Patent Number: 6,298,041

Title: Method for explicit data rate control in a packet communication environment without data rate supervision

Abstract: 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 control the data rate of the source data at the station (12 or 14) originating the packet.

Inventors: Packer; Robert L. (Los Gatos, CA)

Assignee: Packeteer, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 1/18 (20060101); H04L 1/16 (20060101); H04L 1/00 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04L 012/26 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018