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Title:
FLEXIBLE TRANSMISSION AND BACK-OFF INTERVALS IN NETWORK DEVICES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/138665
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A network device can implement functionality for dynamically varying the total back-off duration. The network device can determine a total transmit duration for transmitting data from on a communication medium. If the total transmit duration exceeds a predetermined transmit interval associated with the data, the network device can determine the total back-off duration based, at least in part, on the total transmit duration and the predetermined transmit interval. The network device can initiate the total back-off duration by deferring data transmission on the communication medium during the total back-off duration. In some embodiments, if the network device implements multiple consecutive back-off intervals, the network device can determine whether to vary the duration of a second back-off interval depending on whether a transmission by another network device is detected on the communication medium after a first back-off interval elapses.

Inventors:
WENTINK MAARTEN MENZO (US)
Application Number:
US2014/022044
Publication Date:
October 30, 2014
Filing Date:
March 07, 2014
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Assignee:
QUALCOMM INC (US)
International Classes:
H04W74/08
Domestic Patent References:
WO2011053775A12011-05-05
Foreign References:
US20040186907A12004-09-23
US20100046454A12010-02-25
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LEWIN, Mario, J. et al. (Suite 1000-312Cypress, TX, US)
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