Automated module tracking system for communications networks

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7523192
APP PUB NO 20030172152A1
SERIAL NO

10095415

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A system for tracking modules in a network includes a service history recording arrangement associated with a module. The arrangement is configured to store data relating to the module. The system further includes a data storage arrangement configured to store data relating to the module. The system also includes a network monitoring arrangement configured to read information from or write information to the service history recording arrangement and to read information from or write information to the data storage arrangement. The system also includes a processor configured to receive and process data from the data storage arrangement and thereby produce analyzed network information. The service history recording arrangement may be integral to the module. The service history recording arrangement may include nonvolatile memory. Modules that include a service history recording arrangement are also provided. Associated methods are also provided.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC.DENVER, CO612

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Vaver, Jon G Lafayette, US 2 21

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QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC (PATER PROSECUTION) (2)
8549133 Systems and methods for tracking the reliability of communications networks 8 2002
* 2003/0172,153 Systems and methods for tracking the reliability of communications networks 10 2002
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