US Patent No. 10,271,305

TECHNIQUES FOR JOINT TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM


Patent No. 10,271,305
Issue Date April 23, 2019
Title Techniques For Joint Transmission In Unlicensed Spectrum
Inventorship Xiaoxia Zhang, San Diego, CA (US)
Srinivas Yerramalli, San Diego, CA (US)
Tao Luo, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incoporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,271,305

1. A method of communication, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a frame from one or more network entities over a contention-based medium, wherein the frame includes a preamble;
determining whether the frame corresponds to a unicast transmission or a joint transmission based on the preamble; and
triggering the UE to a sleep mode for a remainder of the frame in response to determining that the frame corresponds to the joint transmission and the UE being in a unicast mode, wherein the UE remains in the sleep mode until a next frame is received.