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Method and apparatus for component carrier aggregation in wireless communications

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) receives a downlink subframe having multiple component carriers, each component carrier having control information encoded in a physical data control channel (pdcch). The wtru performs a blind decoding of control information in a first pdcch located within a first component carrier to obtain a location of a second pdcch located within a second component carrier, where the location of the second pdcch is relative to a location of the first pdcch as control channel element offset. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Wlan designs for supporting an outdoor propagation channel

Systems, methods and instrumentalities are disclosed to enable time domain null-forming. An access point (ap) may be configured to send a channel training request to a station (sta). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Systems and methods for fractional carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (csma/ca) for wlans

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement an interference management method in a wlan. An access point (ap) or an inter-bss coordinator (ibc) may identify a station (sta) associated with a first basic service set (bss) as an edge sta or a non-edge sta the ap or the ibc may group the edge sta into an edge group and a non-edge sta into a non-edge group. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Dynamic parameter adjustment for lte coexistence

Coexistence gaps may permit one radio access technology (rat) to coexists with another rat by providing period in which one rat may be silent and another may transmit. Methods may account for the rat traffic and for the presence of other secondary users in a channel. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Supporting internet protocol (ip) clients in an information centric network (icn)

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for providing information centric networking (icn) within a network, comprising detecting a request for content from a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) that is in the network, selecting a network element for the wtru to attach to, wherein the network element is selected without regard to properties of the content requested, and providing the content to the wtru. A request to publish content from a wtru in the network may include determining, based on content name, whether to publish the content in the network or outside the network, and if the content is to be published in the network, selecting a network element for the wtru to attach to, wherein the network element is selected without regard to properties of the content requested, and causing the network element to accept the content from the wtru.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Bss-color enhanced transmission in wlans (bss-cet)

Systems, methods and instrumentalities are disclosed to transmission scheduling. A station (sta) in its own basic service set (bss) receiving a transmission frame from an overlapping bss (obss). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for communication in a network of wlan overlapping basic service set

A method and apparatus for communication in a network of wlan overlapping basic service set (obss) are disclosed. A station or an access point may indicate its interference reporting and inter-bss coordination capabilities in a message. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method of handling time alignment command during a random access procedure

Disclosed is the radio (wireless) communication system providing a radio communication service and the terminal, and more particularly, a method of handling time alignment command during a random access procedure in an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (e-umts) evolved from the universal mobile telecommunications system (umts) or a long term evolution (lte) system is provided.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for multi-user concurrent random access for wireless local area networks (wlans)

A method and apparatus for multi-user concurrent random access for wireless local area networks (wlans) is described. The method, implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), includes detecting a trigger frame for uplink (ul) multi-user (mu) transmission. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for selected internet protocol (ip) traffic offload (sipto) and local ip access (lipa) mobility

Methods and apparatus are described for supporting wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) mobility between home (evolved) node bs (h(e)nbs) that are configured to communicate with a local gateway (l-gw). The h(e)nbs and/or l-gw may belong to one or more local h(e)nb networks (lhns). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for enabling machine to machine communication

A method and apparatus for performing secure machine-to-machine (m2m) provisioning and communication is disclosed. In particular a temporary private identifier, or provisional connectivity identification (pcid), for uniquely identifying machine-to-machine equipment (m2me) is also disclosed. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Connectivity robustness in wireless systems

Systems and methods are contemplated for reconfiguration of one or more mac instances while the wtru is operating using dual- or multi-mac instance connectivity. For example, upon reception of rrc reconfiguration information that modifies one or more secondary mac instances, the wtru may transmit a reconfiguration complete message to a macro enb (menb) and may synchronize to small-cell or secondary enb (senb), for example if triggered by one or more of an rrc flag, a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) order (menb/senb), mac activation information, etc. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for transmitting acknowledgements in response to received frames

A method and apparatus for operation by an access point (ap) is provided. The method may comprise receiving a first frame from a first sta, the first frame including first data and receiving a second frame from a second sta, the second frame including second data. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234990

Epc enhancements for proximity services

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to describe reporting and/or reacting to a mobility event. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may comprise a processor configured, at least in part, to establish a proximity service (prose) session with a second wtru, detect the occurrence of a mobility event in a cellular network while the prose session is ongoing, determine a type of action to be performed with respect to the prose session based on one or more of the type of mobility event and type of prose session, and transmit a notification to a node in the cellular network, wherein the notification includes an indication of an action to be performed on the prose session. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234206

System and method for adaptive modulation

Systems, methods, and/or techniques for improving downlink spectrum efficiency may be disclosed. For example, a higher order modulation (hom) transmission may be provided to a device. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234136

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 transmission state parameter to channel state information (csi). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234118

Systems and methods for multiuser interleaving and modulation

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for transmitting a plurality of bits to an access point (ap) and receiving constellation symbol from the ap. A constellation symbol may include a plurality of indications of bits. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227968

Power saving method and apparatus

A power saving method performed by a sta may comprise receiving, from an ap, a first beacon comprising a ccc value. The ccc value may be an integer value that represents a configuration instance of the ap. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227957

Enhancements for coordinated orthogonal block-based resource allocation (cobra) in wlan systems

A method and apparatus for supporting ul mu diversity are provided. The method may comprise transmitting a mu rts frame to a plurality of stas, the mu rts frame comprising a plurality of mcs indicators, a plurality of data stream number indicators, an indication of a spatial technology, and a duration field. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227882

Methods, apparatus and systems for realizing vehicle to vehicle communications using long term evolution device to device communications

A method, apparatus, and system of a user equipment (ue) device executing communications using a device-to-device (d2d) long term evolution (lte) network are provided. The method includes determining d2d devices communicating in an area, determining whether d2d data is to be transmitted, determining one or more resource sets for transmitting the d2d data, and transmitting the d2d data using the determined one or more resource sets.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/02/18 / #20180220343

Method and apparatus of signaling and procedure for sequence hopping pattern change during handover

A method and apparatus are provided for updating a sequence hopping (sh) pattern of an uplink channel during handover from a current cell having a current sh pattern. At least one downlink channel of each neighbor cell of the current cell is monitored. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/02/18 / #20180220327

User-plane congestion management

Methods, apparatuses and systems for user-plane congestion management are provided. Among these method, apparatuses and systems is a method, implementable by a base station (and/or a serving gateway), for mitigating user plane congestion. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213411

Methods for wifi sectorization mac enhancement

A method and apparatus may be used for wifi sectorization medium access control enhancement (wise mac). An ieee 802.11 sta may receive an omni-directional indication of a first sectorized transmission opportunity (txop) associated with a second sta. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212962

Enabling coordinated identity management between an operator-managed mobile-edge platform and an external network

Approaches may be used for enabling coordinated identity management between an operator-managed mobile edge platform (mep) and an external network. A token may be generated in the mep that may associate a mobile network identity and an external network identity. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/26/18 / #20180211112

Gaze-driven augmented reality

Augmented reality (ar) systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed. A user's gaze point may be estimated and may be used to search for and present information, e.g., information relating to areas on which the user is focusing. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206288

Method and apparatus for 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). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206286

Registration for device-to-device (d2d) communications

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive from a network resource allocation information for device to device (d2d) communication. The wtru may select, from the received resource allocation information for a transmission time interval (tti), resources for a d2d channel. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206139

Method and system for directional-band relay enhancements

Systems and methods are provided for transmitting a relay search request frame from a source relay edge directional multigigabit (dmg) station sta (reds) to the ap and receiving a relay search response frame including a list of at least a first and second relay dmg sta (rds) in a wireless network. Systems and methods are further provided for transmitting over a first data stream through a direct link between the source reds and the destination reds, transmitting over a second data stream through the first rds between the source reds and the destination reds, and transmitting over a third data stream through the second rds between the source reds and the destination reds. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205442

Unified feedback for ofdma wlan

A method of resource feedback with an access point in a wireless local area network (wlan) may include sending communications in the wlan from the access point to a plurality of stations using one of orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (ofdma) or multiple-input, multiple-out-put (mimo) signaling. The method may include sending, in a null data packet announcement (ndpa) frame, from the access point, to each of the plurality of stations, a resource unit channel quality feedback request for at least one resource unit within a first bandwidth; sending, a null data packet (ndp), from the access point to each of the plurality of stations to measure and provide a channel quality for the at least one resource unit within the first bandwidth sent to each of the plurality of stations; receiving, at the access point from at least one of the plurality of stations, a resource unit channel quality feedback response comprising an indication of the channel quality for the resource unit within the first bandwidth for the at least one of the plurality of stations; and/or either scheduling at the access point at least one allocated resource unit for the at least one of the plurality of stations to send a data transmission to the access point based on the feedback response or sending a request to the at least one of the plurality of stations to send channel information based on the feedback response.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199389

Methods and apparatus for determining device-to-device transmission patterns

Embodiments include methods, systems, and apparatuses for a first wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to perform device-to-device (d2d) communication directly with a second wtru is disclosed. The embodiments may include determining a base pattern length to use for the d2d communication based on at least a transmission configuration. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198672

Methods for ip mobility management

Methods, apparatus and systems may support distributed and dynamic mobility management features, including for nodes, functions and interfaces. A distributed gateway (d-gw), which may be a logical entity, may implement functionality of a pdn gateway (pgw) along with additional functionality that may support distributed mobility management (dmm). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/12/18 / #20180198592

Method and apparatus for monitoring and processing component carriers

A method and apparatus are described which perform bandwidth aggregation by simultaneously monitoring and processing a number of simultaneous, non-contiguous or contiguous component carriers in the downlink. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) can be configured by an evolved node-b (enodeb) to support additional component carriers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/05/18 / #20180192408

Method and apparatus for fast assistive transmission operation

A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) for receiving data over physical downlink shared channels from different cells, monitoring physical downlink control channels of a first cell for downlink control information associated with the wtru, and recovering data from the physical downlink control channel in response to the downlink control information.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184284

Utilizing a plurality of uplink carriers and a plurality of downlink carriers for multi-cell communications

A first message may be received on a first carrier and communication initiated using a second carrier based on the received first message. Communication may continue on the first carrier such that the first carrier and the second carrier have different radio network terminal identifiers (rntis) and the first and second carrier have discontinuous reception cycles with different times of discontinuous reception. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176293

Context-aware peer-to-peer communication

Methods and systems are disclosed for determining context information for one or more peers to be used in a peer discovery and/or peer association process(es) and/or to otherwise facilitate p2p proximity communications. For example, a method for determining peer context information may include receiving a context-aware identifier (caid). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176065

Searching for synchronization signals with a synchronization index

Methods and apparatus for initial cell search and selection using beamforming are described. An apparatus is configured with multiple receive beams and includes an antenna and a processor. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176000

Half duplex fdd wtru with single oscillator

Half duplex (hd) frequency division duplexing (fdd) in a wireless transmit-receive unit (wtru) using a single oscillator (so) for uplink (ul) and downlink (dl), which may contribute to reduced costs of implementation. Approaches to the resolution of scheduling issues which may result from increased switching time versus implementations using separate oscillators are discussed, including indication of so-hd-fdd capability, scheduling for collision avoidance, enhanced node-b (enb) receiver implementations, link adaptation for missed detected physical downlink control and shared channels, collision handling, dl measurement, and burst based transmissions.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167926

Method and apparatus for supporting sectorization coordination

A method and apparatus may be used to support coordinated and cooperative sectorized transmissions. Power control and clear channel assessment for sectorized transmissions may be used, along with sectorized beacon and associated procedures. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167850

Distributed mobility management technology in a network environment

Embodiments contemplate that the transfer of an internet protocol (ip) address from one (e.g. A first) gateway (gw) to another (e.g. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165914

Method and system for facilitating the transfer of game or virtual reality state information

A method and system for facilitating the transfer of game or virtual reality (vr) state information is disclosed herein. An event pattern detection engine may receive a periodic update of a game/vr state of a source game/vr client and detect a trigger for transfer of the game/vr state based on the periodic update. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160473

Method and apparatus for assisted/coordinated intra-home communications

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed that may provide assistance across networks using different radio access technologies. A centralized gateway (cgw) may be provided to facilitate the assistance via client devices in the networks. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159738

Method and apparatus for h(e)nb integrity verification and validation

An apparatus and method for providing home evolved node-b (h(e)nb) integrity verification and validation using autonomous validation and semi-autonomous validation is disclosed herein.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152841

System of multiple domains and domain ownership

Methods and instrumentalities are disclosed that enable one or more domains on one or more devices to be owned or controlled by one or more different local or remote owners, while providing a level of system-wide management of those domains. Each domain may have a different owner, and each owner may specify policies for operation of its domain and for operation of its domain in relation to the platform on which the domain resides, and other domains. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152268

Method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt spectrum

A method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt (le) spectrum. An aggregating cell operating in a frequency division duplex (fdd) licensed spectrum is aggregated with a le supplementary cell operating in a time sharing mode for uplink (ul) and downlink (dl) operations. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145801

Triggered transmission opportunity and multiple user ack procedures in wlan systems

Methods and systems for negotiating an ack policy between a sta and an ap operating in a lan are provided. Transmission of a modified ulr frame from a sta to an ap is provided. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139635

Methods and devices for sub-channelized transmission schemes in wlans

Device, systems, and/or techniques for using sub-channel signaling information between an access point and a first station are disclosed. An uplink trigger sent from the access point to the first station may be received. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132295

Fast initial link setup discovery frames

A method for fast initial link setup (fils) for use in a wireless station, is disclosed. The method includes receiving a fils discovery (fd) frame from an access point (ap). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132278

Methods, apparatus and systems for procedures for carrier sense multiple access and spatial reuse in sub-channelized wireless local area networks (wlans)

Methods, apparatuses and systems for using at least one sub-channel of a physical channel for uplink communication, the physical channel including a set of resources within first and second channel boundaries such that the physical channel includes a plurality of sub-channels, each sub-channel comprising a subset of the resources of the physical channel and having at least one sub-channel boundary which is not coincident with the first or the second channel boundaries, are provided. One representative apparatus includes a station (sta) including: a processor, and a transmit/receive unit configured to: transmit, via an uplink, control information including a sub-channel sig field indicating an identity of the sta, receive a trigger frame indicating one or more sub-channels available form among a plurality of sub-channels, determine which of the one or more sub-channels to acquire, and transmit data, via the uplink, using the one or more acquired sub-channels.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132215

Method, system and apparatus for downlink shared channel reception in cooperative multipoint transmissions

A method and apparatus may be used to enable reception of a downlink (dl) shared channel in a cooperative multipoint transmission (comp). The method and apparatus may determine whether comp is applied to a transmission. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131497

Method and apparatus of feedback signaling

A method and apparatus of feedback signaling using a high speed dedicated physical control channel (hs-dpcch) includes transmitting to a first cell a first uplink feedback signal that includes channel quality information (cqi) associated with the first cell a second uplink feedback signal that includes cqi information associated with a second cell is transmitted to the second cell.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124833

Random access in dynamic and shared spectrums

Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or rach procedure may be performed where the random access or rach procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124757

Communication methods and systems for multiple wireless transmit/receive units

A method, apparatus, and system for multiple wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) communicating with a base station are disclosed. A base station, such as an enb, may assign each wtru of a plurality of wtrus a portion of a transmission time interval (tti) and then send that assignment to each respective wtru in a control channel. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123769

Downlink control signaling

Techniques for efficient downlink control with a large number of carriers and/or ttis are described. Techniques for blind decoding reduction may include making the search space and/or aggregation level of candidates for a first pdcch/e-pdcch associated with the characteristics of a second received pdcch/e-pdcch. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121661

Smart card with domain-trust evaluation and domain policy management functions

Methods and instrumentalities are disclosed that enable one or more domains on one or more devices to be owned or controlled by one or more different local or remote owners, while providing a level of system-wide management of those domains. Each domain may have a different owner, and each owner may specify policies for operation of its domain and for operation of its domain in relation to the platform on which the domain resides, and other domains. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103488

Method and apparatus for sending uplink control information for multi-radio access technology operation

A method and apparatus for sending uplink control information by a multi-mode wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) capable of operating on multiple component carriers of a plurality of radio access technologies (rats) for multi-rat operation are disclosed. The wtru may generate uplink control information (uci) pertaining to a first rat and a second rat, wherein the uci may include a first plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgements (harq-acks) pertaining to a plurality of downlink (dl) transmissions of the first rat and a second plurality of harq-acks pertaining to a plurality of dl transmissions of the second rat. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103458

Systems and methods for lte operation in unlicensed bands

Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for determining one or more clear channel assessment occasions. Techniques include performing one or more clear channel assessment (cca) processes on a channel during the one or more cca occasions to determine whether the channel is available at the one or more cca occasion based on the one or more cca processes. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103418

Efficient signaling for machine type communication

Disclosed herein are embodiments for machine type communication (mtc). The techniques disclosed may reduce signaling by transmitting mtc data over control planes and avoiding a full cycle of connection procedures typically required for transmission. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103410

Method and apparatus for providing very high throughput operation and capability signaling for wireless communications

A method and apparatus are disclosed for enabling very high throughput (vht) communications. A wireless transmit and receive unit (wtru) may receive, from an access point (ap), a management frame comprising vht capabilities information. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098347

Method and apparatus for signaling the release of a persistent resource

A method and apparatus for signaling the release of a persistent resource in long term evolution (lte) are disclosed. An indication of the release of a downlink (dl) persistent resource is received by a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) from an evolved node-b (enb) via a physical downlink control channel (pdcch). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092147

Control plane method and apparatus for wireless local area network (wlan) integration in cellular systems

A method and apparatus for configuring a long term evolution (lte)-controlled wireless local area network (wlan) interface for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) are described. A method includes receiving lte radio resource configuration (rrc) signaling that provides parameters for the wtru to configure the lte-controlled wlan interface. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092116

Physical layer (phy) design for a low latency millimeter wave (mmw) backhaul system

A method and apparatus are disclosed for establishing a low latency millimeter wave (mmw) backhaul connection. A base station may receive a mmw relay schedule from an evolved node b (enb) within one long term evolution (lte) scheduling interval. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092108

Silent period method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum management

Described herein is a silent period method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum management. The methods include configuration and coordination of silent periods across an aggregated channel in a wireless communication system. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092017

Realizing mobile relays for device-to-device (d2d) communications

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a wtru to act as a mobile relay, the method comprising the wtru connecting to the network, the wtru receiving a message from the network indicating that the wtru is to act as a mobile relay for one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, the wtru discovering one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, and the wtru receiving a message from the out-of-coverage device that indicates that the out-of-coverage device has selected the wtru to act as a mobile relay.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091978

Universal integrated circuit card having a virtual subscriber identity module functionality

Universal integrated circuit card (uicc) having a virtual subscriber identity module functionality is disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) comprises a mobile equipment (me) configured to perform wireless communication and a uicc. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084580

Method and apparatus for supporting wideband and multiple bandwidth transmission protocols

Enhanced protocols and devices may be used to alleviate loss of spectrum efficiency in wideband transmission. The protocols may implement a wideband transmission opportunity (txop) truncation where one or more of the channels involved in communication over the wideband are released. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084566

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). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084551

Flexible bandwidth operation in wireless systems

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for downlink resource allocation associated with a shared frequency band. A wtru may receive resource allocation information associated with a component carrier and at least one carrier segment. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084463

Apparatus and methods for group wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) handover

Apparatus and methods of handing over a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) that belongs to a group of wtrus from an originating base station to a target base station are described. A method includes the wtru obtaining information regarding a group to which the wtru has been assigned and the wtru receiving at least one of handover reconfiguration information that is common to the group and handover reconfiguration information that is specific to the wtru. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077736

Method and apparatus for obtaining uplink timing alignment on a secondary cell

A method for uplink timing alignment by a wireless transmit/receive unit is provided. The method includes receiving a pdcch order on a pcell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077560

Method and apparatus for performing a selective ip traffic offload procedure

Methods and apparatus are described. A mobility management entity (mme) includes an interface and a processor. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076947

Methods, apparatuses, systems, devices, and computer program products directed to low latency bandwidth efficient communications with low duplex spacing

Methods, apparatuses, systems, devices, and computer program products directed to low latency, bandwidth efficient communications with low duplex spacing (lds) are provided. The lds communications are facilitated by partitioning a (e.g., single) channel to include dl and ul portions (or “bandwidth fragments”) with low duplex spacing between the dl and ul portions. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076924

Method and device of multi-subband based transmission for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) with reduced capability and coverage enhancement

Method, devices and systems of multi-subband based transmission are disclosed herein. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) includes monitoring a plurality of subbands for subbands that include an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch), wherein each subband of the plurality of subbands is made up of a subset of frequency resources in a system bandwidth, and determining whether each of the plurality of subbands is a channel state information (csi) downlink subband (csi-subband) for csi feedback based on whether an epdcch is included in a corresponding subband of the plurality of subbands. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075149

Methods, apparatus and systems for use with information-centric networking (icn)

Methods, apparatus and systems for matching at least one publisher of content to a subscriber of the content are disclosed. A representative method may include obtaining, by a first entity from the subscriber, a content identifier associated with requested content, the content identifier being established in accordance with a first namespace; obtaining, by the first entity from a second entity, constraint information that is established in accordance with a second namespace and associated with the at least one publisher of the requested content and the subscriber of the requested content; and matching the at least one publisher of the content to the subscriber of the content based on the obtained content identifier and the obtained constraint information.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070386

Method and apparatus for contention-based uplink data transmission

A method and apparatus for a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) to use a contention-based uplink communications channel, applies a rule-based restriction of access to the contention-based uplink channel that attempts to use at least one contention-free uplink channel allocation for uplink transmissions on a condition that at least one contention-free uplink channel allocation has been granted.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070227

Operation of control protocol data units in packet data convergence protocol

A method and apparatus reports packet data control protocol (pdcp) status and pdcp resets in a wireless communication, using control pdus that may have security protection applied by ciphering of the control pdus. Reliability of the pdcp status and reset messages may be assured by acknowledgement according to an acknowledged mode or to an unacknowledged mode.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069643

Emergency information in system information broadcast

A method and apparatus for handling emergency information for a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru). The wtru configured to receive scheduling information and receive a first transmission with a plurality of earthquake and tsunami warning system (etws) sub-system information blocks (sub-sibs) of a first part of a etws-sib based on the scheduling information, wherein the plurality of etws sub-sibs of the first part include segments of a secondary etws message. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063796

Clear channel assessment (cca) threshold adaptation method

Methods and apparatuses are described herein for determining a transmit power based on clear channel assessment (cca) thresholds. A station (sta) associated with a first basic service set (bss) may receive, from an access point (ap) associated with the first bss, a clear channel assessment (cca) value for a group of stas associated with a second bss. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063736

Methods and procedures for channel measurements and reporting mechanisms for long term evolution (lte) operation in an unlicensed band

A method and apparatus for channel measurements and reporting mechanisms for long term evolution (lte) operation in an unlicensed band in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) are disclosed herein. The method includes that the wtru may be in communication with a primary cell operating in a licensed band and a secondary cell operating in an unlicensed band. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054808

Uplink grant, downlink assignment and search space method and apparatus in carrier aggregation

Methods of mapping, indicating, encoding and transmitting uplink (ul) grants and downlink (dl) assignments for wireless communications for carrier aggregation are disclosed. Methods to encode and transmit dl assignments and ul grants and map and indicate the dl assignments to dl component carriers and ul grants to ul component carriers are described. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054250

Range extension in wireless local area networks

A method and apparatus for use in an ieee 802.11 root access point (ap) are provided. The method may comprise transmitting, from the root ap to the r-ap, an indication of a number of end-stas which the r-ap is allowed to associate with. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048498

Uplink operation for lte in an unlicensed band

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for uplink operation in lte unlicensed spectrum (lte-u). A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive licensed assisted access (laa) configuration information, e.g., for a first cell from a second cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048427

Method and system for wireless local area network (wlan) long symbol duration migration

A sta may perform packet detection to detect a packet and decode a legacy preamble of the detected packet including a legacy short training field (l-stf), a legacy long training field (l-ltf), and a legacy signal (l-sig) field. The sta may decode a high efficiency signal a (he-sig-a) field to obtain a first partial association identifier (paid) comprising group information. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/08/18 / #20180042004

Data and control multiplexing for uplink mimo with carrier aggregation and clustered-dft

A method and apparatus for signal processing in a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru), including generating a plurality of data bits and a plurality of control bits, mapping the data bits and control bits to one or more codewords, multiplexing the data bits and control bits, dividing the bits into layers, allocating control bits to each layer based on a channel quality of each codeword and a channel quality of each layer, and channel interleaving each layer for output to one or more antennas.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041998

Methods, systems and apparatus for defining and using phich resources for carrier aggregation

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to provide feedback to a user equipment (ue). A ue may transmit uplink data via a supplementary cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041991

Systems and/or methods for providing epdcch in a multiple carrier based and/or quasi-collated network

Epdcch may be provided. For example, a wtru may receive a configuration for monitoring an epdcch resource. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041939

Method and apparatus for radio resources management in multi-radio access technology wireless systems

Methods and apparatus for performing wireless communication in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) configured for multi-radio access technology (rat) operation are disclosed. A method includes the wtru wirelessly communicating information on a first operating frequency according to a first rat. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041917

Short packet optimization in wlan systems

Mechanisms may be used for aggregating acknowledgement (ack), block ack (ba) and/or short packets transmissions for multi-user (mu) wireless communication systems. Aggregation mechanisms may be used for uplink (ul) and/or downlink (dl) orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma), and/or ul/dl multiple-user multiple input multiple output (mu-mimo) transmissions, for example. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035395

Method and apparatus for radio link synchronization and power control in cell_fach and idle mode

A method and apparatus for radio link synchronization and power control in cell_fach state and idle mode are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) transmits a random access channel (rach) preamble and receives an acquisition indicator acknowledging the rach preamble via an acquisition indicator channel (aich) and an index to an enhanced dedicated channel (e-dch) resource. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035243

Method and apparatus for supporting machine-to-machine communications

A method and apparatus for distributed services and data in a machine-to-machine (m2m) communication network are disclosed. A network server, an m2m gateway, and m2m devices include an m2m service capability layer for supporting m2m service capabilities, respectively. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027479

Methods, apparatus and system for application specific congestion control for data communication (acdc)

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may include a transceiver and a processor. The wtru may receive broadcast information that may include at least one control parameter and/or an associated indication of access barring for each of the plurality service types. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027474

Method and apparatus for supporting communication via a relay device

A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (bsrs) are disclosed. A wireless device may transmit data to a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) group, which may include a wtru and further include its own respective at least one logical channel group. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020500

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 an independent scheduler. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014265

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014255

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014192

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013782

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007712

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 (plcp) protocol data unit (ppdu) (ndp mu mac ppdu) based on meeting an ndp condition. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007670

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007566

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007497

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 a prose application identifier (id); receiving, from a second wtru, a second discovery request message including the prose application id; in response to the second discovery request message, transmitting, to the second wtru, a discovery response message including a discovery filter, wherein the discovery filter includes a first prose application code; receiving, from the second wtru, a match report including a second prose application code and a metadata flag; and generating a match report acknowledgement message, wherein the match report acknowledgement message includes (1) a value of a validity timer and (2), based on the metadata flag, metadata information associated with the prose application id, if any.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007496

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/04/18 / #20180006791

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 for the transport blocks and determining a number of harq-ack feedback bits to use for the harq-ack feedback. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374709

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374611

Method and apparatus for 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 application programming interfaces (apis) to allow discovery to be provided as a service to d2d applications. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374579

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, that an amount of data from the first radio access technology should be offloaded to the second radio access technology; transmitting a first portion of the data to a base station using the first radio access technology; and transmitting a second portion of the data to a wireless local access network (wlan) access point (ap) using the second radio access technology, wherein the wlan ap is connected to the base station through an interface.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374034

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, and may set the mac and ip addresses and other protocol identifiers to random, opaque and non-persistent. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/21/17 / #20170367107

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/21/17 / #20170367000

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364685

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359734

Methods and apparatus for 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 information includes at least one set of physical random access control channel (prach) resources associated with each of the plurality of beam reference signals. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353931

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353857

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 authorizations by sending, to a regulator, a request for administrative information, and receiving, from the regulator, a policy and user authorization information for at least one user. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353507

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339656

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

11/23/17 / #20170339621

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337394

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332413

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332321

Method and apparatus for performing component carrier-specific reconfiguration

Methods and apparatus are described. A long term evolution (lte) base station includes a transmitter and a processor. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332272

Method and apparatus for 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 status of the wtru, a selected access point name (apn), an internet protocol (ip) flow class, a subscriber profile identity for the wtru, requested quality of service, or a proximity indication indicating proximity to a cell supporting multi-rat access mode. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332251

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331611

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). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331595

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 for processing ul transmissions. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331552

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/09/17 / #20170325284

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324733

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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311207

Method and apparatus for 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 update confirm message.. . ... 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. ... 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 channels based on a delay timer; receiving at the first sta, while the delay timer is not expired, a probe request from a second sta; and skipping the first probe request on the first channel of the plurality of channels based on information contained in the received probe request from the second sta.. ... 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, such as a mobile access gateway (mag) and/or a local multicast router for example, may be used to manage the routing of the multicast traffic to the mobile node. ... 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295005

Method and apparatus for 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) resource allocation within the reduced bandwidth, and sending a transmission over the ul resource allocation. ... 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 response to the second message that indicates a group to which the wtru is assigned. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294949

Method and apparatus for 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170290066

Method and apparatus for 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. ... 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 / #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 system performing carrier aggregation (ca) to reconfigure itself to change from a supplementary cell (suppcell) in one dynamic and shared spectrum channel to a suppcell in another dynamic and shared spectrum channel.. ... 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). ... 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 an internal identity. ... 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

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. ... 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 to the channel query. ... 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 antennas, the feedback for at least one of the plurality of downlink carriers over a first physical channel and feedback for another of the plurality of downlink carriers over a second physical channel.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277805

Methods and apparatus for 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 folder containing a remote cache and an remote cache index file. ... 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 communications using a carrier sense multiple access (csma) wireless medium. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc








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