US Patent No. 10,772,094

IDENTIFICATION OF DOWNLINK MESSAGES USING REPEATED TRANSMISSION


Patent No. 10,772,094
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Identification Of Downlink Messages Using Repeated Transmission
Inventorship Matthew William Webb, Basingstoke (GB)
Hideji Wakabayashi, Basingstoke (GB)
Assignee SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,094

1. A method of operating a base station for communicating a message to one or more terminal devices in a wireless telecommunications system over a radio interface having a radio frame structure comprising a plurality of subframes, wherein the message may be transmitted in accordance with a first transmission scheme using transmission resources in a first number of radio subframes or transmitted in accordance with a second transmission scheme using transmission resources in a second number of radio subframes, wherein the second number is greater than the first number, wherein the one or more terminal devices in the wireless telecommunications system comprise a first set of terminal devices and a second set of terminal devices, and wherein the message is transmitted in accordance with the first transmission scheme or the second transmission scheme in dependence on whether the terminal device to which the message is to be transmitted is a member of the first set of terminal devices or the second set of terminal devices, wherein the first transmission scheme comprises a first number of repetitions and the second transmission scheme comprises a second number of repetitions different from the first number of repetitions.