US 9,814,057 B2
Resource block structure and control in a wireless OFDM communication system
Manoj Monga, Olathe, KS (US); Saravana Velusamy, Olathe, KS (US); and Suryanarayanan Ramamurthy, Plano, TX (US)
Assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed by Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed on Nov. 3, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/930,803.
Application 14/930,803 is a continuation of application No. 14/081,859, filed on Nov. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,210,533.
Prior Publication US 2016/0057764 A1, Feb. 25, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 72/12 (2009.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/12 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0007 (2013.01); H04W 4/005 (2013.01); H04W 72/044 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of operating a wireless communication device that uses an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) resource block structure, the method comprising:
the wireless communication device generating and storing data for wireless transmission;
the wireless communication device translating an identifier and a current time into one or more OFDM resource blocks that are reserved for use without base station scheduling;
the wireless communication device generating one or more authorization marks; and
the wireless communication device wirelessly transmitting the data and the one or more authorization marks in the one or more OFDM resource blocks that are reserved for use without base station scheduling.