System and method for broadband multi-user communication sessions

DC CAFC
  • US 6,845,389 B1
  • Filed: 12/21/2000
  • Issued: 01/18/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/12/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of setting up a multi-user communication session over a global computer network, comprising:

  • sending a session participation request message from a first user to a second user, the session participation request message including the first user'"'"'s QoS requirements for the session;

    receiving a negotiating message from the second user by the first user in response to the session participation request message, the negotiation message including the second user'"'"'s QoS requirements for the session responsive to the first user'"'"'s QoS requirements;

    determining resource availability in access networks of the first and second users according to the second user'"'"'s QoS requirements;

    reserving resources in the respective access networks of the first and second users in response to resources being available to achieve the second user'"'"'s QoS requirements; and

    sending an acknowledgement message from the first user to the second user in response to receiving the negotiating message to indicate the completion of QoS provisioning.

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