ZTE had 614 patents in connectivity during Q4 2023. ZTE Corp filed patents related to improving handover procedures in wireless communication, reporting cell group failures, managing time adjustments for wireless devices, updating authentication keys for secure sessions, and indicating repetition information for retransmissions. These patents aim to enhance network reliability, reduce interruption time, and improve overall communication efficiency. GlobalData’s report on ZTE gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ZTE grant share with connectivity as a theme is 24% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Successive conditional handover (Patent ID: US20230422138A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes a method for wireless communication that involves conditional handover procedures to improve reliability and reduce handover interruption time. The method includes sending a conditional handover request from a source node to a target node, receiving candidate cell information in response, and sending a radio resource control message to a user equipment with candidate cell configurations and execution conditions for handover. The handover process is initiated based on meeting the execution conditions for a candidate cell configuration.

The patent also covers methods for receiving conditional handover requests, sending candidate cell configurations in response, and facilitating the handover process from a source cell to a target candidate cell. The method involves sending radio resource control messages with candidate cell configurations and execution conditions, as well as exchanging success messages between nodes to inform the completion of the handover process. Additionally, the patent includes a wireless communications apparatus with a processor and memory configured to implement the described method for improving handover procedures in wireless communication networks.

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