US 9,814,088 B2
Techniques for assisting radio access technology (RAT) communications using another RAT
Arthur Gubeskys, Hod Hasharon (IL); Assaf Touboul, Netanya (IL); Oz Barak, Hod Hasharon (IL); and Raphael Cohen, Raanana (IL)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 18, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/859,133.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/142,264, filed on Apr. 2, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0295631 A1, Oct. 6, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 76/02 (2009.01); H04W 56/00 (2009.01); H04B 7/0456 (2017.01)
CPC H04W 76/026 (2013.01) [H04B 7/0456 (2013.01); H04W 56/0005 (2013.01); H04W 76/025 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for communicating in a wireless network using a first radio access technology (RAT) and an assisting RAT, comprising:
establishing, via a first RAT radio of an access point, a first connection with a user equipment (UE) using the first RAT;
establishing, via an assisting RAT radio of the access point, a second connection with the UE using the assisting RAT;
synchronizing a timing of the first connection based at least in part on a timeline of the assisting RAT; and
collaborating, by the access point, with a neighboring access point in communicating, via the first RAT radio of the access point, with a UE over at least the first connection.