US 11,659,495 B2
Methods, systems, and devices for adjusting an antenna array of a communication device to provide coarse power adjustment
Yupeng Jia, South Pasadena, CA (US); Yizhe Zhang, Austin, TX (US); and Ronald W. Borsato, East Brunswick, NJ (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 Jul. 18, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/867,149.
Application 17/867,149 is a continuation of application No. 17/318,619, filed on May 12, 2021, granted, now 11,438,849.
Prior Publication US 2022/0369240 A1, Nov. 17, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 52/24 (2009.01); H04W 52/36 (2009.01); H04B 17/10 (2015.01); H04B 17/382 (2015.01)
CPC H04W 52/242 (2013.01) [H04B 17/103 (2015.01); H04B 17/382 (2015.01); H04W 52/362 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A communication device, comprising:
an antenna array;
a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
determining a path loss between a base station and the communication device based on a measured power of a reference signal obtained from the base station over a communication network;
determining a coarse power adjustment for the communication device based on the path loss;
identifying a group of antenna array elements of the antenna array to adjust based on the coarse power adjustment;
adjusting a gain of each of the group of antenna array elements to generate the coarse power adjustment; and
providing a transmission signal to the base station according to the coarse power adjustment over the communication network.