US Patent No. 10,485,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK DATA SCHEDULING FOR GRANT FREE TRANSMISSION


Patent No. 10,485,024
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title System And Method For Uplink Data Scheduling For Grant Free Transmission
Inventorship Nathan Edward Tenny, Poway, CA (US)
Mazin Ali Al-Shalash, Frisco, TX (US)
Assignee Futurewei Technologies, Inc., Plano, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,024

1. A method implemented by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:determining to pursue grant free transmission on first data of a first buffer of a plurality of buffers and determining not to pursue grant free transmission on second data of a second buffer of the plurality of buffers;
determining a size of a grant free transport block (GFTB) based on a configuration of radio resources available for grant free transmission;
determining that a size of the first data of the first buffer is larger than the size of the GFTB;
determining to transmit using grant free transmission a first portion of the first data from the first buffer according to a priority of the first portion of the first data of the first buffer;
populating the GFTB with at least the first portion of the first data from the first buffer to produce a populated GFTB;
transferring the populated GFTB from a media access control (MAC) layer to a physical layer (PHY); and
performing grant based transmission on a second portion of the first data of the first buffer and on the second data of the second buffer.