US Patent No. 10,893,572

USER-EQUIPMENT-COORDINATION SET FOR DISENGAGED MODE


Patent No. 10,893,572
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title User-equipment-coordination Set For Disengaged Mode
Inventorship Jibing Wang, San Jose, CA (US)
Erik Richard Stauffer, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,572

1. A method performed by a base station in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:specifying, by the base station, a set of multiple user equipment to form a disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set, for joint transmission and reception of data by multiple user equipment in the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set, intended for one or more of the multiple user equipment included in the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set, each of the multiple user equipment being in a disengaged mode;
selecting one of the multiple user equipment within the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set to act as a coordinating user equipment for the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set;
transmitting a request message that directs the coordinating user equipment to coordinate the joint transmission and reception, by the multiple user equipment in the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set, of the data intended for the one or more of the multiple user equipment; and
transmitting a downlink signal to each user equipment within the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set effective to:
enable each user equipment within the disengaged-mode-user-equipment coordination set to:
demodulate and sample the downlink signal, and
forward the samples to the coordinating user equipment; and
enable the coordinating user equipment to:
combine the samples from each user equipment, and
jointly process the combined samples to provide decoded data.