US Patent No. 11,032,798

SYSTEM INFORMATION SCHEDULING IN MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 11,032,798
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title System Information Scheduling In Machine Type Communication
Inventorship Prateek Basu Mallick, Hessen (DE)
Hidetoshi Suzuki, Kanagawa (JP)
Joachim Loehr, Hessen (DE)
Assignee Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America, Torrance, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,798

1. An apparatus for transmitting system information in a wireless communication system, comprising:circuitry which, in operation, generates system information configuration information; and
a transmitter, which is coupled to the circuitry and which, in operation,
transmits the system information configuration information to a receiving apparatus, the system information configuration information defining first subframes, and
transmits the system information to the receiving apparatus in the first subframes;
wherein,
the system information configuration information indicates whether multimedia broadcast scheduling information is used to indicate second subframes for use in multimedia broadcast communication;
when the multimedia broadcast scheduling information is used to indicate the second subframes for use in multimedia broadcast communication, the first subframes are defined exclusive of the second subframes; and
when the multimedia broadcast scheduling information is not used, the first subframes are defined according to a subframe scheduling field of the system information configuration information, wherein each one of bits in the subframe scheduling field indicates whether a corresponding one of subframes is one of the first subframes.