US Patent No. 10,893,528

WIRELESS CHANNEL ALLOCATION AMONGST MULTIPLE BASE STATIONS


Patent No. 10,893,528
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Wireless Channel Allocation Amongst Multiple Base Stations
Inventorship Lakhbir Singh, Aurora, CO (US)
Assignee Charter Communications Operating, LLC, St. Louis, MO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,528

1. A method comprising:receiving notification of operating conditions associated with a first wireless base station, the first wireless base station supporting communications to first communication devices via use of a first wireless channel;
based on analysis of the operating conditions, selecting a second wireless channel, the second wireless channel selected from a hierarchy of multiple wireless channels;
communicating a notification to the first wireless base station, the notification indicating the selection of the second wireless channel for use by the first wireless base station, the second wireless channel being a supplemental wireless channel allocated to the first wireless base station;
wherein the first wireless channel is a licensed wireless channel allocated for use by the first wireless base station, the first wireless base station having higher priority usage rights to use the first wireless channel over a general public user; and
wherein the second wireless channel is assigned for on-demand use by an entity having higher priority usage rights than usage rights of both the first wireless base station and the general public user.