ZTE had 628 patents in connectivity during Q1 2024. ZTE Corp’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on improving wireless communication efficiency and power consumption for user equipment (UE). The patents include methods for configuring time-frequency resources, optimizing uplink transmissions, reducing UE power consumption, determining time clock values, and releasing small data transmission configurations based on cell information. These innovations aim to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of wireless communication devices. GlobalData’s report on ZTE gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ZTE grant share with connectivity as a theme is 24% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Methods and devices for time-frequency resource configuration (Patent ID: US20240107512A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. pertains to a system, methods, and apparatuses for time-frequency resource configuration in wireless communication networks. The system involves a wireless communication node configuring a first bandwidth part (BWP) in the frequency domain, along with configuring at least a first subband within the BWP with specific types of symbols. These configurations are then signaled to a wireless communication device. The method includes various scenarios where symbols with flexible transmission directions, opposite transmission directions, or the same transmission direction are configured within the BWP and subbands, ensuring efficient resource allocation and management.

The claims in the patent outline methods for configuring BWPs and subbands, including signaling configurations to wireless communication devices. The configurations involve specific types of symbols for different transmission directions, such as flexible, downlink, or uplink directions. The patent also addresses scenarios where subbands overlap in the frequency domain with common signals or channels, providing solutions for avoiding interference and optimizing resource allocation. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing the efficiency and flexibility of time-frequency resource allocation in wireless communication systems through structured configurations and signaling mechanisms.

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