US Pat. No. 9,642,181

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION WITH ADDITIONAL WAKE-UP OPPORTUNITIES

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method of discontinuous reception (DRX) for a mobile terminal being in communication with a base station in a mobile
communication system, the method comprising:
configuring a short discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and a DRX short cycle timer according to a first configuration that
defines the short DRX cycle, and a long DRX cycle according to a second configuration that defines the long DRX cycle,

in response to receiving, from the base station, a first DRX command MAC (Medium Access Control) control element, starting
the DRX short cycle timer and starting using the short DRX cycle, and starting using the long DRX cycle after the DRX short
cycle timer expires, and

in response to receiving, from the base station, a second DRX command MAC control element, which is different from the first
DRX MAC control element and includes an indication of the long DRX cycle, stopping the DRX short cycle timer and starting
using the long DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,526,097

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND RETRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
transmission circuitry which, in operation, controls transmission, to a terminal configured with one or more downlink component
carrier(s), of downlink assignment information indicating one or more resources for downlink data, each of the one or more
resources being assigned to one of the one or more downlink component carrier(s), and controls transmission of the downlink
data to the terminal; and

reception circuitry, which, in operation, controls reception of one or more response signals for the downlink data, which
is transmitted from the terminal, wherein:

each response signal denotes an outcome of decoding downlink data, or denotes a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) representing
that the outcome is not transmitted;

when downlink component carriers including a first downlink component carrier and a second downlink component carrier are
configured, response signals for a plurality of downlink data in the downlink component carriers are transmitted using at
least one phase point and at least one resource index of at least one uplink control channel depending on an outcome of decoding
each of the plurality of downlink data; and

a first outcome that a first response signal for downlink data in the first downlink component carrier denotes with a first
phase point, with which a second response signal for downlink data in the second downlink component carrier denotes the DTX,
is the same as the first outcome, which a third response signal for downlink data in the first downlink component carrier
denotes with the same first phase point when only the first downlink component carrier is configured, such that:

when the first downlink component carrier and the second component carrier are configured, an acknowledgment (ACK) for downlink
data in the first downlink component carrier and a DTX for downlink data in the second downlink component carrier are denoted
by the first response signal and the second response signal with the first phase point; and

when only the first downlink component carrier is configured, an ACK for downlink data in the first downlink component carrier
is denoted by the third response signal with the same first phase point.

US Pat. No. 9,504,063

BASE STATION AND RELATED RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:
transmitting, to a terminal configured with one or more downlink component carriers, downlink assignment information indicating
resources for downlink data, wherein the resources are respectively assigned to the downlink component carriers;

transmitting the downlink data to the terminal;
receiving a response signal for the downlink data, the response signal being transmitted from the terminal; and
receiving a scheduling request (SR) from the terminal,
wherein:
the response signal denotes an outcome of a decoding of the downlink data, or denotes a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) representing
that the outcome is not transmitted;

when a plurality of downlink component carriers are configured, response signals for a plurality of downlink data in the downlink
component carriers, respectively, are transmitted;

when the response signals are transmitted, the response signals are transmitted using a phase point and one of uplink control
channel resources for the response signals, which depend on an outcome of the decoding of the plurality of downlink data;
and

when both the response signals and the SR are transmitted in a same sub-frame, the response signals are transmitted using
a phase point that depends on an outcome of the decoding of the plurality of downlink data and using an uplink control channel
resource for the SR.

US Pat. No. 9,467,698

VIDEO CODING METHOD, VIDEO DECODING METHOD, VIDEO CODING APPARATUS AND VIDEO DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture coding method of merging a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index of at
least one merging candidate to code a current block, the moving picture coding method comprising:
making a determination as to whether or not to code all blocks in a current picture in a skip mode;
setting, based on a result of the determination, a first flag indicating whether or not a temporally neighboring block which
is included in a picture different from the current picture and temporally neighbors the current block is to be referenced;

setting, based on the result of the determination, a value of a parameter for determining a total number of merging candidates;
setting, based on the result of the determination, a second flag for each block included in the current picture, the second
flag indicating whether or not each block included in the current picture is to be coded in the skip mode;

determining, based on the first flag and the total number of the merging candidates, the at least one merging candidate from
among one or more candidates including a neighboring block which is either a block spatially neighboring the current block
in a picture including the current block or a temporally neighboring block included in the picture different from the current
picture, the determined at least one merging candidate being at least one candidate usable for the merging;

selecting a merging candidate to be used for coding of the current block from among the determined at least one merging candidate;
and

coding an index which indicates the selected merging candidate and attaching the coded index to a bitstream, according to
the total number of the merging candidates, wherein

when the determination made in the making of the determination is that all the blocks in the current picture are to be coded
in the skip mode, the selected merging candidate is a zero vector candidate, and all the blocks are coded using the zero vector
candidate.

US Pat. No. 9,642,104

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR DOWNLINK DATA AND CONTROL COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit for communication performed by a base station that can communicate with a user equipment on a plurality
of component carriers in a first system, the first system being different from a second system where another user equipment
can communicate on a single component carrier of the plurality of component carriers, the integrated circuit comprising:
generating circuitry, which, in operation, generates directive information, the directive information being necessary for
the user equipment to receive a PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) in a second component carrier that is to be added
to and is different from a first component carrier, the first component carrier being a component carrier in which synchronization
is performed by the user equipment, and the directive information including a downlink frequency bandwidth of the second component
carrier, a number of antennas for use in the second component carrier, and resources used to transmit a response signal in
the second component carrier responsive to an uplink data signal; and

transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission of the directive information to the user equipment in the
first component carrier on a PDSCH (Physical Downlink Shared Channel) and transmission of the PDCCH to the user equipment
in the second component carrier that occurs after the transmission of the directive information.

US Pat. No. 9,445,129

IMAGE CODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method for decoding a coded image signal obtained by coding an image per block, the image decoding method
comprising:
performing inverse transform for transform units each of which is an area obtained by partitioning a target block, to generate
a decoded difference image of the target block;

performing prediction process on prediction units each of which is an area obtained by partitioning the target block, to generate
a prediction image of the target block;

performing a boundary filtering process on a boundary of the prediction unit in the generated prediction image, when the boundary
of the prediction unit is located within a transform unit, the transform unit being an area obtained by partitioning the target
block and being a processing unit for frequency transform; and

adding the prediction image after the filtering process and the decoded difference image to generate a decoded image of the
target block.

US Pat. No. 9,462,282

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A decoding method for decoding a control parameter for controlling decoding of an image, the decoding method comprising:
determining a context for a current block in the image, from among a plurality of contexts; and
performing arithmetic decoding on a bitstream corresponding to the current block, using the determined context to obtain the
control parameter for the current block,

wherein the determining further includes:
determining a signal type under which the control parameter of the current block is classified;
determining the context by using both of decoded control parameters for a left block and an upper block, when the signal type
is a first type, the left block being a neighboring block to the left of the current block, and the upper block being a neighboring
block on top of the current block;

determining the context by using a predetermined fixed value, without using any of the decoded control parameters for the
left block and the upper block, when the signal type is a second type different from the first type; and

determining the context by using a hierarchical depth of a data unit to which the control parameter for the current block
belongs, without using both of the decoded control parameters for the left block and the upper block, when the signal type
is a third type different from the first type and the second type regardless of a decoding mode used to decode the current
block,

wherein one of a split flag and a skip flag is classified under the first type, the split flag indicating whether or not the
current block is partitioned into a plurality of blocks, and the skip flag indicating whether or not the current block is
to be skipped,

wherein a residual flag is classified under the second type, the residual flag indicating whether or not luma coefficient
data and chroma coefficient data are included in the current block,

wherein a luma coefficient flag and a chrominance coefficient flag are classified under the third type, the luma coefficient
flag indicating whether or not the current block includes a non-zero luma coefficient, and the chrominance coefficient flag
indicating whether or not the current block includes a non-zero chrominance coefficient, and

wherein a first number of contexts for the luma coefficient flag is different from a second number of contexts for the chrominance
coefficient flag.

US Pat. No. 9,439,217

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL FOR PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNELS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives a transport block over a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) of a first component
carrier which belongs to a first timing advance group (TAG), and receives a random access preamble transmitted over a physical
random access channel (PRACH) of a second component carrier which belongs to a second TAG, the second TAG being different
from the first TAG, wherein power for the PUSCH transmission is determined for each subframe at a terminal apparatus, and
wherein when a total transmission power exceeds a maximum output power configured for the terminal apparatus PMAX, the power for the PUSCH transmission is adjusted at the terminal apparatus so that the adjusted total transmission power
does not exceed PMAX on an overlapped portion of the PUSCH transmission on a first subframe of the first component carrier and the PRACH transmission
on a second subframe of the second component carrier, the second subframe being a subframe with a time offset from the first
subframe along a time axis, wherein the power for the PRACH transmission is kept unadjusted; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a random access response in response to the random access preamble.

US Pat. No. 9,402,202

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND RETRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station apparatus comprising:
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits downlink data using a first component carrier and a second component carrier;
and

a receiver which, in operation, receives a response signal which is a block of bits that indicates a plurality of error detection
results of the downlink data for each of the first component carrier and the second component carrier generated at a communication
partner apparatus, the response signal being mapped, according to a mapping table, to a phase point among a plurality of phase
points on an uplink control channel resource (PUCCH resource) selected from a plurality of PUCCH resources, each PUCCH resource
being associated with a set of phase points, wherein a maximum value of a difference between a first number of PUCCH resources
where one of the plurality of error detection results indicates ACK only or NACK only on all phase points of the set of phase
points associated with a corresponding one of the first number of PUCCH resources and a second number of PUCCH resources where
another one of the plurality of error detection results indicates ACK only or NACK only on all phase points of the set of
phase points associated with a corresponding one of the second number of PUCCH resources is one or zero according to the mapping
table, and wherein a combination of the PUCCH resource and the phase point on which the response signal is mapped when reception
of the downlink data on the second component carrier at the communication partner apparatus has failed is the same as a combination
of the PUCCH resource and the phase point on which the response signal for a downlink data transmitted using only the first
component carrier is mapped;

wherein the transmitter retransmits the downlink data when retransmission is indicated by the response signal received by
the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,532,374

BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

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1. An integrated circuit to control a process performed by mobile station apparatus receiving downlink data that is transmitted
from a first cell and transmitting uplink data to a second cell on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the process comprising:
receiving first control information including scheduling information of the PUSCH, the first control information being mapped
in in a part of a data channel region, the data channel region being different from a control channel region, in which second
control information including scheduling information of the downlink data is mapped;

mapping the uplink data in a resource indicated by the scheduling information of the uplink data; and
transmitting the mapped uplink data.

US Pat. No. 9,432,165

RADIO TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, CHANNEL SIGNAL FORMING METHOD AND CHANNEL SIGNAL RECEIVING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station, comprising:
an information size adjusting section configured to adjust a size of control information based on a first basic information
size of control information mapped on a user equipment (UE) specific search space in a first component carrier; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the control information mapped on the UE specific search space,
wherein a first determination method for determining the first basic information size is different from a second determination
method for determining a second basic information size of control information mapped on a common search space in the first
component carrier, and

the first determination method for determining the first basic information size is different from a third determination method
for determining a third basic information size of control information mapped on a search space in a second component carrier
that is different from the first component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,491,790

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION NODE, AND MOBILE NODE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication node comprising: a receiver, which, in operation, receives a binding update message generated by a mobile
node that has a plurality of communication interfaces operable to connect to a home network and a foreign network, the binding
update message including a mobility option with a flag and with a care-of address field in the binding update message set
to a home address of the mobile node, while at least one of said plurality of communication interfaces is additionally connected
to the home network when another communication interface is already connected to the foreign network; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a packet to the mobile node, wherein the transmitter sets the home address as
a destination address of the packet when the received binding update message includes the mobility option with the flag and
with the care-of address field in the binding update message set to the home address of the mobile node.

US Pat. No. 9,426,791

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SRS TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation, detects control information indicating whether transmission of a sounding reference signal
(SRS) is requested and indicating a transmission parameter of the SRS; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the SRS based on the detected control information, wherein,
when the circuitry detects the control information twice or more within a determined period, the circuitry detects the control
information, which indicates an identical transmission parameter, within the determined period.

US Pat. No. 9,445,105

IMAGE DECODING METHOD OF DECODING A CURRENT PICTURE WITH PREDICTION USING ONE OR BOTH OF A FIRST REFERENCE PICTURE LIST AND A SECOND REFERENCE PICTURE LIST

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A computer-implemented image decoding method of decoding a current picture per block with prediction using one or both
of (i) a first reference picture list including a first current reference picture for a current block, the first current reference
picture being referred to by a first current motion vector and (ii) a second reference picture list, the image decoding method
comprising:
judging whether or not a second current reference picture for the current block is identical to a second adjacent reference
picture for an adjacent block adjacent to the current block, the second current reference picture being (i) included in the
second reference picture list and (ii) referred to by a second current motion vector, and the second adjacent reference picture
being (i) included in a second adjacent reference picture list and (ii) referred to by a second adjacent motion vector;

when the second current reference picture is judged to be identical to the second adjacent reference picture, adding the second
adjacent motion vector to a candidate list for the second current motion vector;

only when the second current reference picture is judged to not be identical to the second adjacent reference picture, (A)
judging whether or not the second current reference picture is identical to a first adjacent reference picture for the adjacent
block, the first adjacent reference picture being (i) included in a first adjacent reference picture list and (ii) referred
to by the first adjacent motion vector, and (B) when the second current reference picture is judged to be identical to the
first adjacent reference picture, adding the first adjacent motion vector to the candidate list for the second current motion
vector;

selecting a predicted motion vector to be used for decoding the second current motion vector from the candidate list for second
current motion vector; and

decoding the second current motion vector using the selected predicted motion vector,
wherein when the second current reference picture is judged to not be identical to the first adjacent reference picture, the
first adjacent motion vector is not added to the candidate list for the second current motion vector.

US Pat. No. 9,497,711

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives a transmission request for an aperiodic sounding reference signal (A-SRS), and a
transmission power control command (TPC command) for transmission control of the A-SRS, the TPC command being received in
a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH),

a controller which, in operation, controls a transmission power value of a first A-SRS using a TPC command when the TPC command
is received within a first time period, and controls a transmission power value of a second A-SRS using a TPC command when
the TPC command is received within a second time period other than the first time period, the first and second time periods
having different time lengths and the second time period following the first time period, transmission power values of the
first A-SRS and the second A-SRS being controlled independently of each other, and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the first A-SRS at the controlled transmission power value, and transmits the
second A-SRS at the controlled transmission power value.

US Pat. No. 9,554,386

COMPONENT CARRIER ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION USING RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method comprising:
receiving resource assignment information including a plurality of bits that indicate activation or deactivation statuses
of respective downlink component carriers, the downlink component carriers being secondary downlink component carriers added
to a primary component carrier which is always activated, each of the downlink component carriers corresponding to one bit
included in the plurality of bits, and the one bit indicating that a corresponding downlink component carrier is to be activated
or deactivated, wherein when any one bit of the plurality of bits indicates that its corresponding downlink component carrier
is to be activated, the plurality of bits jointly indicate the activation or deactivation statuses, a sounding reference signal
(SRS) transmission request and a channel quality information (CQI) reporting request;

activating or deactivating each of the downlink component carriers according to the resource assignment information; and
starting an SRS transmission and a CQI reporting on an uplink component carrier linked to one or more of the downlink component
carriers activated by the activating.

US Pat. No. 9,467,994

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives downlink control information including resource block assignment information that
indicates resource blocks of which one allocated cluster or a plurality of allocated clusters are comprised, the plurality
of allocated clusters being inconsecutive in a frequency domain, and each cluster being comprised of resource blocks that
are consecutive in the frequency domain; and

a transmitter which, in operation, maps uplink data to the resource blocks indicated by the resource block assignment information
and transmits the mapped uplink data,

wherein the downlink control information is transmitted, from a base station, with a downlink control information (DCI) format
that is used for uplink scheduling, the DCI format having a size, which is different according to a number of codewords, a
number of layers, or a number of streams and which is same, regardless of a number of clusters allocated to the communication
apparatus for each number of codewords, each number of layers, or each number of streams,

wherein the DCI format has a same size according to a maximum value of the number of clusters for each number of codewords,
each number of layers, or each number of streams; and

wherein when the plurality of clusters are allocated to the communication apparatus, a number of bits used to transmit the
resource block assignment information indicating the resource blocks of which the plurality of clusters are comprised is larger
than a number of bits that would be used to transmit the resource block assignment information indicating the resource blocks
of which the one cluster is comprised.

US Pat. No. 9,374,141

SIGNAL GENERATION METHOD, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND RECEPTION DEVICE

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A signal generation method for use in a transmission device, the signal generation method comprising:
generating a first modulated signal s1(i) from first transmission data of g bits, and generating a second modulated signal s2(i) from second transmission data of h bits;

generating a first signal z1(i) and a second signal z2(i) that satisfy formula R2 from the first modulated signal s1(i) and the second modulated signal s2(i), the generating of the first modulated signal s1(i), the second modulated signal s2(i), the first signal z1(i) and the second signal z2(i) being performed by the transmitting device; and

transmitting, using the transmission device, a plurality of transmission signals including at least the first signal z1(i) and the second signal z2(i) from a plurality of antennas at the same frequency and at the same time,


where a(i), b(i), c(i), and d(i) each denote an arbitrary complex number, at least two of a(i), b(i), c(i), and d(i) each
denote a value other than zero, P1 and P2 each denote a real number, and Q1 and Q2 each denote a real number and satisfy Q1>Q2, and

when a third signal u1(i) and a fourth signal u2(i) are defined such that z1(i)=Q1×u1(i) and z2(i)=Q2×u2(i) are satisfied,

D1>D2 is satisfied, where D1 represents a minimum Euclidian distance between 2g+h possible signal points for the third signal u1(i) in an I (in-phase)-Q (quadrature) plane, and D2 represents a minimum Euclidian distance between 2g+h possible signal points for the fourth signal u2(i) in an I (in-phase)-Q (quadrature) plane.

US Pat. No. 9,497,763

COMPONENT CARRIER (DE)ACTIVATION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method comprising:
generating a MAC control element including a cluster of bits which indicates an activation/deactivation status of each of
at least one secondary component carrier that is added to a primary component carrier which is always activated, each of the
at least one secondary component carrier corresponding to one bit included in the cluster of bits, and the one bit indicating
that a corresponding secondary component carrier should be activated or deactivated, wherein when any one bit among the cluster
of bits indicates that its corresponding secondary component carrier should be activated, the cluster of bits further indicates
a sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission request; and

transmitting the generated MAC control element, the transmitted MAC control element being for use by a communication partner
apparatus to activate or deactivate each of the at least one secondary component carrier and to start an SRS transmission
on the activated secondary component carrier(s).

US Pat. No. 9,490,922

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a reference signal generator which, in operation, generates a CSI reference signal for channel state estimation;
a mapper which, in operation, maps the generated CSI reference signal only to at least one OFDM symbol in a subframe other
than subframes that can be used for MBSFN (Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network), among a plurality
of subframes including at least one subframe used for MBSFN and another subframe that can be used for MBSFN, each subframe
comprising a plurality of OFDM symbols; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a signal including the mapped CSI reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,467,710

IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method for decoding a coded image included in a coded stream, said image decoding method comprising:
obtaining, from the coded stream, the coded image;
obtaining an old quantization scaling matrix which is a decoded quantization scaling matrix and is used for decoding a new
quantization scaling matrix;

obtaining, from the coded stream, an update parameter indicating an amount of change in the new quantization scaling matrix
with respect to the old quantization scaling matrix, said update parameter including a first update parameter and a second
update parameter obtained from the coded stream, the first update parameter indicating a scale factor of the new quantization
scaling matrix with respect to the old quantization scaling matrix, and the second update parameter indicating a degree of
variation in values constituting the new quantization scaling matrix;

computing a prediction matrix by adding a result of scaling the old quantization scaling matrix using a first coefficient
based on the first update parameter and a result of scaling a difference between the old quantization scaling matrix and a
fixed value using a second coefficient based on the second update parameter, the prediction matrix resulting from predicting
the new quantization scaling matrix;

decoding the new quantization scaling matrix using the computed prediction matrix;
decoding the coded image using the new quantization scaling matrix; and
outputting a decoded image resulting from said decoding of the coded image using the new quantization scaling matrix, wherein:
the old quantization scaling matrix is a matrix containing n values, where n is a natural number equal to or greater than
2;

in said computing, the prediction matrix is computed according to:
prediction matrix=(Mold(i)×P1)+{(Mold(i)?F)×P2}

where Mold(i) represents the n values constituting the old quantization scaling matrix, P1 represents the first coefficient based on the first update parameter, P2 represents the second coefficient based on the second update parameter, F represents the fixed value determined for each new
quantization scaling matrix, and i equals any number from 1 to n; and

said image decoding method is performed by a microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 9,414,387

COMPONENT CARRIER ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION USING RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method comprising:
generating resource assignment information including a plurality of bits that indicate activation/deactivation statuses of
respective downlink component carriers, the downlink component carriers being secondary downlink component carriers added
to a primary component carrier which is always activated, each downlink component carrier corresponding to one bit included
in the plurality of bits, and the one bit indicating that a corresponding downlink component carrier is to be activated or
deactivated, wherein when any one bit of the plurality of bits indicates that its corresponding downlink component carrier
is to be activated, the plurality of bits jointly indicate the activation/deactivation statuses and a sounding reference signal
(SRS) transmission request;

transmitting the generated resource assignment information; and
receiving a SRS that is transmitted, in response to the SRS transmission request, on an uplink component carrier linked to
an activated downlink component carrier(s).

US Pat. No. 9,497,736

TRANSMITTING DEVICE, RECEIVING DEVICE, TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND RECEIVING METHOD

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1. A transmission apparatus comprising:
a search space configuration circuitry, which in operation, configures a plurality of search spaces within an Enhanced Physical
Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) defined in a data region of a subframe, each search space including a plurality of mapping
candidates for mapping a control signal, the EPDCCH including a plurality of resource block (RB) pairs, each RB pair being
divided into a plurality of control channel elements (CCEs), and each of the plurality of mapping candidates having a same
number of CCE(s) as an aggregation level, wherein when the aggregation level is one, at least one of the plurality of search
spaces includes a first mapping candidate which is a CCE having a first number of resource elements (REs) that belong to a
first RB pair and a second mapping candidate which is a CCE having a second number of REs that belong to a second RB pair,
the second number being different from the first number; and

a transmitter, which in operation, maps the control signal to one of the plurality of mapping candidates for each of the plurality
of search spaces and transmits the mapped control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,380,547

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR DOWNLINK DATA AND CONTROL COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit for communication performed by a user equipment that can communicate on a plurality of component
carriers in a first system, the first system being different from a second system where another user equipment can communicate
on a single component carrier of the plurality of component carriers, the integrated circuit comprising:
synchronization circuitry, which, in operation, performs synchronization in a first component carrier out of the plurality
of component carriers; and

reception circuitry, which, in operation:
after the synchronization is performed, controls reception, from a base station, of directive information in the first component
carrier on a PDSCH (Physical Downlink Shared Channel), the directive information being necessary for receiving a PDCCH (Physical
Downlink Control Channel) in a second component carrier that is to be added to and is different from the first component carrier
out of the plurality of component carriers, the directive information including a downlink frequency bandwidth of the second
component carrier, a number of antennas for use in the second component carrier, and resources used to receive a response
signal in the second component carrier responsive to an uplink data signal; and

after the directive information is received, controls reception of the PDCCH in the second component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,491,026

TRANSMISSION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmit apparatus for transmitting data by modulation schemes that shift amplitude and phase, the transmit apparatus
comprising:
a selector that selects a first modulation scheme or a second modulation scheme for each symbol in order, alternating between
the first modulation scheme and the second modulation scheme, a constellation and bit labelling of each constellation point
of the first modulation scheme being different to a constellation and bit labelling of each constellation point of the second
modulation scheme;

a mapper that performs mapping by using constellation points of a selected modulation scheme; and
a transmitter that transmits a modulated signal obtained by the mapping, wherein
the first modulation scheme is 16 amplitude phase shift keying (APSK) modulation that arranges, in a first in-phase (I)-quadrature-phase
(Q) plane, 16 constellation points composed of four constellation points on the circumference of a first inner circle and
twelve constellation points on the circumference of a first outer circle, the first inner circle and the first outer circle
being concentric circles, wherein:

when the 16 constellation points are divided into four groups each composed of one constellation point on the circumference
of the first inner circle and three constellation points on a portion of the circumference of the first outer circle in a
direction from the origin of the first I-Q plane to the one constellation point,

only one bit is different in bit labelling between each pair, within each group, of constellation points adjacent on the circumference
of the first outer circle, and only one bit is different in bit labelling between each pair, within each group, of each constellation
point on the circumference of the first inner circle and each constellation point at one of two ends of each portion of the
circumference of the first outer circle; and

only one bit is different in bit labelling between each pair, between different groups, of constellation points that are closest
to each other on the first I-Q plane on the circumference of the first outer circle, and only one bit is different in bit
labelling between each pair, between different groups, of constellation points that are closest to each other on the first
I-Q plane on the circumference of the first inner circle, and

the second modulation scheme is 16APSK modulation that arranges, in a second I-Q plane, 16 constellation points composed of
eight constellation points on the circumference of a second inner circle and eight constellation points on the circumference
of a second outer circle, the second inner circle and the second outer circle being concentric circles, wherein:

when the 16 constellation points are divided into a first group composed of the eight constellation points on the circumference
of the second inner circle and a second group composed of the eight constellation points on the circumference of the second
outer circle,

only one bit is different in bit labelling between each pair, within the first group, of constellation points that are adjacent
on the circumference of the second inner circle, and only one bit is different in bit labelling between each pair, within
the second group, of constellation points that are adjacent on the circumference of the second outer circle.

US Pat. No. 9,491,742

RADIO RECEPTION APPARATUS, RADIO TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to controlling a process, the process comprising:
receiving, in at least one mode of operation, a first reference signal for a first communication system, the first reference
signal being mapped in a plurality of symbols of both a former half and a latter half, and the plurality of symbols being
divided in the former half and the latter half according to a time direction, of which a subframe is comprised;

receiving, in the at least one mode of operation, a second reference signal for a second communication system, the second
reference signal being mapped to only a last two symbols in the latter half of symbols; and

calculating channel quality information using at least the second reference signal,
wherein the first reference signal is a Long Term Evolution (LTE) reference signal and the second reference signal is an LTE-Advanced
reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,414,064

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

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1. An image processing method of performing filtering on image blocks using a plurality of deblocking filters having different
filter strengths, the image processing method comprising:
a first calculating step of calculating a boundary strength between two adjacent image blocks;
a second calculating step of calculating a parameter determining a range of filtered data outputted from each of the deblocking
filters, based on a linear sum of the boundary strength and a quantization parameter; and

a selecting step of selecting a deblocking filter to be used in the filtering from among the deblocking filters, using one
or more threshold values which are determined based on the parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,489,749

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A decoding device comprising:
processing circuitry; and
storage accessible from the processing circuitry,
wherein the processing circuitry performs:
receiving a bitstream from a server based on an instruction sent from an apparatus;
decoding, from the bitstream, an image on a block-by-block basis;
storing the decoded image in the storage; and
sending the decoded image to a displaying apparatus coupled to the decoding device for playing the decoded image by the displaying
apparatus,

wherein the decoding further includes:
decoding a first parameter from a sequence parameter set in the bitstream, the first parameter indicating a first bit-depth
that is a bit-depth of a reconstructed sample in the image;

decoding a second parameter different from the first parameter from the sequence parameter set, the second parameter indicating
a second bit-depth that is a bit-depth of an IPCM luma sample in the image; and

when the first bit-depth is different from the second bit-depth, converting the bit-depth of the IPCM luma sample to be equal
to the bit-depth of the reconstructed sample, and

wherein in the converting, when the first bit-depth is greater than the second bit-depth, increasing the bit-depth level of
the IPCM luma sample to be equal to the bit-depth of the reconstructed sample by padding the IPCM luma sample.

US Pat. No. 9,432,989

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives physical resource block (PRB) pair information related to PRB pairs; and
circuitry which, in operation, specifies, based on the PRB pair information, at least one of (i) a first search space for
localized transmission, which is comprised of a plurality of first control channel elements (CCEs), each first CCE consisting
of four enhanced resource element groups (EREGs) in one PRB pair, and (ii) a second search space for distributed transmission,
which is comprised of a plurality of second CCEs, each second CCE consisting of four EREGs distributed among a plurality of
PRB pairs, wherein each of the one or the plurality of PRB pairs is divided into sixteen EREGs,

wherein:
the receiver, in operation, further receives assignment information mapped to at least one of the first search space and the
second search space; and

four EREGs that are provided in one PRB pair, which form a portion of EREGs that correspond to a subset of the plurality of
second CCEs, are identical to four EREGs that correspond to one first CCE of a subset of the plurality of first CCEs, and
four EREGs that are provided in another PRB pair, which form another portion of the EREGs that correspond to said subset of
the plurality of second CCEs, are identical to four EREGs that correspond to another first CCE of said subset of the plurality
of first CCEs.

US Pat. No. 9,414,077

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method for coding tiles and slices into which an image is partitioned, to generate a bitstream, the method
comprising:
partitioning the image into the tiles and the slices;
embedding, into the bitstream, a restriction indicator indicating that partitioning of a picture is restricted; and
coding the tiles and slices resulting from the partitioning and based on the restriction indicator,
wherein each of the slices is either a normal slice having, in a header, information used for an other slice or a dependent
slice which is decoded using information included in a slice header of another slice, and

in the partitioning, when the normal slice starts from a position other than a beginning of a first tile, the image is partitioned
into the tiles and the slices to prevent a second tile coded next to the first tile from starting from the dependent slice.

US Pat. No. 9,374,815

MAPPING OF CONTROL INFORMATION TO CONTROL CHANNEL ELEMENTS

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1. A transmission method comprising:
configuring a plurality of control channel elements (CCEs) in an extended-physical downlink control channel (extended-PDCCH)
defined in a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region within a subframe, the subframe comprising a plurality of resource
block pairs (RB pairs), each CCE consisting of a plurality of sub-control channel elements (sub-CCEs), and each CCE being
generated by combining a plurality of sub-CCEs whose numbers of resource elements (REs) excluding REs for mapping a reference
signal are different, in both of a localized mapping scheme where each CCE consists of a plurality of sub-CCEs belonging to
a single RB pair and a distributed mapping scheme where each CCE consists of a plurality of sub-CCEs belonging to more than
one RB pairs;

mapping downlink control information to at least one of the plurality of CCEs configured in the extended-PDCCH; and
transmitting the mapped downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 9,516,641

RECEPTION DEVICE AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
receiver which, in operation, receives configuration information indicative of an added or deleted component carrier from
a base station apparatus, the configuration information including a carrier indicator field value (CIF value) allocated to
a newly added component carrier and a component carrier identification index of the newly added component carrier, wherein
at the base station apparatus, an unconfigured CIF value is allocated to the component carrier identification index of the
newly added component carrier, with a correspondence relationship between CIF values and component carrier identification
indexes maintained, when the new component carrier is added to one or more component carriers, each of the CIF values being
used to label each of the one or more component carriers; and

a setting circuitry which, in operation, corrects the correspondence relationship between CIF values and component carrier
identification indexes based on the received configuration information,

wherein when a part of the one or more component carriers is deleted, the configuration information indicates the component
carrier identification index of the deleted component carrier and the setting circuitry deletes a CIF value corresponding
to the deleted component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,473,282

REFERENCE SIGNAL RECEPTION AND CQI COMPUTATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiving section, which, in operation, receives a first reference signal that is mapped in a subframe and transmitted to
the communication apparatus for a first communication system; and

a measuring section, which, in operation, computes a channel quality indicator (CQI) based on the received first reference
signal,

wherein the first reference signal is not transmitted in a subframe where a transmission of the first reference signal collides
with a transmission of physical broadcast channel (PBCH) or system information block 1 (SIB1),

said receiving section, in operation, further receives a second reference signal that is mapped in all subframes and transmitted
to the communication apparatus for the first communication system and another communication apparatus for a second communication
system, and

said measuring section, in operation, further computes a CQI based on the received second reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,425,916

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION APPARATUS AND SIGNAL SPREADING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A radio communication terminal apparatus comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation, (i) first-spreads a response signal using a first sequence defined by one of a plurality of
cyclic shifts, wherein said one of the plurality of cyclic shifts varies between symbols according to a cyclic shift hopping
pattern set based on a second identity, which is different from a first identity specific to a cell and which is set independently
of the first identity, and (ii) second-spreads the response signal, which is first-spread, using one of a plurality of second
sequences that are orthogonal to each other; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the response signal.

US Pat. No. 9,369,705

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture coding method for coding, on a block basis, an image signal making up a moving picture, the moving picture
coding method comprising:
(a) judging whether or not intra coding is to be performed on a coding target block;
(b) judging, when a result of the judgment in step (a) is TRUE, whether or not the coding target block is a block that does
not refer to at least part of intra predictors;

(c) determining an intra predictor based on image information of the coding target block, when a result of the judgment in
step (b) is TRUE; and

(d) deriving a predictive image signal for the coding target block, using the intra predictor,
wherein in step (c), when the image signal is coded on a block basis using vertical-direction prediction, intra predictors
are generated by replicating pixel values of pixels included in a topmost row among pixels inside the block represented by
the image signal.

US Pat. No. 9,355,467

IMAGE DECODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS FOR DECODING TILE BOUNDARIES

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method, comprising:
obtaining pieces of coded data included in a bitstream and generated by coding tiles obtained by dividing a picture; and
decoding the pieces of coded data to generate image data of the tiles,
wherein in the obtaining of the pieces of coded data, tile boundary independence information is further obtained from the
bitstream, the tile boundary independence information indicating whether each of boundaries between the tiles is one of a
first boundary and a second boundary, and

the decoding of the pieces of coded data includes:
generating image data of a first tile which is one of the tiles by decoding a first code string included in first coded data
with reference to decoding information of an already-decoded tile which is another one of the tiles when the tile boundary
independence information indicates the first boundary, and decoding the first code string without referring to the decoding
information of the already-decoded tile when the tile boundary independence information indicates the second boundary, the
first coded data being one of the pieces of coded data.

US Pat. No. 9,723,618

THRESHOLD-BASED AND POWER-EFFICIENT SCHEDULING REQUEST PROCEDURE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A user equipment comprising:
a transmission buffer which, in operation, temporarily stores data to be transmitted in an uplink to a radio base station,
a memory which, in operation, stores a first trigger condition and a second trigger condition, the second trigger condition
being set by a network, the first trigger condition requiring a buffer status report (BSR) being triggered due to data becoming
available in the transmission buffer, the second trigger condition requiring a timer related to the data of the transmission
buffer being expired, wherein the timer is started when the first trigger condition is fulfilled and postpones triggering
of a scheduling request transmission until the timer is expired, but the timer is not started when the first trigger condition
is fulfilled for a logical channel that is not configured,

a processor which, in operation, determines whether the first trigger condition is fulfilled, and determines whether the second
trigger condition is fulfilled when the first trigger condition is fulfilled, and

a transmitter which, in operation, triggers a scheduling request transmission to the radio base station for requesting uplink
resources when the processor determines that the first and second trigger conditions are fulfilled.

US Pat. No. 9,425,874

SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD AND SIGNAL GENERATING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:
a first modulator that generates a first modulation signal by modulating a first data sequence with a first modulation scheme;
a second modulator that generates a second modulation signal by modulating a second data sequence with a second modulation
scheme which has an amount of signal points greater than the first modulation scheme, an average transmission power of the
second modulation signal being the same as an average transmission power of the first modulation signal;

a power adjuster that (i) adjusts an amplitude of the first modulation signal and (ii) adjusts an amplitude of the second
modulation signal;

a pre-coder that (i) generates a first pre-coding signal using the adjusted first modulation signal and the adjusted second
modulation signal with a predetermined pre-coding matrix and (ii) generates a second pre-coding signal using the adjusted
first modulation signal and the adjusted second modulation signal with the predetermined pre-coding matrix;

a first transmitter transmits the first pre-coding signal from a first antenna at a first time and a first frequency; and
a second transmitter transmits the second pre-coding signal from a second antenna at the first time and the first frequency,
wherein

a second minimum distance between each signal point of the adjusted second modulation signal on an I-Q plane is shorter than
a first minimum distance between each signal point of the adjusted first modulation signal on an I-Q plane.

US Pat. No. 9,425,938

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, BAND ALLOCATION METHOD, AND DOWNLINK DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
communication circuitry, which, in operation, controls receiving information including both: (i) first information related
to a reference frequency of a communication band, the communication band including a first component carrier and a second
component carrier added to the first component carrier, in which a synchronization signal is mapped around a center of each
of the first component carrier and the second component carrier, and (ii) second information used for determining the second
component carrier, said information including both the first information and the second information being received in the
first component carrier on a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH), and

control circuitry, which, in operation, controls setting the reference frequency of the communication band based on the first
information, to acquire a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) in the second component carrier based on the second information,
and to perform communication simultaneously on the first component carrier and the second component carrier,

wherein the second information includes a downlink frequency bandwidth of the second component carrier, a number of antennas
for use in the second component carrier, and resources used to receive a response signal in the second component carrier responsive
to an uplink data signal.

US Pat. No. 9,397,803

SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND SCHEDULING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives control information that includes cluster information that specifies a number of
clusters which is a number of frequency resources allocated to a user equipment, each cluster being located on a separate
position from other cluster(s) on a frequency axis; and

a mapper which, in operation, sets a resource block group size for allocating one or more frequency resources according to
both a system bandwidth and the number of clusters, wherein the resource block group size is a number of resource blocks included
in a resource block group, each of the clusters comprising one or more resource block groups of the resource group size, and
maps data to the one or more frequency resources, in one or more units of the resource block size.

US Pat. No. 9,391,756

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION EQUIPMENT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND SEARCH SPACE SETTING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
receiving circuitry, which, in operation, receives a downlink control channel transmitted on a control channel element (CCE)
in a first search space that is comprised of a plurality of CCEs, wherein the downlink control channel includes resource assignment
information indicating a resource allocated to a terminal apparatus in a component carrier n (CCn) out of one or multiple component carrier(s) (CC(s)) that are configured to the terminal apparatus; and

transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, transmits a ACK/NACK signal on an uplink control channel, an index of which is
associated with a CCE number of the CCE on which the downlink control channel is transmitted,

wherein the first search space, in which the downlink control channel including the resource assignment information indicating
the resource allocated in the CCn is transmitted, is comprised of the plurality of CCEs depending on the value of n, and

wherein a CCE number that defines an end position of the first search space for the CCn and a CCE number that defines a start position of a second search space for a component carrier n+1 (CCn+1) are consecutive, the second search space being different from the first search space.

US Pat. No. 9,363,525

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

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A decoding method for decoding a control parameter for controlling decoding of an image, the decoding method comprising:
determining a context for a current block in the image, from among a plurality of contexts; and
performing arithmetic decoding on a bitstream corresponding to the current block, using the determined context to obtain the
control parameter for the current block,

wherein the determining further includes:
determining a signal type under which the control parameter for the current block is classified;
when the signal type is a first signal type, determining the context (i) by using a predetermined fixed value when both of
decoded control parameters for a left block and an upper block are not available, and (ii) by using both of the decoded control
parameters for the left block and the upper block when both of the decoded control parameters for the left block and the upper
block are available, the left block being a neighboring block to the left of the current block, and the upper block being
a neighboring block on top of the current block; and

when the signal type is a second type different from the first type, determining the context by using a predetermined fixed
value, irrespective of whether or not both of the decoded control parameters for the left block and the upper block are available,
without using any decoded control parameters for the left block and the upper block,

wherein the control parameter determined as the first type belongs to the current block having a size larger than or equal
to a size of a block to which the control parameter determined as the second type belongs,

wherein one of a split flag and a skip flag is classified under the first type, the split flag indicating whether or not the
current block is partitioned into a plurality of blocks, and the skip flag indicating whether or not the current block is
to be skipped, and

wherein a residual flag is classified under the second type, the residual flag indicating whether or not luma coefficient
data and chroma coefficient data are included in the current block.

US Pat. No. 9,554,387

POWER HEADROOM CALCULATION APPARATUS AND A POWER HEADROOM CALCULATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A power headroom calculation apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives control information that is transmitted using a Physical Downlink Control Channel
(PDCCH) or a higher layer; and

a power headroom calculator which, in operation, calculates a power headroom of an uplink channel based on parameter information
including the received control information and calculates a transmission power of the uplink channel using the parameter information
that was used to calculate the power headroom of the uplink channel, wherein the power headroom of the uplink channel corresponds
to a power headroom which is calculated when an accumulated value of a Transmit Power Control (TPC) command is zero.

US Pat. No. 9,521,667

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION EQUIPMENT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND SEARCH SPACE SETTING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a first downlink control channel transmitted on one or more control channel element(s)
(CCE(s)) in a first search space that is comprised of a first plurality of CCEs, the first downlink control channel including
resource assignment information, which indicates a resource allocated to the terminal apparatus in a component carrier n (CCn)
out of one or more CC(s), and which, in operation, receives a second downlink control channel transmitted on one or more CCE(s)
in a second search space that is comprised of a second plurality of CCE(s), the second downlink control channel including
resource assignment information, which indicates a resource allocated to the terminal apparatus in a component carrier n+1
(CCn+1) out of said one or more CC(s), the first plurality of CCEs and the second plurality of CCEs are consecutive; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits an ACK/NACK signal on an uplink control channel, an resource index of the uplink
control channel being associated with a CCE number of said one or more CCE(s) in the first search space.

US Pat. No. 9,451,079

BASE STATION DEVICE, GATEWAY DEVICE, CALL CONNECTING METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a paging message from a traffic offloading apparatus for downlink offload traffic
arriving at the traffic offloading apparatus for the UE when the UE is in idle mode; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a service request message as a paging response to the traffic offloading apparatus,
a service type in the service request message indicating the paging response, to trigger the traffic offloading apparatus
to modify the service type in the service request message to indicate a UE-initiated service request and to send the modified
service request message to a first Serving General Packet Radio Service Support Node (SGSN).

US Pat. No. 9,438,398

WIRELESS BASE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS TERMINAL APPARATUS, FREQUENCY RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, AND METHOD OF FORMING TRANSMISSION SIGNAL

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
transmission band setting circuitry, which, in operation, configures a plurality of consecutive resource block groups (RBGs)
in a system band, and configures a sounding reference signal transmission band (SRS transmission band) on a portion of the
system band, wherein a frequency position of an edge of one of the plurality of RGBs matches with a frequency position of
an edge of the SRS transmission band; and

mapping circuitry, which, in operation, maps a sounding reference signal (SRS) to the SRS transmission band, a number of RBs
included in the SRS transmission band being a multiple of a number of resource blocks (RBs) that form one RBG.

US Pat. No. 9,426,631

RELAY METHOD AND RELAY DEVICE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication system that includes a transmission apparatus compatible with a multicast communication, a base station
apparatus compatible with a unicast communication, and a terminal device compatible with the multicast communication and the
unicast communication,
the transmission apparatus comprising:
a first signal generator that generates a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal from a plurality of first data
bits;

a first weighting information generator that regularly hops between precoding matrices from among a plurality of precoding
matrices;

a first weighting unit that generates a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal respectively from the first
modulated signal and the second modulated signal with use of the regularly hopped precoding matrices, at least one of the
first transmission signal and the second transmission signal including information relating to the regularly hopped precoding
matrices; and

a first transmitter that transmits the first transmission signal from one or more first transmission antennas, and transmits
the second transmission signal from one or more second transmission antennas that are different from the first transmission
antennas,

the base station apparatus comprising:
a first receiver that receives a signal transmitted by the terminal device that is a communication party by one or more first
reception antennas;

a second signal generator that generates a third modulated signal and a fourth modulated signal from a plurality of second
data bits;

a second weighting information generator that designates precoding matrices from among a plurality of precoding matrices based
on information relating to the terminal device included in the received signal;

a second weighting unit that generates a third transmission signal and a fourth transmission signal respectively from the
third modulated signal and the fourth modulated signal with use of the designated precoding matrices, at least one of the
third transmission signal and the fourth transmission signal including information relating to the designated precoding matrices;
and

a second transmitter that transmits the third transmission signal from one or more third transmission antennas, and transmits
the fourth transmission signal from one or more fourth transmission antennas that are different from the third transmission
antennas,

the terminal device comprising:
a second receiver that receives the first transmission signal and the second transmission or, the third transmission signal
and the fourth transmission signal, by one or more second reception antennas;

an information analyzer that determines precoding matrices used for the received first transmission signal and second transmission
signal based on the information relating to the regularly hopped precoding matrices being included in at least one of the
first transmission signal and the second transmission signal, or precoding matrices used for the received third transmission
signal and fourth transmission signal based on the information relating to the designated precoding matrices being included
in at least one of the third transmission signal and the fourth transmission signal; and

a demodulator that performs a predetermined demodulation process on the first transmission signal and the second transmission,
or the third transmission signal and the fourth transmission signal with use of the determined precoding matrices to generate
demodulation signals.

US Pat. No. 9,363,031

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND REFERENCE SIGNAL RECEIVING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

11. An integrated circuit comprising circuitry, which, in operation:
controls calculating of a sequence number using a hopping pattern that define a variation of sequence numbers over time, the
hopping pattern being defined differently by whether a CoMP (Coordinated Multiple Point transmission and reception) mode or
Non-CoMP mode is set, wherein, when the CoMP mode is set, a plurality of base stations or cells communicate with the radio
communication apparatus in a coordinated manner between the plurality of base stations or cells; and

controls generating a sequence used for a reference signal using the calculated sequence number.

US Pat. No. 9,642,142

RECEPTION DEVICE AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
control circuitry which, in operation,
allocates an unconfigured carrier indicator field value (CIF value) to a component carrier identification index of a component
carrier that is newly added to one or more component carriers, wherein a correspondence relationship between CIF values and
component carrier identification indexes is maintained and the CIF values are respectively assigned to the component carriers,
and

deletes a CIF value of a component carrier that is deleted; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits configuration information indicative of the added or deleted component carrier
to a terminal apparatus, the configuration information including the CIF value and the component carrier identification index
of the newly added component carrier and the component carrier identification index of the deleted component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,462,605

BASE STATION AND RELATED RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:
transmitting, to a terminal configured with one or more downlink component carriers, downlink assignment information indicating
resources for downlink data, wherein the resources are respectively assigned to the downlink component carriers;

transmitting the downlink data to the terminal;
receiving a response signal for the downlink data, the response signal being transmitted from the terminal; and
receiving a scheduling request (SR) from the terminal,
wherein:
the response signal denotes an outcome of a decoding of the downlink data, or denotes a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) representing
that the outcome is not transmitted;

when a plurality of downlink component carriers are configured, response signals for a plurality of downlink data in the downlink
component carriers, respectively, are transmitted;

when the response signals are transmitted, the response signals are transmitted using a phase point and one of uplink control
channel resources for the response signals, which depend on an outcome of the decoding of the plurality of downlink data;
and

when both the response signals and the SR are transmitted in a same sub-frame, the response signals are transmitted using
a phase point that depends on an outcome of the decoding of the plurality of downlink data and using an uplink control channel
resource for the SR.

US Pat. No. 9,414,099

TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND RECEPTION APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

3. An apparatus for transmitting, in a digital broadcast network supporting a configuration of a plurality of physical layer
pipes, digital broadcast data encapsulated into one or more baseband frames each with a header of a predefined format,
the baseband frames being the frames to which physical layer forward error correction coding is applied and that are mapped
on at least one physical layer pipe,

the apparatus comprising:
a parameter setting unit for configuring one or more parameters of a physical layer pipe;
a signaling transmitting unit for transmitting the configured parameters within physical layer signaling related to said physical
layer pipe; and

a data transmitting unit for transmitting, within said physical layer pipe baseband frames, the header of each baseband frame
including parameters indicating at least one of a length of a baseband payload and a distance to a start of a first user packet
within the baseband frame, and not including a parameter indicating an input stream identifier and parameters indicating at
least two of an input stream format, a single or a multiple input stream, constant or adaptive coding and modulation, presence
of input stream synchronization, and presence of null packet deletion, wherein

the physical layer signaling at least includes the parameters that are not included in the header of each baseband frame indicating
said at least two of an input stream format, a single or a multiple input stream, constant or adaptive coding and modulation,
presence of input stream synchronization, and presence of null packet deletion.

US Pat. No. 9,351,220

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT REPORTING IN CARRIER AGGREGATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a transceiver, which, in operation, communicates with a base station apparatus; and
control circuitry coupled to the transceiver, wherein the control circuitry, in operation,
detects occurrences of an event in a cell among multiple cells including both serving cells, which are aggregately used by
the transceiver to communicate with the base station apparatus on serving frequencies, and non-serving cells, which are not
presently used by the transceiver to communicate with the base station apparatus;

measures radio conditions of the serving cells and the non-serving cells; and
in response to detection of an occurrence of the event,
creates a measurement report indicating radio conditions of the best non-serving cell selected from the non-serving cells
based on reference signal received power (RSRP) on one of the serving frequencies, the measurement report excluding radio
conditions of non-selected non-serving cell(s) for which the radio conditions are measured; and

transmits the measurement report to the base station apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,438,322

MOBILE STATION AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:
transmitting first reference signals on a plurality of first resource elements;
transmitting second reference signals different from the first reference signals on a plurality of second resource elements,
a number of the plurality of second resource elements in a resource block being less than a number of the plurality of first
resource elements in the resource block, the first reference signals being associated with mobile stations of a first type
and the second reference signals being associated with mobile stations of a second type,

wherein:
a first one of the second reference signals is multiplied by “1” and is transmitted via a first one of a pair of antenna ports;
and

a second one of the second reference signals is multiplied by “?1” and is transmitted via a second one of the pair of antenna
ports.

US Pat. No. 9,491,470

IMAGE DECODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method of decoding encoded data per unit from among units that are included in a picture, the image decoding
method comprising:
decoding, from a bitstream including the encoded data, a first flag indicating whether a removal time of the encoded data
from a buffer by a hypothetical decoder is set per unit, the buffer being for storing the encoded data;

decoding, from the bitstream, a second flag indicating whether an interval between removal times of the units is one of constant
and arbitrary when the removal times are set per unit;

removing the encoded data from the buffer at the removal time; and
decoding the removed encoded data,
wherein the bitstream includes a transport stream and a descriptor, and
the second flag is decoded from the descriptor.

US Pat. No. 9,419,766

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL (SRS)

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A radio communication terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives control information including a transmission request for a sounding reference signal
(SRS), and including a transmission power control command (TPC command) for transmission of the SRS,

a controller which, in operation, controls a transmission power value of the SRS using a first accumulation value of the TPC
command updated with the received TPC command, and controls transmission of the SRS using the received transmission request
for the SRS, and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the SRS with the controlled transmission power value, wherein,
the controller, in operation, controls the transmission power value of the SRS using a second accumulation value different
from the first accumulation value, the second accumulation value being updated with a TPC command transmitted in a specific
subframe and in a specific DCI format, and resets the second accumulation value of the TPC command to zero when a transmission
power parameter is changed by higher layer control information.

US Pat. No. 9,461,725

SIGNAL GENERATION METHOD AND SIGNAL GENERATION DEVICE

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An OFDM signal generation method of a transmission system, the transmission system having a first transmitter and a second
transmitter, the OFDM signal generation method comprising:
encoding input data to coded blocks each made up of a plurality of bits by using a predetermined error correction block coding
scheme;

modulating each of the coded blocks to a first modulated signal s1 and a second modulated signal s2, data included in the first modulated signal s1 being same as data included in the second modulated signal s2;

applying precoding by a fixed matrix F to the first modulated signal s1 and the second modulated signal s2 to obtain a first pre-coded signal z1? and a second pre-coded signal z2?, wherein

the matrix F is expressed as:

where ? represents 0;
inserting one or more pilots to each of the first pre-coded signal z1? and the second pre-coded signal z2? to obtain a first pilot-inserted signal z1? and a second pilot-inserted signal z2?, respectively;

phase-changing, while regularly varying a scheme of phase change for each of a plurality of slots, at least one of the first
pilot-inserted signal z1? and the second pilot-inserted signal z2? to obtain a first transmission signal z1 and a second transmission signal z2, wherein at least one of the encoding, the modulating, the precoding, the inserting, and the phase-changing is performed
by both the first transmitter and the second transmitter; and

converting, by the first transmitter, the first transmission signal z1 to a first OFDM signal to be transmitted from a first antenna at a first period at a first frequency; and

converting, by the second transmitter, the second transmission signal z2 to a second OFDM signal to be transmitted from a second antenna at the first period at the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,419,839

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMITTER APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD AND RECEIVER APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A reception method comprising:
receiving an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing) signal in which a first signal using an OFDM scheme and a second
signal using the OFDM scheme are multiplexed, the first signal including a plurality of first precoded signals, the second
signal including a plurality of second precoded signals, the first signal and the second signal each being transmitted from
a different transmission branch;

performing Fourier transform on the received OFDM signal to generate a Fourier transformed signal;
decoding information regarding a modulation scheme and information regarding an error correction scheme that are included
in the Fourier transformed signal;

demodulating the Fourier transformed signal based on the decoded information regarding the modulation scheme to generate an
estimated data sequence; and

performing error-correction decoding on the estimated data sequence based on the decoded information regarding the error correction
scheme to output a received data sequence, wherein

the first precoded signals and the second precoded signals are each generated by applying a precoding matrix to a plurality
of pair signals, the precoding matrix being regularly switched between a plurality of precoding matrices, the pair signals
being generated by using a modulation scheme indicated by the decoded information regarding the modulation scheme,

a first subcarrier signal included in the first precoded signals is transmitted at a first frequency,
a third subcarrier signal included in the first precoded signals is transmitted at a third frequency adjacent to the first
frequency in a frequency domain,

a second subcarrier signal included in the second precoded signals is transmitted at a second frequency,
a fourth subcarrier signal included in the second precoded signals is transmitted at a fourth frequency adjacent to the second
frequency in the frequency domain, and

in the case where the third subcarrier signal is a data signal,
the first subcarrier signal and the third subcarrier signal are each generated by using a different precoding matrix, and
when any two of the first subcarrier signal, the second subcarrier signal, the third subcarrier signal, and the fourth subcarrier
signal are transmitted at the same frequency, the same precoding matrix is used for generating the two subcarrier signals.

US Pat. No. 9,392,594

RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT FOR SINGLE AND MULTIPLE CLUSTER TRANSMISSION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives downlink control information which includes a resource allocation field for signaling
resource allocation information that indicates resources assigned to the terminal apparatus; and

a controller coupled to the receiver;
wherein when a plurality of clusters are allocated to the terminal apparatus and a number of available bits in the resource
allocation field is smaller than a number of bits necessary to indicate the allocated plurality of clusters,

the receiver receives a portion of the bits necessary to indicate the allocated plurality of clusters from the available bits
in the resource allocation field; and

the controller assumes remaining bit(s) of the bits necessary to indicate the allocated plurality of clusters to be a defined
value, and

wherein when the number of available bits in the resource allocation field is equal to or larger than the number of bits necessary
to indicate the allocated plurality of clusters,

the receiver receives the bits necessary to indicate the allocated plurality of clusters from the available bits in the resource
allocation field; and

wherein the controller, in operation, determines the resource allocation information based at least on the available bits
in the resource allocation field included in the received downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 9,425,942

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives downlink data on a first component carrier and a second component carrier, wherein
the first component carrier and the second component carrier have different frame configuration patterns among a plurality
of frame configuration patterns, each frame configuration pattern defining transmission timings of one or more uplink subframes
and one or more downlink subframes within a frame;

a response signal generator which, in operation, performs error detection of the downlink data received on each of the first
component carrier and the second component carrier, and generates a response signal indicating error detection results for
the first component carrier and the second component carrier; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the response signal for the first component carrier and the second component
carrier using specified uplink subframe(s) within the frame only on the first component carrier, wherein subframe(s) other
than the specified uplink subframe(s) within the frame are not used for transmitting the response signal for the first component
carrier and the second component carrier, the specified uplink subframe(s) having a transmission timing that is defined according
to the same periodicity as a periodicity of a switching point from downlink transmission to uplink transmission (DL/UL switching
point), the plurality of frame configuration patterns including at least two frame configuration patterns whose periodicity
of the DL/UL switching point is different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,370,007

TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A TRANSMISSION SIGNAL

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives, from a base station, allocation information indicating a plurality of frequency
resources that are allocated to the terminal apparatus, the plurality of frequency resources being inconsecutive in a frequency
domain, and each of the plurality of frequency resources being comprised of a number of consecutive resource block(s); and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to the base station, an uplink signal using the plurality of frequency resources
that are allocated based on the allocation information, wherein:

the number of consecutive resource blocks included in each of the plurality of frequency resources is equal to or greater
than a first minimum number of resource block(s) in case of a first bandwidth, and

the number of consecutive resource blocks included in each of the plurality of frequency resources is equal to or greater
than a second minimum number of resource block(s) in case of a second bandwidth, the second minimum number being greater than
the first minimum number, and the second bandwidth being greater than the first bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,356,675

TERMINAL STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation, generates a reference signal using an orthogonal sequence associated with each of a plurality
of layer numbers, the orthogonal sequence being one of a plurality of orthogonal sequences corresponding to a first orthogonal
sequence [1, 1] and a second orthogonal sequence [1, ?1]; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the reference signal multiplexed with a data signal having a bandwidth that
is different from a bandwidth of a data signal transmitted by another terminal apparatus, wherein the layer numbers correspond
to a first layer, a second layer, a third layer and a fourth layer, and

the circuitry, in operation, generates the reference signal using the orthogonal sequence, which is associated with each of
the layer numbers by one of a plurality of associations including:

(i) a first association, in which the first layer and the second layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence,
and the third layer and the fourth layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence;

(ii) a second association, in which the first layer and the second layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence,
and the third layer and the fourth layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence;

(iii) a third association, in which all layers including the first layer, the second layer, the third layer and the fourth
layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence; and

(iv) a fourth association, in which all layers including the first layer, the second layer, the third layer and the fourth
layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,456,214

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS, AND MOVING PICTURE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture decoding method for calculating a motion vector predictor to be used when decoding a motion vector of
a current block included in a bitstream, and decoding the current block, the method comprising:
obtaining a fixed number of motion vector predictor candidates, the fixed number being at least two, each of the motion vector
predictor candidates being a candidate for the motion vector predictor;

decoding, according to the fixed number, an index for identifying the motion vector predictor from among the fixed number
of the motion vector predictor candidates, the index being coded and added to the bitstream; and

selecting, from among the fixed number of the motion vector predictor candidates based on the decoded index, the motion vector
predictor to be used for decoding the current block,

wherein the fixed number of the motion vector predictor candidates includes a plurality of candidates each having a motion
vector of value 0,

the fixed number of the motion vector predictor candidates includes at least one of one or more first candidates and one or
more new candidates,

the one or more first candidates are candidates each derived based on a motion vector used for coding an adjacent block spatially
or temporally adjacent to the current block,

the one or more new candidates are candidates each derived based on a motion vector used for coding a block different from
the adjacent block, or each having a predetermined fixed vector as a motion vector, and

the obtaining of the fixed number of the motion vector predictor candidates includes:
performing first derivation processing of deriving the one or more first candidates, and setting, if the one or more first
candidates are derived, each of the derived one or more first candidates as one of the fixed number of the motion vector predictor
candidates;

performing second derivation processing of deriving the one or more new candidates if a total number of the one or more first
candidates is smaller than the fixed number, and setting, if the one or more new candidates are derived, each of the derived
one or more new candidates as one of the fixed number of the motion vector predictor candidates; and

setting, if a sum of the total number of the one or more first candidates and a total number of the one or more new candidates
is smaller than the fixed number, at least one of the plurality of candidates as one of the fixed number of the motion vector
predictor candidates, to make a sum of the total number of the one or more first candidates, a total number of the plurality
of candidates, and the total number of the one or more new candidates equal to the fixed number.

US Pat. No. 9,391,640

ENCODING METHOD, DECODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An encoding method comprising
generating an encoded sequence comprising: n?1 information sequences denoted as X1 through Xn?1; and a parity sequence denoted as P, by encoding the n?1 information sequences at a (n?1)/n coding rate according to a predetermined
parity check matrix having m×z rows and n×m×z columns, n being an integer no less than two, m being an even number no less
than two, and z being a natural number, wherein

the predetermined parity check matrix is a first parity check matrix or a second parity check matrix, the first parity check
matrix corresponding to a low-density parity check (LDPC) convolutional code using a plurality of parity check polynomials,
the second parity check matrix generated by performing at least one of row permutation and column permutation with respect
to the first parity check matrix, and

given e denoting an integer no less than zero and no greater than m×z?1, ? denoting an integer no less than one and no greater
than m×z, and i being a variable denoting an integer that is no less than zero and no greater than m?1 and satisfies i=e%m
where % denotes a modulo operator,

when e???1, an eth parity check polynomial that satisfies zero, of the LDPC convolutional code, is expressed as

where b1,i is a natural number, and

when e=??1, the eth parity check polynomial that satisfies zero, of the LDPC convolutional code, is expressed as

where, in Math. 1 and Math. 2,
p denotes an integer no less than one and no greater than n?1, q denotes an integer no less than one and no greater than rp,i, and rp,i denotes an integer no less than two,

D denotes a delay operator, Xp(D) denotes a polynomial representation of an information sequence Xp among the n?1 information sequences, and P(D) denotes a polynomial representation of the parity sequence P, and

ap,i,q denotes a natural number, and

when x and y are integers no less than one and no greater than rp,i and satisfy x?y, ap,i,x?ap,i,y holds true for all x and y, and

when s=p, and vs,1 and vs,2 are odd numbers less than m, ap,i,q satisfies both as,i,1%m=vs,1 and as,i,2%m=vs,2 for all i, and

?=1.

US Pat. No. 9,344,726

IMAGE DECODING METHOD AND IMAGE CODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method for a coding apparatus of coding image data to be coded the coding apparatus including a non-transitory
memory storing a program and a hardware processor that executes the program so as to cause the image coding apparatus to perform
the image coding method comprising:
selecting, based on a type of a coding target signal, an arithmetic coding method that is used to code the coding target signal,
from among a plurality of arithmetic coding methods; and

performing arithmetic coding of the coding target signal in accordance with the arithmetic coding method selected from among
the plurality of arithmetic coding methods, the plurality of arithmetic coding methods including:

a first arithmetic coding method, which when selected, obtains a symbol occurrence probability according to a context, and
updates the symbol occurrence probability according to a coding symbol; and

a second arithmetic coding method, which when selected, obtains a symbol occurrence probability according to a context, and
maintains the symbol occurrence probability at a same value that is other than 50%,

wherein the symbol occurrence probability used to perform at least one of the first and second arithmetic coding methods is
independent of the internal state of the coding apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,402,088

LOW COMPLEX DEBLOCKING FILTER DECISIONS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A method for decoding a coded image on a block-by-block basis, the method comprising:
decoding a reconstructed image from the coded image; and
performing deblocking filtering on a reconstructed block included in the reconstructed image, wherein the deblocking filtering
includes:

judging whether or not to apply a deblocking filter to pixels adjacent to a first boundary between a first reconstructed block
and a second reconstructed block, each of the first reconstructed block and the second reconstructed block including two half
segments which are separated along a line that is perpendicular to the first boundary and having a same size as the reconstructed
block in the reconstructed image,

wherein, in said judging,
a first judgment is performed for a pair of adjacent half segments on both sides of the first boundary using only pixels in
the pair of adjacent half segments, and a second judgment is performed for the other pair of adjacent half segments on both
sides of the first boundary using only pixels in the other pair of adjacent half segments.

US Pat. No. 9,596,678

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives downlink control information transmitted using both of a first resource region and
a second resource region included in a subframe or using only the second resource region, the first resource region being
available for a downlink control channel and a downlink data channel, the second resource region being available for the downlink
control channel; and

a decoder which, in operation, identifies both of the first resource region and the second resource region or only the second
resource region as a region for decoding, and decodes the identified first and second resource regions or the identified second
resource region to obtain the downlink control information, wherein the decoder decodes only the second resource region in
a special subframe having a gap period for switching between a downlink and an uplink in a time division duplex (TDD).

US Pat. No. 9,554,376

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND TRANSMITTING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN RADIO COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives a reference signal, which is generated at a terminal apparatus using an index related
to a cyclic shift and a pair of coefficients in accordance with a selection signal, wherein the selection signal selects one
of a first correspondence relationship and a second correspondence relationship, each defining a relationship between the
index related to a cyclic shift and the pair of coefficients, the first correspondence relationship defines a first pair of
coefficients corresponding to an even number index related to a cyclic shift and a second pair of coefficients corresponding
to an odd number index related to a cyclic shift and the second correspondence relationship defines the first pair of coefficients
corresponding to the odd number index related to a cyclic shift and the second pair of coefficients corresponding to the even
number index related to a cyclic shift; and

an estimator which, in operation, estimates a channel estimation value using the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,413,447

TERMINAL STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation, generates a reference signal using an orthogonal sequence associated with each of a plurality
of layer numbers, the orthogonal sequence being one of a plurality of orthogonal sequences corresponding to a first orthogonal
sequence [1, 1] and a second orthogonal sequence [1, ?1]; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the reference signal multiplexed with a data signal having a bandwidth that
is different from a bandwidth of a data signal transmitted by another terminal apparatus, wherein the layer numbers correspond
to a first layer, a second layer, a third layer and a fourth layer, and

the circuitry, in operation, generates the reference signal using the orthogonal sequence, which is associated with each of
the layer numbers by one of a plurality of associations including:

(i) a first association, in which the first layer and the second layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence,
and the third layer and the fourth layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence;

(ii) a second association, in which the first layer and the second layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence,
and the third layer and the fourth layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence;

(iii) a third association, in which all layers including the first layer, the second layer, the third layer and the fourth
layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence; and

(iv) a fourth association, in which all layers including the first layer, the second layer, the third layer and the fourth
layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,504,040

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TO CONTROL A PROCESS AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING CONTROL CIRCUITRY

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:
receiving data, which is transmitted from a base station and mapped on at least one of a plurality of blocks;
receiving a control channel among a plurality of control channels, which are respectively transmitted from the base station
to different mobile terminals and mapped with a sequence to a frequency domain in units of the blocks, a plurality of subcarriers
being divided into the plurality of blocks, and the plurality of control channels being arranged in the sequence cyclically
shifted depending on a cell; and

transmitting reception quality information to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,479,302

RADIO TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, CHANNEL SIGNAL FORMING METHOD, AND CHANNEL SIGNAL RECEIVING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station communicating with a user equipment (UE), for which an uplink component carrier and a plurality of downlink
component carriers are configured, the base station comprising:
an adjusting section configured to adjust a payload size of control information, which is transmitted in a downlink control
channel, based on a basic payload size; and

a multiplexing section configured to map the control information onto a search space in at least one of the plurality of downlink
component carriers,

wherein: the plurality of downlink component carriers include a primary downlink component carrier;
the basic payload size of the control information mapped onto a search space in the primary downlink component carrier is
a payload size, which is given based on a number of information bits obtained from a bandwidth of the primary downlink component
carrier, and on a number of information bits obtained from a bandwidth of the uplink component carrier, the bandwidth of the
uplink component carrier being broadcasted in the primary downlink component carrier; and

the basic payload size of the control information mapped onto a search space in a downlink component carrier other than the
primary downlink component carrier is a payload size, which is given based on a number of information bits obtained from a
bandwidth of the downlink component carrier other than the primary downlink component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,401,755

TERMINAL STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation, generates a reference signal using a cyclic shift value and an orthogonal sequence, which
are associated with each other for each of a plurality of layer numbers, the orthogonal sequence being one of two orthogonal
sequences corresponding to a first orthogonal sequence [1, 1] and a second orthogonal sequence [1, ?1], and the cyclic shift
value being one of 12 cyclic shift values ranging from 0 to 11, wherein, when the first orthogonal sequence is used, the reference
signal transmitted on a first slot is multiplied by 1, and the reference signal transmitted on a second slot is multiplied
by 1; and, when the second orthogonal sequence is used, the reference signal transmitted on the first slot is multiplied by
1, and the reference signal transmitted on the second slot is multiplied by ?1; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the reference signal multiplexed with a data signal having a bandwidth, which
is different from a bandwidth of a data signal transmitted by another terminal apparatus, wherein the circuitry, in operation,
generates the reference signal using the cyclic shift value and the orthogonal sequence, which are associated with each other
by an association that two cyclic shift values with a difference of 6 are respectively associated with the two orthogonal
sequences for one of the layer numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,075,945

RECEIVER DEVICE, TRANSMITTER DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a precoder which, in operation, applies a first precoding corresponding to single-antenna transmission to a downlink control signal when a localized allocation is used and, in operation, applies a second precoding corresponding to multi-antenna transmission to the downlink control signal when a distributed allocation is used, for each of a plurality of Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) candidates configured in a data region, wherein a plurality of first aggregation levels for the distributed allocation at least partially overlaps with a plurality of second aggregation levels for the localized allocation and includes at least one more aggregation level that is greater than any one of the second aggregation levels, and wherein each of the EPDCCH candidates at an aggregation level comprises a number of resources that corresponds to the aggregation level; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the precoded downlink control signal using a single antenna port when the localized allocation is used and, in operation, transmits the precoded downlink control signal using two antenna ports when the distributed allocation is used.

US Pat. No. 9,386,573

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SRS TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

7. An integrated circuit comprising:
detection circuitry configured to detect control information indicating whether transmission of a sounding reference signal
(SRS) is requested and indicating a transmission parameter of the SRS; and

control circuitry configured to control transmission of the SRS based on the detected control information, wherein,
when the detection circuitry detects first control information that requests transmission of the SRS and detects second control
information that requests transmission of the SRS for the same subframe and the same cell and that indicates a transmission
parameter different from the transmission parameter indicated by the first control information, the control circuitry executes
control so as not to transmit the SRS.

US Pat. No. 9,585,139

SEARCH SPACE FOR EPDCCH CONTROL INFORMATION IN AN OFDM-BASED MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A transmitting apparatus comprising:
a mapper which, in operation, maps downlink control information to a first search space or to a second search space, the first
search space including one or a plurality of first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidates for each of a plurality
of aggregation levels, the second search space including one or a plurality of second PDCCH candidates for each of the plurality
of aggregation levels and further including at least one other second PDCCH candidate for an aggregation level higher than
any one of the plurality of aggregation levels, each of the first and the second PDCCH candidates being composed of a control
channel element (CCE) or a plurality of aggregated CCEs of its corresponding aggregation level; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a signal including the downlink control information that is mapped to the first
search space or the second search space.

US Pat. No. 9,357,234

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method of performing coding processing by partitioning a picture into a plurality of slices, the image
coding method comprising
transmitting, using a coder, a bitstream which includes: a dependent slice enabling flag indicating whether or not the picture
includes a dependent slice on which the coding processing is performed depending on a result of the coding processing on a
slice different from a current slice; a slice address indicating a starting position of the current slice; and a dependency
indication indicating whether or not the current slice is the dependent slice,

wherein the dependent slice enabling flag is disposed in a parameter set common to the slices,
the slice address is disposed in a slice header of the current slice, and
the dependency indication is disposed in the slice header, and is disposed before the slice address and after a syntax element
identifying the parameter set.

US Pat. No. 9,967,872

COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT USING A SET OF LEGACY OR AGGRESSIVE CQI TABLE AND LEGACY OR AGGRESSIVE MCS TABLE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method performed by a user equipment, the communication method comprising:determining a selected Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) table, from a legacy CQI parameter table and an aggressive CQI parameter table, based on a received indication, the aggressive CQI parameter table including combinations of at least one of higher modulation scheme and higher coding rate than the legacy CQI parameter table;
determining a selected Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) table, from a legacy MCS parameter table and an aggressive MCS parameter table, to be used with the selected CQI table as a set, the aggressive MCS parameter table including combinations of at least one of higher modulation order and higher Transport Block Size (TBS) index than the legacy MCS parameter table; and
controlling communication based on one of the combinations of modulation scheme and coding rate corresponding to a CQI index in the selected CQI table and based on one of the combinations of modulation order and coding rate corresponding to a MCS index in the selected MCS table;
wherein,
the set of the selected CQI table and the selected MCS table is one of sets including a first set of the aggressive CQI parameter table and the legacy MCS parameter table and a second set of the legacy CQI parameter table and the aggressive MCS parameter table, and
a number of bits that indicate the CQI index in the aggressive CQI parameter table equals a number of bits that indicate the CQI index in the legacy CQI parameter table, and a number of bits that indicate the MCS index in the aggressive MCS parameter table equals a number of bits that indicate the MCS index in the legacy MCS parameter table.

US Pat. No. 9,484,996

RECEIVER DEVICE, TRANSMITTER DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

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1. A transmission apparatus comprising:
a precoder which, in operation, performs precoding on a control signal which is to be mapped to one of a plurality of mapping
candidates that form a search space defined in a data region of a subframe, using one of a first precoding method and a second
precoding method in accordance with an aggregation level value of the one of the plurality of mapping candidates, the first
precoding method corresponding to a first transmission method using a single antenna port to transmit the precoded control
signal and the second precoding method corresponding to a second transmission method using multiple antenna ports to transmit
the precoded control signal, wherein the aggregation level value of the one of the plurality of mapping candidates is among
a plurality of first aggregation level values available for the first transmission method and a plurality of second aggregation
level values available for the second transmission method, and the second aggregation level values available for the second
transmission method include at least one aggregation level value that is larger than any one of the first aggregation level
values available for the first transmission method; and

a transmitter which, in operation, maps the precoded control signal to the one of the plurality of mapping candidates and
transmits the mapped precoded control signal using the single antenna port or the multiple antenna ports.

US Pat. No. 9,467,215

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND RECEPTION DEVICE

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1. A phase weight altering method comprising the steps of:
encoding L bits to a first encoded block and a second encoded block by using a predetermined error correction block encoding
method, L being equal to 2×M×P, M being an integer that is at least two, P being an integer that is at least one;

mapping the first encoded block to a first baseband signal s1 with M symbols by using a first modulation scheme for modulating P transmit bits, the first modulation scheme being selected
from a plurality of different modulation schemes, and mapping the second encoded block to a second baseband signal s2 with M symbols by using the first modulation scheme;

selecting a matrix F[i] from among N matrices while switching between the N matrices, the N matrices defining phase weight
altering performed on a plurality of baseband signals, i being an integer variable from 0 to (K?1), K being an integer that
is at least two and less than N, and N being an integer that is at least three; and

generating a first phase weight altered signal z1 and a second phase weight altered signal z2 by phase weight altering, in accordance with the selected matrix F[i], the first baseband signal s1 and the second baseband signal s2 to be transmitted over the same frequency bandwidth at the same time, wherein

the first phase weight altered signal z1 and the second phase weight altered signal z2 satisfies the equation (z1, Z2)T=F[i](s1, s2)T,

(z1, Z2)T being a transposed vector of (z1, Z2), and

(s1, s2)T being a transposed vector of (s1, s2).

US Pat. No. 9,402,075

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method of coding an input block included in an image, the image coding method comprising:
generating a predicted block by predicting the input block;
calculating a residual block by subtracting the predicted block from the input block;
calculating quantized coefficients by performing transform and quantization on the residual block;
calculating a coded residual block by performing inverse quantization and inverse transform on the quantized coefficients;
generating a temporary coded block by adding the coded residual block to the predicted block;
determining whether or not an offset process for correcting an error included in a chroma block included in the temporary
coded block is required, to generate first information indicating a result of the determination, the error being caused by
the quantization in the calculating of quantized coefficients;

executing the offset process on the chroma block when it is determined in the determining that the offset process is required;
and

performing variable-length coding on the quantized coefficients and the first information.

US Pat. No. 9,986,592

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION OF A MOBILE TERMINAL

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1. An integrated circuit configured to control discontinuous reception (DRX) of a mobile terminal in communication with a base station in a mobile communication system, the integrated circuit comprising circuitry which, in operation:configures a short discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and a DRX short cycle timer according to a first configuration that defines the short DRX cycle, and a long DRX cycle according to a second configuration that defines the long DRX cycle,
in response to receiving, from the base station, a first DRX command MAC (Medium Access Control) control element, starts the DRX short cycle timer and starts using the short DRX cycle, and starts using the long DRX cycle after the DRX short cycle timer expires, and
in response to receiving, from the base station, a second DRX command MAC control element, which is different from the first DRX MAC control element and includes an indication of the long DRX cycle, stops the DRX short cycle timer and starts using the long DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,445,120

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS AND MOVING PICTURE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture decoding method for decoding a current block, comprising:
determining a first candidate and a second candidate, the first candidate having a first motion vector that has been used
to decode a first block, and the second candidate having a second motion vector that has been used to decode a second block
that is different from the first block;

generating a new candidate having a third motion vector and a fourth motion vector, the third motion vector being identical
to the first motion vector, and the fourth motion vector being identical to the second motion vector; and

decoding the current block by using a candidate from among a plurality of candidates including the first candidate, the second
candidate, and the new candidate.

US Pat. No. 9,414,057

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture decoding method for decoding a coded image, the method comprising:
decoding a coded first portion of a first binary signal through context-adaptive arithmetic decoding; and
decoding a coded second portion of the first binary signal through bypass arithmetic decoding using a fixed probability,
wherein a variable probability is not used in the bypass arithmetic decoding,
the first portion of the first binary signal is composed of a head bit of the first binary signal,
the second portion of the first binary signal is composed of one or more remaining bits of the first binary signal,
the first binary signal corresponding to a value of a first parameter identifying a type of a sample offset process to be
applied to a reconstructed image obtained from the coded image, and

the moving picture decoding method further comprises converting, using an inverse binarizer, the decoded first binary signal
into the value of the first parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,439,059

HOME AGENT DISCOVERY UPON CHANGING THE MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SCHEME

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1. A mobile node capable of being redirected to a first home agent, which was selected when the mobile node initially attached
to an access system supporting network-based mobility, the mobile node comprising:
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits to a second home agent an Internet Key Exchange (IKEv2) request message to establish
a security association with the second home agent when the mobile node, which is attached to the access system supporting
network-based mobility and for which the first home agent was selected, switches to attach to an access system supporting
client-based mobility, the IKEv2 request message including a Network Access Identifier (NAI) of the mobile node; and

a receiver which, in operation, receives from the second home agent an IKEv2 response message including redirect information
containing one of an IP address of the first home agent and hints, the hints including at least one of an address prefix and
a domain name and allowing the mobile node to derive a valid address for the first home agent, the valid address including
one of an anycast group address, a multicast group address, and a unicast address;

wherein the transmitter, after the receiver receives the IKEv2 response message when the mobile node is attached to the access
system supporting client-based mobility, transmits a Mobile IP (MIPv6) Binding Update to the first home agent using the IP
address of the first home agent to register a new care-of address (CoA) with the first home agent to establish a new security
association with the first home agent, to which the mobile node is re-directed.

US Pat. No. 9,602,837

SPATIAL PREDICTION METHOD, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, AND IMAGE CODING METHOD

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1. An image coding method for coding an image per block included in the image, the image coding method comprising:
calculating an integer slope indicating an integer value of a slope, based on at least one of a horizontal gradient and a
vertical gradient, the calculating being performed using a processor;

determining, for each of pixel positions within a current block to be coded, a sub-pel position that is an intersection between
a line having the integer slope and passing through the pixel position within the current block and a boundary of a block
adjacent to the current block, the determining being performed using the processor;

generating a predicted block by predicting, for each of the pixel positions within the current block, a pixel value at the
pixel position, based on a pixel value interpolated in the sub-pel position determined for the pixel position, the generating
being performed using the processor; and

coding the current block by subtracting the predicted block from the current block, the coding being performed using the processor,
wherein when the integer slope is calculated, a result of a division is obtained with reference to a division table stored
in a memory, and the integer slope is calculated using the obtained result of the division, the division using, as a divisor,
a value indicating the one of the horizontal gradient and the vertical gradient, the division table indicating, for each predetermined
value, a result of a division of a value scaled by a c-th power of 2, using the predetermined value as a divisor, where c
is a positive integer, and

when the pixel value is predicted, the pixel value interpolated in the sub-pel position is calculated by multiplying the integer
slope generated by scaling by a coordinate value horizontal or vertical to a pixel position to be predicted within the current
block, and shifting the multiplied integer slope right by c bits.

US Pat. No. 9,479,234

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PRECODING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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1. A transmission signal generation device, comprising:
an encoder configured to generate a first bit sequence that is an N-bit codeword from a K-bit information bit sequence, where
K and N are each an integer greater than or equal to 1;

a bit adjuster configured to (i) judge whether or not to add a known bit sequence to the first bit sequence, and (ii) when
judging negatively, output the first bit sequence, and when judging affirmatively, output a second bit sequence that is obtained
by adding the known bit sequence to the first bit sequence; and

a mapper configured to modulate the first bit sequence of N bits or the second bit sequence using a modulation scheme selected
from among a plurality of modulation schemes, wherein

a modulation symbol of the selected modulation scheme has X bits, where X is an integer greater than or equal to 1,
when N is an integral multiple of X, the bit adjuster does not add the known bit, and
when N is not the integral multiple of X, the bit adjuster adds the known bit of ?×X?N bits to the first bit sequence, where
? and ?×X?N are each an integer greater than or equal to 1.

US Pat. No. 9,467,987

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, TRANSMITTING METHOD AND RECEIVING METHOD

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1. An integrated circuit to control a process comprising:
receiving downlink data transmitted on a first component carrier, for which a transmission mode is set to support up to two
transport blocks;

performing error detection on the downlink data;
selecting a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource index from a plurality of PUCCH resource indices by selecting
a PUCCH resource index corresponding to a value of a transmission power control (TPC) command for an uplink control channel
and selecting a second PUCCH resource index from the plurality of PUCCH resource indices by selecting another PUCCH resource
index corresponding to a value generated by adding 1 to the selected first PUCCH resource index, when a semi-persistent scheduling
(SPS) is carried out for the first component carrier to periodically assign downlink resources; and

mapping a response signal, which is indicative of a plurality of error detection results of the downlink data of the first
component carrier, to either one of a first PUCCH resource and a second PUCCH resource respectively indicated by the first
PUCCH resource index and the second PUCCH resource index, and transmitting the mapped response signal on an uplink component
carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,461,799

BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION

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1. An integrated circuit, which, in operation, controls a process of transmitting control information by a communication apparatus,
the process comprising:
encoding control information in accordance with a coding rate, the coding rate being set based on an offset value corresponding
to one of a first offset and a second offset that are signaled by a higher layer, the first offset being different from the
second offset, and the second offset being not used in a case when a rank indicator is 1; and transmitting the encoded control
information.

US Pat. No. 9,350,486

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, CCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND CCE BLIND DECODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a transmitter; and
circuitry, which is coupled to the transmitter and which, in operation:
configures a common search space for a plurality of terminals that communicate with the communication apparatus using a plurality
of component carriers, and configures a specific search space for each of the plurality of terminals;

assigns control information including resource assignment information to a control channel element (CCE) in the common search
space or the specific search space; and

controls transmission of the control information to one or more of the plurality of terminals,
wherein:
the control information, a format of which is common to the plurality of terminals and which includes a carrier indicator
that indicates each of the plurality of component carriers, is assigned to the CCE in the specific search space configured
in a primary component carrier among the plurality of component carriers; and

the control information, a format of which is common to the plurality of terminals and which includes no carrier indicator,
is assigned to the CCE in the common search space configured in a primary component carrier among the plurality of component
carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,554,380

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

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1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a division number calculator which, in operation, calculates a division number based on a number of OFDM symbols used for
an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control CHannel (EPDCCH), the division number being a number of Control Channel Elements (CCEs)
per resource block pair, the EPDCCH being a resource region that is defined in a data region of a subframe and that is configured
to transmit either of downlink control information and downlink data, wherein the division number calculator, in operation,
calculates the division number such that the division number for a subframe having a Normal cyclic prefix length is larger
than the division number for a subframe having an Extended cyclic prefix length;

a controller which, in operation, sets the division number of CCEs in the resource block pair according to the calculated
division number, and sets a plurality of resource region candidates, each resource region candidate including at least one
CCE; and

a mapper which, in operation, maps the downlink control information to one of the plurality of resource region candidates.

US Pat. No. 9,485,518

DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH CANDIDATE MOTION VECTORS

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1. A moving picture decoding method for decoding a current block of a picture, comprising:
deriving a first candidate having a first motion vector predictor derived from a first motion vector that has been used to
decode a first block;

determining whether a total number of one or more candidates having the first candidate is less than a predetermined maximum
candidate number;

deriving a second candidate having a second motion vector predictor when the total number of the one or more candidates having
the first candidate is less than the predetermined maximum candidate number; and

decoding a coded index corresponding to a candidate having a motion vector predictor,
wherein the candidate is one of a plurality of candidates having the first candidate and the second candidate, and
the predetermined maximum candidate number is fixed for all blocks in the picture.

US Pat. No. 9,432,691

MOVING PICTURE CODING AND DECODING METHOD WITH REPLACEMENT AND TEMPORAL MOTION VECTORS

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1. A moving picture coding and decoding comprising:
a coding apparatus; and
a decoding apparatus,
wherein the coding apparatus includes:
an image coder configured to code a coding target block included in a coding target picture using a motion vector;
a first motion vector predictor candidate generating unit configured to generate a plurality of first motion vector predictors;
and

a motion vector coder configured to code the motion vector using one of the plurality of first motion vector predictors generated
by the first motion vector predictor candidate generating unit,

wherein the first motion vector predictor candidate generating unit is configured to include a first replacement vector which
replaces a first temporal motion vector predictor in the plurality of first motion vector predictors when obtaining the first
temporal motion vector predictor from a block, which is included in a coded picture different from the coding target picture
and corresponds to the coding target block, is prohibited,

wherein the first motion vector predictor candidate generating unit is configured to (i) determine whether or not obtainment
of the first temporal motion vector predictor from the block corresponding to the coding target block included in the coded
target picture is prohibited, and (ii) when it is determined that the obtainment of the first temporal motion vector predictor
block is prohibited, include a motion vector having a motion quantity of 0, as the first replacement vector, in the plurality
of first motion vector predictors,

wherein the decoding apparatus includes:
an obtaining unit configured to obtain a temporal motion vector enable flag which indicates whether or not using a second
temporal motion vector predictor is enabled, the second temporal motion vector predictor being from a block which is included
in a decoded picture different from a decoding target picture and which corresponds to a decoding target block;

a second motion vector predictor candidate generating unit configured to generate a plurality of second motion vector predictors;
a motion vector decoder configured to decode a motion vector using one of the plurality of second motion vector predictors
generated by the second motion vector predictor candidate generating unit; and

an image decoder configured to decode the decoding target block using the motion vector decoded by the motion vector decoder,
wherein the second motion vector predictor candidate generating unit generates a motion vector having a motion quantity of
0 when the temporal motion vector enable flag indicates that using the second temporal motion vector predictor is not enabled,
the motion vector being included, as a second replacement vector which replaces the second temporal motion vector predictor,
in the plurality of second motion vector predictors.

US Pat. No. 9,621,915

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

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1. An apparatus for decoding a coded signal generated by prediction coding of pictures, the apparatus comprising:
one or more processors; and
a storage coupled to the one or more processors;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
decode first information, from header information of the coded signal, the first information indicating whether or not a motion
vector predictor can be selected from among one or more motion vector predictor candidates;

decode second information when the first information indicates that a motion vector predictor can be selected, the second
information indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor is selected, in skip mode, from among the one or more motion
vector predictor candidates for decoding a current block to be decoded;

decode, from the coded signal, index information indicating a motion vector predictor to be selected from among the one or
more motion vector predictor candidates, when both (a) the first information indicates that a motion vector predictor can
be selected and (b) the second information indicates that a motion vector predictor is selected, in the skip mode, for the
decoding of the current block; and

decode the current block using the motion vector predictor selected based on the index information,
wherein the coded signal does not include the second information when the first information does not indicate that the motion
vector predictor can be selected, and

the coded signal does not include the index information when one of (a) the first information does not indicate that the motion
vector predictor can be selected and (b) the second information does not indicate that the motion vector predictor is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,544,109

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR MAPPING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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16. A base station apparatus comprising:
a mapping section configured to map a reference signal to at least one first resource element of a plurality of resource elements
in an interference resource block, the plurality of resource elements in the interference resource block having different
time-frequencies;

a selecting section configured to select at least one second resource element, on which no signal is transmitted, from among
a plurality of resource elements in a serving resource block, the plurality of resources in the serving resource block having
different time-frequencies, wherein said at least one first resource element and said at least one second resource element
share a common time-frequency; and

a transmitting section configured to transmit the mapped reference signal on the at least one first resource element to a
terminal in a serving cell and transmitting no signal on the selected at least one second resource element.

US Pat. No. 9,479,320

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND CONTROL INFORMATION CREATION METHOD

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1. A communication device comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a plurality of control information, each of which includes both resource assignment
information indicating a resource allocated to the communication device in each of multiple component carriers (CCs) configured
for the communication device and information indicating each of the multiple CCs, in which resources are allocated to the
communication device, the multiple CCs having frequencies different from each other, the plurality of control information
being received on one out of the multiple CCs; and

circuitry, which, in operation, decodes the plurality of control information on one out of the multiple CCs.

US Pat. No. 9,420,297

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method for coding a plurality of slices into which an image is partitioned and each of which includes a
plurality of coding units, to generate a bitstream, the method comprising:
partitioning the image into the slices; and
coding the slices by a wavefront parallel processing,
wherein each of the slices is either a normal slice having, in a slice header, information used for another slice or a dependent
slice which is decoded using information included in a slice header of another slice,

the image includes a plurality of rows each of which includes two or more of the coding units,
in the partitioning, when the normal slice starts at a position other than a beginning of a first row, the image is partitioned
into the slices to cause a second row immediately following the first row to not start with the dependent slice,

the wavefront parallel processing includes synchronizing context and probability information in the beginning of each of the
slices, and

in the synchronizing, a slice of a beginning of the second row does not refer to slice information of the normal slice.

US Pat. No. 9,392,480

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MEASURING A CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR (CQI)

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1. A terminal apparatus that receives signals from a first cell to which the terminal apparatus belongs and from a second
cell, the terminal apparatus comprising:
a radio receiver, which, in operation, receives information indicating subframes that include a subframe in which no downlink
data is transmitted by the second cell, and receives a reference signal that is transmitted from the first cell to which the
terminal apparatus belongs and that is transmitted on the subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second
cell; and

a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) measurement circuit, which, in operation, measures CQI using the received reference signal
that is transmitted on the subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell,
wherein the CQI measurement circuit, in operation, measures the CQI for a subframe, in which the second cell causes no interference
to the first cell to which the terminal apparatus belongs, based on said information.

US Pat. No. 9,362,989

TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMITTER, AND RECEIVER

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3. A transmitter, comprising
a first antenna having a first polarization;
a second antenna having a second polarization that is different from the first polarization, and
a transmitting section transmitting a first transmit signal and a second transmit signal, wherein
the transmitting section transmits the first transmit signal from the first antenna, the first transmit signal having been
transmitted from a third antenna having the second polarity in another transmitter located at a position geographically different
from the position of the transmitted, and transmits the second transmit signal from the second antenna, the second transmit
signal having been transmitted by a fourth antenna having the first polarity in the other transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,609,356

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH CANDIDATE MOTION VECTORS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture coding method for coding a current block, comprising:
deriving a first candidate having a first motion vector predictor derived from a first motion vector that has been used to
code a first block;

determining whether a total number of one or more candidates having the first candidate is less than a maximum candidate number;
deriving a second candidate having a second motion vector predictor when the total number of the one or more candidates having
the first candidate is less than the maximum candidate number, the second motion vector predictor being a zero vector;

coding an index corresponding to a candidate having a motion vector predictor; and
generating a bitstream having the coded index,
wherein the maximum candidate number is used to code the index, and
wherein the candidate is one of a plurality of candidates having the first candidate and the second candidate.

US Pat. No. 9,602,267

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

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1. A communication node comprising:
a receiver that receives communication quality information from user equipments in an own cell;
a selector that selects a particular frequency resource position corresponding to first information regarding a usage of a
coordinated multi-point (CoMP) mode, the particular frequency resource position being a frequency resource position for transmitting
the first information to another communication node;

a generator that generates frequency resource position information which represents the particular frequency resource position
and another frequency resource position by different values on a frequency resource basis; and

a transmitter that transmits the first information, the frequency resource position information, the communication quality
information, and a cell ID to which the frequency resource position corresponds, to another communication node in another
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,602,818

VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD

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1. A video decoding method for decoding a bitstream corresponding to a current picture in a video using one or more reference
pictures, the video decoding method comprising:
obtaining a classification of a picture in the video;
judging whether or not the picture is a key picture having a predetermined frame type;
selecting, when the classification of the current picture is a predetermined classification indicating a picture usable as
a switching point, one or more valid reference pictures from among all valid reference pictures for the current picture in
a reference picture memory, each of the valid reference pictures for the current picture being the key picture;

constructing a reference picture list including at least one of the one or more valid reference pictures; and
decoding the current picture by performing motion prediction on the current picture using the valid reference pictures included
in the reference picture list,

wherein in the judging, the picture is judged to be the key picture when a frame type parameter of the picture is zero, and
wherein, in the selecting, when the classification of the current picture is the predetermined classification and when the
frame type parameter of the current picture is greater than zero, only the one or more valid reference pictures are selected,
each of the one or more valid reference pictures being the key picture.

US Pat. No. 9,596,631

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

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1. A communication terminal comprising:
communication circuitry configured to communicate with a first base station simultaneously through a plurality of carriers
by carrier aggregation, wherein the plurality of carriers include at least a primary carrier through which the communication
terminal is connected to a serving primary cell and a secondary carrier through which the communication terminal is connected
to a serving secondary cell, the serving primary and secondary cells being supported by the first base station, and

control circuitry configured to measure the reception quality of radio signals transmitted through the plurality of carriers
from the first base station to obtain measured values, and

compare the measured value of the primary carrier to a first threshold value, and
compare the measured value of the secondary carrier to a second threshold value;
wherein the control circuitry,
when discontinuous reception (DRX) is enabled,
when the measured value of the primary carrier is lower than the first threshold value, performs a cell search for a first
corresponding carrier of a first neighbouring cell different from the serving primary cell and for a second corresponding
carrier of a second neighbouring cell different from the serving secondary cell, wherein the first and second neighbouring
cells are target cells for the communication terminal to connect to through the first and second corresponding carriers and
are supported by a second base station different from the first base station, and measures the reception quality of radio
signals transmitted through the first and second corresponding carriers of the first and second neighboring cells; and

when the measured value of the primary carrier is equal to or higher than the first threshold value, does not perform the
cell search; and

when the DRX is disabled, determines whether or not to perform the cell search based on the measured value of the primary
carrier and the measured value of the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,503,755

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding and decoding apparatus comprising:
a coder which performs coding processing by partitioning a coding target picture into a plurality of slices; and
a decoder which performs decoding processing by partitioning a decoding target picture into a plurality of slices,
wherein the coder transmits a bitstream which includes: a dependent coding slice enabling flag indicating whether or not the
coding target picture includes a dependent coding slice on which the coding processing is performed depending on a result
of the coding processing on a coding slice different from a current coding slice; a coding slice address indicating a starting
position of the current coding slice; and a coding dependency indication indicating whether or not the current coding slice
is the dependent coding slice,

the dependent coding slice enabling flag in the coding target picture is disposed in a coding parameter set common to the
coding slices,

the coding slice address is disposed in a coding slice header of the current coding slice,
the coding dependency indication is disposed in the coding slice header, and is disposed before the coding slice address and
after a coding syntax element identifying the coding parameter set,

the decoder extracts, from a coded bitstream, a dependent decoding slice enabling flag indicating whether or not the decoding
target picture includes a dependent decoding slice on which the decoding processing is performed depending on a result of
the decoding processing on a decoding slice different from a current decoding slice, a decoding slice address indicating a
starting position of the current decoding slice, and a decoding dependency indication indicating whether or not the current
decoding slice is the dependent decoding slice,

the dependent decoding slice enabling flag is disposed in a decoding parameter set common to the decoding slices,
the decoding slice address is disposed in a decoding slice header of the current decoding slice, and
the decoding dependency indication is disposed in the decoding slice header, and is disposed before the decoding slice address
and after a decoding syntax element identifying the decoding parameter set.

US Pat. No. 9,461,781

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits downlink data transmitted on a plurality of component carriers including a Primary
Cell and a Secondary Cell, wherein the Primary Cell and the Secondary Cell have different frame configuration patterns among
a plurality of frame configuration patterns, each frame configuration pattern defining transmission timings of one or more
uplink subframes, one or more downlink subframes and one or more special subframes within a frame, and wherein a first frame
configuration pattern for the Primary Cell defines transmission timing(s) of one or more uplink subframes that are all inclusive
of transmission timing(s) of one or more uplink subframes defined by a second frame configuration pattern for the Secondary
Cell, and the first frame configuration pattern defines at least one more uplink subframe than defined by the second frame
configuration pattern; and

a receiver which, in operation, receives from a communication partner apparatus a response signal of the Primary Cell and
the Secondary Cell on an uplink subframe of the Primary Cell, wherein the response signal is generated at the communication
partner apparatus and indicates error detection results of the downlink data for each of the Primary Cell and the Secondary
Cell, the uplink subframe of the Primary Cell being defined at the same timing as one of the transmission timing(s) of the
one or more uplink subframes defined by the second frame configuration pattern, the uplink subframe of the Primary Cell being
located at a position at least four subframes after a downlink subframe for which the response signal is generated.

US Pat. No. 9,462,588

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a discrete Fourier transformer which, in operation, performs Fourier transformations (DFTs) on a plurality of symbol sequences,
each symbol sequence corresponding to one of a plurality of layers, wherein the plurality of symbol sequences comprise different
code words from each other and a number of the plurality of layers is at least as large as a number of the different code
words;

a precoder which, in operation, generates a plurality of precoded symbol sequences based on the plurality of DFT performed
symbol sequences and a precoding matrix; and

a mapper which, in operation, maps each of the plurality of precoded symbol sequences on a same set of discontinuous frequency
resources, each frequency resource being located on a separate position from other frequency resources on a frequency axis,
wherein the same set of discontinuous frequency resources means that a first set of discontinuous frequency resources, to
which a first precoded symbol sequence is mapped, and a second set of discontinuous frequency resources, to which a second
precoded symbol sequence is mapped, share at least one of a number of clusters, cluster sizes, and a frequency position of
each of the clusters in common, a cluster size being a frequency bandwidth of the discontinuous frequency resource.

US Pat. No. 9,414,261

TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A terminal receiving a control information on a control channel element (CCE), the terminal comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a first downlink control information in a first communication system, the first downlink
control information being mapped to at least one of CCEs+, wherein each of the CCEs+ is comprised of resource elements and
the CCEs+ are numbered respectively by the CCE+ numbers that are assigned thereto; and

a transmitter configured to transmit an ACK/NACK signal on an uplink control channel, wherein the uplink control channel is
associated with said at least one of CCEs+ to which the first downlink control information is mapped,

wherein the CCE+ numbers are respectively assigned to the CCEs+ such that each of the CCEs+ has a CCE+ number same as a CCE
number that is assigned to a CCE, that is used for a second downlink control information in a second communication system
and that is comprised of the resource elements, of which said each of the CCEs+ is comprised, and

a beginning position of at least one of the CCEs+ is matched with a position obtained by multiplying an L number of CCE(s)
by an integer, wherein L is one of aggregation sizes of CCEs, which is used for the second downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 9,385,800

TERMINAL STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation, generates a reference signal using an orthogonal sequence associated with each of a plurality
of layer numbers, the orthogonal sequence being one of a plurality of orthogonal sequences corresponding to a first orthogonal
sequence [1, 1] and a second orthogonal sequence [1, ?1]; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the reference signal multiplexed with a data signal having a bandwidth that
is different from a bandwidth of a data signal transmitted by another terminal apparatus, wherein the layer numbers correspond
to a first layer, a second layer, a third layer and a fourth layer, and

the circuitry, in operation, generates the reference signal using the orthogonal sequence, which is associated with each of
the layer numbers by one of a plurality of associations including:

(i) a first association, in which the first layer and the second layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence,
and the third layer and the fourth layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence;

(ii) a second association, in which the first layer and the second layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence,
and the third layer and the fourth layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence;

(iii) a third association, in which all layers including the first layer, the second layer, the third layer and the fourth
layer are associated with the first orthogonal sequence; and

(iv) a fourth association, in which all layers including the first layer, the second layer, the third layer and the fourth
layer are associated with the second orthogonal sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,386,588

POWER HEADROOM CALCULATION APPARATUS AND A POWER HEADROOM CALCULATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A base station apparatus comprising:
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits control information using a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) or an higher
layer; and

a receiver which, in operation, receives transmission power headroom (PHR) information transmitted on an Physical Uplink Shared
Channel (PUSCH) after a power headroom of an uplink channel is calculated, at a terminal apparatus which receives the control
information, based on parameter information including the transmitted control information and a transmission power of the
uplink channel is calculated, at the terminal apparatus, using the parameter information that was used to calculate the power
headroom of the uplink channel, wherein the power headroom of the uplink channel corresponds to a power headroom which is
calculated when an accumulated value of a Transmit Power Control (TPC) command is zero.

US Pat. No. 9,516,605

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

7. A communication method implemented by a terminal apparatus, the method comprising:
receiving from a base station an offset value included in control information for controlling a transmission power of a sounding
reference signal (SRS);

controlling the transmission power of the SRS using the received offset value; and
transmitting the SRS using the controlled transmission power, wherein
the offset value used to control the transmission power is set within one of a first offset setting range having a first lower
limit value and a first upper limit value and a second offset setting range having a second lower limit value and a second
upper limit value, the second lower limit value and the second upper limit value being generated by adding an identical value
to the first lower limit value and the first upper limit value, respectively, and

the SRS is a first SRS that is periodically transmitted or a second SRS that is aperiodically transmitted, and the offset
value for the first SRS and the offset value for the second SRS are respectively set.

US Pat. No. 9,509,477

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus, comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives downlink data;
detection circuitry, which, in operation, performs error detection of the received downlink data and generates ACK/NACK information
indicating the error detection results;

resource amount determination circuitry, which, in operation, determines an amount of resource per layer for transmitting
the ACK/NACK information on all of a plurality of layers corresponding to a first code word and a second code word, the amount
of resource per layer being determined by dividing a number of bits of the ACK/NACK information by a sum of first coding rate
for the first code word and second coding rate for the second code word and by multiplying the divided result with an offset
amount for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), with the first coding rate for the first code word being acquired by
dividing a number of bits of the first code word by a product of a PUSCH transmission bandwidth for the first code word and
a number of transmission symbols on each layer for the first code word, and the second coding rate for the second code word
being acquired by dividing a number of bits of the second code word by a product of a PUSCH transmission bandwidth for the
second code word and a number of transmission symbols on each layer for the second code word; and

a transmitter which, in operation, maps the ACK/NACK information on respective PUSCH of all of the plurality of layers corresponding
to the first code word and the second code word and transmits the mapped ACK/NACK information using the determined amount
of resource per layer.

US Pat. No. 9,479,235

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PRECODING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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1. A transmission device comprising:
an error correction encoder configured to generate a first encoded data sequence from an input data sequence using a first
coding rate and a first code length, and generate a second encoded data sequence using a second coding rate and a second code
length;

a mapper configured to generate a first modulation symbol sequence by applying a first mapping pattern of a first modulation
scheme to the first encoded data sequence, and generate a second modulation symbol sequence by applying a second mapping pattern
of a second modulation scheme to the second encoded data sequence; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the first modulation symbol sequence and the second modulation symbol sequence, wherein
the mapper uses the first mapping pattern and the second mapping pattern that are different from each other for mapping, when
(i) the first code length and the second code length are different from each other, (ii) the first modulation scheme and the
second modulation scheme are the same in the number of transmission bits per symbol, and (iii) the first coding rate and the
second coding rate are the same.

US Pat. No. 9,351,303

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION INFORMATION, AND DATA ALLOCATION BASED ON THE RESOURCE ALLOCATION INFORMATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
resource allocation information generating circuitry which, in operation, controls a process of generating resource allocation
information that indicates at least two clusters of resource blocks to be allocated to a terminal apparatus, each cluster
including one or more consecutive resource block groups (RBGs), wherein the at least two clusters are located on frequency
positions separated from each other, and wherein the resource allocation information includes a combinatorial index that is
calculated by using: a starting RBG index (s1) of a first cluster; an index (e1) obtained by adding one to an ending RBG index of the first cluster; a starting RBG index (s2) of a second cluster; an index (e2) obtained by adding one to an ending RBG index of the second cluster; and a number N that is obtained by adding one to a
total number of RBGs included in an uplink system bandwidth; and

a digital/analogue (D/A) converting circuitry which, in operation, controls a process of performing D/A conversion on the
generated resource allocation information.

US Pat. No. 9,572,143

RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
circuitry which, in operation, control a process including:
transmitting, to a terminal, control information indicating subframes, for which a channel quality is measured; and
receiving information indicating the channel quality measured by the terminal for the subframes indicated by said control
information,

wherein, out of subframes including a first subframe with no transmission of data by another cell and a second subframe with
transmission of data by the other cell, the second subframe is included in the subframes indicated by said control information;
and

at least one output coupled to the circuitry, wherein the at least one output, in operation, outputs the control information.

US Pat. No. 9,564,998

TERMINAL DEVICE, AND BUFFER PARTITIONING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives from a higher layer information indicating an UL/DL configuration, which is usable
for downlink HARQ and variable pursuant to enhancement for UL-DL Interference Management and Traffic Adaptation (eIMTA), out
of a plurality of UL/DL configurations that respectively define composition of uplink subframes and downlink subframes in
a frame; and

circuitry, which, in operation, stores a received data in a soft buffer having a soft buffer size for a transport block, wherein
the soft buffer size is calculated based on a smaller one of a maximum number of downlink HARQ processes allowed for the usable
UL/DL configuration and a threshold number.

US Pat. No. 9,515,712

PRE-CODING METHOD AND PRE-CODING DEVICE

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission method comprising:
generating a first modulated signal s1 with use of a first modulation scheme;

generating a second modulated signal s2 with use of a second modulation scheme, the second modulation scheme being lower in modulation level than the first modulation
scheme;

generating, for each transmission frame, a first precoded signal z1 and a second precoded signal z2 from the first modulated signal s1 and the second modulated signal s2 with use of a precoding matrix F[i] selected from among N precoding matrices,

where i is an integer no less than 0 and no more than N?1, and N is an integer 3 or greater,
the first precoded signal z1 and the second precoded signal z2 satisfy (z1,z2)T=F[i](s1,s2)T,

(s1,s2)T is a transpose of a vector (s1,s2), and

(z1,z2)T is a transpose of a vector (z1,z2); and

transmitting a first transmission signal that is based on the first precoded signal z1 and a second transmission signal that is based on the second precoded signal z2 at the same time at the same frequency, wherein

a precoding matrix selected first in each transmission frame is a first precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,438,400

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEIVING DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEIVING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a configurer that configures a first search space and a second search space within one physical resource block set (PRB set)
among a plurality of PRB sets included in a data region of a first component carrier, wherein the second search space is configured
using a Carrier Indicator Field value (CIF value) that is set for a second component carrier, the first search space includes
one or more mapping candidates for mapping a first downlink control information for the first component carrier, and the second
search space includes one or more mapping candidates for mapping a second downlink control information for the second component
carrier; and

a transmitter that transmits the first downlink control information using the first search space and to transmit the second
downlink control information using the second search space.

US Pat. No. 9,420,578

MAPPING OF CONTROL INFORMATION TO CONTROL CHANNEL ELEMENTS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission method comprising:
configuring a plurality of control channel elements (CCEs) in an extended-physical downlink control channel (extended-PDCCH)
defined in a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region within a subframe, the subframe comprising a plurality of resource
block pairs (RB pairs), each CCE consisting of a plurality of sub-control channel elements (sub-CCEs), and each CCE being
generated by combining a plurality of sub-CCEs whose numbers of resource elements (REs) excluding REs for mapping a reference
signal are different, in both of a localized mapping scheme where each CCE consists of a plurality of sub-CCEs belonging to
a single RB pair and a distributed mapping scheme where each CCE consists of a plurality of sub-CCEs belonging to more than
one RB pairs;

mapping downlink control information to at least one of the plurality of CCEs configured in the extended-PDCCH; and
transmitting the mapped downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 9,386,524

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION WITH ADDITIONAL WAKE-UP OPPORTUNITIES

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method of discontinuous reception (DRX) for a mobile terminal being in communication with a base station in a mobile
communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, from the base station, a first configuration that defines a short discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and a second
configuration that defines a long DRX cycle,

configuring the short DRX cycle according to the received first configuration and the long DRX cycle according to the received
second configuration,

in response to receiving, from the base station, a first DRX command MAC (Medium Access Control) control element, starting
the short DRX cycle, and starting the long DRX cycle after the short DRX cycle expires, and

in response to receiving, from the base station, a second DRX command MAC control element, which is different from the first
DRX MAC control element and includes an indication of the long DRX cycle, immediately transitioning from the short DRX cycle
to the long DRX cycle even before the short DRX cycle expires.

US Pat. No. 9,380,564

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:
detecting a request signal for requesting a transmission of a signal; and
transmitting the signal, upon detection of the request signal, in a subframe which is configured to be specific for a terminal
among a plurality of terminals and which is one among a plurality of subframes, the plurality of subframes being common to
the plurality of terminals and being configured using a value common to the plurality of terminals,

wherein the transmitting includes transmission of the signal with a period that is specific for the terminal among the plurality
of terminals, the period being from the detection of the request signal to a transmission of the signal.

US Pat. No. 9,750,001

RELAY BACKHAUL UPLINK HARQ PROTOCOL

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A repeat request method comprising:
selecting, in a frame for communication, a plurality of subframes available for uplink data transmission from a relay node
to an eNodeB;

receiving an indicator that indicates a number of HARQ processes from the eNodeB, wherein the HARQ process is a processing
unit of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) and the indicator is transmitted from the eNodeB in a backhaul downlink subframe,
which has a corresponding backhaul uplink subframe that is the fourth subframe after the backhaul downlink subframe;

mapping the indicated number of HARQ processes sequentially onto the selected plurality of subframes; and
transmitting the frame including the plurality of subframes on which the indicated number of HARQ processes are mapped.

US Pat. No. 9,602,179

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus using a multi-antenna array, the communication apparatus comprising: a codebook storage which,
in operation, stores an extended codebook, which is generated by combining a first basic codebook and a second basic codebook
along a column direction, wherein the first basic codebook includes N groups each consisting of four basic pre-coding column
vectors that are orthogonal to each other (N is a natural number equal to or greater than 2), and wherein the second basic
codebook is generated by applying phase offsets to the N groups, respectively, each of the phase offsets applied to the N
groups being different from each other; a transmitter which, in operation, transmits, via the multi-antenna array to a base
station, a pre-coding matrix indicator (PMI) that identifies one pre-coding extended column vector from among the 4N pre-coding
extended column vectors included in the extended codebook; and a receiver which, in operation, receives, from the base station
and via the multi-antenna array, downlink data that is pre-coded using the one pre-coding extended column vector identified
by the PMI.

US Pat. No. 9,602,823

DECODING METHOD AND DECODING APPARATUS FOR DECODING FLAGS INDICATING REMOVAL TIME

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A decoding method of decoding encoded data per unit from among units included in a picture, the decoding method comprising:
decoding, from a bitstream including the encoded data, a first flag indicating whether a removal time of the encoded data
from a buffer is set per unit, the buffer storing the encoded data;

decoding, from the bitstream, a second flag indicating whether an interval between removal times of the units is constant
when the removal time is set per unit;

removing the encoded data from the buffer per unit and at the interval according to the second flag; and
decoding the removed encoded data,
wherein the first flag is decoded from video usability information of the bitstream, the video usability information being
assigned to at least one picture,

the second flag is decoded from control information of the bitstream, the control information being provided per picture,
and

the control information includes common-interval information when the second flag indicates that the interval is constant,
the common-interval information being distinct from the second flag and indicating a constant time interval between removal
times of any two consecutive units.

US Pat. No. 9,602,825

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method for decoding a bitstream including a coded signal resulting from coding tiles and slices into
which an image is partitioned, the method comprising:
obtaining, from the bitstream, a restriction indicator indicating that partitioning of a picture is restricted; and
decoding the coded signal based on the restriction indicator,
wherein each of the slices is either a normal slice having, in a header, information used for an other slice or a dependent
slice which is decoded using information included in a slice header of another slice,

when the normal slice starts from a position other than a beginning of a first tile, a second tile coded next to the first
tile does not start from the dependent slice, and

each of the tiles is subdivided into an integer number of slices.

US Pat. No. 9,438,906

METHOD OF ENCODING AN IMAGE INTO A CODED IMAGE, METHOD OF DECODING A CODED IMAGE, AND APPARATUSES THEREOF

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A method of encoding an image into a coded image, the method comprising:
writing a quantization offset parameter into the coded image, the quantization offset parameter being determined based on
a difference between (i) a first quantization parameter of coding units of the image coded by a predetermined prediction mode,
the predetermined prediction mode being of a predetermined type and (ii) a second quantization parameter of coding units of
the image coded by another prediction mode different from the predetermined prediction mode;

generating a predicted image sample for a block of image samples of the image based on a prediction mode type for coding the
block of image samples into a coding unit of the coded image;

determining a quantization parameter for the block of image samples; and
determining if the prediction mode type is of the predetermined type,
wherein if the prediction mode type is of the predetermined type, the method further comprises:
modifying the determined quantization parameter using the quantization offset parameter; and
performing a quantization process for the block of image samples using the modified quantization parameter, and
wherein if the prediction mode type is not of the predetermined type, the method further comprises:
performing a quantization process for the block of image samples using the determined quantization parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,419,764

TERMINAL DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a first downlink control channel signal in an enhanced Physical Downlink Control
Channel (ePDCCH) and receives a second downlink control channel signal in a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), wherein
the first downlink control channel signal assigns a first downlink data in a primary cell (PCell) and one or more secondary
cells (SCells) and the second downlink control channel signal assigns a second downlink data in one or more SCells;

a controller, which, in operation, determines a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource value based on indicator
values received in the ePDCCH and the PDCCH, wherein the indicator value received in the ePDCCH in a SCell is identical to
the indicator value received in the PDCCH in another SCell to denote a common PUCCH resource between the ePDCCH and the PDCCH;
and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a response signal using the one PUCCH resource corresponding to the determined
PUCCH resource value.

US Pat. No. 9,380,573

RESOURCE BLOCK CANDIDATE SELECTION TECHNIQUE EMPLOYING PACKET SCHEDULING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method comprising the steps of:
receiving, by a receiver, dedicated control information (DCI) destined for the receiver from a base station in a resource
block (RB) contained in selected RB candidates selected by the base station, the RB being a unit for data allocation in a
combination of time and frequency domains of radio resources, the DCI including modulation and coding information of a data
packet transmitted on a shared data channel (SDCH) destined for the receiver from the base station, wherein the RB includes
a control region and a data region, and the DCI is located in the data region that follows the control region in a time domain;

monitoring, by the receiver, the selected RB candidates to attempt to decode the DCI destined for the receiver; and
obtaining the data packet corresponding to the successfully decoded DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,075,948

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a sounding reference signal (SRS) request using one downlink control information format (DCI format) of a plurality of DCI formats, each of which is associated with at least one set of SRS parameters that specifies one of a plurality of SRS resources, wherein a set of SRS parameters is at least partially different from other set(s) of SRS parameters, and a first set of SRS parameters for a first DCI format is configured independently of a second set of SRS parameters for a second DCI format; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives the SRS transmitted using an SRS resource specified by a set of SRS parameters associated with said one DCI format.

US Pat. No. 10,075,974

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, allocates one cluster or a plurality of clusters to a terminal, the plurality of clusters being inconsecutive in a frequency domain, and each cluster being comprised of resource blocks that are consecutive in the frequency domain; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits, to the terminal, downlink control information including resource block assignment information that indicates the resource blocks of which the allocated one cluster or the allocated plurality of clusters are comprised,
wherein the downlink control information is transmitted with a downlink control information (DCI) format that is used for scheduling in uplink, the DCI format having a size, which is different according to the number of codewords, the number of layers, or the number of streams and which is same, regardless of a number of clusters allocated to the terminal, for each number of codewords, each number of layers, or each number of streams, the size of the DCI format being a total number of bits included in the DCI format.

US Pat. No. 9,654,316

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMITTER, RECEPTION METHOD, AND RECEIVER

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission method for transmitting a codeword generated based on a quasi-cyclic low-density parity-check coding scheme
including a repeat-accumulate quasi-cyclic low-density parity-check coding scheme, the codeword consisting of N quasi-cyclic
blocks, the quasi-cyclic blocks each consisting of Q bits, the transmission method comprising the steps of:
applying, using a bit interleaver, a bit permutation to the bits of the codeword;
generating, using a generator, a plurality of constellation blocks from the permuted bits of the codeword, each of the plurality
of constellation blocks being generated from G×M bits;

applying, using a constellation block interleaver, a constellation block permutation to the constellation blocks; and
transmitting, using a transmission unit, the permuted constellation blocks,
wherein the codeword is divided into N/M sections each consisting of M quasi-cyclic blocks,
the constellation blocks are each associated with one of the sections,
the bit permutation is adapted such that the constellation blocks each consist of G×M bits from M different quasi-cyclic blocks
of the associated section, and

the constellation block permutation is equivalent to writing the constellation blocks row by row into a matrix with R rows
and (Q/(k×G)) columns and reading out the constellation blocks column by column from the matrix, where R is k×(N/M), and k
is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 9,628,158

SIGNAL GENERATION METHOD AND SIGNAL GENERATION DEVICE

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A signal generation method for generating, from a plurality of baseband signals, a plurality of signals for transmission
on a same frequency band and at a same time, comprising the steps of:
applying a phase change to a first baseband signal generated from a first set of bits and a second baseband signal generated
from a second set of bits; and

applying a precoding to the first baseband signal and the second baseband signal according to a predetermined matrix F, wherein
the phase change is continually applied to the first baseband signal and the second baseband signal using a phase change value
sequentially selected from among N phase change values, N being an integer greater than two and greater than the number of
baseband signals, and each of the N phase change values being selected at least once within a predetermined period, and

a difference between two adjacent phase change values of the N phase change values is 2?/N.

US Pat. No. 9,621,889

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image encoding method of encoding a current picture on a block-by-block basis, the image encoding method comprising:
generating a reference picture list by (i) assigning a reference picture index to at least one reference picture referable
for encoding the current picture and (ii) including the at least one reference picture assigned the reference picture index
into the reference picture list; and

encoding a current block included in the current picture with reference to a reference picture of the at least one reference
picture that is specified, from the reference picture list, for encoding the current block,

wherein, when the at least one reference picture includes a reference picture belonging to a reference view different from
a current view to which the current picture belongs and the reference picture belonging to the reference view has a chance
of being referenced for encoding the current picture, the reference picture belonging to the reference view is added to the
reference picture list in the generating, and

the reference picture index is modified for each of all reference pictures of the at least one reference picture included
in the reference picture list, in a range which is determined based on a total number, of all the reference pictures, of a
sum of (i) a total number of referable reference pictures belonging to the current view and (ii) a total number of referable
reference pictures belonging to the reference view.

US Pat. No. 9,615,107

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method for decoding a current block included in a bitstream, the image decoding method comprising:
deriving a first candidate having a first motion vector that has been used to decode a first block;
deriving a second candidate having a second motion vector and a first reference picture index value that identifies a first
reference picture corresponding to the second motion vector, the second motion vector being a first zero vector;

deriving a third candidate having a third motion vector and a second reference picture index value that identifies a second
reference picture corresponding to the third motion vector, the third motion vector being a second zero vector, the first
reference picture index value being different from the second reference picture index value;

deriving, from the bitstream, an index identifying one candidate from a plurality of candidates, the plurality of candidates
including the first candidate, the second candidate, and the third candidate; and

selecting the candidate, based on the derived index, the candidate being used for decoding the current block,
wherein the selected candidate includes a motion vector and a reference picture index value.

US Pat. No. 9,516,648

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR INVERSE DISCRETE-FOURIER-TRANSFORMING A FREQUENCY DOMAIN SIGNAL INTO A TIME DOMAIN SYMBOL SEQUENCE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

10. A communication method performed by a communication apparatus comprising:
receiving signals mapped on a plurality of frequency bands in a frequency domain, each frequency band including a plurality
of subcarriers, each frequency band being located at a position separate from position(s) of other(s) of the plurality of
frequency bands, and a size of at least one of the plurality of frequency bands being a multiple of a product of two or more
powers of prime numbers, the prime numbers being integer numbers that are greater than 1 and are different from each other,
an exponent for at least one of the prime numbers being an integer greater than 1;

combining the received signals into a combined signal; and
transforming the combined signal in the frequency domain into a symbol sequence in a time domain with an inverse discrete
Fourier transform (IDFT) having a size that is a product of powers of a plurality of values, the plurality of values being
integer numbers that are greater than 1 and are different from each other, an exponent for at least one of the plurality of
values being an integer greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,503,749

EFFICIENT ROUNDING FOR DEBLOCKING

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image encoding apparatus for encoding an image on a per block basis, the image encoding apparatus comprising:
an encoding unit that encodes the image on a per block basis to generate the encoded image;
a reconstruction unit that decodes the encoded image to generate a reconstructed image;
a judging unit that judges whether a strong or a weak filter is to be applied to a boundary between a current block and a
neighboring block adjacent to the current block;

a calculating unit that calculates a linear combination of current samples in the current block and adjacent samples in the
neighboring block, the current samples and the adjacent samples forming a line of samples;

a shifting unit that shifts the linear combination right by a predetermined number of bits;
a clipping unit that clips the shifted linear combination to generate a filtered sample of the filtered current block; and
a filtering unit that filters three samples included in each of the current block and the neighboring block when the strong
filter is to be applied, and filter one or two samples included in each of the current block and the neighboring block when
the weak filter is to be applied,

wherein (i) the shifted linear combination is clipped within a first range, for the strong filter, controlled by a first clipping
parameter and (ii) the shifted linear combination is clipped within a second range, for the weak filter, controlled by a second
clipping parameter regardless of any other condition, the first clipping parameter and the second clipping parameter depending
on a strength of the boundary but the first range and the second range having a different range from each other, and

the first clipping parameter and the second clipping parameter are respectively determined using a quantization parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,497,458

IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRUIT

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method for coding an image, the method comprising:
obtaining first information and second information from a current signal to be coded, the first information identifying at
least one reference picture list used in inter prediction of the image out of a plurality of reference picture lists, the
second information identifying at least one reference picture used in the inter prediction of the image out of reference pictures
included in the at least one reference picture list identified by the first information;

mixing the first information and the second information to generate a mixed signal;
calculating a maximum variation range of the mixed signal based on a total number of the reference pictures included in the
at least one reference picture list, the maximum variation range indicating a total number of possible values of the mixed
signal;

selecting a variable-length coding table according to the maximum variation range of the mixed signal; and
variable-length coding the mixed signal using the selected variable-length coding table.

US Pat. No. 9,723,626

DYNAMIC TDD UPLINK/DOWNLINK CONFIGURATION USING DCI

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method for indicating one of a plurality of Time Division Duplex (TDD) configurations to a mobile station in a communication
system, the TDD configuration defining uplink, downlink and special subframes within one or more radio frames, each radio
frame including multiple subframes, wherein the method comprises the following steps performed by the mobile station:
receiving, from a base station of a first cell, downlink control information and a corresponding error detection code for
the downlink control information, wherein the downlink control information indicates a TDD configuration and the error detection
code is scrambled by the base station with an identifier associated with the mobile station,

determining the identifier used to scramble the error detection code,
in response to successfully determining the identifier, determining the TDD configuration from the downlink control information,
determining at least one target cell, to which to apply the determined TDD configuration,
applying the determined TDD configuration to a radio frame n+1 in the at least one target cell, wherein n corresponds to a
radio frame in which the downlink control information and the error detection code are received by the mobile station, and

in response to expiration of the determined TDD configuration, applying a default TDD configuration to a radio frame n+1+x
when the mobile station is configured with the default TDD configuration, wherein x is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 9,584,157

CODING METHOD, DECODING METHOD, CODER, AND DECODER

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An encoding method comprising:
generating, by performing encoding of coding rate 2/4 on an information sequence X1 and an information sequence X2, an encoded sequence composed of the information sequence X1, the information sequence X2, and a parity sequence P, the encoding based on a predetermined parity check matrix having m×z rows and 2×m×z columns, where
m is an even number no smaller than two and z is a natural number,

wherein the predetermined parity check matrix is one of a first parity check matrix and a second parity check matrix, the
first parity check matrix corresponding to a low density parity check (LDPC) convolutional code that uses a plurality of parity
check polynomials, the second parity check matrix being generated by performing at least one of row permutation and column
permutation on the first parity check matrix,

wherein two parity check polynomials satisfying zero are provided for each of 1×P1(D) and 1×P2(D) in accordance with the LDPC convolutional code,

wherein each parity check polynomial satisfying zero of the LDPC convolutional code is expressed by one of a first group of
expressions or one of a second group of expressions,

wherein the first group of expressions consist of the following expressions:

where
p is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than two,
q is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than r#(2i),p,

when r#(2i),p is a natural number, Xp(D) is a polynomial expression of the information sequence Xp and P(D) is a polynomial expression of the parity sequence P, D being a delay operator,

?#(2i),p,q and ?#(2i),0 are natural numbers,

?#(2i),1 is a natural number,

?#(2i),2 is an integer no smaller than zero,

?#(2i),3 is a natural number,

R#(2i),p is a natural number,

1?R#(2i),p
?#(2i),p,y??#(2i),p,z holds true for ?(y, z) where y is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than r#(2i),p, z is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than r#2i,p, and y and z satisfy y?z, and

wherein the second group of expressions consist of the following expressions:

where
p is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than two,
q is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than r#(2i+1),p,

when r#(2i+1),p is a natural number, Xp(D) is a polynomial expression of the information sequence Xp and P(D) is a polynomial expression of the parity sequence P, D being a delay operator,

?#(2i+1),p,q and ?#(2i+1),0 are natural numbers,

?#(2i+1),1 is a natural number,

?#(2i+1),2 is an integer no smaller than zero,

?#(2i+1),3 is a natural number,

R#(2i+1),p is a natural number,

1?R#(2i+1),p
?#(2i+1),p,y??#(2i+1),p,z holds true for ?(y, z) where y is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than r#(2i+1),p, z is an integer no smaller than one and no greater than r(#2i+1),p, and y and z satisfy y?z.

US Pat. No. 9,560,355

EFFICIENT DECISIONS FOR DEBLOCKING

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An apparatus for processing an image to provide deblocking filtering, the image being divided into a plurality of blocks,
each block including a plurality of pixel lines perpendicular to a boundary with an block, the apparatus comprising:
a processor; and
a non-transitory memory having stored thereon executable instructions, which when executed, cause the processor to perform
the steps of:

dividing one or more of the plurality of blocks into a plurality of portions fewer than the plurality of pixel lines, each
of the plurality of portions consisting of one or more pixel lines;

calculating a decision value for each of the plurality of portions of a block based on values of pixels in a subset of pixel
lines of the block; and

judging whether or not to apply a deblocking filter to each of the plurality of portions of the block based on the respective
decision value calculated for the portion.

US Pat. No. 9,531,518

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR GENERATING CSI

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A radio communication terminal apparatus comprising:
a generation section that generates CSI (Channel State Information) using a desired signal component and an interference component;
and

a transmitting section that transmits the CSI, wherein
when receiving trigger information that requests a CSI report and generating the CSI, the generation section uses an interference
component measured before receiving the trigger information; and

when receiving the trigger information and generating the CSI, the generation section uses a desired signal component measured
after receiving the trigger information.

US Pat. No. 9,532,320

POWER-LIMIT REPORTING IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method for informing an eNodeB of a transmit power status of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system
using component carrier aggregation, in which two or more component carriers (CCs) are aggregated, wherein the method comprises
the following steps performed by the UE:
generating a power status report that includes: (i) a CC specific maximum transmission power, PCMAX,c, for each configured and activated uplink CC, wherein PCMAX,c shall be set within following bounds:

PCMAX_L,c<=PCMAX,c<=PCMAX_H,c where PCMAX_L,c is a lower bound and PCMAX_H,C is a higher bound of a CC specific maximum transmission power, and (ii) a power headroom report indicative of a difference
between the CC specific maximum transmission power, PCMAX,c, and an estimated UE transmit power, per each configured and activated uplink CC,
wherein the CC specific maximum transmission power, PCMAX,c, for each configured and activated CC is included in the power status report when a resource is assigned for the configured
and activated uplink CC for the UE, and

transmitting the power status report to the eNodeB.

US Pat. No. 9,362,996

PRE-CODING METHOD AND TRANSMITTER

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method for generating a plurality of signals and transmitting the plurality of signals from a plurality of antennas in
the same frequency at the same time, generation of the plurality of signals comprising:
selecting one matrix from among N matrices F[i], wherein i is an integer no less than 0 and no more than N?1, and N is an
integer 3 or greater, by hopping between the matrices over each of a plurality of slots, the N matrices F[i] defining a precoding
process that is performed on a plurality of baseband signals; and

generating a first precoded signal z1 and a second precoded signal z2 by performing a precoding process, which corresponds
to the matrix selected from among the N matrices F[i], over each of the plurality of slots on a first baseband signal s1 generated
from a first set of bits and a second baseband signal s2 generated from a second set of bits,

the first precoded signal z1 and the second precoded signal z2 satisfying (z1, z2)T=F[i] (s1, s2)T,

the N matrices F[i] being expressed as:

? representing an arbitrary angle, ? representing a positive real number, ?11(i) and ?21(i) satisfying:

ej(?11(x)??21(x))?ej(?11(y)??21(y))
wherein x and y are any integers no less than 0 and no more than N?1 satisfying x?y,
each of the N matrices being selected at least once in a predetermined number of slots, the first precoded signal z1 and the
second precoded signal z2 being transmitted from a first antenna and a second antenna respectively in the same frequency at
the same time, and the first set of bits and the second set of bits used in one slot not being used in another slot.

US Pat. No. 9,654,268

TERMINAL DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a first downlink control channel signal in an enhanced Physical Downlink Control
Channel (ePDCCH) and receives a second downlink control channel signal in a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), wherein
the first downlink control channel signal assigns a first downlink data in one or more component carriers and the second downlink
control channel signal assigns a second downlink data in one or more component carriers;

a controller, which, in operation, determines a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource value using at least one
of a first indicator value received in the ePDCCH in a component carrier and a second indicator value received in the PDCCH
in another component carrier, the first indicator value and the second indicator value being identical to denote a common
PUCCH resource between the ePDCCH and the PDCCH; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a response signal using the one PUCCH resource corresponding to the PUCCH resource
value.

US Pat. No. 9,596,487

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method using arithmetic coding, the image coding method comprising:
performing arithmetic coding on a first flag that indicates whether or not an absolute value of a target coefficient in a
target coefficient block is greater than 1; and

performing arithmetic coding on a second flag that indicates whether or not the absolute value is greater than 2,
wherein, in the performing of the arithmetic coding on the first flag and the performing of the arithmetic coding on the second
flag, it is determined whether or not an immediately-prior coefficient block that has been coded immediately prior to the
target coefficient block includes a coefficient having an absolute value greater than a threshold value, and a context to
be used in the arithmetic coding on the first flag and a context to be used in the arithmetic coding on the second flag are
selected based on a result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,591,311

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A coding and decoding apparatus for coding a first control parameter for controlling coding of a first image and decoding
a second control parameter for controlling decoding of a second image, the coding and decoding apparatus comprising:
processing circuitry; and
a memory,
wherein the processing circuitry performs the following:
determining a first context for a first current block in the first image, from among a plurality of first contexts stored
in the memory; and

performing arithmetic coding on the first control parameter for the first current block to generate a first bitstream, using
the determined first context,

wherein the determining of a first context includes:
determining a first signal type under which the first control parameter for the first current block is classified;
determining the first context by using both of coded first control parameters for a first left block and a first upper block,
when the first signal type is a first type, the first left block being a neighboring block to the left of the first current
block, and the first upper block being a neighboring block on top of the first current block; and

determining the first context by using a predetermined first fixed value, without using any of the coded first control parameters
for the first left block and the first upper block, when the first signal type is a second type different from the first type,

wherein the first control parameter determined as the first type belongs to the first current block having a size larger than
or equal to a size of a first block to which the first control parameter determined as the second type belongs,

wherein one of a first split flag and a first skip flag is classified under the first type, the first split flag indicating
whether or not the first current block is partitioned into a plurality of blocks, and the first skip flag indicating whether
or not the first current block is to be skipped,

wherein a first difference parameter is classified under the second type, the first difference parameter indicating a difference
between a first motion vector and a first motion vector predictor of the first current block,

wherein the processing circuitry further performs the following:
determining a second context for a second current block in the second image, from among a plurality of second contexts stored
in the memory; and

performing arithmetic decoding on a second bitstream corresponding to the second current block, using the determined second
context to obtain the second control parameter for the second current block,

wherein the determining of a second context includes:
determining a second signal type under which the second control parameter for the second current block is classified;
determining the second context by using both of decoded second control parameters for a second left block and a second upper
block, when the second signal type is a third type, the second left block being a neighboring block to the left of the second
current block, and the second upper block being a neighboring block on top of the second current block; and

determining the second context by using a predetermined second fixed value, without using any of the decoded second control
parameters for the second left block and the second upper block, when the second signal type is a fourth type different from
the third type,

wherein the second control parameter determined as the third type belongs to the second current block having a size larger
than or equal to a size of a second block to which the second control parameter determined as the fourth type belongs,

wherein one of a second split flag and a second skip flag is classified under the third type, the second split flag indicating
whether or not the second current block is partitioned into a plurality of blocks, and the second skip flag indicating whether
or not the second current block is to be skipped, and

wherein a second difference parameter is classified under the fourth type, the second difference parameter indicating a difference
between a second motion vector and a second motion vector predictor of the second current block.

US Pat. No. 9,571,131

SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD AND SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. Television signal playback circuitry comprising:
an input terminal which receives input of a multiplexed signal that includes a first desired signal at a first frequency and
a second desired signal at a second frequency differing from the first frequency;

branch circuitry which, in operation, branches the multiplexed signal to a first branch signal and a second branch signal
that are each identical to the multiplexed signal;

frequency conversion circuitry which, in operation, performs frequency conversion on the first desired signal at the first
frequency included in the first branch signal and the second desired signal at the second frequency included in the second
branch signal to convert the first frequency of the first desired signal and the second frequency of the second desired signal
to a third frequency; and

detection circuitry which, in operation, performs MIMO detection with use of the first desired signal at the third frequency
and the second desired signal at the third frequency, wherein

the first desired signal is obtained by converting a frequency of a first reception signal to the first frequency,
the second desired signal is obtained by converting a frequency of a second reception signal to the second frequency,
the first reception signal is obtained by receiving a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal at a first
antenna,

the second reception signal is obtained by receiving the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal at a
second antenna,

the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal have undergone a phase change process in which a signal phase
is regularly changed, and

the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal have been transmitted from separate antennas at the same
time at the same frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,497,460

IMAGE CODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method of coding an image having a plurality of blocks, said image coding method comprising
coding the blocks sequentially based on probability information indicating a data occurrence probability,
wherein, in said coding, the probability information is updated depending on data of a first target block to be coded among
the blocks, after coding the first target block and before coding a second target block to be coded next among the blocks,
and

wherein, in said coding, a third target block in the blocks to be coded among the blocks is coded based on the probability
information (i) which is updated depending on the data of the first target block, the first target block being a neighboring
block above the third target block and (ii) which is not updated depending on the data of the second target block, and

wherein the third target block (i) is located on a left end of the image, (ii) is different from the second target block,
and (iii) is coded after coding the first target block.

US Pat. No. 9,398,304

IMAGE CODING METHOD OF CODING A BITSTREAM TO GENERATE A CODING BLOCK USING AN OFFSET PROCESS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method of coding an input block included in an image, the image coding method comprising:
generating a predicted block by predicting the input block;
calculating a residual block by subtracting the predicted block from the input block;
calculating quantized coefficients by performing transform and quantization on the residual block;
calculating a coded residual block by performing inverse quantization and inverse transform on the quantized coefficients;
generating a temporary coded block by adding the coded residual block to the predicted block, the temporary decoded block
including luma component and chroma component;

determining whether or not an offset process for correcting an error included in the temporary coded block is required, to
generate first flag information indicating whether or not a first offset process is required and second flag information indicating
whether or not a second offset process is required;

executing, on the luma component of the temporary coded block, the first offset process, when the first flag information indicates
that the first offset process is required, the first offset process being for modifying a value of luma component of the temporary
coded blocks;

executing, on the chroma component of the temporary coded block, the second offset process, when the second flag information
indicates that the second offset process is required, the second offset process being for modifying a value of chroma component
of the temporary coded blocks; and

performing variable-length coding on the quantized coefficients, the first flag information and the second flag information,
wherein the first offset process is executed to add a first offset value to a value of luma component of a pixel included
in the temporary coded block, the first offset value being retrieved from the image,

wherein the second offset process is executed to add a second offset value to a value of chroma component of the pixel included
in the temporary coded block, the second offset value being retrieved from the image,

wherein third flag information is further obtained, the third flag information indicating whether the first offset value and
the second offset value are derived from (i) third offset values calculated for a previously-coded block adjacent to the coded
block or (ii) fourth offset values calculated for the temporary coded block, and

wherein when the coded block is generated, the first offset process and second offset process are executed on the temporary
coded block using one of the third offset values or the fourth offset values indicated by the third flag information.

US Pat. No. 9,379,857

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
memory that stores a first orthogonal matrix and a second orthogonal matrix, each of which is a matrix with N rows and N columns
where N is a natural number equal to or larger than 2, the second orthogonal matrix generated by cyclically shifting chips
of particular rows of the first orthogonal matrix;

mapping circuitry coupled to the memory, wherein the circuitry, in operation, multiplies demodulation reference signals for
a first layer group with the first orthogonal matrix to obtain first multiplying results; superposingly maps the first multiplying
results in a same time period of a first subcarrier group in a resource block; multiplies demodulation reference signals for
a second layer group with the second orthogonal matrix to obtain second multiplying results; and superposingly maps the second
multiplying results in a same time period of a second subcarrier group which is different from the first subcarrier group
in the resource block, each of the first layer group and the second layer group comprising N layers; and

transmitting circuitry which, in operation, transmits the resource block on which the multiplied demodulation reference signals
for the first layer group and the multiplied demodulation reference signals for the second layer group are mapped, the mapped
demodulation reference signals to be used by a communication partner apparatus to demodulate data signals that are superposed
in each layer of the first layer group and the second layer group in the resource block.

US Pat. No. 9,369,718

DECODING METHOD, DECODING APPARATUS, CODING METHOD, AND CODING APPARATUS USING A QUANTIZATION MATRIX

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A decoding method for decoding a coded picture included in a coded stream, comprising:
obtaining, from a header of the coded stream, a plurality of quantization parameter sets each including a quantization scaling
matrix and a quantization offset matrix;

parsing an identifier for identifying a quantization parameter set from a header of the coded picture included in the coded
stream;

selecting at least one quantization parameter set from among the plurality of quantization parameter sets, based on the parsed
identifier;

parsing a first flag from the header of the coded picture, and determining whether the parsed first flag has a predetermined
value;

parsing a second flag from the header of the coded picture, and determining whether the parsed second flag has the predetermined
value;

generating a new quantization scaling matrix from another quantization scaling matrix and a first update parameter when the
first flag has the predetermined value, the first update parameter being a parameter indicating an amount of change from the
another quantization scaling matrix;

generating a new quantization offset matrix from another quantization offset matrix and a second update parameter when the
second flag has the predetermined value, the second update parameter being a parameter indicating an amount of change from
the another quantization offset matrix; and

decoding the coded picture by inversely quantizing the coded picture using (i-i) the generated new quantization scaling matrix
when the first flag has the predetermined value and (i-ii) a quantization scaling matrix included in the selected quantization
parameter set when the first flag does not have the predetermined value, and using (ii-i) the generated new quantization offset
matrix when the second flag has the predetermined value and (ii-ii) a quantization offset matrix included in the selected
quantization parameter set when the second flag does not have the predetermined value,

wherein in said generating the new quantization scaling matrix, the new quantization scaling matrix is generated by (i) obtaining
a quantization scaling matrix previously decoded and included in the coded stream, (ii) parsing the first update parameter
from the header of the coded picture, and (iii) adding the first update parameter to the quantization scaling matrix previously
decoded and included in the coded stream, and

in said generating the new quantization offset matrix, the new quantization offset matrix is generated by (i) obtaining a
quantization offset matrix previously decoded and included in the coded stream, (ii) parsing the second update parameter from
the header of the coded picture, and (iii) adding the second update parameter to the quantization offset matrix previously
decoded and included in the coded stream.

US Pat. No. 9,345,020

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CHANNEL ALLOCATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
transmitter circuitry which, in operation, outputs (a) downlink resource allocation information for a first downlink component
carrier and uplink resource allocation information for one or more uplink component carrier(s), both of which are to be transmitted
on the first downlink component carrier, (b) downlink resource allocation information for a second downlink component carrier
different from the first downlink component carrier, which is to be transmitted on the second downlink component carrier,
(c) downlink data to be transmitted on the first downlink component carrier in accordance with the downlink resource allocation
information to be transmitted on the first downlink component carrier, and (d) downlink data to be transmitted on the second
downlink component carrier in accordance with the downlink resource allocation information to be transmitted on the second
downlink component carrier; and

receiver circuitry which, in operation, inputs uplink data received on the one or more uplink component carrier(s) in accordance
with the uplink resource allocation information transmitted on the first downlink component carrier,

wherein a number of the one or more uplink component carrier(s) is less than a number of configured downlink component carriers
that include at least the first and second downlink component carriers, and

wherein, after the receiver circuitry in operation inputs the uplink data received on the one or more uplink component carrier(s),
the transmitter circuitry in operation outputs a response signal for the uplink data, the response signal being to be transmitted
on the first downlink component carrier but not on the second downlink component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,999,036

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

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives from a communication partner apparatus a first downlink control signal over a basic downlink component carrier and a second downlink control signal over another downlink component carrier, wherein the first downlink control signal includes uplink resource allocation information related to a resource allocation of an uplink component carrier and first downlink resource allocation information related to a resource allocation of the basic downlink component carrier, and the second downlink control signal includes second downlink resource allocation information related to a resource allocation of the another downlink component carrier, wherein for the first downlink control signal when a number of uplink information bits necessary to transmit the uplink resource allocation information is different from a number of downlink information bits necessary to transmit the first downlink resource allocation information, zeros are appended by the communication partner apparatus to a smaller one of the uplink resource allocation information and the first downlink resource allocation information until a payload size of the smaller one equals a payload size of a larger one, and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) bits are further added by the communication partner apparatus to the uplink resource allocation information and the first downlink resource allocation information; and
a decoder which, in operation, uses the payload size of the larger one of the uplink resource allocation information and the first downlink resource allocation information in decoding processing of the first downlink control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,655,100

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION EQUIPMENT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND SEARCH SPACE SETTING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
circuitry which, in operation, maps a first downlink control channel to one or more control channel element(s) (CCE(s)) in
a first search space that is comprised of a first plurality of CCEs, the first downlink control channel including resource
assignment information, which indicates a resource allocated to a terminal in a component carrier n (CCn) out of one or more component carrier(s) (CC(s)), and which, in operation, maps a second downlink control channel to one
or more CCE(s) in a second search space that is comprised of a second plurality of CCE(s), the second downlink control channel
including resource assignment information, which indicates a resource allocated to the terminal in a component carrier n+1
(CCn+1) out of said CC(s), the first plurality of CCEs and the second plurality of CCEs are consecutive; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to the terminal, the first downlink control channel and the second downlink
control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,532,315

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
an offset setter which, in operation, sets a first offset to control transmission power of a first Sounding Reference Signal
(SRS) and to set a second offset to control transmission power of a second SRS, the second offset being different from the
first offset;

a notifier which, in operation, notifies the first offset and the second offset to a communication partner apparatus;
a receiver which, in operation, receives from the communication partner apparatus the first SRS transmitted at the transmission
power controlled by the first offset and at a first transmission time interval, and the second SRS transmitted at the transmission
power controlled by the second offset and at a second transmission time interval that is different from the first transmission
time interval; and

an estimator which, in operation, estimates channel quality of an uplink data channel based on the received first SRS and
the received second SRS.

US Pat. No. 9,510,330

TERMINAL DEVICE, AND BUFFER PARTITIONING METHOD

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1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives first and second downlink data in first and second component carriers, respectively,
wherein a first configuration pattern of UL (uplink) and DL (downlink) subframes is set for the first component carrier and
a second configuration pattern of UL and DL subframes is set for the second component carrier; and

a memory which, in operation, stores retransmission data of the first and second downlink data in a soft buffer, wherein the
soft buffer for the second downlink data is sized according to a maximum number of downlink HARQ (hybrid automatic repeat
request) retransmission processes executable in a reference configuration pattern of UL and DL subframes, the maximum number
of downlink HARQ retransmission processes is determined according to the reference configuration pattern, and the reference
configuration pattern is determined according to the first and second configuration patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,456,217

CODING METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH CANDIDATE MOTION VECTORS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method for coding a current block, comprising:
deriving a first candidate having a first motion vector that has been used to code a first block;
determining whether or not a total number of one or more candidates having the first candidate is less than a maximum candidate
number;

deriving a second candidate having a second motion vector when the total number of the one or more candidates having the first
candidate is less than the maximum candidate number, the second candidate being different from the first candidate; and

coding an index corresponding to a candidate having a motion vector,
wherein the maximum candidate number is used to code the index,
wherein the motion vector is used to code the current block, and
wherein the candidate is one of a plurality of candidates having the first candidate and the second candidate.

US Pat. No. 9,735,918

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PRECODING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission device comprising:
error correction encoding circuitry which, in operation, generates a first encoded data sequence from an input data sequence
using a first coding rate and a first code length, and generates a second encoded data sequence from a control information
sequence using a second coding rate and a second code length;

mapping circuitry which, in operation, generates a first modulation symbol sequence by applying a first mapping pattern of
a first modulation scheme to the first encoded data sequence, and generates a second modulation symbol sequence by applying
a second mapping pattern of a second modulation scheme to the second encoded data sequence; and

transmitting circuitry which, in operation, transmits the first modulation symbol sequence and the second modulation symbol
sequence, wherein

the first mapping pattern and the second mapping pattern are different from each other,
the first code length and the second code length are different from each other,
the first modulation scheme and the second modulation scheme are the same in the number of transmission bits per symbol, and
the first coding rate and the second coding rate are the same.

US Pat. No. 9,655,085

RESOURCE BLOCK CANDIDATE SELECTION TECHNIQUE EMPLOYING PACKET SCHEDULING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method comprising the steps of:
receiving, by a receiver, dedicated control information (DCI) destined for the receiver in a resource block (RB) contained
in selected RB candidates, the RB being a unit for data allocation in a combination of time and frequency domains of radio
resources, the DCI including modulation and coding information of a data packet transmitted on a shared data channel (SDCH)
destined for the receiver, wherein the RB includes a control region and a data region, and the DCI is located in the data
region that follows the control region in a time domain;

monitoring, by the receiver, the selected RB candidates to attempt to decode the DCI destined for the receiver; and
obtaining the data packet corresponding to the successfully decoded DCI.

US Pat. No. 9,560,378

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding method for coding an image, the image coding method comprising:
selecting two or more transform components from among a plurality of transform components that include a translation component
and a plurality of non-translation components, the two or more transform components indicating a transform relationship from
a current block to be coded to a reference block of the current block, the current block being included in the image, and
the reference block being included in a reference image different from the image;

generating a prediction image by using the selected two or more transform components;
coding the current block by using the prediction image;
coding selection information that identifies the selected two or more transform components; and
coding the two or more transform components of the current block by using two or more transform components of a coded block
different from the current block.

US Pat. No. 9,553,750

TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A receiver apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives a reference signal mapped to a frequency resource corresponding to each of a plurality
of antenna ports that are determined based on a first correspondence or a second correspondence, the reference signal being
generated using information relating to a cyclic shift amount; and

a channel quality measurer which, in operation, measures channel quality using the reference signal, wherein:
the first correspondence is different from the second correspondence, the first correspondence defining a correspondence between
each of the plurality of antenna ports and the frequency resource when the information relating to the cyclic shift amount
is X, and the second correspondence defining a correspondence between each of the plurality of antenna ports and the frequency
resource when the information relating to the cyclic shift amount is X+N/2 (where X is an integer from 0 to N/2?1 inclusive,
and N is the number of candidates of the cyclic shift amount).

US Pat. No. 9,543,990

SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD AND SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. Television signal playback circuitry comprising:
an input terminal which receives input of a multiplexed signal that includes a first desired signal at a first frequency and
a second desired signal at a second frequency differing from the first frequency;

branch circuitry which, in operation, branches the multiplexed signal to a first branch signal and a second branch signal
that are each identical to the multiplexed signal;

frequency conversion circuitry which, in operation, performs frequency conversion on the first desired signal at the first
frequency included in the first branch signal and the second desired signal at the second frequency included in the second
branch signal to convert the first frequency of the first desired signal and the second frequency of the second desired signal
to a third frequency; and

detection circuitry which, in operation, performs MIMO detection with use of the first desired signal at the third frequency
and the second desired signal at the third frequency, wherein

the first desired signal is obtained by converting a frequency of a first reception signal to the first frequency,
the second desired signal is obtained by converting a frequency of a second reception signal to the second frequency,
the first reception signal is obtained by receiving a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal at a first
antenna,

the second reception signal is obtained by receiving the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal at a
second antenna,

the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal have undergone a phase change process in which a signal phase
is regularly changed, and

the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal have been transmitted from separate antennas at the same
time at the same frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,602,259

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

6. A communication method comprising:
storing a first orthogonal matrix and a second orthogonal matrix, each of which is a matrix with N rows and N columns where
N is a natural number equal to or larger than 2, the second orthogonal matrix generated by cyclically shifting chips of particular
rows of the first orthogonal matrix;

multiplying demodulation reference signals for a first layer group with the first orthogonal matrix to obtain first multiplying
results, and multiplying demodulation reference signals for a second layer group with the second orthogonal matrix to obtain
second multiplying results;

superposingly mapping the first multiplying results in a same time period of a first subcarrier group in a resource block,
and superposingly mapping the second multiplying results in a same time period of a second subcarrier group which is different
from the first subcarrier group in the resource block, each of the first layer group and the second layer group comprising
N layers; and

transmitting the resource block on which the multiplied demodulation reference signals for the first layer group and the multiplied
demodulation reference signals for the second layer group are mapped, the mapped demodulation reference signals to be used
by a communication partner apparatus to demodulate data signals that are superposed in each layer of the first layer group
and the second layer group in the resource block.

US Pat. No. 9,603,076

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT REPORTING IN CARRIER AGGREGATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a transceiver, which, in operation, communicates with a base station apparatus; and
control circuitry coupled to the transceiver, wherein the control circuitry, in operation,
detects occurrences of an event in a cell among multiple cells including both serving cells, which are aggregately used by
the transceiver to communicate with the base station apparatus on serving frequencies, and non-serving cells, which are not
presently used by the transceiver to communicate with the base station apparatus;

measures radio conditions of the serving cells and the non-serving cells; and
in response to detection of an occurrence of the event, creates a measurement report indicating radio conditions of the best
non-serving cell selected from the non-serving cells based on reference signal received power (RSRP) on one of the serving
frequencies, the measurement report excluding radio conditions of non-selected non-serving cell(s) for which the radio conditions
are measured.

US Pat. No. 9,591,519

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, BASE STATION DEVICE, RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A radio communication terminal comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives control information using a physical resource block (PRB) set that forms an enhanced
physical downlink control channel (E-PDCCH), the PRB set including one or more PRBs;

a controller which, in operation, monitors a PRB set out of a plurality of predetermined PRB sets and determines an ACK/NACK
resource based on both the monitored PRB set and an ACK/NACK Resource Indicator (ARI) included in the E-PDCCH of the monitored
PRB set, wherein a plurality of ACK/NACK resource candidates sets are respectively configured for the plurality of predetermined
PRB sets by radio resource control (RRC) and the ARI indicates the ACK/NACK resource in the ACK/NACK resource candidates set
configured for the monitored PRB set; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits ACK/NACK signal using the determined ACK/NACK resource.

US Pat. No. 9,565,669

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station comprising:
a configuration section that configures an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) set in a plurality of subframes,
the EPDCCH set being formed of Enhanced Control Channel Elements (ECCEs) to which control information transmitted over the
plurality of subframes is assigned; and

an assignment section that assigns the control information to any of the ECCEs on a Physical Resource Block (PRB) pair in
each of the plurality of subframes.

US Pat. No. 9,544,035

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMITTER APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD AND RECEIVER APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A reception method comprising:
receiving an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing) signal in which a first signal using an OFDM scheme and a second
signal using the OFDM scheme are multiplexed, the first signal including a plurality of first precoded signals, the second
signal including a plurality of second precoded signals, the first signal and the second signal each being transmitted from
a different transmission branch;

performing Fourier transform on the received OFDM signal to generate a Fourier transformed signal;
decoding information regarding a modulation scheme and information regarding an error correction scheme that are included
in the Fourier transformed signal;

demodulating the Fourier transformed signal based on the decoded information regarding the modulation scheme to generate an
estimated data sequence; and

performing error-correction decoding on the estimated data sequence based on the decoded information regarding the error correction
scheme to output a received data sequence, wherein

the first precoded signals and the second precoded signals are each generated by applying a precoding matrix to a plurality
of pair signals, the precoding matrix being regularly switched between a plurality of precoding matrices or being a specified
precoding matrix, the pair signals being generated by using a modulation scheme indicated by the decoded information regarding
the modulation scheme,

a first subcarrier signal included in the first precoded signals is transmitted at a first frequency,
a third subcarrier signal included in the first precoded signals is transmitted at a third frequency adjacent to the first
frequency in a frequency domain,

a second subcarrier signal included in the second precoded signals is transmitted at a second frequency,
a fourth subcarrier signal included in the second precoded signals is transmitted at a fourth frequency adjacent to the second
frequency in the frequency domain, and

in the case where the third subcarrier signal is a data signal and the precoding matrix is regularly switched between the
plurality of precoding matrices,

the first subcarrier signal and the third subcarrier signal are each generated by using a different precoding matrix, and
when any two of the first subcarrier signal, the second subcarrier signal, the third subcarrier signal, and the fourth subcarrier
signal are transmitted at the same frequency, the same precoding matrix is used for generating the two subcarrier signals.

US Pat. No. 9,532,050

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture coding method of coding a current block included in a current picture using a reference motion vector
of a reference block included in a reference picture different from the current picture, the reference block being co-located,
in the reference picture, with the current block in the current picture, the moving picture coding method comprising:
determining a value of a predetermined flag which indicates whether or not reference block information is to be read from
a memory, the reference block information including, among reference motion vectors of the reference block in a first prediction
direction and a second prediction direction, the reference motion vector in the first prediction direction;

reading, from the memory, the reference block information including the reference motion vector according to the value of
the predetermined flag;

coding a motion vector of the current block using the read reference block information;
writing, to the memory, the reference block information including the motion vector of the current block according to the
value of the predetermined flag; and

adding the predetermined flag to a bitstream.

US Pat. No. 9,591,306

SIMPLIFICATIONS FOR BOUNDARY STRENGTH DERIVATION IN DEBLOCKING

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A method for deblocking filtering of image blocks of pixels, comprising:
determining a first parameter indicating a strength of a block boundary between two adjacent image blocks, the first parameter
being within a range from 0 to 2;

calculating a second parameter based on the first parameter and a quantization parameter, the second parameter being calculated
as a function of the sum of the first parameter and the quantization parameter; and

selecting a first deblocking filter or a second deblocking filter to be applied to the block boundary using a threshold defined
based on the second parameter, the first deblocking filter and the second deblocking filter having different filter strengths,

wherein said determining includes judging whether at least one of the two adjacent image blocks is intra-coded,
wherein said determining is independent of whether the block boundary is a coding unit boundary between two coding units,
wherein the first parameter is determined to have a value of 1 when (i) a horizontal or vertical component of a motion vector
belonging to a first image block of the two adjacent image blocks is different from a horizontal or vertical component of
a motion vector belonging to a second image block of the two adjacent image blocks and (ii) an absolute difference between
the horizontal or vertical component of the motion vector belonging to the first image block of the two adjacent image blocks
and the horizontal or vertical component of the motion vector belonging to the second image block of the two adjacent image
blocks is greater than a non-zero threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,577,981

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION NODE, AND MOBILE NODE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A mobile node comprising:
a plurality of communication interfaces operable to connect to a home network and a foreign network;
a processor which generates a binding update message when at least one of the plurality of communication interfaces is additionally
connected to the home network while another communication interface is already connected to the foreign network, wherein a
mobility option having a flag is included in the generated binding update message and a care-of address field in the generated
binding update message is set to a home address of the mobile node; and

a transmission controller which, in operation, controls transmission of the generated binding update message to a communication
node.

US Pat. No. 9,571,174

PRECODING METHOD, PRECODING DEVICE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A transmission method for generating a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs) and transmitting the plurality of PLPs
from a plurality of antennas in the same frequency at the same time, the transmission method comprising, in the generation
of the plurality of PLPs:
generating the plurality of PLPs, the plurality of PLPs each including a plurality of modulated symbols;
selecting one matrix from among N matrices F[i] for each of a plurality of symbols by hopping between the matrices, where
i is an integer no less than 0 and no more than N?1, and N is an integer 3 or greater, the N matrices F[i] each defining a
precoding process that is performed on a plurality of baseband symbols; and

generating first precoded signal z1(p) and second precoded signal z2(p) by precoding first baseband symbols s1(p) and second
baseband symbols s2(p) by using the selected one of the N matrices F[i], both the first baseband symbols s1(p) and the second
baseband symbols s2(p) being symbols included in a p-th one of the PLPs, p being an integer 1 or greater and no greater than
q, q being an integer 2 or greater, wherein

the first precoded signal z1(p) and the second precoded signal z2(p) satisfy:
(z1(p),z2(p))T=F[i](s1(p),s2(p))T,

the N matrices F[i] satisfy:

where ? represents an arbitrary angle, ? represents a positive real number, and ?11(i) and ?21(i) satisfy:

ej(?11(x)??21(x))?ej(?11(y)??21(y))
where x and y are any integers no less than 0 and no more than N?1 and satisfy x?y, and
a same one of the N matrices F[i] is used for a first symbol of the first baseband symbols s1(p) and a first symbol of the
second baseband symbols s2(p).

US Pat. No. 9,537,596

TERMINAL STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits, to a terminal, control information, which determines an association of an orthogonal
sequence with each of layer numbers,

a receiver, which, in operation, receives, from the terminal, a reference signal, which is generated using the orthogonal
sequence based on the association determined by the control information, and which is multiplexed with a data signal having
a bandwidth that is different from a bandwidth of a data signal transmitted by another terminal, the orthogonal sequence being
one of a first orthogonal sequence [1, 1] and a second orthogonal sequence [1, ?1],

wherein the layer numbers correspond to a first layer, a second layer, a third layer and a fourth layer, and said control
information determines one of a plurality of associations including:

(i) a first association, in which the first orthogonal sequence is associated with each of the first layer and the second
layer, and the second orthogonal sequence is associated with each of the third layer and the fourth layer;

(ii) a second association, in which the second orthogonal sequence is associated with each of the first layer and the second
layer, and the first orthogonal sequence is associated with each of the third layer and the fourth layer;

(iii) a third association, in which the first orthogonal sequence is associated with each of the first layer, the second layer,
the third layer and the fourth layer; and

(iv) a fourth association, in which the second orthogonal sequence is associated with each of the first layer, the second
layer, the third layer and the fourth layer.

US Pat. No. 9,414,061

METHOD OF PERFORMING MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION, AND APPARATUS THEREOF

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A motion vector prediction method of performing motion vector prediction for a current block in a picture, the motion vector
prediction method comprising:
deriving a candidate for a motion vector predictor to encode or decode a current motion vector of the current block, from
a first motion vector of a first block which is (i) a neighboring block that is included in a current picture including the
current block and is adjacent to the current block or (ii) a co-located block included in a picture different from the current
picture;

adding the derived candidate to a candidate list; and
deriving at least one motion vector predictor based on a candidate selected from the candidate list,
wherein the deriving of the candidate includes determining whether to derive the candidate from the first motion vector, based
on a type of a current reference picture and a type of a first reference picture, the current reference picture being referred
to from the current block using the current motion vector, and the first reference picture being referred to from the first
block using the first motion vector,

each of the type of the current reference picture and the type of the first reference picture is one of a long term reference
picture and a short term reference picture, and

in the determining, (i) the candidate is determined to be derived from the first motion vector when the type of the current
reference picture and the type of the first reference picture are the same, and (ii) the candidate is derived, from the candidate
list which includes one or more candidates, by using a motion vector other than the first motion vector when the type of the
current reference picture and the type of the first reference picture are different.

US Pat. No. 9,392,298

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

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding and decoding apparatus comprising:
an image coding apparatus; and
an image decoding apparatus,
wherein the image coding apparatus includes:
a first information generating unit configured to generate first information indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor
can be selected from among one or more first motion vector predictor candidates;

a second information generating unit configured to generate second information indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor
is selected, in skip mode, from among the one or more first motion vector predictor candidates for coding a first current
block to be coded, when the first information indicates that a motion vector predictor can be selected; and

a coding unit configured to generate a first coded signal in which the first information and the second information are included
in first header information, when the first information indicates that a motion vector predictor can be selected,

wherein the coding unit includes, in the first coded signal, first index information indicating a motion vector predictor
to be selected from among the one or more first motion vector predictor candidates, when both (a) the first information indicates
that a motion vector predictor can be selected and (b) the second information indicates that a motion vector predictor is
selected, in the skip mode, for the coding of the first current block,

the coding unit codes the first current block using the motion vector predictor selected based on the first index information,
the first coded signal does not include the second information when the first information does not indicate that the motion
vector predictor can be selected, and

the first coded signal does not include the first index information when one of (a) the first information does not indicate
that the motion vector predictor can be selected and (b) the second information does not indicate that the motion vector predictor
is selected, and

the image decoding apparatus decodes a second coded signal, and includes:
a decoding unit configured to:
(i) decode, from second header information of the second coded signal, third information indicating whether or not a motion
vector predictor can be selected from among one or more second motion vector predictor candidates;

(ii) decode fourth information from the second header information, when the third information indicates that a motion vector
predictor can be selected, the fourth information indicating whether or not a motion vector predictor is selected, in skip
mode, from among the one or more second motion vector predictor candidates for decoding a second current block to be decoded;

(iii) decode, from the second coded signal, second index information indicating a motion vector predictor to be selected from
among the one or more second motion vector predictor candidates, when both (a) the third information indicates that a motion
vector predictor can be selected and (b) the fourth information indicates that a motion vector predictor is selected, in the
skip mode, for the decoding of the second current block; and

(iv) decode the second current block using the motion vector predictor selected based on the second index information,
wherein the second coded signal does not include the fourth information when the third information does not indicate that
the motion vector predictor can be selected, and

the second coded signal does not include the second index information when one of (a) the third information does not indicate
that the motion vector predictor can be selected and (b) the fourth information does not indicate that the motion vector predictor
is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,826,520

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND RETRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
control circuitry which, in operation, detects downlink assignment information indicating one or more resources for downlink
data transmitted in one or more downlink component carrier(s), and decodes the downlink data based on the downlink assignment
information; and

transmission circuitry which, in operation, controls transmission of one or more response signals for the decoded downlink
data,

wherein:
each response signal denotes an outcome of decoding downlink data, or denotes a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) representing
that the outcome is not transmitted;

when downlink component carriers including a first downlink component carrier and a second downlink component carrier are
configured, response signals for a plurality of downlink data in the downlink component carriers are transmitted using at
least one phase point and at least one resource index of at least one uplink control channel depending on an outcome of decoding
each of the plurality of downlink data; and

a first outcome that a first response signal for downlink data in the first downlink component carrier denotes with a first
phase point, with which a second response signal for downlink data in the second downlink component carrier denotes the DTX,
is the same as the first outcome, which a third response signal for downlink data in the first downlink component carrier
denotes with the same first phase point when only the first downlink component carrier is configured, such that:

when the first downlink component carrier and the second component carrier are configured, an acknowledgment (ACK) for downlink
data in the first downlink component carrier and a DTX for downlink data in the second downlink component carrier are denoted
by the first response signal and the second response signal with the first phase point; and

when only the first downlink component carrier is configured, an ACK for downlink data in the first downlink component carrier
is denoted by the third response signal with the same first phase point.

US Pat. No. 9,621,317

BASE STATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal, comprising:
circuitry, which, in operation,
detects control information on a control channel element (CCE), the control information including downlink assignment information
that indicates respective downlink data resources assigned to one or more downlink component carrier(s) of a plurality of
configured downlink component carriers, the plurality of configured downlink component carriers including at least a first
downlink component carrier and a second downlink component carrier; and

decodes downlink data in the respective resources; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits respective response signals to the downlink data,
wherein:
when control information on the first downlink component carrier is detected and control information on the second downlink
component carrier is not detected by the circuitry, a response signal is transmitted using a first uplink control channel
resource, an index of which is associated with a number of the CCE; and

when control information on the second downlink component carrier is detected and control information on the first downlink
component carrier is not detected by the circuitry, a response signal is transmitted using a second uplink control channel
resource, an index of which is signaled to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,591,328

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO USING TEMPORAL MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A method of encoding a video into a coded video bitstream with temporal motion vector prediction, the method comprising:
determining a value of a flag for indicating whether temporal motion vector prediction is used or not used for the inter-picture
prediction of a sub-picture unit of a picture; and

writing the flag having said value into a header of the sub-picture unit or a header of the picture;
wherein if the flag indicates that temporal motion vector prediction is used, the method further comprises:
creating a first list of motion vector predictors comprising a plurality of motion vector predictors including at least one
temporal motion vector predictor derived from at least one motion vector from a collocated reference picture;

selecting a motion vector predictor out of the first list for a prediction unit in the sub-picture unit; and
writing a first parameter into the coded video bitstream for indicating the selected motion vector predictor out of the first
list; and

wherein if a temporal layer of the picture is determined to be the lowest or base layer, the value of the flag is set to indicate
that temporal motion vector prediction is not used; otherwise, the value of the flag is set to indicate that temporal motion
vector prediction is used.

US Pat. No. 9,554,164

PHYSICAL LAYER SIGNALLING FOR DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmitting apparatus, comprising
a transmitting unit configured to multiplex a plurality of data streams and signaling data for transmission, each data stream
of the plurality of data streams including a plurality of transport stream packets having stored therein user data, the signaling
data including a PLP_PAYLOAD_TYPE indicator for each physical layer pipe (PLP) of a plurality of PLPs, the PLP_PAYLOAD_TYPE
indicator being a five-bit long parameter indicating a format of a data stream carried by the PLP indicated by the PLP_PAYLOAD_TYPE
indicator, wherein

one of the PLPs whose PLP_PAYLOAD_TYPE indicator has a first value carries one of the plurality of data streams including
a plurality of transport stream packets each having a header with a packet identifier (PID), and

one of the PLPs whose PLP_PAYLOAD_TYPE indicator has a second value carries one of the plurality of data streams including
a plurality of transport stream packets each having a header with a PID removed, and the removed PIDs of the plurality of
transport stream packets of the data stream assigned to the PLP have a same value, and the values of the removed PIDs are
signaled in an area different from the plurality of transport stream packets.