US Patent No. 11,116,020

POWER EFFICIENT TUNNELED DIRECT LINK SETUP APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS


Patent No. 11,116,020
Issue Date September 07, 2021
Title Power Efficient Tunneled Direct Link Setup Apparatus, Systems And Methods
Inventorship Leonardo William Estevez, Rockwall, TX (US)
Ariton Xhafa, Plano, TX (US)
Ramanuja Vedantham, Allen, TX (US)
Yanjun Sun, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee Texas Instmments Incorporated, Dallas, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,116,020


14. A first device comprising:a station module configured to:communicate with a second device via a first wireless link; and
communicate with a third device via a second wireless link;

an interprocess communication link coupled to the station module; and
an access point module coupled to the station module via the interprocess communication link, wherein the access point module is configured to:receive, via a third wireless link, a tunneled direct-link setup (TDLS) bridge request from the second device associated with communication between the second device and the third device;
based on receiving the TDLS bridge request, provide, over the interprocess communication link, a wake-up message to the station module;
forward a first TDLS setup request from the station module to the second device; and
forward a second TDLS setup request from the station module to the third device, wherein the station module is further configured to bridge communication between the second device and the third device.