US Patent No. 10,602,536

BEACON-AWARE CO-EXISTENCE IN SHARED SPECTRUM


Patent No. 10,602,536
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Beacon-aware Co-existence In Shared Spectrum
Inventorship Zhong Yi Jin, San Diego, CA (US)
Yanjun Sun, San Diego, CA (US)
Nachiappan Valliappan, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,536

1. An access point for managing operation over a communication medium shared between Radio Access Technologies (RATs), comprising:a first transceiver configured in accordance with a first RAT and configured to monitor the medium for first RAT signaling being exchanged between neighboring devices of the access point;
a processor and memory configured to:
determine a utilization metric associated with utilization of the medium by the first RAT signaling,
determine a beacon schedule associated with the first RAT signaling exchanged between the neighboring devices on the first RAT based on the monitoring, and
set one or more parameters of a Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) communication pattern based on the utilization metric and the beacon schedule; and
a second transceiver configured in accordance with a second RAT and configured to cycle between activated periods and deactivated periods of communication over the medium in accordance with the TDM communication pattern,
wherein the RAT signaling exchanged by the one or more other access terminals includes RAT signaling that is not directly detectable by the access point.