US Patent No. 10,200,855

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVE MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT (MIMO) TRANSMISSION MODES


Patent No. 10,200,855
Issue Date February 05, 2019
Title Wireless Communication System For Adaptive Multiple-input Multiple-output (mimo) Transmission Modes
Inventorship Dhaval Dipak Mehta, Aldie, VA (US)
Jasinder Pal Singh, Olathe, KS (US)
Udit A. Thakore, Fairfax, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,200,855

1. A method for adaptive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission modes (TMs) in wireless networks, the method comprising:receiving an attachment request from a User Equipment (UE);
retrieving a Subscriber Profile ID (SPID) for the UE and qualifying the UE for an enhanced MIMO TM based on the SPID;
if the UE qualifies, then determining if the UE is capable of the enhanced MIMO TM;
if the UE is capable of the enhanced MIMO TM, then assigning the UE to the enhanced MIMO TM;
receiving a Rank Indicator (RI) from the UE in enhanced MIMO TM, and if the RI is less than a RI threshold, then assigning the UE to a lower MIMO TM, wherein the lower MIMO TM comprises at least one of MIMO TM3 and MIMO TM4.