US 11,659,622 B2
Directed forwarding information sharing between devices in a mesh network
Jagdeep Kumar Hans, Bangalore (IN); and Vishal Agarwal, Ramnagar (IN)
Assigned to QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 23, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/946,454.
Claims priority of application No. 201941028562 (IN), filed on Jul. 16, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0022207 A1, Jan. 21, 2021
Int. Cl. H04W 84/18 (2009.01); H04L 45/02 (2022.01); H04W 40/02 (2009.01); H04W 40/24 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 84/18 (2013.01) [H04L 45/02 (2013.01); H04W 40/02 (2013.01); H04W 40/246 (2013.01)] 28 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for wireless communications in a Bluetooth mesh network at a first device, comprising:
receiving, during a friendship termination procedure, directed forwarding information from a second device;
storing the directed forwarding information from the second device;
terminating the friendship with the second device;
establishing a friendship with a third device;
transmitting the directed forwarding information to the third device;
wherein the directed forwarding information includes at least a directed forwarding table and a neighboring information table;
wherein the directed forwarding table includes node types, node configurations, network destination paths, and node destination paths; and
wherein the neighboring information table includes neighboring nodes measurements, neighboring nodes types, neighboring nodes configurations, and neighboring nodes destination paths.