Patent Number: 8,798,078

Title: Plurality of sensors coupled to a series of switching devices

Abstract: A plurality of sensors are coupled to switching devices arranged in a series of switching devices. Each switching device has an upstream port and a downstream port. The series of switching devices is formed by coupling the downstream port of each switching device, except a last switching device in the series of switching devices, to the upstream port of a next switching device in the series of switching devices.

Inventors: Moore; David A. (Houston, TX), Pipkin, III; Lynn G. (Houston, TX), Morrison; Allen T. (Houston, TX), Nguyen; Hoang Thanh (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018