US Patent No. 10,142,996

SENSITIVITY TUNING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,142,996
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Sensitivity Tuning In Wireless Networks
Inventorship Sarabjot Singh, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sayantan Choudhury, Berkeley, CA (US)
Enrico-Henrik Rantala, Berkeley, CA (US)
Namyoon Lee, Walnut Creek, CA (US)
Esa Juhani Tuomaala, El Cerrito, CA (US)
Assignee Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,142,996

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by an access point, a beacon message;
setting, by the access point, a receiver of the access point to first and second sensitivity thresholds at which transmissions occurring on a wireless channel can be detected, wherein the access point is associated with two or more other apparatuses;
detecting, by the access point, whether transmissions are occurring on the wireless channel with the receiver set to the first sensitivity threshold during a first period within a beacon period and with the receiver set to the second sensitivity threshold during a second period within the beacon period; and
determining the second sensitivity threshold based on a poorest quality link amongst links between the access point and the two or more other apparatuses.