US 10,368,304 B2
Encoding and decoding data for group common control channels
SaiRamesh Nammi, Austin, TX (US); Arunabha Ghosh, Austin, TX (US); and Salam Akoum, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Jun. 13, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/7,005.
Application 16/007,005 is a division of application No. 15/467,591, filed on Mar. 23, 2017, granted, now 10,028,210.
Prior Publication US 2018/0295571 A1, Oct. 11, 2018
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01); H04W 72/12 (2009.01); H04L 1/00 (2006.01); H04L 25/06 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 48/16 (2013.01) [H04L 1/0045 (2013.01); H04L 1/0072 (2013.01); H04W 72/121 (2013.01); H04L 25/067 (2013.01); Y02D 70/00 (2018.01); Y02D 70/10 (2018.01); Y02D 70/12 (2018.01); Y02D 70/1224 (2018.01); Y02D 70/1242 (2018.01); Y02D 70/1262 (2018.01); Y02D 70/142 (2018.01); Y02D 70/144 (2018.01); Y02D 70/146 (2018.01); Y02D 70/162 (2018.01); Y02D 70/21 (2018.01); Y02D 70/23 (2018.01); Y02D 70/26 (2018.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
appending, by a base station device comprising a processor, bits to an information block to match a size of a radio network identifier, wherein the information block comprises common downlink control information, and wherein the appending results in appended bits;
masking, by the base station device, the information block with the radio network identifier, resulting in a masked information block;
encoding, by the base station device, the masked information block resulting in a code symbol;
transmitting, by the base station device, the radio network identifier to a group of mobile devices using a radio resource control channel before a common control channel is established; and
transmitting, by the base station device, the code symbol to the group of mobile devices on the common control channel.