US Patent No. 10,143,000

PRIORITIZED ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CHILD DEVICES AND PARENT DEVICES OPERATING ON A TIME-SLOTTED CHANNEL HOPPING NETWORK


Patent No. 10,143,000
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Prioritized Association Between Child Devices And Parent Devices Operating On A Time-slotted Channel Hopping Network
Inventorship Vidya Prakash, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Saurabh Jain, Ghaziabad (IN)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,000

1. A method executed by a child node initiating an association request to connect with a parent node operating on a time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) network, the method comprising:scanning, by a child node, for one or more available parent nodes on a TSCH network;
upon determining that there is less than a threshold number of the one or more available parent nodes within communication range of the child node, transmitting an association request to a first parent node among the one or more available parent nodes, the association request including a priority request that identifies the association request as having a higher priority; and
receiving, from the first parent node, an association response accepting or rejecting the association request.