Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. has filed a patent for a terminal with two receivers – one for control signals and the other for data. The first receiver receives control signals related to the data received by the second receiver. GlobalData’s report on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Terminal with receivers for control signals and data

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp

The filed patent (Publication Number: US20240040585A1) describes a terminal and a radio base station with innovative features. The terminal includes a first receiver that receives a first control signal and a second receiver that receives a second control signal or data. The first control signal contains information, instructions, or control related to the second control signal or data received by the second receiver. Additionally, the first control signal may indicate whether the second control signal or data is received or the duration of receiving them. The terminal's first receiver continuously receives the first control signal, while the second receiver intermittently receives the second control signal. Moreover, the frequency band allocated to the first control signal is narrower than that allocated to the second control signal or data. The first receiver is utilized for a supplemental downlink to complement the downlink received by the second receiver.

On the other hand, the radio base station comprises a transmission unit that sends a first control signal to the terminal's first receiver and a second control signal or data to the second receiver. A control unit within the base station ensures that the transmission unit includes information, instructions, or control related to the second control signal or data in the first control signal. This innovative system allows for efficient communication between the base station and the terminal, optimizing the use of frequency bands and enhancing the overall performance of the communication network. The unique features described in the patent aim to improve the reliability and effectiveness of data transmission in wireless communication systems, potentially leading to advancements in the field of telecommunications.

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