US Patent No. 9,955,500

SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE


Patent No. 9,955,500
Issue Date April 24, 2018
Title Scheduling Apparatus And Method For Multicast Broadcast Service
Inventorship Kook Jin Lee, Daejeon (KR)
Assignee Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,955,500

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
a processor operably coupled to the memory,
wherein the processor, when executing program instructions stored in the memory, is configured to:
determine whether a first multicast service is provided during a first period;
generate a first message comprising a first identifier and a first value, wherein the first identifier and the first value are related to the first multicast service;
cause the device to transmit the first message during the first period; and
if the first multicast service is provided during the first period, cause the device to transmit at least a part of the first multicast service during the first period, the first value in the first message indicating when the first multicast service ends within the first period,
wherein if the first multicast service is not provided during the first period, the first value in the first message is a predetermined value to indicate that the first multicast service is not provided during the first period.