Patents by Inventor Bjorn O. Liencres

Bjorn O. Liencres has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9411776
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Publication number: 20140181235
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. SINDHU, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 8681796
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 8477784
    Abstract: A router for switching data packets from a source to a destination in a network in which the router includes a distributed memory. The distributed memory includes two or more memory banks. Each memory bank is used for storing uniform portions of a data packet received from a source and linking information for each data packet to allow for the extraction of the uniform portions of a data packet from distributed locations in memory in proper order after a routing determination has been made by the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Publication number: 20120219001
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. SINDHU, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 8189605
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Publication number: 20110164618
    Abstract: A router for switching data packets from a source to a destination in a network in which the router includes a distributed memory. The distributed memory includes two or more memory banks. Each memory bank is used for storing uniform portions of a data packet received from a source and linking information for each data packet to allow for the extraction of the uniform portions of a data packet from distributed locations in memory in proper order after a routing determination has been made by the router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. SINDHU, Dennis C. FERGUSON, Bjorn O. LIENCRES, Nalini AGARWAL, Hann-Hwan JU, Raymond Marcelino Manese LIM, Rasoul Mirzazadeh OSKOUY, Sreeram VEERAGANDHAM
  • Patent number: 7903659
    Abstract: A network device switches variable length data units from a source to a destination in a network. An input port receives the variable length data unit and a divider divides the variable length data unit into uniform length data units for temporary storage in the network device. A distributed memory includes a plurality of physically separated memory banks addressable using a single virtual address space and an input switch streams the uniform length data units across the memory banks based on the virtual address space. The network device further includes an output switch for extracting the uniform length data units from the distributed memory by using addresses of the uniform length data units within the virtual address space. The output switch reassembles the uniform length data units to reconstruct the variable length data unit. An output port receives the variable length data unit and transfers the variable length data unit to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Publication number: 20090268740
    Abstract: A network device switches variable length data units from a source to a destination in a network. An input port receives the variable length data unit and a divider divides the variable length data unit into uniform length data units for temporary storage in the network device. A distributed memory includes a plurality of physically separated memory banks addressable using a single virtual address space and an input switch streams the uniform length data units across the memory banks based on the virtual address space. The network device further includes an output switch for extracting the uniform length data units from the distributed memory by using addresses of the uniform length data units within the virtual address space. The output switch reassembles the uniform length data units to reconstruct the variable length data unit. An output port receives the variable length data unit and transfers the variable length data unit to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. SINDHU, Dennis C. FERGUSON, Bjorn O. LIENCRES, Nalini AGARWAL, Hann-Hwan JU, Raymond Marcelino Manese LIM, Rasoul Mirzazadeh OSKOUY, Sreeram VEERAGANDHAM
  • Patent number: 7545808
    Abstract: A network device switches variable length data units from a source to a destination in a network. An input port receives the variable length data unit and a divider divides the variable length data unit into uniform length data units for temporary storage in the network device. A distributed memory includes a plurality of physically separated memory banks addressable using a single virtual address space and an input switch streams the uniform length data units across the memory banks based on the virtual address space. The network device further includes an output switch for extracting the uniform length data units from the distributed memory by using addresses of the uniform length data units within the virtual address space. The output switch reassembles the uniform length data units to reconstruct the variable length data unit. An output port receives the variable length data unit and transfers the variable length data unit to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Publication number: 20090109975
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. SINDHU, Kireeti KOMPELLA, Dennis C. FERGUSON, Bjorn O. LIENCRES, Nalini AGARWAL, Hann-Hwan JU, Raymond Marcelino Manese LIM, Rasoul Mirzazadeh OSKOUY, Sreeram VEERAGANDHAM
  • Patent number: 7489699
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 7116660
    Abstract: A router for switching data packets from a source to a destination in a network in which the router includes a distributed memory. The distributed memory includes two or more memory banks. Each memory bank is used for storing uniform portions of a data packet received from a source and linking information for each data packet to allow for the extraction of the uniform portions of a data packet from distributed locations in memory in proper order after a routing determination has been made by the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 6917620
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network. The data packet includes a header portion and a data portion. The header portion includes routing information for the data packet. The method includes defining a data path in the router comprising a path through the router along which the data portion of the data packet travels and defining a control path comprising a path through the router along which routing information from the header portion travels. The method includes separating the data path and control path in the router such that the routing information can be separated from the data portion allowing for the separate processing of each in the router. The data portion can be stored in a global memory while routing decisions are made on the routing information in the control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Kireeti Kompella, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 6636518
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for synchronizing components operating isochronously that are coupled by independent links. The apparatus includes a synchronization circuit having a first and second buffer, each including an input port coupled to an external link, an output port, a read pointer and a write pointer. The read pointer indicates a next location in a respective buffer to be read in transferring data out on the output port. The write pointer indicates a next location in the respective buffer to be written when receiving data on the input port and is configured to automatically increment upon receipt of a first data bit on a respective external link. A trigger circuit is coupled to each link for receiving external trigger signals. Each external trigger signal is included along with data transmitted on the link and indicates when data is present on a respective link. A counter is coupled to the trigger circuit. The counter includes a trigger input and a predefined delay period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Juniper Networks
    Inventor: Bjorn O. Liencres
  • Publication number: 20030108056
    Abstract: A router for switching data packets from a source to a destination in a network in which the router includes a distributed memory. The distributed memory includes two or more memory banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Patent number: 6493347
    Abstract: A router for switching data packets from a source to a destination in a network in which the router includes a distributed memory. The distributed memory includes two or more memory banks. Each memory bank is used for storing uniform portions of a data packet received from a source and linking information for each data packet to allow for the extraction of the uniform portions of a data packet from distributed locations in memory in proper order after a routing determination has been made by the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres, Nalini Agarwal, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Sreeram Veeragandham
  • Publication number: 20010010692
    Abstract: A router for switching data packets from a source to a destination in a network in which the router includes a distributed memory. The distributed memory includes two or more memory banks. Each memory bank is used for storing uniform portions of a data packet received from a source and linking information for each data packet to allow for the extraction of the uniform portions of a data packet from distributed locations in memory in proper order after a routing determination has been made by the router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Applicant: JUNIPER NETWORKS
    Inventors: PRADEEP S. SINDHU, DENNIS C. FERGUSON, BJORN O. LIENCRES, NALINI AGARWAL, HANN-HWAN JU, RAYMOND MARCELINO MANESE LIM, RASOUL MIRZAZADEH OSKOUY, SREERAM VEERAGANDHAM
  • Patent number: 5905725
    Abstract: A router for switching a data packet between a source and destination in a network including a plurality of input ports each including a data handler. The data handler divides a data packet into one or more fixed length cells. The router includes a plurality of output ports at least one of which is for routing the data packet to the destination and a memory divided into a plurality of memory banks. A input switch receives fixed length cells from the input ports and writes a single cell in a cell slot time span to each memory bank. An output switch routes cells received from the memory to an appropriate output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Juniper Networks
    Inventors: Pradeep S. Sindhu, Ramalingam K. Anand, Dennis C. Ferguson, Bjorn O. Liencres
  • Patent number: 5765196
    Abstract: In a multiprocessor system having a shared memory, each central processor services copyback requests from other central processors. Each central processor has a writeback buffer along with a plurality of tag buffers and an associated snoop architecture for processing writeback and copyback commands. Each central processor includes a cache subsystem having a system interface, a main cache and an associated tag array. The system interface has an address controller and data controller, each having separate input and output queues for interfacing between the central processor and system control and data buses. The address controller includes a set of duplicate tags that mirror the tags associated with the main cache, and an auxiliary tag input buffer and auxiliary tag output buffer. The address controller has for each line in the output queue an associated pointer that indicates the location in the data controller where data is stored that is associated with output queued commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn O. Liencres, Ashok Singhal, David J. Broniarczyk