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Michael J Ahearn, Konstantinos Baryiames, Darryl Black, Robert A Ciampa, James Emken, William Nelson, Peter J Sulc, Jing Xiang: Method and apparatus for viewing and managing a configuration of a computer network. 3Com Corporation, McGlew and Tuttle, July 20, 1999: US05926463 (265 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for viewing a configuration of a computer network by polling a plurality of switches and routers present in the network to obtain copies of information stored in databases on the switches and routers. The present invention determines from this combined database is the status o ...


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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 (221 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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James R Perry, Kevin D Snow, Darryl Black: Distributed user management information in telecommunications networks. Ciena, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 28, 2006: US07020696 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for implementing distributed user management information in telecommunications networks. At least a portion of a user's management information is stored in a team session file that is accessible by a network management system (NMS) client. For ex ...


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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 (188 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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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 (163 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, Anne K Winiewicz: Tracking distributed data retrieval in a network device. Ciena Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 23, 2005: US06934749 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for tracking 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 distributed processes regis ...


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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 (125 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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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 (115 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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Darryl Black, Thomas R Perry, David Glaser: Shared database usage in network devices. Equipe Communications Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, December 30, 2003: US06671699 (79 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods for operating a computer system that call for executing a plurality of modular processes, providing a data file for use by the plurality of the processes, and incorporating a view identification within each of the plurality of processes to define data accessibl ...


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Darryl Black, Kevin D Snow, James R Perry, Thomas R Perry: Providing network management access through user profiles. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, October 9, 2007: US07280529 (56 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for managing telecommunications networks through user profiles that establish management capabilities and lists of network devices capable of being managed through each user profile. Through profiles, users may be given controlled access to configure network d ...



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