US 9,813,959 B2
Backhaul fabric for wireless network
Thomas Wittenschlaeger, Flowery Branch, GA (US)
Assigned to Nant Holdings IP, LLC, Culver City, CA (US)
Filed by Nant Holdings IP, LLC, Culver City, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/464,908.
Application 13/948,344 is a division of application No. 13/453,857, filed on Apr. 23, 2012, granted, now 8,493,889, issued on Jul. 23, 2013.
Application 13/453,857 is a division of application No. 12/552,186, filed on Sep. 1, 2009, granted, now 8,189,496, issued on May 29, 2012.
Application 15/464,908 is a continuation of application No. 13/948,344, filed on Jul. 23, 2013, granted, now 9,642,179.
Application 12/552,186 is a continuation of application No. 12/250,342, filed on Oct. 13, 2008, granted, now 7,599,314, issued on Oct. 6, 2009.
Application 12/250,342 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/120,024, filed on May 13, 2008, granted, now 7,548,545, issued on Jun. 16, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/079,892, filed on Jul. 11, 2008.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/023,004, filed on Jan. 23, 2008.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/014,306, filed on Dec. 17, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/014,367, filed on Dec. 17, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/013,852, filed on Dec. 14, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2017/0195927 A1, Jul. 6, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04J 3/14 (2006.01); H04W 36/12 (2009.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04W 36/18 (2009.01); H04W 36/24 (2009.01); H04W 76/04 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 36/12 (2013.01) [H04L 41/12 (2013.01); H04W 36/18 (2013.01); H04W 36/24 (2013.01); H04W 76/045 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A networking node coupled to other networking nodes in a wireless network fabric, the fabric serving at least two devices, the networking node configured for:
storing global communication topology information for the wireless network fabric;
being configurable to perform global fabric management functions to maintain a communication channel among the at least two devices; and
being responsive to a triggering event to identify a next global fabric manager from the other networking nodes, and upon detection of an attack, migrating global fabric management responsibilities from the networking node to the next global fabric manager while the at least two devices retain connectivity over the communication channel.