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David C Banks, Steven L Farnworth, Bent Stoevhase, Paul Ramsay: Fibre channel switching system and method. Brocade Communications Systems, Fenwick & West, December 12, 2000: US06160813 (146 worldwide citation)

A modular Fibre Channel switch includes a data switching path and a message switching path to provide logical point to point connections between switch ports. The data switching path includes a bank of shared SRAM memory devices that are accessed in a time-sliced protocol by each switch port. A rece ...


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Robin Purohit, Bent Stoevhase, Kumar Mallavalli: Switch element for fiber channel networks. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, May 21, 1996: US05519695 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for facilitating data communications in a fiber channel network is presented. The system comprises a fiber optic switch element which enables implementation of a Fiber Channel network by permitting selective interconnection of a plurality of fiber optic channels. The fiber optic switch elem ...


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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 ...


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Robert H Grant, Bent Stoevhase, Robin Purohit, David Book: Path allocation system and method having double link list queues implemented with a digital signal processor (DSP) for a high performance fiber optic switch. Hewlett Packard Company, Richard F Schuette, March 26, 1996: US05502719 (69 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic switch interconnects ports (p1-pi) for connection with respective fiber optic channels so that a fiber optic network is realized. Channel modules provide the ports. Each channel module has a port intelligence mechanism for each port and a memory interface system for temporarily storing ...


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Robert H Grant, Bent Stoevhase, Robin Purohit, Gregory T Sullivan, David Book: High performance path allocation system and method with fairness insurance mechanism for a fiber optic switch. Hewlett Packard Company, Richard F Schuette, June 18, 1996: US05528584 (65 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic switch interconnects fiber optic channels so that a fiber optic network can be implemented. Channel modules provide ports (p1-pi) for connection of the fiber optic channels. Each channel module has a receive memory for temporarily storing incoming data frames from the fiber optic chann ...


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Robert Grant, Bent Stoevhase, Robin Purohit, Gregory T Sullivan, David Book: High performance path allocation system and method for a fiber optic switch for a fiber optic network. Hewlett Packard Company, Richard F Schuette, January 7, 1997: US05592472 (43 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic switch interconnects fiber optic channels so that a fiber optic network can be implemented. Channel modules provide ports (p1-pi) for connection of the fiber optic channels. Each channel module has a receive memory for temporarily storing incoming data frames from the fiber optic chann ...


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Bent Stoevhase: Method and apparatus for assigning port addresses. McDATA Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, January 11, 2000: US06014715 (41 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for configuring a system that includes a plurality of interconnected components that each supports service parameters for communicating with other components in the system. A determination is made as to which components support service parameters that are compatible, and group ...


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Bent Stoevhase: Method and apparatus for configuring fabrics within a fibre channel system. Francis A Sirr Esq, William J Holland & Hart Kubida Esq, September 8, 1998: US05805924 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for configuring a system that includes a plurality of interconnected components that each supports service parameters for communicating with other components in the system. A determination is made as to which components support service parameters that are compatible, and group ...


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David C Banks, Steven L Farnworth, Bent Stoevhase, Paul Ramsay: Fibre channel switching system and method. Brocade Communications System, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri L, May 4, 2004: US06731646 (12 worldwide citation)

A modular Fibre Channel switch includes a data switching path and a message switching path to provide logical point to point connections between switch ports. The data switching path includes a bank of shared SRAM memory devices that are accessed in a time-sliced protocol by each switch port. A rece ...