US Patent No. 11,032,832

TIME-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING FOR CELLULAR DUAL CONNECTIVITY


Patent No. 11,032,832
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Time-division Multiplexing For Cellular Dual Connectivity
Inventorship Ming Shan Kwok, Seattle, WA (US)
Wei-Ming Lan, Morrisville, NC (US)
Yasmin Karimli, Kirkland, WA (US)
Wafik Abdel Shahid, Kenmore, WA (US)
Assignee T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,832

1. A method performed by one or more of a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station or a New Radio (NR) Base Station, the method comprising:concurrently receiving a LTE uplink signal and a NR uplink signal from a cellular communication device;
commanding the cellular communication device to transmit the LTE uplink signal at a first transmit power;
commanding the cellular communication device to transmit the NR uplink signal at a second transmit power;
determining that one or more of the first transmit power and the second transmit power will cause the cellular communication device to exceed a power threshold; and
in response to determining that one or more of the first transmit power and the second transmit power will cause the cellular communication device to exceed the power threshold, managing uplink scheduling of the cellular communication device to time-multiplex the LTE and NR uplink signals.