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1. US20170245156 - Method and apparatus for sending information

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Claims

1. A method for sending information, comprising:
using, at a sending end, an downlink control information DCI information, which will be transmitted through a physical control channel PDCCH, an enhanced physical control channel ePDCCH, or agreed resources, to describe information about time that unlicensed carriers are occupied;
sending, at the sending end, the DCI information through licensed carriers or the unlicensed carriers,
wherein the information about time comprises: a starting subframe and the number of subframes which are continuously occupied starting from the starting subframe;
wherein using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied, comprising parts or all of following:
using, at the sending end, a PDCCH in first one or two or three or four OFDM symbols of a subframe to bear the information about time;
using, at the sending end, a PDCCH in an OFDM symbol of a second slot of a subframe to bear the information about time; and
using, at the sending end, a preset resource location of a subframe to bear the information about time.
2. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises at least one of the following:
using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied by the sending end; and
using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied by other sending ends;
the information about time comprising: under a situation that an uplink and a downlink share the same one carrier, downlink sending time occupied by the sending end and uplink receiving time of the sending end; or the information about time comprising the downlink sending time occupied by the sending end only; or the information about time comprising the downlink sending time occupied by the sending end and partial uplink receiving time of the sending end.
3. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises:
indicating, by the sending end in a current subframe, whether a next subframe will be used by the sending end.
4. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises:
using, at the sending end, the DCI information according to a preset DCI format to bear the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied;
using, at the sending end, an agreed Radio Network Temporary Identifier, RNTI, to scramble the DCI information, and sending the DCI information in a common search space of a PDCCH/ePDCCH or in an agreed resource;
the preset DCI format comprises parts of or all of following: DCI format 3, 3A, 1C and DCI format corresponding to a unique bit number.
5. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein the information about time is described by taking a subframe as a unit, or described by taking an OFDM symbol as a unit or described by taking a slot as a unit;
the information about time describing a subframe, an OFDM symbol or a slot which will be occupied by the sending end or other sending ends.
6. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein the information about time describing subframes which will be occupied by the sending end or other sending ends comprises parts of or all of the following:
the information about time describing that a plurality of continuous subframes starting from a current subframe are occupied;
the information about time describing patterns of subframes which will be occupied.
7. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein using, at the sending end, the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carrier is occupied, further comprising parts of or all of the following:
sending, at the sending end, the DCI information describing the information about time in a first occupied subframe;
the DCI information describing information about current remaining occupied subframes;
indicating, by the sending end in a current subframe, whether a next subframe will be used by the sending end;
using, at the sending end, all bits or part of bits in the DCI to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied.
8. The method for sending information according to claim 1, wherein the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises a length of time that the unlicensed carrier is seized by the sending end in order to execute data transmission for one time.
9. An apparatus for sending information located at a sending end, comprising:
a description module arranged to describe information about time that unlicensed carriers are occupied by using an downlink control information DCI information, which will be transmitted through a physical control channel PDCCH, an enhanced physical control channel ePDCCH, or agreed resources;
a sending module arranged to send the DCI information through licensed carriers or the unlicensed carriers;
wherein the information about time comprises: a starting subframe and the number of subframes which are continuously occupied starting from the starting subframe;
wherein the description module using the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied comprises parts of or all of the following:
using a PDCCH in first one or two or three or four OFDM symbols of a subframe to bear the information about time;
using a PDCCH in an OFDM symbol of a second slot of a subframe to bear the information about time; and
using a preset resource location of a subframe to bear the information about time.
10. The apparatus for sending information according to claim 9, wherein the description module using the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises at least one of the following:
using the DCI information to describe information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied by the sending end;
using the DCI information to describe information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied by other sending ends;
the information about time comprising: under a situation that an uplink and a downlink share the same one carrier, downlink sending time occupied by the sending end and uplink receiving time of the sending end; or the information about time comprising the downlink sending time occupied by the sending end only; or the information about time comprising the downlink sending time occupied by the sending end and partial uplink receiving time of the sending end.
11. The apparatus for sending information according to claim 9, wherein the description module using the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises:
indicating, in a current subframe, whether a next subframe will be used by the sending end.
12. The apparatus for sending information according to claim 9, wherein the description module using the DCI information to describe the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied further comprises:
using the DCI information according to a preset DCI format to bear the information about time that the unlicensed carriers are occupied;
using an agreed Radio Network Temporary Identifier, RNTI, to scramble the DCI information, and sending the DCI information in a common search space of a PDCCH/ePDCCH or in agreed resources;
the preset DCI format comprising parts of or all of the following: DCI format 3, 3A, 1C and DCI format corresponding to a unique bit number.
13. The apparatus for sending information according to claim 9, wherein the information about time is described by taking a subframe as a unit, or described by taking an OFDM symbol as a unit or described by taking a slot as a unit;
the information about time describing a subframe, an OFDM symbol or a slot which will be occupied by the sending end or other sending ends.