Patent Number: 9,432,145

Title: Multi-cast optimized medium access method for wireless network

Abstract: Collisions in wireless networks may be avoided by stacking acknowledge messages, relaying the stacked acknowledge messages, and reducing the number of acknowledge frames transmitted as a result of successful stacked acknowledge message transmissions. Additionally, a blind relay setup may be implemented to increase successful transmission rates such that a relay node in a transmission chain is configured to relay a frame without addressing the relay to a specific node. Non-neighboring nodes may receive frames out of order and relay the frames despite the out of order delivery.

Inventors: Folkmanis; Girts (San Francisco, CA), Heninwolf; Paul (San Carlos, CA)

Assignee: Google Inc.

International Classification: H04L 1/16 (20060101); H04L 1/18 (20060101); H04W 4/06 (20090101); H04B 7/155 (20060101); H04L 12/18 (20060101); H04L 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-08-30 0:00:00