Patent Number: 7,272,663

Title: Method and system for delineating data segments subjected to data compression

Abstract: A method and system for compressing and transmitting data using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) is disclosed. The data include a plurality of segments. Each of the plurality of segments has a first end and a second end. In one aspect, the method and system include representing the first end of a segment with a partition compression code word and compressing a remaining portion of the segment. The method and system could also combine the marking of the boundary and subsequent data into a compound compression code word. In another aspect, the method and system include representing the first end of a segment with a transparent mode command, transmitting the transparent mode command, and transmitting a remaining portion of the segment.

Inventors: Davis; Gordon Taylor (Chapel Hill, NC), Derby; Jeffrey Haskell (Chapel Hill, NC), Ware; Malcolm Scott (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00