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Mark S Isfeld, Tracy D Mallory, Bruce W Mitchell, Michael J Seaman, Nagaraj Arunkumar: Bridge/router architecture for high performance scalable networking. 3Com Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 1, 1998: US05802278 (292 worldwide citation)

A high performance scalable networking bridge/router system is based on a backbone communication medium and message passing process which interconnects a plurality of input/output modules. The input/output modules vary in complexity from a simple network interface device having no switching or routi ...


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Mark S Isfeld, Bruce W Mitchell, Michael J Seaman, Tracy D Mallory, Nagaraj Arunkumar: Network intermediate system with message passing architecture. 3Com Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 7, 1997: US05592622 (189 worldwide citation)

A system uses a message passing paradigm for transferring large amounts of input/output data among a plurality of processors, such as a network intermediate system or router. A bus interconnects the plurality of processors with a plurality of bus interface devices. The bus interface device which ori ...


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Chandrasekharan Nilakantan, Ly Loi, Nagaraj Arunkumar, Michael J Seaman: System for reverse address resolution for remote network device independent of its physical address. 3Com Corporation, Haynes & Davis, June 11, 1996: US05526489 (185 worldwide citation)

A reverse address resolution protocol for use in a communication network which allows resolution logic to provide a higher level protocol information (such as an IP address) to a source of a request for such information, independent of the physical network address of such source. The protocol is use ...


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Mark S Isfeld, Tracy D Mallory, Bruce W Mitchell, Michael J Seaman, Nagaraj Arunkumar, Pyda Srisuresh: High throughput message passing process using latency and reliability classes. 3Com Corporation, Mark A Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Haynes, October 27, 1998: US05828835 (180 worldwide citation)

A communication technique for high volume connectionless-protocol, backbone communication links in distributed processing systems provides for control of latency and reliability of messages transmitted. The system provides for transmit list and receive list processes in the processors on the link. O ...


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Nagaraj Arunkumar, Ly Loi, Chandrasekharan Nilakantan: Method and apparatus supporting network communications. 3Com Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 8, 2001: US06230193 (29 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the invention includes a method of managing network communications in a network device. The network device includes software components and modules. Some of the components control the interaction between modules, while other components perform specific functions for associated modu ...


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Nagaraj Arunkumar, Ly Loi, Chandrasekharan Nilakantan: Method and apparatus supporting network communications. 3Com Corporation, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, February 10, 2004: US06691147 (13 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the invention includes a method of managing network communications in a network device. The network device includes software components and modules. Some of the components control the interaction between modules, while other components perform specific functions for associated modu ...


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Nagaraj Arunkumar, Ly Loi, Chandrasekharan Nilakantan: Method and apparatus supporting network communications. 3Com Corporation, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 4, 2008: US07447728 (2 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the invention includes a method of managing network communications in a network device. The network device includes software components and modules. Some of the components control the interaction between modules, while other components perform specific functions for associated modu ...


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Nagaraj Arunkumar, Ly Loi, Chandrasekharan Nilakantan: Method and apparatus for supporting network communications. Hewlett Packard Company, March 1, 2011: US07899077

One embodiment of the invention includes a method of managing network communications in a network device. The network device includes software components and modules. Some of the components control the interaction between modules, while other components perform specific functions for associated modu ...


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Simon James Trevor Spraggs, Nagaraj Arunkumar, Yegappan Lakshmanan, Andrew Persaud, Michael Yeung, Andrew Robert Phillips, Lang Zhang, Michael F O Gorman, Brian Richard Sarbin, Joe Sutton, Vinay Singla: Addressing and managing an internal network of a virtual branch node. Cisco Technology, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, November 13, 2018: US10129206

A device is configured to support one or more virtual networking functions at a branch in a network. The device receives from a central control entity a command to deploy a particular virtual networking function, the command including or accompanied by a deployment file that identifies an external p ...


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Yegappan Lakshmanan, Atulya Chandra, Nagaraj Arunkumar: Shim layer used with a virtual machine virtual NIC and a hardware platform physical NIC. Cisco Technology, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, December 25, 2018: US10164911

An emulator module integrated with a hypervisor executes on a host computer having a physical network interface card (pNIC). The hypervisor hosts a virtual machine having a virtual NIC (vNIC). The pNIC has pNIC receive pointers to point to receive packets loaded into a receive buffer by the pNIC. Th ...