US Patent No. 9,271,212

MANAGING ACCESS NODE SELECTION FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE


Patent No. 9,271,212
Issue Date February 23, 2016
Title Managing Access Node Selection For A Wireless Device
Inventorship Pei Hou, Herndon, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,271,212

1. A method of managing access node selection for a wireless device, comprising:
performing a load-based handover of a selected wireless device from a first access node to a second access node, wherein the
load-based handover is triggered based on a traffic load of the first access node;

detecting a first signal level of the first access node, wherein the first signal level of the first access node is stronger
than a second signal level of the second access node;

setting an indicator to prevent performance of a first handover of the selected wireless device between the second access
node and the first access node for a predetermined period of time when the second signal level of the second access node meets
a first signal level criteria; and,

permitting the first handover of the selected wireless device from the second access node to the first access node during
the predetermined period of time when the second signal level of the second access node is less than a second signal level
criteria and the first signal level of the first access node is greater than a third signal level criteria.