US 10,368,337 B2
Methods and apparatus for providing network broadcast information to WLAN enabled wireless communication devices
Adrian Buckley, Tracy, CA (US); and Vytautas Robertas Kezys, Ancaster (CA)
Assigned to BlackBerry Limited, Waterloo, Ontario (CA)
Filed by BlackBerry Limited, Waterloo (CA)
Filed on Apr. 13, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/952,761.
Application 15/952,761 is a continuation of application No. 14/941,388, filed on Nov. 13, 2015, granted, now 9,967,859.
Application 14/941,388 is a continuation of application No. 14/610,564, filed on Jan. 30, 2015, granted, now 9,198,116, issued on Nov. 24, 2015.
Application 14/610,564 is a continuation of application No. 10/993,278, filed on Nov. 19, 2004, granted, now 8,964,707, issued on Feb. 24, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/523,515, filed on Nov. 19, 2003.
Prior Publication US 2018/0234946 A1, Aug. 16, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 72/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/06 (2009.01); H04W 48/10 (2009.01); H04W 48/14 (2009.01); H04W 52/02 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/005 (2013.01) [H04W 4/06 (2013.01); H04W 48/10 (2013.01); H04W 48/14 (2013.01); H04W 52/0229 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01); Y02D 70/00 (2018.01); Y02D 70/1224 (2018.01); Y02D 70/142 (2018.01); Y02D 70/144 (2018.01); Y02D 70/146 (2018.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for a wireless device, the method comprising:
receiving, at the wireless device, a network interworking indicator bit broadcasted by a wireless local area network (WLAN), the network interworking indicator bit indicating support of a capability of the WLAN to communicate network information identifying one or more networks;
in response to receiving the network interworking indicator bit, transmitting, from the wireless device to the WLAN, a request requesting the WLAN to send the network information identifying the one or more networks to the wireless device, the network information comprising at least one of a network identifier or an organizational identifier which identifies at least one of the one or more networks; and
in response to the request for the network information, receiving the network information in a response message, wherein the network information is provided in a container field of the response message.