US Patent No. 10,602,532

WIRELESS CROSS-CONNECT SWITCH


Patent No. 10,602,532
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Wireless Cross-connect Switch
Inventorship Mihai A. Sanduleanu, Abu Dhabi (AE)
Laurent Schares, Pleasantville, NY (US)
Assignee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,532

1. A method for wireless packet switching, comprising:determining a schedule for a plurality of transceivers in an enclosure, wherein the schedule specifies which of the plurality of transceivers will act as a transmitter and which will act as a receiver;
transmitting data from each transmitter to a corresponding receiver with a configured beamforming direction;
determining that an angle of the beamforming direction is lower than a minimum angle; and
transmitting data from a transmitter to a corresponding receiver by a wired connection responsive to the determination that the angle of the beamforming direction is lower than a minimum angle.