US 9,813,262 B2
Method and apparatus for selectively transmitting data using spatial diversity
Armin W. Klomsdorf, Chicago, IL (US); and William P. Alberth, Jr., Prairie Grove, IL (US)
Assigned to Google Technology Holdings LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Google Technology Holdings LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 3, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/692,520.
Prior Publication US 2014/0153671 A1, Jun. 5, 2014
Int. Cl. H04L 27/00 (2006.01); H04L 25/02 (2006.01); H04B 7/0404 (2017.01); H04B 7/06 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 25/02 (2013.01) [H04B 7/0404 (2013.01); H04B 7/0689 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for selectively transmitting data using spatial diversity, the method comprising:
determining, by a controller of a portable communication device having multiple transmitters, that data is to be transmitted to a base station device using one or more of the multiple transmitters;
identifying, based on data type criteria and by the controller of the portable communication device, a data type of the data to be transmitted as payload data;
determining that the payload data includes voice data comprising a plurality of portions of audio data from a voice data stream;
identifying, based on priority level criteria and by the controller of the portable communication device, a first portion of audio data as priority voice data, the first portion of audio data being defined in relation to a second portion of audio data by the priority level criteria that includes a time threshold from a start of the voice data stream;
identifying, based on the priority level criteria and by the controller of the portable communication device, the second portion of audio data as non-priority voice data;
transmitting, responsive to identifying the first portion of audio data as priority voice data, the first portion of audio data to the base station using spatial diversity by transmitting the first portion of audio data using at least two of the multiple transmitters of the portable communication device; and
transmitting, responsive to identifying the second portion of audio data as non-priority voice data, the second portion of audio data to the base station device without using spatial diversity by transmitting the second portion of audio data using one of the multiple transmitters of the portable communication device.