Patent Number: 6,310,891

Title: Method of scheduling time division multiplex (TDM) cells in a synchronous optical network (SONET) frame

Abstract: A method of scheduling a plurality of time multiplexed cells and a plurality of asynchronous cells in a temporal frame, which consists of first and second subframes, comprises the steps of assigning the time multiplexed cells or clusters of time multiplexed cells interspersed by a first plurality of asynchronous cells to the first frame and assigning a second plurality of asynchronous cells to the second subframe.

Inventors: Dove; Jason W. (Novato, CA), Witel; Rodney (Rohnert Park, CA), Semple; Brian (Novato, CA)

Assignee: Alcatel USA Sourcing, L.P.

International Classification: H04Q 11/04 (20060101); H04J 3/16 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04J 003/10 (); H04J 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018