US Patent No. 10,368,337

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NETWORK BROADCAST INFORMATION TO WLAN ENABLED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES


Patent No. 10,368,337
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Methods And Apparatus For Providing Network Broadcast Information To Wlan Enabled Wireless Communication Devices
Inventorship Adrian Buckley, Tracy, CA (US)
Vytautas Robertas Kezys, Ancaster (CA)
Assignee BlackBerry Limited, Waterloo, Ontario (CA)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,337

1. A method for a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving, at the wireless device, a network interworking indicator bit broadcasted by a wireless local area network (WLAN), the network interworking indicator bit indicating support of a capability of the WLAN to communicate network information identifying one or more networks;
in response to receiving the network interworking indicator bit, transmitting, from the wireless device to the WLAN, a request requesting the WLAN to send the network information identifying the one or more networks to the wireless device, the network information comprising at least one of a network identifier or an organizational identifier which identifies at least one of the one or more networks; and
in response to the request for the network information, receiving the network information in a response message, wherein the network information is provided in a container field of the response message.