06944169 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 22 patents.

A network system comprises a network of data sources interconnecting plural clients by way plural network devices. A data server achieves flexibility in its use of network resources by altering the attributes of one or more network devices along the communication channels between the data server and the plural clients. This is accomplished during the normal course of data transmissions to the plural clients, thus providing real time control over the network device attribute. The invention is particularly useful in data servers, such as a video server system, in which data transmissions are characterized by a long sequence of data packets.

Title
Method and apparatus for managing quality of service in network devices
Application Number
9/516331
Publication Number
6944169 (B1)
Application Date
March 1, 2000
Publication Date
September 13, 2005
Inventor
Kenichi Otsuki
Palo Alto
CA, US
Satoshi Yoshizawa
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Hitachi America
CA, US
IPC
H04L 012/28
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