Method of a Serving Base Station for Facilitating a Mobile Station to Perform a Fast Handoff

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20120135735A1
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13369860

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A method for facilitating a mobile station to perform a fast handoff in a wireless communication system allows a handoff procedure to be anticipated (by the mobile station, its serving base station, or both) based on historical information regarding prior successful handoff procedures. In operation, the serving base station monitors (510) current mobile station parameters and compares them with historical data. If the parameters indicate a high probability target base station (515), the serving base station requests allocation (525) of air interface resources at the high probability target base station prior to the mobile station reporting reception of signal from the high probability target base station. This facilitates fast handoff from the serving base station to the high probability target base station.

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GOOGLE INC.MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA18120

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alberth,, JR William P Prairie Grove, US 87 358
Ponce, De Leon Lorenzo A Lake Worth, US 35 558

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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL) (1)
* 2004/0235,478 Method of ranking neighbour cells as candidates for an hand over 15 2004
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 2008/0293,423 Method of Transmitting a Measurement Report in a Wireless Mobile Communications System 14 2006
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
* 2004/0192,341 Apparatus, and an associated method, for reserving resources in a mobile communication system through the use of historical indicia 50 2002
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