Including Signaling Between Network Elements Patents (Class 370/236)
  • Patent number: 10291505
    Abstract: A computer obtains a first packet group transmitted wirelessly by a first wireless communication apparatus and a second packet group transmitted wirelessly by a second wireless communication apparatus. The computer then detects a first non-communication period, during which there are no packets transmitted by the first wireless communication apparatus for a prescribed time or longer, and also detects a second non-communication period, during which there are no packets transmitted by the second wireless communication apparatus for the prescribed time or longer. The computer then determines based on an overlap between the first and second non-communication periods whether the first and second wireless communication apparatuses are connected to the same wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Sumiyo Okada, Yuji Nomura, Fumiyuki Iizuka, Hirokazu Iwakura, Naoyoshi Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 10284496
    Abstract: A system for providing resource distribution channels based on predicting future resource distributions typically includes a classical computer apparatus and a quantum optimizer in communication with the classical computer apparatus. The classical computer apparatus identifies resource transfer information related to a resource transfer of a user, wherein the user receives a resource collection as a result of the resource transfer. The quantum optimizer analyzes the resource transfer information to predict a future resource distribution of the resource collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Castinado, William August Stahlhut
  • Patent number: 10282222
    Abstract: A hybrid cloud computing system is managed by determining communication affinity between a cluster of virtual machines, where one virtual machine in the cluster executes in a virtualized computing system, and another virtual machine in the cluster executes in a cloud computing environment, and where the virtualized computing system is managed by a tenant that accesses the cloud computing environment. After determining a target location in the hybrid cloud computing system to host the cluster of virtual machines based on the determined communication affinity, at least one of the cluster of virtual machines is migrated to the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Sachin Thakkar, Debashis Basak, Serge Maskalik, Weiqing Wu, Abhinav Vijay Bhagwat
  • Patent number: 10271249
    Abstract: A network includes a first network participant connected via a first connection to a further network participant. The first network participant receives a data message containing information that a parameter must be set to a first value, via the first connection. The first network participant checks whether it is connected via a second connection to a still further network, and whether the parameter is not set to the first value in the second connection. In this case, the first network participant forwards the data message via the second connection, clearing down the second connection, and re-establishes the second connection, where the parameter for the second connection is set to the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Bunte, Holger Büttner, Erik Vonnahme, Dirk Janssen, Thomas Rettig, Hans Beckhoff
  • Patent number: 10263914
    Abstract: A method is executed by a network device in a network including a plurality of network devices. The network device implements a software defined networking (SDN) controller, where the SDN controller controls a first switch and a second switch in a network. The method improves packet processing performance in the network by reorganizing flow entries to decrease time to match active flows. The method includes receiving flow statistics for a first flow from the first switch, determining, based on the flow statistics for the first flow, that the first flow has a traffic usage that exceeds a pre-defined threshold, and in response to determining that the first flow has a traffic usage that exceeds the pre-defined threshold, programming the second switch to create a new flow table for processing the first flow or to increase a priority for matching a flow entry for the first flow within an existing flow table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Anant P. Utgikar, Vijay Kachinthaya
  • Patent number: 10264043
    Abstract: A scheme for modulating an adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming client engaged in a current ABR streaming session. In one implementation, a determination is made whether a wireless UE device executing the ABR streaming client is approaching a radio white spot area. If so, a video buffer of the ABR client is configured to preload lower quality video segments to last for the duration of the radio white spot area. One or more ABR client controls may be selectively deactivated while the wireless UE device is in the radio white spot area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ERICSSON AB
    Inventors: Charles Hammett Dasher, Chris Phillips
  • Patent number: 10263809
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to selecting an optimal network device for reporting flow table misses upon expiry of a flow in a software defined network, comprising. An SDN enabled device is selected, from a plurality of software defined network (SDN) enabled devices, for reporting a flow table miss upon expiry of a flow to an SDN controller, based on a pre-defined factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Subin Cyriac Mathew, Sugesh Chandran, Celestian Kaniampady Sebastian
  • Patent number: 10257749
    Abstract: Disclosed are an information interaction method and system and a base station. The information interaction method of the present disclosure is applied to a dual connectivity data offloading technology in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, and specifically includes that a sending party sends information related to processing user plane data to a corresponding receiving party in batches according to a preset rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Feng He
  • Patent number: 10257595
    Abstract: A transparent clock converter is interposed between a non-precision time protocol (non-PTP) enabled network node and other portions of the network. The transparent clock converter effectively converts the non-PTP node into a transparent clock node. In some embodiments the transparent clock converter includes physical layer devices, but not media access controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: IP GEM GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Joergensen
  • Patent number: 10250495
    Abstract: A method for processing data packets in a communication network includes establishing a path for a flow of the data packets through the communication network. At a node along the path having a plurality of aggregated ports, a port is selected from among the plurality to serve as part of the path. A label is chosen responsively to the selected port. The label is attached to the data packets in the flow at a point on the path upstream from the node. Upon receiving the data packets at the node, the data packets are switched through the selected port responsively to the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ORCKIT IP, LLC
    Inventor: Ronen Solomon
  • Patent number: 10250407
    Abstract: In a communication system having multiple nodes communicably connected via a ring network, at least two of the nodes each includes: a packet distributor that receives an ordinary packet and an interrupt packet from another node and distributes the received packets; and an output switching unit that outputs the ordinary packet and the interrupt packet that are not addressed to the own node such that the interrupt packet is output more preferentially than the ordinary packet. When the output switching unit receives the interrupt packet while outputting the ordinary packet, the output switching unit outputs the interrupt packet by embedding it into the ordinary packet that is being output at a position between the header and trailer of the ordinary packet. When the ordinary packet transmitted from the other node contains an interrupt packet embedded therein, the packet distributor extracts the interrupt packet and distributes the extracted interrupt packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryusuke Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 10243865
    Abstract: A network device includes (i) a software forwarding engine, and (ii) a hardware forwarding engine, wherein the software forwarding engine is implemented using a processor executing machine readable instructions. The network device analyzes a header of a received packet to determine i) whether the received packet belongs to any flows of packets already known to the network device, and ii) a packet type of the received packet. The network device selects one of the software forwarding engine or the hardware forwarding engine to process the received packet based on i) whether the received packet belongs to any flows of packets already known to the network device, and ii) the determined packet type, including selecting the software forwarding engine when it is determined that the received packet does not belong to any flow of packets already known to the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Erez Izenberg, Alon Pais, Ruven Torok, Dimitry Melts, Yuval Caduri, Dmitri Epshtein
  • Patent number: 10241952
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for throttling an interface that is integrated on the same die as a processor are described. In one embodiment, a signal from an Integrated Input/Output hub (e.g., integrated on the same die as a processor) causes throttling of a link coupled between the IIO and an Input/Output (IO) device. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Rajwar, Robert A. Mayer, Stephan J. Jourdan, Lily Pao Looi
  • Patent number: 10243775
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solution including: receiving channel quality fed back by at least two user terminals; determining, according to the received channel quality fed back by the at least two user terminals, a user terminal that needs to be served by each transmit antenna of a base station device; for user terminals served by a same transmit antenna, configuring, according to channel quality fed back by the user terminals served by the same transmit antenna, a constellation expansion modulation scheme for each user terminal served by the same transmit antenna, and determining an intra-stream power allocation factor and an initial phase rotation coefficient of the transmit antenna; and processing, by using the modulation scheme, a signal to be sent to the user terminal, and transmitting the processed signal to the user terminal according to the intra-stream power allocation factor and the initial phase rotation coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunqing Zhang, Lei Lu, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 10244507
    Abstract: Certain features relate to a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) that can flexibly and dynamically allocate protocol layer processing among baseband processing units and remote units. A C-RAN can be configured to include a media access control (“MAC”) scheduler and a fronthaul physical layer coordinator. The fronthaul physical layer coordinator can include a fronthaul physical layer scheduler, which can allocate spatial resources by determining the specific remote unit(s) that should serve a given mobile device. The MAC scheduler can allocate time/frequency resources to user devices communicating with the remote units. The fronthaul physical layer coordinator or the MAC scheduler can also determine the optimal transmission modes remote units can use to serve the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Luigi Tarlazzi, Samuele Brighenti
  • Patent number: 10237354
    Abstract: Technologies for offloading virtual service endpoint capabilities include a compute node and network controller. A device driver of a compute device may discover offloaded virtual service endpoint capability of a network interface card of the compute device. The device driver may advertise the offloaded virtual service endpoint capability to a network agent and virtual network functions provided by the compute device. An out-of-band tag may be associated with the offloaded virtual service endpoint to identify network packets to be processed by the offloaded virtual service endpoint. The network agent may add a flow entry to a forwarding table of a network switch of the compute device based on network flow information received from the network controller. The network agent may also associate the added flow entry with the offloaded virtual service endpoint based on the out-of-band tag and configure the offloaded virtual service endpoint based on the network flow information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nrupal R. Jani
  • Patent number: 10237339
    Abstract: A resource balancer for a cluster of nodes in a cloud computing system includes a load calculation module that receives load reports for respective load metrics associated with the nodes, wherein the load reports are indicative of respective loads on a plurality of resources provided by the nodes, calculates, based on the received load reports, an expected distribution of loads across the nodes for each load metric, and calculates, based on the expected distribution of loads, probabilities that each of the load metrics will exceed a respective predetermined capacity for each node. A load balancing module selectively balances, based on the calculated probabilities, the loads on the resources provided by the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhiram Chivukula, Gopal Kakivaya, Matthew Snider
  • Patent number: 10236967
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in an IEEE 802.11 root access point (AP) are provided. The method may comprise transmitting, from the root AP to the R-AP, an indication of a number of end-STAs which the R-AP is allowed to associate with. A first message may be received, from the R-AP that enables the root AP to associate the end-STA with the R-AP, the first message including: an indication of a number of information fields in the first message and a number of information fields identified by the indication of the number of information fields. Each information field may include a unique identifier associated with a respective indicated end-STA associated with the R-AP. A second message may be transmitted for the end-STA, from the root AP to the R-AP, and the second message may include the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Patent number: 10237786
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for reducing latency in wireless service through a communication link comprising a virtual Modem Termination System (vMTS) and a modem. The communication link is coupled with a virtualized wireless link. In one embodiment, a method includes transferring a buffer status report (BSR) from a user equipment (UE) through the communication link to a control portion of the virtualized wireless link, generating a wireless grant to allow the data of the UE through virtualized wireless link, and generating a backhaul grant for the UE to transfer data through the communication link based on the wireless grant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Bernard McKibben
  • Patent number: 10237091
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, a parallel scheduling method for network data transmission is provided. This method generates a corresponding modulus condition set for each weight in a weight set, with each modulus condition of the modulus condition set having a modulus operation, and a divisor and a remainder for the modulus operation, uses a network node to transmit the modulus condition set corresponding to said each weight to a transmitting node corresponding to the weigh. Based on the modulus condition set, the transmitting node transmits a plurality of data chunks, and at least one receiving node receives the plurality of data chunks, wherein each data chunk corresponding to a sequence number, and the sequence number matches a corresponding modulus condition in the modulus condition set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shu-Hsin Chang, Kun-Hsien Lu, Chun-Yu Chuang, Shih-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10237894
    Abstract: An Access Point, AP, and a wireless device as well as a method performed by the AP and a method performed by the wireless device for communication with the other are provided. The method performed by the AP comprises using (130) a first Clear Channel Assessment Threshold, CCAT for a first Quality of Service, QoS, category and at least a second CCAT for a second QoS category for communication with the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Filip Mestanov, Johan Söder, Soma Tayamon, Yu Wang, Gustav Wikström
  • Patent number: 10237124
    Abstract: This application discloses a network operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) method, an apparatus, and a system. The method includes: receiving a fault alarm message sent by an MP, where the fault alarm message includes fault information; determining according to the fault alarm message, a first maintenance set to which the MP belongs, where the first maintenance set includes MPs using a first OAM technology; querying an OAM database, to obtain a second maintenance set interacting with the first maintenance set, where the second maintenance set includes MPs using a second OAM technology; and sending a fault notification message to all MPs in the second maintenance set or an MP that is determined according to a policy in the second maintenance set. Therefore, a related fault alarm may be centrally notified on a management plane, and is decoupled from a specific OAM technology, thereby greatly reducing an implementation difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zitao Wang, Qin Wu, Yihong Huang, Liang Xia
  • Patent number: 10237858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for de-configuring a cell from PUCCH resource in a carrier aggregation system, the method comprising: configuring a Secondary Cell (SCell) with Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource; receiving an RRC signaling indicating that the PUCCH resource PUCCH resource is de-configured from the SCell; and de-activating the SCell after the UE de-configures the PUCCH resource from the SCell according to the RRC signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 10231233
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes a transmitter configured to transmit a beacon signal including first information to specify a first wireless communication device to be reassigned a slot and a start timing to allow use of a reassigned slot, and transmit, after transmission of the first information, a first signal including second information to specify the reassigned slot, the first signal being a signal different from the beacon signal and a receiver configured to receive a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryoko Matsuo, Toshiyuki Nakanishi, Toshihisa Nabetani, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10225822
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided radio communication with a base station, by a user equipment (UE). The method includes identifying whether the UE has an uplink resource allocated for transmission to the base station if a buffer status report for transmission to the base station has been triggered; transmitting an uplink packet for the buffer status report using the uplink resource, if the UE has the uplink resource; and transmitting a scheduling request to the base station, if the UE does not have an uplink resource and a first timer has been expired, wherein the first timer starts when the buffer status report is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng-Hun Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Kyeong-In Jeong, Himke Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: 10225701
    Abstract: Multicast expert system information dissemination systems and methods making use of artificial intelligence are provided. The systems and methods include a wireless device for receiving RF multicast information messages from a content provider wherein said information is descriptive of objects potentially of interest to users of the device. Received multicast messages may include information parameters about objects of potentially interest to the user. The wireless device also includes a knowledge base prestored in the wireless device descriptive of the user's level of interest in various objects. Artificial intelligence expert system control is used to evaluate a combination of the user's level of interest in the object information and distance from the user to the location where the object may be obtained. The artificial intelligence expert system derives a user advisory action index. In one embodiment the artificial intelligence may be implemented using fuzzy logic inference engine apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Robert D. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10225857
    Abstract: Provided is a device, including: a control unit configured to control transmission of downlink data in a manner that the transmission of the downlink data is performed using a first frequency band shared by a plurality of wireless communication systems including a cellular system. The control unit controls retransmission of the downlink data in a manner that the retransmission of the downlink data is performed using a second frequency band for the cellular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10218484
    Abstract: Systems and methods adapted to provide transmission of communication acknowledgments to facilitate effective delivery and processing of acknowledgments are disclosed. Embodiments may utilize one or more special definition of header and/or control bits (e.g., length indicator, extension field, etc.), special grants (e.g., a grant to carry control PDUs and/or data PDUs with one or more ACKs), and/or one or more special logical channel/radio bearer (e.g., a logical channel having higher priority than regular data bearer traffic) for delivery of acknowledgments, to expedite processing of the acknowledgments, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sitaramanjaneyulu Kanamarlapudi, Aziz Gholmieh, Liangchi Hsu
  • Patent number: 10212027
    Abstract: An Ethernet switch can receive an internet protocol query packet generated by a receiver for collecting telemetry data between a source and the receiver in a multicast network, translate the internet protocol query packet to an Ethernet query packet, collect in the Ethernet query packet telemetry data from the Ethernet switch where at least one telemetry field of the Ethernet Switch includes an arrival time of the Ethernet query packet at the Ethernet switch, and submit the Ethernet query packet to the next network element of the multicast network. An internet protocol router can receive an Ethernet query packet generated by an Ethernet switch having at least one field for telemetry for collecting telemetry data between a source and a receiver, translate the Ethernet query packet to an internet protocol query packet, and submit the internet protocol query packet to the next network element. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Weijing Chen
  • Patent number: 10212722
    Abstract: A method of operating a radio access node for a wireless communications network includes the steps of obtaining a total volume of data content for a transfer of the data content between the radio access node and a wireless communications device, obtaining a transfer deadline for the transfer of the data content, calculating a prioritization metric for the transfer of the data content based on the total volume of the data content and the transfer deadline, and scheduling one or more radio resources for the transfer of the data content based on the prioritization metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Magnus Hurd, Christian Skärby
  • Patent number: 10200281
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a relay that receives packets from a source gateway associated with a source gateway identifier (GID) and a target GID associated with a target gateway where each GID is separate from a network address or a hostname of the source gateway or the target gateway. The relay determines a connection route based on an association between the connection route and an ingress identifier obtained from the packets. The relay provides the connection route based on the source GID and the target GID. The relay determines network address information associated with the target gateway based on the connection route. And, the relay forwards the packets provided by the source gateway to the target gateway based on the network address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tempered Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Ahrenholz, Orlie Thomas Brewer, Jr., Jeff James Costlow
  • Patent number: 10201008
    Abstract: A wireless device receives at least one message comprising configuration parameters of one or more secondary cells. The wireless device receives an activation/deactivation media access control control element (A/D MAC CE). If up to seven of the one or more secondary cells are each configured with a cell index having a value between one and seven, then the A/D MAC CE is of a fixed size of one octet, otherwise the A/D MAC CE is of a fixed size of four octets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ofinno Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10201010
    Abstract: A wireless device receives message(s) comprising configuration parameters of one or more secondary cells. The wireless device receives an activation/deactivation media access control control element (A/D MAC CE). If the number of the one or more secondary cells is seven or less and the one or more secondary cells are each configured with a cell index having a value from one to seven, then the A/D MAC CE is of a fixed size of one octet and the A/D MAC CE is identified by a first subheader comprising a first logical channel identifier (LCID). Otherwise the A/D MAC CE is of a fixed size of four octets and the A/D MAC CE is identified by a second subheader comprising a second LCID different from the first LCID. At least one secondary cell of the one or more secondary cells is activating or deactivating according to the A/D MAC CE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ofinno Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10200204
    Abstract: The present application discloses a link state information advertisement method and device, including: receiving, by a first network device, network topology information sent by a control device, where the network topology information includes link state information, which is generated by the control device, between the first network device and a second network device, the first network device supports an IGP, and the second network device does not support the IGP; and advertising the link state information between the first network device and the second network device. The first network device advertises the link state information to other network devices supporting the IGP, therefore implementing that a network device supporting the IGP in multiple network devices controlled by one control device accesses a network device not supporting the IGP, thereby optimizing routing between multiple network devices controlled by the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lixing Wang
  • Patent number: 10193765
    Abstract: A method of protection switching in a packet network based on signal/service degrade includes monitoring a packet network connection; detecting the packet network connection has a signal/service degrade including a condition where the packet network connection is operational, but experiencing errors below a threshold; and responsive to detection of the signal/service degrade one or more of notifying nodes in the packet network and performing a protection switch based on the signal/service degrade. The signal/service degrade is detected through one or more of i) determining a Frame Error Rate imputed from one or more of Bit Error Rate, frame events, and frame losses; ii) frame delay measurements; and iii) a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Holness, Ashesh Mishra, Eric S. Davison
  • Patent number: 10193811
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a set of network devices, telemetry information associated with a first set of flows. The device may process, using a machine learning technique, the telemetry information to determine information that permits the set of network devices to identify a set of expected bandwidth values associated with a second set of flows. The device may provide, to a network device of the set of network devices, at least a portion of the information, that permits the set of network devices to identify the set of expected bandwidth values associated with the second set of flows, to permit the network device to determine an expected bandwidth value associated with a flow of the second set of flows and select a link to use when providing network traffic associated with the flow based on the expected bandwidth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vyasraj Satyanarayana, Prashanth Chandra
  • Patent number: 10187286
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to method for processing network device information. The method includes receiving network device information (NDI) from a plurality of network devices, storing the NDI in a computer cluster, after storing the NDI, determining that a first application is registered to receive the NDI, providing the NDI to the first application, analyzing, by the first application, the NDI, and performing, based on the analysis, a first action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Sigoure
  • Patent number: 10187413
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a supervisory device in a network receives traffic data from a security device that uses traffic signatures to assess traffic in the network. The supervisory device receives traffic data from one or more distributed learning agents that use machine learning-based anomaly detection to assess traffic in the network. The supervisory device trains a traffic classifier using the received traffic data from the security device and from the one or more distributed learning agents. The supervisory device deploys the traffic classifier to a selected one of the one or more distributed learning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Andrea Di Pietro, Grégory Mermoud, Fabien Flacher
  • Patent number: 10181994
    Abstract: A method is presented of probing a network using probing with a probe packet pair, the pair comprising a first probe packet (L1) and a second probe packet (L2), and wherein L1>L2. The L1 probe packet is transmitted before L2 and the probe packets are arranged to be back-to-back on the last link. Use of the method provides the capacity of the last link in the probed path. The method may be run from a gateway in a network to probe aspects of the network and is suitable for probing a domestic network behind a home gateway. A use for the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschapperlijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hans Maarten Stokking, Frank Den Hartog
  • Patent number: 10182011
    Abstract: Intelligent packet analysis may be provided to determine congestion problems and lead to fast solutions in low latency networks. Specifically, a congestion analyzer system may allow a user to monitor congestion on a network while using lightweight storage. A sniffer tool may be employed to capture all packets and store associated packet information into a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoxiang Zhao, Chih-Tsung Huang, Wei-Jen Huang, Vuong Tran
  • Patent number: 10177891
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus including at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following report a maximum supported radio frequency bandwidth, report a number of supported carriers, and receive data on non-adjacent carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Alexander Sayenko, Keiichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10178627
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using a monitoring application to measure channel state information during idle cycles in a mission-critical application. A first wireless communication device determines whether there is a mission-critical data packet to be transmitted to a second wireless communication device. If not, the first wireless communication device determines whether a monitoring packet should be transmitted to the second wireless communication device. If the first wireless communication device determines a monitoring packet should be sent, the first wireless communication devices transmits a monitoring packet containing an identifier and a reference signal to the second wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Karl Georg Hampel, Vincent Douglas Park, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10178159
    Abstract: A first device broadcasts an intent to share data with a second device, using a first communications protocol, The first device connects to a cloud server using a second communications protocol, and shares the data with the second device on the cloud server when the second device is connected to the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Asthana Prashant
  • Patent number: 10171777
    Abstract: The present embodiments solve the problem of low-quality stored footage from video stream by storing copies of data packets at a local storage device of the A/V recording and communication device. The locally stored data is subsequently (e.g., after the live stream has terminated) uploaded to a remote storage device. If any data packets are lost during the upload process, those lost data packets can be re-sent from the local storage device to the remote storage device so that the complete recording can be stored at the remote storage device. The subsequent upload process may, in some embodiments, comprise a reliable data transfer protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gluckman, Trevor Phillips, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10171567
    Abstract: A computer device, a system, and a load balancing method are provided. A load balancing virtual machine is created on the computer device. When load balancing processing needs to be performed on a service of a virtual machine of the computer device, a related service packet is sent to the load balancing virtual machine of the computer device, so as to perform load balancing processing, thereby avoiding a processing delay caused by congestion of centralized load balancing. In addition, when a computer device is faulty, a virtual machine of the computer device goes offline accordingly, and a load balancing requirement is not generated any more. Therefore, when a fault of a single computer device causes a fault of a load balancing virtual machine, there is no service interruption that is caused by active/standby switchover because of the fault of the load balancing virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Denghui Huang, Daxiang Kang
  • Patent number: 10164692
    Abstract: A method of operating a transmission device in a wireless communication system includes: determining a reception state of a reception device; and performing beamforming based on the reception state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doyoung Jung, Changyeul Kwon, Donghwi Roh, Sungrok Yoon, Seok-Yong Lee, Ohyun Jo
  • Patent number: 10158998
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods, devices, and non-transitory processor-readable storage media enabling network path probing with a communications device by sending probes via a network connection to a STUN server and receiving probe replies. The communications device may increment a counter and transmit a test probe configured to be dropped at the first access point (NAT) causing all subsequent NATs to release their IP/port mappings. The communications device may send another probe to the STUN server and receive a probe reply. The communications device may compare the first and second probe replies to determine whether the final IP addresses within the network path match. By continuously incrementing the counter and querying access points, the communications device may determine the number of access points lay along any given network path. The presence of addition or unexpected numbers of NAT Servers may indicate the presence of a rogue access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Ahmadzadeh, Saumitra Mohan Das, Rajarshi Gupta
  • Patent number: 10154120
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for data transfer are presented herein. Specifically, embodiments of such a data transfer methodology may utilize one or more transmission channels for the transmission of the data to be transferred. In addition, a control channel in a different protocol than the transmission channels may be utilized to transmit control information between the sender and recipient. The rate at which data is sent on the transmission channels may be adjusted or the transmission of data on the transmission channel prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Aladin Dajani, Glen Matthews, Jonathan Carroll, Chengxuan Guan, Robert Wiktorczyk
  • Patent number: 10142247
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a communication device that can suppress imbalances in the amount of data transmitted by each communication line in cases where data is transferred using a plurality of communication lines. [Solution] A splitting unit (81) splits a frame that has been input. A distributing unit (82) distributes the split frame in accordance with the output band of each of a plurality of lines. A transmission unit (83) transmits the distributed frame. The distributing unit (82) distributes the frame to a line having the largest remaining output weight, which indicates the ratio of the remaining amount of data that can be output per predetermined period by each line to the amount of data that can be output in a unit time which is set as the output band for each line. The transmission unit (83) transmits a dummy frame equivalent to the remaining amount of data upon the lapse of the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Hirata
  • Patent number: 10142258
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of delegating instructions or data from a CU to an NOC node in a network on chip (NOC) is disclosed. The NOC node executes the delegated instructions or processes the delegated data. An NOC controller (NCC), which is operatively coupled to the CU and the NOC node, facilitates delegating the instructions or data from the CU to the NOC node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sadowski, Edward McLellan