Patent Number: 8,718,102

Title: Minimalistic LTE maintenance timing advance method

Abstract: A method that implements a timing advance for an uplink communication from a user equipment (UE) comprises: selecting at least one subframe; reducing a duration of at least one selected symbol of each of the at least one subframe to generate at least one reduced duration subframe; replacing a remaining portion of payload data of each of the at least one selected symbol with a pre-selected replacement value; by-passing each of the at least one selected symbol during pre-transmission processing of the at least one reduced duration subframe; processing any remaining symbols of the at least one reduced duration subframe, such that a processing time of the remaining symbols of the at least one reduced duration subframe is reduced by at least the value of the timing advance; and transmitting the at least one reduced duration subframe via the uplink communication to the base station.

Inventors: Kim; Yun H. (Bartlett, IL), Larosa; Christopher P. (Crysal Lake, IL), Nollett; Bryan S. (Fox River Grove, IL)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04W 56/00 (20090101); H04W 28/06 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018