US Patent No. 10,694,533

NETWORK SCHEDULING IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUMS


Patent No. 10,694,533
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Network Scheduling In Unlicensed Spectrums
Inventorship Yasmin Karimli, Kirkland, WA (US)
Gunjan Nimbavikar, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assignee T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,533

1. A system associated with a cellular base station, the system comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
a plurality of programming instructions stored on the memory and executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
assessing, at a first time, first interference in an unlicensed spectrum by measuring energy levels in the unlicensed spectrum;
determining, based at least in part on the first interference, a first schedule to determine a start time for transmitting data via the unlicensed spectrum, a maximum amount of data that is permitted to be transmitted via the unlicensed spectrum, and a maximum amount of time that data is permitted to be transmitted via the unlicensed spectrum;
facilitating, for a first period of time between the first time and a second time after the first time, first data transmission events between two or more mobile devices based at least in part on the first schedule, each of the two or more mobile devices including technology for exchanging data via the unlicensed spectrum;
assessing, at the second time, second interference in the unlicensed spectrum; and
determining, based at least in part on the second interference, a second schedule to be used for facilitating second transmission events during a second period of time between the second time and a third time after the second time, wherein the first period of time and the second period of time comprise a same amount of time.