US Patent No. 10,893,482

SELECTION OF MODE AND DATA RANGE IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE CLOSE FIELD COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 10,893,482
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Selection Of Mode And Data Range In Device-to-device Close Field Communication
Inventorship Yong Liu, Campbell, CA (US)
Christiaan A. Hartman, Mountain View, CA (US)
Jarkko L. Kneckt, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Su Khiong Yong, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,482

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
one or more wireless interfaces in communication with the at least one antenna; and
at least one processor in communication with the one or more wireless interfaces;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless station to:
determine, for a first discovery channel, an average channel interference;
select, when the average channel interference is less than a first threshold, a first transmission mode having an associated first power level;
determine a maximum data rate for the first transmission mode;
perform, when the maximum data rate satisfies a quality of service requirement for a device-to-device transmission, a device-to-device transmission with a neighboring wireless device using the first transmission mode; and
in response to detecting an out-of-band triggering event, transmit a plurality of consecutive discovery beacons to the neighboring wireless device, wherein each consecutive discovery beacon of the plurality of consecutive discovery beacons is transmitted at a respective power level.