Apparatus, system and method for the transmission of data with different QoS attributes

  • US 8,867,351 B2
  • Filed: 05/30/2014
  • Issued: 10/21/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a mobile device, comprising:

  • operating a plurality of logical channel queues, each of the logical channel queues associated with a priority and a traffic shaping rate;

    selecting, from the plurality of logical channel queues, a highest priority logical channel queue having data for transmission and whose traffic shaping rate is not reached;

    allocating a portion of a data transmission capacity available to the mobile device, to the selected logical channel queue, wherein the allocated portion is limited by;

    the traffic shaping rate associated with the selected logical channel queue,the data available for transmission in the selected logical channel queue, andthe data transmission capacity;

    repeatedly considering a next highest priority logical channel queue for selecting and allocating, until at least one of;

    the data transmission capacity is exhausted, andeach of the plurality of logical channel queues is considered for selecting; and

    thereafterallocating a remaining portion, if any, of the data transmission capacity to one or more of the logical channel queues having data for transmission, selected in priority order.

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