Patent Number: 7,826,412

Title: Systems, methods and computer products for providing a gradient driven mesh-network establishment

Abstract: Systems, methods and computer products for establishing a mesh-network consisting of wireless personal area network (WPAN) having a large number of nodes. Exemplary embodiments include a gradient-driven mesh-network establishment method, including switching on a plurality of nodes in a vicinity of the wireless personal area network, detecting an acknowledgment signal via a wireless personal area network signal, querying for at least one or a resource and a physical quantity, selecting a subset of the plurality of nodes and instructing the subset of the plurality of nodes to send out a low power radio transceiver DISCOVER squirt signal to a neighborhood associated with the subset of the plurality of nodes, wherein nodes exclusive of the subset of the plurality of nodes turn off in response to an expiration of a time-out period.

Inventors: Binding; Carl (Reuschlikon, CH), Dolivo; Francois B. (Waedenswil, CH), Hermann; Reto J. (Buttikon, CH), Husemann; Dirk (Adliswil, CH), Nidd; Michael E. (Zurich, CH)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101); G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00