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Kurt Dobbins, Thomas A Grant, David J Ruffen, Laura Kane, Theodore Len, Philip Andlauer, David H Bahi, Kevin Yohe, Brendan Fee, Chris Oliver, David L Cullerot, Michael Skubisz: Distributed connection-oriented services for switched communications networks. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, October 20, 1998: US05825772 (552 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus providing connection-oriented services for packet switched data communications networks. Directory services include distributed discovery of MAC addresses and protocol alias addresses. Topology services include a link state topology exchange among switches, which provides each s ...


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Paul T Francis, Anthony J Ballardie, Jonathan A Crowcroft: Multicast routing using core based trees. Bell Communications Research, Leonard C Suchyta, James W Falk, July 19, 1994: US05331637 (242 worldwide citation)

A method for routing multicast packets in a network is disclosed. A node s101 wishing to join a particular multicast group transmits a packet via a sequence of nodes (r101, r102, r104, r107) including a core node r107 on the multicast tree corresponding to the particular multicast group which the no ...


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Richard Humpleman: Home multimedia network architecture. Samsung Electronics, Kenneth L Sherman & Sherman Sherman Esq, Jeffrey P Aiello Esq, December 21, 1999: US06005861 (213 worldwide citation)

A home network architecture has an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. The network interface units perform the necessa ...


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Philip Ginzboorg, Jan Erik Gustav Ekberg, Pekka Johannes Laitinen, Antti Ylä J umlaut over: Implementation of access service. Nokia Telecommunications Oy, Altera Law Group, May 29, 2001: US06240091 (204 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to the implementation of an access service in a telecommunications network comprising an access network, a network providing services, and user-operated terminals which are connected to the access network. The access service is offered by connecting the user terminal to the net ...


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Robert C Meier: Radio frequency local area network. Norand Corporation, McAndrews Held & Malloy, April 2, 1996: US05504746 (189 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for routing data in a radio data communication system having one or more host computers, one or more intermediate base stations, and one or more RF terminals organizes the intermediate base stations into an optimal spanning-tree network to control the routing of data to and ...


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Olivier Bertin, Jean Paul Chobert, Olivier Maurel, Alain Pruvost: Method for preempting connections in high speed packet switching networks. International Business Machines Corporation, November 11, 1997: US05687167 (181 worldwide citation)

High speed network nodes can establish new connections by preempting existing ones when insufficient bandwidth is available in the network. Numerous preemption priorities are arranged in a limited number of groups and a median priority level is defined within each group. This median, stored in the t ...


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Jose J Garcia Luna Aceves, Marcelo Spohn: Multicast routing in ad-hoc networks. Nokia Networks, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, December 18, 2007: US07310335 (176 worldwide citation)

Multicast routing in ad-hoc networks by exchange of multicast group update information and routing tree information among neighboring routers is disclosed. A router propagates multicast group update information based on the update information and the routing tree information. A router also determine ...


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Dennis R Hall: Method and apparatus for coordinating transfer of information between a base station and a plurality of radios. Rogers & Killeen, March 12, 1996: US05499243 (166 worldwide citation)

To efficiently coordinate the transmission of information from a plurality of radios to a base station on the forward channel of an RF channel, transmission time on the forward channel is scheduled by the base. To be allowed to transmit information on the forward channel, a radio first sends a reque ...


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Dev Vrat Gupta, Yu Ren Brian Chen, Craig A Sharper, Alan E Stone: Scalable multimedia network. Integrated Network Corporation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, September 30, 1997: US05673265 (162 worldwide citation)

A Scalable Multimedia Network providing integrated networking of data, voice, video and image services over a variety of access facilities including metallic loops, fiber/coax or digital fiber is disclosed herein. The SMN establishes customer initiated switched virtual circuits for all traffic types ...


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David C Banks, Steven L Farnworth, Bent Stoevhase, Paul Ramsay: Fibre channel switching system and method. Brocade Communications Systems, Fenwick & West, December 12, 2000: US06160813 (146 worldwide citation)

A modular Fibre Channel switch includes a data switching path and a message switching path to provide logical point to point connections between switch ports. The data switching path includes a bank of shared SRAM memory devices that are accessed in a time-sliced protocol by each switch port. A rece ...