Resources Contact Us Home
Capacity management for data networks

Image Number 10 for United States Patent #7898947.

A method of processing capacity information is disclosed, The capacity information relates to data capacity in a data network in which a consumer circuit is carried on, and consumes bandwidth made available by, a bearer circuit. The method comprises storing, in a network information database, an entity representing the bearer circuit, and associating capacity information with the bearer circuit entity specifying a first bandwidth quantity defining a quantity of bandwidth made available by the bearer circuit. Also stored is an entity representing the consumer circuit, and capacity information is associated with the consumer circuit entity specifying a second bandwidth quantity defining a quantity of bandwidth allocated to the consumer circuit. The consumer capacity information is then associated with the bearer capacity information in the database to indicate that the second bandwidth quantity allocated to the consumer circuit is to be consumed from the first bandwidth quantity made available by the bearer circuit. The resulting capacity model can be used to support service provisioning, service assurance and SLA management, network engineering and network planning processes.

  Recently Added Patents
Storing hierarchical table as a markup language file
Plug housing
Portable electronic apparatus and control method thereof
Information acquiring apparatus and information acquiring method for acquiring mass-related information
Conversion of acyclic symmetrical olefins to higher and lower carbon number olefin products
System for enhancing expert-based computerized analysis of a set of digital documents and methods useful in conjunction therewith
Systems and methods for modifying utility usage
  Randomly Featured Patents
Medical device delivery system
Stabilization in device characteristics of a bipolar transistor that is included in a semiconductor device with a CMOSFET
Method of making tape transducer
Carbon nanotube based resonant-circuit sensor
Single-panel color image display apparatus and method thereof
Laser marking device
Prototyping station for atomic force microscope-assisted deposition of nanostructures
Nest for solitary bees
Air tube control for frozen dessert machine
Exposure recording device for scanning a recording medium with a light beam