US Patent No. 11,071,161

METHODS AND NODES FOR HANDLING BEARERS


Patent No. 11,071,161
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Methods And Nodes For Handling Bearers
Inventorship
Assignee TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,161


1. A method performed by a gateway for handling bearers in a communications system, the method comprising:detecting that a procedure for activating or deactivating a bearer has been initiated, wherein the bearer is associated with a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection and a User Equipment (UE);
receiving a first bearer modification request message transmitted by a mobility node, wherein the first bearer modification request message identifies a first set of one or more bearers associated with the PDN connection and the UE;
detecting a first bearer mismatch between the first set of bearers and a second set of one or more bearers associated with the PDN connection and the UE;
determining whether a condition is satisfied; and
if the condition is satisfied, accepting the received bearer modification request message even though the first bearer mismatch has been detected, wherein
determining whether the condition is satisfied comprises determining whether the first bearer mismatch was detected during a particular time interval.