Qualcomm had 118 patents in space economy during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on various aspects of wireless communication, including techniques for transitioning between synchronization signal blocks associated with different cells, receiving and processing synchronization signal block bursts with different numerologies or waveforms, managing inter-satellite link activation and communication buffering, optimizing message transmission via satellite connectivity alignment opportunities, and utilizing repeaters for synchronization signal block transmissions. These patents showcase innovations in improving efficiency and reliability in 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 space economy as a theme is 22% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Inter-satellite mobility (Patent ID: US20240107472A1)

Qualcomm Inc. has filed a patent related to wireless communication, focusing on a user equipment (UE) transitioning between synchronization signal blocks associated with different cells. The UE receives information about the timing and position for this transition, allowing it to move from the first synchronization signal block to the second one seamlessly. The patent includes various claims detailing the specific processes and configurations involved in this transition, such as timing positions, system information blocks, and synchronization procedures.

The patent outlines a method for wireless communication where a UE can smoothly switch between synchronization signal blocks of different cells with common physical cell indexes and frequencies. By receiving precise timing and position information, the UE can tune from the first block to the second block accurately. The patent also includes claims related to specific aspects of this transition process, such as timing consistency, system information block decoding, and triggering various procedures based on the transition. Overall, the patent aims to enhance the efficiency and reliability of cell transitions in wireless communication systems.

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