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SHARP Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-08-04

Various techniques, apparatus, and methods for allocating resources for sidelink direct communication, including collision avoidance and resource pre-emption techniques, apparatus, and methods.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-10-31

A battery with a corrosion-resistant ion-exchange membrane system is presented. The battery has an acidic catholyte, an anode metal that is chemically reactive towards water, and an ion-exchange membrane system. Some examples of anode metals include alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and aluminum (Al). The ion-exchange membrane system includes a solid, cation-permeable, water-impermeable first membrane adjacent to the anode, prone to decomposition upon chemical reaction with an acid, an anion-permeable second membrane adjacent to the cathode, and a buffer compartment including a solution, interposed between the first membrane and the second membrane. In response to discharging the battery, the solution in the buffer compartment accepts cations from the anode and anions from the cathode, forming a cation-anion salt solution in the buffer compartment. The second membrane prevents the transportation of protons from the catholyte to the buffer compartment, and so prevents the corrosion of the first membrane.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-10-07

A device may be configured to receive video data including a sequence of frames. The sequence of video frames may have a high frame rate. A high frame rate may include frame rate of 120 Hz or higher. In one example, for every other frame included in the sequence of frames, the device may generate a modified frame. A modified frame may include a frame based on a weighted average of a current frame and a previous frame.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-10-21

A system for encoding and/or decoding a video bitstream that includes a base bitstream and enhancement bitstreams representative of a video sequence. The receiver receives a video parameter set and a video parameter set extension, where the video parameter set extension includes decoder picture buffer parameters.


A user equipment (UE) for reporting uplink control information (UCI) when one or more Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) serving cells are configured is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine if physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmissions are scheduled on LAA serving cells and licensed cells. The instructions are also executable to determine a type of UCI to be reported. The instructions are further executable to determine a channel and cells to carry different UCI. The instructions are additionally executable to transmit the channel on the cells determined to carry UCI. The instructions are also executable to determine whether a LAA PUSCH is transmitted and UCI is multiplexed. The instructions are further executable to drop LAA PUSCH or transmit LAA PUSCH subject to listen-before-talk (LBT).


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-11-03

A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a higher layer processor configured to acquire a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message (also referred to as higher layer signaling) for configuration of a first serving cell and an RRC message for configuration of a second serving cell as a scheduling cell for the first serving cell. The UE also includes a physical downlink control channel receiver configured to monitor a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with a first DCI format on the first serving cell, the PDCCH with the first DCI format scheduling a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in the first serving cell. The physical downlink control channel receiver is also configured to monitor a PDCCH with a second DCI format on the second serving cell, the PDCCH with the second DCI format scheduling a PDSCH in the first serving cell.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-10-12

A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a higher-layer processor configured to configure a secondary cell group (SCG) and to configure a shortened transmission timing interval (TTI) for the SCG. The UE also includes a physical channel receiver configured to use a normal TTI for a master cell group (MCG) and to use the shortened TTI for the SCG.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2017-01-30

An apparatus may include a processor and memory to store instructions to direct the processor to: detect edges in an image, including portions of the image that correspond to a jagged edge configuration; selectively apply kernel regression to portions of the image that correspond to the jagged edge configuration; and output a corrected image.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2017-02-03

A method is provided for forming a metal battery electrode with a pyrolyzed coating. The method provides a metallorganic compound of metal (Me) and materials such as carbon (C), sulfur (S), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), and combinations of the above-listed materials, expressed as Me_(X)C_(Y)N_(Z)S_(XX)O_(YY), where Me is a metal such as tin (Sn), antimony (Sb), or lead (Pb), or a metal alloy. The method heats the metallorganic compound, and as a result of the heating, decomposes materials in the metallorganic compound. In one aspect, decomposing the materials in the metallorganic compound includes forming a chemical reaction between the Me particles and the materials. An electrode is formed of Me particles coated by the materials. In another aspect, the Me particles coated with a material such as a carbide, a nitride, a sulfide, or combinations of the above-listed materials.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

A radio access node (22) which communicates over a radio interface (24) with a first wireless terminal (261). The radio access node (22) generates a device-to-device (D2D) grant (54) which specifies radio resources that the first wireless terminal (261) is permitted to use for device-to-device (D2D) communication with a second wireless terminal (second wireless terminal 262). The radio access node (22) transmits the subframe (S) including the D2D grant (54) to the first wireless terminal (261). The first wireless terminal (261) transmits data (56) to the second wireless terminal using radio resources permitted by the D2D grant. In an example embodiment and mode the D2D grant is included in a downlink control channel such as PDCCH; in another example embodiment and mode the D2D grant is included in a downlink shared channel (PDSCH).

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