07593376 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method and apparatus for electing broadcast relay nodes (520B, H, M) in an ad hoc network (500). Each node (520A-520O) generates an attribute message including associated parameters. Each node (520A-520O) generates a weighted value (WV) based on the parameters. The WV can be included in the attribute message for that node, can provide a metric for ranking that node to be nominated to be a broadcast relay node, can alternatively provide a probability measure for that node to probabilistically elect itself as a broadcast relay node. The broadcast manager node (520C) receives the attribute messages and elects at least one nominated node as a broadcast relay node (520B, H, M) based on the attribute messages. Each node (520A-520O) can also initiate election of an intermediate broadcast relay node if that node fails to receive a test message within a predetermined time.

Title
Method and apparatus for broadcast in an ad hoc network using elected broadcast relay nodes
Application Number
11/295909
Publication Number
7593376 (B2)
Application Date
December 7, 2005
Publication Date
September 22, 2009
Inventor
Peggy K Matson
Arlington Heights
IL, US
Whay Chiou Lee
Cambridge
MA, US
Surender Kumar
Naperville
IL, US
Michael D Kotzin
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Avinash Joshi
Orlando
FL, US
Randy L Ekl
Lake Zurich
IL, US
Jeffrey D Bonta
Arlington Heights
IL, US
Thomas V D Amico
Inverness
IL, US
Agent
Anthony P Curtis
Randi L Karpinia
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04W 4/00
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