US Patent No. 9,288,738

UBIQUITOUS ACCESS TO FEMTO¬óCONNECTED NETWORK


Patent No. 9,288,738
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Ubiquitous Access To Femto¬óconnected Network
Inventorship Eric W. Parsons, Stittsville (CA)
Philippe Reininger, Paris (FR)
Saso Stojanovski, Paris (FR)
Barnaba Barnowski, Calgary, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,288,738

1. A method for enabling a mobile device to communicate with a local IP network and a marco cellular network, comprising:
performing, at a femto cellular access point:
receiving first data packets transmitted by the mobile device;
analyzing the first data packets to identify a first destination address of the data packets;
in response to determining that the first data packets identify a destination address of a terminal device within the local
IP network, the femto cellular access point routing the first data packets to the terminal device, wherein said routing the
first data packets to the terminal device comprises maintaining the first data packets in the local IP network without transmitting
the first data packets to the macro cellular network;

receiving second data packets transmitted by the mobile device;
analyzing the second data packets to identify a second destination address of the data packets, wherein the second destination
address is different than the first destination address; and

in response to determining that the second data packets identify an external destination address, routing the second data
packets to the macro cellular network.