US 9,813,104 B2
Multi network radio with shared transmitter
William Michael Beals, Englewood, CO (US)
Assigned to ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Englewood, CO (US)
Filed by ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C., Englewood, CO (US)
Filed on Jul. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/789,701.
Application 14/789,701 is a continuation of application No. 14/045,378, filed on Oct. 3, 2013, granted, now 9,088,343.
Prior Publication US 2015/0303980 A1, Oct. 22, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 1/44 (2006.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01); H04N 5/44 (2011.01); H04N 21/41 (2011.01); H04N 21/436 (2011.01); H04N 21/4363 (2011.01)
CPC H04B 1/44 (2013.01) [H04L 12/2834 (2013.01); H04N 5/4403 (2013.01); H04N 21/4131 (2013.01); H04N 21/4363 (2013.01); H04N 21/43615 (2013.01); H04W 4/008 (2013.01); H04L 2012/2841 (2013.01); H04N 2005/4426 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A transceiver to simultaneously operate on a first data network and a second data network, the transceiver comprising:
a first receiver configured to receive data on the first network;
a second receiver configured to receive data on the second network at the same time that the first receiver is receiving data on the first network;
a shared transmitter that is switchable to transmit data on either the first network or on the second network; and
a controller configured to control the shared transmitter so that the shared transmitter automatically transmits data on the first network when data is available for transmission on the first network and on the second network when data is available for transmission on the second network.