US Patent No. 10,219,267

TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT


Patent No. 10,219,267
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Terminal Device, Communication Method, And Integrated Circuit
Inventorship Shoichi Suzuki, Sakai (JP)
Tatsushi Aiba, Sakai (JP)
Assignee SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Sakai (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,267

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to monitor a Machine type communication Physical Downlink Control Channel (MPDCCH) in a set of MPDCCH candidates; and
medium access control layer processing circuitry configured to perform a DRX functionality for controlling monitoring of the MPDCCH, wherein
the set includes a first MPDCCH candidate and a second MPDCCH candidate,
a starting subframe among first subframes which include the first MPDCCH candidate is identical to a starting subframe among second subframes which include the second MPDCCH candidate,
a repetition level of the first MPDCCH candidate is lower than a repetition level of the second MPDCCH candidate, and
in a case that the MPDCCH detected in the first MPDCCH candidate indicates a new transmission, the medium access control layer processing circuitry starts or restarts a drx-InactivityTimer in a subframe following a last subframe among subframes including the MPDCCH.