Patent Number: 6,167,447

Title: Multi-processor communication system wherein multiple sources can transmit information during the transmission of a single message

Abstract: A multi-processor system makes it possible to enhance information transmitted between processors. Any one of the processors can inject information into a data transmission between other processors. The injected information can identify or indicate the location of one processor with respect to another processor. Alternately, it can define which processor or processors should respond or specify an action to be taken. Where one processor is transmitting to another processor, a third processor, upon detecting the transmission, can insert additional information into the transmission sequence at an appropriate location. A fourth processor, also monitoring the communications sequence could insert additional information into the same sequence as well.

Inventors: Tice; Lee D. (Bartlett, IL)

Assignee: Pittway Corporation

International Classification: G08B 27/00 (20060101); G06F 015/173 (); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017