US Patent No. 10,973,002

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PAGING A MACHINE TO MACHINE DEVICE


Patent No. 10,973,002
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Method And Device For Paging A Machine To Machine Device
Inventorship Shin Horng Wong, Hampshire (GB)
Martin Warwick Beale, Hampshire (GB)
Assignee SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,002

1. Infrastructure equipment for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the infrastructure equipment comprising:a transceiver; and
control circuitry configured to control the transceiver to begin transmitting, during one of a plurality of periodic paging occasions associated with a terminal device of the wireless telecommunications network, a scheduling signal scheduling a paging message for paging the terminal device, wherein
a value of a characteristic of the scheduling signal is associated with the one of the plurality of periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device,
each periodic paging occasion associated with the terminal device is associated with a corresponding value of the characteristic of the scheduling signal, which is different from values of characteristics of the scheduling signal associated with other periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device and each periodic paging occasion associated with one or more other terminal devices of the wireless telecommunications network, and
a total time taken for the scheduling signal to be repeatedly transmitted by the transceiver is greater than a time period between consecutive periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device and with any other terminal device of the wireless telecommunications network with which plural periodic paging occasions is associated.