US Patent No. 10,143,013

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USER EQUIPMENT (UE) COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVEL DEFINITION, SELECTION AND ALLOCATION


Patent No. 10,143,013
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Apparatus, Systems And Methods For User Equipment (ue) Coverage Enhancement Level Definition, Selection And Allocation
Inventorship Basuki Priyanto, Lund (SE)
Linh Trang, Lund (SE)
Rickard Ljung, Helsingborg (SE)
Anders Berggren, Lund (SE)
Assignee Sony Mobile Communications Inc., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,013

1. A method for selecting a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level from a plurality of CE levels, the method comprising:identifying, by a User Equipment (UE), a Coverage Enhancement (CE) level from a plurality of CE levels by matching a Maximum Coupling Loss (MCL) coverage class to a Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) measurement;
determining, by the UE, that the identified CE is not defined in a CE configuration received from a Base Station (BS);
in response to determining that the CE level is not defined in the CE configuration, determining, by the UE, a new CE level from the plurality of CE levels, wherein the new CE level is a next highest available CE level from the plurality of CE levels; and
transmitting, by the UE, using the determined new CE level.