05742239 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 13 patents.

A method for arbitrating for control of a network medium for transmission, combining aspects of the time slots and collision-based arbitration schemes by dynamically modifying the scheme used in accordance with network load. In a preferred embodiment, this is done by assigning time slots to the various nodes and arbitrating using the time slots when the network is free. If there are no requests for use of the network after a predefined number of time slots, any node can immediately access the network using a collision-detection method without being required to wait for a time slot arbitration procedure.

Title
Background arbitration monitoring to improve access on lightly consumed network
Application Number
111146
Publication Number
5742239
Application Date
August 22, 1996
Publication Date
April 21, 1998
Inventor
Alex Siloti
Yorba Linda
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Agent
Larry Mendenhall
Assignee
MTI Technology Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 1/00
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