US Patent No. 10,117,241


Patent No. 10,117,241
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Transport Block Size Adjustment To Accommodate Delay-based Reduction Of Data Volume In Resource Blocks
Inventorship Yu Zhou, Herndon, VA (US)
Muhammad Ahsan Naim, Ashburn, VA (US)
Luca Zappaterra, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee Sprint Spectrum L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,241

1. A method operable in a wireless communication network including a first base station and a second base station, both configured for serving user equipment devices (UEs), the method comprising:making a first determination that a data transmission-unit of fixed temporal length transmitted by a UE simultaneously to the first base station on a first uplink air interface and the second base station on a second uplink air interface will be received at the first base station beginning at a first time delay beyond a decoding start time, and at the second base station beginning at a second time delay beyond the decoding start time, wherein the second time delay is greater than both the first time delay and a threshold delay beyond the decoding start time;
making a second determination of a volume of data VD that will temporally fill the data transmission-unit to no greater than a reduced temporal length, the reduced temporal length being the fixed temporal length minus the second time delay;
transmitting information to the UE that causes the UE to use VD when transmitting data in the data transmission-unit to the first and second base stations; and
receiving at the first and second base stations the data transmission-unit transmitted by the UE, the received data transmission-unit containing the volume VD of data.