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A method and apparatus for efficiently managing the allocation of available data capacity on a physically shared digital network among devices connected to that network is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method and apparatus for managing the ongoing timely movement of data on the shared network such that precise long-term data rates are achieved between attached devices with minimal additional buffering. The invention further comprises a method and apparatus which allows the use of any remaining network capacity for non time-critical data movement without the need for centralized access management.

Title
Method and apparatus implementing a multimedia digital network
Application Number
9/135753
Publication Number
6310886 (B1)
Application Date
August 18, 1998
Publication Date
October 30, 2001
Inventor
James M Barton
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Kirk Wong
US
Michael A Glenn
US
Assignee
TiVo
CA, US
IPC
H04J 3/02
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