US Patent No. 10,511,354

HYBRID NODE


Patent No. 10,511,354
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Hybrid Node
Inventorship Sanjai Kohli, Manhattan Beach, CA (US)
Djordje Tujkovic, Mountain View, CA (US)
Krishna Gomadam, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,511,354

1. A method, comprising:determining a first subset of a plurality of available transmit beam forming settings of a first plurality of antenna elements of a first sector of an access node based on peer nodes that the access node is operable to communicate with;
determining a second subset of a plurality of available receive beam forming settings of a second plurality of antenna elements of the access node based on the peer nodes that the access node is operable to communicate with;
transmitting, by the first plurality of antenna elements of the first sector of the access node, a signal through a predetermined transmission channel at each of the first subset of the plurality of available transmit beam forming settings of the first plurality of antenna elements;
receiving, by the second plurality of antenna elements of the second sector of the access node, the signal through the predetermined channel at the second subset of plurality of available receive beam forming settings of the second plurality of antenna elements, for each of more than one of the first subset of the plurality of available transmit beam forming settings of the first plurality of antenna elements.