US 11,057,826 B2
Scanning enhancements for next generation Wi-Fi channels
Alfred Asterjadhi, San Diego, CA (US); George Cherian, San Diego, CA (US); and Abhishek Pramod Patil, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 22, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/548,571.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/722,773, filed on Aug. 24, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0068486 A1, Feb. 27, 2020
Int. Cl. H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 48/16 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0007 (2013.01); H04L 5/0055 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 51 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for wireless communication at an access point, comprising: a first interface; a second interface; and a modem coupled to the first interface and the second interface, wherein the modem is configured to:
identify, from a plurality of channels in a radio frequency spectrum band, a subset of discovery channels designated for discovery signaling for device association, the subset of discovery channels comprising a set of non-contiguous channels having a non-unitary periodicity; and
output, via the first interface, discovery information to a station for determining whether to associate with the access point over a channel from the plurality of channels, the channel comprising a discovery channel of the subset of discovery channels.