US 9,813,148 B2
Wireless media usage, channel aggregation, and full-duplex communications
Hussain Zaheer Syed, Ashburn, VA (US); Muhib Taiye Oduwaiye, Germantown, MD (US); and Sunmeel Meelind Bhumkar, Rockville, MD (US)
Assigned to Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed by Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, New York, NY (US)
Filed on Dec. 18, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/574,498.
Prior Publication US 2016/0183247 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04B 7/212 (2006.01); H04W 74/08 (2009.01); H04W 72/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 7/212 (2013.01) [H04W 72/042 (2013.01); H04W 72/02 (2013.01); H04W 72/0413 (2013.01); H04W 74/0808 (2013.01)] 32 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
utilizing a first wireless channel to communicate first data between a first station and a second station, the first wireless channel acquired by the second station in accordance with a CSMA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access) communication protocol;
receiving a notification at the second station from the first station, the notification indicating that a second wireless channel has been allocated to support communications between the first station and the second station in a specified timeframe, the specified timeframe being an interval of time;
in accordance with the notification, utilizing the second wireless channel in the specified timeframe to communicate second data between the first station and the second station; and
wherein the specified timeframe is allocated for use in accordance with a TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) communication protocol.