Patents by Inventor Dennis T. Ching

Dennis T. Ching 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: 4545011
    Abstract: A network control and test system for application to data communications networks. In a first mode of operation, the system learns the network configuration automatically and builds a table describing the network configuration. In a second mode of operation, the system automatically monitors the status of the network and each of its component units, periodically polling the network for changes of status and updating the information in the network configuration table to reflect such changes. In a third mode of operation, selective sites in the network may be tested under control of the system at previously selected and entered times of day, at which times previously chosen tests are performed without the need for operator intervention. In a fourth mode, an operator can manually command the system to perform certain tests and control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Infinet Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Lyon, Robert E. Huettner, Jerry L. Holsinger, Don I. Falkenstein, Imtiaz Piracha, Dennis T. Ching
  • Patent number: 4545013
    Abstract: A network control and test system for application to data communications networks. In a first mode of operation, the system learns the network configuration automatically and builds a table describing the network configuration. In a second mode of operation, the system automatically monitors the status of the network and each of its component units, periodically polling the network for changes of status and updating the information in the network configuration table to reflect such changes. In a third mode of operation, selective sites in the network may be tested under control of the system at previously selected and entered times of day, at which times previously chosen tests are performed without the need for operator intervention. In a fourth mode, an operator can manually command the system to perform certain tests and control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Infinet Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Lyon, Robert E. Huettner, Jerry L. Holsinger, Don I. Falkenstein, Imtiaz Piracha, Dennis T. Ching