US Patent No. 9,241,350

ACCESS NETWORK TYPE IDENTIFICATION IN MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL (MIP) REGISTRATION (RRQ)


Patent No. 9,241,350
Issue Date January 19, 2016 
Title Access Network Type Identification In Mobile Internet Protocol (mip) Registration (rrq)
Inventorship Emel Meteoglu, San Mateo, CA (US)
Kosol Jintaseranee, Millbrae, CA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,241,350

1. A method of operating a wireless communication device, the method comprising:
identifying an eNodeB in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network;
exchanging wireless network data with a wireless network access node in a wireless communication network;
generating a Mobile Internet Protocol (MIP) Registration Request (RRQ) identifying the eNodeB in the LTE network and the wireless
access node in the wireless communication network, wherein generating the MIP RRQ identifying the eNodeB comprises generating
the MIP RRQ including an LTE Physical Cell Identification (PCI);

transferring the MIP RRQ to the eNodeB in the LTE network for delivery to an Internet Protocol (IP) network; and
exchanging IP data with the IP network over the eNodeB.