US Patent No. 10,342,038

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING MULTIPLE UPLINK GRANTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES


Patent No. 10,342,038
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Scheduling Multiple Uplink Grants Of Different Types
Inventorship Haitong Sun, San Diego, CA (US)
Wanshi Chen, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,038

1. A method of wireless communication in a wireless communication network for a scheduling entity to communicate with a set of one or more scheduled entities, the method comprising:allocating a first set of resource elements for use by a scheduled entity of the set of one or more scheduled entities in accordance with a first uplink grant of a first type of semi-persistent scheduling;
allocating a second set of resource elements for use by the scheduled entity in accordance with a second uplink grant of a second type of semi-persistent scheduling, wherein the first type of semi-persistent scheduling comprises dedicated semi-persistent scheduling and the second type of semi-persistent scheduling comprises contention-based semi-persistent scheduling;
allocating a third set of resource elements for use by the scheduled entity in accordance with a third uplink grant, wherein the third uplink grant comprises a dynamic scheduling grant;
configuring the scheduled entity with first semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters for the first uplink grant;
activating the first type of semi-persistent scheduling for the scheduled entity to enable the scheduled entity to utilize the first uplink grant based on the first semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters;
configuring the scheduled entity with second semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters for the second uplink grant;
activating the second type of semi-persistent scheduling to enable the scheduled entity to utilize the second uplink grant based on the second semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters; and
transmitting scheduling information corresponding to the first uplink grant, the second uplink grant and the third uplink grant to the scheduled entity;
wherein the scheduled entity is simultaneously configured with the first uplink grant, the second uplink grant, and the third uplink grant.