US 10,893,528 B2
Wireless channel allocation amongst multiple base stations
Lakhbir Singh, Aurora, CO (US)
Assigned to Charter Communications Operating, LLC, St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed by Charter Communications Operating, LLC, St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed on Nov. 11, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/679,628.
Application 16/679,628 is a continuation of application No. 15/791,653, filed on Oct. 24, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0077406 A1, Mar. 5, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 16/04 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/0486 (2013.01) [H04W 16/04 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving notification of operating conditions associated with a first wireless base station, the first wireless base station supporting communications to first communication devices via use of a first wireless channel;
based on analysis of the operating conditions, selecting a second wireless channel, the second wireless channel selected from a hierarchy of multiple wireless channels;
communicating a notification to the first wireless base station, the notification indicating the selection of the second wireless channel for use by the first wireless base station, the second wireless channel being a supplemental wireless channel allocated to the first wireless base station;
wherein the first wireless channel is a licensed wireless channel allocated for use by the first wireless base station, the first wireless base station having higher priority usage rights to use the first wireless channel over a general public user; and
wherein the second wireless channel is assigned for on-demand use by an entity having higher priority usage rights than usage rights of both the first wireless base station and the general public user.