US Patent No. 10,973,003

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COVERAGE ENHANCEMENTS OF BROADCAST CHANNELS


Patent No. 10,973,003
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title System And Method For Coverage Enhancements Of Broadcast Channels
Inventorship Aris Papasakellariou, Houston, TX (US)
Ying Li, Richardson, TX (US)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,003

1. A method, comprising:receiving a bitmap, wherein
the bitmap has a size equal to a size of a set of time resources for broadcast signaling in a first cell over a first bandwidth (BW), and
each element of the bitmap indicates presence or absence of the broadcast signaling in the first cell in a corresponding time resource; and
receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a time resource from the set of time resources and over a second BW that includes part of the first BW, wherein the PDSCH reception
includes the part of the first BW in the time resource when the bitmap indicates absence of the broadcast signaling in the time resource, and
excludes the part of the first BW in the time resource when the bitmap indicates presence for the broadcast signaling in the time resource.