US Patent No. 10,694,480

DETERMINING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL BLOCK POSITIONS


Patent No. 10,694,480
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Determining Synchronization Signal Block Positions
Inventorship Vijay Nangia, Woodridge, IL (US)
Hyejung Jung, Palatine, IL (US)
Robert Tristan Love, Barrington, IL (US)
Assignee Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD., Singapore (SG)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,480

1. A device comprising:a transceiver that:
detects at least one synchronization signal in a synchronization signal block transmitted from a first network entity with a subcarrier spacing on a synchronization signal frequency in a frequency band; and
receives, from a second network entity, an indication of one or more synchronization signal blocks transmitted in a synchronization signal burst set from the first network entity, the indication including information associated with the one or more synchronization signal blocks for each of one or more sets of consecutive synchronization signal slots, each respective synchronization signal slot of the one or more sets of consecutive synchronization signal slots including at least one potential synchronization signal block time location, the indication including information comprising a first number of binary bits identifying which of the at least one potential synchronization signal block time location includes a transmitted synchronization signal block, and the first number of binary bits being less than a number of potential synchronization signal block time locations; and
a processor system that:
determines positions of the one or more synchronization signal blocks in the synchronization signal burst set based on the indication, a value of the subcarrier spacing, and a value of the frequency band; and
directs the transceiver to communicate with the first network entity based on the determined positions of the one or more synchronization signal blocks in the synchronization signal burst set.