US Patent Application No: 2012/0140,664

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RANDOM ACCESS FOR WIRELESS MULTIPLE-ACCESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

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Techniques for facilitating random access in wireless multiple-access communication systems are described. A random access channel (RACH) is defined to comprise a “fast” RACH (F-RACH) and a “slow” RACH (S-RACH). The F-RACH and S-RACH can efficiently support user terminals in different operating states and employ different designs. The F-RACH can be used to quickly access the system, and the S-RACH is more robust and can support user terminals in various operating states and conditions. The F-RACH may be used by user terminals that have registered with the system and can compensate for their round trip delays (RTDs) by properly advancing their transmit timing. The S-RACH may be used by user terminals that may or may not have registered with the system, and may or may not be able to compensate for their RTDs. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATEDSAN DIEGO, CA12749

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Howard, Steven J Ashland, MA 207 4939
Ketchum, John W Harvard, MA 241 5951
Wallace, Mark S Bedford, MA 213 3543
Walton, J Rodney Carlisle, MA 125 2156

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
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