Apparatus, system, and method for managing reverse link communication resources in a distributed communication system

  • US 8,000,717 B2
  • Filed: 02/16/2007
  • Issued: 08/16/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus, in a base station functioning as a serving base station for a mobile station, for controlling reverse link communication in a distributed base station communication system, comprising:

  • means for receiving a maximum tolerable coupled load representing a maximum coupled load at another base station functioning as a non-serving base station to the mobile station, the maximum tolerable coupled load determined to be the reserved maximum load at the another base station due to reverse link transmissions of mobile stations served by the base station;

    means for receiving a coupled load indicator representing a coupled load parameter measured at the another base station due to the mobile station; and

    means for managing reverse link transmissions of the mobile station in accordance with the maximum tolerable coupled load.

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