08457069 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 48 patents.

Methods and devices for a radio access network (RAN) to select a wireless communication device (WCD) for handoff to a given sector are presented. In particular, the RAN may receive resource requests from a first WCD and a second WCD, both WCDs contending for a resource of the given sector. Based on the each WCD's active sets of sectors, the RAN may grant the resource to one of these WCDs. Preferably, the RAN grants the resource to the WCD that is more likely to benefit from use of the resource.

Title
Selecting a wireless communication device for handoff based on active set characteristics
Application Number
12/847198
Publication Number
8457069 (B1)
Application Date
July 30, 2010
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
Manoj Shetty
Overland Park
KS, US
Siddharth S Oroskar
Overland Park
KS, US
Anoop K Goyal
Overland Park
KS, US
Sachin R Vargantwar
Overland Park
KS, US
Assignee
Sprint Spectrum
KS, US
IPC
H04W 4/00
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