Patents Assigned to Kaloom Inc.
  • Patent number: 10979300
    Abstract: Computing device and methods for performing synchronization and resynchronization of networking information with a server. During standard operations, local networking data discovered by the computing device are transmitted to the server, and server networking data (discovered by the server) are received from the server. Upon occurrence of a pre-defined event at the computing device preventing exchange of information between the computing device and the server, a resynchronization of the local networking data and server networking data is performed. The synchronization and resynchronization mechanisms are based on unique version numbers respectively generated by the computing device and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Lefebvre, Daniel Richer, Harsimrandeep Singh Pabla
  • Patent number: 10979247
    Abstract: Computing devices and methods for transmitting and receiving optimized tunneling IP packets. At the entry point of a tunnel, an IP packet comprising at least one header is received. If data comprised in one of the at least one header of the received IP packet are redundant with data comprised in one or more tunneling header of a tunneling IP packet, then the redundant header is removed from the received IP packet. The tunneling IP packet encapsulating the received IP packet (with its redundant header removed) is transmitted. A header removal field is positioned in the tunneling IP packet to indicate the positive determination of redundancy. At the exit point of the tunnel, the tunneling IP packet is received. The header removal field and the one or more tunneling header of the tunneling IP packet are used for identifying the previous determination of redundancy and recreating the removed header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Patent number: 10924454
    Abstract: Computing device and method for generating a fabric-wide IPv6 address in a data center comprising a plurality of fabrics. A configuration file is stored in a memory of a computing device. The configuration file comprises an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) base prefix and a fabric identifier. A processing unit of the computing device determines a host identifier. The processing unit generates an IPv6 prefix, by combining the IPv6 base prefix stored in the configuration file and the fabric identifier stored in the configuration file. The processing unit generates an IPv6 address, by combining the IPv6 prefix and the host identifier. The processing unit further advertises the generated IPv6 address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KALOOM INC.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Publication number: 20210006499
    Abstract: Method and computing devices for enforcing packet order based on packet marking. Upon occurrence of a link failure, a first device reallocates traffic initially forwarded through the failed link to an alternative link and marks the reallocated traffic with a first flag. Upon recovery of the failed link, the reallocated traffic is forwarded again through the recovered link and marked with a second flag different from the first flag. A second device calculates a reference inter-packet time for received traffic marked with the first flag. For received traffic marked with the second flag, the second device calculates a current inter-packet time. The current inter-packet time is compared with the reference inter-packet time, to determine if the traffic marked with the second flag shall be forwarded immediately or if the forwarding shall be delayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: KALOOM INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Mohamed BAHNASY, Per ANDERSSON
  • Publication number: 20200403874
    Abstract: Server and methods for performing synchronization and resynchronization of networking information with client devices. During standard operations, client networking data discovered by a given client device are received by the server from the given client device, stored by the server, and forwarded by the server to other client devices. Client networking data from the other client devices received and stored by the server are forwarded to the given client device. Upon occurrence of a pre-defined event at the given client device preventing exchange of information between the given client device and the server, a resynchronization of the client networking data is performed between the given client device and the server. The synchronization and resynchronization mechanisms are based on unique version numbers respectively generated by the server and the given client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: KALOOM INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey LEFEBVRE, Daniel RICHER, Harsimrandeep Singh PABLA
  • Publication number: 20200403873
    Abstract: Computing device and methods for performing synchronization and resynchronization of networking information with a server. During standard operations, local networking data discovered by the computing device are transmitted to the server, and server networking data (discovered by the server) are received from the server. Upon occurrence of a pre-defined event at the computing device preventing exchange of information between the computing device and the server, a resynchronization of the local networking data and server networking data is performed. The synchronization and resynchronization mechanisms are based on unique version numbers respectively generated by the computing device and the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: KALOOM INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey LEFEBVRE, Daniel RICHER, Harsimrandeep Singh PABLA
  • Patent number: 10873500
    Abstract: Computing device (located in a fabric of a data center) and method for generating a link IPv6 address. The computing device determines a local node identifier and a local link identifier for a communication interface of the computing device. The computing device receives from a remote computing device a remote node identifier and a remote link identifier for a remote communication interface of the remote computing device. Based on a comparison of the local and remote node identifiers, the link IPv6 address is generated by using an IPv6 base prefix, the local node identifier, the remote node identifier, the local link identifier, the remote link identifier, and an indicator that the local node identifier is greater or lower than the remote node identifier. A network configuration of the computing device is performed by generating a fabric-wide IPv6 address and one or more link IPv6 address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Patent number: 10673695
    Abstract: Method and computing device performing a fabric deployment in a data center. The computing device stores a configuration file comprising first and second IPv6 base prefixes, and a fabric identifier. The computing device generates a host identifier, a fabric-wide IPv6 prefix by combining the first IPv6 base prefix and the fabric identifier, and a fabric-wide IPv6 address by combining the fabric-wide IPv6 prefix and the host identifier. The computing device determines a local node identifier and a local link identifier for a communication interface of the computing device. The computing device performs a (secure) neighbor discovery procedure for determining a remote node identifier and a remote link identifier for a communication interface of a remote computing device. The computing device generates a link IPv6 address based on the second IPv6 base prefix and at least some of: the local node and link identifiers, and the remote node and link identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KALOOM INC.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Publication number: 20200036553
    Abstract: Computing devices and methods for transmitting and receiving optimized tunneling IP packets. At the entry point of a tunnel, an IP packet comprising at least one header is received. If data comprised in one of the at least one header of the received IP packet are redundant with data comprised in one or more tunneling header of a tunneling IP packet, then the redundant header is removed from the received IP packet. The tunneling IP packet encapsulating the received IP packet (with its redundant header removed) is transmitted. A header removal field is positioned in the tunneling IP packet to indicate the positive determination of redundancy. At the exit point of the tunnel, the tunneling IP packet is received. The header removal field and the one or more tunneling header of the tunneling IP packet are used for identifying the previous determination of redundancy and recreating the removed header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: KALOOM INC.
    Inventors: Per ANDERSSON, Benoit TREMBLAY, Suresh KRISHNAN, Laurent MARCHAND
  • Publication number: 20190288861
    Abstract: Computing devices and method for performing a secure neighbor discovery. A local computing device transmits an encrypted local node identifier and an encrypted local challenge to a remote computing device. The remote computing device generates a local challenge response based on the local challenge; and transmits an encrypted remote node identifier and an encrypted local challenge response to the local computing device. The local computing device determines that the received local challenge response corresponds to an expected local challenge response generated based on the local challenge. The remote computing device further transmits an encrypted remote challenge. The local computing device generates a remote challenge response based on the remote challenge; and transmits an encrypted remote challenge response to the remote computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Publication number: 20190281017
    Abstract: Computing device and method for generating a fabric-wide IPv6 address in a data center comprising a plurality of fabrics. A configuration file is stored in a memory of a computing device. The configuration file comprises an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) base prefix and a fabric identifier. A processing unit of the computing device determines a host identifier. The processing unit generates an IPv6 prefix, by combining the IPv6 base prefix stored in the configuration file and the fabric identifier stored in the configuration file. The processing unit generates an IPv6 address, by combining the IPv6 prefix and the host identifier. The processing unit further advertises the generated IPv6 address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Publication number: 20190280921
    Abstract: Method and computing device performing a fabric deployment in a data center. The computing device stores a configuration file comprising first and second IPv6 base prefixes, and a fabric identifier. The computing device generates a host identifier, a fabric-wide IPv6 prefix by combining the first IPv6 base prefix and the fabric identifier, and a fabric-wide IPv6 address by combining the fabric-wide IPv6 prefix and the host identifier. The computing device determines a local node identifier and a local link identifier for a communication interface of the computing device. The computing device performs a (secure) neighbor discovery procedure for determining a remote node identifier and a remote link identifier for a communication interface of a remote computing device. The computing device generates a link IPv6 address based on the second IPv6 base prefix and at least some of: the local node and link identifiers, and the remote node and link identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Publication number: 20190280922
    Abstract: Computing device (located in a fabric of a data center) and method for generating a link IPv6 address. The computing device determines a local node identifier and a local link identifier for a communication interface of the computing device. The computing device receives from a remote computing device a remote node identifier and a remote link identifier for a remote communication interface of the remote computing device. Based on a comparison of the local and remote node identifiers, the link IPv6 address is generated by using an IPv6 base prefix, the local node identifier, the remote node identifier, the local link identifier, the remote link identifier, and an indicator that the local node identifier is greater or lower than the remote node identifier. A network configuration of the computing device is performed by generating a fabric-wide IPv6 address and one or more link IPv6 address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand