US Patent No. 10,602,528

APPROACH FOR MANAGING THE USE OF COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS BASED ON PERFORMANCE


Patent No. 10,602,528
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Approach For Managing The Use Of Communications Channels Based On Performance
Inventorship Hongbing Gan, Carlton (AU)
Bijan Treister, Kew (AU)
Efstratios Skafidas, Coburg (AU)
Assignee Bandspeed LLC, Austin, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,528

1. A wireless communications device adapted to manage a power level required to achieve a specified level of transmission quality, wherein being adapted to control the power level required to achieve the specified level of transmission quality device includes being configured to:determine a plurality of instances of a subset of communications channels available to be used for frequency hopping communications of a set of communications channels in a frequency band, wherein being configured to determine the plurality of instances of the subset of communications channels includes being configured to, for each instance of the subset of communications channels, assess a level of channel performance of at least a portions of the communications channels of the set of communications channels and exclude, from the respective instance of the subset of communications channels, each channel of the set of communications channels exhibiting an assessed level of channel performance outside of a target threshold level of the channel performance;
send packet data including information defining a current instance of the subset of communications channels to another wireless communications device in a wireless communications network;
use at least one of the communications channels of the current instance of the subset of communications channels as one of a plurality of communication channels for frequency hopping communications with the other wireless communications device; and
cause a next instance of the subset of communications channels to be determined after said use of the at least one of the communications channels of the current instance of the subset of communications channels, at least one of the communications channels of the next instance of the subset of communications channels to be sent to the other wireless communications device via a new instance of the packet and the at least one of the communications channels of the next instance to be used for said frequency hopping communications with the other wireless communications device.