Patent Number: 8,717,868

Title: Selective processing of damaged packets

Abstract: When a damaged packet has been forwarded to or towards a destination terminal, a forwarding device or a destination terminal will determine if the packet is damaged, and if it is damaged, determine whether the content of the packet is time-sensitive. If the content is time-sensitive, the damage to the packet is assessed, and if possible, an attempt to repair the damage is made. Repair may include correcting the damaged data or packet, deciding to use the damaged data because the damage is minimal, or replacing all or a part of the damaged data with a normalized set of data. If repair is not possible and replacement of the damaged portion is not available or desirable, the packet is discarded.

Inventors: Yoakum; John H. (Cary, NC), Edholm; Philip (Pleasanton, NC), Audet; Francois (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP

International Classification: H04L 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018