US 11,057,179 B2
User equipment and methods for physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource allocation and communication
Wenting Chang, Beijing (CN); Yuan Zhu, Beijing (CN); Yushu Zhang, Beijing (CN); Gang Xiong, Beaverton, OR (US); and Seunghee Han, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 20, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/446,860.
Application 16/446,860 is a continuation of application No. 15/559,991, granted, now 10,374,769, previously published as PCT/US2015/050250, filed on Sep. 15, 2015.
Application 15/559,991 is a continuation of application No. PCT/CN2015/077099, filed on Apr. 21, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2019/0372736 A1, Dec. 5, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04L 1/00 (2006.01); H04W 28/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 72/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 5/0051 (2013.01) [H04L 1/00 (2013.01); H04L 5/0037 (2013.01); H04L 5/0053 (2013.01); H04L 5/0094 (2013.01); H04W 28/0289 (2013.01); H04W 72/0413 (2013.01); H04W 72/0493 (2013.01); H04W 72/1284 (2013.01); H04W 72/0446 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor configured to cause a user equipment device (UE) to:
decode a control message from a base station configured to be received within a bandwidth of network resources;
determine a set of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources from the control message
determine, from among the set of PUCCH resources, first PUCCH resources, the first PUCCH resources indicated by a resource index in downlink control information (DCI) of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) from the base station; and
encode, for transmission to the base station, an uplink control message using the first PUCCH resources, wherein the first PUCCH resources are allocated according to a first configuration in which:
when the first configuration is an edge configuration the PUCCH resources are restricted to a lower edge portion and an upper edge portion of the bandwidth of network resources, and
when the first configuration is-not an edge configuration the PUCCH resources include a portion of
the bandwidth of network resources, wherein the first PUCCH resources are associated with a first mode or a second mode, wherein in the first mode a first portion of the first PUCCH resources comprises first frequency resources during a first time and a second portion of the first PUCCH resources comprises second frequency resources during a second time, and wherein in the second mode the first and second portions of the first PUCCH resources are transmitted in the same frequency resources.