US Patent No. 9,161,201

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING A WIRELESS DEVICE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK


Patent No. 9,161,201
Issue Date October 13, 2015
Title Method And Apparatus For Discovering A Wireless Device In A Wireless Network
Inventorship Paul A. Lambert, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD., St. Michael (BB)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,161,201

1. A method for synchronizing the discovery of wireless services or applications in a wireless network using a recurring time
interval T in which wireless devices within the wireless network can be in one of a predetermined plurality of time states,
the method comprising:
(i) selecting a time state from amongst the plurality of time states;
(ii) performing discovery, by a first wireless device supporting a given service or application, once during the recurring
time interval T at the selected time state; and

repeating the above steps (i), (ii) in successive ones of the recurring time interval T until all of the predetermined plurality
of time states have been selected exactly once by each of the wireless devices, wherein all of the predetermined plurality
of time states must be selected exactly once by each of the wireless device within the successive ones of the recurring time
interval T.