Adaptive transmission in multi-access asynchronous channels

  • US 7,719,981 B2
  • Filed: 07/02/2004
  • Issued: 05/18/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of communication over a shared transmission medium, comprising:

  • defining a transmission cycle having a first portion and a second portion which are alternately repeated by defining an adaptive time-division multiplexing transmission cycle portion and a residual transmission cycle portion;

    allocating a part of the first transmission cycle portion to each of a plurality of network entities employing the shared transmission medium; and

    allocating parts of the second transmission cycle portion as available to network entities employing the shared transmission medium based on primacy of requests for access to the shared transmission medium.

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