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    United States Patent  8,223,716  Ohba ,   et al.   July 17, 2012 


    Assisted proactive IP address acquisition


    The present invention relates to reducing the time required to provide an IP address to a mobile node by pro-actively obtaining IP addresses, through the use of PANA-assisted pro-active IP address acquisition, IKEv2-assisted proactive IP address acquisition, or by pro-active IP address acquisition using DHCP only.


    Inventors:  Ohba; Yoshihiro (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), Lopez; Rafael Marin (Morcia, ES)  Assignee: Toshiba America Research, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) Telcordia Technologies, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ)   Appl. No.:  11/567,134 Filed:  December 5, 2006