US 11,659,467 B2
Methods and apparatuses for out of coverage determination(s)
Konstantinos Dimou, San Francisco, CA (US); Yan Zhou, San Diego, 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. 14, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/375,483.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/066,746, filed on Aug. 17, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0053402 A1, Feb. 17, 2022
Int. Cl. H04W 36/32 (2009.01); H04W 36/00 (2009.01); H04W 16/28 (2009.01); H04W 72/0446 (2023.01); H04W 72/1273 (2023.01); H04W 72/044 (2023.01); H04W 36/30 (2009.01); H04W 72/21 (2023.01)
CPC H04W 36/32 (2013.01) [H04W 16/28 (2013.01); H04W 36/00837 (2018.08); H04W 36/305 (2018.08); H04W 72/046 (2013.01); H04W 72/0446 (2013.01); H04W 72/1273 (2013.01); H04W 72/21 (2023.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:
determining a failure to receive and decode at least one scheduled downlink (DL) transmission from a network entity is based, at least in part, on the UE being out of coverage; and
taking one or more actions based, at least in part, on determining the failure is based, at least in part, on the UE being out of coverage and one or more conditions, wherein the one or more actions include:
transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) with beam sweeping across multiple slots when the UE is configured to transmit PUCCH with beam sweeping across multiple slots; and
performing an autonomous handover (HO) when the UE is not configured to transmit PUCCH with beam sweeping across multiple slots.