US Patent No. 10,462,797

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USING BANDWIDTH SUBJECT TO CELLULAR INTERFERENCE


Patent No. 10,462,797
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Methods And Apparatus For Using Bandwidth Subject To Cellular Interference
Inventorship Louis D. Williamson, Denver, CO (US)
Michael Kelsen, Centreville, VA (US)
Assignee Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, St. Louis, MO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,797

1. A communications method comprising:operating a traffic classifier, in a communications device of a communications network, to classify traffic based on at least whether the traffic is being communicated using a retry mechanism in the event of a communication error, the traffic classifier classifying traffic communicated using a communications protocol which supports a retry communications mechanism as being traffic of a first type and traffic communicated using a communications protocol which does not support a communications retry mechanism as traffic of a second type; and
operating a traffic to channel assignment device, located in the communications device, to assign classified traffic of the first and second types to communications channels based on traffic classification, said assigning including assigning at least some traffic of said first type to communications channels in a first group of communications channels, said first group of communications channels corresponding to frequencies which are subject to wireless communications device interference, said assigning classified traffic further including assigning traffic of the second type to one or more communications channels in a second group of communications channels, said second group of communications channels corresponding to frequencies that are not subject to wireless communications device interference.