Global Patent Index - EP 0970429 A2

EP 0970429 A2 2000-01-12 - DISTRIBUTED SERVICE NETWORK

Title (en)

DISTRIBUTED SERVICE NETWORK

Title (de)

VERTEILTES DIENSTSNETZWERK

Title (fr)

RESEAU DE SERVICES A REPARTITION

Publication

EP 0970429 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98954080 A

Priority

  • CA 9801047 W
  • CA 2220578 A
  • CA 2220579 A
  • CA 2220580 A
  • CA 2220641 A
  • US 4113198 A
  • US 4113098 A
  • US 4112998 A
  • US 4112898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9925071A2] A distributed service network provides telecommnunications and other services to users via components and services at interconnected network regions. Each region maintains a record of the services and components available in the region and utilization of these services and/or components is obtained by reference to the record. New services and components can be added to the region by updating the record, and services and components can be removed from the region, for preventative maintenance, etc., by appropriately udpdating the record. Entries in the record can be ordered to determine the order in which like components and/or services are utilized and this order can be set according to the degree of utilization of region servers on which said services and/or components are installed. It is also possible to include services and/or components at other regions, which are accessible via a communications backbone, in the record of services and components in a region.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G09C 1/00 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04M 3/00 (2006.01); H04M 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 41/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9925071 A2 19990520; WO 9925071 A3 19991028; CN 1122230 C 20030924; CN 1250534 A 20000412; EP 0970429 A2 20000112; HK 1027184 A1 20040618; JP 2001510667 A 20010731

INPADOC legal status


2006-01-25 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050719

2005-04-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050308

2003-10-08 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED

2000-09-27 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: TRUDEAU, JOSEPH, JEAN-PAUL, DENIS

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: CRADDOCK, ARTHUR, JULIAN, PATTERSON

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KHUWAJA, RAMZAN, A.

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: ARMSTRONG, STEVE, MICHAEL

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: PARSONS, ERIC, WALTER

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MACFARLANE, IAN, ALEXANDER

2000-01-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990706

2000-01-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT