Alcatel Lucent Assigned Patent
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,150,998) developed by Sanjay D. Kamat, Marlboro, N.J., and Pramod V. N. Koppol, Aberdeen, N.J., for a "system and method for increasing optimal alternative network route convergence speed and border gateway router incorporating the same."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "For use with a path vector routing protocol, a system and method for increasing alternative network route convergence speed and a border gateway router incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a router information base (RIB) data receiver, associated with a network, that receives RIB data including: (1a) an update of an active route to a domain in the network that causes the active route to become a withdrawn route and (1b) indications, based on loopback addresses associated with nodes through which the withdrawn route passed, of a reachability of the each of the nodes and (2) route disqualification logic, associated with the RIB data receiver, that disqualifies alternative routes to the domain based on the indications."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2003 (10/670,940). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,150,998.PN.&OS=PN/8,150,998&RS=PN/8,150,998
Written by Shabnam Sheikh; edited by Jaya Anand.
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