US Patent No. 10,716,097

DISJOINT BEARER ROUTING


Patent No. 10,716,097
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Disjoint Bearer Routing
Inventorship Ozcan Ozturk, San Diego, CA (US)
Gavin Bernard Horn, La Jolla, CA (US)
Vikas Jain, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,097

1. A method for wireless communications by a first base station (BS), comprising:establishing a data connection with a user equipment (UE) via one or more data bearers;
making, for a first data bearer of the one or more data bearers, a corresponding first determination to route uplink traffic from the UE during a period via the first BS or a second BS different from the first BS;
making, for the first data bearer of the one or more data bearers, a corresponding second determination, independent of the first determination, to route downlink traffic to the UE during the period via the first BS or the second BS, wherein the period ends when the first BS makes a next first determination or a next second determination for the first data bearer of the one or more data bearers; and
participating in the data connection based on the first and second determinations, wherein the participating comprises:
receiving, during the period, all uplink traffic for the first data bearer according to the corresponding first determination, and
transmitting, during the period, all downlink traffic for the first data bearer according to the corresponding second determination.