US Patent No. 10,397,977

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONFIGURING TIMERS IN LTE NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,397,977
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Methods And Systems For Configuring Timers In Lte Networks
Inventorship Pravjyot Singh Deogun, Bangalore (IN)
Anshuman Nigam, Bangalore (IN)
Saidhiraj Amuru, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,977

1. A method for communicating by an internet of things (IoT) device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a length of a drxCycle;
configuring a starting subframe of the drxCycle;
configuring, by the IoT device, a length of a first timer specifying a time in which the IoT device remains in an active state of discontinuous reception (DRX) operation;
starting, by the IoT device, the first timer when a second timer expires;
monitoring, by the IoT device, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); and
stopping, by the IoT device, the first timer when the monitored PDCCH indicates a transmission for the IoT device,
wherein the starting subframe of the drxCycle is determined by [(SFN*10)+sf?SS_Offset]modulo DRX=drxStartOffset modulo DRX where an SFN is a system frame number, an sf is a subframe number within a system frame, an SS_Offset is a PDCCH search space offset from a subframe 0, a DRX is a length of a drxCycle in a subframe, and a drxStartOffset is an offset of the starting subframe of the drxCycle from the subframe 0.