Patent Number: 7,787,406

Title: Methods and arrangements for adaptively changing snoozing intervals of wireless devices

Abstract: Methods and arrangements for wireless communications are described. Embodiments include transformations, code, state machines or other logic to adaptively change a snoozing interval of a station. The embodiments may also include determining a timeout (TO) period for a station, examining network traffic of the station after a period of network traffic inactivity not less than the TO period, and determining a snoozing interval, the length of the snoozing interval based upon the examination of the network traffic. The embodiments may also include adjusting the length of the TO period. In some further embodiments, examining network traffic may include determining categories of network traffic. In other further embodiments, examining network traffic may include determining a size of a queue of network traffic for the station. The embodiments may also include redetermining a snoozing interval after returning to a normal power mode.

Inventors: Park; Minyoung (Portland, OR), James; Tsai (Beaverton, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G08C 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018