US Patent No. 10,368,382

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION LINKS OF A PLURALITY OF RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES (RATS)


Patent No. 10,368,382
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Techniques For Managing Communication Links Of A Plurality Of Radio Access Technologies (rats)
Inventorship Hoon Ki Lee, San Jose, CA (US)
Aziz Gholmieh, Del Mar, CA (US)
Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, San Diego, CA (US)
Arnaud Meylan, San Diego, CA (US)
Deepak Dhamdhere, San Jose, CA (US)
Mahesh Kumar Kalikot Veetil, San Diego, CA (US)
Umang Sureshbhai Patel, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,382

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:providing, by a base station and to a user equipment (UE) via a first communication link that uses a first radio access technology (RAT), information that identifies a threshold associated with a second communication link that uses a second RAT;
receiving, by the base station from the UE via the first communication link, a message including an access point identifier of an access point that communicates using the second RAT and that satisfies the threshold;
updating, by the base station, a list of access point identifiers of access points that use the second RAT and to which the UE is permitted to connect to include the access point identifier; and
providing, by the base station, an instruction that permits the UE to connect to, roam to, or disconnect from a respective access point corresponding to one of the list of access point identifiers of access points that use the second RAT.