Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth

  • US RE44,307 E1
  • Filed: 06/04/2012
  • Issued: 06/18/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A process for provisioning a stream of data, comprising:

  • receiving a stream of data;

    organizing the stream of data into a packet flow comprising a plurality of packets;

    generating, using a processor, a packet watermark associated with the packet flow wherein the packet watermark enables discrimination between packet flows;

    combining, using a processor, the packet watermark with each of the plurality of packets to form watermarked packets; and

    provisioning at least one of the watermarked packets across a network.

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