Patents Examined by Kon Vanderpuye
  • Patent number: 6115357
    Abstract: 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 either data packets or acknowledgment packets. The method is especially useful for pacing the transmission of data in a digital data packet communication environment having a plurality of digital packet transmission stations inter-connectable in a data path and employing the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) suite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Packeteer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Packer, Brett D. Galloway