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Various wireless network components that offer increased flexibility, ease of use, functionality and performance in many demanding applications in diverse fields of use, namely: a wireless multi-function network device for use on a wireless communication network, that can serve multiple functions and dynamically switch and reconfigure from a network router into a network coordinator in the event that the originally designated network coordinator is permanently or temporally disabled; a wireless mesh-type communication network, including a plurality of wireless network router devices, each capable of performing the functions of a network controller/coordinator; a wireless network router device for use on a wireless communication network, and employing an integrated phased-array antenna structure, supporting the spatial isolation of multi-regions, and utilizing beam steering principles of operation, for illuminating multiple wireless network end-devices over separate regions; a network gateway device that supports a USB-type communication interface and RF-based wireless communication interface; a network protocol translation (NPT) based gateway device for use in a wireless communication network; and wireless network coordinator device for automatically establishing a Personal Area Network (PAN) on a wireless communication network, and having a compact housing with an electrical wall plug integrated therein having electrical prongs for plugging into a standard electrical wall socket.

Title
Wireless dual-function network device dynamically switching and reconfiguring from a wireless network router state of operation into a wireless network coordinator state of operation in a wireless communication network
Application Number
12/319905
Publication Number
8457013 (B2)
Application Date
January 13, 2009
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
Jun Lu
Jiangsu
CN
LiangLiang Chen
Jiangsu
CN
Xin Shen
Jiangsu
CN
JiBin Liu
Suzhou
CN
Michael Schnee
Aston
PA, US
Xiaoxun Zhu
Marlton
NJ, US
Steven Essinger
Philadelphia
PA, US
Agent
Summa Additon & Ashe P A
Assignee
Metrologic Instruments
NJ, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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