US Patent No. 9,271,261

WIRELESS GEOGRAPHIC ROUTING PROTOCOL


Patent No. 9,271,261
Issue Date February 23, 2016
Title Wireless Geographic Routing Protocol
Inventorship Brian D. Mauer, Shawnee, KS (US)
Pallavur Sankaranaraynan, Overland Park, KS (US)
Matthew C. Schlesener, Shawnee, KS (US)
Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Mission Hills, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,271,261

1. A method of operating a communication system, the method comprising:
in a wireless communication device, acquiring a packet address from a communication network, wherein the communication network
assigns the packet address to the wireless communication device;

in the wireless communication device, transmitting the packet address, a device identifier, and a geographic location of the
wireless communication device for delivery to a database in the communication network;

in a packet router, receiving a data packet with a destination address of the packet address assigned to the wireless communication
device, and querying the database with the packet address to determine the device identifier and the geographic location of
the wireless communication device;

in the packet router, processing the geographic location to select a plurality of output ports of the packet router; and
in the packet router, broadcasting the data packet over the plurality of output ports.