06396457 is referenced by 33 patents.

A concentrator (

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) coupled to a wired network (

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) also acts as a master device relative to each of a plurality of ad hoc wireless communication networks (

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), thereby permitting wireless communication devices in the ad hoc networks to access the wired network. The concentrator utilizes antenna array processing and beamforming techniques when communicating with the devices of the various networks, in order to advantageously reduce communication interference between the networks.

Title
Concentrator for coupling local wireless networks to a wired network
Application Number
9/727863
Publication Number
6396457 (B1)
Application Date
November 30, 2000
Publication Date
May 28, 2002
Inventor
Michael L McMahan
Plano
TX, US
Carl M Panasik
Garland
TX, US
Anand G Dabak
Plano
TX, US
Mohammed Nafie
Richardson
TX, US
Alan Gatherer
Richardson
TX, US
Agent
Frederick J Telecky Jr
US
Wade J Brady III
US
Ronald O Neerings
US
Assignee
Texas Instruments Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
H01Q 21/00
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