US Patent No. 10,694,529

SWARM COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE


Patent No. 10,694,529
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Swarm Communication Method And Device
Inventorship Tyler MacCready, Pasadena, CA (US)
Karl Magnus Delight, Pasadena, CA (US)
Alan Nise, Pasadena, CA (US)
Assignee APIUM INC, Glendale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,529

1. A method for communicating between a plurality of transceivers, the method comprising:transmitting a packet, by a first transceiver of the plurality of transceivers, during each transmission cycle of a plurality of transmission cycles executed at an adjustable transmission cycle frequency;
establishing, at a first time, by the first transceiver, a first transmission cycle frequency; and
establishing, at a second time, by the first transceiver, a second transmission cycle frequency, higher than the first transmission cycle frequency,
the establishing of the first transmission cycle frequency comprising establishing the first transmission cycle frequency based on a first set of transceiver counts, each of the transceiver counts of the first set of transceiver counts being a count of transceivers that are, at the first time, within communication range of a respective second transceiver of a first plurality of second transceivers, the first plurality of second transceivers being a subset of the plurality of transceivers, each of the second transceivers of the first plurality of second transceivers being, at the first time, within communication range of the first transceiver,
the establishing of the second transmission cycle frequency comprising establishing the second transmission cycle frequency based on a second set of transceiver counts, each of the transceiver counts of the second set of transceiver counts being a count of transceivers that are, at the second time, within communication range of a respective second transceiver of a second plurality of second transceivers, the second plurality of second transceivers being a subset of the plurality of transceivers, each of the second transceivers of the second plurality of second transceivers being, at the second time, within communication range of the first transceiver,
the average of the transceiver counts of the second set of transceiver counts being less than the average of the transceiver counts of the first set of transceiver counts;
wherein the establishing of the first transmission cycle frequency comprises calculating the first transmission cycle frequency F according to the equation
F=B/(N*T),
wherein N is the average of the transceiver counts of the first set of transceiver counts, T is a duration of the packet, and B is a constant having a value between 0.1 and 4.0.