04823338 is referenced by 116 patents and cites 2 patents.

A system is disclosed for completing communication connections from end-users served by a connectionless (broadcast) type system in a manner which allows expansion of the calling area beyond the immediate physical limitations of the broadcast media. The system is based upon a device for mediating between the connectionless system and a connection oriented system. The device creates logical local area networks interconnectable by the connection oriented system. Calling user identification is used in conjunction with call completion data stored in a central memory for controlling all interconnections.

Title
Virtual local area network
Application Number
7/81081
Publication Number
4823338
Application Date
August 3, 1987
Publication Date
April 18, 1989
Inventor
Argyrios C Milonas
Middletown
NJ, US
Terry G Lyons
Princeton
NJ, US
Scott P Lamons
Fort Collins
CO, US
Philip W Hartmann
Boulder
CO, US
Kenneth K Chan
Eatontown
NJ, US
Agent
David R Padnes
David H Tannenbaum
Assignee
AT&T Information Systems
NJ, US
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
NY, US
IPC
H04J 3/24
H04J 3/02
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