Packet data queuing and processing

CAFC
  • US 7,385,994 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2002
  • Issued: 06/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of processing queued data packets in a packet data communication system, the method comprising:

  • allocating a tier of service for each of a plurality of individual packet data queues, wherein allocating a tier of service comprises;

    determining a total number of data packets that can use an available communication resource;

    allocating different weights to each tier of service based on a number of users requiring access to the available communication resource;

    allocating a proportion of said total number of data packets to a number of the tiers of service to allow individual packet data queues on a number of tiers to share a communication resource; and

    providing said communication resource to queued packet data users on a tier-by-tier basis, such that said communication resource is made available to a number of tiers.

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