Packet Switching System Or Element Patents (Class 370/218)
  • Patent number: 11218397
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor, a first interface configured to connect to a bus of the apparatus, a second interface configured to communicate over a packet network, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to, in a first operational mode, exchange data between the processor and one or more remote devices over the packet network, via the second interface, and in a second operational mode, monitor the bus using the first interface, detect a predefined trigger event occurring on the bus and, in response to detecting the trigger event, log one or more transactions on the bus that are adjacent to the trigger event and generate one or more protocol-analysis packets comprising at least part of the logged transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Paneah, Yoni Galezer, Vladimir Vainer
  • Patent number: 11193969
    Abstract: A material medium, such as an optical fiber or electrical cable, is used to carry services. The material medium is monitored with at least one diagnostic sensor. The diagnostic sensor may measure the operational health of the material medium, or may measure local environmental conditions around the material medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Constance J. Coty, Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Patent number: 11190592
    Abstract: A communication network on board a vehicle is a deterministic switched Ethernet network using virtual links, including a set of subscriber devices and a set of switches in which communications are performed redundantly. To manage redundancy, each data frame transmitted on a virtual link includes a frame number in a numbering field of the frame. The transmitter and/or receiver subscriber devices on the virtual link take into account a length of the numbering field equal to a first predetermined length when the BAG value associated with the virtual link is greater than or equal to a predetermined BAG value, otherwise equal to a second predetermined length greater than the first length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Juan Lopez
  • Patent number: 11164220
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an information processing method, a server, and a computer storage medium. The method includes: collecting first information; selecting from the first information at least one information material, and generating, according to the first information material, a media information form template supporting at least two types of scenario presentation requirements; receiving a first request for the information material initiated by a data traffic monitor; sending the information material and the media information form template to the data traffic monitor; and generating a presentation result according to the information material and the media information form template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chunhui Wang, Xihong Chen, Jiahuan Zhai, Pengfei Liu, Wanhe Zhao
  • Patent number: 11159430
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique for load balancing of throughput for multi-PHY networks using decision trees is provided. A first device of a mesh communication network may collect at least one transmission metric indicative of a primary link and a secondary link between the first device and a second device of the mesh communication network. The first device may provide the at least one transmission metric as input to one or more decision trees comprising one or more attributes that are each indicative of a threshold for a corresponding transmission metric. The first device may obtain an output from the decision tree comprising a selection of either the primary link or the secondary link. The first device may send, based on the output from the decision tree, one or more packets to the second device using the selected link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lele Zhang, Chuanwei Li, Li Zhao, Yajun Xia
  • Patent number: 11139994
    Abstract: Systems and methods for InfiniBand fabric optimizations to minimize SA access and startup failover times. A system can comprise one or more microprocessors, a first subnet, the first subnet comprising a plurality of switches, a plurality of host channel adapters, a plurality of hosts, and a subnet manager, the subnet manager running on one of the one or more switches and the plurality of host channel adapters. The subnet manager can be configured to determine that the plurality of hosts and the plurality of switches support a same set of capabilities. On such determination, the subnet manager can configure an SMA flag, the flag indicating that a condition can be set for each of the host channel adapter ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Line Holen, Dag Georg Moxnes
  • Patent number: 11108692
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for electronic communication includes checking and determining if a current called number of a subscriber is on a list of recent calls made by an onward caller where either the onward caller or the receiving caller enter a certain combination of symbols using the onward calling device or the receiving device respectively when the call is in progress. Calling route used to establish a connection between the onward caller and the subscriber is concluded as a low-quality route. Subscriber ID is extracted and included on the list of low quality routes. Request is made for a list of all possible routes for communication between the onward caller and receiver user. A comparison of the list of all possible routes and low quality routes is made. A route not earlier marked as a low-quality route is identified and selected. An electronic communication between the onward caller and receiving user is established using the selected route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Timur Voloshin
  • Patent number: 11102111
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for validating routing table information in a network. A network assurance appliance may be configured to retrieve routing table information from a plurality of nodes in a network fabric. The routing table information includes path information from at least one source node to at least one destination node. A graph representation of the routing table information is constructed with the at least one destination node as a sink vertex for the graph representation. The network assurance appliance determines, for each leaf node in the network fabric, whether the leaf node can reach the sink vertex based on the graph representation and determines that there is a misconfiguration of the network fabric based on whether each leaf node in the fabric can reach the sink vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ayas Pani, Sanchay Harneja
  • Patent number: 11087960
    Abstract: A radio frequency power source according to an exemplary embodiment includes a power generator configured to generate radio frequency power. The radio frequency power includes a plurality of power components. The plurality of power components respectively have a plurality of frequencies set symmetrically with respect to a fundamental frequency at an interval of a predetermined frequency. The envelope of the radio frequency power has peaks that periodically appear at a time interval defined by the predetermined frequency or a frequency that is a multiple of twice or more the predetermined frequency. The power level of the radio frequency power is set to be zero in a period excluding a period between a zero-cross region of the envelope immediately before a point in time of appearance of each of the peaks and a zero-cross region of the envelope immediately after the point in time of the appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shinji Kubota, Takashi Dokan
  • Patent number: 11089341
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing and distributing a live audio stream of a live event in real-time to a plurality of mobile computing devices are described. The system comprises at least one memory configured to store computer-executable instructions and processing device(s) coupled to the at least one memory and at least one audio input device configured to receive the live audio stream. Upon receipt of the live audio stream, the processing device(s) generate, in real-time, a plurality of discrete audio data packets from the live audio stream, and transmit that respective discrete audio data packet over a first network for receipt by the mobile computing devices. In respect of each one of the discrete audio data packets, a copy of the discrete audio data packet is transmitted for receipt by each one of the mobile computing devices prior to transmitting another one of the discrete audio data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Prowire Sport LLC
    Inventor: Michel Pollet
  • Patent number: 11050658
    Abstract: A system for switching from a first communication session between two endpoints to a secondary communication session when media degradation is detected is disclosed. A first endpoint is included within a first enterprise network and a second endpoint is included within a second enterprise network. The first enterprise network includes a call controller and a plurality of session border controllers (SBCs). The SBC in the first communication session detects media degradation and notifies the first endpoint of the media degradation. The first endpoint directs the call controller to establish a secondary communication session with the second endpoint when there is sufficient media degradation. The call controller directs a second SBC to establish the secondary communication session with the second endpoint. When the secondary communication session is established, the call controller directs the first endpoint to send media data using the second SBC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Chidambaram Arunachalam, Gonzalo Salgueiro, Nagendra Kumar Nainar
  • Patent number: 10993208
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a channel measurement and measurement result reporting method and device. According to the method, terminal equipment measures a channel of an unlicensed frequency band according to configuration information, wherein the terminal equipment is in an idle state. The terminal equipment transmits a measurement result of the unlicensed frequency band to network equipment. When the network equipment is required to configure the channel of the unlicensed frequency band to be a secondary carrier of the terminal equipment, the number of interaction signalings between the terminal equipment and the network equipment may be reduced, thereby reducing signaling overhead, and increasing an access rate and access efficiency of an unlicensed frequency band channel carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Feng, Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10985837
    Abstract: A network element includes a client port configured to receive a signal for transmission; a line port configured to transmit the signal to a far end via Optical Transport Network (OTN); circuitry configured to communicate one or more of a fault and a status associated with the signal to the far end via OTN overhead. The circuitry configured to communicate can be for the fault and utilizes one or more Tandem Connection Monitoring (TCM) layers in the OTN overhead. The circuitry configured to communicate can be for the status and utilizes one or more of Optical Data Unit (ODU) Performance Monitoring (PM) and one or more Tandem Connection Monitoring (TCM) layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor John Ibach, Larry Babineau
  • Patent number: 10979291
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a monitoring fabric are described. The system receives a duplicate of a first portion of traffic information from a first network as first traffic information and communicates the first traffic information in the monitoring fabric. The first traffic information is communicated to a controller that configures the monitoring fabric. The system receives a duplicate of a second portion of the traffic information from the first network as second traffic information. The system forwards the second traffic information to at least one tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Izard, Christian Geddings Barrineau, Sandip Shah, Shudong Zhou, Andrew Shaw
  • Patent number: 10965586
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting path failures and reducing packet loss as a result of such failures are described for use within a data center or other environment. For example, a source and/or destination access node may create and/or maintain information about health and/or connectivity for a plurality of ports or paths between the source and destination device and core switches. The source access node may spray packets over a number of paths between the source access node and the destination access node. The source access node may use the information about connectivity for the paths between the source or destination access nodes and the core switches to limit the paths over which packets are sprayed. The source access node may spray packets over paths between the source access node and the destination access node that are identified as healthy, while avoiding paths that have been identified as failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fungible, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Goel, Pradeep Sindhu, Ayaskant Pani, Srihari Raju Vegesna, Narendra Jayawant Gathoo, John David Huber, Rohit Sunkam Ramanujam, Saurin Patel
  • Patent number: 10951528
    Abstract: A method of routing network traffic may include determining a first data link preference configuration indicating a first preference order for a first plurality of data links over which a first network device communicates. The method may also include receiving a second data link preference configuration indicating a second preference order for a second plurality of data links over which a second network device communicates. The method may additionally include, based on a combination of the first data link preference configuration and the second data link preference configuration, determining a preferred data link to transmit data from the first network device to the second network device. The method may include transmitting data over the preferred data link from the first network device to the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Venugopal Hemige, Praveen Raju Kariyanahalli, Ravi Konduri
  • Patent number: 10944808
    Abstract: A server distributing a stream to a client device may use server-side metrics to detect issues that interrupt or otherwise affect playback of the stream by the client device. The server reproduces the issues experienced by the client device from the server-side metrics without accessing or using client-side metrics. The server-side metrics may include data that may be produced or obtained by the server such as requested stream segment filenames that identify changes in the stream bitrate, and timestamps at which the client device requests different segments. The client-side metrics may include metrics that are produced by the client device, and that directly identify the same client-side issues the server reproduces via the server-side metrics. The server or a distributed platform in which the server operates may dynamically alter the delivery of the stream or perform other remedial actions if the server detects various client-side issues from the server-side metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Harkeerat Singh Bedi, Satheesh Ravi
  • Patent number: 10938631
    Abstract: Systems and methods of evaluating single points of failure in a computer network are provided. The system includes a processor configured to receive at least two polylines approximating respective network spans. For each point in a set of points representing geographic locations, the processor can determine a level of risk that an event at the point will affect at least the two polylines. The processor can determine an overall risk of failure by combining the level of risk for each point in the set of points. The processor can output a report indicating at least one point determined to be a potential SPoF based on the level of risk for the at least one point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Arran Schlosberg, Levan Hiemke, Dominik Schmid
  • Patent number: 10938625
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to standby controllers for access points (APs). A network controller may comprise a processing resource; and a memory resource storing machine-readable instructions to cause the processing resource to: determine, in response to a first controller in a controller cluster failing, whether a first AP managed by a first controller has been assigned to a standby controller; determine, in response to the first AP managed by the first controller not having a standby controller assigned, a radio frequency (RF) gap as a result of a different controller failing; and based on the size of the RF gap, assign the second controller as a standby controller for the first AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sree Vasthav Shatdarshanam Venkata, Srinivas Killadi, Chanakya Challagolla
  • Patent number: 10932166
    Abstract: Use of available bits in the TEID field of the GTP header to hold information needed to recreate at least a partial state of the session, enough for it to be routed, without waiting for a full state update. The GTP PDU contains the IP Payload with the source and destination IP addresses. The embodiments use that information and the coded TEID bits to provide sufficient routing information so that the packet can be routed without the full state. The TEID is coded to include bits identifying the APN and bits identifying the QCI of the session. A bit can be used to indicate drop if the full state not available. The remaining bits are used to identify unique user sessions. Some of the TEID bits can be encoded with the charging ID. Because sufficient routing information is provided in each packet, a backup gateway does not need to checkpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mavenir Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishi Kant, Ajaypal Singh, Sudhagar Chinnaswamy
  • Patent number: 10917356
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a multi-level resource reservation system that obviates one or more of the problems due to limitations and disadvantages of the related art. The multi-level resource reservation system creates, or modifies existing, peer-to-peer protocol(s) to complete a continuous chain of configured ports to support QoS feature(s), e.g., bound latency and guaranteed jitter, for a data flow that traverses an arbitrary sequence of bridges, routers, and virtual links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Finn
  • Patent number: 10909676
    Abstract: A method and system for non-invasive medical image based assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) for clinical decision support using on-site and off-site processing is disclosed. Medical image data of a patient is received. A processing strategy for assessing CAD of the patient using one of on-site processing, off-site processing, or joint on-site and off-site processing is automatically selected based on clinical requirements for a current clinical scenario. Non-invasive assessment of CAD of the patient is performed based on the medical image data of the patient using one of on-site processing, off-site-processing, or joint on-site and off-site processing according to the selected processing strategy. A final assessment of CAD of the patient is output based on the non-invasive assessment of CAD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Tiziano Passerini, Lucian Mihai Itu, Dorin Comaniciu, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 10911356
    Abstract: A method for forwarding a packet and a switch are provided. The switch receives a packet via a port; when the packet is a layer-2 packet, determines a VSI based on an ID of a MDC to which the port belongs and an ID of a VLAN of the packet, searches for a layer-2 entry stored in a chip where the port is located and matching with the VSI and a destination MAC address of the packet, and forwards the packet based on the layer-2 entry; when the packet is a layer-3 packet, determines a second VRF based on the ID of the MDC and an ID of a first VRF to which the packet belongs, searches for a layer-3 entry stored in the chip and matching with the second VRF and a destination IP address of the packet, and forwards the packet based on the layer-3 entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minghui Wang, Xiyuan Ma
  • Patent number: 10904136
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a network device to minimize multicast traffic loss or duplication in response to an update to multicast group membership in a network where multicast group membership changes can disrupt multicast traffic delivery to other members of the multicast group. The method receives a registration for the multicast group including a member since version number that is greater than the version number currently advertised by the root for a multicast distribution tree (MDT) that serves the multicast group. The root advertises a new MDT identifier (ID) with a new version number for the MDT that serves the multicast group in the network, and switches distribution of multicast group traffic from the current version of the MDT that serves the multicast group to the new version of the MDT that serves the multicast group after a pre-determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: David Ian Allan
  • Patent number: 10887251
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method of implementing a packet capture ring. The packet capture ring includes a plurality of appliances, and the plurality of appliances includes a first appliance and a second appliance. The first appliance and the second appliance are both attached to a network tap, and the first appliance works as a master appliance. The master appliance ingests packets from the network tap, encapsulates the packets and forwards encapsulated packets in the packet capture ring. The method includes: detecting, by the second appliance, a failure of the first appliance; working, by the second appliance, as the master appliance; and removing, by the second appliance, the first appliance from a forwarding designation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne F. Tackabury, Russell Couturier, William A. Bird, Thomas D. Silliman, Alex Omo Agerholm, Michael Milde Lilja, Peter Dahl Ekner, Philip Due Soeberg
  • Patent number: 10855805
    Abstract: A centralized storage-connected switch port auto-configuration system includes an SDN controller device that receives, from an SDN switch device subsequent to a storage device being connected to a switch port on the SDN switch device, discovery information and uses it to identify the switch port. The SDN controller device then provides SDN communications to the SDN switch device that include a port packet data unit size configuration, a port traffic suppression configuration, and a port loop prevention configuration. The SDN switch device applies the port packet data unit size configuration to configure a packet data unit size transmittable via the switch port, the port traffic suppression configuration to configure the amount of bandwidth of the switch port that will be available to transmit at least one type of data traffic, and the port loop prevention configuration to configure loop prevention designations that will be available for the switch port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ajan Daniel Kutty, Srinivasa Rao Nagalla
  • Patent number: 10848552
    Abstract: In an example, a container cluster management system includes a cluster manager providing access to services provided by containers within a container cluster and a plurality of nodes. Each node has access to an IP table, and is to forward a service request for a service received via the cluster manager to at least one container sub-cluster by translating a destination address of the service request to an IP address of a container sub-cluster. At least one of the nodes comprises a proxy manager, to manage an IP table of the node and a service firewall, to add a service-specific rule to the IP table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Praveen Kumar Shimoga Manjunatha, Sonu Sudhakaran, Selvakumar Sanmugam, Krishna Mouli Tankala, Pradeep Sathasivam, John Joseph McCann, III, Sangeeta Maurya, Koteswara Rao Kelam, Syed Ahmed Mohiuddin Peerzade, Ravikumar Vallabhu
  • Patent number: 10848520
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method of managing access to resources in a single device including receiving, from a first resource assigned to a first perimeter, a request to access a second resource assigned to a second perimeter different from the first perimeter. The single device includes the first perimeter and the second perimeter. Whether access to the second resource is prohibited is determined based on a management policy for the first perimeter. The management policy defining one or more rules for accessing resources assigned to the second perimeter including the second resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Geordon Thomas Ferguson, Christopher Lyle Bender, Alberto Daniel Zubiri, Kenneth Cyril Schneider, Oliver Whitehouse, Christopher William Lewis Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10841242
    Abstract: Systems and methods to scale a network monitoring fabric are described. The system uploads a virtual tool, over a network, to a monitoring fabric. The monitoring fabric includes a first plurality of switches including a second plurality of switches for monitoring a production network. Next, the system configures the monitoring fabric to receive a first portion of traffic information from the production network and communicate the first portion of traffic information to the virtual tool. Next, the system receives a duplicate of the first portion of the traffic information from the production network as first traffic information. The first traffic information is received at a first ingress interface providing access to the monitoring fabric. Finally, the system forwards the first traffic information in the monitoring fabric to the first instance of the first virtual tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks LLC
    Inventors: Shudong Zhou, Sandip Shah, Andrew Shaw, Anurag Chowdhary
  • Patent number: 10841167
    Abstract: Providing network insights is disclosed. A mapping between a device identifier and one or more nodes in a network topology associated with a network service provider is obtained. End user experience data associated with the device identifier is obtained. Based at least in part on the device identifier. at least some of the obtained end user experience data is associated with at least some of the one or more nodes in the network topology associated with the network service provider. Processing is performed based at least in part on the association of the at least some of the obtained end user experience data with the at least some of the one or more nodes in the network topology associated with the network service provider. Output is provided based at least in part on the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Conviva Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Ravikumar Ganjam, Shubo Liu, Wensi Fu, Dmitry Ryashchenstsev, Jibin Zhan
  • Patent number: 10833980
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for routing a plurality of session packets across a network toward a destination modifies each packet to include a sequence number that is different from the sequence number of other packets in the plurality of packets. Accordingly, at this point, each of the plurality of packets is transformed into a corresponding plurality of processed packets. The method also duplicates the plurality of processed packets to produce a corresponding plurality of duplicated packets. Next, the method forwards the plurality of processed packets toward the destination using a first stateful path through the network, and correspondingly forwards the plurality of duplicated packets toward the destination using a second stateful path through the network. In preferred embodiments, the first stateful path is different from the second stateful path. For example, the two paths may be entirely distinct in that they share no common intermediary elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah V. Jaffer, Michael Baj, Patrick Timmons, Patrick J. MeLampy
  • Patent number: 10826972
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a computer-implemented method, wherein the computer is operable between a management server and at least one cloud server providing a cloud service, the method comprising: collecting management data related to the cloud service through a standard protocol for network management, wherein the standard protocol allows communication of the management data via a designated port; and sending at least part of the management data to the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guang Ya Liu, Yi Li Wang, Qing Yin, Ming Zhao
  • Patent number: 10798650
    Abstract: A technique for implementing AP-local dynamic switching involves Layer 2 switching. This may be accomplished by providing data associated with wireless stations to an AP sufficient to enable the AP to determine whether traffic from a particular wireless station should be locally switched. Alternatively, the wireless station may be able to determine whether to locally switch traffic based upon the traffic itself. For example, it may be desirable to AP-locally switch voice traffic to avoid latency, which is particularly detrimental to voice transmissions such as voice-over-IP. Traffic that is not to be switched locally is Layer 2 tunneled upstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Trapeze Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Murphy, Gary Eugene Morain, Stan Chesnutt
  • Patent number: 10785134
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed that provide more accurate clustering of devices by forming clusters of devices and merging or changing clusters based on predetermined criteria. The technique starts with a large number of clusters (e.g., one for each account) and refines the clusters, for example, by merging clusters or determining which cluster a given device should be in when the device is associated with multiple clusters. One technique iteratively adjusts clusters of devices by merging clusters determined to be associated with a single user until a cluster contains all of the devices and accounts expected to be associated with a single user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil-Artimon Palanciuc, Mihai Daniel Fecioru, Catalin Costache, Charles Menguy
  • Patent number: 10785100
    Abstract: A method for connecting a plurality of networks. The method may include establishing a first network link between a first network element and a second network element. The first network link may implement an interconnection between a first network and a second network. The method may include establishing a second network link between the first network element and a third network element. The first network element, the second network element, and the third network element may be located on a virtual network. The method may include detecting, over the virtual network, a first network event regarding the first network link. The method may include, in response to detecting the first network event, adjusting the interconnection between the first network and the second network. The method may include disregarding a second network event regarding the second network link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Holness
  • Patent number: 10771316
    Abstract: An emulation mode for network devices is described as a means of isolating a defective network device from real network traffic, while continuing to transmit faux traffic to the defective network device, wherein the faux traffic is intentionally dropped. The emulation mode allows the defective network device to be tested in an environment that appears real, without impacting user traffic. A management server can control one or more neighbor network devices and place them in the emulation mode as a way to isolate and test the defective network device. In the emulation mode, the neighbor network device monitors for packets that, based on previous routing history, would be sent to the defective network device and, instead, routes them to functioning network devices using a current FIB. A virtual RIB/FIB can also be used to route the same packets to the defective network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Plenderleith, Guillaume Boissier, Alan Michael Judge
  • Patent number: 10771149
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first and a second node devices, and a control device configured to control data transmission between the first and the second node devices, the control device being coupled to the first node device through a first path group including a plurality of paths and being coupled to the second node device through a second path group including a plurality of paths, the control device is configured to perform a communication test of the first path group and the second path group, and when a first failure is detected in a first path in the first path group, couple a third path other than the first path in the first path group with the first node device, couple a second path in the second path group with the second node device, and couple the third path and the second path with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takanori Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10756996
    Abstract: Systems and methods with a service operating in a network between an originating node and a terminating node include, responsive to detection of a fault on a service, determining a first snapshot of information at each of the originating node and the terminating node; responsive to detection of clearing of the fault, determining a second snapshot of information at each of the originating node and the terminating node; and utilizing the first snapshot of information at each of the originating node and the terminating node and the second snapshot of information at each of the originating node and the terminating node to determine packet disruption information for the service based on the fault and the clearing of the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Jatin Sareen, Atul Sharma
  • Patent number: 10743233
    Abstract: A communication, an air conditioner, and a method for controlling the communication apparatus are disclosed. The communication apparatus includes a communicator and a controller. The communicator is configured to receive a recognition signal from each of one or more other communication apparatuses. The communicator is also configured to transmit a generated first status message generated based on the recognition signal. The communicator is also configured to receive at least one second status message generated by the one or more other communication apparatuses. The controller is configured to generate the first status message based on the recognition signal received by the communicator. The controller is also configured to determine a repeat node by comparing the second status message with the first status message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10735264
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media which have instructions stored for execution on a processor, for automating the commissioning of a transport network element within a network. A system configured according to this disclosure can be an Automated Commissioning Tool which can initiate communications with a network element on the network. The Automated Commissioning Tool can then retrieve updated firmware corresponding to the network element and configure the network element to have the updated firmware. Finally, the Automated Commissioning Tool can determine, from a network plan, a first port on the network element which is to be connected via a cross-connect to a second port on the network element and establish the cross-connect on the network element. At this point the network element may be commissioned to operate as a transport network element within the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bernie C. Lehman, Erik W. McLeod
  • Patent number: 10728173
    Abstract: A method of forwarding a multicast packet by a physical forwarding element is provided. The method receives a multicast packet that identifies a multicast group. The method scans a multicast tree associated with the multicast group to identify an ECMP group for forwarding the multicast packet to a member of the multicast group. The method calculates a group of hash values on several fields of the packet and uses a first hash value in the group of hash values to identify a first path in the ECMP. The method determines that the identified path has failed. The method uses a second hash value to identify a second path in the ECMP. The method forwards the multicast packet to the multicast member through the second path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Barefoot Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Agrawal, Julianne Zhu
  • Patent number: 10715583
    Abstract: A VPN is established between a client and a remote server. Data is partitioned into a plurality of packets. The packets are encrypted and scheduled for transmission over a cellular and a Wi-Fi connection. Scheduling of the packets is dynamically adjusted. Addresses of the encrypted packets are translated to match network addresses of respective physical interfaces. Packets are transmitted from the client to the server based on the scheduling. A packet that is transmitted on one of the connections and is subsequently lost is subsequently transmitted on the other connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Connectify, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Prodoehl, Brian Lutz, Alexander Gizis, David Lewanda
  • Patent number: 10716032
    Abstract: This application discloses a path processing method and apparatus, and a terminal. In the path processing method, user equipment may determine, based on connection parameter information corresponding to at least one existing packet data network (PDN) connection, whether a target PDN connection satisfying a target connection condition exists in the at least one existing PDN connection. When the target PDN connection satisfying the target connection condition exists, the user equipment may transmit a service packet by using the target PDN connection. When the target PDN connection satisfying the target connection condition does not exist, the user equipment may initiate establishment of the target PDN connection, to transmit a service packet by using the established target PDN connection. As can be learned, when transmitting the service packet, the user equipment may transmit the service packet by using the target PDN connection satisfying the target connection condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Ni, Yongcui Li
  • Patent number: 10701151
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing access to virtual storage systems is provided. A listening socket is configured for an application for detecting communication for a plurality of virtual storage systems presented by a clustered storage system having a plurality of nodes. A packet is received at a node of the clustered storage system from a client system for a virtual storage system from among the plurality of virtual storage systems. An identifier for the virtual storage system for which the packet is destined is determined. A connection socket is cloned for the virtual storage system such that any other packet for a same connection and for the virtual storage system can be forwarded to the virtual storage system. Thereafter, the packet is processed by the application on behalf of the virtual storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Eric Semke, Prabhu Hariharan, Balaji Ramani, Bindiya Vasudevan Syamala
  • Patent number: 10693717
    Abstract: Process to associate a set of physical ports on a physical device with a set of software virtual interfaces. Process includes placing the set of software virtual interfaces to be associated with a set of N physical ports in an enabled state which has a first link state when no activation device is connected to a particular software virtual interface and a second link state when an activation device is connected to the particular software virtual interface. Connecting an activation device such as a loopback connector to a physical port to shift the software virtual interface to the second link state to map that particular physical port to that particular software virtual interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
    Inventors: William Blackert, Brian Van Voorhis, Robert Woods
  • Patent number: 10693761
    Abstract: A method may include storing updated firmware in storage of a target switch, transmitting instructions to the target switch to initiate a restart thereof, and transmitting a respective notification to (i) at least one switch in each of a core layer and aggregation layer of the computer system, and (ii) switches in an access layer if a switch of the aggregation layer is the selected target switch. The notification may be indicative of an impending shut down of the target switch and include instructions to each recipient switch to cease directing packets thereto. The method may also include processing any packets directed to the target switch prior to the receipt of the notification and compliance thereto by each recipient switch, confirming all packets directed to the target switch from each recipient switch have been received and processed, and restarting the target switch, thereby updating the firmware on the target switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Haris Palapra, Mithun Kumar Halder, Pavankumar Kulkarni, Venkatavaradhan Devarajan
  • Patent number: 10686714
    Abstract: In the subject system for a network switch may receive one or more packets via a set of input ports. The network switch may write the one or more packets into an ingress buffer of an ingress tile shared by the set of input ports. The network switch may read the one or more packets from the ingress buffer according to a schedule by a scheduler. The network switch may forward the read one or more packets to a plurality of output ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Fairhurst, Eugene N. Opsasnick, Michael H. Lau, Ari Aravinthan, Manoj Lakshmygopalakrishnan, Ankit Sajjan Kumar Bansal, Yehuda Avidan, Noam Halevy
  • Patent number: 10673701
    Abstract: A system includes a first device having a first physical layer transceiver (PHY) and a first port that is coupled to the first PHY and that operates in a mode. The system also includes a second device having a second PHY and a second port that is coupled to the second PHY and that operates in a mode. The second device provides, through the second port via a cable coupled to the first port to the first device and prior to advertising the at least one mode that the second port is configured to operate in, a second PHY ability of the second PHY. The second device receives a first PHY ability of the first PHY and determines that a mismatch exists between the first and second PHY abilities. In response to the mismatch, the second device adjusts the operation of the second PHY to correct the mismatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sridhar Mahadevan, Ming Chung Chow, Kannan Elayarajan
  • Patent number: 10664912
    Abstract: Systems 100, 1000, methods, and machine-interpretable programming or other instruction products for the management of data transmission by multiple networked computing resources 106, 1106. In particular, the disclosure relates to the synchronization of related requests for transmitting data using distributed network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Daniel Aisen, Bradley Katsuyama, Robert Park, John Schwall, Richard Steiner, Allen Zhang, Thomas L. Popejoy
  • Patent number: 10660006
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a bearer handover control device and control method. The method includes: receiving, by a network side device, a bearer handover message; and determining, by the network side device according to the bearer handover message, a bearer needing to be handed over in all bearers, so that an end marker End Marker message is sent to a source base station only for the bearer needing to be handed over. By using the foregoing solutions, for a multi-connection scenario, a network side device can determine a bearer needing to be handed over, so that an end marker message is sent only for the bearer needing to be handed over, which can prevent discarding of subsequent data of a bearer that is not to be handed over, and ensure multiple connections between a UE and base stations, thereby improving stability of a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Shi, Wanqiang Zhang