Global Patent Index - EP 1258103 A2

EP 1258103 A2 2002-11-20 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NETWORK DATA MODELING

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NETWORK DATA MODELING

Title (de)

GERÄT UND VERFAHREN FÜR NETZDATENFORMUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE MODELISATION DE DONNEES RESEAU

Publication

EP 1258103 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01909154 A

Priority

  • US 0104513 W
  • US 51157900 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0163447A2] A method and apparatus for modeling the configuration of a complex network is provided. The method consists of providing information about entities that comprise a network, identifying one or more entities as either a node or an edge, defining a set of layers composed of nodes and edges. Each layer has at least one node, wherein any of the nodes or edges may be a member of only one layer. The edges contained within any individual layer must terminate at exactly two nodes that are also contained within that same layer. An apparatus in the form of a computer system is also provided. The computer system has a database that contains the attributes of the specific network entities (be they nodes or edges) and stores them in such a manner that each network entity can be entered only once and only within the framework of the method described herein. The database can be relational, object, or object-relational. Input and output media are also provided to enable a user to load and retrieve information about the network configuration in a convenient manner.

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

H04L 12/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/00 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 41/0853 (2013.01); H04L 41/12 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0163447A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0163447 A2 20010830; WO 0163447 A3 20020418; AU 3693901 A 20010903; EP 1258103 A2 20021120; JP 2001251301 A 20010914

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-08 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041206

2004-09-08 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040727

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020827

2002-11-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI