US2007149138A1

5G,4G,3G

Title:

Methods and apparatus for communicating information utilizing a plurality of dictionaries

Application Number:

US20060486896

Family ID:

6202

Publication Date:

28-06-2007

Application Date:

14-07-2006

Priority Date:

22-12-2005

Current Assignee:

QUALCOMM INC

Declaring Company:

QUALCOMM INC

Abstract  Abstract

Methods and apparatus for communicating information using a plurality of report dictionaries are described. A plurality of request dictionaries are implemented for a wireless terminal to use for multi-bit uplink transmission backlog request reports communicated via the dedicated control channel. Each dictionary defines a different bit mapping interpretation for a set of multi-bit uplink transmission backlog request reports e.g. a 3 bit uplink request report and a 4 bit uplink request report. The plurality of request dictionaries includes a default dictionary and additional dictionaries. The implementation of a plurality of alternative request dictionaries expands the reporting possibilities allowing a wireless terminal to use a reporting format well-suited to its current needs. The default dictionary is mandated to be used under certain predefined conditions e.g. upon entry into the active state. Rules for transitioning between different dictionaries and continuing to use a selected dictionary are described.