Eduardo J Moura, Jan M Gronski: Asymmetric hybrid access system and method. Hybrid Networks, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, December 17, 1996: US05586121 (393 worldwide citation)

An asymmetric network communication system for use in a client-server environment having independent forward and return channels operating at different speeds and/or under different protocols on the same or different communication media to provide efficient utilization of shared resources. A network ...