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1. WO2020089466 - POWER-EFFICIENT CONFIGURATION OF TIME OFFSET VALUES

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CLAIMS

1. A network node configured to communicate with a wireless device, the network node comprises a radio interface and processing circuitry, and is configured to: determine information associated with implementing a time offset at the wireless device;

determine at least one time offset between a physical control channel and a physical shared channel; and

indicate the at least one time offset to the wireless device.

2. The network node of claim 1, wherein determination of the information associated with implementing a time offset in the wireless device comprises reception of the information from the wireless device.

3. The network node of claim 2, wherein the received information includes a capability of the wireless device for implementing the at least one time offset or a requested time offset value.

4. The network node of claim 1, wherein the determination of the information associated with implementing a time offset in the wireless device comprises acquisition of the information from another network node.

5. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to be implemented for every initial physical control channel operation in a series of physical control channel and physical shared channel operations.

6. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein an indication of the at least one time offset is included in downlink control information or Medium Access Control signal elements.

7. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the at least one time offset is a plurality of time offsets included in an offset mask corresponding to preconfigured time offsets.

8. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 7, wherein to indicate the at least one time offset to the wireless device comprises a transmission of the at least one time offset.

9. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 8, arranged to receive a determined minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology from the wireless device.

10. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 9, arranged to transmit a configured minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology to the wireless device.

11. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 10, arranged to transmit an indication to the wireless device whether a predefined offset value is applicable or not.

12. The network node of claim 11, wherein the indication is transmitted as a DCI or MAC control element.

13. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 12, arranged to transmit an offset mask to the wireless device, wherein the offset mask indicates offset values which are to be excluded.

14. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 13, arranged to receive information about expected traffic from the wireless device and select applicable offset values based on the received information.

15. The network node of any one of claims 1 to 14, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to allow the wireless device to perform at least one power saving action during at least a portion of a duration of the at least one time offset.

16. A method implemented in a network node, the method comprising:

determining information associated with implementing a time offset at a wireless device;

determining at least one time offset between a physical control channel and a physical shared channel; and

indicating the at least one time offset to the wireless device.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein determining of the information associated with implementing a time offset in the wireless device comprises receiving the information from the wireless device.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein the received information includes a capability of the wireless device for implementing the at least one time offset or a requested time offset value.

19. The network node of claim 16, wherein the determination of the information associated with implementing a time offset in the wireless device comprises acquiring the information from another network node.

20. The method of any one of claims 16 to 19, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to be implemented for every initial physical control channel operation in a series of physical control channel and physical shared channel operations.

21. The method of any one of claims 16 to 20, wherein an indication of the at least one time offset is included in downlink control information or Medium Access Control signal elements.

22. The method of any one of claims 16 to 21, wherein the at least one time offset is a plurality of time offsets included in an offset mask corresponding to preconfigured time offsets.

23. The method of any one of claims 16 to 22, wherein the indicating of the at least one time offset to the wireless device comprises transmitting information about the at least one time offset.

24. The method of any one of claims 16 to 23, comprising receiving a determined minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology from the wireless device.

25. The method of any one of claims 16 to 24, comprising transmitting a configured minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology to the wireless device.

26. The method of any one of claims 16 to 25, comprising transmitting an indication to the wireless device whether a predefined offset value is applicable or not.

27. The method of claim 26, wherein the indication is transmitted as a DCI or MAC control element.

28. The method of any one of claims 16 to 27, comprising transmitting an offset mask to the wireless device, wherein the offset mask indicates offset values which are to be excluded.

29. The method of any one of claims 16 to 28, comprising

receiving information about expected traffic from the wireless device; and selecting applicable offset values based on the received information.

30. The method of any one of claims 16 to 29, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to allow the wireless device to perform at least one power saving action during at least a portion of a duration of the at least one time offset

31. A wireless device, WD, configured to communicate with a network node, the WD comprises a radio interface and processing circuitry and is configured to:

receive an indication of at least one time offset; and

configure the receiver according to an assumption of the at least one time offset between a physical control channel and a physical shared channel, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to allow the wireless device to perform at least one power saving action during at least a portion of a duration of the at least one time offset.

32. The WD of claim 30, configured to transmit information associated with implementing a time offset to the network node.

33. The WD of claim 32, wherein the transmitted information includes a capability of the wireless device for implementing the at least one time offset or a requested time offset value.

34. The WD of claim 31, wherein the information associated with implementing a time offset has been made available to another network node.

35. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 34, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to be implemented for every initial physical control channel operation in a series of physical control channel and physical shared channel operations.

36. The WD of any one of claims 3 lto 35, wherein the indication is included in downlink control information or Medium Access Control signal elements.

37. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 36, wherein the at least one time offset is a plurality of time offsets included in an offset mask corresponding to preconfigured time offsets.

38. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 37, arranged to transmit a determined minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology.

39. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 38, arranged to receive, from a network node, a configured minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology.

40. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 39, arranged to receive an indication from a network node whether a predefined offset value is applicable or not.

41. The WD of claim 40, wherein the indication is conveyed in a DC1 or MAC control element.

42. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 41, arranged to receive an offset mask from a network node, wherein the offset mask indicates offset values which are to be excluded.

43. The WD of any one of claims 31 to 42, arranged to transmit information about expected traffic to a network node for the network node to select applicable offset values based on the information.

44. A method implemented in a wireless device, WD, the method comprising: receiving an indication of at least one time offset; and

configuring the receiver according to an assumption of the at least one time offset between a physical control channel and a physical shared channel, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to allow the wireless device to perform at least one power saving action during at least a portion of a duration of the at least one time offset.

45. The method of claim 44, comprising transmitting information associated with implementing a time offset.

46. The method of claim 45, wherein the transmitted information includes a capability of the wireless device for implementing the at least one time offset or a requested time offset value.

47. The method of any one of claims 44 to 46, wherein the at least one time offset is configured to be implemented for every initial physical control channel operation in a series of physical control channel and physical shared channel operations.

48. The method of any one of claims 44 to 47, wherein the indication is included in downlink control information or Medium Access Control signal elements.

49. The method of any one of claims 44 to 48, wherein the at least one time offset is a plurality of time offsets included in an offset mask corresponding to preconfigured time offsets.

50. The method of any one of claims 44 to 49, comprising transmitting a determined minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology.

51. The method of any one of claims 44 to 50, comprising receiving from a network node a configured minimum offset for per bandwidth part or numerology.

52. The method of any one of claims 44 to 51, comprising receiving an indication from a network node whether a predefined offset value is applicable or not.

53. The method of claim 52, wherein the indication is conveyed in a DCI or MAC control element.

54. The method of any one of claims 44 to 53, comprising receiving an offset mask from a network node, wherein the offset mask indicates offset values which are to be excluded.

55. The method of any one of claims 44 to 54, comprising

transmitting information about expected traffic to a network node for the network node to select applicable offset values based on the information.