Patents by Inventor Bhalaji NARAYANAN

Bhalaji NARAYANAN has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10225169
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for autonomous relay of statistics from a network device to a network controller of a software-defined networking (SDN) network are described. The network controller is operative to transmit a message including a statistics profile, where the statistics profile includes a type of data to be collected associated with a behavior of a flow at the network device and a set of one or more criteria; where the message causes the network device to transmit a statistics message associated with one or more flows when the one or more flows satisfy at least one criterion from the set of one or more criteria, where the statistics message includes data collected at the network device associated with a behavior of the one or more flows as identified by the type of data to be collected included in the statistics profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bhalaji Narayanan, Muthukumaran Kothandaraman, Shuva Jyoti Kar
  • Publication number: 20180367414
    Abstract: A method for performing network analysis comprising: receiving telemetry information for a computer network, the telemetry information comprising network device state information for internetworking devices in the computer network and network traffic flow information for data packet flows through the computer network; transforming the telemetry information into a temporal graph that is digitally stored in computer memory; receiving, from a client computing device, a request for network analytics information for the computer network; in response to receiving the request for network analytics information, generating network analytics information for the computer network based on the temporal graph and sending the network analytics information to the client computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Raghavendra, Bhalaji Narayanan
  • Publication number: 20180365336
    Abstract: A method for performing network analysis comprising: receiving telemetry information for a computer network, the telemetry information comprising network device state information for internetworking devices in the computer network and network traffic flow information for data packet flows through the computer network; transforming the telemetry information into a temporal graph that is digitally stored in computer memory, wherein the temporal graph comprises a plurality of graph elements include a plurality of vertices and a plurality of edges, each of the vertices representing an internetworking device, each of the edges representing one or more portions of a data packet flow; digitally storing graph element metadata corresponding to the plurality of graph elements in a structured format, the graph element metadata comprising temporal data for each graph element of the plurality of graph elements, the temporal data comprising a modification time value specifying a modification time that is associated with ea
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Raghavendra, Bhalaji Narayanan
  • Patent number: 9742657
    Abstract: A method, in a network controller of a control plane in a software defined network (SDN) coupled to a network element (NE) of a data plane in the SDN, of resynchronizing forwarding table entries of the NE according to forwarding table entries of the network controller is disclosed. The method includes causing the NE to update a first subset of forwarding table entries from a set of one or more of forwarding table entries to include a post-synchronization indicator. The method continues with causing the NE to delete, following the update of the first subset of forwarding table entries, a second subset of zero or more forwarding table entries from the set of forwarding table entries, where each forwarding table entry from the second subset includes a pre-synchronization indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bhalaji Narayanan, Shuva Jyoti Kar, V L N Mehar Simhadri
  • Publication number: 20170149640
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for autonomous relay of statistics from a network device to a network controller of a software-defined networking (SDN) network are described. The network controller is operative to transmit a message including a statistics profile, where the statistics profile includes a type of data to be collected associated with a behavior of a flow at the network device and a set of one or more criteria; where the message causes the network device to transmit a statistics message associated with one or more flows when the one or more flows satisfy at least one criterion from the set of one or more criteria, where the statistics message includes data collected at the network device associated with a behavior of the one or more flows as identified by the type of data to be collected included in the statistics profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Bhalaji NARAYANAN, Muthukumaran KOTHANDARAMAN, Shuva Jyoti KAR
  • Publication number: 20170070416
    Abstract: A method in a network controller coupled to a network device of a software defined network (SDN), of modifying forwarding table entries of the network device is described. The method includes constructing a first message including a flow profile associated with a plurality of flows and an install profile command, where the flow profile includes a flow profile identifier, and a set of default parameter values that are common for the plurality of flows. The method continues with causing the network device to install the flow profile associated with the plurality of flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Bhalaji NARAYANAN, Periyasamy PALANISAMY, Shuva Jyoti KAR, Amudhan GUNASEKARAN, Sasidharan S. SAMBASIVAM
  • Patent number: 9590898
    Abstract: A method in a network controller of a control plane in a software defined network (SDN) coupled to a plurality of network elements (NEs) of a data plane in the SDN is described. The method includes causing the plurality of NEs to install one or more packet handling rules for a selected type of packet so that the NEs forward only a subset of data for each packet of the selected type to the network controller. The method further includes receiving the subset of data for each packet of the selected type and composing a whole packet of the selected type that includes the subset of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Amudhan Gunasekaran, Bhalaji Narayanan, Periyasamy Palanisamy, Sasidharan Sambasivam
  • Publication number: 20160352613
    Abstract: A method, in a network controller of a control plane in a software defined network (SDN) coupled to a network element (NE) of a data plane in the SDN, of resynchronizing forwarding table entries of the NE according to forwarding table entries of the network controller is disclosed. The method includes causing the NE to update a first subset of forwarding table entries from a set of one or more of forwarding table entries to include a post-synchronization indicator. The method continues with causing the NE to delete, following the update of the first subset of forwarding table entries, a second subset of zero or more forwarding table entries from the set of forwarding table entries, where each forwarding table entry from the second subset includes a pre-synchronization indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Bhalaji NARAYANAN, Shuva Jyoti KAR, V L N Mehar SIMHADRI
  • Publication number: 20160241467
    Abstract: A method in a network controller of a control plane in a software defined network (SDN) coupled to a plurality of network elements (NEs) of a data plane in the SDN is described. The method includes causing the plurality of NEs to install one or more packet handling rules for a selected type of packet so that the NEs forward only a subset of data for each packet of the selected type to the network controller. The method further includes receiving the subset of data for each packet of the selected type and composing a whole packet of the selected type that includes the subset of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Amudhan GUNASEKARAN, Bhalaji NARAYANAN, Periyasamy PALANISAMY, Sasidharan SAMBASIVAM