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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SONUS NETWORKS, INC.WESTFORD, MA47

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argentina, Antonino Scaffidi Gloucester, CA 7 87
Baptiste, Andrea Ottawa, CA 10 92
Bazin, Stephanie Ottawa, CA 10 92
Bellinger, Douglas Ottawa, CA 13 96
Brookes, Scott Ottawa, CA 10 92
Burke, Richard Vanier, CA 19 195
Delahousse, Gaetan Ottawa, CA 10 92
Phillips, Thomas Ottawa, CA 33 144
Raoux, Wendy Ottawa, CA 14 136
Rhude, Patrick Dunrobin, CA 13 108
Richard, Luc Greely, CA 11 92
Stewart, Geoff Ottawa, CA 14 136

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (2)
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