Patent Number: 7,088,702

Title: Method for controlling a data stream in a wireless network

Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting data packets from a source device in a wireless network. The source device receives a channel time allocation identifying the source device as assigned to transmit and a destination device as assigned to listen during the channel time allocation. If the source device has any primary data to send to the destination device, it will do so during the channel time allocation. If time remains in the channel time allocation once the primary data (if any) has been sent to the destination device, the source device will determine whether it has any secondary data to send to a secondary device. If so, the source device will determine whether the secondary device will be listening during the channel time allocation. If the secondary device will be listening, the source device then sends the secondary data to the secondary device during the channel time allocation.

Inventors: Shvodian; William M. (McLean, VA)

Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 7/20 (20060101); H04B 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018