US Patent No. 10,219,320

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADDING A DEVICE TO A SEQUENTIAL PERSONAL AREA NETWORK CHAIN


Patent No. 10,219,320
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Methods And Systems For Adding A Device To A Sequential Personal Area Network Chain
Inventorship Yu Zhou, SiChuan (CN)
Assignee MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC., Chicago, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,320

1. A method of adding a device to a sequential personal area network chain, the method comprising:detecting, with an electronic processor, a new device to be added in the sequential personal area network chain;
determining, with the electronic processor, an expected transmission interval for the new device;
determining, with the electronic processor, a position at which to insert the new device within the sequential personal area network chain based on the expected transmission interval of the new device and a hierarchy of transmission intervals across two or more devices already in the sequential personal area network chain, the sequential personal area network chain including a target device at a first end of the sequential personal area network chain opposite a second end of the sequential personal area network chain, the position of the new device preceding the target device in the sequential personal area network chain in a direction from the second end to the first end; and
causing, with the electronic processor, the new device to be inserted into the sequential personal area network chain at the determined position.