MediaTek had 76 patents in connectivity during Q1 2024. MediaTek Inc has filed patents for methods to improve beam failure recovery procedures in primary and secondary cells, enable efficient sidelink communication with peer UEs, establish and activate MA PDU sessions for data transmission, operate in Frame-Based Equipment mode in unlicensed bands, and optimize channel state information reporting for multiple transmission/reception points in next-generation mobile communications. GlobalData’s report on MediaTek gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

MediaTek grant share with connectivity as a theme is 69% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Beam failure recovery with secondary cells (Patent ID: US20240106698A1)

The patent filed by MediaTek Inc. proposes a method for performing beam failure recovery (BFR) procedures in primary and secondary cells with reduced complexity for user equipment (UE) operating in one or multiple frequency bands with carrier aggregation or dual connectivity. The method involves determining the number of frequency bands for BFR detection in secondary cells, introducing a sharing factor based on this number, and conducting BFR or candidate beam identification (CBD) on the primary cell and secondary cells using different evaluation periods calculated based on the sharing factor.

The claims outline the steps involved in the method, including establishing connections in primary and secondary cells, determining the number of frequency bands for BFR detection, and performing BFR or CBD on the primary and secondary cells. The claims also specify scenarios where certain frequency bands are excluded, the sharing factor calculation, and limitations on the number of active serving cells or secondary cells that can undergo BFR or CBD procedures. The User Equipment (UE) described in the claims includes modules for connection handling, control, and BFR handling to implement the proposed method effectively, ensuring efficient beam failure recovery in beamforming communication networks.

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