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1. (WO2017040710) INTER-ACCESS TERMINAL UNBLOCKING AND ENHANCED CONTENTION FOR CO-EXISTENCE ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040710    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049767
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04W 74/08
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: SADEK, Ahmed Kamel
VALLIAPPAN, Nachiappan
KADOUS, Tamer Adel
PATEL, Chirag Sureshbhai
LUO, Tao
Title: INTER-ACCESS TERMINAL UNBLOCKING AND ENHANCED CONTENTION FOR CO-EXISTENCE ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM
Abstract:
Techniques for managing access to a shared communication medium are disclosed. Scheduling grants may be sent to different access terminals for different sets of resources for uplink transmission on the communication medium. A series of re-contention gaps may be scheduled for access terminal contention within or between the different sets of resources. Uplink and downlink transmission on the communication medium may be silenced during each of the series of re-contention gaps. Moreover, an access terminal may receive a scheduling grant that allocates a set of resources to the access terminal for uplink transmission on a communication medium and contend for access to the communication medium based on the scheduling grant. The access terminal may then selectively transmit uplink traffic over the allocated set of resources based on the contending.