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Ken Hardwick, Geoffrey C Stone: Method and apparatus for virtual switching. Storage Technology Corporation, Timothy R Schulte, August 27, 1996: US05550816 (558 worldwide citation)

A physical switching device for use in a communication network to switch Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) network layer packets and method of use therefor is provided. The physical switching device includes at least a first and a second virtual switch. Each virtual switch includes a decision mecha ...


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Geoffrey C Stone: Method and apparatus for accelerated packet processing. Storage Technology Corporation, Timothy R Schulte, January 28, 1997: US05598410 (234 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided to transfer protocol data units within a communication network. This transferring is accomplished with a protocol data unit processor that is operated in the communication network. The processor includes a preprocessor which establishes subsequent processing requi ...


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Michael E See, John W Bailey, Charles L Panza, Yuri Pikover, Geoffrey C Stone: Deterministic user authentication service for communication network. Xylan Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, May 30, 2000: US06070243 (177 worldwide citation)

A user authentication service for a communication network authenticates local users before granting them access to personalized sets of network resources. Authentication agents on intelligent edge devices present users of associated end systems with log-in challenges. Information supplied by the use ...


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Michael E See, John W Bailey, Charles L Panza, Yuri Pikover, Geoffrey C Stone: Deterministic user authentication service for communication network. Alcatel Internetworking, Scot A Reader Esq, January 15, 2002: US06339830 (119 worldwide citation)

A user authentication service for a communication network authenticates local users before granting them access to personalized sets of network resources. Authentication agents on intelligent edge devices present users of associated end systems with log-in challenges. Information supplied by the use ...


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Geoffrey C Stone: Method and apparatus for radix decision packet processing. Storage Technology Corporation, Timothy R Schulte, August 13, 1996: US05546390 (64 worldwide citation)

A decision process is optimized through selectively examining only those bits of a protocol data unit received from a communication network which affect the decision process. These decision-significant bits include two non-contiguous bits of the protocol data unit. Subsequently, a portion of the rec ...


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Geoffrey C Stone: Self-configuring ATM network. Xylan Corporation, Scot A Reader, March 21, 2000: US06041057 (63 worldwide citation)

Methods for configuring, maintaining connectivity in and utilizing an ATM network. Neighboring switches share topology information and enable links to neighboring switches for tag switching. Point-to-point tagged virtual connections are established between switches on the best and next-best paths le ...


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Geoffrey C Stone: Self-configuring communication network. Alcatel, Scot A Reader, David A Cordeiro, Michael Blaine Brooks P C, June 29, 2004: US06757286 (63 worldwide citation)

Methods for configuring, maintaining connectivity in and utilizing an ATM network. Neighboring switches share topology information and enable links to neighboring switches for tag switching. Point-to-point tagged virtual connections are established between switches on the best and next-best paths le ...


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Michael E See, John W Bailey, Charles L Panza, Yuri Pikover, Geoffrey C Stone: Deterministic user authentication service for communication network. Alcatel, Scot A Reader, March 29, 2005: US06874090 (49 worldwide citation)

A user authentication service for a communication network authenticates local users before granting them access to personalized sets of network resources. Authentication agents on intelligent edge devices present users of associated end systems with log-in challenges. Information supplied by the use ...


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Wai King, Geoffrey C Stone, Christopher Haywood: Receive processing for dedicated bandwidth data communication switch backplane. Alcatel Internetworking, Christie Parker & Hale, November 6, 2001: US06314106 (13 worldwide citation)

A dedicated bandwidth switch backplane has efficient receive processing capable of handling highly parallel traffic. Packets must pass a filtering check and a watermark check before the receive port is allowed to release them to a queue. Highly efficient algorithms are applied to conduct the checks ...


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Geoffrey C Stone, Scot A Reader: Method and apparatus for maintaining packet order integrity in parallel switching engine. Alcatel, Andrew S Naglestad, David A Cordeiro, Michael Blaine Brooks P C, April 13, 2004: US06721309 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for maintaining packet order integrity in a switching engine wherein inbound packets are forwarded to different ones of parallel processing elements for switching. Order preservation for packets relating to the same conversation is guaranteed by checking for each inbound packe ...