US Patent No: 7,043,560

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Dynamic probing and reporting of bit rate information

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A method and apparatus are provided for measuring a bit rate between a client and a server. In an embodiment of the invention, a number of bits included only within one or more transaction units are measured over a time period. The time period is a sum of time durations of each of the transaction units. In an embodiment of the invention, bit rate measurements are performed on a server and in another embodiment of the invention bit rate measurements are performed on a client. Embodiments of the invention include adapting, by the server, of content to be sent to the client based on the bit rate measurements. Embodiments of the invention further include reporting the measured bit rate to the server when the bit rate measurements are performed on the client. Other aspects of the invention include sending an indication of the measured bit rate and a desired bit rate to the server when bit rate measurements are performed in the client.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OYESPOO, FI6020

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chitturi, Suresh Euless, TX 41 466
Coulombe, Stephane Irving, TX 28 353
Grassel, Guido Espoo, FI 14 126
Ware, Fred Dallas, TX 8 417

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RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
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EMC CORPORATION (3)
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LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (2)
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SKYSTREAM NETWORKS, INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
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* 6,347,094 Data rate smoothing 9 1998
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KDDI CORPORATION (1)
6,178,450 Method and apparatus for monitoring a communication link based on TCP/IP protocol by emulating behavior of the TCP protocol 17 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
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SILICON VALLEY BANK (2)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (2)
* 7,428,244 Data transmission 0 2002
* 2005/0007,956 Data transmission 7 2002
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (2)
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* 2004/0202,109 Data distribution server and terminal apparatus 6 2003
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
* 7,574,517 Information processing unit, method, and program 0 2003
* 2005/0021,829 Information processing unit, method, and program 2 2004
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
7,644,172 Communicating via a connection between a streaming server and a client without breaking the connection 27 2002
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* 2004/0243,714 Automatic Detection of intermediate network device capabilities 2 2003
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (2)
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* 2003/0097,440 Adaptive data acquisition for a network or services management system 0 2002
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 9,197,689 Method and apparatus for adaptively streaming content including plurality of chapters 0 2011
* 2011/0231,520 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY STREAMING CONTENT INCLUDING PLURALITY OF CHAPTERS 1 2011
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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