US Patent No. 10,462,834

OFFLOADING THROUGH SIMPLIFIED MULTIFLOW


Patent No. 10,462,834
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Offloading Through Simplified Multiflow
Inventorship Ravi Agarwal, San Diego, CA (US)
Sharad Deepak Sambhwani, San Diego, CA (US)
Francesco Pica, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,834

1. A method for traffic management in a wireless communications system, comprising:initiating, at a radio network controller (RNC), a transmission of a configuration that instructs a user equipment (UE) to transmit a first channel quality indicator (CQI) associated with a first cell having a first high speed downlink channel with the UE and a second CQI associated with a second cell having a second high speed downlink channel with the UE, and to decode traffic from one of the first cell and the second cell;
wherein the traffic is stored at the RNC and scheduled for transmission to the UE, and a portion of the traffic scheduled for transmission is routed by the RNC to the UE via the first cell; and
wherein the first CQI and the second CQI are included in one or more CQI reports that are transmitted to each of the first cell and the second cell and wherein the first cell and the second cell filters the one or more CQI reports according to parameters and level of granularity identified by the RNC;
receiving, at the RNC, the first CQI and the second CQI with at least one of the first CQI and the second CQI including whether the UE is equipped with interference cancellation and suppression capabilities according to the parameters and the level of granularity identified by the RNC;
determining, at the RNC, whether to reroute the traffic scheduled for transmission to the UE via the second cell based on receiving the first CQI and the second CQI and whether the UE is equipped with interference cancellation and suppression capabilities; and
rerouting a remaining portion of the traffic scheduled for transmission to the UE from the first cell to the second cell based on the determining,
wherein said portion comprises queued traffic packets at the RNC.