US Patent No. 10,893,506

MULTIPURPOSE DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION BIT FIELDS


Patent No. 10,893,506
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Multipurpose Downlink Control Information Bit Fields
Inventorship Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Edison, NJ (US)
Tao Luo, San Diego, CA (US)
Makesh Pravin John Wilson, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,506

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:monitoring a control channel for downlink control information (DCI) from a base station;
identifying a DCI message in the control channel corresponding to a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) used to successfully descramble cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits attached to the DCI message, the DCI message having a DCI format;
interpreting at least one bit field in the DCI message based at least in part on the RNTI, wherein interpreting the at least one bit field of the DCI message of the DCI format comprise interpreting the at least one bit field in the DCI message as a first indication when the RNTI comprises a first RNTI and interpreting the at least one bit field in the DCI message as a second indication when the RNTI comprises a second RNTI that is different from the first RNTI, wherein the first RNTI comprises a paging RNTI (P-RNTI) and the first indication comprises a short message indicator; and
communicating with the base station based at least in part on interpreting the at least one bit field in the DCI message.