US 10,993,233 B2
Inserting virtual carrier in conventional OFDM host carrier in communications system
Darren McNamara, Clevedon (GB); Andrew Lillie, Bristol (GB); Peter Darwood, Bristol (GB); and Martin Beale, Bristol (GB)
Assigned to SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., New York, NY (US)
Filed by SCA IPLA Holdings Inc., New York, NY (US)
Filed on Apr. 15, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/383,688.
Application 16/383,688 is a continuation of application No. 15/656,156, filed on Jul. 21, 2017, granted, now 10,299,274.
Application 15/656,156 is a continuation of application No. 14/723,070, filed on May 27, 2015, granted, now 9,750,024, issued on Aug. 29, 2017.
Application 14/723,070 is a continuation of application No. 13/983,685, granted, now 9,071,396, issued on Jun. 30, 2015, previously published as PCT/GB2012/050210, filed on Feb. 1, 2012.
Claims priority of application No. 1101983 (GB), filed on Feb. 4, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2019/0239228 A1, Aug. 1, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04L 27/26 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 72/0453 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0032 (2013.01); H04L 5/0039 (2013.01); H04L 5/0048 (2013.01); H04L 5/0064 (2013.01); H04L 5/0094 (2013.01); H04L 27/2626 (2013.01); H04W 72/04 (2013.01); H04L 5/0007 (2013.01); H04W 72/042 (2013.01); H04W 72/0486 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device comprising:
circuitry configured to
locate, within a wireless access interface provided by a base station, a narrowband carrier that includes a first plurality of resource elements across a first range of system resource blocks which is within and smaller than a second range of system resource blocks that span a system frequency bandwidth;
decode a narrowband carrier control portion within the narrowband carrier, the narrowband carrier control portion identifying resource elements within the narrowband carrier that are allocated to the electronic device;
locate the allocated resource elements within the narrowband carrier based on the decoded control portion; and
receive data transmitted by the base station by decoding the allocated resource elements within the narrowband carrier, wherein data transmitted on the narrowband carrier is logically distinct from data transmitted in remaining parts of the second range of system resource blocks.