07397792 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 14 patents.

A time-shared network comprising edge nodes and optical core nodes may be dynamically divided into several embedded networks, each of which covering selected edge nodes. At least one of the edge nodes may host an embedded-network controller operable to form multiple-source flow-rate allocation requests each of the requests specifying flow-rate allocations to a plurality of paths from several source nodes to several sink nodes. A core node may also host an embedded-network controller or several embedded-network controllers. The time-shared network may use both time-division multiplexing and burst switching.

Title
Virtual burst-switching networks
Application Number
10/682467
Publication Number
7397792 (B1)
Application Date
October 9, 2003
Publication Date
July 8, 2008
Inventor
Bilel N Jamoussi
Nashua
NH, US
Maged E Beshai
Stittsville
CA
Agent
Andernon Gorecki & Manaras
Assignee
Nortel Networks
CA
IPC
H04L 12/66
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