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Raj Vaswani, Sterling Hughes, Jana van Greunen, William E San Filippo III, George Flammer III: Load management in wireless mesh communications networks. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, July 31, 2012: US08233905 (104 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing a network and routing protocol for utility services are disclosed. A method includes discovering a utility network. Neighboring nodes are discovered and the node listens for advertised routes for networks from the neighbors. The node is then registered with one or m ...


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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 ...


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Raj Vaswani, Sterling Hughes, Jana Van Greunen, William E San Filippo III, George Flammer III: Load management in wireless mesh communications networks. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, August 20, 2013: US08515433 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing a network and routing protocol for utility services are disclosed. A method includes discovering a utility network. Neighboring nodes are discovered and the node listens for advertised routes for networks from the neighbors. The node is then registered with one or m ...


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Raj Vaswani, Sterling Hughes, Jana van Greunen, William E San Filippo III, George Flammer III: Route and link evaluation in wireless mesh communications networks. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, May 10, 2011: US07940669 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing a network and routing protocol for utility services are disclosed. A method includes discovering a utility network. Neighboring nodes are discovered and the node listens for advertised routes for networks from the neighbors. The node is then registered with one or m ...


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Raj Vaswani, Sterling Hughes, Jana van Greunen, William E San Filippo III, George Flammer III: Network utilities in wireless mesh communications networks. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, May 29, 2012: US08189577 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing a network and routing protocol for utility services are disclosed. A method includes discovering a utility network. Neighboring nodes are discovered and the node listens for advertised routes for networks from the neighbors. The node is then registered with one or m ...


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James Pace, Jana Van Greunen, Sterling Hughes, George H Flammer III, William E San Filippo III: System and method for convergence and automatic disabling of access points in a wireless mesh network. Silver Spring Networks, Artegis Law Group, October 27, 2015: US09173111 (4 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present disclosure sets forth a technique for convergence and automatic disabling of access points in a wireless mesh network. Specifically, an access point within a wireless mesh network computes one or more network metrics to determine whether the metrics are unfavorable or f ...


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Sterling Hughes, James Pace, Jana van Greunen, William E San Filippo III: Powerline carrier zero-crossing transformer mapping with asymmetric RF return path. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, June 17, 2014: US08755303 (3 worldwide citation)

Techniques are disclosed by which RF mesh networks can identify utility distribution topologies by using power line communication combined with wireless networking to identify the mapping of transformers and other distribution equipment at a back office system server. At a specified time, an item of ...


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Jana van Greunen, William E San Filippo III, Sterling Hughes: Methods and systems for dynamic fragmentation of packets by communication network nodes. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, February 22, 2011: US07894481 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are disclosed for dynamically fragmenting packets transmitted in a communications network. Fragments are generated by splitting a packet based on a value of a fragment size parameter. A first fragment is sent to a receiving node. As the sending node, a transmission success parame ...


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Jana van Greunen, Sterling Hughes, Raj Vaswani, William E San Filippo III: Updating routing and outage information in a communications network. Silver Spring Networks, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, November 13, 2012: US08311063 (1 worldwide citation)

After power is restored to a node in a utility network, that node employs one or more of its neighboring nodes as proxies to route a message to a central control facility of the utility. The message contains information about the restored node, and possibly one or more of its neighbor nodes. This in ...


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William E San Filippo III: Method for measuring load between MCDN devices for use in determining path with optimal throughput. Ricochet Networks, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 27, 2006: US07068630 (1 worldwide citation)

In a packet communication system having a plurality of independently operating nodes which have limited available communication time and which are capable of monitoring busy time and idle time in cyclical epochs, a method is provided for measuring and computing a load on the communication time of th ...