Patent Number: 6,311,222

Title: Translator memory management system

Abstract: An apparatus for translating a message between a first transmission protocol to a second transmission protocol limits buffer sizes for storing incoming and outcoming message data. To that end, each message has a message size that is no larger than a maximum message size, and the first protocol transports message data with message envelopes having an envelope size that is no larger than a maximum envelope size. The apparatus further includes a first protocol interface for interfacing with first protocol devices that communicate via the first protocol, a second protocol interface for interfacing with second protocol devices that communicate via the second protocol, and control logic that couples the first protocol interface with the second protocol interface.

Inventors: Crump; Richard (Boston, MA), Doong; Janet (Chelmsford, MA), Leary; Mark F. (Franklin, MA)

Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04L 29/08 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018