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 new patent  Operating with multiple schedulers in a wireless system

Systems and methods are disclosed for a WTRU to operate using multiple schedulers. The WTRU may exchange data with the network over more than one data path, such that each data path may use a radio interface connected to a different network node and each node may be associated with... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Continuous device/uicc based authentication for lte systems

An authentication assurance level associated with an entity, for instance a user equipment, may be computed periodically or in response to an event. The authentication assurance level is compared to an authentication threshold. Based on the comparison, it is determined whether a fresh performance of at least one authentication factor... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Machine-to-machine gateway architecture

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed that provide for a gateway outside of a network domain to provide services to a plurality of devices. For example, the gateway may act as a management entity or as a proxy for the network domain. As a management entity, the gateway may perform... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Uplink transmissions in wireless communications

Methods and devices for offloading and/or aggregation of resources to coordinate uplink transmissions when interacting with different schedulers are disclosed herein. A method in a WTRU includes functionality for coordinating with a different scheduler for each eNB associated with the WTRU's configuration. Disclosed methods include autonomous WTRU grand selection and... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Device-to-device (d2d) cross link power control

Device-to-device (D2D) cross link power control systems and methods may be disclosed. For example, a device such as a UE or WTRU may determine whether it may have simultaneous transmissions where at least one of the transmissions may include a cross link transmission. The device may further determine whether a... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Uplink feedback methods for operating with a large number of carriers

A method and apparatus for uplink feedback for operating with a large number of carriers are disclosed herein. A method in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) includes receiving a plurality of transport blocks over a set of a plurality of configured carriers, generating hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ)-acknowledgment (ACK) feedback... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Device initiated triggers

Embodiments contemplate wireless communication that may include sending machine type communication (MTC) application data from a services capability server (SCS) to an MTC user equipment (UE/WTRU) using a device trigger. The device trigger may be used to instruct an MTC device application to initiate communications with an SCS. Embodiments also... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to proximity services (prose) direct discovery

Methods, apparatus, systems, devices, and computer program products directed to enhancements to proximity-based services (ProSe) direct discovery are provided. Among the methods is a method that may be implemented in a proximity services (ProSe) function and that may include receiving, from the first WTRU, a first discovery request message including... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and performing discontinuous reception and downlink inter-frequency and inter-radio access technology measurements in cell_fach state

A method and apparatus of performing discontinuous reception (DRX) and downlink inter-frequency and inter-radio access technology (RAT) measurements in CELL_FACH state are disclosed. While in DRX mode, a wireless transmit/receive unite (WTRU) may perform inter-frequency and inter-RAT measurements in a measurement occasion that fall into a DRX period. The WTRU... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Control channel signaling and acquisition for carrier aggregation

A method and apparatus for handling a control channel for carrier aggregation in wireless communications. The method includes determining which component carrier to listen to, detecting the downlink control channel, processing mapping information related to downlink and uplink transmissions and operating discontinuous reception with respect to carrier aggregation. The method... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods, apparatuses and systems for supporting multi-user transmissions in a wireless local area network (wlan) system

Methods, devices and systems are provided for performing for multi-user (MU) transmission. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured to receive a frame, decode the received frame and determine whether the received frame is a null data packet (NDP) multi-user (MU) media access control (MAC) physical layer convergence protocol... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Context-based protocol stack privacy

A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for configuring a privacy protocol stack profile, including private addresses for the WTRU is described herein. For example, the WTRU may determine if it is in an unknown location and may set a profile of the WTRU to public network,... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods for wifi integration in cellular systems

Embodiments may include methods, systems, and apparatuses for integrating a first radio access technology and a second radio access technology in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The embodiments may include: gathering, by the WTRU, one or more metrics related to uplink/downlink transmissions; determining, based on the one or more metrics,... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and supporting proximity discovery procedures

A method and apparatus are described for supporting a two-stage device-to-device (D2D) discovery using a D2D interworking function (IWF). A D2D IWF component may be configured to perform mapping between an application running on an application server and a third generation partnership project (3GPP) network, and provide a set of... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and supporting femtocell service capabilities for services

Techniques for supporting utilization of femtocell service capabilities for services are disclosed. A network device may be configured to implement a femto services gateway. The femto services gateway may reside in a femtocell and provide application programming interfaces (APIs) to services to enable applications implementing the services to make use... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and integrating different radio access technologies using carrier aggregation

Methods and apparatus are described. A long term evolution (LTE) base station includes a processor and a transceiver, which transmit first LTE data to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) using LTE frequencies. The LTE data is at a time defined by LTE transmission time interval (TTI) boundaries. The processor maps... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods and systems for in-device interference mitigation

Methods and apparatus for mitigating in-device interference are described. The methods may include an in-device interference event (e.g. an interference situation), and the processing of events may depend on the priority of the technologies. A handover to another frequency or radio access technology (RAT) may occur in case a co-existing... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Providing security to computing systems

Described herein are methods, device, and systems that provide security to various computing systems, such as, smartphones, tablets, personal computers, computing servers, or the like. Security is provided to computing systems at various stages of their operational cycles. For example, a secure boot of a base computing platform (BCP) may... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods and vertical beamforming

A method and apparatus for determining a vertical beam for reception are disclosed herein. A method in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) includes that the WTRU may receive a broadcast message from an evolved Node B (eNB) that includes information associated with a plurality of beam reference signals, wherein the... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Privacy for inter-user equipment transfer (iut) subscribers and for remote parties involved in sessions with iut subscribers

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to provide privacy for inter-user equipment transfer (IUT) subscribers and remote parties involved in sessions with IUT subscribers. A first UE may establish a session with a remote party. The first UE may seek to perform an IUT to a second UE. The first... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Protection mechanisms for multi-tiered spectrum access systems

A shared spectrum manager (SSM) may enable spectrum access for Tier 2 Users (T2Us) and Tier 3 Users (T3Us) while provisioning quality of access (QoA) in a dynamic shared spectrum environment while ensuring sufficient spectrum and interference protection for Tier 1 Users (T1Us). The SSM may enable new user spectrum... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Uplink sounding reference signals configuration and transmission

A method and apparatus for uplink sounding reference signals (SRS) transmissions are disclosed. A WTRU-specific configuration of WTRU-specific SRS subframes for performing SRS transmissions is received. A trigger is received in a subframe from a base station to transmit a first SRS. A first subframe is selected after the subframe... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Enabling exchange of location and other status information between prose users

Location and other status information may be communicated between Proximity Service (ProSe) users. A ProSe function may retrieve a ProSe WTRU's location data from SLP and provide it to a monitoring WTRU via a ProSe discovery procedure or EPC-level ProSe discovery procedure. A ProSe function may retrieve a ProSe WTRU's... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and a millimeter wave communication system

Methods and apparatus for millimeter wave (mmW) beam acquisition are disclosed. An apparatus includes a transmitter configured to transmit millimeter wave (mmW) WTRU (mmW WTRU) information over a cellular system to a base station a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives a list of candidate mmW base stations (mB)... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Identifiers and triggers for capillary devices

Methods and apparatuses for capillary network device registration implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. Registration or bootstrap messages may be received by a capillary network device where the WTRU acts as a gateway for communication between the capillary device and a network such as a 3GPP network.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method for detecting radio link failure for transmission over enhanced dedicated channel in a cell_fach state

A method and apparatus are used for detecting a radio link (RL) failure and a post verification process. A quality of a downlink fractional dedicated physical channel (F-DPCH) is monitored once a transmission on an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) has begun. It is determined whether the quality of the downlink... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and reduced flicker visible light communications (vlc)

A visible light communication (VLC) device for lighting and data transmission is disclosed. The VLC device may comprise circuitry configured to receive a first stream of bits and determine a first switchpoint for transmitting the first stream of bits and first filler data. The VLC device may further comprise red,... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Systems and methods for improved uplink coverage

Systems and method are specified to improve the reception of UL transmission, for example in power or coverage limited situations. A WTRU may modify procedures to increase the available signal energy for reception at an eNB and/or to make more efficient use of the available signal energy at the receiver... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods for dynamic tdd uplink/downlink configuration

A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first Time Division Duplex (TDD) uplink (UL)/downlink (DL) configuration. The WTRU may use the first configuration for timing of UL scheduling and UL Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ). Further, on a condition that the WTRU receives a second configuration, the WTRU may... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method for detecting radio link failure for transmission over enhanced dedicated channel in a cell_fach state

A method and apparatus are used for detecting a radio link (RL) failure and a post verification process. A quality of a downlink fractional dedicated physical channel (F-DPCH) is monitored once a transmission on an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) has begun. It is determined whether the quality of the downlink... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and multi-rat access mode operation

A method and apparatus for multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT) access mode operation for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. A WTRU and a network may enable a multi-RAT access mode of operation based on at least one of WTRU subscription, a service agreement of the WTRU, a roaming... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and performing component carrier-specific reconfiguration

Methods and apparatus are described. A long term evolution (LTE) base station includes a transmitter and a processor. The processor coordinates with another LTE base station and, based on the coordination, determine subframes during which the LTE base station is to reduce transmission power so that the other base station... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and random access in multicarrier wireless communications

Methods and apparatus for random access in multicarrier wireless communications are disclosed. Methods and apparatus are provided for physical random access channel (PRACH) resource signaling, PRACH resource handling, preamble and PRACH resource selection, random access response (RAR) reception, preamble retransmission, and transmission and reception of subsequent messages. A method for... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Using security posture information to determine access to services

Current approaches to using security postures lack functionalities. Security postures can be used to enable various nodes to make informed decisions. In accordance with one embodiment, a system comprises a first node and a second node. The first node receives a security posture associated with the second node. The security... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and supporting machine-type communications with a mobile-originated-only mode

A method and apparatus for supporting machine-type communications (MTC) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may configure itself to operate in a mobile-originated-only mode. The WTRU may perform no, or a subset of, radio resource control (RRC) idle and/or non-access stratum (NAS) idle/standby state procedures in the mobile-originated-only mode.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/02/17 / #20170318455

Addressing wireless nodes

A user may point a control device at a controllable device for which control is desired, and the control device may detect the targeted controllable device. Additionally, the control device may detect a plurality of wireless nodes and list the available wireless nodes. For example, the control device may identify... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/02/17 / #20170318614

Method and accelerated link setup

A method for performing active scanning by a non-AP STA may comprise transmitting, to a group of APs, one or more probe request frames and receiving in response, configuration chance count (CCC) values from first and second APs of the group of APs. The CCC values may be integer values... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311112

Service-based discovery in networks

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities may implement service-based discovery in a network, such as a 3GPP or 3GPP2 network. A Discovery Server may be used to query and find services offered by the network or by entities that interface with the network. Situational context information or policy information, or both, may... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311207

Method and enabling cell reselection for wtru operating in discontinuous reception

A method for discontinuous reception (DRX) implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) during cell reselection including initiating cell reselection; disabling DRX operation, wherein disabling DRX operation enables continuous reception; transmitting a CELL UPDATE message; receiving a CELL UPDATE CONFIRM message; and enabling DRX operation based on the received CELL... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311319

Coverage enhancement for time division duplex and enhanced interference mitigation and traffic adaptation in long term evolution systems

Methods and systems are disclosed for use by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) operating in a coverage enhanced (CE) or coverage enhancement mode. The WTRU may receive a first Time Division Duplex (TDD) uplink (UL)/downlink (DL) subframe configuration and may receive a second TDD UL/DL subframe configuration. The WTRU may... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311363

Interface of an m2m server with the 3gpp core network

An M2M Server may be integrated into a 3GPP network. A network node, for example a Serving General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Support Node (SGSN) may include a dedicated interface with a M2M server. The interface may be called a GM2M interface. The interface may be a logical interface internal... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303220

Channel usage indication and synchronization for lte operation in unlicensed bands

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for LTE operation in an unlicensed spectrum, LTE-U. A wireless transmit/receive unit, WTRU, may establish a connection with a first cell on a licensed frequency band. The WTRU may receive a first downlink transmission from a second cell operating on an unlicensed frequency band.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303228

Method and using control plane to transmit and receive data

Methods and apparatus are described for transmitting and receiving data by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) over the control plane. The methods may receive data without the use of an Internet Protocol (IP) address. In an example method, a WTRU may enter an evolved packet system (EPS) mobility management (EMM)-registered... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303256

Method and control of common control channel transmission over common enhanced dedicated channel resources in cell_fach state

A method and apparatus provide for the control of wireless communication signals over an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) resource while operating in the CELL_FACH state with an allocated E-DCH radio network temporary identifier (E-RNTI). A determination is made that a periodic cell update timer is expired. In response to the... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303267

Signaling uplink control information in lte-a

Methods and systems for transmitting uplink control information in an LTE Advanced system are disclosed. A user device may determine whether uplink control information and/or available channels meet certain criteria and determine whether the uplink control information should be transmitted on a physical uplink control channel, a physical uplink shared... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303310

Method and handling random access channel responses

A method and apparatus for supporting a random access using a random access channel (RACH) are disclosed. The WTRU detects a format of control information in at least one control channel element (CCE) of a common area in a control portion of a downlink transmission. The control information indicates a... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303322

Optimizations for prose communications

Methods and devices are described for communication using proximity services (ProSe). An aggregate maximum bit rate parameter (AMBR) may limit a data rate that may be transmitted by one or more ProSe bearers. A wireless transmit-receive unit (WTRU) may request authorization from the network prior to establishing a ProSe bearer... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294949

Method and spatial sharing in wireless local area network (wlan) systems

To facilitate spatial sharing, signaling may be used. A first node may receive one or more frame exchanges between a second node and a third node, wherein the second node is associate with the third node. The first node may then detect a spatial sharing scenario (SSS) with an overlapping... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294953

Multi-user multiple input multiple output communications in wireless local area networks and wireless transmit and receiver units

WTRUs, access points (APs) and methods thereon are disclosed. A method on a WTRU may include receiving a message from an AP that comprises a beamformee capability element; sending a second message to the AP that comprises a beamformer capability element; and receiving, from the AP, a third message in... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295005

Method and supporting uplink transmission and mbms for a wtru with reduced bandwith

Embodiments described herein may include methods, systems, and apparatuses that support transmissions in wireless transmit and receive units (WTRUs) having reduced capabilities. Uplink transmissions and multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) may be supported in WTRUs operating on a reduced bandwidth within an overall system bandwidth by receiving an uplink (UL)... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295132

Edge caching of https content via certificate delegation

Mechanisms may be used for edge caching Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) content via an owner-endorsed proxy. The edge servers of a mobile-content distribution network (CDN) may work as the proxy that dynamically gets the means to serve HTTPS content through rights delegated by content owners. Mechanisms may include dynamically... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295473

Managing multicast traffic

Multicast traffic in a communication network may be obtained via subscription. For example, the multicast traffic may be obtained via a local subscription, via a visited domain of a mobile node for example, or a remote subscription, via a home domain of a mobile node for example, A network entity,... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295538

Enhanced active scanning in wireless local area networks

A method for active scanning in a wireless network may include two transmitters. In such a method, the following steps may take place: initiating active scanning on at least one of a plurality of channels; waiting to transmit a first probe request on a first channel of the plurality of... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288748

Preamble selection for simultaneous transmissions in wireless local area network (wlan) systems

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to determine a physical layer (PHY) protocol data unit (PPDU) format. A determination may be made if a basic service set (BSS) includes a first-type legacy station, wherein the first-type legacy station is a pre-802.1 In device. A determination may be made if stations... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289593

Method and system for creating a pre-fetching list for managed caching in small cell networks

Methods and systems may be used by a mobile-content distribution network (CDN) service to track individual user requests based on a correlation of a network level identifier to an application level identifier. The users may also be tracked using a mapping of the network level and application level identifiers to... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289866

Methods, apparatus and systems for enabling managed remote access

Methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed for handover of a Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Unit (WTRU) moving between a local network and another network. The WTRU established a local IP access (LIPA) session in the local network via a first Access Point (AP). The method includes receiving, by a second AP in... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289997

Lte operation in small cells using dynamic shared spectrum

Systems, methods, and apparatus may be used to provide assistance for connection procedures in a hierarchical network where macro cells may be operating in licensed spectrum while small cells may be operating in dynamic and shared spectrums, such as TVWS. This may be done, for example, to allow an LTE... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170290008

Systems and methods of operating with different transmission time interval (tti) durations

Devices and techniques for determining a transmission time interval (TTI) duration and/or varying the TTI duration are contemplated. The TTI duration may be varied based on one or more of: the timing of a transmission, the amount of data available for transmission, or the type of data to be transmitted.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170290066

Method and non-voice emergency services

A method, device, and system for a reporting process. A home monitoring device may be equipped with a camera or some type of sensor. The home monitoring device may generate data based on input from the camera or sensor. A reporting device may receive the data from a home monitoring... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277805

Methods and content delivery via browser cache extension

Embodiments include methods, systems, and apparatuses for content delivery using shared caching, and more specifically, a browser cache extension (BCE) between a local browser cache and a remote cache located on an edge server. In an embodiment, a remote BCE function on the edge server may create a shared cache... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277806

Procedures for content aware caching and radio resource management for multi-point coordinated transmission

A method and network access point (NAP) capable of serving content to a requesting wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The NAP receives a request for content from the WTRU via an air interface associated with the NAP. The requested content is associated with an allowable latency. The NAP determines whether the... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277895

Staged control release in boot process

Integrity validation of a network device may be performed. A network device comprising a secure hardware module, may receive a root key. The secure hardware module may also receive a first code measurement. The secure hardware module may provide a first key based on the root key and the first... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280423

Resource selection for device to device discovery or communication

A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may perform provide a report to a network. The WTRU may include a processor that is configured to receive a measurement configuration from the network, where the measurement configuration indicates a threshold and a resource pool on which to perform measurements. The resources pool... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280433

Fast control feedback for multiple downlink carrier operations

A method and apparatus for fast control channel feedback for multiple downlink carrier operations are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receives signals over a plurality of downlink carriers, generates feedback for each of the plurality of downlink carriers based on the received signals, and transmits via a plurality of... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280465

Systems and methods for dynamic whitespace spectrum management

Systems and methods for dynamic white space management are described. First, local handling of channel queries, in which a channel query by a white space device (WSD) is handled by a local dynamic spectrum management (DSM) server, if the DSM server has all the information necessary for providing a response... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

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09/28/17 / #20170280481

Supporting random access and paging procedures for reduced capability wtrus in an lte system

A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may transmit a preamble using a physical random access channel (PRACH) and determine a location of a random access response (RAR) based on a parameter of the PRACH. The location may include a subframe and/or a frequency resource on which the RAR is transmitted. The... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272532

Method and capture caching

A method and apparatus for performing capture caching in a wireless network. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) or client device captures data from neighboring devices in the network and internally cache data that was traditionally cached in an edge node. The WTRU reassembles the captured data packets on a condition... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272996

Systems and/or methods for anchor node selection in networks using distributed mobility management (dmm)

Systems and/or methods may be used to select an anchor node. For example, a device may detect or more anchor nodes that may be available for the device to connect to. The device may determine whether to handover to one of the detected anchor nodes based on capability information including... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170273035

Method and power scaling for multi-carrier wireless terminals

Methods and apparatus for power scaling for multi-carrier wireless terminals are disclosed. Methods and mechanisms are provided for power scaling when a multi-carrier WTRU reaches its maximum output power.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170273036

Method and enhancing cell-edge user performance and signaling radio link failure conditions via downlink cooperative component carriers

A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receives first timing advances and first power control commands from a first eNodeB and second timing advances and second power control commands from a second eNodeB and transmits, to the first eNodeB, a first physical uplink control channel using a first uplink component carrier. The... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170273112

Method and system for sounding and channel selection

Methods and apparatus may be used for sounding for multi-user (MU) scheduling and for signaling and procedures for sub-channel selection. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive information from an access point (AP) indicating a plurality of sub-channels to use for uplink data transmission as part of uplink MU wireless... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265099

Method and detecting and measuring for home node-bs

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to detect and perform measurements with respect to Home Node-Bs (HNB) and Home evolved Node-Bs (H(e)NB) (collectively “HNB”). The methods may include generating and transmitting a request for a measurement configuration that may include gap allocations to detect and... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265163

Method and triggering a machine type communication device

A method and apparatus for triggering a machine type communication (MTC) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. An MTC WTRU receives a message that indicates control period configuration information associated with an extended discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle. The MTC WTRU monitors a paging channel during a control period. The MTC... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265176

Physical layer operation for multi-layer operation in a wireless system

Methods and systems are disclosed for providing physical layer resources to a plurality of medium access control (MAC) instances that are associated with different serving sites that are independently scheduled. For example, a WTRU may utilize a first physical layer configuration for transmitting to a first serving site associated with... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257153

Method for wifi beamforming,feedback, and sounding (wibeam)

Methods for WiFi beamforming, feedback, and sounding (WiBEAM) are described. Codebook based beamforming feedback signaling and sounding mechanisms for use in wireless communications are disclosed. The methods described herein improve the feedback efficiency by using Givens rotation based decompositions and quantizing the resulting angles of the Givens rotation based decompositions... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257843

Method and triggering machine type communications applications

A method and apparatus for machine type communication (MTC) authentication and triggering may be performed by an MTC interworking function (MTC-IWF). On a condition an Internet protocol (IP) connection does not exist between a services capability server (SCS) and an MTC device, a device trigger message may be received by... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257886

End-to-end architecture, api framework, discovery, and access in a virtualized network

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed such that a network (e.g., a radio access network, RAN, node) may provide a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) with a service-based network access for a new service. The RAN node may comprise a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor operatively coupled to the receiver... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251438

Apparatus and uplink power control for a wireless transmitter/receiver unit utilizing multiple carriers

A method and apparatus for determining uplink power in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU). The WTRU operates in a carrier aggregated system. The WTRU is configured to receive a plurality of uplink power parameters indexed to one of a plurality of uplink carriers and receive a transmit power control... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245262

Uplink control data transmission

Methods and systems for transmitting uplink control information and feedback are disclosed for carrier aggregation systems. A user equipment device may be configured to transmit uplink control information and other feedback for several downlink component carriers using one or more uplink component carriers. The user equipment device may be configured... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245315

System level procedures and methods to enable data sharing in cellular network

Methods and systems may enable the setup and configuration of proximity services between wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) over different sharing paths including via a direct air interface, a radio access network (RAN) or one or more network nodes. Mobility management entities (MMEs) may exchange messages to initiate, modify or terminate... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

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08/17/17 / #20170237837

Method and pcdp discard

A method and apparatus for discarding a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) are disclosed. A PDCP layer sets a timer and discards a PDCP SDU upon expiration of the timer. The timer may be set upon receiving the PDCP SDU from an upper layer or upon... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238039

Injecting streaming media into a playlist

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for determining that a user is playing a playlist on a wireless device, offering an insertion opportunity to a third party, receiving a request from the third party to insert a media content into the playlist, wherein the media content is not part of... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238264

Uplink power control for distributed wireless communication

A method and apparatus for power control for distributed wireless communication is disclosed including one or more power control loops associated with a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). Each power control loop may include open loop power control or closed loop power control. A multi-phase power control method is also disclosed... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238323

Communicating channel state information (csi) of multiple transmission points

Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining and communicating channel state information (CSI) for one or more transmission points (or CSI reference signal resources). Embodiments further contemplate determining transmission states may include applying at least one CSI process for channel state information (CSI) reporting. Embodiments also contemplate aperiodic and/or periodic... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230149

Systems and methods for smart harq for wifi

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method of communicating a feedback in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A WLAN device may receive a data frame with a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) data indicator in a frame header. The WLAN device may send an acknowledgement frame... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230939

Device-to-device (d2d) pre-emption and access control

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to determine access control and channel and signaling priority. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may comprise a processor configured, at least in part, to determine device-to-device (D2D) data to be transmitted. The WTRU may determine if the D2D data may be transmitted. The WTRU... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/10/17 / #20170231009

Multi-user parallel channel access in wlan systems

Methods and apparatuses are related to multi-user parallel channel access (MU-PCA). For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is provided that is one of a plurality of WTRUs operable to simultaneously communicate via a plurality of channels managed by an access point (AP). The WTRU includes a receiver configured to... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/10/17 / #20170231029

Method and providing information to a network

Method and apparatus for providing information to a network are disclosed. An eNodeB (eNB) may receive pattern information relating to connection state management behavior of a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The eNB may receive this information over S1 signaling when a connection is established. The eNB may determine a time... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222933

Method and selected internet protocol traffic offload

A method and apparatus of offloading traffic in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The wireless communication system, for example, an evolved Node-B (eNB) comprises a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The transmitter is configured to transmit, to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), a broadcast system information (SI) message... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223569

Method and generating a radio link control protocol data unit for multi-carrier operation

Techniques and apparatus for efficiently determining the radio link control (RLC) protocol data unit (PDU) size and flexible RLC PDU creation for multi carrier operation are disclosed. An example wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) calculates a maximum amount of data allowed to be transmitted for a current transmission time interval (TTI)... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223641

Methods, apparatus and systems for handling additional power backoff

Methods, apparatus and systems are described for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to manage its transmission power. A power headroom report (PHR) may be triggered based on changes to backoff or the impacts of backoff. Additional backoff may be used to calculate a maximum output power of the WTRU and... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223645

State transition procedure in a wireless network

A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may operate in a first state where the WTRU does not have configured physical channels and discontinuously monitors for pages and a second state where the WTRU has configured uplink physical channels. The WTRU may, in response to a signal, transition to the first state... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223726

Method and control of uplink feedback information in contention based access in wireless communications

A method and apparatus for control of uplink feedback information in contention based wireless communications is disclosed. Uplink feedback information such as a channel quality information and hybrid automatic retransmission request (HARQ) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information may be transmitted to the universal terrestrial radio access network (UTRAN) by a wireless... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/27/17 / #20170215111

Data flow mobility

A wireless transmit/receive unit (WRTU) may communicate using a data flow that is defined according to flow identification information (FII). The WTRU may participate in the transfer of the data flow between access networks of diverse radio access technologies. The WTRU may communicate with a mobility function to obtain access... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199777

Device validation, distress indication, and remediation

A wireless communications device may be configured to perform integrity checking and interrogation with a network entity to isolate a portion of a failed component on the wireless network device for remediation. Once an integrity failure is determined on a component of the device, the device may identify a functionality... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201913

Method and supporting home node-b mobility

An eNB may receive a first signal from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), including a closed subscriber group identification (CSG ID) for a home eNodeB (HeNB). The eNB may send, based on the first signal, a membership verification request with the CSG ID for the HeNB to a core network.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/13/17 / #20170202038

Methods to enable wlan proximity service

Methods and apparatus are described for implementing a wireless local area network (WLAN) Proximity Service (ProSe) connection in a WLAN ProSe capable wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU). The WLAN ProSe capable WTRU requests an establishment of a WLAN ProSe connection with other WLAN ProSe capable WTRU(s), where a ProSe discovery... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195822

Application layer group services for machine type communications

Procedures, mechanisms, methods, and techniques are provided that trigger power saving mode (PSM) functionality in the at least one wireless transmit receive units, group of WTRUs or subset of the group of WTRUs. The trigger may be in response to an application layer request to set one or more predetermined... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182426

Capture and delivery of online games spectators personalized commentaries to players

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to establish an interface between a player of an application (such as an online game) and a spectator viewing the application such that the spectator provides at least one commentary (such as an audio or written message). The commentary may be synchronized with a... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188219

Method and apparatus to deliver public warning messages

A method and apparatus for a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) to receive an emergency situation notification. The method and apparatus include the WTRU receiving a paging message with an emergency situation notification, and the WTRU receiving scheduling information in a system information block.... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188235

Authentication for secure wireless communication

A method and apparatus for use in authentication for secure wireless communication is provided. A received signal is physically authenticated and higher layer processed. Physical authentication includes performing hypothesis testing using a channel impulse response (CIR) measurement of the received signal and predetermined referenced data. Higher layer processing includes validating... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188256

Using personal wireless devices for network testing

A personal wireless device is utilized to carry out measurements of one or more network-performance related metrics in response to a triggering event. The triggering event can be a message that is transmitted by a network element to the personal wireless device. The personal wireless device may be exemplified by... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188280

Methods and selection of dedicated core network

Methods and apparatuses for redirecting a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to a dedicated core network (CN) node are described. An apparatus is configured to initiate a Service Request with a non-dedicated network node. The apparatus is configured to receive a special identifier in response to the Service Request, which indicates... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188383

Accessing localized applications in a communications network

A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a system information block (SIB) associated with proximity related localized applications broadcasted by an eNodeB. The WTRU may receive in response to sent location information, a proximity detection associated with another WTRU associated with the proximity related localized application. The transceiver may also... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc








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