US Patent No. 10,212,755

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT CONTROL OF DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX) PARAMETERS FOR USER EQUIPMENT (UE)


Patent No. 10,212,755
Issue Date February 19, 2019
Title Wireless Access Point Control Of Discontinuous Reception (drx) Parameters For User Equipment (ue)
Inventorship Hemanth Balaji Pawar, Brambleton, VA (US)
Krishna D. Sitaram, Chantilly, VA (US)
Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas, Brambleton, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,212,755

1. A method of operating a wireless access point to control Discontinuous Reception (DRX) parameters for User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:wirelessly exchanging wireless communications with a plurality of UEs comprising High Power UEs (HPUEs) and non-HPUEs;
determining a number of the HPUEs;
determining a number non-HPUEs experiencing RF interference above an RF interference threshold;
comparing the number of non-HPUEs experiencing RF interference above the RF interference threshold to the number of HPUEs and when the number of non-HPUEs experiencing RF interference above the RF interference threshold exceeds the number of HPUEs, then modifying DRX parameters for the HPUEs to a shorter DRX cycle timer setting; and
wirelessly transmitting an instruction to the HPUEs indicating the modification of the DRX parameters for the HPUEs to the shorter DRX cycle timer setting, wherein the DRX cycle timer setting comprises at least one of an On-Duration timer setting, a DRX Inactivity timer setting, and a DRX-Retransmission timer setting within the cycle timer.