US Patent No. 10,117,280

TECHNIQUES FOR RECEIVING PACKETS OVER AGGREGATED CONNECTIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS


Patent No. 10,117,280
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Techniques For Receiving Packets Over Aggregated Connections In Wireless Communications
Inventorship Feilu Liu, San Diego, CA (US)
Srinivasan Balasubramanian, San Diego, CA (US)
Aziz Gholmieh, Del Mar, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,280

1. A method for communicating using traffic aggregation, comprising:establishing, by a user equipment (UE), a first connection using a first radio access technology (RAT), wherein the UE operates in a communication mode having one or more dormant periods with respect to the first connection;
receiving, by the UE, a data packet over a second connection using a second RAT, wherein the data packet is from a data flow which is allowed or configured to be delivered via the first connection and the second connection;
determining that the data packet is received over the second connection when the UE is operating in a dormant period of the one or more dormant periods with respect to the first connection; and
requesting a termination of the dormant period over the first connection based at least in part on determining that the data packet is received over the second connection when the UE is operating in the dormant period with respect to the first connection,
wherein requesting the termination of the dormant period comprises transmitting a request to a first access node over the first connection to terminate the dormant period.