United States Patent [w]
 COMBINED UNIFORM RATE AND BURST RATE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
 Inventor: Joseph William Lechleider,
 Assignee: The Kohl Group, Inc., Parsippany, N.J.
 Appl. No.: 08/794,969  Filed: Feb. 4, 1997
 Int. C I. H04L 12/66
 U.S. CI 370/352; 370/413; 370/468
 Field of Search 370/352, 354,
370/356, 468, 412, 413, 414, 417
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[ii] Patent Number: 6,058,109
 Date of Patent: May 2,2000
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Primary Examiner—Chi H. Pham
Assistant Examiner—Maikhanh Tran
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—John T. Peoples
A transceiving methodology and concomitant transceiving system wherein high speed, bursty channels are combined with uniform data rate services into a single, interleaved data stream. A system for communicating both a uniform data stream and a bursty data stream over a communication medium includes: (i) a transmitter for combining the uniform data stream and the bursty data stream into a single, interleaved stream, and for propagating the interleaved stream over the medium; and (ii) a receiver for processing the single interleaved stream to separate the uniform data stream and the bursty data stream.
13 Claims, 19 Drawing Sheets