Non-polled dynamic slot time allocation protocol

  • US 6,243,391 B1
  • Filed: 04/13/2000
  • Issued: 06/05/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for permitting communications between communications devices along a common channel utilizing slot times, the system having a first communications device configured to allocate a sequence of slot times and to communicate the slot times to communications devices such that the first communications device allocates a second communications device slot time to a second communications device, said system comprising:

  • a third communications device being configured to receive a third communications device slot time allocated thereto by the first communications device, and being configured to detect an end of a transmission of the second communications device such that, during the second communications device slot time, said third communications device is adapted to initiate said third communications device slot time in response to detecting said end of said transmission of said second communications device.

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