US 9,813,217 B2
Apparatus and method for resource allocation
Frank Frederiksen, Klarup (DK); Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kempele (FI); Bernhard Raaf, Neuried (DE); Kari Pekka Pajukoski, Oulu (FI); and Kari Juhani Hooli, Oulu (FI)
Assigned to Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)
Filed by Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, Espoo (FI)
Filed on Dec. 15, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/968,979.
Application 14/968,979 is a continuation of application No. 14/643,207, filed on Mar. 10, 2015, granted, now 9,282,563.
Application 14/643,207 is a continuation of application No. 13/319,222, filed on Jan. 9, 2012, granted, now 9,014,106.
Prior Publication US 2016/0134411 A1, May 12, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 5/0092 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0042 (2013.01); H04W 72/0493 (2013.01); H04L 5/0058 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method comprising:
utilizing a structure with more than one branch in the resource allocation of physical resource blocks, wherein
each branch comprising one or more starting positions for resource allocation,
each starting position being associated with a cluster of physical resource blocks, and the sizes of the resource clusters of each branch being based on powers of at least one given integer; and
applying one or more clusters of the structure, allocated to user equipment for uplink transmission, wherein when multiple clusters of the structure are allocated to the user equipment for the uplink transmission, the allocated multiple clusters of the structure are simultaneously indicated to the user equipment.