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Rick Fletcher, Pei Chen Lin: Method and apparatus for automatically updating software components on end systems over a network. 3Com Corporation, Kenneth R Allen, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 28, 1999: US06009274 (678 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically updating software components in one or more agents (end systems) in a network. An ASU server generates a multicast request to agents within its network domain, identifying the newest, available versions of software components that may be installed on the agen ...


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Danny M Nessett, William Paul Sherer: Multilayer firewall system. 3Com Corporation, Kent R Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Richardson, October 19, 1999: US05968176 (647 worldwide citation)

A system provides for establishing security in a network that include nodes having security functions operating in multiple protocol layers. Multiple network devices, such as remote access equipment, routers, switches, repeaters and network cards having security functions are configured to contribut ...


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Jeffrey C Hawkins, Michael Albanese: Extendible method and apparatus for synchronizing multiple files on two different computer systems. 3Com Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 7, 1999: US06000000 (532 worldwide citation)

Many users of handheld computer systems maintain databases on the handheld computer systems. To share the information, it is desirable to have a simple method of sharing the information with personal computer systems. An easy to use extendible file synchronization system is introduced for sharing in ...


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Jeffrey C Hawkins, Monty Boyer, Joe Sipher, Lih Shyng Tzeng, Greg Kucala: Method and apparatus using a pass through personal computer connected to both a local communication link and a computer network for indentifying and synchronizing a preferred computer with a portable computer. 3COM Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 21, 1999: US06006274 (507 worldwide citation)

A tightly integrated the palmtop computer system and personal computer system is disclosed. The palmtop computer system and personal computer system synchronize with each other to share information. The synchronization software recognizes different synchronization environments including: synchronizi ...


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David A Fisher, Lawrence M Burns, Stephen E Muther: Power transfer apparatus for concurrently transmitting data and power over data wires. 3Com Corporation, Kent R Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Richardson, November 30, 1999: US05994998 (430 worldwide citation)

Electrical supply current, sufficient to power a wireless access point, is transmitted concurrently with a network data signal across a transmission line. A power and data coupler couples the network data signal and the power signal, received through a data input and a power input respectively, and ...


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Jeffrey C Hawkins, Michael Albanese: Extendible method and apparatus for synchronizing files on two different computer systems. 3COM Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 16, 1999: US05884323 (426 worldwide citation)

Many users of handheld computer systems maintain databases on the handheld computer systems. To share the information, it is desirable to have a simple method of sharing the information with personal computer systems. An easy to use extendible file synchronization system is introduced for sharing in ...


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Danny M Nessett, David Grabelsky, Michael S Borella, Ikhlaq S Sidhu: Method and system for locating network services with distributed network address translation. 3Com Corporation, Stephen Lesavich, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 25, 2000: US06055236 (407 worldwide citation)

Methods and system for locating network services with distributed network address translation. Digital certificates are created that allow an external network device on an external network, such as the Internet, to request a service from an internal network device on an internal distributed network ...


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Rick Fletcher, Prakash Banthia: Distributed remote monitoring (dRMON) for networks. 3COM Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, August 22, 2000: US06108782 (332 worldwide citation)

Distributed remote monitoring (dRMON) of network traffic and performance uses distributed nodes to collect traffic statistics at distributed points in the network. These statistics are forwarded to collectors which compile the statistics to create combined views of network performance. A collector m ...


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Anthony A Chiles, David C Chiles, Jackie Lee Manbeck Jr, Vu Hoanh Nguyen: Technique for automatically updating software stored on a client computer in a networked client-server environment. 3Com Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, December 26, 2000: US06167567 (330 worldwide citation)

A technique for automatically updating software, including but not limited to application programs, residing on, e.g., a client computer. Specifically, an update script is stored on a network server for each software product to be updated and, where appropriate, for each different country or locale ...


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David A Fisher, Lawrence M Burns, Stephen E Muther: Power transfer apparatus for concurrently transmitting data and power over data wires. 3Com Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 31, 2000: US06140911 (307 worldwide citation)

Electrical supply current, sufficient to power a wireless access point, is transmitted concurrently with a network data signal across a transmission line. A power and data coupler couples the network data signal and the power signal, received through a data input and a power input respectively, and ...