US 10,368,350 B2
Concurrent mini-slot based and slot based transmissions to a single device
Milap Majmundar, Austin, TX (US); Thomas Novlan, Austin, TX (US); and Arunabha Ghosh, 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 May 26, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/606,189.
Prior Publication US 2018/0343651 A1, Nov. 29, 2018
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/0446 (2013.01) [H04W 72/0406 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
generating, by a network device comprising a processor, a first transport block from first logical channels scheduled for a slot based transmission and a second transport block from second logical channels scheduled for a mini-slot based transmission;
transmitting, by the network device, first data via a first control channel indicating the slot based transmission for a device and second data via a second control channel indicating the mini-slot based transmission for the device, wherein a first length of the slot based transmission comprises a defined number of symbols and a second length of the mini-slot based transmission comprises some of the defined number of symbols; and
transmitting, by the network device, the slot based transmission and the mini-slot based transmission, wherein the slot based transmission and the mini-slot based transmission are logically separate transmissions that are scheduled to be concurrent transmissions for the device.