US 11,758,602 B2
Intelligent transmission port selection and power utilization for a cellular device
Sriram Subramanian, Santa Clara, CA (US); Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Singapore (SG); Madhukar K. Shanbhag, Santa Clara, CA (US); Pengkai Zhao, Cupertino, CA (US); Sanjeevi Balasubramanian, San Jose, CA (US); Shiva Krishna Narra, San Jose, CA (US); Vijay Venkataraman, San Jose, CA (US); Vishwanth Kamala Govindaraju, Mountain View, CA (US); and Wenping Lou, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 21, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/304,418.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/040,920, filed on Jun. 18, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0400748 A1, Dec. 23, 2021
Int. Cl. H04W 76/15 (2018.01); H04W 28/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/21 (2023.01); H04W 72/56 (2023.01)
CPC H04W 76/15 (2018.02) [H04W 28/0268 (2013.01); H04W 28/0278 (2013.01); H04W 72/21 (2023.01); H04W 72/56 (2023.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A processor of a user equipment (UE) having network connections for long-term evolution (LTE) and new radio (NR) radio access technologies (RATs) in non-standalone (NSA) E-UTRA-NR dual connectivity (ENDC) operation, the UE including a multi-antenna array for data and signaling transmissions and receptions over the LTE and NR connections, wherein the processor is configured to perform operations comprising:
determining a first antenna of the multi-antenna array for an operating frequency band of the LTE and NR connections, wherein the first antenna is determined based on at least one performance factor for the UE when using the first antenna compared to other antennas of the multi-antenna array;
evaluating one or more factors for determining whether the LIE RAT or the NR RAT is to use the first antenna, wherein the one or more factors comprises a determination that high priority data is pending for transmission; and
transmitting uplink data on the first antenna via either the LTE RAT or the NR RAT based on the evaluated factors.