US Patent No. 9,049,632

IDLE MODE HANDOFF TRANSFER OF NETWORK ACCESS INFORMATION


Patent No. 9,049,632
Issue Date June 02, 2015
Title Idle Mode Handoff Transfer Of Network Access Information
Inventorship Maulik K. Shah, Overland Park, KS (US)
Sachin R. Vargantwar, Macon, GA (US)
Jasinder Pal Singh, Olathe, KS (US)
Deveshkumar Narendrapratap Rai, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,049,632

1. A method of operating a communication system, the method comprising:
communicating with a wireless communication device over a long-term evolution (LTE) wireless communication link provided by
a first LTE wireless access node;

detecting a handoff from the first LTE wireless access node to a second LTE wireless access node for the wireless communication
device when the wireless communication device is in an idle mode of operation;

responsive to the handoff, transferring network access information for a non-LTE network to the wireless communication device
in handoff messaging associated with the handoff.