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Gilberto Loprieno: Efficient and simple bit error rate calculation on optical transport layer. Cisco Technology, June 7, 2011: US07957642 (6 worldwide citation)

Transport network interfaces operate to transport for Optical Transport Unit frames over an Optical Transport Network. Besides FEC bits for the Optical Transport Unit frames, the transmitting transport network interface provides sequences of error-determining bits for the Optical Transport Unit fram ...


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Gilberto Loprieno: Method and apparatus for providing tandem connection, performance monitoring, and protection architectures over ethernet protocols. Cisco Technology, Aka Chan, April 18, 2006: US07032032 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing tandem connection monitoring and performance monitoring capabilities in Ethernet and converged data link protocols are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for processing a packet which includes a preamble arrangement having at lea ...


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Luca Della Chiesa, Stefano Binetti, Gilberto Loprieno: Egress clock domain synchronization to multiple ingress clocks. Cisco Technology, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, May 27, 2014: US08737389 (3 worldwide citation)

Synchronization techniques for multiple clock domains from two or more clients or common pluggable interfaces connected to multiple interfaces on one or more ingress line cards to multiple interfaces on one or more egress line cards are provided. The plurality of clock domain information from the cl ...


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David Bianchi, Giovanni Tandi, Gilberto Loprieno: Smart mechanism for multi-client bidirectional optical channel protection scheme. Cisco Technology, March 1, 2011: US07898944 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for efficiently allowing protection switch information to be communicated on bidirectional lines are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for communicating protection switch information from a first network element to a second network element ac ...


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Gilberto Loprieno: Ethernet encapsulation over optical transport network. Cisco Technology, Cindy Kaplan, March 23, 2010: US07684419 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for encapsulating a frame for transport over an optical transport network are disclosed. A method includes receiving a packet at a network device and encapsulating the packet. The packet is received from a network having a line frequency different than a payload frequency of the ...


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Gilberto Loprieno, Michael W Truskowski: Method and apparatus for using stuffing bytes over a G.709 signal to carry multiple streams. Cisco Technology, February 16, 2010: US07664139 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for allowing containers in an optical transport network to be shared between users are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a first network element that is a part of an optical transport network includes a frame generator and an output arrangement. The f ...


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Gilberto Loprieno, Davide Codella, Federico Scandroglio: Multiplexing in an optical transport network (OTN). Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, February 4, 2014: US08644340 (2 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of signals at a plurality of ports, each of the signals having a protocol type; mapping each of the signals to one or more time slots of one of a plurality of Low Order Optical Transport Network (OTN) containers; mapping the Low Order OTN co ...


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Gilberto Loprieno, Luca Della Chiesa: Encoding fibre channel over ethernet transport. Cisco Technology, Charles E Krueger, May 31, 2011: US07953101 (2 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, data words and ordered sets in a Fibre Channel data stream are formed into a group and the ordered sets are moved to the beginning word positions of the group. The ordered sets are encoded so that a control character in the first byte of the ordered set is replaced with a control ...


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Gilberto Loprieno, Giacomo Losio: Timeslot encryption in an optical transport network. Cisco Technology, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, January 27, 2015: US08942379 (1 worldwide citation)

An Optical Transport Network (OTN) frame comprises an optical channel payload unit that is divided into a plurality of timeslots. This OTN frame is received at a transmitter and the timeslots are grouped into blocks of timeslots. Two or more blocks of timeslots are selected for encryption and are en ...


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Gilberto Loprieno, Giacomo Losio: Low latency multiplexing over time division multiplexing networks. Cisco Technology, December 4, 2012: US08325719 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus may include a plurality of queues, wherein each queue is configured to receive a respective data stream. The apparatus may also include a multiplexer configured to time division multiplex the data streams into a combined data stream and a Generic Framing Procedure-Transparent (GFP-T) fr ...