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Leo J Cole, Curtis J Frantz, Jeannette Lee, Zvonimir Ordanic, Larry K Plank: Centralized management in a computer network. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, February 19, 1991: US04995035 (638 worldwide citation)

An improved method for dynamically and centrally managing a network which is being partitioned into Focal Point (FP) nodes and non-FP (NFP) or serviced nodes. Each FP node provides management services to an assigned group of non-FP nodes. The names of the non-FP nodes are maintained in a table calle ...


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Marco Heddes, Ronald Luijten: Configurable gigabits switch adapter. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, May 10, 1994: US05311509 (275 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a data transmission system and concerns a method for transforming user frames into fixed length cells, e.g. ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), such that the fixed length cells can be transported through a cell handling switch fabric (11). A hardware implementation of ...


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Roger Y M Cheung, Peter E Reissner: Method and apparatus for bridging wireless LAN to a wired LAN. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, September 22, 1998: US05812531 (230 worldwide citation)

An internetworking node for providing internetworking services for mobile wireless nodes is disclosed. Each mobile wireless node is registered with at the most one internetworking node. Each mobile wireless node emits a topology broadcast identifying itself and other nodes it has heard. Each interne ...


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Daniel A Pitt, Kirk A Preiss: Source routing transparent bridge. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, January 18, 1994: US05280480 (161 worldwide citation)

A bridged communications network includes source routing transparent (SRT) bridges which forward frames that are structured in accordance with a source routing architecture and frames that are structured in accordance with a transparent bridging architecture. Each SRT bridge examines a received fram ...


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Robert T Cato, Richard H Harris, Hollis P Posey: Time division multiplexed batch mode item identification system. International Business Machines Corporation, John D Flynn, Joscelyn G Cockburn, July 23, 1996: US05539394 (159 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are disclosed for communicating between a central location and a plurality of identification tags or labels located in a container or in a space without separately passing each tag or labeled product through a read station. The disclosure includes use of hashing to reduce the am ...


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Henry R Foglia: Broadband and baseband LAN. International Business Machines, Joscelyn G Cockburn, December 5, 1989: US04885747 (138 worldwide citation)

Described is a communications system for transmitting baseband and broadband signals simultaneously. The system is ideally suited for interconnecting different types of data terminal equipment (DTE) within a building or limited geographical area. The system includes a backbone communications network ...


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Murray C Baker, Roger Y M Cheung, Partha P Bhattacharya, Roberto M Kobo, Eduardo M Kolbe, Mahmoud Naghshineh: Broadcast/multicast filtering by the bridge-based access point. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, October 29, 1996: US05570366 (137 worldwide citation)

In communication systems which include high speed wired local area networks (LANs) and low speed wireless LANs, the bandwidth of the wireless LANs can be severely impacted. It has been found that many broadcast or multicast messages which are forwarded to the wireless LANs are not required as the mo ...


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James Johnson Allen Jr, Brian Mitchell Bass, Jean Louis Calvignac, Santosh Prasad Gaur, Marco C Heddes, Michael Steven Siegel, Fabrice Jean Verplanken: Network processor interface for building scalable switching systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, March 15, 2005: US06868082 (133 worldwide citation)

A network apparatus comprising storage units storing configuration information about the network apparatus, an input network interface to at least one network physical line, at least one processor receiving network data from said network interface, processing said data, storing information about sai ...


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Robert Thomas Bailis, Charles Edward Kuhlmann, Charles Steven Lingafelt, Ann Marie Rincon: Method and system for use of a field programmable interconnect within an ASIC for configuring the ASIC. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, Sawyer Law Group, July 15, 2003: US06593771 (131 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit comprising a standard cell is disclosed. The standard cell includes a plurality of logic functions; at least a portion of the logic functions requiring initialization. The circuit includes a field programmable gate array (FPGA) cell coupled to the at least a portion of the plur ...


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Mehrad Yasrebi: High performance machine for switched communications in a heterogeneous data processing network gateway. International Business Machines Corporation, Joscelyn G Cockburn, October 31, 1995: US05463625 (130 worldwide citation)

In a distributed system, such as a local area network having a facility for synchronous remote procedure calls and multi-threading, an interface mechanism for linking client workstations on the distributed system with external switched communications networks is provided. The interface extends the r ...