US 9,814,021 B2
Radio access technology selection in a heterogeneous network
Nageen Himayat, Fremont, CA (US); Shu-Ping Yeh, New Taipei (TW); Shilpa Talwar, Los Altos, CA (US); and Rath Vannithamby, Portland, OR (US)
Assigned to INTEL IP CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Appl. No. 14/769,187
Filed by Nageen Himayat, Fremont, CA (US); Shu-Ping Yeh, New Taipei (TW); Shilpa Talwar, Los Altos, CA (US); and Rath Vannithamby, Portland, OR (US)
PCT Filed Feb. 28, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/019299
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Aug. 20, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/134407, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 4, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/771,698, filed on Mar. 1, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0382224 A1, Dec. 31, 2015
Int. Cl. H04W 72/00 (2009.01); H04B 7/04 (2017.01); H04B 7/0452 (2017.01); H04W 36/14 (2009.01); H04W 36/22 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04L 12/741 (2013.01); H04B 7/06 (2006.01); H04W 24/10 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 4/10 (2009.01); H04W 12/02 (2009.01); H04W 12/04 (2009.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01); H04W 24/08 (2009.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01); H04W 52/24 (2009.01); H04W 72/10 (2009.01); H04W 16/14 (2009.01); H04W 76/04 (2009.01); H04W 36/16 (2009.01); H04W 36/30 (2009.01); H04J 3/12 (2006.01); H04W 48/10 (2009.01); H04W 48/20 (2009.01); H04M 15/00 (2006.01); H04L 25/03 (2006.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01); H04W 4/06 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/005 (2013.01) [H04B 7/0452 (2013.01); H04B 7/0486 (2013.01); H04B 7/0626 (2013.01); H04J 3/12 (2013.01); H04L 5/0037 (2013.01); H04L 12/184 (2013.01); H04L 25/03 (2013.01); H04L 45/74 (2013.01); H04L 65/4038 (2013.01); H04L 65/608 (2013.01); H04L 65/80 (2013.01); H04L 67/02 (2013.01); H04M 15/8044 (2013.01); H04W 4/10 (2013.01); H04W 12/02 (2013.01); H04W 12/04 (2013.01); H04W 16/14 (2013.01); H04W 24/02 (2013.01); H04W 24/08 (2013.01); H04W 24/10 (2013.01); H04W 36/14 (2013.01); H04W 36/165 (2013.01); H04W 36/22 (2013.01); H04W 36/30 (2013.01); H04W 48/10 (2013.01); H04W 48/20 (2013.01); H04W 52/244 (2013.01); H04W 72/044 (2013.01); H04W 72/0406 (2013.01); H04W 72/085 (2013.01); H04W 72/087 (2013.01); H04W 72/10 (2013.01); H04W 76/02 (2013.01); H04W 76/023 (2013.01); H04W 76/04 (2013.01); H04W 76/046 (2013.01); H04W 4/008 (2013.01); H04W 4/06 (2013.01); H04W 84/18 (2013.01); H04W 88/02 (2013.01); H04W 88/06 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2013.01); Y02B 60/50 (2013.01)] 29 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A user equipment (UE) in a multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT) heterogeneous network (HetNet) that is operable to provide node-selection measurement information to a central controller, the UE having computer circuitry configured to:
determine the node-selection measurement information at the UE for a plurality of nodes in the multi-RAT HetNet;
communicate the node-selection measurement information from the UE to the central controller; and
receive a multi-RAT HetNet node grouping assignment for the UE from the central controller based on the node-selection measurement information; and
wherein the central controller is further configured to determine the multi-RAT HetNet node grouping assignments for a plurality of UEs in the multi-RAT HetNet.