Patents by Inventor James Stewart McCormick

James Stewart McCormick 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: 9438515
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for monitoring resource utilization within a connection oriented switch. An operator defines a utilization threshold in terms of percentage of maximum capacity, and a connection resource tracker determines whether utilization of specified resources within the switch have exceeded this threshold. The switch then either sends a report to the operator identifying all such resources, or generates an alarm, revealing sources of congestion within the switch without requiring the operator to manually query each resource. The method and apparatus can alternatively be used to monitor for underutilization of resources. The method and apparatus allow rapid diagnostic and simplified monitoring of connection oriented switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: James Stewart McCormick, Wei Gu
  • Patent number: 7502447
    Abstract: A method and device for recording call failure information in a data transmission system is provided. The failure logs generated in response to a failure event include a failure type and a first timestamp. A log record is created for a first failure log based on the failure type, and storied in a log record storage. Whenever a further failure log is generated in response to the same failure event, the further failure log includes said failure type and a current timestamp, so that it will receive the same identifier. The log record is updated to document the current timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: James Stewart McCormick, David Ker, Kulpreet Singh Badial