the DL transmission and the TB level HARQ-ACK is expanded to the number of bits of a CBG level HARQ-ACK by repetition of HARQ-ACK bit(s) of the TB HARQ-ACK.

US Pat. No. 10,985,893

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR BASE STATION APPARATUS AND TERMINAL APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus communicating with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) and receive a radio resource control (RRC) signaling in a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH); and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) in a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) corresponding to the PDSCH; wherein
first information is included in the DCI and/or the RRC signaling, the first information being timing information for a transmission of the HARQ-ACK,
the RRC signaling includes second information regarding subcarrier spacing of the PDSCH and third information regarding subcarrier spacing of the PUCCH, and the second information and the third information are configured independently with each other,
the transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit fourth information on the HARQ-ACK in a transmission of the PUCCH within slot n+k,
index k is a number of uplink slots of the PUCCH and indicated by the first information, and
index n corresponds to a last uplink slot of the transmission of the PUCCH and the last uplink slot overlaps with a reception of the PDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,965,407

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND COMMUNICATION METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment that communicates with a base station apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control message including first information, second information and third information, the first information indicating any one of 1, 2, 4, and 8 as a number of repetitions for uplink transmissions of a transport block, the second information being used for configuring a pattern of redundancy versions for repetitions for the uplink transmissions of the transport block, the third information being used for configuring a periodicity for the repetitions for the uplink transmissions of the transport block;
the receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control message comprising fourth information used for configuring a numerology among multiple numerologies;
the receiving circuitry being configured to receive, on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), downlink control information (DCI) with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by a first radio network identifier (RNTI) different from a Cell-RNTI (C-RNTI) and a semi-persistent C-RNTI (SPS C-RNTI) indicating an activation of the repetitions of the uplink transmissions of the transport block; and
transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on a detection of the DCI, the repetitions for the uplink transmissions of the transport block according to the first information and the second information and the third information and the fourth information, wherein
the pattern of the redundancy versions is from a set of patterns of redundancy versions, the set of patterns of redundancy versions comprising at least a first pattern and a second pattern,
the first pattern being that different redundancy versions are used for the repetitions for the uplink transmissions of the transport block,
the second pattern being that a same redundancy version are used for the repetitions for the uplink transmissions of the transport block, and
the same redundancy version used for the repetitions for the uplink transmissions of the transport block is a redundancy version “zero” in sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,966,127

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD REDUCING HANDOVER DELAY

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured or programmed to receive a handover command in a source cell, the handover command including first information related to transmission timing in a target cell;
transmission circuitry configured or programmed to
set the transmission timing for a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) in the target cell based on the first information after performing downlink synchronization with the target cell, and
transmit the PUSCH; and
Medium Access Control (MAC) layer processing circuitry configured or programmed to initiate a random access procedure on a primary cell in a case that at least one Scheduling Request (SR) is pending, no Uplink-Shared Channel (UL-SCH) resources are available for a transmission in a subframe, and a MAC entity has no valid Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource for the SR in any subframe, wherein
the MAC layer processing circuitry is configured or programmed to not initiate the random access procedure on the primary cell in a case that the at least one SR is pending, no UL-SCH resources are available for the transmission in the subframe, the MAC entity has no valid PUCCH resource for the SR in any subframe, and the first information is configured,
the reception circuitry is configured or programmed to consider that a handover from the source cell to the target cell is completed in a case of detecting a response to the PUSCH,
the response is detected based on at least a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) with Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) parity bits scrambled by a Cell-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI), and
the first information, the PUSCH, and the response are not transmitted in the random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,911,943

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYSTEM INFORMATION DELIVERY

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for system information (SI) acquisition by a user equipment (UE) in a radio resource control (RRC) Connected state, the SI comprising minimum SI and at least one other SI block, the method comprising:receiving the minimum SI from a base station, the minimum SI having an area identification (ID) and at least one value tag;
comparing the area ID with an area ID stored at the UE;
comparing the at least one value tag with a value tag stored at the UE;
transmitting an RRC message to the base station to acquire the at least one other SI block from the base station when the area ID is the same as the stored area ID, and the value tag is different from the stored value tag; and
starting a prohibit timer configured by the base station after sending a system information request;
wherein the UE is not allowed to perform system information acquisition until the prohibit timer expires.

US Pat. No. 10,911,201

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MULTI-TRP TRANSMISSION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving Transmission/Reception Point (TRP) information from a base station;
communicating with a plurality of TRPs based on the TRP information;
receiving Downlink Control Information (DCI) comprising a rate matching indicator indicating a particular one of a plurality of rate match pattern configurations contained in a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message;
identifying a particular TRP transmitting the DCI based on the TRP information; and
performing a rate matching procedure, based on the particular one of the plurality of rate match pattern configurations, to identify at least one radio resource unavailable for a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) on which a DL signal is transmitted by the particular TRP;
wherein the TRP information identifies a correspondence between the plurality of TRPs and a plurality of Downlink (DL) Reference Signal (RS) resources;
wherein the TRP information comprises at least one of:
a plurality of TRP Identifiers (IDs);
a plurality of Control Resource Set (CORESET) IDs; and
a TRP mapping table comprising a plurality of TRP indices and a plurality of DL RS resource indices.

US Pat. No. 10,911,991

TERMINAL APPARATUS, SESSION MANAGEMENT ENTITY (SME), AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:a controller; and
transmission and reception circuitry, wherein
in a first procedure for releasing a first Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session after a second PDU session has been established, the controller is configured for initiating a UE requested PDU session establishment procedure using at least first identification information and second identification information in a case of establishing the second PDU session,
the first identification information is a PDU session type that the UE provided in a UE requested PDU session establishment procedure for establishing the first PDU session, and
the second identification information is information identifying a Data Network (DN).

US Pat. No. 10,912,046

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a first synchronization signal included in each of a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol groups within a time resource, each of the plurality of OFDM symbol groups including a plurality of OFDM symbols; and
synchronization circuitry configured to determine a time position of the first synchronization signal in each of the plurality of OFDM symbol groups within the time resource, wherein
the time resource occurs periodically, and
a maximum number of the plurality of OFDM symbol groups is predefined.

US Pat. No. 10,893,285

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CODING VIDEO DATA BASED ON ONE OR MORE REFERENCE LINES

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device, the method comprising:determining a block size of a block unit from an image frame according to the bitstream;
determining a number of a plurality of reference lines based on the block size;
determining a line index of the block unit in the bitstream;
comparing the line index with a first predefined value to determine whether a mode flag is included in the bitstream;
determining a mode index in the bitstream for directly selecting a prediction mode of the block unit from a most probable mode (MPM) list of the block unit when the mode flag is not included in the bitstream;
determining whether the mode flag is equal to a second predefined value for determining whether the prediction mode is selected from the MPM list based on the mode index when the mode flag is included in the bitstream;
selecting one of the plurality of reference lines based on the line index; and
reconstructing the block unit based on the selected one of the plurality of reference lines and the prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,880,815

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SYSTEM INFORMATION

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for a system information (SI) request procedure performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving a system information block type 1 (SIB1) from a cell;
receiving a random access response from the cell;
transmitting, by a medium access control (MAC) entity of the UE, a first message including a common control channel (CCCH) service data unit (SDU) to the cell, wherein the CCCH SDU includes a radio resource control (RRC) SI request message received from an RRC entity of the UE via a Signaling Radio Bearer 0 (SRB0), and the SIB1 does not include information related to a Random Access (RA) preamble or a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) occasion specific to SI requested by the RRC SI request message;
receiving, from the cell, a MAC control element (CE) including a UE contention resolution identity; and
indicating, by the MAC entity of the UE, reception of an acknowledgment for the RRC SI request message to the RRC entity of the UE after determining that the UE contention resolution identity in the MAC CE matches a portion of the CCCH SDU in the first message.

US Pat. No. 10,841,902

RADIO TERMINAL APPARATUS, RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

7. A radio base station apparatus for communicating with a radio terminal apparatus, the radio base station apparatus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a signal to the radio terminal apparatus;
a receiver configured to receive a signal from the radio terminal apparatus; and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver, wherein
the controller is capable of selecting at least a grant-based scheme or a grant-less communication scheme in a case of communication with the radio terminal apparatus,
in a case of receiving a signal that includes a first portion including a session identifier and a second portion including user data, the signal being transmitted by the radio terminal apparatus by using the grant-less communication scheme,
in a case that the first portion is received without error and an error in receiving the second portion exists,
the controller allocate, to the radio terminal apparatus, a radio resource to be used in the grant-based scheme, and
a NACK and the radio resource allocated are transmitted to the radio terminal apparatus,
in a case that no error in receiving the first portion and the second portion exists, and that the signal received includes information for indicating that subsequent data exists,
a radio resource to be used in the grant-based scheme is allocated to the radio terminal apparatus, and
an ACK and the radio resource allocated are transmitted to the radio terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,841,747

BASE STATION APPARATUS, LOCATION SERVER, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to communicate with a first terminal apparatus, a second terminal apparatus, and a location server, the base station apparatus comprising:physical signal generation circuitry configured to generate a narrowband positioning reference signal (NPRS) and a positioning reference signal (PRS); and
transmission circuitry configured to transmit the NPRS on first consecutive subframes to the first terminal apparatus and the PRS on second consecutive subframes to the second terminal apparatus, wherein
the NPRS is mapped on a first resource block and the PRS is mapped on second resource blocks, the second resource blocks being at least six in quantity,
the transmission circuitry is configured to transmit, to the location server, first information indicating a first quantity of subframes within the first consecutive subframes and second information indicating a second quantity of subframes within the second consecutive subframes, and
a first minimum quantity of subframes configurable in the first information is larger than a second minimum quantity of subframes configurable in the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,841,811

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising:transmission circuitry configured to transmit a plurality of signals each including a synchronization signal, the plurality of signals being mapped to a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, each of OFDM symbols including a plurality of subcarriers, and
higher layer processing circuitry configured to transmit first higher layer information indicating spacing between the plurality of subcarriers, wherein
the transmission circuitry is configured to transmit the plurality of signals each including the synchronization signal using a plurality of resources, a quantity of the plurality of resources within a specific duration being determined based on the spacing between the plurality of subcarriers.

US Pat. No. 10,785,764

INFORMATION CHANGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SINGLE-CELL MULTICAST SERVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive, in more than one second subframe, a second downlink control information (DCI) format carried on a second narrowband physical downlink control channel (NPDCCH), after receiving Single-Cell Multicast Control Channel (SC-MCCH) information; and
processing circuitry configured to acquire, on the basis of a first DCI format carried on a first NPDCCH and received in more than one first subframe, another SC-MCCH information, in a case that the second DCI format indicates an SC-MCCH information change notification, wherein
a period of the more than one first subframe is different from a period of the more than one second subframe, and
the first DCI format indicates a resource for a transmission of the another SC-MCCH information.

US Pat. No. 10,785,632

TERMINAL APPARATUS, CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to:
receive first identification information or second identification information from an Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF), and
control circuitry configured to:
add a Single Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (S-NSSAI) in a first set of S-NSSAIs in a case that the first identification information is received, and
add the S-NSSAI in a second set of S-NSSAIs in a case that the second identification information is received,
wherein,
the first identification information indicates that the S-NSSAI is not available in a current Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN),
the second identification information indicates that the S-NSSAI is not available in a current registration area,
the first set of S-NSSAIs is comprised of S-NSSAIs which are associated with the first identification information and are not used in the current PLMN, and
the second set of S-NSSAIs is comprised of S-NSSAIs which are associated with the second identification information and are not used in the current registration area.

US Pat. No. 11,032,760

SCELL SELECTION FOR BEAM FAILURE RECOVERY

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method for beam failure recovery (BFR) by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising: receiving, a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) from a base station; performing BFR upon at least one of a plurality of selected secondary, cells (SCells) based on the received MAC CE; wherein the MAC CE indicates whether each of the plurality of selected SCells supports BFR based on one or more BFR-related radio resource control (RRC), parameters in an RRC message, and wherein the one or more BFR-related RRC parameters contain at least one of: one or more BFR-candidate-reference signals; a beam-failure-candidate-beam-threshold; and one or more reference signal identifiers (IDs) for failure detection resources (failureDetectionResources).

US Pat. No. 11,032,866

METHODS AND RELATED DEVICES FOR MULTI-CONNECTIVITY

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A User Equipment (UE) for multi-connectivity, comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon; and
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) message comprising at least one Secondary Cell Group (SCG) Data Radio Bearer (DRB) configuration from a Master Cell Group (MCG);
start a first timer upon receiving the first RRC message;
report failure information to the MCG via an SCG Failure Information message when the first timer expires, the failure information comprising an SCG failure cause value and at least one first cell identity (ID) indicating at least one suitable cell determined by the UE, the SCG failure cause value indicating a reconfiguration failure of the first RRC message; and
stop the first timer when at least one of the following conditions is satisfied:
initiating an RRC reestablishment procedure by sending an RRC reestablishment request message to the MCG;
sending the SCG Failure Information message to the MCG before the first timer expires; and
successfully adding the SCG DRB configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,026,109

BEAM FAILURE DETECTION AND RECOVERY

FG Innovation Company Lim...

4. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration, the first RRC configuration configuring a beam failure detection (BFD) timer and a beam failure indication (BFI) count threshold;
starting or restarting the BFD timer by a medium access control (MAC) entity of the UE when receiving a BFI from a lower layer;
counting a number of the received BFIs using a BFI counter;
initiating a beam failure recovery (BFR) procedure upon determining that a count of the BFI counter is greater than or equal to a BFI count threshold; and
setting the BFI counter to zero when receiving a second RRC configuration, the second RRC configuration reconfiguring the BFD timer,
wherein both the first RRC configuration and the second RRC configuration are associated with a specific downlink bandwidth part (BWP).

US Pat. No. 11,026,121

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK SLICING

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A wireless communication method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:sending first information to a first base station via a radio resource control (RRC) message, the first information comprising a UE identifier (ID) and single network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI);
receiving second information, the second information indicating whether a requested network slice is supported or rejected;
establishing a first RRC connection with the first base station after determining that the second information indicates the requested network slice is rejected; and
establishing a second RRC connection with a second base station as a secondary node while maintaining the first RRC connection with the first base station after determining that the second base station does not support the requested network slice,
wherein the second information includes a cause of the rejection of the requested network slice.

US Pat. No. 11,026,181

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:transmission circuitry configured to transmit uplink information on an uplink physical channel;
coding circuitry configured to encode the uplink information; and
transmission power control circuitry configured to set transmission power for the uplink physical channel, at least based on a parameter, wherein
in a case that a first error correction encoding method is applied to the uplink information, the parameter is given at least based on a product of a first value and a first number of bits before coding per resource element;
in a case that a second error correction encoding method is applied to the uplink information, the parameter is given at least based on a product of a second value and a second number of bits before coding per resource element, the second value being different from the first value, and the second error correction encoding method being different from the first error correction encoding method;
the first value and the second value correspond to a first error correction encoding method and a second error correction encoding method, respectively; and
the first error correction encoding method and the second error correction encoding method are selected from a predetermined set.

US Pat. No. 11,026,182

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive first information and second information;
transmission circuitry configured to transmit a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH); and
control circuitry configured to determine a transmission power of the physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), wherein
the first information includes one or more parameters to determine the transmission power,
the second information includes an index associated with a sounding reference signal (SRS) resource index (SRI), and
one of the one or more parameters is associated with the sounding reference signal (SRS) resource index (SRI).

US Pat. No. 11,026,184

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING RESOURCE INFORMATION AND TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL INFORMATION TO THE TERMINAL DEVICE WITH A GRANT-FREE ACCESS RESOURCE ALLOCATION OR A SCHEDULED ACCESS RESOURCE ALLOCA

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus for communicating with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive first radio resource control (RRC) information for indicating a first resource, second RRC information for indicating a second resource, first transmission power control information and second transmission power control information that are for transmitting an uplink shared channel; and
a transmitter configured to transmit a transmission signal to the base station apparatus by using the first resource or the second resource, wherein
the first resource is one part of frequency resources in a first serving cell,
the second resource is another part of the frequency resources in a second serving cell,
the first RRC information and the second RRC information are configured in advance by the base station apparatus,
in a case of communicating by using the first resource, a transmission power control is performed based on the first transmission power control information to transmit the transmission signal,
in a case of communicating by using the second resource, the transmission power control is performed based on the second transmission power control information to transmit the transmission signal, and
the terminal apparatus is configured to communicate with the base station apparatus by using a plurality of serving cells in a carrier aggregation,
the plurality of serving cells include a primary cell and at least a secondary cell, and
the first serving cell is the primary cell and the second serving cell is the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 11,018,815

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RECEPTION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:code block segmentation circuitry configured to output a code block or a plurality of code blocks with a first size based on an input of a transport block with a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC); and
encoding circuitry configured to generate encoded bits by applying a Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) coding for the code block or each of the plurality of code blocks, wherein
wherein
the transport block with the CRC is segmented into the plurality of code blocks in a case that a second size of the transport block with the CRC is larger than a third size,
the third size is given based on a generation method for a matrix for the LDPC coding,
the third size is a first value in a case that the generation method for the matrix for the LDPC coding is a first generation method, and
the third size is a second value which is different from the first value in a case that the generation method for the matrix for the LDPC coding is a second generation method which is different from the first generation method.

US Pat. No. 11,019,462

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, AND RELATED METHODS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a media access control (MAC) control element which indicates that a transmission of a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service performed on a single cell multicast traffic channel (SC-MTCH) is stopped; and
processing circuitry configured to release, in a case that the MAC control element is received, a Single Cell Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Point to Multipoint Radio Bearer, wherein
the processing circuitry is configured to perform, in a case that the MAC control element is received, MAC layer processing for indicating to a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer that the transmission is stopped,
the processing circuitry is configured to release configurations of a Radio Link Control (RLC) layer, a MAC layer, and a physical layer, within a procedure for the release of the Single Cell Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service Point to Multipoint Radio Bearer, and
the procedure is performed in the RRC layer.

US Pat. No. 11,019,557

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUISITION OF PERIODICALLY BROADCASTED SYSTEM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment that communicates over a radio interface with a base station apparatus of a radio access network (RAN), the user equipment comprising:receiver circuitry configured to receive a first type system information block (SIB) from the base station apparatus that is a current serving access node of the user equipment, the first type SIB comprising:
scheduling information of a system information (SI) message, the SI message comprising at least one second type SIB, the scheduling information configuring SI windows, the SI windows comprising periodically occurring time windows in which the SI message is transmitted;
a parameter associated with a condition for determination of a failure of an SI message acquisition process; and
an indication of broadcast status for the SI message, the indication indicating broadcasting; and
processor circuitry configured to:
initiate, based on the indication, the SI message acquisition process in at least one of the SI windows to receive the SI message from the base station apparatus; and
initiate a re-acquisition process to re-acquire the first type SIB from the base station apparatus upon the failure of the SI message acquisition process.

US Pat. No. 11,012,111

TRANSMITTER AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A transmitter for transmitting a data signal to a receiver, the transmitter comprising:transmission processing circuitry configured to transmit the data signal without receiving an uplink grant transmitted by the receiver;
spreading circuitry configured to spread the data signal by using a sequence of spreading codes used by another transmitter; and
transmit power control circuitry configured to assign, to the transmitter, a transmit power of the data signal spread, the transmit power being different from another transmit power assigned to the another transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,993,128

EVOLVED BUFFER STATUS REPORT SUPPORTING MULTIPLE NUMEROLOGY FACTORS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon;
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive a logical channel group (LCG) list having a plurality of logical channels in one or more LCGs, wherein grouping of the plurality of logical channels is based at least in part on a mapping policy between each of the plurality of logical channels and one or more numerology factors;
trigger a buffer status report (BSR) for a logical channel for requesting a numerology-specific uplink radio resource, wherein the BSR includes an LCG ID identifying the one of the one or more LCGs;
determine whether a two-step random access (RA) mask for the logical channel is set up, when an uplink resource is not granted after the BSR is triggered;
request for the numerology-specific uplink radio resource through a scheduling request (SR) after the BSR is triggered and when the two-step RA mask for the logical channel is not set up;
initiate a two-step RA procedure and transmit the BSR on an uplink resource associated with a preamble transmission of the two-step RA procedure after the BSR is triggered and when the two-step RA mask for the logical channel is set up;
wherein the LCG list is provided to the UE through a downlink radio resource control (RRC) message;
wherein the downlink RRC message includes an information element (IE) having a media access control (MAC) layer logical channel configuration for each of the plurality of logical channels.

US Pat. No. 10,992,425

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS, AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) reception circuitry configured to detect multiple PDCCHs in a subframe i-K, the multiple PDCCHs being for uplink scheduling; and
physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission circuitry configured to transmit a PUSCH; and
control circuitry configured to determine a transmission power of the PUSCH; wherein
if the multiple PDCCHs for one UE are received in the subframe i-K and the PUSCH transmission circuitry transmits the PUSCH in a subframe i scheduled by a first PDCCH of the multiple PDCCHs in a license-assisted access (LAA) cell, the control circuitry determines the transmission power of the PUSCH based on a value indicated by a transmit power control (TPC) command field which is included in the first PDCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,986,527

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING RESTRICTED RESOURCES OF WIRELESS TERMINAL AND FOR INDICATING ACCESS NODE CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT CONNECTION WITH A WIRELESS TERMINAL WITH RESTRICTED CAPABILITIES

SHARP Laboratories of Ame...

1. A wireless terminal that participates in communications over a radio interface with an access node of a radio access network (RAN), the wireless terminal comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive from the access node an indication of access node capability to support the wireless terminal when the wireless terminal is operating in a restricted mode;
processor circuitry configured
to make a determination if the wireless terminal is or should be in a restrictive mode and, in response to the determination,
to generate a message responsive to the indication of access node capability; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the message to the access node.

US Pat. No. 10,985,822

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a plurality of channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs), the plurality of CSI-RSs being transmitted from a plurality of antenna ports, the plurality of antenna ports being more than a predetermined quantity, and receive, via a higher-layer signaling, configuration information related to a CSI process, and
transmission circuitry configured to report CSI corresponding to the plurality of CSI-RSs, wherein
the configuration information related to the CSI process indicates that the CSI includes information indicating a plurality of complex weights in a case where a first plurality of vectors and a second plurality of vectors are combined,
the CSI indicates the first plurality of vectors and the second plurality of vectors in which each of the first plurality of vectors includes a first plurality of elements, a quantity of elements of the first plurality of elements is same among the first plurality of vectors, each of the second plurality of vectors includes a second plurality of elements, a quantity of elements of the second plurality of elements is same among the second plurality of vectors, and the first plurality of vectors are in a different dimension from the second plurality of vectors, and
the CSI indicates the plurality of complex weights on the first plurality of vectors and the second plurality of vectors based on the configuration information related to the CSI process.

US Pat. No. 10,979,949

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a first measurement configuration and a second measurement configuration; and
control circuitry configured to perform a measurement based on the first measurement configuration or the second measurement configuration, wherein
one or more cells of a master cell group and one or more cells of a secondary cell group are configured as serving cells of a dual connectivity,
the first measurement configuration of a measurement event to compare a measurement result of a serving cell of the master cell group with a first threshold is configured by an EUTRA RRC message,
the second measurement configuration of a measurement event to compare a measurement result of a serving cell of the secondary cell group with a second threshold is configured by an NR RRC message, and
the first measurement configuration of a measurement event to compare a measurement result of a serving cell of the master cell group with a third threshold and compare a measurement result of an NR neighbour cell with a fourth threshold is configured by an EUTRA RRC message.

US Pat. No. 10,979,951

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus, comprising:a receiver configured to receive a handover command; and
a higher layer processing unit configured to apply, in a case that the handover command is received, and the handover command includes skip information (random access channel (rach)-Skip) for indicating that a random access procedure for a target primary cell is skipped, an indication indicated by target time alignment (TA) information (targetTA) included in the skip information (rach-Skip) to indicate that a target primary Timing Advance Group (TAG) has the same timing adjustment indication (NTA) value as the latest NTA value of a source primary TAG of a Master Cell Group (MCG), and
start a TA timer associated with the target primary TAG.

US Pat. No. 10,972,972

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR OPERATING MULTIPLE ANTENNA PANELS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a plurality of antenna panels;
a processor coupled to the plurality of antenna panels and configured to:
maintain a plurality of leading time values, the plurality of leading time values indicating a plurality of leading time durations;
receive an indicator for antenna panel status information from a base station (BS);
apply one of the plurality of leading time values to switch an antenna panel status of the plurality of antenna panels based on the indicator for antenna panel status information;
receive a scheduling offset value from the BS, the scheduling offset value comprising at least one of a K0 parameter for a Downlink (DL) channel and a K2 parameter for an Uplink (UL) channel; and
determine that the scheduling offset value is invalid, when a time duration indicated by the scheduling offset value is less than a leading time duration indicated by the applied leading time value.

US Pat. No. 10,972,732

IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, AND IMAGE CODING METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image decoding apparatus configured to use a binary tree division in addition to a quad tree division when dividing a picture and decode the picture, the image decoding apparatus comprising:an intra prediction parameter decoding control unit configured to change a first association between a plurality of prediction directions and a plurality of mode indices in an intra prediction mode into a second association based on a shape of a block; and
a prediction image generation unit configured to generate a prediction image by referring to the plurality of mode indices and the second association,
wherein the intra prediction parameter decoding control unit changes a number of first portions of the plurality of prediction directions based on the shape of the block to generate a plurality of changed prediction directions for determining the second association based on the plurality of changed prediction directions, wherein the plurality of prediction directions directed toward a first direction region are the first portions of the plurality of prediction directions.

US Pat. No. 10,972,224

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus for communicating with multiple terminal apparatuses, the base station apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive an identification signal identifying each terminal apparatus having transmitted uplink data and the transmitted uplink data; and
a transmitter configured to transmit a signal indicating a delivery confirmation for the uplink data, wherein:
the signal indicating the delivery confirmation includes a first signal indicating a bundled delivery confirmation for the uplink data received from the multiple terminal apparatuses on an identical time resource and an identical frequency resource, and a second signal indicating a delivery confirmation for each terminal apparatus;
the first signal indicates that the bundled delivery confirmation is associated with a parameter shared by the multiple terminal apparatuses having transmitted the uplink data on the identical time resource and the identical frequency resource, and the parameter shared by the multiple terminal apparatuses includes a subframe number in which the uplink data has been transmitted; and
the second signal indicates that the delivery confirmation for each of the multiple terminal apparatuses is associated with a parameter specific to the terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,932,207

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A terminal device comprising:control circuitry configured to control a 2-step contention based random-access procedure and a 4-step contention based random-access procedure; and
transmission circuitry configured to transmit a physical random access channel with a random access preamble in a first step of the 2-step contention based random-access procedure or in a first step of the 4-step contention based random-access procedure; wherein
transmission power for the physical random access channel is given at least based on a PREAMBLE_RECEIVED_TARGET_POWER;
for the 4-step contention based random access procedure, the PREAMBLE_RECEIVED_TARGET_POWER is given based at least on a preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower(0) and a powerRampingStep(0); and
for the 2-step contention based random access procedure, the PREAMBLE_RECEIVED_TARGET_POWER is given based at least on a preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower(1) and a powerRampingStep(1).

US Pat. No. 10,931,497

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION FOR RADIO SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive, from a base station apparatus, bitmap information indicating at least one time domain position of at least one synchronization signal block (SSB) used for at least one of an intra-frequency and an inter-frequency measurement within a measurement window; and
processing circuitry configured to perform, based on the at least one SSB, the at least one of an intra-frequency and an inter-frequency measurement, wherein:
the at least one SSB comprises at least a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), and a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), and
the bitmap information is one of a plurality of bit sequences, a length of each of the plurality of bit sequences is different from each other, the length of each of the plurality of bit sequences is defined for each of three different frequency ranges including a first frequency range that is lower than 3 gigahertz (GHz), a second frequency range that is equal to or greater than 3 GHz and less than or equal to 6 GHz, and a third frequency range that is higher than 6 GHz, the length being less than 4 bits for the first frequency range, the length equal to 8 bits for the second frequency range, the length equal to 64 bits for the third frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,924,733

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CODING VIDEO DATA BASED ON MODE LIST INCLUDING DIFFERENT MODE GROUPS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device, the method comprising:determining a block unit from an image frame according to the bitstream;
determining a mode list including a plurality of default modes and a plurality of added modes, wherein each of the plurality of added modes is mutually different from the plurality of default modes;
determining whether a specific one of the plurality of default modes is replaced by one of the plurality of added modes;
determining a prediction mode from the plurality of added modes, when the specific one of the plurality of default modes is replaced;
determining the specific one of the plurality of default modes as the prediction mode, when the specific one of the plurality of default modes remains unchanged; and
reconstructing the block unit based on the prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,924,978

ACCESS CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO SYSTEMS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

8. A method in an access node of a radio access network which is connected to a first core network and a second core network, the method comprising:generating first access control information for the first core network and separately generating second access control information for the second core network;
the first access control information comprising access control parameters configured to be used for evaluation by a wireless terminal in determining whether an access attempt is allowed or barred for the first core network;
the second access control information comprising access control parameters configured to be used for evaluation by the wireless terminal in determining whether an access attempt is allowed or barred for the second core network; and
transmitting the first access control information and the second access control information over a radio interface to the wireless terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,917,221

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus for communicating with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:a reception unit configured to receive downlink control information from the base station apparatus;
a resource element mapping unit configured to map a data orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signal to subcarriers of OFDM and a reference signal to subcarriers of OFDM; and
a signal generation unit configured to transmit a transmission signal including the reference OFDM signal and the data OFDM signal, wherein
the downlink control information includes information on the number of repetitions of reference OFDM signal, and
the resource element mapping unit is configured to change the number of repetitions of reference OFDM signal according to the information on the repetition of the reference OFDM signal.