US Patent No. 11,032,868

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS


Patent No. 11,032,868
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title System And Method Of Radio Resource Management For Radio Access Networks
Inventorship Yuexin Dong, Bridgewater, NJ (US)
Nischal Patel, Gilberts, IL (US)
Frank Jager, Chester, NJ (US)
Ahmed Moussa, Montclair, NJ (US)
Assignee Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,868

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a base station, an indication that a user device has been inactive for a period of time;
accessing, by the base station, a configuration table;
identifying, by the base station and based on the configuration table, a threshold number of user devices that can be in a Radio Resource Control (RRC) inactive state;
determining, by the base station, a current number of second user devices that are in the RRC inactive state;
transitioning, by the base station, the user device to the RRC inactive state based on determining that the current number of second user devices is less than the threshold number of user devices;
determining, by the base station and based on the configuration table, a priority associated with the user device based on determining that the current number of second user devices equals the threshold number of user devices;
comparing, by the base station, the priority associated with the user device to a second priority associated with each second user device of the second user devices;
transitioning, by the base station, the user device to the RRC inactive state when the priority associated with the user device is not lower than each second priority; and
transitioning, by the base station, the user device to an RRC idle state when the priority of the user device is lower than each second priority.