07876706 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 26 patents.

Techniques are provided for selecting a root node in an ad hoc network comprising a plurality of nodes including a first node. According to one implementation of these techniques, a first node can receive a message from at least one of the other nodes. Each message includes a number of primary factors associated with a particular node regarding capabilities of the particular node. The primary factors associated with each node can then be evaluated, and an attempt can be made to select the root node based on the primary factors associated with each node. If the first node is unable to select the root node based on the primary factors associated with each node, then the root node can be selected based on secondary factors associated with each node.

Title
Method and apparatus for root node selection in an ad hoc network
Application Number
11/363757
Publication Number
7876706 (B2)
Application Date
February 28, 2006
Publication Date
January 25, 2011
Inventor
Christopher G Ware
Chicago
IL, US
Joseph E Phillips
Huntley
IL, US
Aparna Pandey
Chicago
IL, US
Anthony R Metke
Naperville
IL, US
Mark J Johnson
Cary
IL, US
Randy L Ekl
Lake Zurich
IL, US
Agent
Randi L Karpinia
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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