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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: 2016-08-02

An evolved NodeB (eNB) for scheduling multiple Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) cells is described that includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to perform clear channel assessment (CCA) detection and obtain a channel status at a configured Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell (SCell). The instructions are also executable to manage a counter. The instructions are further executable to determine whether the counter is reduced or suspended if the channel is sensed to be idle. The instructions are additionally executable to reduce the counter if determined, otherwise suspend the counter and move to a next channel sensing.


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: 2016-11-14

Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for predicting high dynamic range (HDR) image blocks with block-specific prediction data, where the systems and methods may comprise low dynamic range (LDR) image data and HDR image data for a target image block, where a scaled, offset LDR image block may be combined with HDR residual image block to form an HDR image block corresponding to the target image block.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-06-28

An evolved NodeB (eNB) is described. The eNB includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to maintain a contention window size. The instructions are also executable to increase the contention window size according to hybrid automatic request acknowledgement/negative acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) value(s) corresponding to physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission(s) in a first subframe. The first subframe is a starting subframe of a previous downlink transmission burst on a licensed-assisted access (LAA) carrier for which HARQ-ACK has been fed back.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-03-30

An evolved NodeB (eNB) is described that includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to perform a channel sensing on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell (SCell) for a transmission. The instructions are also executable to manage a counter based on whether or not the channel is sensed to be idle. The instructions are further executable to determine whether or not the eNB performs the transmission if the counter reaches zero. The instructions are additionally executable to perform the transmission if determined, otherwise suspend the transmission and perform an additional channel sensing for the transmission.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-05-13

A method for increasing the resolution of a series of low resolution frames of a low resolution video sequence to a series of high resolution frames of a high resolution video sequence includes receiving the series of low resolution frames of the video sequence. The system determines a first plurality of semantically relevant key points of a first low resolution frame of the series of low resolution frames and determines a second plurality of semantically relevant key points of a second low resolution frame of the series of low resolution frames. The system temporally processes the first plurality of key points based upon the second plurality of key points to determine a more temporally consistent set of key points for the first plurality of key points.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-03-24

A method for re-establishing a connection by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes establishing a first connection between the UE and an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN). The method also includes establishing a second connection between the UE and the E-UTRAN. The method also includes informing the E-UTRAN of a failure of the second connection when a failure of the second connection is detected.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-01-14

A wireless terminal (30) comprises a receiver (44) and a relay-inclusive D2DSS source prioritization processor (40). The receiver (44) is configured to receive signals over a radio interface. The processor (40) is configured make a selection of a synchronization source from which to obtain synchronization information for use in device-to-device (D2D)/sidelink (SL) interaction when the wireless terminal is out-of-coverage of a radio access network by considering the fact that at least one of plural candidate synchronization sources is a UE-to-network relay (UTNR) wireless terminal.


Patent
Sharp Laboratories of America Inc. | Date: 2016-06-06

A transition metal hexacyanoferrate (TMH) cathode battery is provided. The battery has a A_(x)Mn[Fe(CN)_(6)]_(y).zH_(2)O cathode, where the A cations are either alkali or alkaline-earth cations, such as sodium or potassium, where x is in the range of 1 to 2, where y is in the range of 0.5 to 1, and where z is in the range of 0 to 3.5. The A_(x)Mn[Fe(CN)_(6)]_(y).zH_(2)O has a rhombohedral crystal structure with Mn^(2+/3+) and Fe^(2+/3+) having the same reduction/oxidation potential. The battery also has an electrolyte, and anode made of an A metal, an A composite, or a material that can host A atoms. The battery has a single plateau charging curve, where a single plateau charging curve is defined as a constant charging voltage slope between 15% and 85% battery charge capacity. Fabrication methods are also provided.

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