Patent Number: 7,787,415

Title: Access points with selective communication rate and scheduling control and related methods for wireless local area networks (WLANs)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and wireless communication devices that are configured to enhance communication capacity in a wireless network. In one aspect of the invention various scheduling processes and schedulers for the transmissions of data packets are disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, the selection of appropriate transmission rates to advertise by a common unit which provides wireless service to different types of wireless transmit receive units (WTRUs) is addressed.

Inventors: Hunkeler; Teresa Joanne (Montreal, CA), Zaki; Maged (Pierrefonds, CA)

Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018