US 9,814,120 B2
Channel allocation method and apparatus for use in a wireless communication local area network
Xuecheng Qian, Shanghai (CN)
Assigned to PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 12/809,083
Filed by Xuecheng Qian, Shanghai (CN)
PCT Filed Dec. 26, 2008, PCT No. PCT/IB2008/055543
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Aug. 25, 2010,
PCT Pub. No. WO2009/083924, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 9, 2009.
Claims priority of application No. 2007 1 0308134 (CN), filed on Dec. 29, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2011/0028176 A1, Feb. 3, 2011
Int. Cl. H04B 7/00 (2006.01); H05B 37/02 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H05B 37/0272 (2013.01) [H04W 72/04 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
9. An apparatus, comprising:
a console for sequentially allocating channels for a wireless communication local area network which includes the console and at least a first node and a second node controlable by the console through wireless communication; and
connecting means for connecting the first node in series with the console and the second node, each of the first and second nodes being configured to transmit signals in turn through said connecting means,
wherein the console includes:
a triggering unit configured to sequentially send a trigger signal to the first node and the second node through said connecting means;
a receiving unit configured to receive a first response signal sent by the first node in response to said trigger signal to determine that the first node is available, and a second response signal sent by the second node in response to said trigger signal to determine that the second node is available;
an allocating unit configured to allocate in order of series connection a first wireless channel for wireless communication between the console and the first node and a separate second wireless channel for wireless communication between the console and the second node, and to send information including the allocation of the first wireless channel to the first node and the allocation of the second wireless channel to the second node; and
a wireless communication element configured for communicating wirelessly with the first node via the first wireless channel and for communicating wirelessly with the second node via the second wireless channel.