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Brian Branscomb, Darryl Black, James R Perry: Network device identity authentication. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, July 3, 2007: US07240364 (205 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a method and apparatus for authenticating the identities of network devices within a telecommunications network. In particular, multiple identifiers associated with a network device are retrieved from and used to identify the network device. Use of multiple identifiers ...


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Daniel A Reynolds, Douglas B Stefanelli, Joseph D Kidder: Common command interface. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Bradley D Crose, Tyler S Brown, May 29, 2007: US07225244 (168 worldwide citation)


A common command interface (CCI) provides an interface abstraction allowing network device applications to maintain one set of code for each command regardless of which command interface (e.g., web, CLI, NMS, etc.) initiates the command. That is, the command code in each application may be shared ac ...


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Scott E Hrastar: Systems and methods for automated network policy exception detection and correction. AirDefense, Clements Walker, Lawrence A Baratta Jr, Christopher L Bernard, January 22, 2008: US07322044 (165 worldwide citation)


The present invention is directed to systems and methods for automated detection of one or more wireless network policy violations and/or enforcement of such policies. A wireless network policy violation is detected. Associated with the detected violation are one or more wireless network attributes. ...


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Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Processing network management data in accordance with metadata files. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Lawrence A Baratta, Tyler S Brown, May 22, 2007: US07222147 (158 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a management system internal to a network device that sends various management data files and corresponding metadata files to a management system external to the network device. The external management system then uses the metadata files to process the management data ...


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Peter Pothier, Anne K Winiewicz, Darryl Black: Throttling distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, March 25, 2008: US07349960 (121 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a method and apparatus for managing distributed statistical data retrieval in a network device. Periodically, statistical data is gathered by processes on one or more remote cards in a network device and transferred to a central process. The statistical data may compri ...


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Darryl Black, Thomas R Perry: Accessing network device data through user profiles. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, September 4, 2007: US07266595 (113 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a method and apparatus for accessing network device data through user profiles. User profiles may be created by network administrators, and the corresponding user profile data may be stored in a central network management system (NMS) database. When a user requests dat ...


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Peter B Everdell, Chris R Noel, Brian Branscomb, Nicholas A Langrind: Network device including dedicated resources control plane. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, August 28, 2007: US07263597 (65 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a method and apparatus for improving transmission of control information within a network device and between multiple connected network devices. Specifically, a control path is included within a network device that is independent of the data path and dedicates control ...


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Barbara A Fox, Daniel J Sullivan Jr, Nicholas A Langrind: Decoupling processes from hardware with logical identifiers. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, May 29, 2007: US07225240 (60 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides methods and apparatus for decoupling functional processes, such as network protocol applications and device drivers, from hardware resources through the use of logical resources. Logical resources are created to represent the hardware resources within a computer system ...


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Darryl Black, Kevin D Snow, James R Perry, Thomas R Perry: Providing network management access through user profiles. CIENA Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, October 9, 2007: US07280529 (55 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a method for managing telecommunications networks through user profiles that establish management capabilities and lists of network devices capable of being managed through each user profile. Through profiles, users may be given controlled access to configure network d ...


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Hon Wah Chin: Relative addressing for network elements. Ciena Corporation, Clements Walker, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, December 18, 2007: US07310688 (53 worldwide citation)


A relative address protocol for communicating message packets along a linear chain network or quasi-linear chain network is disclosed. The protocol includes a relative destination address field that includes a counter having a preselected initial value at a source node. The initial value is a functi ...



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