US Patent No. 10,368,383

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS USING DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,368,383
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Apparatus And Method For Providing Multiple Connections Using Different Radio Access Technology In Wireless Communication System
Inventorship Jae-Hyuk Jang, Suwon-si (KR)
Soeng-Hun Kim, Suwon-si (KR)
Sang-Bum Kim, Suwon-si (KR)
Han-Il Yu, Seongnam-si (KR)
Kyeong-In Jeong, Yongin-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,383

1. A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a first access node, capability information related to an aggregation operation using a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT;
receiving, from the first access node, a first message including configuration information for the aggregation operation, the configuration information including a service set identification (SSID) related to a second access node and information regarding an authentication for the second access node;
performing an association and the authentication with the second access node based on the configuration information;
receiving data from at least one of the first access node and the second access node based on the aggregation operation;
receiving, from the first access node, a second message indicating a release of a configuration of the aggregation operation; and
releasing the configuration of the aggregation operation, in response to the second message,
wherein the first access node supports the first RAT,
wherein the second access node supports the second RAT that is different from the first RAT,
wherein the capability information includes a media access control (MAC) address of the terminal related to the second RAT, and
wherein data from the second access node includes a packet data unit (PDU) of the first RAT and information indicating that the data includes the PDU of the first RAT.