US Patent No. 10,716,162

RECONSTRUCTING A PERSONAL AREA NETWORK OR SYSTEM AFTER A FAILURE IN THE NETWORK OR SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,716,162
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Reconstructing A Personal Area Network Or System After A Failure In The Network Or System
Inventorship James Patrick Hanley, Decatur, GA (US)
Stephen John Chasko, Marietta, GA (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,162

1. A method for reconstructing a personal area network (“PAN”) after a failure in the PAN, the method comprising:detecting, by a node, a power failure in the node;
storing, by the node, data about a parent node in a system at a time of the power failure;
detecting, by the node, power restoration in the node and entering into a restoration state in response to detecting the power restoration;
transmitting, by the node and in response to entering into the restoration state, an enhanced beacon request via a frequency channel associated with the parent node;
receiving, by the node, an acknowledgement response from the parent node via the frequency channel associated with the parent node, wherein the node is configurable for listening for communication from the parent node via the frequency channel in response to receiving the acknowledgment response; and
receiving, by the node, an enhanced beacon request response from the parent node via the frequency channel associated with the parent node to synchronize communication between the node and the system.