07961740 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 11 patents.

A wireless network has a server that includes a server controller that controls the receipt and transmission of packets via a server radio. The server controller selects a route to nodes in the wireless network, and provides communication between the wireless network and at least one other network. A plurality of nodes in the wireless network include a node controller that controls the receipt and transmission of packets via a node radio, and selects a route to the server. A route included in a transmitted packet is selected as a preferred route based upon lowest path cost. The lowest path cost is determined on the basis of ambient noise level information associated with links along a given path in the wireless utility network.

Title
Method and system of routing in a utility smart-grid network
Application Number
11/888633
Publication Number
7961740 (B2)
Application Date
August 1, 2007
Publication Date
June 14, 2011
Inventor
Raj Vaswani
Portola Valley
CA, US
George Flammer III
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Assignee
Silver Spring Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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