US Patent No. 10,342,029

WIFI-COORDINATED LAA-LTE


Patent No. 10,342,029
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Wifi-coordinated Laa-lte
Inventorship Yong Li, San Diego, CA (US)
Guy Drory, Givaataim (IL)
Yonatan Cohen, Ramat Gan (IL)
Baoguo Yang, Saratoga, CA (US)
Matthew Fischer, Mountain View, CA (US)
Sharon Levy, Binyamina (IL)
Sindhu Verma, Bangalore (IN)
Shubhodeep Adhikari, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited, Singapore (SG)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,029

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a WiFi access point of a small cell, a transmission request for transmitting data by a Long Term Evolution (LTE) access point of the small cell;
determining, by the WiFi access point, channel use data indicating traffic on a plurality of channels of an unlicensed LTE band in a wireless network;
selecting, by the WiFi access point, a channel for use in transmitting data by the LTE access point from among the plurality of channels using the determined channel use data;
at a second time prior to a first time, determining, by the WiFi access point, whether the channel is available for the LTE access point to transmit the data for a duration after the first time;
in response to determining the channel is available, reserving, by the WiFi access point, the channel for transmission for the duration after the first time; and
transmitting, by the WiFi access point, an indication that the channel is ready for transmission to the LTE access point.