Qualcomm had 633 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on various aspects of wireless communication, including beam discovery, message authentication, dynamic indication of tracking reference signals, TDD UL DL slot format configuration, and user authentication using facial recognition technology. These patents aim to enhance the efficiency and security of wireless communication systems. 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 cybersecurity as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Beam discovery operation for uplink transmission beam discovery associated with uplink-only network nodes (Patent ID: US20240107425A1)

Qualcomm Inc. has filed a patent related to wireless communication, focusing on beam discovery in uplink-only network nodes. The user equipment (UE) receives beam discovery configuration information to identify a valid uplink beam and transmits beam discovery signals using a pool of resources. The UE can transmit multiple signals using different transmission beams, with quasi co-located or non-co-located transmission resources. The signals can include sounding reference signals (SRS) or physical random access channel (PRACH) signals, and power control information can be used for transmission.

The patent also covers the reception of beam discovery signals by the uplink-only network node and the transmission of beam discovery configuration information by a network node to UEs. The network node can receive beam discovery reports indicating the association between detected signals and UEs. Additionally, a method for wireless communication by a UE involves receiving beam discovery configuration information and transmitting beam discovery signals based on this information. The signals convey beam discovery information, including UE identification and transmission beam details, facilitating efficient beam discovery in wireless communication systems.

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