Patent Number: 7,822,440

Title: Method and apparatus for operating a communication station

Abstract: A method for operating a communication station in a communicating environment includes: (a) monitoring the environment to ascertain whether the station is receiving an unintended sensed signal not intended for the station from at least one signal source; (b) if the station has not received a predetermined number of unintended sensed signals during a predetermined time interval, operating the station in an omni-directional mode; and (c) if the station has received a predetermined number of sensed signals during the predetermined time interval, saving an indication of a reception direction from which arrived each unintended sensed signal; and operating the station in a directional mode. While in the directional mode, the station is sensitive to receiving signals arriving from a sensing direction other than from a reception direction, and the station transmits signals toward the sensing direction.

Inventors: Park; Minyoung (Portland, OR), Li; Guoqing (Hillsboro, OR), Yang; Liuyang Lily (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00