Patents by Inventor James Anthony Aviani, Jr.

James Anthony Aviani, Jr. 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: 7720997
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a service request received from a client are disclosed. When a service request is received, a plurality of packets are transmitted, where each of the plurality of packets identify a different type of service via which to send the corresponding packet. In addition, a mapping of each different type of service to an IP address is preferably maintained, thereby enabling the service request to be processed via an IP address associated with a type of service identified in a first one of the plurality of packets to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Alan Gourlay, James Anthony Aviani, Jr., Tim Sylvester, Robert Horst Starmer, Lincoln T. Dale
  • Patent number: 6594260
    Abstract: Before sending a connection setup packet, a client sends a heads up packet (HUP) toward the server from which the client is requesting data. The HUP contains information about the data that the client is requesting. Recipient servers along the path between the client and the requested server decode the HUP. If the recipient servers know of a more convenient source for the requested data, the setup and heads up packets are modified to point to the more convenient source and are forwarded in the source's direction. HUPs are designed to be ignored by recipient servers not designed to decode them. In this way, HUPS can operate over existing networks. HUPs are designed to be small, to facilitate quick decoding and ensure the HUP is not fragmented. A HUP includes an indication of the setup packet about whose connection it has data. If a server receives the HUP but not the associated setup packet, the server will drop the HUP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James Anthony Aviani, Jr., Frederick Jurgens Baker, Ulana Maria Sonia Legedza