04399531 is referenced by 119 patents and cites 5 patents.

A distributed digital data communication network having widely dispursed nodes provides for effective transmission of messages between each node through the use of flood routing. A response message based upon stored data link status obtained when a message is received through the flood routing protocol selects the shortest time delay path for responding to that message. This process eliminates network instability.

Title
Distributed digital data communications network
Application Number
6/191969
Publication Number
4399531
Application Date
September 29, 1980
Publication Date
August 16, 1983
Inventor
Raymond Bittel
Plano
TX, US
Johannes Grande
Richardson
TX, US
Agent
H Fredrick Hamann
Howard R Greenberg
Richard K Robinson
Assignee
Rockwell International Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 11/04
H04J 6/00
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