Patents by Inventor Marcel Wiget

Marcel Wiget 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).

  • Publication number: 20190253774
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first communication interface configured to be communicatively coupled, via an optical line, to a network device that is disposed in an optical network using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). The apparatus also includes a second communication interface configured to be communicatively coupled to a router via an Ethernet connection. The apparatus also includes a signal generator operatively coupled to the first communication interface and the second communication interface. The signal generator is configured to generate an Ethernet signal representing at least one attribute of the optical line between the first communication interface and the network device. The second communication interface is configured to transmit the Ethernet signal to the router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gert GRAMMEL, Marcel WIGET
  • Publication number: 20140286335
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Patent number: 8782288
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Publication number: 20110317698
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Patent number: 8024474
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Blyden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Publication number: 20100228879
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: NORTEL NETWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Patent number: 7702808
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Patent number: 7660305
    Abstract: Data packets are transmitted from a network device having plural network interfaces. One of the plural network interfaces is designated for receiving data packets from a source address. First and second data packets are received from a device at the source address. It is determined if the second data packet was received over a network interface on the network device other than the designated network interface. If the second data packet was received over a network interface other than the designated network interface, it is determined if the first and second data packets were received within a predetermined period of time. If the first and second data packets were received within the predetermined period of time, the second data packet is discarded. If the first and second data packets were not received within the predetermined period of time, the second data packet is transmitted from the network device and a forwarding table on the network device is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Simon Bryden
  • Patent number: 6931016
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of managing a virtual private network having a set of network devices maintains a network device memory set for storing a set of network device identifiers that identifies each of the set of network device. More particularly, a request to join the virtual private network is received from a given network device having a given network device identifier that identifies the given network device. The set of network device identifiers then is retrieved from the network device memory set to identify all network devices in the set of network devices. A notify message then is forwarded to each of the set of network devices, and a join message is forwarded to the given network device. The notify message includes the given network device identifier, while the join message includes the set of network device identifiers. The given network device identifier then is stored in the network device memory set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Loa Andersson, Marcel Wiget, Tove Madsen
  • Patent number: 6717944
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for allocating virtual circuits in a communication network allocates a virtual circuit for a particular device, establishes a tunnel for communicating with a second device, and maps the virtual circuit to the tunnel based upon an address resolution request received over either the virtual circuit or the tunnel. Protocol messages received over the virtual circuit are forwarded over the corresponding tunnel. Protocol messages received over the tunnal are forwarded over the corresponding virtual circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Bryden, Robert Pluim, Marcel Wiget, Geoffrey A. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20040030804
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson
  • Patent number: 6640251
    Abstract: A Multicast-Enabled Address Resolution Protocol (ME-ARP) is disclosed. This ME-ARP allows the building of independent IP based Virtual Private LAN segments (VPLS) over a multicast enabled IP backbone using stateless tunnels and optimal VPLS traffic forwarding. Each VPLS has an associated IP subnet which is completely independent from other VPLS or the underlying IP backbone itself. Each Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device needs only to be configured with a VPLS identifier and its serving IP subnet per VPLS designated interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Wiget, Robert Pluim, Simon David Bryden, Geoffrey Mattson