US 10,433,307 B2
Diversity based relay for wireless communications between a head-mounted display and a console
Qi Qu, Irvine, CA (US); Hongyu Zhou, Canoga Park, CA (US); Ganesh Venkatraman, San Jose, CA (US); Ryan Hamilton Brown, Palo Alto, CA (US); Lyle David Bainbridge, Redwood City, CA (US); Sam Padinjaremannil Alex, Dublin, CA (US); Ali Yazdan, San Francisco, CA (US); and Nirav Rajendra Patel, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Facebook Technologies, LLC, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed by Facebook Technologies, LLC, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/492,814.
Prior Publication US 2018/0309500 A1, Oct. 25, 2018
Int. Cl. H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04B 7/155 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 72/0453 (2013.01) [H04B 7/15528 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a head-mounted display, a first set of data packets from a console, the head-mounted display in direct communication with the console;
detecting a degradation in quality of wireless communication between the console and the head-mounted display;
identifying a relay with which the head-mounted display can wirelessly communicate, the relay configured to wirelessly communicate with the head-mounted display using a first communication channel and configured to wirelessly communicate with the console using a second communication channel that is isolated from the first communication channel;
initiating wireless communication between the head-mounted display and the relay using the first communication channel; and
receiving, by the head-mounted display, a second set of data packets from the relay via the first wireless communication channel, the second set of data packets received at the relay from the console using the second communication channel, wherein the console is in direct communication with the relay via the second communication channel.