US Patent No. 10,368,298

TRANSFER OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS


Patent No. 10,368,298
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Transfer Of Agreements Between Wireless Access Points
Inventorship Laurent Cariou, Portland, OR (US)
Yaron Alpert, Hod Hasharoni (IL)
Assignee Intel IP Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,298

1. An apparatus for a wireless station device, the apparatus comprising:memory and processing circuitry to configure the device to communicate with other station devices (STAs) in a wireless network as a first access point (AP) belonging to an extended service set (ESS);
wherein the processing circuitry is to:
decode a probe, association, or reassociation request frame from a STA previously associated with a second AP belonging to the ESS;
decode a previous agreement between the previously associated STA and the second AP; and,
encode a probe, association, or reassociation response frame to send to the previously associated STA that is further encoded with an agreement element indicating whether or not the previous agreement is to remain in effect.