US 11,658,736 B2
Keypad with repeater mode
Nagaraj Chickmagalur Lakshminarayan, Karnataka (IN); Kenneth Eskildsen, Great Neck, NY (US); Sachin Prakash Maganti, Karnataka (IN); Arun Handanakere Sheshagiri, Karnataka (IN); and Anand Kavatekar Narayan Rao, Karnataka (IN)
Assigned to Ademco Inc., Golden Valley, MN (US)
Filed by Ademco Inc., Golden Valley, MN (US)
Filed on Jul. 13, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/374,041.
Prior Publication US 2023/0021119 A1, Jan. 19, 2023
Int. Cl. H04B 7/212 (2006.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01); H04W 88/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 7/212 (2013.01) [H04W 84/18 (2013.01); H04W 88/04 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
20. A method comprising the steps of:
receiving a user-provided wireless repeater mode input at a keypad device;
in response to the keypad device receiving the user-provided wireless repeater mode input, transitioning the keypad device between a keypad mode, in which the keypad device is in communication with a hub device but not in direct communication with a remote sensor device, and a wireless repeater mode, in which the keypad device is in communication with the hub device and in direct communication with the remote sensor device using time divisional multiple access (TDMA) such that the keypad device, in the wireless repeater mode, acts as a wireless repeater to convey communication between the hub device and the remote sensor device; and
when the keypad device is in the wireless repeater mode, receiving, at the keypad device, a TDMA message from the hub device and conveying the TDMA message from the keypad device to the remote sensor device.