06256317 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 14 patents.

A packet-switched multiple-access network system with a distributed fair priority queuing media access control protocol that provides multiple levels of priority of access and fair collision resolution with improved performance is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system provides high-speed transport of multimedia information on a shared channel. Further, in one embodiment, MAC level side-band signaling that is usefull to other levels of the network protocol (e.g., the physical layer) is also provided.

Title
Packet-switched multiple-access network system with distributed fair priority queuing
Application Number
9/26884
Publication Number
6256317 (B1)
Application Date
February 19, 1998
Publication Date
July 3, 2001
Inventor
Henry Ptasinski
Mountain View
CA, US
Jason Trachewsky
Menlo Park
CA, US
John T Holloway
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
US
Assignee
Broadcom HomeNetworking
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
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