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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Direct link protocol in wireless local area networks. Globespan Virata, DeMont & Breyer, September 14, 2004: US06791962 (60 worldwide citation)

A technique enabling enhanced stations to communicate with other enhanced stations that periodically or sporadically enter power save mode is disclosed. If a Q-station targeted for a direct link is in power save mode, an access point “wakes” the Q-station. The targeted Q-station responds by transmit ...


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Ronald A Brockmann, Maarten Hoeben, Maarten Menzo Wentink: Transmission protection for communications networks having stations operating with different modulation formats. Conexant, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, December 20, 2005: US06977944 (50 worldwide citation)

A technique to allow enhanced stations and legacy stations to work with each other without the inefficiencies of signaling overhead in the prior art is disclosed. An enhanced station transmits an initial, short frame using a modulation compatible with legacy stations. The frame sets the duration for ...


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Systems and methods for indicating buffered data at an access point with efficient beacon handling. Conexant Systems, Farjami & Farjami, May 1, 2012: US08170002 (33 worldwide citation)

Stations in standby mode periodically wake up to check for buffered data at the access points. Traditionally, the information is available by checking the periodic beacon frame for a traffic indication map (TIM). Unfortunately, the length of beacons has steadily increased with the progression of the ...


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Systems and methods of combined Bluetooth and WLAN signaling. Conexant Systems, Jackson Walker L, Christopher J Rourk, March 4, 2014: US08665848 (16 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods of combined Bluetooth and WLAN signaling. Such systems and methods may use a Bluetooth connection to signal WLAN capabilities and to exchange WLAN security keys. Once the file transfer has started, the actual data may be transmitted over the WLAN connection r ...


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: System and method for ordering data messages having differing levels of priority for transmission over a shared communication channel. Conexant Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, November 14, 2006: US07136392 (13 worldwide citation)

Stations of a communication network have internal queues for accumulating and transmitting data messages over a shared communication channel. Each queue within a station accumulates and transmits data messages that have a different level of priority than those accumulated and transmitted by other in ...


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Methods and apparatuses for direct link setup. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Charles E Eggers, May 27, 2014: US08737370 (10 worldwide citation)

Establishing a direct link connection between subscriber stations in a wireless local area network (WLAN) comprises transmitting a direct link setup discovery request from an initiating station to an access point of the WLAN for distribution to one or more other stations, the discovery request inclu ...


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Piggybacking information in transmit opportunities. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Kevin T Cheatham, March 10, 2015: US08976741 (7 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for aggregating certain frame types in uplink and/or downlink transmit opportunities. Such techniques may improve wireless communications system performance by reducing the overall number of transmit opportunities required.


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Deterministic backoff with dynamic adaptation. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Kevin T Cheatham, July 30, 2013: US08498275 (6 worldwide citation)

Certain aspects provide techniques for conveying transmit opportunity (TXOP) scheduling information that can be used by a plurality of wireless nodes to determine TXOPs for sending transmissions.


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Maarten Menzo Wentink: Systems and methods for indicating buffered data at an access point using a traffic indication map broadcast. Conexant Systems, Farjami & Farjami, January 3, 2012: US08089908 (5 worldwide citation)

Stations in standby mode periodically wake up to check for buffered data at the access points. Traditionally, the information is available by checking the periodic beacon frame for a traffic indication map (TIM). Unfortunately, the length of beacons has steadily increased with the progression of the ...


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Hemanth Sampath, Vincent Knowles Jones IV, Albert Van Zelst, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Santosh Paul Abraham, Simone Merlin: VHT-SIG-B field in null data packets (NDPs). QUALCOMM Incorporated, Patterson & Sheridan L, June 3, 2014: US08743784 (5 worldwide citation)

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for using information in a Very High Throughput Signal B (VHT-SIG-B) field in the preamble of a null data packet (NDP). Retaining the VHT-SIG-B field in NDPs offers several advantages, such as maintaining a unified IEEE 802.11 ...