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Claude Galand, Xavier Jacquart, Gerald Lebizay, Jean yves Leboudec, Philippe Louis, Clement Poiraud, Eric S Georges, Victor Spagnol, Edward Suffern, Hong L Truong: Multipurpose packet switching node for a data communication network. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, October 22, 1996: US05568477 (133 worldwide citation)

A multipurpose data communication network node for interconnecting both ATM and Variable Length (VL) input/output trunks with all combinations of node input versus output trunk connections. The network node includes ATM/VL Receive Adapters and ATM/VL Transmit Adapters, interconnected via a Switching ...


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Joshua S Auerbach, Chee Seng Chow, John E Drake Jr, Prabandham M Gopal, Elizabeth A Hervatic, Marc A Kaplan, Marcia L Peters, Michael J Ward: Multicast communication tree creation and control method and apparatus. International Business Machines, Edward H Duffield, Gerald R Woods, October 11, 1994: US05355371 (131 worldwide citation)

In a multicast network communication system, administration of the communication path making up the multicast tree itself has been separated from control and administration of the network. Creation of a multicast distribution tree and control over the membership thereof, is separately controlled ind ...


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Ralf Ch Hauser, Gene Tsudik: Secure anonymous information exchange in a network. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, May 9, 2000: US06061789 (124 worldwide citation)

Computer network management for electronic commerce requires technical implementations of business processes. The process addressed here is a technical method for a communication in which two or more parties legitimately want to communicate anonymously, often before discussing a deal or closing a bu ...


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Hamid Ahmadi, Roch Guerin, Levent Gun: Traffic management in packet communications networks. International Business Machines, Gerald R Woods, Robert O Nimtz, February 22, 1994: US05289462 (120 worldwide citation)

In a packet communications network, the addition or deletion of a connection to the network by a user is governed by a link traffic metric which represents the effective capacity of each link in the network which participates in the packet connection route. The link metric is calculated in real-time ...


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Olivier Bertin, Olivier Maurel: Method and system for improving the processing time of the path selection in a high speed packet switching network. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, February 4, 1997: US05600638 (119 worldwide citation)

The routing paths between origin and destination nodes in a packet switching network are selected more efficiently by reducing the total number of links potentially visited by the routing algorithm. The path selection technique involves two phases, the first phase for principal links identification, ...


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Jean Pierre Alfonsi, Claude Galand, Gerald Lebizay, Olivier Maurel: Method and apparatus to speed up the path selection in a packet switching network. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, February 13, 1996: US05491690 (118 worldwide citation)

Currently, routing algorithms compute all the available paths in the network, from a source node to a destination node before selecting the optimal route. The route computation is often time and resource consuming. Some paths are not acceptable due to the particular geographical configuration of the ...


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Gerald Arnold Marin, Lap T Huynh, Ken Van Vu, Raif O Onvural, Levent Gun, Bouchung Lin: Adaptive rate-based congestion control in packet networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, August 10, 1999: US05936940 (115 worldwide citation)

An enhanced adaptive rate-based congestion control system for packet transmission networks uses the absolute rather than the relative network queuing delay measure of congestion in the network. Other features of the congestion control system include test transmissions only after a predetermined mini ...


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Frederick John Reznak: Data processing system and method of task management within a self-managing application. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, Felsman Bradley Vaden Gunter & Dillon, April 24, 2001: US06223201 (111 worldwide citation)

A data processing system and method of task management within a self-managing application program including a number of tasks and a processing time monitor are disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a selected portion of processing time is allocated to each of the tasks in the self-man ...


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Earl Hardin Booth III, Charles Steven Lingafelt, Phuong Thanh Nguyen, Leo Temoshenko, Xiaogang Wang: System and method to monitor and determine if an active IPSec tunnel has become disabled. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, December 23, 2003: US06668282 (110 worldwide citation)

A method and system for monitoring the status of an active secure tunnel between a pair of network elements in a communications network. The first network element originates and transmits an Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) test message to a second network element using a first unidirectional secu ...


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Leland E James: Processor-assisted communication system using tone-generating telephones. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, March 17, 1987: US04650927 (104 worldwide citation)

A processor-assisted system helps persons with speech or hearing handicaps communicate with any telephone caller having an ordinary tone generating telephone. With minimal training, the caller can communicate with the handicapped person using a one key per letter technique for spelling out words. Re ...