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. 10,581,559

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. 10,716,144

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. 10,440,706

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. 10,716,092

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. 10,448,414

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. 10,439,682

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. 10,772,089

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. 10,736,137

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. 10,313,993

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. 10,708,949

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. 10,574,408

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. 10,499,386

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. 10,624,150

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. 10,568,136

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. 10,455,560

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. 10,798,697

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. 10,798,720

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. 10,609,689

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. 10,601,551

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. 10,555,365

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. 10,531,385

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. 10,524,246

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. 10,492,153

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. 10,484,976

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. 10,631,353

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. 10,531,443

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. 10,798,689

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. 10,660,023

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. 10,638,467

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. 10,631,292

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. 10,602,505

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. 10,601,621

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. 10,595,166

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. 10,440,520

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. 10,659,983

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. 10,602,429

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. 10,772,085

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. 10,708,765

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. 10,631,308

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. 10,687,270

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. 10,638,373

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. 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. 10,623,209

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. 10,771,202

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. 10,694,421

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. 10,681,697

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. 10,680,786

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. 10,749,920

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. 10,743,238

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. 10,742,387

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. 10,708,100

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. 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. 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. 10,813,163

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. 10,798,589

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. 10,798,632

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. 10,785,764

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. 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. 10,749,637

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.