Qualcomm had 269 patents in connectivity during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on improving wireless communication efficiency and reliability. The patents cover areas such as power and resource allocation for non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), interworking between 5G network slicing and EPC connectivity, and uplink channel transmission for multiple transmit receive points (TRPs). These innovations aim to enhance the performance of user equipment (UE) in various communication scenarios, including XR applications and transitioning between different network generations. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Qualcomm grant share with connectivity as a theme is 55% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Enhanced tracking reference signal patterns (Patent ID: US20240106598A1)

Qualcomm Inc. has filed a patent for methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications. The patent describes a user equipment (UE) transmitting its capability to receive different portions of a tracking reference signal (TRS) pattern to a base station. The UE then receives an indication of the TRS pattern from the base station, including the first and second portions, and proceeds to receive one or more TRSs according to this pattern.

The patent includes claims related to the UE's ability to receive and process TRS patterns with varying time gaps between tracking reference signals. It also covers the UE's capability to transmit signals indicating its ability to receive specific portions of the TRS pattern, as well as the network entity's role in transmitting TRS patterns and receiving signals from UEs regarding their capabilities. Additionally, the patent addresses scenarios where UEs may request specific portions of the TRS pattern based on their movement speed and the overall symbol period interval between tracking reference signals in the pattern.

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