US 9,814,070 B2
Small data communications in a wireless communication network
Mo-Han Fong, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Sangeetha Bangolae, Beaverton, OR (US); and Marta Martinez Tarradell, Hillsboro, OR (US)
Assigned to INTEL CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by INTEL CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/794,731.
Application 14/794,731 is a continuation of application No. 13/734,371, filed on Jan. 4, 2013, granted, now 9,107,103.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/624,185, filed on Apr. 13, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0327301 A1, Nov. 12, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04H 20/71 (2008.01); H04W 74/08 (2009.01); H04W 28/08 (2009.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/06 (2009.01); H04L 5/14 (2006.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 28/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 24/10 (2009.01); H04W 36/08 (2009.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01); H04W 36/00 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 74/0808 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0001 (2013.01); H04L 5/0023 (2013.01); H04L 5/0037 (2013.01); H04L 5/0044 (2013.01); H04L 5/0048 (2013.01); H04L 5/0053 (2013.01); H04L 5/0064 (2013.01); H04L 5/0094 (2013.01); H04L 5/14 (2013.01); H04W 4/005 (2013.01); H04W 4/06 (2013.01); H04W 24/02 (2013.01); H04W 24/10 (2013.01); H04W 28/02 (2013.01); H04W 28/0268 (2013.01); H04W 28/08 (2013.01); H04W 36/08 (2013.01); H04W 72/04 (2013.01); H04W 72/042 (2013.01); H04W 72/0406 (2013.01); H04W 72/085 (2013.01); H04W 74/0833 (2013.01); H04W 76/02 (2013.01); H04W 76/023 (2013.01); H04L 12/189 (2013.01); H04W 36/0016 (2013.01); H04W 76/028 (2013.01); Y02B 60/50 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to perform small data transmissions, the apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to:
receive, from an eNodeB, a small data transmission indicator that instructs the UE to establish a fast radio resource control (RRC) connection with the eNodeB;
initiate, at the UE, a random access channel (RACH) procedure in order to establish the fast RRC connection with the eNodeB, wherein the fast RRC connection does not include the establishment of bearers between the UE and the eNodeB;
receive a multicast information transfer message when in idle mode, wherein the UE is configured to periodically monitor a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to retrieve the multicast information transfer message sent by the eNodeB; and
perform, at the UE, a small data transmission with the eNodeB using the fast RRC connection between the UE and the eNodeB; and
a memory configured to communicate with the circuitry and operable to store the multicast information transfer message.