US Patent No. 10,368,370

MULTICHANNEL ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,368,370
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Multichannel Access Method And Apparatus
Inventorship Yunbo Li, Shenzhen (CN)
Zhou Lan, Shenzhen (CN)
Yanchun Li, Shenzhen (CN)
Assignee Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,370

1. A multichannel access method comprising:reserving one or more channels for transmission of a current data frame;
obtaining a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a first reserved channel of the one or more reserved channels;
determining a sending moment of the current data frame in the TXOP and using the sending moment as an ending moment of a preset time segment of the TXOP, wherein a time length of the preset time segment is equal to a point coordination function interframe space (PIFS), a distributed coordination function interframe space (DIFS), an arbitration interframe space (AIFS) or a short interframe space (SIFS);
sensing a non-reserved channel that is not among the one or more reserved channels for transmission in the preset time segment in the TXOP;
if the non-reserved channel is in an idle state for at least the preset time segment, using the non-reserved channel as a second reserved channel; and
when the ending moment of the preset time segment is reached, sending the current data frame on the first reserved channel and the second reserved channel.