US 10,194,434 B2
Method and apparatus for scheduling of a wireless device
Joakim Axmon, Kävlinge (SE); and Muhammad Kazmi, Bromma (SE)
Assigned to TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), Stockholm (SE)
Filed by Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)
Filed on Mar. 30, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/673,013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/974,837, filed on Apr. 3, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0289267 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. H04W 24/10 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 72/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/0446 (2013.01) [H04W 24/10 (2013.01); H04W 72/0413 (2013.01); H04W 72/12 (2013.01); H04W 72/1268 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A network node configured for operation in a wireless communication network, said network node comprising:
a communication interface configured for communicating with at least one of: another network node of a same or different type; and a wireless device operating within the wireless communication network; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine whether the wireless device is of a first type or a second type, where wireless devices of the first type have no ability or a limited ability to transmit in a post-gap subframe, which is any uplink subframe that is the first subframe after a measurement gap that was preceded by an uplink subframe or a special subframe, whereas wireless devices of the second type have the ability, without limitation, to transmit in post-gap subframes; and
control scheduling of the wireless device with respect to post-gap subframes, in dependence on whether the wireless device was determined to be of the first type or of the second type.