Communications system of heterogeneous elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7802015
APP PUB NO 20050172024A1
SERIAL NO

10763918

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A communications system for a network of stations, is provided where stations identify themselves upon being informed of the desires of an inquisitor station. Additionally, techniques for “plug and play”, self-healing and homogenizing the heterogeneous parts of a network, are provided.

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TANTALUS SYSTEMS CORP.BURNABY BC8

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aeberhardt, Peter Randolph North Vancouver, CA 3 101
Cheifot, Alexandre Delta, CA 3 101
Martin, Keith Richard Burnaby, CA 9 136

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