Communication time-interval with multiple serviceability


Application Number: 00108161
Application Date: 2000.05.08
Publication Number: 1273484
Publication Date: 2000.11.15
Priority Information: 1999/5/6 US 09/306040
International: H04B7/212;H04J3/16;H04L12/00
Applicant(s) Name: Thomson Licensing Corp.
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Inventor(s) Name: C. C. Rode;Shu Lin-Mei
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wang yue
Abstract The present invention relates to being able to adjust a time period of a time slot in a communication channel, depending on the information being sent in the time slot. In one embodiment of the present invention, a process and system for automatically adjusting a time period of a time slot in a communication channel is presented. The communication channel is monitored. A determination is made to see whether data are being transmitted in a time slot in the communication channel. The time slot is adjusted to a first time period if data are being transmitted in the time slot. The time slot is adjusted to a second time period if data are not being transmitted in the time slot.