Qualcomm had 13 patents in regtech during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on improving wireless communications through methods, systems, and devices. One patent describes transmitting control messages to UEs for MU-MIMO signals, including private and common messages. Another patent focuses on enhancing positioning devices by enabling the use of transformed map data without third party knowledge of the transformation, allowing for improved positioning algorithms. 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 regtech as a theme is 46% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Phase tracking reference signal configuration for rate-splitting multiple input multiple output communications (Patent ID: US20240089151A1)

Qualcomm Inc. has filed a patent for methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications. The patent describes a network node transmitting control messages to user equipment (UEs) to indicate the presence of private and common messages in multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) signals. The network node then transmits private messages using a first phase tracking reference signal (PTRS) port and common messages using a second PTRS port, which may be the same or different.

The patent includes claims for an apparatus at a UE and a network node for wireless communication. The apparatus at the UE is designed to receive control messages identifying private and common messages, as well as PTRS ports for transmission. Additionally, the apparatus can receive phase tracking reference signals and rate matching patterns. The network node apparatus is responsible for transmitting control messages to UEs, indicating the presence of private and common messages, as well as transmitting PTRS signals and rate matching patterns. These inventions aim to optimize wireless communication by efficiently managing private and common messages in MU-MIMO signals.

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