US Patent No. 10,560,889

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,560,889
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title User Terminal, Radio Base Station, Radio Communication Method, And Radio Communication System
Inventorship Kazuki Takeda, Tokyo (JP)
Kazuaki Takeda, Tokyo (JP)
Tooru Uchino, Tokyo (JP)
Satoshi Nagata, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,889

1. A user terminal that communicates in a plurality of cell groups, each group being formed with one or more cells, the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives downlink control information; and
a processor that controls at least a first cell to transmit uplink control information, among a plurality of cells to which the uplink control information can be allocated and which are configured in each cell group,
wherein, when information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling is included in the downlink control information, and
when a second cell having received the downlink control information and a third cell that is designated by the information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling belong to a first cell group of the plurality of cell groups,
then the processor determines the at least first cell among the plurality of cells for a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based on the information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling and
controls the at least first cell among the plurality of cells, to which uplink control information can be allocated and that is included in the first cell group to which the second cell that receives the downlink control information belongs to, to transmit the uplink control information on the PUCCH, and
wherein, when the third cell that is designated by the information to indicate cross-carrier scheduling belongs to a second cell group of the plurality of cell groups, the processor does not support cross-carrier scheduling between the second cell that receives the downlink control information, which belongs to the first cell group and the third cell designated by information indicating the cross-carrier scheduling, which belongs to the second cell group.