Patents by Inventor Kalpana Ravichandran

Kalpana Ravichandran 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: 5835720
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for discovering devices on a network. Active devices can be discovered in ARP tables from routers on the network. Pings can then be sent to the active devices for verification, or pings can be sent to devices at other addresses on the network. Devices can also be discovered by sending a batch of pings to addresses on the network and monitoring responses from those addresses over an interval. After the interval elapses, another batch of pings can be sent. The devices can be discovered by a host on the network or by a network manager. The network manager can add the discovered devices to a network topology database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Nelson, Leonard Janze, Kalpana Ravichandran, Govindarajan Rangarajan