Global patent index - EP 1044577 A1

EP 1044577 A1 2000-10-18 - CHANNEL MULTIPLEXING FOR A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Title (en)

CHANNEL MULTIPLEXING FOR A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Title (de)

KANALMULTIPLEXEN FÜR EIN KOMMUNIKATIONSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

MULTIPLEXAGE DES VOIES DESTINE A UN SYSTEME DE COMMUNICATION

Publication

EP 1044577 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99956863 A

Priority

  • US 9925777 W
  • US 18608698 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0028754A1] A communicator (100) having N physical channels is capable of supporting greater-than-N external wireless communications connections. The N physical channels include a plurality of reconfigurable resource units (RRUs)(102) that can each be dynamically altered to perform any of a multitude of processing tasks. The communicator (100) also includes a controller (104) that is capable of dynamically allocating the N physical channels between the greater-than-N external connections by repeatedly reconfiguring one or more of the physical channels to operate with varying signal formats. A memory (106) stores a library of configuration files for use by the controller (104) in reconfiguring the physical channels during dynamic allocation. In a preferred approach, the controller (104) reconfigures the physical channels during idle operational periods.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 7/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04W 88/08 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04W 88/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0028754A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0028754 A1 20000518; AU 1338200 A 20000529; EP 1044577 A1 20001018; PL 341386 A1 20010409

INPADOC legal status

2004-10-20 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20040415

2004-01-21 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20031204

2002-04-03 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: GENERAL DYNAMICS DECISION SYSTEMS, INC.

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2001-01-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001120

2000-10-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE