US Patent No. 10,993,168

METHODS OF AND DEVICE FOR AUTONOMOUS CONFIGURATION OF A RELAY NODE DEVICE IN MESH NETWORK


Patent No. 10,993,168
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Methods Of And Device For Autonomous Configuration Of A Relay Node Device In Mesh Network
Inventorship
Assignee TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,993,168

1. A method for deactivating a relay feature of a relay node in a mesh network comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein said relay node formulates a connectivity report comprising routing information to a beacon node in said mesh network, said routing information being based on connectivity control messages received from said beacon node, said method comprising:transmitting, by said relay node, said connectivity report to neighboring nodes;
transmitting, by said relay node, a query message to said neighboring nodes for querying whether said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated;
receiving, by said relay node, response messages from said neighboring nodes, in response to said query message, wherein each of said response messages indicates whether said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated; and
deactivating, by said relay node, said relay feature of said relay node responsive to the response messages all indicating that said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated, and otherwise not deactivating said relay feature of said relay node.