Patents by Inventor Kevin William Brandon

Kevin William Brandon 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: 7031316
    Abstract: A content processor is described that is able to scan the contents of entire data packets including header and payload information. The content processor includes a queue engine operable to reorder out of order data packets and reassemble fragmented data packets. The queue engine sends the reordered and reassembled data packets to the context engine, which schedules the packets to be scanned. The packets are scanned by the content scanning engine using one or more string memories and one or more leaf string memories. The string memories are used by the content scanning engine to determine if there is a potential match between the data packet being scanned and any of the strings contained in database of known strings. If a potential match is identified, whether or not there is an exact match is determined using the leaf string memories and the leaf string compare engine. The scanning of the data packet results in a conclusion being generated by the content scanning engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Netrake Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Maher, III, Aswinkumar Vishanji Rana, Milton Andre Lie, Kevin William Brandon, Mark Warden Hervin, Corey Alan Garrow
  • Patent number: 6654373
    Abstract: A content aware network device is described that is able to scan the contents of entire data packets including header and payload information. The network device includes a physical interface for converting analog network signal into bit streams and vise versa. The bit stream from the physical interface is sent to a traffic flow scanning processor that may be, but is not necessarily, divided into a header processor and a payload analyzer. The header processor scans the header information from each data packet, which is used to determine routing information and session identification. The payload analyzer scans the data packet's payload and matches the payload against a database of known strings. The payload analyzer is able to scan across packet boundaries and to scan for strings of variable and arbitrary length. Once the payload has been scanned the network device can operate on the data packet based on the results of the payload analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Netrake Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Maher, III, Victor A. Bennett, Aswinkumar Vishanji Rana, Milton Andre Lie, Kevin William Brandon, Mark Warden Hervin, Corey Alan Garrow
  • Publication number: 20020105910
    Abstract: A content processor is described that is able to scan the contents of entire data packets including header and payload information. The content processor includes a queue engine operable to reorder out of order data packets and reassemble fragmented data packets. The queue engine sends the reordered and reassembled data packets to the context engine, which schedules the packets to be scanned. The packets are scanned by the content scanning engine using one or more string memories and one or more leaf string memories. The string memories are used by the content scanning engine to determine if there is a potential match between the data packet being scanned and any of the strings contained in database of known strings. If a potential match is identified, whether or not there is an exact match is determined using the leaf string memories and the leaf string compare engine. The scanning of the data packet results in a conclusion being generated by the content scanning engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Maher, Aswinkumar Vishanji Rana, Milton Andre Lie, Kevin William Brandon, Mark Warden Hervin, Corey Alan Garrow
  • Patent number: 6381242
    Abstract: A content processor is described that is able to scan the contents of entire data packets including header and payload information. The content processor includes a queue engine operable to reorder out of order data packets and reassemble fragmented data packets. The queue engine sends the reordered and reassembled data packets to the context engine, which schedules the packets to be scanned. The packets are scanned by the content scanning engine using one or more string memories and one or more leaf string memories. The string memories are used by the content scanning engine to determine if there is a potential match between the data packet being scanned and any of the strings contained in database of known strings. If a potential match is identified, whether or not there is an exact match is determined using the leaf string memories and the leaf string compare engine. The scanning of the data packet results in a conclusion being generated by the content scanning engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Netrake Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Maher, III, Aswinkumar Vishanji Rana, Milton Andre Lie, Kevin William Brandon, Mark Warden Hervin, Corey Alan Garrow