The patent's assignee for patent number 8638785 is
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "According to the prior art, several wireless or wired network architectures are known. Some of these are based on a centralized architecture with a base station exchanging data with the nodes of wired sub-networks, each sub-network being connected with the base station by a remote station via a wired or wireless link. The base station manages the transmission to the nodes of the wired sub-networks via a routing mechanism. The prior technique has the disadvantage of being relatively complex to implement, particularly when the number of nodes of the sub-networks is high.
"In particular, a document U.S. Pat. No. 7,006,472 B1 discloses a wireless network supporting more than one quality of service levels with a classification relatively complex to implement.
"The documents EP-A-1 575 224 and U.S. Pat. No. 6,778,495 B1 disclose data transmissions relatively difficult to implement."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "The purpose of the invention is to overcome the disadvantages of the prior art.
"More specifically, the purpose of the invention is to simplify the implementation of the transmission of data by at least one base station to the sub-network nodes, via remote stations associated with each sub-network, in particular, when the number of nodes is high.
"The invention relates to a method for the transmission of data packets by a first station, the packets being intended for a destination node belonging to a network comprising a second station, the packets being transmitted by the first station to the destination node via the second station. In order to simplify the implementation of the transmission, the method comprises: a step of routing of a set of at least one of the packets to the second station, a classification step associated with the second station, the classification assigning a connection between the first station and the second station to the set of at least one of the packets, a transmission step of the set on the assigned connection.
"The classification carried out after a routing is hence relatively simple to implement.
"In particular it is easier to implement than according to the technique of the document U.S. Pat. No. 7,006,472 B1 cited previously, and which does not provide for routing to a second station followed by a classification. It is also easier than in the documents Ep-A-1 575 224 and U.S. Pat. No. 6,778,495 B1 that do not disclose the classification associated with the second station.
"According to a particular characteristic, the routing implements structures each comprising: a destination node identifier, an identifier of the second station to which the destination node is associated, the identifier of the second station being associated with a classification function.
"Advantageously, the classification function associated with an identifier of the second station comprises at least one test function intended to test at least one parameter of the packet and assign to the packet a connection.
"According to a particular characteristic, the structures comprise an access counter that enables elimination of structures that are not used.
"According to an advantageous characteristic, the link between the first station and the second station is a wireless link, for example of type IEEE 802 16.
"Advantageously, the method comprises an aggregation of services destined for at least two destination nodes placed on the network, the aggregation being associated with the second station.
"The aggregation of streams destined for distinct nodes placed behind a same second station is simplified because the classification functions do not require identification of the destination but a simple transmission to the second station."
For additional information on this patent, see: Jeanne, Ludovic; Fontaine, Patrick; Guguen, Charline. Method of Transmitting Data Packets. U.S. Patent Number 8638785, filed
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