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1. US20200314005 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION LINKS BETWEEN NETWORKS AND DEVICES WITH DIFFERENT ROUTING PROTOCOLS

Office United States of America
Application Number 16367587
Application Date 28.03.2019
Publication Number 20200314005
Publication Date 01.10.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H04L 12/753
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
70Packet switching systems
701Routing or path finding
751Topology update or discovery
753Routing tree discovery, e.g. converting from mesh topology to tree topology
H04L 12/761
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
70Packet switching systems
701Routing or path finding
761Broadcast or multicast routing
H04L 12/751
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
70Packet switching systems
701Routing or path finding
751Topology update or discovery
H04L 29/12
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
12characterised by the data terminal
CPC
H04L 61/6059
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
61Network arrangements or network protocols for addressing or naming
60Details
6018Address types
6059Internet protocol version 6 [IPv6] addresses
H04L 45/48
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
45Routing or path finding of packets in data switching networks
48Routing tree calculation
H04L 45/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
45Routing or path finding of packets in data switching networks
02Topology update or discovery
H04L 45/16
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
45Routing or path finding of packets in data switching networks
16Multipoint routing
Applicants Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
Inventors James Patrick Hanley
Chad K. Wolter
Bryce D. Johnson
Lawrence Harris
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION LINKS BETWEEN NETWORKS AND DEVICES WITH DIFFERENT ROUTING PROTOCOLS
Abstract
(EN)

Aspects and examples are disclosed for apparatuses and processes for establishing a communication link between a network using a routing protocol for low power and lossy networks (RPL) and a non-RPL-enabled device. For instance, a communication link establishment method includes establishing, by a routing protocol for low power and lossy networks (RPL) enabled device, a communication link with a non-RPL-enabled device. The method also includes establishing, by the RPL-enabled device, a network connection with an RPL-enabled network. Further, the method includes providing, by the RPL-enabled device, a proxy communication link between the non-RPL-enabled device and the RPL-enabled network. Providing the proxy communication link includes assigning a globally unique address (GUA) to the non-RPL-enabled device, and transmitting, by the RPL-enabled device, a proxy destination advertisement object to the RPL-enabled network where the proxy destination advertisement object comprises the GUA.

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