US Patent No. 10,342,022

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY


Patent No. 10,342,022
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Improving Communication Efficiency
Inventorship Antti Anton Toskala, Espoo (FI)
Sari Nielsen, Espoo (FI)
Assignee Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,022

1. A method comprising:generating, by a network element, at least one transmission gap within data transmission performed by the network element, wherein the at least one transmission gap is generated as a part of a listen-before-talk procedure for communication on an unlicensed band;
transmitting a control message to at least one terminal device, wherein the control message comprises a first request to perform, by the at least one terminal device, a first interference measurement during the at least one transmission gap, wherein the control message further comprises a second request to perform, by the at least one terminal device, a second interference measurement during the said data transmission;
receiving, from the at least one terminal device, an interference report associated with the listen-before-talk procedure comprising information that is at least partly based on the first and the second interference measurements; and
based on the received interference report indicating that the unlicensed band is not occupied, providing communication resources for the communication.