US Patent No. 10,659,540

[5G NEXT GENERATION WI-FI] ON THE FLY TRAFFIC STEERING FOR COLLOCATED MULTI-BAND AGGREGATION


Patent No. 10,659,540
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title [5g Next Generation Wi-fi] On The Fly Traffic Steering For Collocated Multi-band Aggregation
Inventorship Laurent Cariou, Portland, OR (US)
Yaron Alpert, Petah Tikva (IL)
Bahareh Sadeghi, Portland, OR (US)
Robert Stacey, Portland, OR (US)
Assignee INTEL IP CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,659,540

1. A multi-band wireless communications device comprising:a multi-band upper Media Access Controller (MAC) portion including:
a multi-band transmitter; and
a multi-band receiver; and
a transmitter traffic steering engine; and
a plurality of lower MAC portions each including:
a Media Access Controller (MAC) transmitter, a Media Access Controller (MAC) receiver, and a Physical Layer (PHY) air interface, the transmitter traffic steering engine routing packets from a shared buffer queue to one or more of the lower MAC portions associated with a channel at least based on channel availability, wherein the shared buffer queue is within the multi-band upper Media Access Controller (MAC) portion and operationally connected to each Media Access Controller (MAC) transmitter.