US Patent No. 10,219,284

MULTI-BAND RESOURCE SCHEDULING FOR WIRELESS DEVICE TETHERING


Patent No. 10,219,284
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Multi-band Resource Scheduling For Wireless Device Tethering
Inventorship Golnaz Farhadi, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assignee FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED, Kawasaki (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,284

1. A method of scheduling wireless communications, the method comprising:determining a first link indicator associated with a first link between a first wireless device and a wireless communications supervisor of a wireless network;
determining a second link indicator associated with a second link between a second wireless device and the wireless communications supervisor;
comparing the first link indicator with the second link indicator to determine a difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator;
determining that the difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator is within a link indicator threshold that is based on data rates associated with wireless communication links;
in response to determining that the difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator is within the link indicator threshold:
configuring the first wireless device to operate as a first hotspot device, the first hotspot device being configured to operate as the first hotspot device by being configured to relay information between one or more first slave wireless devices and the wireless communications supervisor; and
configuring the second wireless device to operate as a second hotspot device, the second hotspot device being configured to operate as the second hotspot device by being configured to relay information between one or more second slave wireless devices and the wireless communications supervisor;
assigning a first band of a wireless communications standard for wireless communications between the wireless communications supervisor and the first and second hotspot devices based on the first and second hotspot devices operating as hotspot devices;
assigning a second band of the wireless communications standard for wireless communications between the first hotspot device and the one or more first slave wireless devices; and
determining a power adjustment for communications by the first and second hotspot devices based on a congestion of one or more channels within one or more of the first band and the second band.