US Patent No. 10,462,810

METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION OF UNICAST CONTROL IN BROADCAST/MULTICAST TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS


Patent No. 10,462,810
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Method For Transmission Of Unicast Control In Broadcast/multicast Transmission Time Intervals
Inventorship Aris Papasakellariou, Dallas, TX (US)
Timothy M. Schmidl, Dallas, TX (US)
Eko Nugroho Onggosanusi, Allen, TX (US)
Anand Ganesh Dabak, Plano, TX (US)
Assignee Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,810

1. An apparatus of a Node B (NB), the apparatus comprising:a transmitter; and
processing circuitry configured to:
configure a cell to have a multicast broadcast area wherein a subset of downlink subframes for the cell are configured as multicast broadcast subframes, each multicast broadcast subframe comprising a first region including a first symbol of the multicast broadcast subframe and a second region including symbols other than the first symbol of the multicast broadcast subframe;
encode multicast broadcast data in the second region of each of the multicast broadcast subframes;
encode a cell specific reference signal in the first region of at least one of the multicast broadcast subframes; and
cause the transmitter to transmit the multicast broadcast subframe to a user equipment (UE) on an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) signal.