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Brian Branscomb, Darryl Black, James R Perry: Network device identity authentication. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, July 3, 2007: US07240364 (269 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for authenticating the identities of network devices within a telecommunications network. In particular, multiple identifiers associated with a network device are retrieved from and used to identify the network device. Use of multiple identifiers ...


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Joseph D Kidder, Michael B Mahler, Edward L Perreault, Margaret Stearns, Jim Hurley: Signatures for facilitating hot upgrades of modular software components. CIENA Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, April 12, 2005: US06880086 (256 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for facilitating hot upgrades of software components within a telecommunications network device through the use of “signatures” generated by a signature generating program. After installation of a new software release within the network device, o ...


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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Internal network device dynamic health monitoring. CIENA Corporation, Dougherty Clements, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, November 28, 2006: US07143153 (208 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for internal network device dynamic health monitoring. To increase network device availability, internal network device evaluations of resource attributes are conducted against threshold expressions and network managers are notified of any thresh ...


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Tomas Brenner, Paul A Morton, Daniel Xiaoxing Zhu: Crosstalk-free signal source for dense wavelength division multiplexed systems. CIENA Corporation, Daniel N Daisak, David L Soltz, May 15, 2001: US06233080 (199 worldwide citation)

An optical device is provided which locks the wavelength output of a laser transmitter in an optical transmission system as well as preventing the propagation of unwanted signals generated by the laser transmitter prior to the transmitter reaching the desired operating wavelength thereby reducing cr ...


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Daniel A Reynolds, Douglas B Stefanelli, Joseph D Kidder: Common command interface. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Bradley D Crose, Tyler S Brown, May 29, 2007: US07225244 (173 worldwide citation)

A common command interface (CCI) provides an interface abstraction allowing network device applications to maintain one set of code for each command regardless of which command interface (e.g., web, CLI, NMS, etc.) initiates the command. That is, the command code in each application may be shared ac ...


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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Processing network management data in accordance with metadata files. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Lawrence A Baratta, Tyler S Brown, May 22, 2007: US07222147 (166 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a management system internal to a network device that sends various management data files and corresponding metadata files to a management system external to the network device. The external management system then uses the metadata files to process the management data ...


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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Tracking distributed data retrieval in a network device. Ciena Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 23, 2005: US06934749 (161 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for tracking distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Periodically, statistical data is gathered by processes on one or more remote cards in a network device and transferred to a central process. The distributed processes regis ...


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Raghuraman Ranganathan, Loudon Blair, Michael Gazier, Sashisekaran Thiagarajan: Virtualized shared protection capacity. Ciena Corporation, Clements Bernard PLLC, Christopher L Bernard, Lawrence A Baratta Jr, June 4, 2013: US08456984 (140 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates a network, a network element, a system, and a method providing an efficient allocation of protection capacity for network connections and/or services. These may be for services within a given Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Virtual Machine (VM) instance flow. Network ...


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Darryl Black, Thomas R Perry: Accessing network device data through user profiles. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, September 4, 2007: US07266595 (136 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for accessing network device data through user profiles. User profiles may be created by network administrators, and the corresponding user profile data may be stored in a central network management system (NMS) database. When a user requests dat ...


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Peter Pothier, Anne K Winiewicz, Darryl Black: Throttling distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, March 25, 2008: US07349960 (130 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for managing distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Periodically, statistical data is gathered by processes on one or more remote cards in a network device and transferred to a central process. The statistical data may compri ...