Non-polled dynamic slot time allocation protocol

  • US 6,108,347 A
  • Filed: 10/08/1997
  • Issued: 08/22/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A protocol method for permitting multiple devices to communicate along a common channel during preselected slot times, comprising the steps of:

  • determining, revising and allocating slot times;

    communicating said slot times to communications devices;

    controlling communications among said communications devices, each of said communications devices being configured to monitor communications from others of said communications devices; and

    allowing a specific one of said communications devices to transmit prior to its allocated one of said slot times after said specific one of said communications devices monitors that another one of said communications devices has completed transmitting.

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