US Patent No. 10,142,984

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBFRAME INTERLACING IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,142,984
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Methods And Apparatus For Subframe Interlacing In Heterogeneous Networks
Inventorship Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Del Mar, CA (US)
Yongbin Wei, La Jolla, CA (US)
Peter A. Barany, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,142,984

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving information relating to a subframe resource interlace allocation of a first downlink (DL) resource from a first base station;
receiving signaling from the first base station during at least one subframe associated with the subframe resource interlace allocation;
determining a signal metric associated with the signaling, wherein the first DL resource is time-division orthogonal to a second DL resource allocated to a second base station; and
transmitting the signal metric to the first base station;
wherein a base station type of the first base station is one of a first power class macrocell base station, a second power class macrocell base station, a femtocell base station, or a picocell base station, and the base station type of the first base station is different from a base station type of the second base station.