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Jean Pierre Marce, Pascal Thubert, Denis Esteve, Lionel Denecheau: System and method for providing an adaptive streaming flow control mechanism between the TCP and IP layers of the TCP/IP suite of protocols. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Jerry W Herndon, Gerald H Glanzman, April 12, 2005: US06880017 (36 worldwide citation)

In a data communication network operated under the TCP/IP suite of protocols the invention adds an adaptive streaming (AS) layer, inserted between the IP and the TCP protocol layers, in which the received data packets of each open TCP connection are temporarily queued and from where they are first r ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Denis Esteve, Christophe Jourdet, Pascal Thubert: Method for improving routing distribution within an internet and system for implementing said method. International Business Machines Corporation, Carlos Munoz Bustamante, August 26, 2003: US06611874 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for improving next hop selection between internet routers (R) defined by their respective IP addresses. A source is identified by a source IP address and a source port identification. A destination or target is defined by a target port identification. Equivalent routes toward the destinatio ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Denis Esteve, Christophe Fagiano: Method and apparatus for an automatic load balancing and back-up of a multi-users network. International Business Machines Corporation, James A Lucas, Driggs Lucas Brubaker & Hogg Co LPA, July 16, 2002: US06421317 (9 worldwide citation)

The invention aims to implement the Load Balancing/Backup function in a Multi-Users environment and to allow a remote station to have an alternate route through another Token Ring DLC to backup. By directing the connection to another route, it postpones the connection from a remote station to a Toke ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Jean Claude Dispensa, Denis Esteve: System and method for optimizing the topology of a virtual ring based upon a TCP/IP network. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony V S England, William H Steinberg, May 11, 2010: US07715330 (7 worldwide citation)

In a network having nodes, N nodes are members of a virtual communications ring for multicast communication among the N nodes, each of the N nodes being associated with only an upstream and a downstream one of the other N nodes. One of the N nodes manages changes in ring membership, including reques ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Denis Esteve, Patrick Sicsic: System and method for communicating on a virtual ring in an internet protocol network. International Business Machines Corporation, Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, June 8, 2010: US07733810 (6 worldwide citation)

A node within a network comprising a transport layer protocol for multicasting datagrams on a virtual ring. Each node on the virtual ring is logically connected to two neighbour nodes through virtual connections. A virtual ring datagram is sent to a downstream neighbour node on the virtual ring and ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Jean Claude Dispensa, Denis Esteve: System, computer program product and method in a node for optimizing the topology of a virtual ring based upon a TCP/IP network. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony V S England, William H Steinberg, September 14, 2010: US07796539 (6 worldwide citation)

In a network having nodes, N nodes are members of a virtual communications ring for multicast communication among the N Nodes, each of the N Nodes being associated with only an upstream and a downstream one of the other N nodes. One of the N nodes manages changes in ring membership, including reques ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Ludovic Hazard, M Stephen Sauer: System and method for implementing adaptive load sharing to balance network traffic. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, John Pivnichny, July 19, 2011: US07983163 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for implementing adaptive load sharing to balance network traffic. The method begins by identifying all paths in a network between a first provider edge and a second provider edge. Next determining jitter, packet delay, and packet loss for each identified path in the network. Then utilizing ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Ludovic Hazard, Stephen Sauer: Load balancing traffic in a MPLS network. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, John Pivnichny, November 10, 2015: US09185041 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and system for managing traffic in a network. Label switch paths are identified. Each label switch path begins at a first provider edge and ends at a second provider edge. For each label switch path, logical paths are identified. Most recent data received from the first provider edge is tra ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Ludovic Hazard, Stephen Sauer: Load balancing traffic in a MPLS network. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, John Pivnichny, June 21, 2016: US09374312 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for managing traffic in a network. Label switch paths are identified. Each label switch path begins at a first provider edge and ends at a second provider edge. For each label switch path, logical paths are identified. Most recent data received from the first provider edge is tra ...