06205129 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method and apparatus for controlling a data rate associated with the transmission of information from a base station to a mobile station in a mobile radio communication system. The mobile station alternately receives information from a base station either in a variable rate mode or a fixed rate mode. The transmission rate from a base station in the variable rate mode varies between successive data transmit intervals, and the transmission rate from a base station in the fixed rate mode remains fixed between successive data transmit intervals. Data is transmitted from a first base station to the mobile station in the variable rate mode until the first base station is unable to receive variable data rate control information from the mobile station. When the first base station is unable to receive the variable data rate control information from the mobile station, the mobile station attempts to remain in the variable rate mode by searching for a second base station that will support data transmissions to the mobile station in the variable rate mode and, if the mobile station is able to locate the second base station that will support data transmissions to the mobile station in the variable rate mode, then the second base station transmits data to the mobile station in the variable rate mode and transmissions from the first base station to the mobile station in the variable rate mode terminate. If the mobile station is unable to locate the second base station that will support data transmissions to the mobile station in the variable rate mode, data is transmitted to the mobile station from either the first base station or a different base station in the fixed rate mode.

Title
Method and apparatus for variable and fixed forward link rate control in a mobile radio communications system
Application Number
9/231743
Publication Number
6205129 (B1)
Application Date
January 15, 1999
Publication Date
March 20, 2001
Inventor
Nagabhushana T Sindhushayana
San Diego
CA, US
Matthew S Grob
La Jolla
CA, US
Peter J Black
La Jolla
CA, US
Rajesh Pankaj
San Diego
CA, US
Eduardo A S Esteves
Del Mar
CA, US
Agent
Thomas R Rouse
US
Philip Wadsworth
US
Assignee
Qualcomm
CA, US
IPC
H04B 7/212
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