Patents by Inventor Gnanaprakasam Pandian

Gnanaprakasam Pandian 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: 9369304
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a subnet-scoped multicast packet is received on an interface of a forwarding device that is connected to a host device of a subnet of a forwarding domain. The received subnet-scoped multicast packet is transmitted from one or more other interfaces of the forwarding device that are connected to one or more other host devices of the subnet. The received subnet-scoped multicast packet is also encapsulated with an additional header. The encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet is forwarded from the forwarding device to an intermediate router which routes the encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet to one or more other forwarding devices configured to decapsulate the encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet and transmit the decapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet to one or more connected host devices of an additional portion of the subnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, James Rivers, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Pauline Shuen, Scott Emery
  • Patent number: 8705528
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a subnet-scoped multicast packet is received on an interface of a forwarding device that is connected to a host device of a subnet of a forwarding domain. The received subnet-scoped multicast packet is transmitted from one or more other interfaces of the forwarding device that are connected to one or more other host devices of the subnet. The received subnet-scoped multicast packet is also encapsulated with an additional header. The encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet is forwarded from the forwarding device to an intermediate router which routes the encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet to one or more other forwarding devices configured to decapsulate the encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet and transmit the decapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet to one or more connected host devices of an additional portion of the subnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, James Rivers, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Pauline Shuen, Scott Emery
  • Patent number: 8644137
    Abstract: Method and system for providing dynamic configuration of link redundancy in data network based on detection of dynamic changes in the network topology including the steps of detecting data network topology, determining a number of data paths from a node in the data network topology to each of a respective pair of peer nodes coupled to the node by a corresponding interface, determining a data path in the data network topology between the peer nodes, calculating a set of nodes reachable via each interface coupled to the node and the respective peer node in the data network topology, and comparing the set of calculated nodes is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Navindra Yadav, Shree Murthy, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Murali Duvvury, Sudhakar Padavala
  • Patent number: 8542681
    Abstract: Method and system for providing dynamic network data traffic monitoring including monitoring a data network, detecting a change in the data network, initiating a span session based on the detected change in the data network, and dynamically modifying network configuration based on the detected change in the data network is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Navindra Yadav, Shree Murthy, Gnanaprakasam Pandian
  • Patent number: 8532070
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handoff of a wireless client from a first network device to a second network device in a wired network are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving data from a new wireless client at the second network device and transmitting a request for a route update for the new wireless client to the wired network. Prior to network convergence for the route update, data traffic for the new wireless client is received from the first network device and forwarded to the new wireless client. Context information for the new wireless client is transmitted from the second network device to other network devices in a proximity group of the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Navindra Yadav, Sheausong Yang, Bhanu Gopalasetty, Senthil Arunachalam
  • Patent number: 8320567
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing encrypted wireless station data at a network device includes receiving from an access point, one or more frames comprising wireless station data fragmented into a plurality of encrypted protocol data units. The frames are configured to identify the encrypted protocol units associated with the wireless station data. The method further includes decrypting the encrypted protocol data units and forwarding the wireless station data. An apparatus for processing encrypted wireless station data, a method for transmitting encrypted multicast data for a wireless client, and a method for processing encrypted wireless station data at an access point are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, Sheausong Yang, Senthil Arunachalam, Bhanu Gopalasetty, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120207160
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a subnet-scoped multicast packet is received on an interface of a forwarding device that is connected to a host device of a subnet of a forwarding domain. The received subnet-scoped multicast packet is transmitted from one or more other interfaces of the forwarding device that are connected to one or more other host devices of the subnet. The received subnet-scoped multicast packet is also encapsulated with an additional header. The encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet is forwarded from the forwarding device to an intermediate router which routes the encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet to one or more other forwarding devices configured to decapsulate the encapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet and transmit the decapsulated subnet-scoped multicast packet to one or more connected host devices of an additional portion of the subnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, James Rivers, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Pauline Shuen, Scott Emery
  • Patent number: 8208463
    Abstract: In one embodiment, receiving a data packet in a data forwarding domain, encapsulating a header to the received data packet, and routing the encapsulated data packet in the data forwarding domain over a distribution tree are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, James Rivers, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Pauline Shuen, Scott Emery
  • Patent number: 7995498
    Abstract: A method and system provides dynamic configuration of network elements using hierarchical inheritance. The method includes monitoring a data network, detecting a change associated with a configuration of the data network, identifying one or more member groups affected by the detected change, and modifying the network configuration for the one or more member groups in the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Navindra Yadav, Shree Murthy, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Murali Duvvury, Sudhakar Padavala
  • Publication number: 20110010449
    Abstract: Method and system for providing dynamic network data traffic monitoring including monitoring a data network, detecting a change in the data network, initiating a span session based on the detected change in the data network, and dynamically modifying network configuration based on the detected change in the data network is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Navindra Yadav, Shree Murthy, Gnanaprakasam Pandian
  • Patent number: 7822027
    Abstract: In one embodiment, detecting data traffic from a host device in a data forwarding domain, injecting a host route associated with the detected data traffic, and updating a forwarding table associated with the host route are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, James Rivers, Scott Emery, Pauline Shuen, Murali Duvvury
  • Patent number: 7804832
    Abstract: Method and system for providing dynamic network data traffic monitoring including monitoring a data network, detecting a change in the data network, initiating a span session based on the detected change in the data network, and dynamically modifying network configuration based on the detected change in the data network is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Navindra Yadav, Shree Murthy, Gnanaprakasam Pandian
  • Patent number: 7719959
    Abstract: In one embodiment a switch has active and standby LAYER 2 switch interfaces coupled, respectively, to device interfaces of first and second LAYER 2/LAYER 3 network devices. The active switch interface is configured to forward all egress traffic and accept all ingress traffic and the standby switch interface is configured to forward only IGMP messages and configured to block all ingress traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vipul Shah, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Vamsi Mohan Kodavanty, Arun Sastry
  • Patent number: 7688716
    Abstract: One embodiment in accordance with the invention is a method that includes detecting a failure in a ring network and transmitting a multicast message across the ring network that includes information regarding the failure. Additionally, a new ring master of the ring network is designated. Furthermore, a ring port coupled to the failure is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Moni Pande, Jie Cheng Jiang, Navindra Yadav, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Pauline Shuen
  • Publication number: 20080259913
    Abstract: In one embodiment a switch has active and standby LAYER 2 switch interfaces coupled, respectively, to device interfaces of first and second LAYER 2/LAYER 3 network devices. The active switch interface is configured to forward all egress traffic and accept all ingress traffic and the standby switch interface is configured to forward only IGMP messages and configured to block all ingress traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Vipul Shah, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Vamsi Mohan Kodavanty, Arun Sastry
  • Publication number: 20080165968
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing encrypted wireless station data at a network device includes receiving from an access point, one or more frames comprising wireless station data fragmented into a plurality of encrypted protocol data units. The frames are configured to identify the encrypted protocol units associated with the wireless station data. The method further includes decrypting the encrypted protocol data units and forwarding the wireless station data. An apparatus for processing encrypted wireless station data, a method for transmitting encrypted multicast data for a wireless client, and a method for processing encrypted wireless station data at an access point are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, Sheausong Yang, Senthil Arunachalam, Bhanu Gopalasetty, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20080146230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handoff of a wireless client from a first network device to a second network device in a wired network are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving data from a new wireless client at the second network device and transmitting a request for a route update for the new wireless client to the wired network. Prior to network convergence for the route update, data traffic for the new wireless client is received from the first network device and forwarded to the new wireless client. Context information for the new wireless client is transmitted from the second network device to other network devices in a proximity group of the second network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Navindra Yadav, Sheausong Yang, Bhanu Gopalasetty, Senthil Arunachalam
  • Patent number: 7369547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to group restart in switched ATM networks. In accordance a method of one embodiment of the present invention, a first network switch receives a message (e.g., a call setup message) at one of a plurality of interfaces to the first network switch. This first network switch reads data (e.g., a group identifier) contained in the message. In response, the first network switch generates first modified data as a function of both the data of the message and first interface identifier data. The first interface identifier data corresponds to or identifies the interface at which the first network switch received the message. The first network switch replaces the data in the message with the first modified data thereby creating a first modified message. Lastly, the first network switch outputs the first modified message from another of the plurality of interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Karthikeyan Ramachandran, Venkatesh Janakiraman
  • Publication number: 20080084888
    Abstract: In one embodiment, detecting data traffic from a host device in a data forwarding domain, injecting a host route associated with the detected data traffic, and updating a forwarding table associated with the host route are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, James Rivers, Scott Emery, Pauline Shuen, Murali Duvvury
  • Publication number: 20070189157
    Abstract: Method and system for providing dynamic configuration of link redundancy in data network based on detection of dynamic changes in the network topology including the steps of detecting data network topology, determining a number of data paths from a node in the data network topology to each of a respective pair of peer nodes coupled to the node by a corresponding interface, determining a data path in the data network topology between the peer nodes, calculating a set of nodes reachable via each interface coupled to the node and the respective peer node in the data network topology, and comparing the set of calculated nodes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Navindra Yadav, Shree Murthy, Gnanaprakasam Pandian, Murali Duvvury, Sudhakar Padavala