Patent Number: 7,738,455

Title: Method and system of overlapping multiple schedules for broadcast and acknowledgement collection

Abstract: A method of acknowledged communication in a network includes transmitting a message to at least one node of the network, wherein the message is transmitted in each of a plurality of broadcast rounds that overlap one another according to a predetermined broadcast schedule, receiving the message by the at least one node, and transmitting an acknowledgement of the message from the at least one node, wherein the acknowledgement is transmitted in each of a plurality of collection rounds that overlap one another according to a predetermined collection schedule.

Inventors: Keshavarzian; Abtin (Palo Alto, CA), Srinivasan; Bhaskar (Menlo Park, CA), Venkatraman; Lakshmi (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-15 0:00:00