Patent Number: 7,103,000

Title: Method for coordinating network components

Abstract: A method to coordinate network components is proposed. At least one first logical component and at least one second logical component are provided. Each of the components corresponds to a specific application and communicate with each other via a network on a communication plane that is substantially independent from an application plane. According to the method, a communications connection is established between the at least one first logical component and the at least one second logical component at the initiative of one of the at least one first logical component and the at least one second logical component, functioning in response to a specific event that concerns at least one of the at least one first logical component and the at least one second logical component. Moreover, an information message is transmitted via the established communications connection from the at least one second logical component to the at least one first logical component, the information message including at least information with respect to a current application status of the at least one second logical component. In addition, the information of the transmitted information message in the at least one first logical component is compared with corresponding information stored in a nonvolatile memory.

Inventors: Rode; Detlef (Hemmingen, DE), Zurmuehl; Uwe (Giesen, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: H04L 12/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018