US Patent No. 10,973,068

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


Patent No. 10,973,068
Issue Date April 06, 2021
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. 10,973,068

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing a first communication link between the UE and a network device using a first radio access technology (RAT);
transmitting a measurement report based at least in part on one or more wireless local area network (WLAN) identifiers;
receiving, by the UE and via the first communication link and based at least on part on the measurement report, information that identifies a set of access points having capabilities to communicate with the UE using a second RAT and having capabilities to allow the UE to automatically connect or roam between access points within the set of access points without notifying the network device;
selecting, by the UE, a neighbor access point from the set of access points to which to connect or roam based at least in part on the information; and
connecting or roaming, by the UE, to the neighbor access point that communicates using the second RAT via a second communication link as a serving access point in response to the selecting the neighbor access point.