US 9,813,968 B1
Management of channel status information for LTE redirects
Ryan P. Dreiling, Shawnee, KS (US); Curtis Alan Bray, Overland Park, KS (US); and Sreekar Marupaduga, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed by Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed on Nov. 3, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/931,411.
Int. Cl. H04W 36/22 (2009.01); H04W 36/30 (2009.01); H04W 74/00 (2009.01); H04W 8/02 (2009.01); H04W 68/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 36/30 (2013.01) [H04W 8/02 (2013.01); H04W 68/04 (2013.01); H04W 74/002 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of operating a mobility management entity to redirect a communication request from a wireless communication device based on channel status information, the method comprising:
receiving, over a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the channel status information for one or more channels in an alternative wireless network from one or more wireless communication devices, wherein the channel status information indicates whether the one or more channels completed communications for the one or more wireless communication devices;
receiving the communication request over the LTE network from the wireless communication device;
in response to the communication request, identifying a channel in the alternative wireless network to support the communication request based on the channel status information; and
transferring a notification to the wireless communication device to indicate the identified channel.