Identifying faulty network components during a network exploration

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7200118
APP PUB NO 20030016629A1
SERIAL NO

09907422

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A network exploration is performed to initialize one or more network elements of the network. If during the network exploration a failure is encountered, a systematic and deterministic approach is used to accurately and particularly identify the faulty network component that caused the failure.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY46336

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bender, Carl A Highland, NY 30 475
Rash, Nicholas P Poughkeepsie, NY 12 231

Cited Art Landscape

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
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VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (3)
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ALCATEL N.V. (1)
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
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RPX CORPORATION (1)
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COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. (1)
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