Using A Particular Learning Algorithm Or Technique Patents (Class 370/255)
  • Patent number: 10321494
    Abstract: A communication method and a device, where the method includes receiving, by a first device, a first message sent by a second device using a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, where the first message includes address information of the second device in an infrastructure network and identification information of a radio access device connected to the second device in the infrastructure network, and when a radio access device connected to the first device and the radio access device connected to the second device in the infrastructure network are a same radio access device, communicating, by the first device, with the second device according to the address information using the connected radio access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Chen, Ping Fang
  • Patent number: 10320667
    Abstract: The present document discloses a notification method and device and an acquisition device for a MAC address of ESADI. The method includes: a RB issuing a MAC address which is reachable natively by the RB via a LSP of the ESADI; and Step 204: the RB notifying multiple RBs which correspond to the MAC address and belong to the same MC-LAG by way of a MAC-Reachability TLV extension of the LSP. The present document solves the problem in the related technology that the RB is unable to notify the remote RB of native multi-chassis RB IDs when accessing the TRILL network by a multi-chassis access, so that the remote RB can acquire which RBs belong to the same MC-LAG, thereby improving the flexibility of the processing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Qiang Wu, Ting Liao
  • Patent number: 10321379
    Abstract: A broadcast transmission will generate a packet storm in a mesh network, which will last for a very long time and block the network for other traffic. There is a parameter in a broadcast control mechanism named radius which controls the duration of the packet storm. The invention proposes to dynamically select the smallest radius to reduce the packet storm to a minimum, by reporting the smallest possible radius parameter for the broadcast control mechanism. Each device or node of the network comprises a neighbor table for tracking which of its neighboring devices or nodes has successfully relayed the broadcast transmission. Additionally, each device or node comprises a broadcast transaction table to keep a record of any new broadcast transmission or transaction that is either initiated locally or received from a neighboring device or node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Ge
  • Patent number: 10306706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an SDN-based WIA-PA field network/IPv6 backhaul network joint scheduling method, which belongs to the technical field of industrial networks. Specific to the currently existing problems on data interaction among multiple WIA-PA networks and between the WIA-PA network and an IPv6 network, the method implements a scheduling function for a WIA-PA data stream in the IPv6 backhaul network and adds a joint control function for supporting a WIA-PA network manager in an SDN controller based on the IPv6 backhaul network according to the self-characteristics and application requirements of the WIA-PA network. The present invention not only implements the joint scheduling of a cross-network data stream for the IPv6 backhaul network and the WIA-PA network, but also enables the fine-grain recognition specific to the WIA-PA network data stream to implement the bandwidth guarantee for the end-to-end cross-network data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CHONGQIN UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Heng Wang, Chang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10306550
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and methods of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) setting of a User Equipment (UE). For example, a UE may include a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) transceiver to communicate with a WLAN; a cellular transceiver to communicate with a cellular network; a user interface to provide a user with a plurality of WLAN setting options and to receive an indication of a selected WLAN setting from the plurality of WLAN setting options; and a connection manager to cause the WLAN transceiver to operate according to the selected WLAN setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Sudeep Divakaran, Anand Muralidharan
  • Patent number: 10305777
    Abstract: A flow entry configuration method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. The method includes: reporting, by a switch, information about a data packet of a first service to a controller, receiving a flow entry delivered by the controller according to the information and a flow table structure, determining a first target service path matching the flow entry of the first service, determining a target hardware flow table according to a preconfigured correspondence between the service path and a hardware flow table of the switch, and configuring a flow entry of the target hardware flow table according to the flow entry of the first service. Therefore, no matter to which controller the switch is connected, the switch can successfully configure, in the hardware flow table, the flow entry used to implement the first service, so as to successfully process the first service, thereby reducing a probability of failure in service processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bailin Wen, Fangping Liu, Weifeng Shen, Hongkuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10298517
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a method of adapting an association of physical resources in a network with a summarized resource corresponding to one or more class of service. The method comprises monitoring at least one parameter of the summarized resources. The method further comprises comparing the at least one parameter between a plurality of summarized resources, and comparing the class of service of the summarized resources. Based on the comparing of the at least one parameter and based on the comparing of the class of service of the summarized resources, the method comprises determining one or more summarized resources to be a source for providing physical resources and determining one or more summarized resources to be a destination for receiving physical resources. Based on the determining, the method comprises modifying an allocation of physical resources to transfer an association of physical resources from the source summarized resource to the destination summarized resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Paola Iovanna, Cristiano Zema
  • Patent number: 10291747
    Abstract: Techniques are described for extending a two-way active measurement protocol (TWAMP) to enable measurement of service key performance indicators (KPIs) in a software defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) architecture. The TWAMP extensions enable control messaging to be handled by a TWAMP control client executed on a centralized controller, and data messaging to be handled by a TWAMP session initiator executed on a separate network device. Techniques are also described for extending TWAMP to enable measurement of any of a plurality of service KPIs for a given service supported at a TWAMP server. The service KPIs may include one or more of keepalive measurements, round trip time measurements, path delay measurements, service latency measurements, or service load measurements. The TWAMP extensions for the service KPIs may be used in both conventional network architectures and in SDN and NFV architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peyush Gupta, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Srivathsa Sarangapani
  • Patent number: 10289122
    Abstract: A method of communication link accessibility aware navigation is provided that includes querying a communication link accessibility map based on a location of interest provided by a path planner for a communication node. A communication link accessibility indicator is received representing a communication link characteristic associated with the location of interest in response to querying the communication link accessibility map. A communication link accessibility weight is determined based on a mission priority of maintaining a communication link of the communication node. The communication link accessibility weight is applied to the communication link accessibility indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Aaron Connor, George Nicholas Loussides, Harshad S. Sane
  • Patent number: 10285075
    Abstract: In an ad hoc wireless network, nodes determine contextual locations based at least in part on measured ranges to a plurality of fixed nodes having predetermined locations. When the contextual locations contains at least one error, the contextual locations are updated based at least in part on measured ranges between pairs of nodes in the ad hoc wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Ceilidh Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10285093
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an automatically deployed wireless network are provided. According to one embodiment, an access point controller (AC) determines the existence of a network anomaly at a position of a wireless network that is managed by the AC. Responsive thereto, the AC causes an unmanned vehicle that carries a movable access point (AP) to carry the movable AP to the position or proximate thereto and causes the movable AP to provide wireless network service to an area encompassing the position by sending a dispatch command to the unmanned vehicle. The dispatch command instructs the unmanned vehicle to move to the position or proximate thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Pankajkumar V. Chechani
  • Patent number: 10285080
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for improving robustness of a cellular network. A topology of the cellular network is represented as an undirected graph that represents base stations as nodes and represents communication paths between base stations as edges. Each node is associated with a “synergistic” version of a Shapley value proportional to an amount of network disturbance that would occur if that value's corresponding base station should fail. The synergistic nature of the synergistic Shapley values allows them to account for scenarios in which multiple base stations fail at the same time. A synergistic Shapley value of a particular node is derived as a function of how many of the shortest paths between nodes of the graph lengthen when the node's corresponding base station fails. Base stations and nodes associated with higher synergistic Shapley values are deemed to be “censorious” and in need of reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnasuri Narayanam, Ramasuri Narayanam, Mukundan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 10277463
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to computing platforms, and more particularly to a system and method for synchronizing computing platforms across technologies. In one embodiment, a method is provided for synchronizing a plurality of computing platforms. The method comprises gathering information on the plurality of computing platforms, performing a comparison among a set of computing platforms selected from the plurality of computing platforms based on the information gathered, providing at least one user selectable recommendation for synchronizing a computing platform selected from the set of computing platforms based on the comparison, and implementing the at least one recommendation on the computing platform upon selection by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Jayashree Sripathan, Kavitha Sridhar
  • Patent number: 10264601
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a downlink control information transmission method and apparatus. The method includes: determining multiple terminal devices used for downlink scheduling; determining downlink control information used by the multiple terminal devices to receive downlink data flows, where the downlink control information includes common control information shared by the multiple terminal devices, dedicated control information of each of the multiple terminal devices, and device identifier information of each terminal device, and an order of the device identifier information of each terminal device is the same as an order of the dedicated control information of each terminal device; and sending the downlink control information to the multiple terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Xiuqiang Xu, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 10263951
    Abstract: The present invention, generally, is directed towards sending and receiving communication sessions across more than one network using an address family translation or network address translation (NAT) system and method. Such application is directed towards providing the ability to send and receive communications sessions between communication nodes, network edge devices, and the like, using more than one Internet protocol. This application is especially advantageous where communication sessions need to be transferred from one location to a second using the public Internet, i.e., Internet access provided by third-party Internet service providers (ISPs). The present invention, also, provides a translation system and method which may allow a communication node or a network edge device to recognize and interpret communication sessions received over a third-party Internet connection from a device hidden by a third party ISP-provided NAT implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kristian Kielhofner, Norman A. Worthington, III
  • Patent number: 10263849
    Abstract: Generating discovery profiles for discovering components of a computer network using agent software can include receiving a command from a client device to generate a discovery profile for an agent software instance. A network subnet and at least one network gateway address can be obtained from the agent software instance, which network subnet and at least one network gateway address can be associated with a network interface of the computing device operating the agent software. At least one other network subnet can be obtained from the agent software instance by sending instructions to the agent software instance to identify the at least one other network subnet using the at least one network gateway address. A discovery profile including the network subnet and the at least one other network subnet can then be generated for the agent software instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventor: Bnayahu Makovsky
  • Patent number: 10257719
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for wireless typology discovery for train backbone networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: CRRC ZHUZHOU INSTITUTE CO., LTD., NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jianghua Feng, Yu Liu, Osvaldo Simeone, Jun Tang, Zheng Wen, Alexander M. Haimovich, MengChu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10257072
    Abstract: A plurality of paths through a network are determined for transmitting a packet from a source device to a destination device. The paths are modelled as nodes in a Random Neural Network, each node corresponding to a path and a reward is calculated for each of the nodes. An excitatory weight and an inhibitory weight are determined for each of the nodes in the Random Neural Network. The excitatory weight is set directly proportional to the reward corresponding to the node for which the excitatory weight is being determined, and the inhibitory weight is set inversely proportional to the reward corresponding to the node for which the inhibitory weight is being determined. A potential is determined for each of the nodes based upon the excitatory and inhibitory weights. A path corresponding to the node with the highest potential is selected, and the packet is transmitted over the selected path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Samer Salam
  • Patent number: 10257762
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for a location-based network discovery and connection establishment, which take advantage of location/positioning technology of user equipment (UE) and resolve issues above of the blind search approaches. The location-based network discovery and connection establishment schemes use UE location information and a network access MAP to speed up network discovery, and remove the need for continuous search and measurement by the UE. The schemes also reduce the search space. A wireless network access map (MAP) is provided to the UE. The UE uses the MAP information with UE current location information to reduce the search space and speed up network discovery and radio connection establishment with the network. Network operators can use this network access MAP to control the network access and manage the network load distribution. The network access MAP can be customized for each UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Xu Li, Alex Stephenne
  • Patent number: 10257687
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for neighbor discovery in a wireless communication system are disclosed. A neighbor seeking wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may search for a first signal to discover neighbor WTRUs for peer-to-peer communication. The WTRU may then receive the first signal. Further, the WTRU may generate a report based on the received first signal. Then, the WTRU may send a second signal carrying the report to a cellular wireless network. The first signal may include a beacon for neighbor discovery or a synchronization signal or both. The report may contain at least one neighbor WTRU identity or at least a portion of a time value or both. Further, the report may contain a counter value, including at least a portion of a time value. The counter value may be based on a time source. In addition, the first signal may be received from a synchronization source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Gregory S. Sternberg, Balaji Raghothaman, Zhuorong Deng, Kiran K. Vanganuru
  • Patent number: 10250319
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying applications in satellites. In one example, a satellite device includes a communication interface and a virtualized execution system. The virtualized execution system is configured to receive state information via the communication interface from at least a peer satellite device related to execution of one or more software payloads by the peer satellite device, and execute one or more virtual nodes based at least on the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Vector Launcy Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Coleman, Darren D. Garber
  • Patent number: 10250488
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to managing link aggregation with respect to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. A set of workloads of the shared pool of configurable computing resources can be monitored to identify a set of networking data. Based on the set of networking data, a link aggregation arrangement for dynamic adjustment may be determined. The link aggregation arrangement may be established by dynamic adjustment with respect to the shared pool of configurable computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Taylor D. Peoples, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10244082
    Abstract: Techniques are described for extending a two-way active measurement protocol (TWAMP) to enable measurement of service key performance indicators (KPIs) in a software defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) architecture. The TWAMP extensions enable control messaging to be handled by a TWAMP control client executed on a centralized controller, and data messaging to be handled by a TWAMP session initiator executed on a separate network device. Techniques are also described for extending TWAMP to enable measurement of any of a plurality of service KPIs for a given service supported at a TWAMP server. The service KPIs may include one or more of keepalive measurements, round trip time measurements, path delay measurements, service latency measurements, or service load measurements. The TWAMP extensions for the service KPIs may be used in both conventional network architectures and in SDN and NFV architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peyush Gupta, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Srivathsa Sarangapani
  • Patent number: 10236973
    Abstract: A first set of signal carriers of a plurality of signal carriers may be determined to be faulty. The first set of signal carriers may be for transmitting a first set of respective lane signals of a plurality of lane signals. A second set of signal carriers of the plurality of signal carriers may be identified as not faulty. The second set of signal carriers may be for transmitting a second set of lane signals of the plurality of lane signals. Based on the determining and identifying, one or more of the first set of lane signals may be routed from the first set of signal carriers through a first subset of the second set of signal carriers, the routing of the one or more of the first set of lane signals may cause a bandwidth capacity to increase to a highest available bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Suresh Guduru
  • Patent number: 10237117
    Abstract: A configuration system for configuring the control-plane of a software-defined network is presented. The configuration system determines an entity-specific group of control-plane functionalities for each of controller entities located in a distributed way in the software-defined network. The control-plane functionalities are suitable for configuring data forwarding network elements, such as routers, to support services to be provided by the software-defined network. The configuration system composes, on the basis of the entity-specific groups, entity-specific portions of control data and transmits the entity-specific portions of the control data to the controller entities so as to configure each controller entity to support the corresponding entity-specific group of the control-plane functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CORIANT OY
    Inventors: Ville Hallivuori, Juhamatti Kuusisaari, Sami Finer
  • Patent number: 10237089
    Abstract: A packet tunneling method, a switching device, and a control device are provided. The method includes: a switching device receives a tunnel flow table entry delivered by the control device, where the tunnel flow table entry is used to determine a to-be-tunneled packet and indicate a tunneling operation to be performed on the to-be-tunneled packet; determines according to the tunnel flow table entry, whether the received first packet is the to-be-tunneled packet; and when the first packet is the to-be-tunneled packet, and tunnels the first packet according to the tunnel flow table entry. Because the switching device supports a tunnel flow table, when a packet is transmitted in a mobile packet network by using the OpenFlow protocol, tunnel encapsulation or decapsulation can be performed on the packet by using the tunnel flow table entry delivered by the control device, thereby enhancing a packet processing capability in the mobile packet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Tang, Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 10225751
    Abstract: Systems and methods of hybrid control of a computer network are provided. The system can comprise a controller and a plurality of nodes having an in-band control plane network arranged in a directed acyclic graph routing topology. A first node of the plurality of nodes can be configured to detect a link failure of a first link, the first link being controller-directed. The first node can reverse a second link to a second node from outward-directed to controller-directed such that the first node can communicate with the controller via the second link and the in-band control plane network. The first node can detect a reversal of the second link caused by the second node. The first node can determine that the in-band control plane network is partitioned. The first node can use an out-of-band control plane network to inform the controller that the in-band control plane network is partitioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Junda Liu, Jiangbo Li, Victor Lin
  • Patent number: 10222798
    Abstract: Autonomous ground vehicles (“AGVs”) are utilized to transport ordered items and may congregate in meeting areas (e.g., to receive items from common sources, utilize common resources, communicate, etc.) and the positions of the AGVs in an area may be coordinated. For example, AGVs waiting to receive ordered items from a transportation vehicle (e.g., a delivery truck) may be lined up according to delivery addresses, or according to an order of items in the transportation vehicle, etc. As another example, AGVs that are in a pickup area (e.g., where users may retrieve ordered items from the AGVs), may be arranged in a configuration that is relatively compact but which provides easy access for the users to retrieve the ordered items, etc. The AGVs may be repositioned based on various events (e.g., an AGV leaving the configuration, an improved arrangement being dynamically determined, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tye Michael Brady, Darren Ernest Canavor, Ethan Zane Evans, Pragyana K. Mishra, Hilliard Bruce Siegel
  • Patent number: 10218572
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for validating routing table information in a network. A network assurance appliance may be configured to retrieve implemented MP-BGP configuration data from a plurality of nodes in a network fabric and reference MP-BGP configuration data from a network controller. The network assurance appliance compares the implemented MP-BGP configuration data with the reference MP-BGP configuration data and determines that there is a MP-BGP misconfiguration of the implemented MP-BGP configuration data based on differences in the implemented MP-BGP configuration data and the reference MP-BGP configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ayas Pani, Sanchay Harneja, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10218799
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products and computer systems for optimizing client distances to nodes in a distributed computing environment are provided. A first registration request is received by a first node from a first client. The first node determines if a second client associated with the first node is suitable for an exchange to a second node. The first node sends a migration request to the second client responsive to determining the second client is suitable. The first node accepts the first registration request responsive to the second client connecting to the second node via a second registration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicola Milanese, Stefano Sidoti, Andrea Tortosa
  • Patent number: 10216853
    Abstract: A method for distributing VXLAN information that includes receiving, from a first leaf network device and by a first intermediate network device, first VXLAN information associated with a first computing device. The first leaf network device is connected to the first computing device and includes a first database server. The first intermediate network device includes a first database client and a second database server. The method also includes storing the first VXLAN information in a first database entry on the first intermediate network device; sending, by a second database server, a first copy of the first database entry to a higher-tier network device, and sending, by the first database client, a second copy of the first database entry to a third database server. The third database server is executing on a second leaf network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth James Duda
  • Patent number: 10210472
    Abstract: The delivery of goods to a customer comprises a substantial portion of human activity. To correct address errors and/or to more precisely locate delivery locations, systems are provided to assist human, human operated vehicle, or autonomous vehicles to locate a delivery point. Often the location of a delivery point is inaccurate or imprecise. GPS and other coordinate systems often fail or are imprecise without an unobstructed view of the sky. Even with coordinates available, the delivery point may be different from the coordinates or, more commonly, coordinates that are different from some standard point within a postal address associated with the coordinates. Providing a delivery system that utilizes a broadcasted identifier, such as an identifier associated with the order of the item, the delivery of the item may be made proximate to the source of the broadcasted identifier or further refined using the broadcasted identifier as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Valentine C. Matula, David Skiba, George Erhart
  • Patent number: 10206233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automatic switching method. A device according to an embodiment of the present invention is an automatic switching device in a second device, which comprises a controller for enabling the second device, together with a first device, to perform a terminal discovery and a service discovery, transmit a connection request message including a continuous connection field and an automatic connection mode from the second device, and receive a particular service from the first device on the basis of the information included in the connection request message, wherein the continuous connection field includes a service identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: In-Young Shin, Mayuresh Madhukar Patil, Aram Cho, Kiran Bharadwaj Vedula, Se-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 10200241
    Abstract: A system for automatically establishing a network. The system includes a main device group including a main wireless transceiver device, a control device and a first network interface and a secondary device group including a secondary wireless transceiver device, a secondary device group slave device and a second network interface. The main wireless transceiver device wirelessly communicating with the secondary wireless transceiver device to instruct the main device group and the secondary device group to form a network wherein the control device communicates with the secondary device group slave device over the first network interface and the second network interface, respectively. The control device wirelessly controls functions of the secondary device group slave device with instructions sent over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: John T. Shen, Benjamin H. Feingold, David B. Bennett, Rohitkumar Godhani, Mithun Gundi, Robert L. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 10200473
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a networked storage environment are provided. One method includes mirroring a plurality of requests from a switch and transmitting the mirrored plurality of requests to a remote acquisition unit; extracting application layer protocol data units from assembled transport layer packets; parsing the application layer protocol data units to obtain file system requests; identifying storage volume identifiers from the parsed file system requests that are associated with a greatest number of operations; identifying network addresses for client systems initiating the greatest number of operations for the storage volumes and network addresses of target storage systems managing the storage volumes; and providing a total number of operations for the plurality of requests in a given time, the identified storage volume identifiers, the network addresses of the client systems and the network addresses of the target storage systems to a management console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: John Jason Sprague, James Stephen Holden, Omri Kessel, John Strunk, Andrew Joseph Klosterman
  • Patent number: 10200253
    Abstract: A method for establishing end-to-end tunnels extending across multiple domains using a network element. The method includes receiving a request from a customer controller to implement a virtual network (VN) created by the customer controller, wherein the VN identifies the end-to-end tunnels extending across the multiple domains, mapping the VN to available resources based on network constraints in response to the request, and transmitting, after the VN has been mapped, a message to a network controller managing one of the domains that includes a network path used to form a portion of one of the end-to-end tunnels, wherein the message includes an association object having a Type-Length-Value (TLV) field containing a virtual network identifier binding the network path to the VN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Lee, Dhruv Dhody
  • Patent number: 10193854
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus mounted on a host vehicle to detect a duplicate temporary ID in basic safety messages (BSMs) over a dedicated short range communications (DSRC). The apparatus includes a receiver and a duplicate identifier. The receiver is configured to receive the BSMs from surrounding vehicles through packet transmission. The duplication identifier configured to identify the duplicate temporary ID based on the BSMs having an identical temporary ID value commonly used by at least two surrounding vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Aaron D Weinfield
  • Patent number: 10171969
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for facilitating wireless communication amongst sensors attached to wearables. Each of the sensors may be configured to operate either as a master device or a slave device. Further, the sensors may be inter-communicatively coupled to establish a sensor communication network wherein one of the sensors operates as the master device and the other sensors operates as the slave devices. Further, a set of sensors may be configured to broadcast metadata information to at least one other sensor within the sensor communication network. Further, the said sensor communication network may be updated based upon the metadata information received from the set of sensors to form an updated sensor communication network. The said sensor communication network may be updated by swapping one of the slave devices with the said master device to operate as a new master device for the said updated sensor communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Cho Wing Lam
  • Patent number: 10164876
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to assisting forwarding of multicast traffic over Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN) from a multicast source to a host multi-homed to multiple provider edge (PE) devices. Embodiments are based on the inclusion of an Ethernet Segment Identification (ESI) to EVPN type-6 routes advertised by PE devices which received a multicast Join message. Other PE devices receiving such routes are able to determine whether they belong to the ES identified by the ESI and to determine whether they are designated forwarders (DFs) for the host. Furthermore, PE devices which are the DFs are configured to re-originate the EVPN type-6 routes, i.e. re-send the advertisements, indicating themselves as DFs. This ensures that a remote PE device associated with the multicast source will also send multicast traffic to such DF PE devices, which, in turn, would allow the multicast traffic to successfully reach the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitesh Mukesh Kanjariya, Ashutosh Gupta, Manoj Kumar Pandey
  • Patent number: 10165090
    Abstract: Measures for transferring routing protocol information between a software defined network and one or more external networks are provided. A control node in a software defined network (SDN) is configured to maintain a protocol information database comprising routing protocol information for one or more switching nodes in the SDN. In response to detecting occurrence of a predetermined trigger event, the control node modifies the routing protocol information in the protocol information database, and determines whether the one or more switching nodes include an edge switching node. In response to the determination, a routing protocol message is transmitted from the control node to the edge switching node for forwarding via an external network interface. The routing protocol message includes data generated on the basis of the modified routing protocol information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Fiona Corden, Steve Balls, Alex Pollitt, Shaun Crampton, Jonathan Harrison, Jeff Rollins
  • Patent number: 10148616
    Abstract: A system with a local network and a set of remote networks is described herein. A subnet address range associated with the local network is subdivided into sub-segment address ranges. Each remote network is assigned a sub-segment address range for communicating with the local network. Each sub-segment address range is a smaller part of the original subnet range and each sub-segment range does not overlap with other sub-segment address ranges. Using an intermediate-local function device of the local network and intermediate-remote function devices of the remote networks, client stations in both the local and remote networks may seamlessly communicate using their native private addresses as destination addresses and without indirect address mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Aviatrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaobo Sherry Wei
  • Patent number: 10149165
    Abstract: An access controller is coupled to a plurality of physical access points. The access controller is operable to create a plurality of virtual access controllers that are each coupled to the plurality of physical access points. The access controller then creates a different virtual access point for each of the plurality of virtual access controllers, and associates the virtual access point of each virtual access controller with each of the plurality of physical access points coupled to that virtual access controller. The access controller then provides a plurality of different wireless subnetworks through each of the plurality of physical access points, with each virtual access controller providing one of the different wireless subnetworks using the virtual access point associated with each of the plurality of physical access points coupled to that virtual access controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rabah S. Hamdi, Saikrishna M. Kotha
  • Patent number: 10135704
    Abstract: The detection of network communication problems in networks that have multiple end nodes, and multiple transit nodes in between. One or more of the end nodes monitors one or more flows, creates associated flow information including performance information for each flow, and then reports the flow information. A system then estimates, for each of multiple flows within the network, a likely path that network traffic takes through that network. The system might then use performance information for each of the reported flows to identify at least one candidate problem network entity that is common amongst the estimated paths of the at least the subset of the plurality of flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Power, Peter John Hill
  • Patent number: 10136471
    Abstract: A communication device may shift an operation state of the communication device from a parent station state for operating as a parent station of a first wireless network to a specific state different from the parent station state, in a case where a predetermined communication with an external device not belonging to the first wireless network is executed under a first state where the communication device is operating as the parent station of the first wireless network; and after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the specific state, establish a first wireless connection with the external device operating as a parent station of a second wireless network via a first wireless interface of the communication device, so as to cause the communication device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shibata, Hirotaka Asakura
  • Patent number: 10116752
    Abstract: A computer system is provided that enables secure, on demand communications across IT infrastructures that may be divergent, and that may be associated with legacy components, different communication protocols, and frequent system changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KAROS HEALTH INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sumair Ur-Rahman, Michel Pawlicz
  • Patent number: 10108732
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing social graph maintenance services is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include accessing a social graph of a subject user. The social graph may include a plurality of nodes representing objects to which the subject user has a relationship and a plurality of edges representing the relationships. The method may further include determining that a particular node lacks relevance to the subject user. In response to determining that the particular node lacks relevance to the subject user, the relationship with the particular node is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Sandy Lynn Godsey, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman
  • Patent number: 10111114
    Abstract: A system for wireless communication devices using a frequency band shared by other devices, which performs channel and power allocation without operator intervention or a shared coordination device, in which all devices in a local area called a group, perform the same channel and power allocation using their own local data about their network and that of their group, which is shared along with data from the other devices in the group, using the backhaul network to exchange information with other devices in the group for providing better radio communication performance for the members of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Maseng AS
    Inventors: Magnus Skjegstad, Torleiv Maseng
  • Patent number: 10103974
    Abstract: A software-defined network (SDN) controller and a multipath routing method thereof are provided. In the method, a maximum bottleneck bandwidth (MBB) and a minimum hop count (MHC) of each of the nodes in the SDN are initiated. Next, a source node is visited, and neighboring nodes thereof are discovered to relax paths between the source node and each neighboring node. Then, a forwarding node having a maximum MBB among other nodes is visited, and its neighboring nodes which are connected therewith and unvisited are discovered to relax the paths between the forwarding node and each neighboring node. Afterwards, the rest of the nodes are consecutively visited until all nodes are visited. Finally, a disjoint path lookup table is established according to relation between the paths recorded for each node, and accordingly k disjoint paths having the maximum bottleneck bandwidth are found for transmitting k sub-flows divided from a data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Jang-Ping Sheu, Lee-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10102019
    Abstract: A device may receive information that identifies a set of rules for analyzing network traffic associated with a cloud computing environment. The device may receive network traffic information associated with the cloud computing environment. The network traffic information may be associated with network traffic transmitted to or transmitted from the cloud computing environment. The device may analyze the network traffic information using the set of rules, and may identify an action to be performed based on analyzing the network traffic information using the set of rules. The device may identify a layer of the cloud computing environment, at which to perform the action, based on analyzing the network traffic information using the set of rules. The device may cause the action to be performed to modify a configuration associated with the layer of the cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Brophy
  • Patent number: 10104454
    Abstract: A system of parking data aggregation and distribution may comprise a plurality of parking sensors, at least one of the plurality of parking sensors located proximate a parking area and one or more gateway devices. The system may further comprise an administrator interface, a parking operator dashboard interface, and a cloud service component. The cloud service component receives parking sensor data indicating occupancy and turnover from the gateway devices and transmits the parking sensor data to the parking operator dashboard web interface. The cloud service component may comprise a database for storing the parking sensor data and a software application for implementing an algorithm to create one or more predictions for future occupancy and future turnover during a future time period. The parking operator dashboard interface may display one or more representations of the parking sensor data over the past time period and predictions for future occupancy and future turnover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Sullivan, Rishi Malik