VIRTUALIZATION OF CELLULAR CONNECTION AS WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK CONNECTION

Utility Patent Application (A1)

June 17, 2021

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Applicants: GOOGLE LLC

Inventors: Jayachandran Chinnakkannu, Amruth Ramachandran, Shivank Nayak, Chinmay Dhodapkar

A user equipment includes a radio frequency (RF) modem configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one mobile network operator and a wireless local area network (WLAN) modem configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one WLAN access point. The user equipment further includes a processor coupled to the RF modem and the WLAN modem and at least one memory storing executable instructions. The executable instructions are configured to manipulate at least one of the processor and the RF modem to establish a first cellular connection with a first mobile network operator based on a first subscription represented by a first subscriber identity, and virtualize the first cellular connection as a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection for use by one or more processes executed by the processor for a second subscription represented by a second subscriber identity.