US Patent No. 10,397,979

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 10,397,979
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Communication Method And Communication Device
Inventorship Masataka Irie, Kanagawa (JP)
Lei Huang, Singapore (SG)
Hong Cheng Michael Sim, Singapore (SG)
Assignee Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,979

1. A communication method for a personal basic service set Control Point/Access Point (PCP/AP) device, the communication method comprising:generating a first scheduling element to be used by at least one first communication device that is a legacy communication device and a second scheduling element to be used by at least one second communication device that is a non-legacy communication device, the first scheduling element and the second scheduling element being included in one frame; and
transmitting the one frame to the at least one first communication device and to the at least one second communication device, wherein
the second scheduling element includes at least one second allocation field indicating information on allocation to the at least one second communication device, and
the first scheduling element includes at least one first allocation field indicating information on allocation to the at least one first communication device and includes at least one third allocation field indicating information on allocation to the at least one second communication device, and
wherein the information in the at least one second allocation field corresponds to a part of the information in the at least one third allocation field,
wherein the at least one first communication device performs communication in accordance with a first communication scheme using a first frequency band and decodes the first scheduling element and does not decode the second scheduling element, and
wherein the at least one second communication device performs communication in accordance with the first communication scheme or a second communication scheme using a second frequency band that includes the first frequency band and decodes the first and second scheduling elements.