US Patent No. 10,368,346

DYNAMIC SUBFRAME STRUCTURE


Patent No. 10,368,346
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Dynamic Subframe Structure
Inventorship Tao Luo, San Diego, CA (US)
Naga Bhushan, San Diego, CA (US)
Jay Kumar Sundararajan, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,346

1. An apparatus configured for wireless communication utilizing a time-division duplex (TDD) carrier comprising a plurality of TDD subframes, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver;
a memory; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the transceiver and the memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
utilize the transceiver to receive signaling comprising information configured to indicate whether to adjust a structure of a TDD subframe; and
if the information indicates adjusting the structure of the TDD subframe, adjust the structure of the TDD subframe in response to receiving the signaling;
wherein adjusting the structure of the TDD subframe comprises adjusting a time or subcarrier allocated for one or more reference signals communicated in the TDD subframe;
wherein adjusting the structure of the TDD subframe further comprises adjusting a time at which the one or more reference signals are communicated to be aligned with a time at which a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of another TDD subframe is communicated by another apparatus.