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Andrew H Arrowood, Alan E Baratz, Philip F Chimento Jr, John E Drake Jr, John L Eisenbies, James P Gray, Karla J Norsworthy, Diane P Pozefsky: Method of maintaining a topology database. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, May 2, 1989: US04827411 (197 worldwide citation)

Each network node in a communications network maintains its own copy of the network topology database defining network resources. Each resource record contains a "timer" field which is initially set to a maximum value but which may be decremented on a daily basis. If the timer field is decremented t ...


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Philip F Chimento Jr, Vidyadhar G Kulkarni, Levent Gun: Traffic management in packet communications networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert O Nimtz, July 18, 1995: US05434848 (157 worldwide citation)

A packet communications network is adapted for efficiently handling of multi-priority traffic (such as multi-media traffic) by defining an access algorithm that not only ensures the requested loss probabilities for both priorities of traffic, but also optimizes the bandwidth required to carry both p ...