Frames of different priority levels are queued in a plurality of queues, e.g., first priority queue, second priority queue and third priority queue. If it is judged that a lower priority frame can be completely transmitted by the timing of transmitting a higher-priority frame based on the frame length, the lower-priority frame is transmitted, and otherwise, the lower-priority frame is not transmitted. Accordingly, frame transmission control that is applicable to fixed-length frames and variable-length frames is realized in a frame scheduler for an apparatus having a function of outputting frames. Also, priority-based control of frames which is suitable for a layer 2 switch or the like and which is adaptable to processing in a high-speed network is realized without providing an IP fragment.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
This priority date is an estimated earliest
priority date and is purely an estimation. This date should not be
taken as legal conclusion. No representations are made as to the
accuracy of the date listed. Please consult a legal professional
before relying on this date.