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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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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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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, 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 ...


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Nicholas A Langrind, Jonathan D Madsen, Joseph D Kidder, Barbara A Fox, Daniel J Sullivan Jr: Policy based provisioning of network device resources. CIENA Corporation, Dougherty Clements, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, June 13, 2006: US07062642 (106 worldwide citation)

Methods are disclosed for establishing a path for data transmissions in a system having a plurality of possible paths by creating a configuration database and establishing internal connection paths based upon a configuration policy and the configuration database. The configuration policy can be base ...


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Peter B Everdell, Chris R Noel, Brian Branscomb, Nicholas A Langrind: Network device including dedicated resources control plane. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, August 28, 2007: US07263597 (68 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for improving transmission of control information within a network device and between multiple connected network devices. Specifically, a control path is included within a network device that is independent of the data path and dedicates control ...


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Christopher D Finan, Mark Farley: Optical fiber ring communication system. CIENA Corporation, Dougherty Clements, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, April 25, 2006: US07035540 (65 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber ring network includes a plurality of interconnected nodes, each pair of neighboring nodes being interconnected by a pair of optical links. Using coarse wavelength division multiplexing, data is transmitted in both directions over each link, using a first wavelength λ1 to transmit da ...


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Joseph D Kidder, Daniel J Sullivan Jr: Configurable fault recovery policy for a computer system. Ciena Corporation, Dougherty Clements, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, January 3, 2006: US06983362 (64 worldwide citation)

Computer systems and methods of data processing are disclosed in which fault/event management is carried out in accordance with a configurable fault recovery policy. In addition, computer systems and methods of data processing are disclosed in which hierarchical levels of fault management (or more g ...