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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Identifiers and triggers for capillary devices

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

Method 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

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

09/21/17 / #20170273036

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

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) receives first timing advances and first power control commands from a first enodeb and second timing advances and second power control commands from a second enodeb and transmits, to the first enodeb, a first physical uplink control channel using a first uplink component carrier. The first physical uplink control channel has a first timing adjusted by the first timing advances but not by the second timing advances and a first power level adjusted by the first power control commands but not by the second power control commands. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170273035

Method and apparatus for power scaling for multi-carrier wireless terminals

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

09/21/17 / #20170272996

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

Systems and/or methods may be used to select an anchor node. For example, a device may detect or more anchor nodes that may be available for the device to connect to. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272532

Method and apparatus for capture caching

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

09/14/17 / #20170265176

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

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

09/14/17 / #20170265163

Method and apparatus for triggering a machine type communication device

A method and apparatus for triggering a machine type communication (mtc) wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) is disclosed. An mtc wtru receives a message that indicates control period configuration information associated with an extended discontinuous reception (drx) cycle. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265099

Method and apparatus for detecting and measuring for home node-bs

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to detect and perform measurements with respect to home node-bs (hnb) and home evolved node-bs (h(e)nb) (collectively “hnb”). The methods may include generating and transmitting a request for a measurement configuration that may include gap allocations to detect and measure a primary scrambling code or a physical cell identity of a target hnb for at least one frequency or radio access technology (rat). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257886

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

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

09/07/17 / #20170257843

Method and apparatus for triggering machine type communications applications

A method and apparatus for machine type communication (mtc) authentication and triggering may be performed by an mtc interworking function (mtc-iwf). On a condition an internet protocol (ip) connection does not exist between a services capability server (scs) and an mtc device, a device trigger message may be received by the mtc device over a tsp interface. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257153

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

Methods for wifi beamforming, feedback, and sounding (wibeam) are described. Codebook based beamforming feedback signaling and sounding mechanisms for use in wireless communications are disclosed. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251438

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

A method and apparatus for determining uplink power in a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru). The wtru operates in a carrier aggregated system. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245315

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

Methods and systems may enable the setup and configuration of proximity services between wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) over different sharing paths including via a direct air interface, a radio access network (ran) or one or more network nodes. Mobility management entities (mmes) may exchange messages to initiate, modify or terminate a proximity service session between wtrus, and may negotiate data paths for proximity services with or without the assistance of wtrus. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245262

Uplink control data transmission

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

08/17/17 / #20170238323

Communicating channel state information (csi) of multiple transmission points

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

08/17/17 / #20170238264

Uplink power control for distributed wireless communication

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

08/17/17 / #20170238039

Injecting streaming media into a playlist

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for determining that a user is playing a playlist on a wireless device, offering an insertion opportunity to a third party, receiving a request from the third party to insert a media content into the playlist, wherein the media content is not part of the playlist, and injecting the media content into the playlist without the user's intervention. Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for receiving information about a user playing a playlist on a wireless device, determining, based on the information, a media content for the user, wherein the media content is not part of the playlist, and requesting a playlist service provider to inject the media content into the playlist, without the user's intervention.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237837

Method and apparatus for pcdp discard

A method and apparatus for discarding a packet data convergence protocol (pdcp) service data unit (sdu) are disclosed. A pdcp layer sets a timer and discards a pdcp sdu upon expiration of the timer. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/10/17 / #20170231029

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

08/10/17 / #20170231009

Multi-user parallel channel access in wlan systems

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

08/10/17 / #20170230939

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

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to determine access control and channel and signaling priority. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may comprise a processor configured, at least in part, to determine device-to-device (d2d) data to be transmitted. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230149

Systems and methods for smart harq for wifi

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

08/03/17 / #20170223726

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

A method and apparatus for control of uplink feedback information in contention based wireless communications is disclosed. Uplink feedback information such as a channel quality information and hybrid automatic retransmission request (harq) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ack/nack) information may be transmitted to the universal terrestrial radio access network (utran) by a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) based on explicit and implicit triggers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223645

State transition procedure in a wireless network

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

08/03/17 / #20170223641

Methods, apparatus and systems for handling additional power backoff

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

08/03/17 / #20170223569

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

Techniques and apparatus for efficiently determining the radio link control (rlc) protocol data unit (pdu) size and flexible rlc pdu creation for multi carrier operation are disclosed. An example wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) calculates a maximum amount of data allowed to be transmitted for a current transmission time interval (tti) for each of a plurality of carriers, and selects an rlc pdu data field size such that each rlc pdu to be multiplexed to a medium access control (mac) pdu matches a minimum of the maximum amount of data calculated for the carriers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222933

Method and apparatus for selected internet protocol traffic offload

A method and apparatus of offloading traffic in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The wireless communication system, for example, an evolved node-b (enb) comprises a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/27/17 / #20170215111

Data flow mobility

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wrtu) may communicate using a data flow that is defined according to flow identification information (fii). The wtru may participate in the transfer of the data flow between access networks of diverse radio access technologies. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/13/17 / #20170202038

Methods to enable wlan proximity service

Methods and apparatus are described for implementing a wireless local area network (wlan) proximity service (prose) connection in a wlan prose capable wireless transmit receive unit (wtru). The wlan prose capable wtru requests an establishment of a wlan prose connection with other wlan prose capable wtru(s), where a prose discovery process determines the presence of other wlan prose capable wtru(s). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201913

Method and apparatus for supporting home node-b mobility

An enb may receive a first signal from a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru), including a closed subscriber group identification (csg id) for a home enodeb (henb). The enb may send, based on the first signal, a membership verification request with the csg id for the henb to a core network. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199777

Device validation, distress indication, and remediation

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

07/06/17 / #20170195822

Application layer group services for machine type communications

Procedures, mechanisms, methods, and techniques are provided that trigger power saving mode (psm) functionality in the at least one wireless transmit receive units, group of wtrus or subset of the group of wtrus. The trigger may be in response to an application layer request to set one or more predetermined psm settings, wherein the trigger originates from one or more application servers (aps) directed to a core network by way of an interface such as an scef that may be included on a device (e.g., a gateway, computing device, and/or the like) and may be configured for enabling the application server to request enabling and disabling psm functionality.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188383

Accessing localized applications in a communications network

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

06/29/17 / #20170188280

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

06/29/17 / #20170188256

Using personal wireless devices for network testing

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

06/29/17 / #20170188235

Authentication for secure wireless communication

A method and apparatus for use in authentication for secure wireless communication is provided. A received signal is physically authenticated and higher layer processed. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188219

Method and apparatus to deliver public warning messages

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

06/29/17 / #20170182426

Capture and delivery of online games spectators personalized commentaries to players

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

06/22/17 / #20170181204

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

A method and apparatus may be used to establish a communication link between devices such as vht access points (ap)s or vht wireless transmit/receive units (wtru)s. For example, an ap or a wtru may transmit management action request frames such as association, direct link setup (dls) or tunneled direct link setup (tdls) request frames. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/22/17 / #20170181083

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

06/15/17 / #20170171776

Method and apparatus for supporting segmentation of packets for uplink transmission

A method and apparatus for segmenting medium access control (mac) service data units (sdus) creates enhanced mac-es pdus in the enhanced mac-e/es sub-layer by concatenating mac sdus received from the logical channels. An enhanced transport format combination (e-tfc) selection entity controls the concatenation of mac sdus into enhanced mac-es pdus. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164421

Method and apparatus for operating in a discontinuous reception mode employing carrier aggregation

Methods and apparatus are described. A long term evolution-advanced (lte-a) wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) includes a transceiver and a processor. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164387

Wireless local area network (wlan) uplink transceiver systems and methods

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement wlan uplink multi-user multiple input multiple output (ul mu-mimo) communication in an institute of electrical and electronics engineers (ieee) 802.11 based system, using an ieee 802.11 station (sta). The sta may receive a downlink poll frame from an ieee 802.11 access point (ap) including one or more of a request for reporting of a transmit power, a request for a timestamp of a response frame, or a request for an estimated carrier frequency offset (cfo) value. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164261

Cell selection and reselection for closed subscriber group cells

Apparatuses and methods are provided for performing cell reselection. A method includes camping on a non-closed subscriber group (csg) cell that is selected using frequency priorities; scanning other frequencies for non-csg cells and csg cells; detecting a csg cell being a highest ranked cell on a frequency different than a frequency of the non-csg cell that the wtru is camped on; and selecting the detected csg cell, being on a whitelist, and disregarding the frequency priorities in cell selection.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170156152

Channel state information transmission for multiple carriers

Channel state information is reported in periodic and aperiodic reports for multiple component carriers or serving cells. Channel state information may be reported for a subset of aggregated downlink carriers or serving cells. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170156145

Method and apparatus for selecting a radio link control protocol data unit size

A method and apparatus are used to create rlc pdus in advance of the e-tfc selection for the mac pdu that will include this or these rlc pdu(s). The apparatus may be configured to pre-generate rlc pdus for transmission in a later tti. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170156091

Procedures for operating in long term evolution idle mode

Various apparatuses and procedures for applying cell reselection priorities in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) are described. A method includes receiving a message including first cell reselection priorities assigned to a first plurality of frequencies and a validity timer associated with the first cell reselection priorities, where the validity timer indicates a length of time the first cell reselection priorities are valid, starting the validly timer based on the received message, performing a cell reselection evaluation using the first cell reselection priorities, and, on a condition that the validity timer expires, deleting the first cell reselection priorities, applying second cell reselection priorities assigned to a second plurality of frequencies, and performing a cell reselection evaluation using the second cell reselection priorities.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170156046

Method and apparatus for performing neighbor discovery

A method and apparatus for neighbor discovery in a wireless communication system are disclosed. A neighbor seeking wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may search for a first signal to discover neighbor wtrus for peer-to-peer communication. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155687

Lawful interception for local selected ip traffic offload and local ip access performed at a non-core gateway

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement reporting of surveillance information associated with a device. A gateway device may intercept a communication associated with the device. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155490

Method and apparatus for transmitting acknowledgements in response to received frames

Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for transmitting a delayed multi-user acknowledgement (ack) frame in response to data packets received from multiple stations in wireless communication. A recipient may be include at least one processor, a receiver and a transmitter. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155487

Method for channel estimation and pilot reception for remote radio head (rrh) deployments and multi-antenna downlink mimo

A method and apparatus for determining pilot information is disclosed. A wireless/transmit receive unit (wtru) receives a plurality of high speed shared control channel (hs-scch) resources including radio resource control (rrc) configuration information for high speed downlink packet access (hsdpa), wherein the rrc configuration information includes dedicated pilot information associated with each received hs-scch resource. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142741

Device-to-device synchronization

A wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) may be operated in a first scheduling mode for device-to-device communication. In the first scheduling mode, a network entity may schedule resources to be used by the wtru for device-to-device communications. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142700

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

05/18/17 / #20170142669

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

05/18/17 / #20170142226

Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to enabling network federations through hash-routing and/or summary-routing based peering

Methods, apparatus, systems, devices, and computer program products directed to enabling federation 200 of multiple independent networks 204a, 204b, 204c, 204d through hash-routing based peering (hrp) and/or summary-routing based peering (srp) are provided. Pursuant to new methodologies and/or technologies provided herein the multiple independent networks self-organize, or otherwise assemble, as a federation of network peers. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135135

Random access procedures in wireless system

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may detect cell congestion by selecting a preamble type as a function of priority level, transmitting the preamble to a serving cell, receiving a random access response (rar) from the serving cell, determining a congestion state of the serving cell as a function of the received rar, and/or responding to the congestion state of the serving cell. Rach functionality may be improved by allocating one or more sets of physical rach (prach) resources to a wtru. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135062

Method and apparatus for supporting positioning measurements

A method and apparatus for supporting positioning measurements. The methods include designating a reference cell, choosing a positioning signal, and, for inter-frequency measurements, determining which inter-frequency cell to measure and how to make such an inter-frequency positioning measurement.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135002

Home nodeb (hnb) mobility in a cell forward access channel (cell_fach) state

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for managing home nodeb (hnb) mobility in forward access channel (cell_fach) states. According to an aspect, a method may be implemented at a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127350

Home node identification, interference reduction, and energy savings

Systems and methods for reducing interference and saving power for home node bs are disclosed. Home node bs can be configured to remain in sleep mode until needed based on various criteria, periodically operating transmit and receive components in order to detect mobile devices that may need the services of the home node b. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127310

Group transmissions in wireless local area networks

A method for mu mimo channel sounding by a sta includes receiving, from an ap, sounding information including an indication of a first sta of a group of stas to transmit feedback and training symbols. The method further includes receiving, from the ap, a frame addressed to the group of stas, wherein the frame includes a phy preamble including group identification information identifying the group of stas. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126363

Methods for reception failure identification and remediation for wifi

A method and apparatus are disclosed for identifying different types of reception failures of a packet. A station (sta) may receive a packet from a transmitting sta and determine whether it is properly received by performing at least one check of a plurality of checks. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118702

Method and apparatus for supporting home node b services

A method and apparatus for supporting home node b (hnb) services are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) receives hnb access restriction information from an hnb and accesses the hnb if an access to the hnb is allowed based on the hnb access restriction information. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118606

Method and apparatus for synchronizing mobile station media flows during a collaborative session

A method and apparatus are described for synchronizing mobile station (i.e., wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru)) media flows during a collaboration session. Inter-wtru transfer request messages, flow addition request messages and session update request messages may be exchanged between a plurality of wtrus and a session continuity control application server (scc-as). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118257

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 a registration request from a non-ims capable wtru; translating the registration request to an ims based message; transmitting the translated ims based message to a service centralization and continuity application server (scc as), transmitting an iut transfer command, transmitting an iut process message; receiving an iut process-accept message; and establishing an ims session between the non-ims capable wtru and the remote party.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111899

Transmitting control information for carrier aggregated spectrums

A transceiver may receive a plurality of codewords on a plurality of physical downlink shared channels (pdschs) on a plurality of downlink component carriers. A processor may send, using a physical uplink control channel (pucch) transmission, an indication as to whether each of the plurality of codewords is being acknowledged (ack) or negatively acknowledged (nack). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111884

Methods, systems and apparatuses for operation in long-term evolution (lte) systems

Methods, systems and apparatuses for operation in long-term evolution (lte) systems are provided, including a method implemented in a base station that may include receiving, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) via a first interface, a first message including radio capability information associated with the wtru; transmitting, to a mobility management entity (mme) via a second interface, a second message including the radio capability information; receiving, from the mme via the second interface, a paging message including the radio capability information; and determining whether to page the wtru in idle mode based on the radio capability information. Also provided is another method implemented by a wtru in a vicinity of a dormant cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111820

Efficient medium access control (mac) header

A medium access control (mac) frame may have a mac header that includes two address fields and a mac frame version indicator. The mac header may also include control information that indicates a presence of a third address field in the mac header. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111436

Data transfer between wireless devices

A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may detect, with bluetooth, devices in proximity to the wtru. The wtru may send a message to transfer selected multi-media to a selected device. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105243

Method and apparatus for efficiently maintaining communications connectivity for a plurality of applications

In an embodiment, a client proxy provides an operating-system-functions (os-functions) interface to client applications. The client proxy and each of the client applications resides on a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105166

Method and apparatus for system information block (sib) acquisition for wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) in non-ce and coverage enhanced (ce) modes

A method and apparatus are described. A method includes determining whether the apparatus is in a coverage enhancement (ce) mode or a non-ce mode. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099617

Method and apparatus for offloading backhaul traffic

A method and apparatus for offloading backhaul traffic are disclosed. A first base station may detect a condition triggering backhaul traffic offloading for a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093469

Method and apparatus for multiple-input multiple-output operation

An enode-b for a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (mu-mimo) downlink transmission to at least first and second wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) via resource elements (res) of first and second spatial layers, the enode-b comprising a transmitter and a processor, the processor coupled to the transmitter. The processor configured to generate the mu-mimo downlink transmission including: allocating a first set of the res, as first resources, to the first spatial layer for the first wtru, and a second set of the res, as second resources, to the second spatial layer for the second wtru, mapping a first wtru-specific reference signal (rs) associated with the first wtru on a subset of the first resources, and a second wtru-specific rs associated with the second wtru on a subset of the second resources, muting allocated res of the first resources overlapping with the subset of the second resources used for the second wtru-specific rs, and allocated res of the second resources overlapping with the subset of the first resources used for the first wtru-specific rs. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086211

Method and apparatus for dual-band mesh operations

Methods and apparatus may perform dual-band or multi-band mesh operations. A dual-band mesh station (msta) capable of operating in an o-band and a d-band may seek to join a mesh network, and may receive o-band beacons from at least one msta in the mesh network, where the o-band beacons may include d-band mesh information. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086185

Method and apparatus for concurrently processing multiple radio carriers

A concurrent multi-carrier (mc) wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) capable of concurrently processing multiple radio carriers may simultaneously connect to multiple base stations for receiving multiple service flows via multiple air links. The concurrent-mc wtru may be serviced by multiple base stations through multiple concurrent radio carriers simultaneously during normal operation for downlink and/or uplink communications. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086180

Method and apparatus for utilizing multiple carriers in high speed packet access communications technical field

A method and an apparatus for utilizing multiple carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) capable of receiving on a single downlink carrier at a time may tune the receiver to one downlink carrier and switch the downlink carrier in accordance with a configured pattern. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085360

Method for half duplex - frequency division duplex (hd-fdd) operation in a long term evolution (lte) fdd network

A method and apparatus for half-duplex (hd) frequency division duplex (fdd) (hd-fdd) operation are disclosed. The method in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) includes monitoring a first frequency for all downlink sub-frames for downlink communication except during a cell specific uplink frame, retuning to a second frequency and transmitting a scheduling request (sr) during a wtru specific period of the cell specific uplink frame, wherein the wtru specific period is based on a duty cycle, and retuning to the first frequency and receiving an uplink grant in a subsequent sub-frame.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/16/17 / #20170079078

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

03/16/17 / #20170078972

Wireless device for controlling transmission power

A wireless device and a method of operating the wireless device is disclosed for controlling a transmission power of a wireless transmit receive unit (wtru). A total transmission power employed by the wtru when transmitting via a single antenna may be offset by a total transmission power offset value from a total transmission power employed by the wtru when transmitting via a plurality of antennas.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078828

Systems, methods and instrumentalities for enabling machine type communication group communication

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to enable machine type communication (mtc) group communication in 3 gpp. For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit may be used for mtc group communication. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078075

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

03/16/17 / #20170078058

Method and apparatus for non-orthogonal access in lte systems

The disclosure pertains to methods and apparatus for transmitting uplink data to a wireless network asynchronously comprising generating data for transmission to the network on an uplink shared channel (ul-sch) transport channel, selecting between transmitting the data to the network orthogonally or non-orthogonally, and transmitting the data on the selected physical channel.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070965

Method and apparatus for handling uplink transmissions using multiple uplink carriers

A method and an apparatus for uplink transmission using multiple uplink carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) selects a dedicated channel medium access control (mac-d) flow with highest priority data to be transmitted and performs uplink carrier selection and enhanced dedicated channel (e-dch) transport format combination (e-tfc) restriction and selection to select a carrier among a plurality of carriers and select an e-tfc based on a maximum supported payload, a remaining scheduled grant payload of the selected carrier and a remaining non-scheduled grant payload. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070960

Method and apparatus for power control for wireless transmissions on multiple component carriers associated with multiple timing advances

A method and apparatus for power control for wireless transmissions on multiple component carriers corresponding to multiple serving cells associated with multiple timing advances are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may determine transmit powers for a first physical channel for a first serving cell in a first timing advanced group (tag) and a second physical channel for a second serving cell in a second tag. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070947

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

03/09/17 / #20170070378

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

03/02/17 / #20170064628

Method and apparatus for performing a handover in an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network

A method and an apparatus for performing a handover in an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (e-utran) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) sends a measurement report to a source evolved node b (enb), and receives a handover command from the source enb. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064611

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

03/02/17 / #20170064583

Pcp handover in a mesh network after a change of role of a station associated with a first node receiving from another node an indication of association

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for joining a node to a network, the method comprising a station associated with a first node sending a first beacon, wherein the first beacon is sent with an indication that the first beacon is sent from a station entity, and wherein the station associated with the first node belongs to a first personal basic service set (pbss); the station associated with the first node receiving a transmission from a station associated with a second node that indicates that the station associated with the second node wants to associate with the station associated with a first node, wherein the station associated with the second node is unassociated with the first pbss; the station associated with the first node sending a message to a pbss control point (pcp) associated with a third node, wherein the message is associated with handover preparation; the station associated with the first node receiving acceptance to change personality to a pcp and perform handover; and the station associated with the first node changing to a pcp and performing handover, wherein the station associated with the first node forms a second pbss and does not belong to the first pbss, and wherein handover comprises the pcp associated with the first node associating with the station associated with the second node.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063847

Certificate validation and channel binding

A constrained network entity may determine, via an authentication procedure with a core network entity, the trustworthiness of an endpoint attempting to establish a secure channel with the constrained network entity. The constrained network entity may receive a certificate from the endpoint attempting to establish the secure channel and the constrained network entity may send the certificate asserted by the endpoint to a core network entity for validation. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055312

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

02/23/17 / #20170055295

System level information for discontinuous reception, cell reselection and rach

A wireless transmit/receive unit is configured to receive system level information, including discontinuous reception (drx) information, cell selection information, and rach information. The system level information is received as defined parameters assigned to system information blocks or signaled through dedicated rrc signaling.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048843

Method and apparatus for performing hybrid per station and per flow uplink allocations

In an embodiment, a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may include: at least one antenna; a transceiver operatively coupled to the at least one antenna; and a processor operatively coupled to the transceiver. The at least one antenna is configured to receive a first signal that includes a control message. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048799

Method, wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) and base station for transferring small packets

A method, a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) and a base station for transferring small packets are described. The wtru generates a packet that has one or more of a medium access control (mac) or a physical layer convergence protocol (plcp) header, the one or more of the mac or the plcp header including a field. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048779

Optimized serving dual cell change

A method and apparatus for implementing serving cell change in a multi-cell wireless transmit receive unit (wtru) are disclosed. Serving cell information is received and stored by the wtru to preconfigure a primary and secondary serving cell of an added cell to an active set. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048736

Method and apparatus for monitoring for radio link failure

Methods and apparatus are described for monitoring for a radio link failure in a long term evolution-advanced (lte-a) system operated with carrier aggregation. The methods include criteria for determining radio link failure, recovery events, and the actions that a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may take upon the occurrence of such events.. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048688

Sponsoring of a mobile station session by another mobile station in a wireless network

An apparatus and method are described for sponsoring service and preferential traffic handling, (i.e., data connectivity) by wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus). A first wtru may initiate user sponsoring of a second wtru via an application server (as). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048347

Method, apparatus and system for distributed cache reporting through probabilistic reconciliation

Methods, apparatuses and systems may be used to populate and utilize content in distributed network attachment point (nap) caches with the help of a statistical cache report synchronization scheme that may be tuned in terms of bandwidth consumption for the synchronization and overall surety of the retrieval requests, and therefore, the incurred penalty in terms of latency. One example references a particular statistical synchronization scheme based on a bloom filter reconciliation set technique. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041933

Method and apparatus for prioritizing logical channels

A method and apparatus are disclosed for prioritizing logical channels when a new transmission is performed. Logical channel resources are allocated for available data to a plurality of logical channels. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041735

Service capability server (scs) terminated short message service (sms) systems and methods

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to determine routing associated with a short message. A sms-sc may send a first routing request to a home subscriber server (hss). ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041323

Registration and credential roll-out for accessing a subscription-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

02/09/17 / #20170041117

Controlling inter-cell interference in forward access channel (cell_fach) state

Since common e-dch resources may be assigned from a single node b, uplink macro-diversity may not be possible between neighboring node b's. In addition, a user equipment (ue) assigned a common e-dch resource may not be allowed to perform cell reselection. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

02/02/17 / #20170033751

Fast automatic gain control (agc) for packet based systems

A method and apparatus for use in a packet based wireless communication system for reducing automatic gain control (agc) convergence time at a receiver are described. A radio frequency (rf) signal is received. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026926

Method and a wireless device for collecting sensor data from a remote device having a limited range wireless communication capability

A device and method for registering devices on advanced networks as well as providing operative communications between a legacy device and a advanced network. The legacy device may contain data, such as sensor data, which is being collected on a network outside the communication range/abilities of the legacy device. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026816

Method and apparatus for non-voice emergency services

A method and apparatus for performing non-voice emergency services (noves) between a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) and a public safety answering point (psap) is disclosed. A noves session may be initiated by sending a noves initiation request message that includes information relating to the noves capabilities of the wtru, and information relating to an emergency situation. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019865

Wifi efficient network transition

A method and apparatus may be used to perform efficient network transitions. One or more of probe request frames that an ap may receive or process as valid may be modified by including a transmit power for the probe request frame. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019218

Full duplex operation in wireless systems

A method and apparatus for providing for full-duplex (fd) operation in time division duplex (tdd) communications are disclosed herein. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive an indication of a first, ul heavy, tdd uplink (ul)/downlink (dl) configuration and an indication of a second, dl heavy, tdd ul/dl configuration. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013612

Uplink control data transmission

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

01/12/17 / #20170013565

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

01/12/17 / #20170013517

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

A method and apparatus for serving high speed downlink shared channel (hs-dsch) cell change are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) sends a measurement report to a radio network controller (rnc) when a signal strength of a target cell approaches a signal strength of a source cell. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013063

Systems, methods and apparatus for managing machine-to-machine (m2m) entities

Systems, methods and apparatus for managing machine-to-machine (m2m) entities are disclosed. Included herein is a method that may include implementing one or more management layers for managing m2m entities in an m2m environment. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012966

Method and apparatus for enabling access to applications integrated with a visited network

An application server receives a request for service from a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) associated with a home network that includes a home subscriber server (hss) and a bootstrapping server function (bsf) coupled via a zh reference point. The application server authenticates the wtru at least in part by (i) redirecting the wtru to an identity provider co-located with a network application function (idp/naf) and coupled to the bsf via a zn reference point and (ii) receiving an assertion from the wtru that the idp/naf has authenticated the wtru based on user security settings retrieved from the bsf by the idp/naf over the zn reference point. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012691

Interference measurement in wireless networks

Embodiments contemplate methods, systems, and apparatuses for interference measurement in a wireless communication network, including wireless communication networks the employ mimo in uplink and/or downlink communication. Embodiments contemplate identifying one or more interference measurement resource elements that may be received from one or more transmission points. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006591

Multiplexing data for multiple wireless transmit/receive units in a subframe

A method, apparatus, and system for multiplexing data for multiple wireless transmit/receive units (wtrus) in a subframe are disclosed. A wtru may receive a common control information message for a group of wtrus time multiplexed in one subframe and a wtru-specific control information message for a corresponding wtru. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006554

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

01/05/17 / #20170006493

Sensing measurement configuration and reporting in a long term evolution system operating over license exempt bands

A method for sensing measurement gap scheduling includes allocating a new supplementary carrier in a license-exempt spectrum by a radio resource management (rrm) entity in an evolved node b (enb); configuring a local cognitive sensing entity in the enb by the rrm entity; configuring a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) for cognitive sensing through radio resource control (rrc) signaling, the rrc signaling being generated by the enb; configuring a local cognitive sensing entity at the wtru by a dynamic spectrum management (dsm) entity; and signaling a start and a duration of a measurement gap to an enhanced sensing component.. . ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006315

Media presentation description

A method for indicating repeat occurrences of advertisements in media content may include one or more of the following. The method may include inserting a first descriptor element for a media content in a media presentation description (mpd) associated with the media content. ... Interdigital Patent Holdings Inc








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