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Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas, Anoop K Goyal, Bhagwan Khanka, John W Prock, Hemanth Balaji Pawar: Methods and systems for using femtocells to address macro-network backhaul congestion. Sprint Spectrum, January 24, 2012: US08103310 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for using femtocells to address macro-network backhaul congestion. In an embodiment, a macro base transceiver station (BTS) that has a backhaul connection to a radio network controller (RNC) detects that a current utilization of the backhaul exceeds a backhaul-conges ...


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Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas, Anoop Kumar Goyal, Bhagwan Singh Khanka, John W Prock: System and method for operating a wireless communication system to process packet payloads to determine RF signal adjustments. Sprint Communications Company, September 11, 2012: US08264978 (6 worldwide citation)

Various systems and methods are provided to manage and operate a wireless communication system. A processing system receives an application data flow from a wireless device located in a sector of a base station. The application data flow comprises a plurality of data packets. At least one of the dat ...


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Anoop K Goyal, Bhagwan Khanka, John W Prock: Overriding a most-recently-used (MRU) table for system acquisition. Sprint Spectrum, September 18, 2012: US08270967 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for overriding a most-recently-used (MRU) table for system acquisition. In an embodiment, a mobile station maintains an MRU table populated with data identifying one or more networks to which the mobile station was most recently connected, and the mobile station is a ...


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Siddharth S Oroskar, John W Prock, Maulik K Shah: Service dependent handoff channel selection. Sprint Spectrum, March 11, 2014: US08670763 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and corresponding system for management of neighbor scanning in a cellular wireless communication system is disclosed. A radio access network (RAN) sends, and a mobile device receives, a neighbor list update message containing a plurality of different neighbor lists each listing available n ...


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Ryan S Talley, Bryan T Barbee, Timothy W Sill, John W Prock: Call-detection algorithm for mitigating interference by low-cost internet-base-station (LCIB) pilot beacons with macro-network communications. Sprint Spectrum, March 8, 2011: US07903599 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for mitigating interference by low-cost Internet-base-station (LCIB) pilot beacons with macro-network communications. In an embodiment, an LCIB transmits a pilot beacon having a power level that is adjustable on a per-carrier basis. The LCIB determines that it does n ...


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Anoop K Goyal, Bhagwan Khanka, John W Prock: Selectively conducting reverse-link power control and call admission control. Sprint Spectrum, October 16, 2012: US08290532 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for selectively conducting reverse-link power control and call admission control. In an embodiment, a base station identifies a set of mobile stations more likely than others to experience a dropped call. For each mobile station in the set, the base station relaxes a ...


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Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas, Bhagwan Khanka, Anoop K Goyal, John W Prock: Methods and systems for EV-DO femtocells to use proximity to prioritize service to access terminals. Sprint Spectrum, September 18, 2012: US08270357 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for EV-DO femtocells to use proximity to prioritize service to access terminals. In an embodiment, a femtocell assigns a first range of MAC IDs to a first group of access terminals, where the first group is those access terminals that are less than a threshold distan ...


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John W Prock: Method for managing handoff in a wireless communication system. Sprint Spectrum, April 1, 2014: US08687598 (2 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method the present method may help to minimize or avoid ping-ponging between coverage areas of a wireless communication system, by having a radio access network (RAN) give special consideration to power control commands after receipt of a wireless communication device's (WCD's) handof ...


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Siddarth S Oroskar, Jasinder P Singh, Maulik K Shah, John W Prock: Systems and methods for symmetrical implementation of inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) in a radio access network (RAN). Sprint Spectrum, March 24, 2015: US08989152 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for symmetrical implementation of inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) in a radio access network (RAN) having a first base station serving a first set of access terminals and a second base station serving a second set of access terminals. In an embodim ...


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John W Prock, Maulik K Shah, Siddharth S Oroskar, Kurt M Landuyt: Method and system for optimizing inter-frequency handoff in wireless coverage areas. Sprint Spectrum, January 27, 2015: US08942129 (1 worldwide citation)

A radio access network (RAN) may be configured to identify a set of wireless coverage areas in which to transmit inter-frequency search directives. Identifying the set of coverage areas may involve determining which of the coverage areas defined by the RAN have threshold weaker coverage on one carri ...