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System and methods for computer clock synchronization

Mallada, Enrique and Tang, Ao (2015) System and methods for computer clock synchronization. Patent number: US20160231770A1.

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A clock synchronization system and methods including an algorithm, or protocol, that synchronizes to any source of time without the need of estimating frequency errors and only performing frequency adaptions. Specifically, a clock synchronization protocol synchronizes networked nodes without explicit estimation of the clock skews and steep corrections on the time. The algorithm is guaranteed to converge even in the presence of timing loops which allow different clients to share timing information and even collectively outperform individual clients when the time source has large jitter.

Item Type:Patent
Related Patents:WO2015039119 (A1)
Patent Classification:Current U.S. Class: 1/1. Current CPC Class: H04J 3/0667 20130101; G06F 1/10 20130101; G06F 1/12 20130101; H04L 7/0012 20130101; H04L 7/0016 20130101; H04L 69/16 20130101. International Class: G06F 1/12 20060101 G06F001/12; H04J 3/06 20060101 H04J003/06; H04L 29/06 20060101 H04L029/06; G06F 1/10 20060101 G06F001/10; H04L 7/00 20060101 H04L007/00.
Patent Assignee:Cornell University, National Science Foundation
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Mallada, Enrique0000-0003-1568-1833
Tang, Ao0000-0001-6296-644X
Additional Information:Publication number US20160231770A1. Publication type US Application. Publication date 2016-08-11. Application number US15021782. Filing date 2014-09-16. Priority date 2013-09-16. Goverment Interests: The invention was made with government support under Grant No. CCF-0835706 awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The government has certain rights in the invention.
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Deposited By: Linqi Guo
Deposited On:27 Sep 2017 22:42
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