Network Configuration Determination Patents (Class 370/254)
  • Patent number: 11075879
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for running on a computing device is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes detecting an initialization sequence triggered by a network interface event. A request is received to load a non-local MAC address into local register storage associated with the computing device. The request is intercepted, and a local MAC address corresponding to the computing device is substituted into the local register storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roman Agafonov, Kirill Pryadko
  • Patent number: 11075957
    Abstract: A system for providing cybersecurity for an industrial wireless sensor network (IWSN) including a plurality of devices in an industrial processing facility (IPF) that includes a computing device having a processor having an associated memory at one of the plurality of devices configured to implement an adaptive security ring. The adaptive security ring includes considering a plurality of current security considerations selected from a number of wireless hops for a first device of the plurality of devices to a root node in the IWSN, whether the first device is line powered or is battery powered, user? inputs for user defined criticality of the first device, and whether packet replay attacks are present for the first device by checking security headers and security statistics of packets received from other of the devices. Responsive to the current security considerations, a current cybersecurity level is automatically increased or decreased for the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Lingala, Amol Gandhi
  • Patent number: 11075897
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for using a service processor to communicate with a remote component. The method may involve using the service processor of the device to discover a remote component connected to the device by a network. Once the remote component is discovered, the method may further involve using the service processor to establish a communications channel, using the network, with the remote device. The method may also involve using the service processor of the device to authenticate the remote component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Vertiv IT Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Joerg Weedermann
  • Patent number: 11075797
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved communications in a cloud radio access network. A method, in certain embodiments, may include receiving, at a network node frontend, which supports at least one of a first cell identification or a first base station identification, an indication that at least one of a second cell identification or a second base station identification is supported by a plurality of other network node frontends. The method may also establishing multiple connections between the network node frontend and the plurality of other network node frontends in which at least one of the second cell identification or the second base station identification is supported. In addition, the method may include transmitting a message related to the second cell identification or the second base station identification using any one of the multiple connections between the network node frontend and the plurality of other network node frontends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Anand Bedekar
  • Patent number: 11075834
    Abstract: A network interface card installed in a chassis switch, which includes a switch device and a controller, is provided. The switch device includes a plurality of ports coupled to other network interface cards in the chassis switch, and each of the other network interface cards is a fabric card or a line card. The controller is configured to perform different acts according to the card type of the network interface card, wherein the acts constitute a specific process of path planning which may prevent loops from occurring in the communication paths of control packet delivery between multiple network interface cards in the chassis switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chin-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 11070442
    Abstract: A method for managing and orchestrating virtual application functions jointly with virtual network functions is done through a single management and orchestration (MANO) framework within a network. The method includes creating, by a system for (virtual) application function and virtual network function management and orchestration, at least one service or service chain that considers or comprises at least one (virtual) network application and/or at least one virtual network function. A virtual application function (VAF) entity is provided as a container for network applications together with a VAF manager (VAFM) for the VAF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Fabio Giust, Konstantinos Samdanis, Faqir Zarrar Yousaf
  • Patent number: 11071068
    Abstract: The present invention is designed so that proper power headroom reports (PHRs) can be transmitted as feedback even when shortened processing time and/or shortened transmission time intervals (TTIs) are used. According to one aspect of the present invention, a user terminal has a transmission section that transmits an uplink signal in a shortened transmission time interval (sTTI) in a given carrier, and a control section that controls generation and transmission of a power headroom report (PHR) based on a power headroom (PH) of one or more sTTIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Lihui Wang
  • Patent number: 11070422
    Abstract: An enterprise controller of an enterprise network sends to a service gateway of a service provider network a request for network slice information about network slices provisioned on a data plane of the service provider network. Responsive to the sending, the enterprise controller receives from the service gateway the network slice information including identifiers of and properties associated with the network slices. Responsive to receiving a request for the network slice information from a network device at a border of a forwarding plane of the enterprise network, the enterprise controller sends the network slice information to the network device to cause the network device to perform configuring network traffic in the forwarding plane with identifiers of ones of the network slices that match the network traffic, and to perform forwarding the network traffic configured with the identifiers to the data plane of the service provider network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver James Bull, Rex Emmanuel Fernando, Anand Oswal, Kausik Majumdar, Darren Russell Dukes, Sanjay Kumar Hooda
  • Patent number: 11070989
    Abstract: A network slice management method, and a management unit and a system that are based on the method are provided. The method includes: determining, by a first management unit, subnet requirement information based on network slice requirement information, where a network slice includes at least one subnet; sending, by the first management unit, a first negotiation request to a second management unit, where the first negotiation request carries the subnet requirement information, and the first negotiation request is used to query for a support status of the second management unit for the subnet requirement information; and determining, by the second management unit, that the second management unit can support the subnet requirement information, or determining, by the second management unit, that the second management unit cannot support the subnet requirement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruiyue Xu, Yan Li, Kai Zhang, Jun Wang, Li Ji
  • Patent number: 11071158
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication methods. In one example method, a first network node sends, to a second network node on each of at least one user plane tunnel, a message for feeding back a downlink transmission status, where each message includes an indication used to indicate radio link outage or radio link resume between the first network node and a terminal device, and the at least one user plane tunnel is all user plane tunnels that are established at a communications interface between the first network node and the second network node and that are associated with the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiyan Luo, Yan Wang, Mingzeng Dai
  • Patent number: 11071008
    Abstract: A transmission method, apparatus and system for feedback acknowledge information are provided. The method includes: receiving by a terminal device downlink control information sent by an access network device, the downlink control information comprising a first information field and a second information field, wherein the first information field is used for indicating a timing relationship of a feedback acknowledge information corresponding to the downlink control information and the second information field is used to indicate a downlink allocation index; and determining, according to the first information field and the second information field, the number of first bits of the feedback acknowledge information transmitted in a target transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 11064429
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transmitting information are provided. The method includes: a terminal device receives state indication information sent by a network device, the state indication information is used for indicating that the network device will switch from an ON state to an OFF state; and the terminal device performs cell selection according to the state indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11063900
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for communicating between communicating elements forming part of a home automation system for a building, each communicating element being connected in a communication network allowing communication according to a predefined communication protocol. Each communicating element of the communication network stores a current network address in a memory of the communicating element, the current network address being used for point-to-point addressing in the communication network, and each communicating element stores at least one preceding network address of the communicating element in the memory of the communicating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOMFY ACTIVITES SA
    Inventor: Sylvain Fargier
  • Patent number: 11064420
    Abstract: A software defined network controller receives from a radio access network access point an attach request generated by a user equipment that includes a user equipment identification and an IP address for the radio access network access point. The controller assigns a temporary identification to the user equipment and sends a modified attach request including the temporary identification, and application server identification and an application server IP address to the radio access network access point. The controller configures a forwarding table associated with the radio access network access point so that the access point forwarding table matches the user equipment identification, the application server identification and the application server IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Jiansong Wang, Thomas Anschutz
  • Patent number: 11057290
    Abstract: A static label-switched path (LSP) over which packets belonging to a forwarding equivalency class (FEC) are forwarded may be tested by (a) generating a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) echo request message including a target FEC stack type-length-value (TLV), the target FEC stack TLV having a Nil FEC sub-TLV; and (b) sending the MPLS echo request message with a label stack corresponding to the FEC for forwarding over the static LSP. A static segment routed traffic engineered (SRTE) path, including at least two segments, over which packets belonging to a forwarding equivalency class (FEC) are forwarded, may be tested by (a) generating a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) echo request message including, for each of the at least two segments, a target FEC stack type-length-value (TLV), each target FEC stack TLV having a Nil FEC sub-TLV; and (b) sending the MPLS echo request message with a label stack corresponding to the FEC for forwarding over the static SRTE path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepti Nirmalkumarji Rathi, Arunkumar P
  • Patent number: 11057811
    Abstract: When using Dual Connectivity in a Non-Standalone Architecture cellular communication system, a data bearer may be steered through a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station or a New Radio (NR) base station. Each bearer is assigned a combination of Quality of Service (QoS) values corresponding to the service type that the bearer is supporting. For example, each different service type may be assigned a combination of a QoS Class Identifier and an Allocation and Retention Priority parameter value. Each combination is also associated with a radio access technology such as LTE radio access technology or NR radio access technology. When NR communications are available between a network core and a communication device, and if the bearer's combination of QoS values has been associated with NR, bearer data is routed through an NR base station. Otherwise, the bearer data is routed through the LTE base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kun Lu, Ming Shan Kwok, Salvador Mendoza, Alan Denis MacDonald, Jun Liu, Egil Gronstad, Karunakalage Viraj Rakitha Silva, Suresh Thanneeru
  • Patent number: 11057820
    Abstract: Introduced here are visibility platforms able to process the traffic handled by the gateways of an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS). A visibility platform can include a control processing node (CPN) and one or more user processing nodes (UPNs). The visibility platform may populate a data structure in which the CPN and UPNs are associated with locations along an interface on which Sx/N4 traffic is exchanged between the control and user planes. Each location may be representative of the point on the Sx/N4 interface at which Sx/N4 traffic processed by the corresponding node is acquired. The CPN can use the data structure to program session flows that impact how user traffic is handled by the UPNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Gigamon Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Muthusamy, Tushar R. Jagtap, Ujjvala Nangineni, Kristian Pereira
  • Patent number: 11057080
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing a spectrally efficient communication network using clustered devices and virtualized resources in a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) environment. A plurality of remote radio heads (RRHs) can be connected to a central base band unit (BBU) pool of a software-defined network (SDN) associated with the communication network. A procedure can be performed to yield a design for software-defined massive MIMO subject to a plurality of constraints. The design provides a plurality of clusters comprising the RRHs and an association of user devices to the clusters. Examples of initiating implementation of the design by the SDN are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University Office of Research Commercialization
    Inventor: Shih-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 11057302
    Abstract: Methods of sending a packet, NUMA nodes and non-transitory machine-readable storage mediums are provided in examples of the present disclosure. In one aspect, a first NUMA node queries a forwarding table based on a destination IP address of a packet to be forwarded to obtain a plurality of egress interfaces corresponding to the destination IP address; obtain, for each of the plurality of egress interfaces, node information of a second NUMA node to which the egress interface belongs, determining that the egress interface is on the first NUMA node when the node information of the second NUMA node is same as node information of the first NUMA node, wherein the second NUMA node is on the network device; and send the packet via an egress interface which belongs to the first NUMA node and is in the plurality of egress interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xubing Xin, Jiajia Liu
  • Patent number: 11057068
    Abstract: A receiver module for receiving an electromagnetic signal, including an analog frontend and at least a first receiving channel and a second receiving channel is described. The receiving channels are both connected to the analog frontend, wherein the frontend is configured to receive an input signal including a symbol sequence and to forward the input signal to the receiving channels, wherein the receiving channels each include an analog to digital converter, wherein the second receiving channel includes an attenuator, wherein the first receiving channel and the second receiving channel each include a soft-input-soft-output-decoder, and wherein the soft-input-soft-output decoders each are configured to process the symbol sequence. Moreover, a data transmission system and a method for receiving an electromagnetic signal are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Valten
  • Patent number: 11051283
    Abstract: A radio network device is operative to transmit uplink data on a physical uplink shared channel aggregating two or more contiguous slots. The device is further operative to transmit, in addition to the uplink data, Uplink Control Information (UCI) in at least one of the aggregated slots. The UCI may comprise a HARQ ACK/NACK. The UCI is configured in response to Downlink Control Information (DCI) received from a serving network node. The DCI also includes a UL scheduling grant for the physical uplink channel. The UCI may be configured in the physical uplink channel transmission in a variety of ways. Various amounts of frequency resource (e.g., subcarriers) may be allocated to UCI. The subcarriers may be non-contiguous. In slot aggregation, the UCI subcarriers may frequency hop from slot to slot. The UCI may be encoded differently in different slots, to facilitate early decoding by a receiver (which may, for example immediately prepare a re-transmission in the case of a NACK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 11048965
    Abstract: A computer enabled method for locating a misplaced object that includes receiving at an object locating system a request defining an object to be located, the input data request being received audibly by a digital assistant. The method may include analyzing the request with the object locating system by classifying the object to be located with an image search of a corpus of images correlated to comparison objects; and receiving images from Internet of Thing devices (IoT) devices of search objects. The method further includes comparing the images correlated to comparison objects from the image search with images of the search objects to identify retrieval objects that match the object classified by the object locating system that analyzed the request. The location of the retrieval object is then identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11050831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting tiering protocols based on data transmissions over mesh networks within defined spatial areas can be provided. A mesh network can be established within a defined spatial area. Each network device within the mesh network can be a user device or a supernode. Further, a wireless communication link can be established between the user devices and supernodes. A plurality of tiered protocols for tiering data transmissions can be accessed. Data to be transmitted over the mesh network can be analyzed to determine which tiered protocol to select. Path data that identifies a routing path from the a user device to a supernode can be generated, and the data can be transmitted according to the path data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ives-Halperin, Jeffrey Kelsey, Jon Flanders, Yen Hoang
  • Patent number: 11048713
    Abstract: A method of visualizing search results is provided. The method includes receiving a content feature, detecting, within a network, a subnetwork pattern representing a relationship satisfying a condition and associated with an entity of a first or a second type, the entity being associated with the content feature, and generating a visualization based on the detected subnetwork pattern. The visualization includes a first region representative of the first type of entity, a second region representative of the second type of entity, and a linking region connecting the first region to the second region and providing information about the represented relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Francine Chen, Patrick Chiu
  • Patent number: 11050652
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for identifying faulty links in a virtualized computing environment. Network path latency information is received for one or more network paths in the networked computing environment. Based on the network path latency information, a probable presence of a faulty component is determined. In response to the determination, physical links for a network path associated with the probable faulty component are identified. Information indicative of likely sources of the probable faulty component is received from multiple hosts of the networked computing environment. Based on the identified physical links and information, a faulty component is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shachar Raindel, Jitendra D. Padhye, Avi William Levy, Mahmoud S. El Haddad, Alireza Khosgoftar Monafared, Brian D. Zill, Behnaz Arzani, Xinchen Guo
  • Patent number: 11050615
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a communication network. The communication network has configuration data including a network identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the network configuration data. The target device decodes the network configuration data to commission the target device onto the communication network. The electronic device sends the network configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the communication network. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11051296
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and a system comprising a first audio source unit and at least a second audio source unit each comprising; a connection management interface for connecting to a network topology, a protocol management interface, a management link and a communication link, and during a configuration period the first audio source unit may be configured to listen for a notification packet via the management link, and, based on a first criteria, the first audio source unit may be configured to establish, via the protocol management interface, a communication group and a respective communication frame. Furthermore, where the first audio source unit may be a coordinator of the communication group, the coordinator may then be configured to establish notification packets in the communication frame, and the notification packets may then be transmitted via the management link assigned to a first time interval in the communication frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Bjarne Klemmensen, Peter Søren Kirk Hansen
  • Patent number: 11044579
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method and system to facilitate definition, tuning and visualization of a geo-fence at a computer system. The method comprises receiving an application program interface (API) call from the computer system, and in response to the API call, enabling the computer system to display a user interface (UI) on a display screen of the second computer system. The UI includes a first region and a second region, the first region including a plurality of screen areas for receiving input parameters for defining the geo-fence via a user input device of the computer system, and a second region is configured to display the geo-fence over a map of a geographical region around a location specified in the input parameters. The method further comprises, in response to receiving user inputs in the second region, generating the geo-fence based on the input parameters and mobile device events data stored in an electronic storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: xAd, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Chao Chang, Prakash Muttineni, Srihari Venkatesan, Mauricio Mediano, Dipanshu Sharma
  • Patent number: 11044153
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for damping a feedback load-change in a communication network managed by an automatic network management system. In use, a first load change of a first communication network is determined of a first communication network. Additionally, a first configuration change is determined of a first communication network based on the first load change of the first communication network. A first tag record is created of the first communication network based on the first load change of the first communication network and the first configuration change of the first communication network. The first tag record of the first communication network is communicated to a second communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman, Eyal Felstaine
  • Patent number: 11042600
    Abstract: Described are techniques for enabling webpages to be generated and customized based on rules created by a user. A user accessing a user interface may select a set of webpage features, the dimensions or other characteristics of the features, and a corresponding set of rule conditions, such as characteristics of a user device, user account, connection, or webpage. When a request to access a webpage is received, an existing body of rules is queried, and the particular rule that is satisfied by the request is determined. A webpage that includes the corresponding features and feature characteristics of the satisfied rule is generated and provided to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vinod Murali, Vignesh Lakshminarayanan, Leonardo Maia Carneiro De Novaes, Gianpierre Villagomez Saldana, Michael Carey Wexler
  • Patent number: 11044161
    Abstract: The disclosed s, structures, and methods are directed to a method and a system for embedding a virtual network onto the substrate optical network comprising embedding the plurality of virtual nodes onto the plurality of substrate nodes in accordance with the plurality of location constraints, computing end-to-end latency associated with a plurality of substrate paths connecting a source substrate node and a destination substrate node, wherein the plurality of substrate paths contain the plurality of substrate links and the plurality of substrate nodes, and embedding a virtual link connecting a source virtual node and a destination virtual node onto the one of the plurality of substrate paths connecting the source substrate node and the destination substrate node, wherein the end-to-end latency associated with the one of the plurality of substrate paths is less than or equal to a maximum allowable latency for the virtual link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CANADA CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
    Inventors: Nashid Shahriar, Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury, Raouf Boutaba, Jeebak Mitra, Mahdi Hemmati
  • Patent number: 11044697
    Abstract: Provided are a paging method and a paging apparatus. The method comprises: a network device receiving state information about a remote terminal device; the network device determining, according to the state information, a paging mode for paging the remote terminal device; and the network device paging the remote terminal device according to the paging mode. It can thus be ensured that a network device correctly pages a remote terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11044148
    Abstract: An optimistic and failsafe technique validates network configurations of storage and compute nodes deployed as a cluster. An optimistic aspect of the technique, saves an initial network configuration state of each node as a “failsafe” state and an expected network end-state is applied to each node. According to a validation aspect of the technique, each node employs a test to validate connectivity with other nodes in the cluster. In response to every validating node responding to a coordinating node that the validation test succeeded, an “all-clear” message is sent to all of the nodes instructing each node to maintain the applied expected network end-state. If any node is unreachable due to a configuration validation failure, then a failsafe aspect of the technique is invoked wherein the all-clear message is not sent and the remaining nodes of the cluster automatically “roll-back” to the initial failsafe network state after a timeout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: John Allen Patterson, John Mears
  • Patent number: 11038794
    Abstract: A router node may be configured for communication of multicast traffic in a network fabric which may include a plurality of spine nodes interconnected to a plurality of leaf nodes. The router node may be configured as one of the leaf nodes and serve as a first hop router for multicast traffic. At the router node, a message for flooding the network fabric may be sent based on an indication of communication of multicast traffic for a multicast group from a source device. The message may include at least one spine node identifier of at least one preferred spine node joined to the multicast group at the router node. The message may be for indicating, to at least one of the leaf nodes, to prioritize joining to the multicast group at the at least one preferred spine node according to at least one spine node identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Francesco Meo, Stig Ingvar Venaas, Rahul Savarapu Parameswaran, Ramakrishnan Chokkanathapuram Sundaram, Mankamana Prasad Mishra
  • Patent number: 11038756
    Abstract: A method is described that determines that a replacement node device has been connected to a mesh network, the replacement node device corresponding to an original node that has been removed from the mesh network. In response to determining that the replacement node device has been connected to the mesh network, network topology data is accessed that specifies one or more data routing configurations that are each associated with a node device included in the mesh network. From among the one or more data routing configurations specified by the network topology data, a particular data routing configuration is identified that is associated with the original node device that has been removed from the mesh network. Data that specifies the particular data routing configuration that is associated with the original node device that has been removed from the mesh network is provided to the replacement node device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Flannery Knight, John Douglas Penning
  • Patent number: 11039490
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating creating a mesh connectivity between network nodes in a hierarchical network. According an embodiment, a method comprising receiving a first condition, wherein the first condition indicates whether to setup a mesh connection with a first distributed unit node of a first node device. The method further comprising, in response to determining that the first condition indicates establishment of the mesh connection, facilitating establishing a peer-to-peer connection directly with the first distributed unit node of the first node device and a second distributed unit node of a second node device, wherein the first distributed unit node comprises wireless communication technologies and the second distributed unit node comprises wireless communication technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Milap Majmundar, Thomas Novlan, Xiaoyi Wang, Salam Akoum
  • Patent number: 11038792
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for path computation includes generating, by a Path Computation Client (PCC), a path computation element communication protocol (PCEP) message, whereby the PCEP message comprises a characteristic associated with a level of protection of a Protection Label Switch path (LSP) with a Working LSP; and transmitting, by the PCC, the PCEP message to a Path Computation Element (PCE), for path computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Venugopal Reddy Kondreddy, Mahendra Singh Negi
  • Patent number: 11038906
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying threats within a network include collecting network traffic data and providing the network traffic data to a classifier configured to identify patterns within the network traffic data consistent with malicious computing devices. The computing devices identified by the classifier are then validated to confirm whether they are, in fact, malicious. In one implementation, such validation is accomplished by interrogating suspected malicious computing devices with messages according to a particular communication protocol and determining whether corresponding responses received form the malicious computing devices are similarly in accordance with the communication protocol. In certain implementations, after identification and validation of a malicious computing device, an emulated computing device is used to continue communication with the malicious computing device and to log characteristics of such communications to further train the classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Skyler J. Bingham, Thomas B. Boatwright, Jeffrey Bickford
  • Patent number: 11032736
    Abstract: A transmission method, apparatus and system for feedback acknowledge information are provided. The method includes: receiving by a terminal device downlink control information sent by an access network device, the downlink control information comprising a first information field and a second information field, wherein the first information field is used for indicating a timing relationship of a feedback acknowledge information corresponding to the downlink control information and the second information field is used to indicate a downlink allocation index; and determining, according to the first information field and the second information field, the number of first bits of the feedback acknowledge information transmitted in a target transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 11031993
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) relay communication according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 11032106
    Abstract: A separate dedicated channel is set up and used for tunnel keepalive exchanges. Using such a dedicated channel permits tunnel keepalives to be processed completely at forwarding plane, without needing to send them to the control plane for processing. This dedicated channel can implement its own sequencing (in a way that avoids the need to use the control plane for processing). Alternatively, this dedicated channel might not use sequencing at all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Yogesh Prakesh Nautiyal
  • Patent number: 11032100
    Abstract: Communication devices and methods and corresponding systems are discussed. Transmission is based on symbols, where each symbol comprises a same number of time units. A position of transition between a first signal value and a second signal value within the symbol indicates a value of the symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Scherr
  • Patent number: 11032178
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a centralized managing system and method for creating, deploying, administering, and managing a plurality of separate and distinct virtual computer networks on a virtualization platform for offering cloud computing services (SaaS). Embodiments of the invention relate to a computer system for a centralized management of separate and distinct virtual computer networks, which has a security grid which has at least one grid processor and a memory device that stores a managing application. The managing application has a virtualization platform, a grid access layer, a virtual computer network template system, a plurality of resource distribution tools and a plurality of monitoring and metering tools. The grid processor is adapted by the managing application so that it can create, deploy, administer, and manage the plurality of separate and distinct computer networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Weinberg, Christopher S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 11025526
    Abstract: A method for modeling and execution of event-driven software applications. Its main parts are the routing graph model, the run time engine and optionally a user interface and automatic configuration modules. The routing graph is comprised of routing and processing task nodes. Routing nodes are enriched with node-type specific event routing logic. Task nodes process specific types of events and produce output events. The run time engine executes the routing graph model, based on the routing nodes logic and the tasks processing functions. The user interface component is used to compose and manage the routing graph configuration. The automatic configuration modules may be used to combine and configure predefined routing sub-graphs into a resulting routing graph model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Oren Rabinowitz
  • Patent number: 11025748
    Abstract: A mobile system (S1) comprises i) a first operating system (OS1), capable of exchanging data with a CPE (E1), ii) a second operating system (OS2) with a tunnel layer and coupled to devices (D1-D3) having respective IP prefixes and producing data to be accessed from a central application, via a client gateway (CG), iii) a first means (M1) for obtaining a first IP address for the second operating system (OS2) from the CPE (E1) and through the first operating system (OS1), and a second means (M2) for triggering transmission of this first IP address and the device prefixes by the second operating system (OS2) to the client gateway (CG), through the first operating system (OS1) and the CPE (E1), for requesting the establishment of a tunnel between the second operating system (OS1) and the client gateway (CG) to allow the central application to access to data generated by the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Philippe Bereski, Christophe Doiteaux
  • Patent number: 11026104
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improving communications when encountering aggressive communication systems. In one embodiment, a communication system includes a WAP operable to link a UE to a communication network via a communication protocol and a communications processor operable with the WAP to detect another communication system operating within a range of the WAP, and to determine that the other communication system is operating via another communication protocol that differs from the communication protocol of the communication network based on UEs in range of the WAP. The UEs are operable to communicate via both communication protocols. The communications processor queries the UEs in the range of the WAP to determine which of the UEs are communicating via the other communication protocol, and estimates a rate of successful communication with the UE via the WAP based on a number of UEs communicating via the other communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Jennifer Andreoli-Fang
  • Patent number: 11025506
    Abstract: A system may include a database and server device(s) disposed within a remote network management platform. The database may contain established normalization information for a plurality of software applications installed on computing devices of a managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Colby Andrew Blakeman, German Andres Bertot
  • Patent number: 11026165
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a radio network node for enabling communication for a wireless device in a communication network, which communication network comprises a core network with partitioned sets of functionalities, where a first core network node supports a first set of functionalities out of a total set of functionalities in the core network, and the first set of functionalities belongs to a first network slice of the core network and is separated from another set of functionalities. The radio network node receives a connection request from the wireless device comprising an indication, which indication indicates connection to the first network slice. The radio network node retrieves configuration information from a network node for establishing the connection interface, for RAN and/or CN, to the first network slice, and establishes the connection interface towards the first core network node using the retrieved configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Mats Forsman, Tomas Thyni, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 11019644
    Abstract: A middle-tier self-organizing network (mSON) may obtain configuration parameters concerning a cluster, one or more operating profiles, and one or more usage schedules respectively associated with the one or more operating profiles, from a centralized self-organizing network (cSON). The mSON may identify a distributed self-organizing network (dSON) of one or more dSONs associated with the cluster and may select, based on identifying the dSON, an operating profile, of the one or more operating profiles, and a respective usage schedule of the one or more usage schedules. The mSON may generate, based on the configuration parameters, monitoring information, and may send the operating profile, the usage schedule, and the monitoring information to the dSON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Krishna K. Bellamkonda, Vijay T. Madhav
  • Patent number: 11019534
    Abstract: A method for managing radio resources in a multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT) wireless communication network, which includes one or more orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA)-based base stations that implement different radio access technologies (RATs), includes the step of creating, for each of a plurality of mobile terminals, an incoming queue where data destined to the respective mobile terminal is buffered. Queue information of each mobile terminal is collected and provided to the multi-RAT wireless communication network. System constraints of the multi-RAT wireless communication network are defined and network constraint information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Luis Diez Fernandez, Ramon Agueero, Xi Li, Xavier Costa Perez