US Patent No. 10,512,112

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS OVER DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCESS IN 3GPP SYSTEMS


Patent No. 10,512,112
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Supporting Multiple Connections Over Different Types Of Access In 3gpp Systems
Inventorship Stefano Faccin, Hayward, CA (US)
Fan Zhao, San Jose, CA (US)
Ameya Damle, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Assignee Marvell International Ltd., Hamilton (BM)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,112

1. A method for routing packets from a home agent to a user equipment through a home link and a foreign link, the method comprising:determining that the user equipment is connected to a home link for the user equipment;
transmitting a binding update message from the user equipment over the home link to the home agent, the binding update message including at least a first flow identifier and a second flow identifier, the transmission of the binding update message effective to:
create, at the home agent and based on the first flow identifier, a first binding cache entry in which a first binding identifier for a home address of the user equipment is associated with the first flow identifier, the first flow identifier identifying a first flow of packets that is to be communicated, via the home link, between the user equipment and the home agent, and
create, at the home agent and based on the second flow identifier, a second binding cache entry in which a second binding identifier for the home address of the user equipment is associated with the second flow identifier, the second flow identifier identifying a second flow of packets that is to be communicated via the foreign link, between the user equipment and the home agent;
receiving, at the user equipment, a first plurality of the packets transmitted by the home agent through the home link in accordance with the first binding cache entry; and
receiving, at the user equipment, second plurality of packets transmitted by the home agent through the foreign link in accordance with the second binding cache entry.