US Patent No. 10,973,017

EXTENDING PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS


Patent No. 10,973,017
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Extending Physical Downlink Control Channels
Inventorship Aris Papasakellariou, Houston, TX (US)
Joon-Young Cho, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,017

1. A method for monitoring a downlink control channel in order to enable communication over a plurality of cells in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying a common search space on a first cell among the first cell and a second cell, wherein a paging is associated with the common search space on only the first cell;
identifying a dedicated search space for the first cell and a dedicated search space for the second cell; and
monitoring the downlink control channel based on at least one of the common search space on the first cell, the dedicated search space for the first cell and the dedicated search space for the second cell,
wherein control channel information associated with the common search space is configured based on a broadcast signaling.