US Patent No: 7,506,147

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Policy distribution point for setting up network-based services

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A “policy distribution point” (PDP) allows service drivers to be installed remotely and automatically without rebooting the PDP or otherwise interrupting existing network-based services. The exposure of sensitive configuration data to non-secure networks is minimized by placing PDPs close to the devices to be configured. Service drivers on the PDP can be reused to configure multiple devices of the same type. The PDP receives an “activation” and uses a service driver on the PDP to translate the activation into “device-specific instructions.” The device-specific instructions are sent to a device and configure the device to set up the network-based service. One or more PDPs can be used to configure both computing device and networking devices to provide a single service.

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Patent Owner(s)

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SONUS NETWORKS, INC.WESTFORD, MA62

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argentina, Antonino Scaffidi Gloucester , CA 5 109
Baptiste, Andrea Ottawa , CA 5 114
Bazin, Stephanie Ottawa , CA 5 114
Bellinger, Douglas Ottawa , CA 7 127
Brookes, Scott Ottawa , CA 5 114
Burke, Richard Vanier , CA 15 254
Delahousse, Gaetan Ottawa , CA 5 114
Phillips, Thomas Ottawa , CA 23 237
Raoux, Wendy Ottawa , CA 8 173
Rhude, Patrick Dunrobin , CA 7 127
Richard, Luc Greely , CA 6 114
Stewart, Geoff Ottawa , CA 8 173

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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