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Clifford Yeung, Nandakumar Natarajan: Method and apparatus for data alignment. McData Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley Esq, November 10, 1998: US05835496 (109 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the synchronization of an F.sub.-- port receiver on a Fibre Channel switch with an external N.sub.-- port to ensure the reception of a stream of transmission characters including four byte ordered sets having a comma character positioned as the left most byte in the ordere ...


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Bent Stoevhase, Kumar Malavalli: Method and apparatus for implementing virtual circuits in a fibre channel system. McDATA Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley Esq, May 5, 1998: US05748612 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for removing a virtual connection between first and second devices in a communication system that includes at least one switch virtually connecting the first and second devices. An error in the virtual connection can be detected in at least one of the first and second devices ...