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1. WO2007139606 - PRIORITIZING DATA IN A WIRELESS TRANSMISSION

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What is claimed is:

1. An apparatus, comprising
a wireless communications device to transmit a plurality of data segments in a single burst transmission, wherein the data segments are to be organized such that higher priority data segments are to be transmitted before lower priority data segments in the burst transmission.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein each data segment is to comprise a protocol data unit.

3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein each data segment is to comprise a length field to indicate a length of the data segment.

4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein each data segment is to comprise a header portion and a data portion, the header portion to contain a length field to indicate a length of the data segment.

5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the higher and lower priorities are to be based on user application considerations.

6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the higher and lower priorities are to be based on network operational considerations.

7. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein a portion of the data segments are further to be organized into medium priority data segments to be transmitted in the burst transmission after the higher priority data segments and before the lower priority data segments.

8. A system, comprising:
an antenna; and
a wireless communications device coupled to the antenna to transmit first and second protocol data units (PDUs) sequentially in a burst transmission;

wherein each of the first and second PDUs is to include a length field to specify a length of the PDU; and
wherein one of the first and second PDUs is to be designated as higher priority and another of the first and second PDUs is to be designated as lower priority; and
wherein the higher priority PDU is to be transmitted in the burst transmission before the lower priority PDU.

9. The system of claim 8, wherein the wireless communications device is to perform said designation of the PDUs as higher and lower priority.

10. The system of claim 9, wherein said higher and lower priorities are to be pre-designated.

1 1. The system of claim 9, said higher priority and lower priority designations are based on time-critical considerations.
12. A method, comprising:
ordering a plurality of data segments for transmission, wherein each of the data segments includes a field indicating a length of the data segment; and
transmitting the plurality of data segments sequentially in a single wireless transmission, with higher priority data segments being transmitted before lower priority data segments.

13. The method of claim 12, wherein said transmitting a plurality of data segments comprises transmitting a plurality of protocol data units.

14. The method of claim 12, further comprising prioritizing the data segments prior to said transmitting.

15. The method of claim 14, wherein said prioritizing comprises prioritizing by groups.

16. The method of claim 14, wherein said prioritizing is based at least partially on a time-critical nature of data contained in the data segment.

17. An article comprising
a tangible machine-readable medium that contains instructions, which when executed by one or more processors result in performing operations comprising:
ordering a plurality of data segments for transmission, wherein each of the data segments includes a field specifying a length of the data segment; and
transmitting the plurality of data segments in a single burst transmission, with the data segments being transmitted in priority order from higher priority data segments to lower priority data segments.

18. The article of claim 17, wherein the operation of transmitting a plurality of data segments comprises transmitting a plurality of protocol data units.

19. The article of claim 17, further comprising an operation of prioritizing the data segments prior to said transmitting, said prioritizing based on an intended use of the data segments by a receiving device.

20. The article of claim 19, wherein the operation of prioritizing comprises prioritizing by groups.

21. The article of claim 19, wherein the operation of prioritizing is based at least partially on an anticipated usage of data contained in the data segment.