US 11,658,843 B2
System and method for full-duplex media access control using request-to-send signaling
Vaneet Aggarwal, Parsippany, NJ (US); Rittwik Jana, Parsippany, NJ (US); Christopher W. Rice, Parsippany, NJ (US); and Nemmara K. Shankaranarayanan, Bridgewater, NJ (US)
Assigned to AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Aug. 20, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/407,342.
Application 17/407,342 is a continuation of application No. 16/601,008, filed on Oct. 14, 2019, granted, now 11,128,488.
Application 16/601,008 is a continuation of application No. 15/942,885, filed on Apr. 2, 2018, granted, now 10,447,495, issued on Oct. 15, 2019.
Application 15/942,885 is a continuation of application No. 13/618,096, filed on Sep. 14, 2012, granted, now 9,935,785, issued on Apr. 3, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0385107 A1, Dec. 9, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/40 (2006.01); H04L 1/1829 (2023.01); H04L 1/1867 (2023.01); H04L 5/14 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 12/40013 (2013.01) [H04L 1/188 (2013.01); H04L 1/1854 (2013.01); H04L 1/1887 (2013.01); H04L 5/14 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
in response to a full duplex communication exchange via a channel with a user equipment, waiting, by network equipment comprising a processor, a modified short-interframe-space period during which no data is transmitted by the network equipment to the user equipment via the channel, wherein the modified short-interframe-space period has been modified from a previously applicable short-interframe-space period; and
after an amount of time passes corresponding to the modified short-interframe-space period, transmitting, by the network equipment, an acknowledgement message to the user equipment.