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John J Platko, Robert Reissfelder, Glenn Connery: Slave processor to slave memory data transfer with master processor writing address to slave memory and providing control input to slave processor and slave memory. 3COM Corporation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Lebovici, March 26, 2002: US06363444 (63 worldwide citation)

A master processor, such as a processor embedded in a network interface card, is coupled to a memory via a memory data bus. The master processor generates addresses for the memory and controls the reading and writing of the memory at addressed locations. A slave processor, such as an optional encryp ...


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Richard Reid, William Paul Sherer, Glenn Connery: Network and adaptor with time-based and packet number based interrupt combinations. 3COM Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 5, 2000: US06115776 (41 worldwide citation)

A network adaptor that generates interrupts to a host system when data is received from the network or downloaded from system memory for transmittal over the network. The adaptor generates interrupts after a delay determined by an interrupt deferral mechanism, which includes one or more timers and/o ...


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William Paul Sherer, David R Brown, Richard Reid, Glenn Connery, Chi Lie Wang: Method and apparatus for time-based download control. 3Com Corporation, Townsend and Towsend and Crew, February 23, 1999: US05875175 (35 worldwide citation)

A network transmitter schedules packets so that packets are transmitted to a host or group of hosts so as not to overload any particular part of the network. In an embodiment, the transmitter uses packet data structures with a schedule indication for packets placed in the queue so that an independen ...


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Nathaniel Henderson, Eric Davis, Kirk Blattman, Glenn Connery: Low-power apparatus for power management enabling. 3Com Corporation, Mark A Haynes, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, May 21, 2002: US06393570 (26 worldwide citation)

Low power event monitoring enabling logic allows wake up devices to maintain their proper functionality in the event of a momentary power loss, or in the event the operating system does not properly load upon power-up. The technology is particularly suited for use with network interface card support ...


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John Pickens, Kirk Blattman, Glenn Connery, Andrew Palfreyman, W Paul Sherer: Switching a client from unicasting to multicasting by increasing the unicast stream rate to the client. Cisco Technology, August 31, 2010: US07788393 (25 worldwide citation)

Switching a client from unicasting back to multicasting involves accumulating enough digital video content at the client to bridge the time it takes to transition from receiving the digital video content via unicasting to receiving the digital video content via multicasting. Digital video content is ...


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W Paul Sherer, Kirk Blattman, Hoi Tauw Chou, Glenn Connery, Howard Davis, Daniel Kiewlich, Robert Drew Major, Mel Oyler, Neeraj K Sharma: Stream control failover utilizing an attribute-dependent protection mechanism. May 18, 2010: US07721117 (18 worldwide citation)

A technique for managing the streaming of digital video content to multiple clients involves identifying an attribute of a content element that is streamed to a client and selecting a protection mechanism for the content element as a function of the attribute, wherein the protection mechanism enable ...


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RamKrishna Vepa, James Binder, Glenn Connery: Tag echo discovery protocol to detect reachability of clients. 3Com Corporation, February 17, 2004: US06694369 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting reachability of client computers communicatively coupled in a computer network to a server computer. A plurality of identifier tags are resident in the memory of the server. The server generates a data packet comprising an I.C.M.P. echo packet and selects a first identifier ta ...


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W Paul Sherer, Kirk Blattman, Glenn Connery, Andrew Palfreyman, John Pickens: Fast channel change with conditional return to multicasting. Cisco Technology, March 8, 2011: US07904581 (6 worldwide citation)

In a digital video network that is capable of distributing digital video content to a client via multicasting and unicasting, servicing a channel change request from a client involves switching from providing the digital video content to the client via multicasting to providing the digital video con ...


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William VerSteeg, Glenn Connery, Kurt Kollmansberger, John Pickens: IP-based stream splicing with content-specific splice points. Cisco Technology, Merchant & Gould P C, November 24, 2015: US09197857 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conditioning a media stream for splicing are disclosed. In an embodiment, content-specific splice points, which correspond to a possible playout splice point within an original media stream, are identified for both audio and video components of the original media stream. Once ...


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William Paul Sherer, Glenn Connery: Network adaptor driver with destination based ordering. 3Com Corporation, August 2, 2005: US06925078 (3 worldwide citation)

A network transmitter (driver or adaptor/driver combination) reorders packets received for transmission from a higher layer protocol based on packet destinations. The invention reduces bottlenecks at the transmitter and potentially throughout network intermediate system. Destination based reordering ...