US Patent No. 10,368,361

ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK


Patent No. 10,368,361
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Adaptive Communication Resource Allocation In A Wireless Network
Inventorship Anpeng Huang, Beijing (CN)
Assignee Empire Technology Development LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,361

1. A method for a base station of a wireless network to allocate communication resources between uplink and downlink channels, the method comprising:determining a quality status of a first frequency spectrum resource that is available for use by the base station for an uplink channel or a downlink channel;
determining, based on the quality status, that the first frequency spectrum resource is a sub-optimal resource, for the uplink channel and the downlink channel, relative to other frequency spectrum resources that are available for use by the base station;
in response to determining that the first frequency spectrum resource is the sub-optimal resource, assigning the first frequency spectrum resource to a shared resource pool;
scheduling, based on an initial directional allocation of communication resources for the base station, a second frequency spectrum resource that is available for use by the base station for the uplink channel or the downlink channel;
after scheduling the second frequency spectrum resource for the base station, determining an updated directional allocation of communication resources for the base station; and
selecting the first frequency spectrum resource from the shared resource pool, and scheduling the first frequency spectrum resource for either the uplink channel or the downlink channel based on the determined updated directional allocation of communication resources for the base station,
wherein determining that the first frequency spectrum resource is the sub-optimal resource comprises determining that the first frequency spectrum resource is:
less suitable for the uplink channel than a third frequency spectrum resource that is available for use by the base station, and
less suitable for the downlink channel than a fourth frequency spectrum resource that is available for use by the base station.