Mesh network communication systems and methods

  • US 7,876,709 B2
  • Filed: 10/05/2007
  • Issued: 01/25/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a mesh network communication system having at least one mesh network and a plurality of nodes in each mesh network, a method of facilitating communication with a remote subscriber unit having a home node in one of the mesh networks comprising the steps ofestablishing communication between the remote subscriber unit and a visiting node, which is one of the nodes other than the home node, through the use of spread spectrum type modulation;

  • sending a registration message from the remote subscriber unit to the visiting node identifying the remote subscriber unit;

    sending a message from the visiting node to the home node informing the home node of the location of the remote subscriber unit;

    informing a calling remote subscriber unit of the address of the visiting node; and

    establishing communication between the first remote subscriber unit and the calling remote subscriber unit without requiring communication through the home node of the first remote subscriber unit.

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