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1. (WO2017131964) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING BUFFER SIZE SETTING FOR ONE OR MORE BUFFER STATUS REPORTS
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CLAIMS

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising: determining a first amount of data stored in a buffer at the UE; and

if the first amount of the data satisfies a threshold, sending a first buffer status report (BSR) indicating a second amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the first amount.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the indicated second amount of buffered data is greater than a maximum size of the buffer.

3. The method of claim 1, further comprising storing a table at the UE, wherein: the table comprises a plurality of entries, one or more of the entries

corresponding to a range of amount of buffered data; and

the indication of the second amount of buffered data is provided via one or more bits in the BSR having values that correspond to an entry in the table.

4. The method of claim 3, wherein the indicated second amount of buffered data corresponds to an entry in the table that corresponds to a maximum range of amount of buffered data.

5. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

determining a third amount of buffered data at the UE after sending the first BSR; and

if the third amount satisfies the threshold, sending a second BSR indicating a fourth amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the second amount.

6. The method of claim 4, further comprising:

periodically determining an amount of data in the buffer; and

if the amount of data in the buffer satisfies the threshold, reporting an amount of buffered data by the UE greater than the determined amount, wherein each subsequent reported amount is greater than the preceding reported amount.

7. The method of claim 1 , wherein:

the first amount of buffered data is buffered at a lower layer;

the method further comprises receiving information from a higher layer regarding a third amount of buffered data at the higher layer; and

the second amount is based on the first amount and the third amount.

8. The method of claim 1 , wherein the first BSR comprises an extended BSR.

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising receiving an uplink grant, a size of the uplink grant based on the indicated second amount of buffered data in the first BSR.

10. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

if the first amount of the data does not satisfy a threshold, sending a second buffer status report (BSR) indicating the first amount of buffered data.

1 1. An apparatus for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:

means for determining a first amount of data stored in a buffer at the UE; and means for sending a first buffer status report (BSR) indicating a second amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the first amount if the first amount of the data satisfies a threshold.

12. The apparatus of claim 11 , wherein the indicated second amount of buffered data is greater than a maximum size of the buffer.

13. The apparatus of claim 11 , further comprising means for storing a table at the UE, wherein:

the table comprises a plurality of entries, one or more of the entries

corresponding to a range of amount of buffered data; and

the indication of the second amount of buffered data is provided via one or more bits in the BSR having values that correspond to an entry in the table.

14. The apparatus of claim 13, wherein the indicated second amount of buffered data corresponds to an entry in the table that corresponds to a maximum range of amount of buffered data.

15. The apparatus of claim 11, further comprising:

means for determining a third amount of buffered data at the UE after sending the first BSR; and

means for sending a second BSR indicating a fourth amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the second amount if the third amount satisfies the threshold.

16. The apparatus of claim 14, further comprising:

means for periodically determining an amount of data in the buffer; and means for reporting an amount of buffered data by the UE greater than the determined amount if the amount of data in the buffer satisfies the threshold, wherein each subsequent reported amount is greater than the preceding reported amount.

17. The apparatus of claim 11, wherein:

the first amount of buffered data is buffered at a lower layer;

the apparatus further comprises means for receiving information from a higher layer regarding a third amount of buffered data at the higher layer; and

the second amount is based on the first amount and the third amount.

18. The apparatus of claim 11 , wherein the first BSR comprises an extended BSR.

19. The apparatus of claim 11, further comprising means for receiving an uplink grant, a size of the uplink grant based on the indicated second amount of buffered data in the first BSR.

20. The apparatus of claim 11, further comprising means for sending a second buffer status report (BSR) indicating the first amount of buffered data if the first amount of the data does not satisfy a threshold.

21. An apparatus for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:

at least one processor configured to determine a first amount of data stored in a buffer at the UE and, if the first amount of the data satisfies a threshold, send a first buffer status report (BSR) indicating a second amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the first amount; and

a memory coupled with the at least one processor.

22. The apparatus of claim 21 , wherein the indicated second amount of buffered data is greater than a maximum size of the buffer.

23. The apparatus of claim 21 , wherein:

the at least one processor is further configured to store a table at the UE:

the table comprises a plurality of entries, one or more of the entries correspond to a range of an amount of buffered data; and

the indication of the second amount of buffered data is provided via one or more bits in the BSR having values that correspond to an entry in the table.

24. The apparatus of claim 23, wherein the indicated second amount of buffered data corresponds to an entry in the table that corresponds to a maximum range of amount of buffered data.

25. The apparatus of claim 21 , wherein the at least one processor is further configured to:

determine a third amount of buffered data at the UE after sending the first BSR; and

if the third amount satisfies the threshold, send a second BSR indicating a fourth amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the second amount.

26. The apparatus of claim 24, wherein the at least one processor is further configured to:

periodically determine an amount of data in the buffer; and

if the amount of data in the buffer satisfies the threshold, report an amount of buffered data by the UE greater than the determined amount, wherein each subsequent reported amount is greater than the preceding reported amount.

27. The apparatus of claim 21 , wherein:

the first amount of buffered data is buffered at a lower layer;

the at least one processor is further configured to receive information from a higher layer regarding a third amount of buffered data at the higher layer; and

the second amount is based on the first amount and the third amount.

28. The apparatus of claim 21 , wherein the at least one processor is further configured to receive an uplink grant, a size of the uplink grant based on the indicated second amount of buffered data in the first BSR.

29. The apparatus of claim 21 , wherein the at least one processor is further configured to send a second buffer status report (BSR) indicating the first amount of buffered data if the first amount of the data does not satisfy a threshold.

30. A computer readable medium having computer executable code stored thereon, comprising:

code for determining a first amount of data stored in a buffer at a user equipment (UE); and

code for sending a first buffer status report (BSR) indicating a second amount of buffered data at the UE greater than the first amount if the first amount of the data satisfies a threshold.