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Recent patent applications related to Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc. Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Method and apparatus of resolving pci confusion for providing inbound mobility to closed subscriber group

Method and apparatus for providing inbound mobility to closed subscriber group (csg) and hybrid cells are described. A wireless communication device includes a receiver configured to receive, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), information indicating that a physical cell identity (pci) of a neighbor closed subscriber group (csg) cell corresponds to a predefined csg cell range, and a transmitter configured to transmit, to the wtru in response to receiving the information indicating that the pci of the neighbor csg cell corresponds to the predefined csg cell range, an indication to report system information of the neighbor csg cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Methods, systems and apparatus for managing and/or enforcing policies for managing internet protocol ("ip") traffic among multiple accesses of a network

Methods, systems and apparatus for managing and/or enforcing one or more policies for managing internet protocol (“ip”) traffic among multiple accesses of a network in accordance with a policy for managing bandwidth among the multiple accesses are disclosed. Among the methods, systems and apparatus is a method that may include obtaining performance metrics associated with the multiple accesses. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Interference mitigation in multi-provider wlan networks

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for improving the efficiency of resource usage while facilitating transmission by multiple providers in a wlan system. Information elements (les) may be used to coordinate among providers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Priority handling for prose communications

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for priority handling for prose communications. A relay wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may act as a relay between the network and the remote wtru. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for using non-access stratum procedures in a mobile station to access resources of component carriers belonging to different radio access technologies

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to perform a multi-radio access technology (rat) access (mra) operation. The apparatus may include a wtru non-access stratum (nas) entity to communicate with a first and second nas entity of a first and second core network (cn). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

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

Local offload and small cell architecture (sca)

Small cell enhancement for dual connectivity operation and/or the impact of such enhancement for the support of the example lipa/sipto architecture may be useful. The l-gw shown could be a collocated l-gw (e.g., with s-gw not shown) and/or a standalone l-gw with s-gw capabilities. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for adding csg identities to a white list in connected mode

A serving enodeb and a method thereof are provided. The serving enodeb includes a receiver configured to receive, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), a first measurement report including a physical layer cell identity (pci) of a target closed subscriber group (csg) cell detected by the wtru, a transmitter configured to, in response to the received first measurement report, to transmit a message to the wtru indicating that the wtru is to read system information (si) of the target csg cell, and a processor. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method and apparatus for managing group communications

A method and apparatus for managing group communications are disclosed. A base station may provide multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) data for transmission to groups of wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Component carrier activation/deactivation in multi-carrier systems

Methods and apparatus for addressing wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) behavior in response to configuration, configuration parameters and access issues related to the activation/deactivation process when the wtru may be configured with multiple serving cells or carrier aggregation.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Harq process utilization in multiple carrier wireless communications

Methods and apparatus utilize hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) transmissions and retransmissions that are usable on multiple carriers, i.e. Joint harq processes. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Channel selection for uplink access

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to transmit uplink information. The wtru may have information such as data or control information to transmit to a network. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Inverse telecine filter

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to performing inverse telecine transformation of an encoded video sequence to produce an accurate reconstruction of the original progressive video. A method of video filtering may comprise receiving a plurality of frames comprising a series of fields, wherein at least one field of the series of fields is a superfluous field, comparing each field to at least one temporally adjacent field (1002, 1004, 1006, 1008) to determine a pair of fields which are most similar to each other, wherein the pair of fields comprise the superfluous field, determining which of the pair of fields is least similar to a respective temporally adjacent field that is not the other of the pair of fields and designating that field the superfluous field, and reconstructing the plurality of frames without the determined superfluous field.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

Method of access and link adaptation for coverage enhanced wireless transmissions

Coverage enhancement of channels in a wireless communication system such as long term evolution (lte) and lte-advanced (lte-a). Coverage enhancement may include repetition of a channel in the time and/or frequency domain, power boosting of the channel, and reference signal improvement for better channel estimation accuracy. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345322

Method and apparatus for dynamic bandwidth provisioning in frequency division duplex systems

A method and apparatus are described that provides flexible spectrum usage by using a paired frequency division duplex (fdd) spectrum to enable dynamic access in television white space (tvws), sub-leased spectrum or unlicensed spectrum, (e.g., industrial, scientific and medical (ism) bands), in a femto cell environment or the like. Elastic fdd (e-fdd) enables femto cell operation in tvws, sub-leased spectrum and/or unlicensed spectrum, either simultaneously with licensed spectrum or as an alternate channel to licensed spectrum. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345303

Method and apparatus for allocating resources for an enhanced physical hybrid automatic repeat request indicator channel

A method and apparatus are described for allocating resources for an enhanced physical hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) channel (e-phich). A subset of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (e-pdcch) may be allocated for use by the e-phich. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345177

Non-access stratum architecture and protocol enhancements for long term evolution mobile units

A method and apparatus performs processing of the non-access stratus (nas) layer (layer 3) in long term evolution (lte) wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus), which allows the nas protocol layer to route layer 3 messages to the correct nas entity, and to encode new nas message types and information elements. A new architecture is presented that enables nas security. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338138

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

11/17/16 / #20160337090

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

11/10/16 / #20160330765

Distributed reservation contention access (drca) for wireless local area network (wlan) carrier sense multiple access (csma) stations

A method and apparatus are disclosed for enabling high-efficiency communication in wireless local area network (wlan) systems. A station (sta) may receive an uplink priority list (upl) from an access point (ap). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330763

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

11/10/16 / #20160330717

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

11/10/16 / #20160330694

Method and apparatus of signaling and procedure to support uplink power level determination

Method and apparatus are disclosed for determining a physical uplink power level for transmissions on a physical uplink channel. In one embodiment, a random access channel (rach) uplink message is transmitted. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330665

Method and apparatus for supporting dynamic and distributed mobility management

A method and apparatus are described for supporting dynamic and distributed mobility management (dmm). A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may attach to a first distributed gateway (d-gw), and configure a first internet protocol (ip) address based on a prefix locally provided by the first d-gw. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330664

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

11/10/16 / #20160330643

High frequency radio environmental mapping and system procedures

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method for radio environment, measurement (rem) scheduling, information extraction, storage and processing to generate terrain and object mapping/identification using higher frequency radio signals, directional transmission techniques and external database information. Described are wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) comprising a processor configured to, when the wtru is in an idle state, receive a common control channel from a millimeter wave base station (mb), decode a measurement schedule included in the common control channel, wherein the measurement schedule includes one or more slots during which sounding signals will be sent, and, determine a slot during which the wtru is available to measure a sounding signal, and, when the wtru is in a connected state, receive a dedicated control channel from a millimeter wave base station (mb), decode a measurement schedule and a receiver configuration included in the dedicated control channel, wherein the measurement schedule and the receiver configuration are specific to the wtru, and wherein the measurement schedule includes one or more slots during which sounding signals will be sent, and determine a slot during which the wtru is available to measure a sounding signal.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330011

Methods, apparatus and systems for interference management in a full duplex radio system

Methods, apparatus and systems for enabling interference avoidance, for example from self and neighboring interference are disclosed. In one representative method implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) using time-frequency (tf) resources in first and second directions, the method includes comprising tf resource muting or symbol muting, by the wtru, one or more tf resources for communication in the first direction based on information associated with a communication in the second direction or subframe shortening, by the wtru, by one or more tf resources for communication in the first direction based on information associated with a communication in the second direction.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323918

Method and apparatus for managing service continuity

Methods and apparatus are disclosed that determine whether service continuity is allowed in a target cell for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) connected to a source local gateway (lgw) via a local internet protocol access (lipa) packet data network (pdn) connection. The existence of a connection between the source lgw and a target lgw is also determined. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323913

Base station assistance for random access performance improvement

Methods and apparatus are described herein. According to a method, a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) acquires a first random access configuration and a second random access configuration. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323802

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

11/03/16 / #20160323248

Methods, apparatus, systems and mechanisms for secure attribute based friend find and proximity discovery

Methods, apparatus and system for managing a group of users operating on one or more networks are disclosed. One method includes determining whether a second user is a user of interest; and forming the group of users based on at least the determination. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309426

Uplink power headroom reporting for carrier aggregation

A method for reporting power headroom is disclosed. Power headroom may be reported across all carriers (wideband), for a specific carrier, or for a carrier group. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309394

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

10/20/16 / #20160309380

Timing and cell specific system information handling for handover in evolved utra

A method and apparatus for reducing handover time includes a wireless transmit receive unit receiving cell specific information in a downlink signal. The downlink signal is one of a set of signals included in a handover process.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309379

Layered connectivity in wireless systems

Techniques and devices are disclosed for efficient offloading and/or aggregation of resources by providing different levels of connection management in a network. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may support additional ecm and/or rrc states (e.g. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306975

Method and apparatus for providing security to devices

Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for generating verification data that may be used for validation of a wireless transmit-receive unit (wtru). The verification data may be generated using a tree structure having protected registers, represented as root nodes, and component measurements, represented as leaf nodes. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306895

Web application acceleration with personalized cache or prerendering

Systems and methods are provided for predicting user browsing behavior and developing a personalized pre-fetching strategy. In some embodiments, a user equipment entity identifies web pages that are linked from a page being visited by a user, and, based on a user model, determines pre-fetch weights for the linked pages. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302189

Uplink control information transmission methods for carrier aggregation

A method and apparatus for transmitting uplink control information (uci) for long term evolution-advanced (lte-a) using carrier aggregation is disclosed. Methods for uci transmission in the uplink control channel, uplink shared channel or uplink data channel are disclosed. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302154

Behavior for wireless transmit/receive unit and mac control elements for lte drx operations

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) stops discontinuous reception (drx) timers that are running and that are related to uplink and/or downlink transmissions during a drx time period. The wtru stops the drx timers in response to receiving a medium access control (mac) control element signal from an enode-b.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301731

Systems and methods for conducting reverse auctions to improve qoe of networked applications

Systems and methods are disclosed for conducting reverse auctions to improve the quality of experience (qoe) of networked applications, such as multi-player networked games. From among plurality of participants in a networked application, a participant with a low quality of experience is identified. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301459

Method and apparatus for supporting management actions for very high throughput in wireless communications

A method and apparatus may be used in very high throughput (vht) wireless local area network (wlan) management actions. Management action frames such as vht action frames may be used to implement vht features in wlans. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301454

Open loop spatial processing

Methods and apparatus for multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) transmissions are disclosed. A base station may precode wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru)-specific reference signals and data that are transmitted to a wtru using a randomly selected precoder. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296840

Quality of experience optimization using policy-based decision engines

Systems and methods are described for managing the configuration of a networked application, such as a networked multi-player game. An optimization server determines a configuration of a networked application, such as information on a mapping between users and application servers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295610

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

10/06/16 / #20160295530

Power control for closed loop transmit diversity and mimo in uplink

A method for dynamically controlling the transmit power of transmission streams transmitted via multiple antennas is disclosed. A transmit power level for multiple streams is determined based on a first reference channel. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295504

System enhancements for using extended drx

Methods and apparatus may be used for selecting power saving mechanisms in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru). For example, a wtru may support at least power saving mode (psm) and/or extended discontinuous reception (edrx) mode. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295347

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 a discovery request message including a prose application identifier; determining whether or not the prose function can retrieve a valid prose application code corresponding to the prose application identifier; and transmitting a reject-type discovery response message conditioned on the determining that a valid prose application code is not available to the prose function.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294941

Methods and systems for integration of peer-to-peer (p2p) networks with content delivery networks (cdns)

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for integrating peer-to-peer (p2p) networks with content delivery networks (cdns). In an embodiment, a method for use in a network storage control peer (nscp) supporting p2p operation includes receiving swarm stats from a tracker; determining, based on the received swarm stats, a p2p rarity associated with a content piece; and responsive to the determined p2p rarity, transmitting an upload request message to an ingestion gateway, wherein the upload request message indicates that the content piece is to be uploaded to a cdn.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294459

Managing control signaling overhead for multi-carrier hsdpa

Systems and methods for managing control signaling overhead for a multi-carrier hsdpa (mc-hsdpa) may be disclosed. In particular, a plurality of downlink carriers may be received and bundled or paired. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286469

Wi-fi contention reduction

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for reducing contention in a wireless network. An ieee 802.11 station (sta) may send a request frame to an ieee 802.11 access point (ap). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286455

Method and apparatus for performing component carrier-specific reconfiguration

Methods and apparatus are described. A method, implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), includes receiving a single radio resource control (rrc) connection reconfiguration request. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286451

Coordinated packet data network change for selected internet protocol traffic offload

Coordinated p-gw change for sipto may be provided. A wtru may send and/or receive one or more flows via a first pdn connection and via a first p-gw. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285716

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

09/22/16 / #20160278096

System and methods for handling priority services congestion

Techniques for congestion management in a communication network are contemplated. For example, a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) may include a radio resource control (rrc) layer and a non-access stratum (nas) layer. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/22/16 / #20160278057

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

09/22/16 / #20160278026

Determining power headroom in a wireless network

Methods and apparatus for power control are described. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data to support multiple component carriers (ccs) for which transmission may be accomplished with one or more wtru power amplifiers (pas). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277921

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

09/15/16 / #20160270140

Reconfiguration and handover procedures for fuzzy cells

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) for providing dual connectivity. The wtru may receive a reconfiguration message from a source enode-b that may identify a resource. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/15/16 / #20160270117

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

09/15/16 / #20160270090

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

09/08/16 / #20160262025

Television band (tvbd) channel quieting across diverse radio access technologies

Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for the communication of wireless data using diverse radio access technologies (rats) in television band (tvbd) frequencies. An architecture for communicating wireless data in tvbd frequencies may include one or more network nodes that perform functions related to the coordination of channel quieting across multiple diverse rats. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262024

Method and procedure for communication between databases or spectrum management functions

Methods and apparatuses are described herein for providing a victim database discovery procedure. The victim database discovery procedure may be guided by an initial list of potential victim databases that may be defined by physical properties such as the geographic or regional relationships of the areas that may be protected by each database. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259977

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

09/01/16 / #20160255656

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

A method for use in an ieee 802.11 station (sta) for receiving data from an ieee 802.11 access point (ap) via a coordinated orthogonal block resource allocation (cobra) is described. The sta may receive a cobra schedule from the ap and transmit an acknowledgement (ack) to the ap in the cobra txop. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255636

Machine to machine (m2m) frame within a frame

A method for use in a wireless communications system includes transmitting m2m signals in an allocated narrow portion of bandwidth in a wideband structure. The allocated portion of the bandwidth may be allocated to narrow band m2m (nb-m2m) devices using a low complexity narrowband technology to access a frame structure within an existing wideband deployment.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255590

Method and apparatus for data-splitting transmission from multiple sites

Methods and apparatus for changing cell range coverage are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may include circuitry configured to transmit subframes of radio frames using a physical uplink shared channel (pusch), where the subframes are divided into first and second sets. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255544

Method and apparatus for efficient signaling and usage of resources for wireless communications supporting circuit switched and packet switched sessions

Method and apparatus efficiently signal and use resources for wireless communications supporting circuit switched (cs) and packet switched sessions (ps). Signaling and interaction between the wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), and various network entities, such as the mobility management entity (mme), the visitor location register (vlr), and base stations (bs), are used to implement circuit switched fall back (csfb) in a ps system.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255535

Enabling information centric networks specialization

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for defining a network specialization mechanism that enables a better alignment between end users' usage profiles and their access networks. Conteni specialization of networks may be implemented as a preference o a particular scn or network in terms of content. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255125

Method and apparatus for enabling multimedia synchronization

Methods and apparatus are described for synchronizing a media presentation on a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus). A media session may be synchronized by a first wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) creating a networked bookmark for a media program at a bookmark-created time; the first wtru presenting the media program at a bookmark-presentation time, wherein the first wtru includes in the networked bookmark a suggested presentation offset that indicates an offset in time from the bookmark-created time to the bookmark-presentation time; and the first wtru transmitting the networked bookmark, including the suggested presentation offset, to an internet protocol (ip) multimedia subsystem (ims) network for use by a second wtru in replicating, at the second wtru, the presentation of the media program at the first wtru.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249384

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

08/25/16 / #20160249333

Control signaling in lte carrier aggregation

Methods and devices may be provided for aggregating component carriers in the licensed spectrum with at least one component carriers in the licensed exempt spectrum. Control information may be processed in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) while receiving and sending information on a primary component carrier (pcc) and a supplementary component carrier (suppcc). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249288

Bandwidth management (bwm) operation with opportunistic networks

A bandwidth management (bwm) controller may provide the capability to combine a lower speed, wide area network (wan) that may have connectivity with an opportunistic network (onw) that may have intermittent connectivity. This may be done, for example, to generate a multi-connection service that may provide connectivity that may take advantage of occasional high-speed onw connection events.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/18/16 / #20160242086

Method and apparatus for inter-device transfer (handoff) between ims and generic ip clients

A method of inter-user equipment (ue) transfer (iut) for use in an internet protocol (ip) multimedia subsystem (ims) capable wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), the method comprising: receiving, at the ims capable wtru, an iut session transfer command from a non-ims capable wtru via non-ims signaling; translating, at the ims capable wtru, the iut session transfer command to an ims based message; and transmitting, from the ims capable wtru, the translated ims based message to a service centralization and continuity application server (scc as).. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/18/16 / #20160242048

Device-to-device (d2d) link adaptation

Channel quality may be measured in a device-to-device (d2d) communication network. The d2d communication network may include one or more d2d wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus), wherein the d2d wtrus may communicate using a d2d bandwidth. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/18/16 / #20160242031

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

08/18/16 / #20160241376

Method and apparatus for monitoring and processing

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

08/18/16 / #20160241325

Method and apparatus for cross link establishment

A method and apparatus for cross link (xl) establishment and maintenance are disclosed in which the xl enables direct communication between the lte wtru and the another lte wtru. In the method and apparatus, a xl between a long term evolution (lte) terminal wireless transmit/receive unit (t-wtru) and an lte helper wtru (h-wtru) is established and maintained. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241314

Method and system for millimeter wave hotspot (mmh) backhaul and physical (phy) layer transmissions

A method and apparatus are disclosed for communication in a millimeter wave hotspot (mmh) backhaul system which uses mesh nodes. A mmh mesh node may receive a control signal which includes a total number of available control slots. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234850

Service-based approach to channel selection and network configuration for television white space networks

A method for managing channel selection in a dynamic spectrum management network includes receiving a spectrum allocation request; based on the source of the spectrum allocation request, checking for available channels; based on the source of the spectrum allocation request, collecting sensing and usage data for the available channels; providing the channel usage data to an entity that transmitted the spectrum allocation request.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234732

Method and apparatus for performing serving high speed downlink shared channel cell change

A method and an apparatus for serving high speed downlink shared channel (hs-dsch) cell change are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) receives pre-configured serving cell information for a target cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227569

Multi-user parallel channel access in wlan systems

Method and apparatuses may provide multi-user parallel channel access (mu-pca). For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) is provided that belongs to a mu-pca group of a plurality of wtrus that are configured to simultaneously communicate via a plurality of channels managed by an access point (ap). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227489

Clear channel assessment (cca) threshold adaptation method

Methods and apparatuses are described herein for adapting clear channel assessment (cca) thresholds with or without transmit power control (tpc) are disclosed. An ieee 802.11 station (sta) may dynamically calculate a sta specific transmit power control (tpc) value and a sta specific clear channel assessment (cca) value based on a target tpc parameter and a target cca parameter. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227471

Connectivity augmented services architecture, discovery and connection

Methods, systems, and instrumentalities are described to obtain application-based connectivity. A wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) may, in response to a request to access a connectivity-sponsored application, establish a control connection over a first access network for contacting an application connectivity coordinator. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227385

Group communication service enabler (gcse) group management

A communication method implemented on a 3rd generation partnership project (3gpp) communication network includes providing an attachment between a group member of a communication group and a group application server, detecting a detachment between the group member and the group application server, and reestablishing the attachment by the 3gpp communication network. A mobility management entity (mme) may provide the attachment. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226710

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

An abstract 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

07/28/16 / #20160219568

Method and apparatus for transmitting pilot on multiple antennas

A method and an apparatus for transmitting pilots on multiple antennas are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may transmit a primary dedicated physical control channel (dpcch) and at least one secondary dpcch via multiple antennas using different channelization codes. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/28/16 / #20160219332

Verification of ad impressions in user-adaptive multimedia delivery framework

Embodiments contemplate detection, estimation, and/or adaptation to user presence, proximity and/or ambient lighting conditions. Embodiments also contemplate user proximity estimation based on input from sensors in mobile devices. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212695

Methods, apparatus and systems for wireless network selection

Methods, apparatus and systems for managing an exposure of a network to a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) are disclosed. One representative method includes receiving, by an access point (ap) of the network, information associated with the wtru; and selectively exposing, by the ap, the network.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212653

Methods for application specific access control

A method implemented on a ue includes determining an application class of an application, and permitting or barring access by the application to a communication network according to a comparison of the determined application with a rule to provide application class based access control. The application is classified into the determined application class. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205638

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

07/14/16 / #20160205580

Method and apparatus for integrating different radio access technologies using carrier aggregation

Methods and apparatuses are described. A method of configuring a radio resource control (rrc)_connected wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) for wireless local area network (wlan) cell measurement includes receiving, by the wtru, an rrc connectionreconfiguration message. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198447

Authorizing iut replication and distinguishing requests for replication from transfers

A method comprising: a service centralized and continuity application server (scc as) receiving, from a first wtru, a collaborative session request to replicate a media flow to a second wtru; the scc as authorizing the request; the scc as allocating a media resource at a media resource function (mrf) for the media flow; the scc as establishing a second-wtru access leg; the scc as updating a first-wtru access leg for the first wtru; and the scc as updating a remote leg to communicate the replicated media flow to the mrf, wherein, unless the remote party rejects the replication of the media flow, the media flow then flows from the remote party to the mrf, from the mrf to the first wtru, and from the mrf to the second wtru.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198368

Method and apparatus for accessing a random access channel by selectively using dedicated or contention based preambles during handover

A method and apparatus for accessing a random access channel (rach) during handover are disclosed. A handover procedure is initiated and a maximum handover interruption timer is activated. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198350

Multi-band methods for interference limited wireless local area network systems

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for communicating in a multi-band cluster. A multi-band member access point (mmap) may be capable of communicating with a multi-band control access point (mcap) using a first frequency band, and capable of communicating with associated stations (stas) using a second frequency band. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197831

Method and apparatus for name resolution in software defined networking

This disclosure relates enhancements to a sdn system including the controller, southbound interface, and openflow devices, to enable hash-routing, and describes sdn applications making use of this feature. More specifically, the application relates to software defined networking (e.g., openflow) enhancements to facilitate the deployment and usage of distributed hash tables, for example as part of information centric networking (icn).. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197754

Reference signal configuration for extension carriers and carrier segments

Reference signals configured for use with extension carriers and/or carrier segments are described. Reference signals for extension carriers and/or carrier segments may include demodulation reference signals (e.g., user equipment-specific reference signals), cell-specific reference signals, and channel-state information reference signals. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/16/16 / #20160174290

Method and apparatus for simultaneously receiving on two carriers and performing discontinuous transmission and reception in dual cell high speed downlink packet access

A method and an apparatus for simultaneously receiving on two carriers and performing discontinuous transmission (dtx) and discontinuous reception (drx) in dual cell high speed downlink packet access (dc-hsdpa) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) receives a message for activating drx for at least one of an anchor carrier and a supplementary carrier and applies the same drx pattern to the anchor carrier and the supplementary carrier upon reception of the message. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/16/16 / #20160174206

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

06/16/16 / #20160174150

Managing power consumption in base stations and remote access points

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) in communication with a wireless network that may include a base station (or base node) and a cell that may be in a dormant mode is contemplated. The wtru may determine that the wtru may be within a vicinity of the cell and may generate a report that includes one or more measurements related to a location of the wtru. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165630

Methods and procedures for scheduling to sector-edge and non-sector-edge station groups

Methods and apparatus are presented for wifi sectorization and beamforming. In one embodiment, an access point (ap) may send a request to send (rts) to a first station (sta), receive a sectorized coordinated beam (cb/s)-clear to send (cts) from the first sta, and receive a cbs-cts from a second sta. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165621

Method and apparatus for a multi-radio access technology layer for splitting downlink-uplink over different radio access technologies

A multi radio access technology layer (mrl) is a convergence layer solution, located between the protocol layers and the technology-dependent mac layers. The mrl layer is technology independent and uses the information received from the underlying technologies to select the most appropriate uplink and downlink technologies to match the respective service requirements.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165596

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

06/09/16 / #20160165595

Method and apparatus for reporting feedback information for multi-carrier operation

Method and apparatus for reporting feedback information for multi-carrier operation are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) is configured with multiple carriers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165476

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157279

Fast initial link setup discovery frames

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

05/26/16 / #20160150573

Method and apparatus for optimizing uplink random access channel transmission

Method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing random access channel (rach) transmissions from wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) for multiple transmissions. A wtru may initiate uplink transmission for a random access procedure using a configured time resource such that the uplink resources may be time shared by a plurality of wtrus. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150571

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

05/26/16 / #20160150448

Software defined networking distributed and dynamic mobility management

A method and apparatus are described for supporting advanced distributed and dynamic mobility management (dmm) features with multiple flows anchored at different gateways. A software defined networking (sdn) controller may support the attachment of a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to a network. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150416

Coexistence management service for spectrum sharing

Systems and methods are provided for coexistence management service for licensed and unlicensed spectrum sharing. A coexistence system may include a coexistence manager (cm) that may provide resource allocation services for a coexistence enabler (ce). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142915

Enhancements to enable fast security setup

Wtrus, arss, aps, wlg/aaa proxies, networks, and methods thereon are disclosed for fast security setup on a multi-rat wtru. Methods of sharing security associations between rats on a multi-rat wtru are disclosed. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142898

Discovery signal generation and reception

Physical layer processing and procedures for device-to-device (d2d) discovery signal generation and transmission and scheduling of d2d discovery signals are described. Detection and measurement of a d2d discovery signal, d2d signal identity management, and monitoring by a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) of pdcch for d2d discovery scheduling is described, as is a wtru that may be configured with a d2d-specific transmission/reception opportunity pattern. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/12/16 / #20160135199

Wifi channel selection and subchannel selective transmissions

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement data transmission, comprising: receiving a first signal from an access point (ap) indicating that a primary channel is associated with a first frequency band associated with a first period of time; determining by an ieee 802.11 station (sta) that a channel condition associated with a secondary channel is better than a channel condition associated with the primary channel; reserving the primary channel associated with the first frequency, wherein the reserving of the primary channel comprises occupying or reserving the primary channel during the first period of time; and sending data over the secondary channel while the primary channel is occupied or reserved.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134437

Demodulation reference signal based channel state information feedback in ofdm-mimo systems

A method and apparatus for using demodulation reference signal (dm-rs) based channel state information (csi) feedback in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing-multiple-input multiple-output (ofdm-mimo) systems is disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may include: a receiver configured to receive broadcast information from an enodeb, wherein the broadcast information is received by a plurality of wtrus; and a processor configured to derive, from the received broadcast information, physical resource blocks having demodulation reference signals (dm-rs) and precoding information of the dm-rs; the receiver and the processor further configured to derive a channel estimation using the dm-rs received in the physical resource blocks, wherein the plurality of wtrus derive a channel estimation using the dm-rs received in the physical resource blocks.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127089

Systems and/or methods for managing or improving interference between cells

Systems and methods for managing and/or improving interference in cells may be provided. For example, in embodiments, a partial-band almost blank subframe (pb-abs) subframe and/or a spatial almost blank subframe (sabs) may be provided and/or used for coordinating communication with in networks with smaller and larger cells (e.g. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119912

Method and apparatus for carrier assignment, configuration and switching for multicarrier wireless communications

As part of carrier assignment and configuration for multicarrier wireless communications, a single uplink (ul) primary carrier may provide control information for multiple concurrent downlink (dl) carriers. Optionally, control information for each dl carrier may be transmitted over paired ul carriers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119899

Coordination of silent periods for dynamic spectrum manager (dsm)

A method for use in a dynamic spectrum manager (dsm) for coordinating asynchronous silent periods in a network, the method comprising detecting a primary user in the network, transmitting a silent period start control message to one or more cognitive radio (cr) nodes in the network, wherein the message indicates the start and duration of a silent period and initiates spectrum sensing, receiving a measurement report control message from the one or more cr nodes in the network indicating results of spectrum sensing, and transmitting a message to the one or more cr nodes, wherein the message instructs the one or more cr nodes to move to a different frequency based on the spectrum sensing results.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119808

Performing measurements in wireless communications using multiple carriers

Methods and systems to configure and/or reconfigure measurement configuration in wireless communications with one or more cells are disclosed. Measurement configuration reporting may be reconfigured based on events associated with the one or more serving cells and/or one or more serving component carriers, among others. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100414

Superposed signaling for bandwidth efficiency

Systems, methods and instrumentalities are disclosed for superposed signaling for bandwidth efficiency in wireless communications. Homogeneous and heterogeneous signals may be superposed on the same channel. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100339

Providing circuit switched operation in a wireless network

In an evolved umts terrestrial radio access network (e-utran), paging may be performed using an international mobile subscriber identity (imsi) or s-temporary mobile subscriber identity (s-tmsi). With the paging, a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may send an extended service request message to the e-utran and perform circuit switched (cs) fallback.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100305

Methods for restricted direct discovery

Techniques may be used for restricted direct discovery in proximity services (prose). A prose function may receive from a discovery wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) a restricted prose application identity (id) of an application located at the discoverer wtru requesting prose discovery. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097835

Reference signals for positioning measurements

Methods and apparatus for supporting reference signals for positioning measurements are disclosed. Methods include subframe configuration, subframe structures, measurement opportunities using a set of downlink subframes which are not all consecutive, handling of subframes containing reference signals and system signals such as synchronization signals, paging occasions and multicast broadcast multimedia service (mbms), and related control signaling between a long term evolution (lte) network and a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094663

Methods, systems and apparatuses for application service layer (asl) inter-networking

Systems and/or methods for providing internetworking among application services layers (asls) of different network technologies may be provided. For example, a tunnel anchor point (tap) may be established. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087957

Multi-factor authentication to achieve required authentication assurance level

As users gain access to different services, the grade of the services may vary, for example, from low value services to high value services. A low value may indicate that a low strength of authentication is required, while a high value may indicate that a high strength of authentication is required to access the service. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087932

Methods, apparatus and systems for traffic identification

Embodiments for enabling traffic content identification by a wireless transmit/receive unit are provided. The wtru may store interface binding entries in a database associating links in a web page to various traffic content types, such as video, audio, and text. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087820

Joint precoding and multivariate backhaul compression for the downlink of cloud radio access networks

Signals transmitted on the backhaul links of a cloud radio access network may be compressed using joint compression encoding. Joint compression encoding may be performed using a successive estimation-compression architecture. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087696

Method and apparatus for closed loop transmit diversity transmission initial access

Uplink precoding in closed loop transmit diversity (cltd). The methods and apparatus relate to precoder operations during an initial stage using default precoder tap weights, and a second stage wherein precoder weights obtained from a precoder control indicator channel information are used, provided the signal quality of the precoder control indicator channel is sufficiently reliable. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160081136

Discontinuous reception (drx) using longer drx intervals

Wireless transmit receive units (wtrus) and methods implemented in wtrus are described. A method includes transmitting idle mode discontinuous reception (drx) parameters to a serving general packet radio service (gprs) support node (sgsn)/mobile management entity (mme) during one of a tracking area update (tau) and a routing area update (rau) procedure and implementing the drx mode of operation using the transmitted drx parameters. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160081130

Method and apparatus for accelerated link setup

A methods and apparatus may be used for accelerated link setup. A method may include a station (sta) acquiring information about an access point of an institute of electrical and electronics engineers (ieee) 802.11 network in advance through a previously connected ieee 802.11 interface and/or an interface other than the ieee 802.11 network. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160081034

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080993

Multi-cell wtrus configured to perform mobility procedures and methods

Dual-cell or multi-cell wireless transmit receive units (wtrus) configured to implement mobility procedures are described. The wtru configurations implement methods to optimize and allow mobility for the procedures of cell search and cell reselection, measurement reporting and inter-frequency handovers, compressed mode measurements, and soft handovers.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080986

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

03/17/16 / #20160080963

Methods, systems and apparatuses for network assisted interference cancellation and suppression in long-term evolution (lte) systems

A method implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) includes receiving a demodulation interference measurement (dm-im) resource, determining an interference measurement based on the dm-im resource, and demodulating a received signal based on the interference measurement. An interference is suppressed based on the interference measurement. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080132

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

03/17/16 / #20160080131

Scheduling of retuning gaps for occurring after harq feedback transmission

A method and apparatus for operation by a wireless transmit/receive unit is disclosed for detecting a retuning triggering event, wherein the retuning triggering event is an activation of at least one secondary serving cell, determining a period of time when a retuning gap occurs, on a condition that the retuning triggering event is detected, wherein the retuning gap is a time period in which the wtru may retune a radio frequency front end to accommodate the activation of the at least one secondary serving cell, transmitting hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) acknowledgement feedback after detecting the retuning triggering event, and performing radio frequency front end retuning during the retuning gap, after transmitting the harq acknowledgement feedback.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080055

Method and apparatus for multilayer transmission and hybrid relaying with multiple out-of-band relays

A method and apparatus for hybrid multi-layer transmission includes receiving a multi-layer signal from a source device, wherein the multi-layer signal includes a plurality of sublayers. A quantity of the plurality of sublayers is decoded and partial information relating to the decoded sublayers is transmitted to a destination device.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073429

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. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073262

Identity management on a wireless device

A wireless device may perform a local authentication to reduce the traffic on a network. The local authentication may be performed using a local web server and/or a local openid provider (op) associated with the wireless device. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066364

Methods, apparatus and systems for performing multi-radio access technology carrier aggregation

A method of managing carrier aggregation for a multi-radio access technology (rat) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (wtru) is disclosed. The method may include: receiving, by the wrtu over a primary channel associated with a rat of a first type, provisioning information for provisioning a supplementary channel associated with a rat of a second type; establishing the supplementary channel associated with the rat of the second type based on the received provisioning information; and wirelessly exchanging, by the wrtu, first data associated with a communication over the primary channel via the rat of the first type, while wireless exchanging second data associated with the communication over the supplementary channel via the rat of the second type.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066255

Cell detection, identification, and measurements for small cell deployments

Cell detection information, such as cell identity, frequency, dormant/active mode, etc. May be determined. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066198

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

03/03/16 / #20160065564

Registration and credential roll-out for accessing a subscripton-based service

A user may access a subscription-based service via a system comprising one or more devices with one or more separate domains where each domain may be owned or controlled by one or more different local or remote owners. Each domain may have a different owner, and a remote owner offering a subscription-based service may have taken ownership of a domain, which may be referred to as a remote owner domain. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065403

Method and apparatus for accommodating higher order modulation in wireless communication

A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) are directed to receiving an active set update message indicating that a mode of operation allowing a certain modulation scheme is enabled or disabled and performing at least one of: performing a mac reset procedure, updating a set of reference enhanced transport format combination indicators (e-tfcis) and associated power offsets, determining actions related to e-dpcch boosting, modifying information related to an enhanced dedicated channel (e-dch), and modifying an index that indicates an e-dch transport block size table. The update message includes at least one modified information element (ie).. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065362

Securing peer-to-peer and group communications

Systems, methods and apparatus embodiments are described herein for leveraging security associations to enhance security of proximity services. Existing security associations are leveraged to create security associations that are used by proximity services. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057489

Power aware adaptation for video streaming

Power aware adaptation for a power aware video streaming system may be based on the complexity information conveyed in different ways. A complexity level of a data stream, such as a video data stream, may be selected as a function of a remaining battery-power of a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) and on a state set of a plurality of state sets that may be stored and/or managed by the wtru. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056944

Method and apparatus for utilizing a plurality of uplink carriers and a plurality of downlink carriers

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may communicate on a primary cell and a secondary cell. A transceiver of the wtru may receive a medium access control (mac) message indicating activation or deactivation of the secondary cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050705

Data transfer between wireless devices

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may detect another wtru over bluetooth. The wtru may send to the another wtru a message to transfer selected media. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050610

Cell selection and reselection for closed subscriber group cells

A method for cell selection including a closed subscriber group (csg) cell is described, the method including receiving priority information or reselection information, storing the information at a wireless transmit/receive unit, and applying the priority information for cell selection.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050543

Method for multicast mobility

A method for supporting proxy mobile internet protocol (pmip) in a local mobility anchor (lma) is described. The method includes receiving a request for multicast information corresponding to a request for multicast services from at least one of a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) which require multicast services associated with a multicast group. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050241

Multi-hypothesis rate adaptation for http streaming

A multi-hypothesis rate adaptation technique may be performed for one or more wireless multimedia streaming scenarios. Managing a multi-media streaming session may involve sending, by a client, a request for a first portion of content to a server. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050234

Seamless authentication across multiple entities

A user may be authenticated by an identity provider (idp) and an authentication agent (aa), producing a result. Proof of the authentication, such as a ticket for example, may be provided to the sp. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044729

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

Embodiments include methods and apparatuses for the design, construction and selection of base patterns and associated control signaling for direct device-to-device (d2d) communication, independent of a network. An embodiment includes the selection and transmission, by a wireless transmit and receive unit (wtru), of base patterns in a scheduling period when the number of medium access control (mac) protocol data units (pdus) is larger than the number of mac pdus that a family of pre-determined base patterns can support. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044711

Multi-band operation for wireless lan systems

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement transmission scheduling. A multiband device may send a request via a first frequency band. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044621

Method and apparatus for context-aware synchronization for peer-to-peer communication

Apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods are disclosed for context aware synchronization for peer-to-peer communication. A method may include extracting from a super beacon synchronization information. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044602

Method for controlling transmit power of a mobile station

Method and apparatus for controlling a transmit power of a mobile station are disclosed. Mobile stations in direct communication on a cross link (xl) receive control parameters from a base station. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044567

Methods for 3gpp wlan interworking for improved wlan usage through offload

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for bearer management in a wireless network using virtual bearers. Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are also disclosed for managing conflicts between an enb decision to offload a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to a wlan and an andsf policy. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044441

Machine type communication preregistration

A method and apparatus for machine type communication (mtc) preregistration are provided. The methods provide single or periodic preregistrations and may be machine to machine (m2m) application function (af) or device (mtc user equipment based). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044440

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

02/11/16 / #20160043849

Epdcch common search space design for one or more carrier types

Embodiments contemplate enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). A user equipment (ue) or a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive a first type (e.g., type 1) epdcch common search space (css) subframe for example is a subset of subframes. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043783

Methods and procedures for non-linear precoding based multiuser multiple input multiple output

A station is used to implement non-linear coding based multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (mu-mimo). The station includes a processor that may be configured to perform a number of actions. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037432

Enhanced common logical-a protocol for reconfigurable systems

A network has a central entity connected to a plurality of capillary networks and external networks. Information regarding the capillary networks and the external networks may be fused in the central entity to provide assistance services and network control to one or more of the capillary networks. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037334

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

01/28/16 / #20160029413

Mac reset and reconfiguration

A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a medium access control (mac) entity in a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru). The method and apparatus includes the wtru transmitting a mac reconfiguration request, the wtru receiving a mac reconfiguration command including updated mac parameter values and the wtru reconfiguring a mac entity based on the updated mac parameter values in the mac reconfiguration command.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029403

Apparatus and methods for scheduling resources in mesh networks

Methods and apparatuses are described herein that facilitate mesh network communication by a millimeter wave base stations (mbs) or wtrus as nodes of a directional mesh network with other nodes of the directional mesh network. The mb or wtru may include a directional antenna configured to transmit and receive signals in specific directions during the mesh network communication to define a directional mesh network. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029289

Method and apparatus for supporting communication via a relay node

A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (bsrs) are disclosed. A wireless device may transmit data to at least one group of wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029239

Method and apparatus for controlling uplink transmission power based on accumulated transmit power control commands and corresponding uplink subframe sets

A method and apparatus are described for controlling uplink (ul) transmission power. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive a configuration of ul subframe sets and maintain a plurality of transmit power control (tpc) command accumulator values that correspond to respective ones of the ul subframe sets. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021581

Packet data convergence protocol (pdcp) placement

Embodiments contemplate small cell enhancements such as pdcp placement and impact on control and data plane procedures. Embodiments contemplate small-cell enhancements such as they relate to dual-connectivity scenarios. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014720

Method and apparatus for multimedia broadcast multicast services (mbms) service feedback

A method and apparatus are described for providing multimedia broadcast multicast services (mbms) service feedback. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive an mbms service query message over an mbms control channel and transmit an mbms service response. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014717

Method and apparatus for triggering machine type communications applications

A method and apparatus for machine type communications (mtc) is disclosed. The apparatus may include circuitry to determine a frame during which to transmit a paging message for a group of mtc devices. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014659

Anchor node selection in a distributed mobility management environment

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities to select a distributed gateway (d-gw). A wtru may be configured to detect a request for an address associated with content. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014621

Method and apparatus for managing and processing policy profile restrictions

Techniques for configuring policy restriction are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may generate a user-defined policy profile, which is information provided by a user of the wtru for configuration of parameters for a policy and/or charging control. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/14/16 / #20160014171

Method and apparatus for inter-user equipment transfer of streaming media

Techniques for inter-user equipment (ue) transfer (iut) are disclosed. An application server may receive an iut request for transfer of a media session toward at least one initial ue such that the media session is to be played by at least two target ues. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013890

Method and apparatus for multi-antenna transmission in uplink

Method and apparatus for uplink transmission using multiple antennas are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) performs space time transmit diversity (sttd) encoding on an input stream of a physical channel configured for sttd. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007390

Method and apparatus for triggering devices and delivering small data

Method and apparatus are described for delivering triggers and small data. In an embodiment, a receiver may be configured to receive a trigger or small data packet, and a transmitter may be configured to transmit a subscriber information request to see whether a subscriber is present. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007371

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

01/07/16 / #20160007348

Methods for transmission time interval bundling in the uplink

Methods, systems, and apparatus for supporting uplink transmission time interval (tti) bundling in long term evolution (lte) are provided. Methods, systems, and apparatus for signaling, activation/deactivation, and wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) behavior are also provided.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007191

Network-controlled wtru address/anchor selection

A method and apparatus are provided to enable or aid network-controlled selection of an ip address (and anchor) to be used by a wtru on an application/service basis. In one example, a method is provided for a wtru to establish a link with a gateway, transmit a query related to a selected application via the gateway, receive an advertisement for an internet protocol (ip) address, and use the ip address to communicate via the gateway with respect to the selected application. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007139

Group-based machine to machine communication

Methods and apparatus are provided for performing group-based machine-to-machine (m2m) communication. Machine-type communication (mtc) wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) may operate in m2m groups. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006883

Charging architecture for a converged gateway

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement charging, e.g., provide charging information associated with content provided to an end user (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru)). A. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006815

Information modeling for the future internet of things

A method and apparatus for communication between multiple entities in an internet of things (iot) are described herein. The method comprises receiving a first information wherein the first information comprises a first instance of a category of information, wherein the first instance comprises a field which relates to a second instance of a category of information, and wherein the first instance and second instance are each selected from the group consisting of an iot content category; an iot context category; an iot policy category; an iot decision category; an iot event category; an iot discovery category; and an iot descriptor category.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc








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