US Patent No. 9,210,582

METHOD OF ADDING AND REMOVING SITES FOR A CLUSTER BASED ON A BASELINE DELAY COMPARISON


Patent No. 9,210,582
Issue Date December 08, 2015
Title Method Of Adding And Removing Sites For A Cluster Based On A Baseline Delay Comparison
Inventorship Timothy Hugh Pearson, Overland Park, KS (US)
Steven Kenneth Guthrie, Kansas City, MO (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,210,582

1. Non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed by
one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform operations comprising:
continuously measuring, in an asymmetric network without on-path support, an anchor path delay;
determining a maximum standard allowable (MSA) delay variation for a cluster, the cluster comprising at least one unanchored
small cell site;

continuously measuring a respective round trip (RT) delay from a host site to each unanchored small cell site of the at least
one unanchored small cell site in the cluster;

comparing the anchor path delay to each respective RT delay to determine a respective unanchored delay variation; and
removing any unanchored small cell site from the cluster whose respective unanchored delay variation exceeds the MSA delay
variation.