US Patent No. 10,342,024

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSIGNING RESOURCES TO USER EQUIPMENT DEVICES


Patent No. 10,342,024
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Methods And Systems For Assigning Resources To User Equipment Devices
Inventorship Dhaval Mehta, Aldie, VA (US)
Yun Sung Kim, Ashburn, VA (US)
Yu Wang, Fairfax, VA (US)
Udit Thakore, Fairfax, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Spectrum L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,024

1. A method for controlling resource allocation by a base station among a plurality of user equipment devices (UEs) served by the base station, the method comprising:the base station operating in a first mode in which the base station gives a UE of the plurality of UEs a first scheduling priority level for resource assignment by the base station;
the base station periodically determining an average packet drop rate of the plurality of UEs served by the base station;
the base station setting a threshold packet drop rate to a most recently determined average packet drop rate;
the base station making a first determination that a current packet drop rate for the UE exceeds the threshold packet drop rate;
based on the first determination, the base station switching from operating in the first mode to operating in a second mode in which the base station gives the UE a second scheduling priority level for resource assignment by the base station, wherein the second scheduling priority level is higher than the first scheduling priority level;
the base station making a second determination that the packet drop rate for the UE no longer exceeds the threshold packet drop rate; and
based on the second determination, the base station switching from operating in the second mode to operating in a third mode in which the base station gives the UE a third scheduling priority level for resource assignment by the base station, wherein the third scheduling priority level is higher than the first scheduling priority level and lower than the second scheduling priority level.