Patents by Inventor Dominic L. Ruffatto

Dominic L. Ruffatto 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: 5948055
    Abstract: An internet monitoring system efficiently discovers topology data of a network by utilizing a distributed object model. The topology data represents the devices and interconnections of the network and can be used to display various conceptual views of the network at a management station. In accordance with the internet monitoring system, different sets of topology data are discovered with corresponding sets of computer-based stations, such as management stations or collection stations, by discovering the topology at respective regions of the network. Further, the different sets of topology data can be combined at a management station to derive a global view of the network. Both management and remote stations include a layout mechanism for receiving topology data and driving the output device based upon the topology data and a discovery mechanism for discovering and storing the topology data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Eric A. Pulsipher, Darren D. Smith, Dominic L. Ruffatto