US Patent No. 10,397,968

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC WIRELESS COUPLING


Patent No. 10,397,968
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Systems And Methods For Automatic Wireless Coupling
Inventorship Lap Kong Law, Dublin, CA (US)
Bernhard Wiegel, Stuttgart (DE)
Constantin Baciu, Bucharest (RO)
Assignee HIRSCHMANN AUTOMATION AND CONTROL GMBH, Neckartenzlingen (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,968

1. A method for wireless channel selection, comprising:scanning, by a first device, a plurality of broadcast channels for a broadcast by a second device;
determining, by the first device, whether a broadcast by the second device comprising a predetermined topology configuration identifier has been detected;
selecting, by the first device, a first channel of the plurality of broadcast channels for use by a discovery protocol, responsive to the determination;
broadcasting via the first channel, by the first device, a device identifier of the first device;
receiving, by the first device from the second device on the selected first channel, a broadcast packet comprising the device identifier of the first device and a first credit value for the first device maintained by the second device; and
establishing, by the first device with the second device, a connection, responsive to a determination that the first credit value for the first device maintained by the second device exceeds the predetermined threshold and that a second credit value for the second device maintained by the first device exceeds the predetermined threshold.