Sony Group had 31 patents in space economy during Q1 2024. The Sony Group Corp patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on communication methods and systems involving non-terrestrial networks (NTN) and artificial satellites. These patents include techniques for efficient data storage in artificial satellites, relay communication using uni-directional relay stations, and estimation of communication link parameters with orbiting satellite-based access nodes. The methods described aim to improve communication efficiency and reliability in mobile telecommunications systems utilizing non-terrestrial infrastructure equipment. GlobalData’s report on Sony Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sony Group 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.

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Application: Methods, communications device and infrastructure equipment for a non-terrestrial network (Patent ID: US20240073857A1)

The patent filed by Sony Group Corp. describes a method for operating a communications device within a non-terrestrial network, where the device determines the optimal time to transmit uplink signals based on motion information received from the non-terrestrial infrastructure equipment. The method involves delaying the transmission of uplink signals until after receiving specific motion information, determining the uplink time based on device-specific information, and transmitting the signal accordingly.

Furthermore, the patent outlines various claims related to the method, including determining the uplink time based on signaling information received at different times, using unique identifiers or access classes for device-specific information, and adjusting power states based on scheduled signaling information. The claims also cover scenarios where devices may need to meet specific criteria before transmitting signals, as well as generating random numbers for determining the uplink time. Overall, the method and claims aim to optimize the transmission of uplink signals within a non-terrestrial network based on specific device information and signaling data.

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