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Mario J Leone: Local area network bridge. Infotron Systems Corporation, Howson and Howson, May 1, 1990: US04922503 (149 worldwide citation)

In a bridge for interconnecting local area networks, the decision on whether or not to forward a frame is based on the frame's destination address. This is made possible in a practical bridge by a hardware-based prefilter which causes an abbreviated representation of the destination address of each ...


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Steven R Koch, Charles R Stein, William T Hatfield, Neil R Shapiro, William C Hughes: Local area network bridge. General Electric Company, Richard V Burgujian, James C Davis Jr, Paul R Webb II, April 12, 1988: US04737953 (113 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a communication network bridge is disclosed. The bridge receives a message frame from a first network connected thereto and reads the source and destination addresses of the received frame. The bridge determines if the addresses are contained in a source address table maintain ...


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Steven R Koch, Charles R Stein, William T Hatfield, Neil R Shapiro, William C Hughes: Local area network bridge. General Electric Company, Richard V Burgujian, James C Davis Jr, Paul R Webb II, December 22, 1987: US04715030 (108 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for bridging between two local area networks is disclosed. The apparatus has two bridge sides each including means for receiving or transmitting a message frame, controller means for directing an incoming message frame into a memory means shared between the bridge sides or directing a fram ...


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Alan D Marshall: Method and apparatus for providing a local area network bridge. Hewlett-Packard, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, June 25, 1991: US05027350 (69 worldwide citation)

A communication bridge interconnecting two or more local area networks. Input buffers forward packet headers of received data packets through to a routing engine. The routing engine contains one or more routing tables each having a plurality of table locations containing table data in the form of st ...


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Gordon C Saussy: System to implement a switched ethernet service within a geographically distributed region using asymmetric full duplex circuits. Gordon C Saussy, John James McGlew, McGlew and Tuttle P C, August 10, 1999: US05936963 (55 worldwide citation)

A system using a public access medium to establish asymmetric full-duplex circuits connecting a premises device and a central device. The premises device converts a standard Ethernet interface into the asymmetric full-duplex link. The central device aggregates traffic from a plurality of asymmetric ...


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Takashi Sugiyama: Local area network bridge apparatus with dedicated packet filtering mechanism. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, March 7, 1995: US05396493 (45 worldwide citation)

A local area network (LAN) bridge apparatus capable of carrying out the address learning and the packet filtering at a high speed, without requiring the program execution on the micro-processor for these purposes. The apparatus provides, besides the usual micro-processor and LAN controller, a dedica ...


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Gary B Videlock, Russell C Gocht, Tom P Gloria, Douglas Wainer: Multiport source routing token ring bridge apparatus. Microcom Systems, Schiller & Kusmer, October 5, 1993: US05251213 (45 worldwide citation)

A multiport source routing token ring bridge is provided which permits a single local area network bridge to interconnect to multiple remote bridges without limitations on the number of rings and bridges interspersed between a data packet's source and its intended destination. The bridge receives a ...


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Seppo Pyhalammi, Olli Pekka Lintula, Antti Kokkinen: Method for interconnecting local area networks or network segments and a local area network bridge. Nokia Telecommunications Oy, Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, September 23, 1997: US05671224 (25 worldwide citation)

A method for interconnecting local area networks or network segments by means of a bridge. In the method, a local area network frame is received at the bridge and forwarded across the bridge if its destination address refers to a network or network segment on the other side of the bridge. In order t ...


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William T Futral: Dataframe bridge filter with communication node recordkeeping. Ungermann Bass, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 22, 1996: US05568613 (22 worldwide citation)

A dataframe filter is provided a local area network bridge to monitor the dataframes transmitted on one network to determine those dataframes destined to be communicated to another network by the network bridge. The filter receives and examines the destination address of each dataframe communicated ...


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Wynona Persephone Jacobs, Steven Edward Ledford, Alejandro Emilio Vasquez, Colin Michael Winegarden: Counting of GVRP protocol data units within a network bridge. International Business Machines Corporation, Winstead P C, Mark McBurney, September 22, 2009: US07594028 (8 worldwide citation)

Counters are implemented within an 802.1Q VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) bridge model to assist a network administrator in diagnosing network problems associated with the dynamic registration of VLANs. Such counters are able to count the number of dynamic VLANs propagated through a bridging devic ...