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Michael W Ritter, John Bettendorff, George H Flammer III, Brett D Galloway: Method of loose source routing over disparate network types in a packet communication network. Metricom, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 29, 1996: US05570084 (225 worldwide citation)

In a packet communication system, loose source routing is employed to permit communication over networks of disparate types, including geographic and path-unaware types. No information resides on a wired access point (WAP). All of the intelligence of the system resides in Name Servers, which provide ...


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Paul Baran, George H Flammer III, Robert L Kalkwarf: Method and system for routing packets in a packet communication network. Metricom, Townsend and Townsend, May 19, 1992: US05115433 (215 worldwide citation)

A packet network routing method and system based on geographic coordinate identifiers is described. Each node in a network is uniquely identified by absolute geographical coordinates or by a code indicating absolute location in an external coordinate-based reference system (node coordinates), and su ...


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George H Flammer III: Method and system for routing packets in a packet communication network using locally constructed routing tables. Metricom, Kenneth R Allen, Stephen J LeBlanc, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 1996: US05488608 (187 worldwide citation)

In a packet communication system, wherein nodes are assigned an absolute coordinate-based address and routing decisions are made at each node without the use of directory-based routing, routing decisions made for a particular packet with an ultimate destination are stored at each node so that the ne ...


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Robert P Dilworth, George H Flammer III, Brett D Galloway: Transceiver sharing between access and backhaul in a wireless digital communication system. Metricom, Kenneth R Allen, Dan H Lang, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 26, 1995: US05479400 (155 worldwide citation)

A microcellular digital packet communication system is provided for digital communication having a plurality of repeating packet-mode fixed-site transceivers each being at a plurality of different sites and each being capable of communicating on mutually-common frequencies, including for example by ...


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George H Flammer III, Brett D Galloway, David L Paulsen: Method for frequency sharing and frequency punchout in frequency hopping communications network. Metricom, Kenneth R Allen, Stephen J LeBlanc, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 7, 1996: US05515369 (81 worldwide citation)

In a wireless packet communication system having a plurality of nodes, each having a transmitter and a receiver, the receiver at each node is assigned a seed value and is provided with a channel punchout mask. A node uses its seed value and punchout mask to generate a specific randomly ordered chann ...


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George H Flammer III: Method for distributing program code to intelligent nodes in a wireless mesh data communication network. Metricom, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 11, 1999: US05903566 (80 worldwide citation)

A large data file is distributed to a number of nodes in a data communication network by a process of distributed downloading. Destination nodes are informed of the location in the network of the large data file and are directed to receive the large data file by requesting that blocks of data contai ...


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George H Flammer III, Brett D Galloway: Method of resolving media contention in radio communication links. Metricon, Stephen J LeBlanc, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 28, 1995: US05471469 (80 worldwide citation)

In a wireless packet communication system having a plurality of nodes, each having a transmitter and a receiver, the receiver at each node is assigned a specific frequency hopping band plan on which to receive signals, and the transmitter of any source node desiring to communicate with a target node ...


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George H Flammer III: Parasitic adoption of coordinate-based addressing by roaming node. Metricom, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, March 21, 1995: US05400338 (72 worldwide citation)

In a packet communication system wherein stationary nodes are assigned an absolute coordinate-based address, the addressing of roaming nodes is accomplished by parasitically adopting a coordinate routing scheme used for addressing stationary nodes. Each roaming node selects a parent stationary node ...


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George H Flammer III, David Lynn Paulsen: Method and apparatus for connection handoff between connected radios. Metricom, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 2, 2001: US06298053 (69 worldwide citation)

In a radio based wireless mesh packet network wherein packet traffic is scheduled between a high capacity communications link and a plurality of nodes interconnected by wireless links, an access unit is provided at a first node having a plurality of radios coupled to the high capacity link and where ...


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George H Flammer III, William E San Filippo III: Method for network configuration via third party query. Metricom, Stephen J LeBlanc, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 26, 1995: US05453977 (51 worldwide citation)

In a mesh communication network, new network nodes acquire information about nearby nodes to which they may communicate through a third-party query whereby an established node with which a new node can communicate is queried to provide a list of nodes in the vicinity of the new nodes with which the ...