US 10,368,298 B2
Transfer of agreements between wireless access points
Laurent Cariou, Portland, OR (US); and Yaron Alpert, Hod Hasharoni (IL)
Assigned to Intel IP Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by Intel IP Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 30, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/198,322.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/296,696, filed on Feb. 18, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0245203 A1, Aug. 24, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 48/14 (2009.01); H04W 28/02 (2009.01); H04W 52/02 (2009.01); H04W 60/04 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 48/14 (2013.01) [H04W 52/0212 (2013.01); H04W 60/04 (2013.01); H04W 28/0268 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01); Y02D 70/1242 (2018.01); Y02D 70/1262 (2018.01); Y02D 70/142 (2018.01); Y02D 70/144 (2018.01); Y02D 70/146 (2018.01); Y02D 70/164 (2018.01); Y02D 70/166 (2018.01); Y02D 70/22 (2018.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for a wireless station device, the apparatus comprising:
memory and processing circuitry to configure the device to communicate with other station devices (STAs) in a wireless network as a first access point (AP) belonging to an extended service set (ESS);
wherein the processing circuitry is to:
decode a probe, association, or reassociation request frame from a STA previously associated with a second AP belonging to the ESS;
decode a previous agreement between the previously associated STA and the second AP; and,
encode a probe, association, or reassociation response frame to send to the previously associated STA that is further encoded with an agreement element indicating whether or not the previous agreement is to remain in effect.