Load sharing on DOCSIS

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7602716
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10028069

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Methods and apparatus for efficiently distributing traffic on available best-effort service flows within a system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for forwarding a packet which includes destination information and source information upstream from a source to a destination includes determining a first value associated with the packet using the destination information and the source information. A first service flow that is suitable for use to forward the packet is identified using the first value. The first service flow is one of a set of service flows between a source and a central access point. Once the first service flow is identified, the packet is sent on the first service flow. In one embodiment, the source is a subscriber unit and the central access point is a headend.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA14366

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Patel, Kushal A Sunnyvale , US 9 356
Thippeswamy, Arunkumar B Cupertino , US 2 13

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AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
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