US 11,659,378 B2
Beam-switching capability indication in wireless networks that utilize beamforming
Sony Akkarakaran, Poway, CA (US); and Tao Luo, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 2, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/367,069.
Application 17/367,069 is a continuation of application No. 16/438,278, filed on Jun. 11, 2019, granted, now 11,076,286.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/688,362, filed on Jun. 21, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0337375 A1, Oct. 28, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 8/22 (2009.01); H04L 1/00 (2006.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04L 25/02 (2006.01); H04W 72/0446 (2023.01); H04W 72/044 (2023.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01); H04W 72/30 (2023.01)
CPC H04W 8/22 (2013.01) [H04L 1/0026 (2013.01); H04L 5/005 (2013.01); H04L 25/0226 (2013.01); H04W 72/046 (2013.01); H04W 72/0446 (2013.01); H04W 72/30 (2023.01); H04W 88/06 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
determining a capability for a maximum number of beam switches that the UE supports per slot for each slot of one or more slots,
wherein the maximum number of beam switches is
based on a slot type of that slot and/or
based on one or more other capabilities associated with the UE to receive one or more signals across one or more beams;
transmitting, to a network node, capability information indicating the determined capability for the maximum number of beam switches that the UE supports per slot; and
receiving, from the network node, the one or more signals across one or more beams based on the determined capability indicated in the capability information for the maximum number of beam switches per slot associated with a slot in which the one or more signals are received.