Patent Number: 6,307,927

Title: Method for operating a network with interconnected terminals

Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the operation of a network with terminals (EG1, . . . , EGm) that can be connected to each other via transmission nodes (K1, . . . , Km) of the network, whereby, with the existence of a connection between two terminals, other terminals, accordingly authorized, can link into this connection. If one terminal (EG1) of the terminals (EG1 to EG6), sharing the connection, wants to maintain a connection with only one terminal (EG2) and wants to separate the other terminals (EG3 to EG5) from the connection, this terminal (EG1) sends out a corresponding request to all transmission nodes (K1, . . . , K5) that are part of the interlinking network, which is made up of the terminals (EG1 to EG6). After receipt of the request, each transmission node of the interlinking network sends back a corresponding confirmation to the transmission node from which it received the request. Thereby, a transmission node sends back a confirmation to the transmission node from which it received the request only when it has received a confirmation from all transmission nodes to which it sent a request. After the arrival of the confirmation in the transmission node (K1), assigned to the terminal (EG1) sending out the request, this transmission node (K1) sends a request for the disconnection of the respective terminal (EG3 to EG6) to the other transmission nodes (K2 to K5), upon which the transmission nodes (K1, K2, K4, K5), assigned to the terminals (EG3 to EG6) to be disconnected, disconnect these terminals from the interlinking network.

Inventors: Buhlmann; Adrian (Aarau, CH)

Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG

International Classification: H04Q 3/00 (20060101); H04M 3/56 (20060101); H04M 003/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018