05675732 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 17 patents.

A system which avoids the bandwidth inefficiencies of simply providing multiple separate and independent channels for distributing data services over television compatible networks by considering the multiple channels as one unit and managing them as one unit with an upstream bandwidth management unit. This bandwidth management unit dynamically assigns active users to unused bandwidth among multiple channels. To accomplish this, the bandwidth management unit records each request for channel bandwidth that is made, each request that is being actively fulfilled, and each request that has been completed. Thus, data service providers, such as multimedia services, can efficiently use multiple 6 megahertz television network compatible channels to distribute their data to many requesters/users at high rates of speed over a relatively inexpensive existing network.

Title
Dynamic channel assignment for TCP/IP data transmitted via cable television channels by managing the channels as a single sub network
Application Number
8/435048
Publication Number
5675732
Application Date
May 8, 1995
Publication Date
October 7, 1997
Inventor
Mark Meir Rochkind
Morristown
NJ, US
Venkata Chalapathi Majeti
Naperville
IL, US
Agent
Jack R Penrod
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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