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Guy Riddle, Robert L Packer: Method for automatically classifying traffic in a packet communications network. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 25, 2002: US06412000 (239 worldwide citation)

In a packet communication environment, a method is provided for automatically classifying packet flows for use in allocating bandwidth resources by a rule of assignment of a service level. The method comprises applying individual instances of traffic classification paradigms to packet network flows ...


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Robert L Packer: System for managing flow bandwidth utilization at network, transport and application layers in store and forward network. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 4, 2000: US06046980 (230 worldwide citation)

In a packet communication environment, a method is provided for classifying packet network flows for use in determining a policy, or rule of assignment of a service level, and enforcing that policy by direct rate control. The method comprises applying individual instances of traffic objects, i.e., p ...


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Robert L Packer: Method for rapid data rate detection in a packet communication environment without data rate supervision. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 1, 1998: US05802106 (167 worldwide citation)

A method for data flow rate detection useful with data flow rate control is introduced into a TCP packet communication environment which does not have data rate supervision by computing presumed speed based on latency between packets during the initial interchange of synchronization (SYN) packet and ...


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Robert L Packer, Brett D Galloway: Method for pacing data flow in a packet-based network. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 5, 2000: US06115357 (123 worldwide citation)

A method for pacing data flows in packet switched networks by arranging data transmission over a period of time based upon a set of ascertainable factors about the underlying transmission link to derive an intersegment transmission interval. The intersegment transmission interval can be used to pace ...


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Robert L Packer: Method for explicit data rate control in a packet communication environment without data rate supervision. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 14, 2000: US06038216 (109 worldwide citation)

A method for explicit data rate control is introduced into a packet communication environment (10) which does not have data rate supervision by adding latency to the acknowledgment (ACK) packet and by adjusting the size of the flow control window associated with the packet in order to directly contr ...


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Robert L Packer: Method for minimizing unneeded retransmission of packets in a packet communication environment supporting a plurality of data link rates. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 25, 2000: US06018516 (107 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for preventing gratuitous retransmission of data from being propagated through a network which includes holding data to be retransmitted for a minimum time period. If an acknowledgment occurs while the retransmitted data is still being held, then the retransmitted data is discar ...


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Eduardo J Moura, Jan Maksymilian Gronski, Robert L Packer, Robert A Luxenberg, Frederick Enns: Hybrid access system utilizing credit/done polling protocols. Hybrid Networks, Kile McIntyre&Harbin, August 31, 1999: US05946322 (106 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 ...


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Guy Riddle, Robert L Packer, Mark Hill: Method for automatically classifying traffic with enhanced hierarchy in a packet communications network. Packeteer, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 8, 2003: US06591299 (99 worldwide citation)

In packet communication, a method for automatically classifying packet flows for use in allocating bandwidth resources and the like by a rule of assignment of a service level. By rendering discoverable the attributes of a flow specification for packet flows, a finer grained hierarchy of classificati ...