Method, Apparatus and System for Improving Packet Throughput based on Classification of Packet Loss in Data Transmissions

  Jonathan Sau, Xinhua Ling, and Bruno R. Preiss, October 2011. US Patent 8,036,223[85].

A method, apparatus and system for managing loss of packets in data transmissions is provided. In a method embodiment, selective acknowledgements are received at a sending computer from a receiving computer. The sending computer is configured to analyze patterns in the selective acknowledgements and infer a type of packet loss. As a result of the inference, the packet delivery strategy from the sending computer can be adjusted.