US 9,813,529 B2
Effective circuits in packet-switched networks
Jeremy E. Elson, Seattle, WA (US); and Edmund B. Nightingale, Redmond, WA (US)
Assigned to MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Jeremy E. Elson, Seattle, WA (US); and Edmund B. Nightingale, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Apr. 28, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/96,194.
Prior Publication US 2012/0278400 A1, Nov. 1, 2012
Int. Cl. G06F 15/16 (2006.01); H04L 29/14 (2006.01); H04L 12/925 (2013.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04W 28/20 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 69/40 (2013.01) [H04L 47/722 (2013.01); H04L 69/163 (2013.01); H04W 28/20 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
sending, by an end-point sender device, a request to an end-point receiver device connected to the end-point sender device by a packet-switched network, the request associated with a bandwidth reservation from the end-point receiver device and the request indicating a first number of messages that the end-point sender device has to send to the end-point receiver device;
receiving, by the end-point sender device, a response from the end-point receiver device providing clearance to send a second number of messages that is less than the first number of messages to the end-point receiver device using reserved bandwidth of the end-point receiver device, the request and the response creating an effective circuit between the end-point sender device and the end-point receiver device over the packet-switched network; and
in response to creating the effective circuit, sending the second number of messages from the end-point sender device to the end-point receiver device.