US Patent No. 9,072,022

DYNAMIC REPORT OF REFERENCE SIGNAL RECEIVED QUALITY BY A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 9,072,022
Issue Date June 30, 2015
Title Dynamic Report Of Reference Signal Received Quality By A Wireless Communication Device
Inventorship Maulik K. Shah, Overland Park, KS (US)
Jasinder Pal Singh, Olathe, KS (US)
Siddharth Oroskar, Overland Park, KS (US)
Anoop Kumar Goyal, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,072,022

1. A method of operating a wireless communication device to facilitate a handover from a serving sector to a candidate sector
in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:
measuring reference signal received power (RSRP) values and reference signal received quality (RSRQ) values of a plurality
of candidate sectors;

determining a greatest relative difference between the RSRP values of the candidate sectors;
if the greatest relative difference between the RSRP values of the candidate sectors falls below a power threshold, transferring
the RSRP values of the candidate sectors and one of the RSRQ values associated with a strongest candidate sector having a
greatest RSRP value of the candidate sectors; and

if the greatest relative difference between the RSRP values of the candidate sectors exceeds the power threshold, transferring
the RSRP values of the candidate sectors.