Patent Number: 6,434,147

Title: Method and system for sequential ordering of missing sequence numbers in SREJ frames in a telecommunication system

Abstract: A method and system for sequential ordering of missing sequence numbered information frames within a telecommunication system using selective reject (SREJ) frames is disclosed. Upon receiving a sequence numbered information frame from a transmit terminal, a receive terminal determines if it is out of sequence. If the sequence numbered information frame is out of sequence, the receive terminal further checks the sequence numbered information frame to see if a poll bit has been set. If the poll bit is not set, the sequence numbered information frame further checks to see if the sequence numbered information frame is new or retransmitted. If the sequence numbered information frame is new, a list of missing sequence numbers is constructed in ascending sequential order beginning with the missing sequence number one greater than the largest number in the receive queue and ending with N(S)-1. If the sequence numbered information frame is retransmitted, a list of missing sequence numbers is constructed in ascending sequential order beginning with the next smaller missing sequence number in the receive queue plus one and ending with N(S)-1. In either case the ascending sequential order is constructed with respect to the transmit window and the modulo 128 sequence numbering scheme of the LAPD protocol. Thereafter, a select reject frame (SREJ) is sent to the transmit terminal containing a list of the out-of-sequence numbered information frame(s) for re-transmittal.

Inventors: Brown; Michael Anthony (Plano, TX), Doll; Richard K. (Plano, TX), Gallant; Martin Louis Joseph (Garland, TX), Noble; Scott William (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: Nortel Netwoks Limited

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

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019