Systems and methods for communicating in a personal area network

  • US 7,386,003 B1
  • Filed: 03/27/2000
  • Issued: 06/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A network comprising:

  • a hub device configured to generate a token and broadcast the token on the network, wherein the token includes a stream identifier that identifies one of a plurality of logical unidirectional communication streams; and

    at least one peripheral device configured to;

    receive the token broadcast by the hub device,determine whether the token identifies the peripheral device,analyze the token to determine a size and direction of a data transfer when the token identifies the peripheral device, andtransfer data to or receive data from the hub device over the identified communication stream according to the determined size and direction of the data transfer.

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