US Patent No. 9,210,533

RESOURCE BLOCK STRUCTURE AND CONTROL IN A WIRELESS OFDM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,210,533
Issue Date December 08, 2015
Title Resource Block Structure And Control In A Wireless Ofdm Communication System
Inventorship Manoj Monga, Olathe, KS (US)
Saravana Velusamy, Olathe, KS (US)
Suryanarayanan Ramamurthy, Olathe, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,210,533

1. A method of operating a wireless communication system that uses an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) resource
block structure, the method comprising:
in a wireless base station, scheduling allocated resource blocks from the OFDM resource block structure to a plurality of
User Equipment devices (UEs) and holding unallocated resource blocks from the OFDM resource block structure for a plurality
of machine devices;

in the wireless base station, decoding wireless OFDM signals based on the OFDM resource block structure to obtain user data
from the UEs using the allocated resource blocks and to obtain machine data from the machine devices using the unallocated
resource blocks, and transferring the user data for subsequent delivery; and

in the wireless base station, processing the machine data from the unallocated resource blocks to validate authorization marks
in individual ones of the unallocated resource blocks, transfer portions of the machine data from the unallocated resource
blocks having the valid authorization marks for subsequent delivery, and inhibit a transfer of other portions of the machine
data from the unallocated resource blocks not having the valid authorization marks.