Switching Network Having Common Elements To Handle Both Circuit Switched Traffic And Packet Switched Traffic Patents (Class 370/353)
  • Patent number: 10405170
    Abstract: The invention provides a method comprising, receiving an indication of a desire for contact information associated with given media content, obtaining the contact information associated with the given media content in response to the indication and causing the obtained contact information to be stored in a database associated with a given party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Allan Arseneault
  • Patent number: 10387140
    Abstract: A method including (i) providing a first prompt by a terminal machine by running a terminal application, the terminal application comprising first computer-executable instructions and first code that conduct the terminal machine's portion of a dialog sequence between the terminal machine and a service provider machine, (ii) receiving entry of first data at the first prompt, (iii) communicating information associated with the first data from the terminal machine to a provider application at the service provider machine, the provider application comprising second computer-executable instructions and second code that conduct the service provider machine's portion of the dialog sequence, and (iv) receiving, at the terminal machine, third code that modifies at least a portion of the first code to produce first updated code, the first updated code adapting the terminal application to conduct a modified dialog sequence with the service provider machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: S3G Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shuvam Chatterjee, Sandeep Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10374642
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a power line communications device, and the power line communications device includes a USB interface, a protocol conversion module, a signal conversion module, a coupler, and a power line interface. A first end of the USB interface is connected to a first end of the protocol conversion module, a second end of the protocol conversion module is connected to a first end of the signal conversion module, a second end of the signal conversion module is connected to a first end of the coupler, and a second end of the coupler is connected to a first end of the power line interface. During implementation of the embodiments of the present invention, the USB interface may be used to provide a network signal for a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10346243
    Abstract: The ability to accurately and efficiently calculate and report communication errors is becoming more important than ever in today's communications environment. More specifically calculating and reporting CRC anomalies in a consistent manner across a plurality of communications connections in a network is crucial to accurate error reporting. Through a normalization technique applied to a CRC computation period (e.g., the PERp value), accurate error identification and reporting for each individual connection can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TQ DELTA, LLC
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 10263903
    Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus for managing a data packet flow at an inter-network system include obtaining, by an inter-network device, an identification of the data packet flow, the identification of the data packet flow being determined based on one or more transport protocol fields extracted from control-plane data associated with the data packet flow. Using the obtained identification of the data packet flow, the inter-network device identifies data packets associated with the data packet flow by checking transport layer data of intercepted user-plane data packets for potential match with the one or more transport protocol fields extracted from the control-plane data. If a match is found, the corresponding data packet is then managed by the inter-network device based on one or more management actions associated with the data packet flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: iBasis, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Xu
  • Patent number: 10244105
    Abstract: Methods and systems to display, in real time, detailed attribute information regarding a calling party. This information may be presented to a user in conjunction with an incoming voice-call or message on the user's smartphone/mobile internet device (MID) or other mobile device. Such information can help him/her in real-time to decide whether to respond to the communication. Attribute information is collected at a caller attributes processing server and communicated to a receiver device of the called party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gyan Prakash, Selim Aissi, Saurabh Dadu
  • Patent number: 10225846
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for deterministic service chaining between virtual network functions (VNFs). A control device can comprise a wide area network (WAN) interface, at least one local interface, and processing circuitry. The WAN interface can communicate with a plurality of WAN links. The at least one local interface can communicate with VNFs. The processing circuitry configured to: receive performance indicators, identify one of the plurality of devices having a value for a performance indicator that exceeds a threshold for a corresponding key performance indicator, and provide notification of a violation based on the identifying. The performance indicators can include latency and resource usage from the WAN interface and the at least one local interface. Also described are other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brendan N. Ryan, Rory Browne
  • Patent number: 10201021
    Abstract: A mobile communications terminal comprising a memory, a radio interface and a controller is disclosed. The controller is configured to enable a multiple-layer protocol stack comprising at least a Network layer to establish an RRC connection through said radio interface by transmitting an RRC connection request to a first base station, receiving a response; determine a cause of reject, notify a higher layer, and establishing a second connection for communicating through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventor: Joachim Ramkull
  • Patent number: 10178010
    Abstract: A method for data communication includes submitting from a host processor to a network interface controller (NIC) during a first time period first work items instructing the NIC to transmit over a network packets containing respective data. The first work items include pointer-based work items, which contain a pointer to the respective data in a memory of the host processor, and inline work items, which contain the respective data. The performance of the NIC is measured in transmitting the packets during the first time period. During a second time period, subsequent to the first time period, the host processor submits second work items to the NIC while deciding automatically, under control of software running on the host processor and based on the measured performance during the first time period, how many of the second work items are to be pointer-based and how many are to be inline work items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran Koren, Elad Persiko, Ofer Hayut
  • Patent number: 10142023
    Abstract: Optical network termination systems, devices and methods including an optical network terminal (ONT) having a processor in communication with an external optical fiber. The ONT processors further in communication with a wireless access point and at least one electrically conductive internal transport medium, both providing for the communication of telecommunication signals with devices located within a customer premises. The wireless access point and in certain instances the processor are back powered over the electrically conductive internal transport medium from AC power within the premises. In certain embodiments, the wireless access point communicates with devices within the premises over a distributed antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10117090
    Abstract: Multiple user devices may be associated with a single telephone number to enable a user to initiate and receive communication via the single telephone number from any of the multiple user devices. An input is received at a service portal of a mobile telecommunication network. The input configures multiple user devices to share a common telephone number to initiate and receive communications. The input is stored as a device association profile in a device association data store that is accessible by a call session control function (CSCF) node of the mobile telecommunication network. The CSCF node then further determines based at least on the device association profile whether a user device is eligible to use the common telephone number to initiate and receive communications via the mobile telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeeshan Jahangir, Shujaur Rehman Mufti, Sabuhi Kiran Zaifuddin
  • Patent number: 10110712
    Abstract: A novel algorithm for packet classification that is based on a novel search structure for packet classification rules is provided. Addresses from all the containers are merged and maintained in a single Trie. Each entry in the Trie has additional information that can be traced back to the container from where the address originated. This information is used to keep the Trie in sync with the containers when the container definition dynamically changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Mohan Parthasarathy, Jayant Jain, Xinhua Hong, Anirban Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10110339
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of a network configuration configured to permit a dense wavelength division multiplexing (“DWDM”) element to connect to a storage server, an Internet Protocol (“IP”) router, and DWDM network are disclosed. The configuration includes the DWDM network, storage area network (“SAN”) server, IP router, and optical transport network (“OTN”) switch. While the DWDM network transports information via optical fibers, the DWDM switch is coupled to the DWDM network for transporting optical signals. The SAN server is coupled to a port of the DWDM switch and is configured to store data at a remote location. The IP router which is coupled to the DWDM switch facilitates IP traffic between a user and the DWDM network. The OTN switch, coupled to the first DWDM switch, is capable of processing at least a portion of the optical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TELL ABS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Jenkins, Ramasubramanian Anand, Joel Butz
  • Patent number: 10070331
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a transportation vehicle are provided. One method includes collecting by a processor connection information for a plurality of user devices accessing a wireless network on a transportation vehicle; determining by the processor available bandwidth for the plurality of user devices depending on a connection type; monitoring currently used bandwidth by the plurality of user devices; receiving a request from a user device to access content via the wireless connection; determining by the processor additional bandwidth for accessing the content by the user device; and rejecting the request for accessing the content when the additional bandwidth and the currently used bandwidth equals or exceeds the available bandwidth for the plurality of user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Changhwa Lin
  • Patent number: 10057211
    Abstract: A broadcast signal transmission method is disclosed. A system that is capable of effectively supporting a next generation broadcast service in an environment that supports next generation hybrid broadcasting using a terrestrial broadcast network and the Internet is proposed. In addition, an efficient signaling scheme that is capable of using both a terrestrial broadcast network and the Internet in an environment that supports next generation hybrid broadcasting is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woosuk Kwon, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 9998507
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for managing emergency communications by using multiple transport layer sessions to ensure robust communications during periods of poor communication quality and/or by providing persistent communication sessions that continue despite poor communication quality or disconnections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik
  • Patent number: 9984088
    Abstract: Techniques to provide access to file system information are disclosed. In various embodiments, an indication that a user input associated with creating a local copy of a file system object has been received is received at a file system client. The file system client determines that a user-driven pre-fetch option has been set with respect to the file system object. The file system client pre-fetches content data associated with the file system object, based at least in part on the determination that the pre-fetch option has been set with respect to the file system object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Maginatics LLC
    Inventors: Rajiv Desai, Vaibhav Kamra
  • Patent number: 9979587
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for semi-synchronously exporting data. A web server creates an export record in response to receiving a data request from a client computer. The web server sends a token to the client computer, wherein receipt of the token enables the client computer to be used for other purposes while waiting for receipt of requested data. At least one of multiple batch processing servers processes the data request in response to accessing the export record. At least one of the multiple batch processing servers updates the export record to reflect the processing of the data request. The web server exports the processed data request to the client computer in response to identifying an update of the export record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Muralidhar Tejomurtula, Oleksii Kolesnik, Pawan Nachnani, Cassandra Funk, MaryAnn Patel, Atul Singh
  • Patent number: 9961591
    Abstract: Circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) is a technique to deliver voice-services to a mobile, when the mobile is camped in a long-term evolution (LTE) network. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques that may help reduce delays in call setup related to CSFB and, in some cases, avoid unnecessary paging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorported
    Inventor: Arvind Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 9960872
    Abstract: A network device including first and second queues, a determination module, a counter module, a comparison module and a blocking shaper. The determination module determines a size of the second frame. The counter module determines an amount of time remaining in a guard band and converts the amount of time to a size representative of the time remaining in the guard band. The guard band refers to a period of time leading up to a window. The first frame is scheduled to be forwarded from the first queue during the window. The comparison module compares the size of the second frame to the size representative of the time remaining in the guard band and generates a result based on the comparison. The blocking shaper, based on the result, determines whether to permit or block transmission of the second frame from the second queue during the guard band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald Pannell
  • Patent number: 9955405
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless system comprises a host MSC/VLR of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and a plurality of base station subsystems (BBSs). Each BSS includes a respective base station controller (BSC) and one or more base transceiver stations (BTSs). The wireless system further comprises a virtual base station controller (VBSC) communicatively coupled to the plurality of BSSs and the host MSC/VLR. The VBSC appears, from the perspective of the host MSCNLR, to be a base station controller for the BTSs in the plurality of BSSs. The VBSC and at least some of the BSSs include functionality for locally switching calls in the BSSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: PARALLEL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Siu Bun Chan, Qiming Zhu
  • Patent number: 9942390
    Abstract: First call identification information is stored at a network-connected device. The first call identification information identifies a call between an initiating device connected to an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network and a called device connected to the IP-based network. The call identified by the first call identification information is established through a telephone carrier network. Second call identification information is stored in the network-connected device. A determination is made that the first call identification information and the second call identification information identify the call from the initiating device to the called device. The call is connected through the IP-based network so as to avoid the telephone carrier network based upon the determining that the first call identification information and the second call identification information identify the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Pearce
  • Patent number: 9936475
    Abstract: A communication device of handling a detach procedure comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise attaching to a network in a Network Mode of Operation I (NMO I) for a circuit switched (CS) domain and a packet switched (PS) domain; transmitting a first General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) mobility management (GMM) message to the network; receiving a second GMM message comprising a GMM cause indicating an implicit detach from the network; and performing an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) detach for the PS domain but not for the CS domain, when a Radio Resource (RR) connection exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kundan Tiwari
  • Patent number: 9930239
    Abstract: Examples herein provide multi-turn coil multiplex circuits. The multi-turn coil multiplex circuits include a multi-turn coil, a switch, a near field communication (NFC) matching circuit, and a camera circuit. The switch includes a common port, a first port, and a second port. The multi-turn coil is connected to the common port. The NFC matching circuit is connected to the first port. The camera circuit is connected to the second port. Where a camera control signal is present, the connection with the second port is activated and the multi-turn coil can be used as a camera focusing coil associated with the camera circuit. Where no camera control signal is present, the connection with the first port is activated and the multi-turn coil can be used as an NFC antenna associated with the NFC matching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Di, Xinming Shi, Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 9907112
    Abstract: An acknowledgment packet sending method and device are provided, so as to reduce sending of acknowledgment packets on an air interface, and improve efficiency of air interface resource utilization. After receiving a TCP acknowledgment packet that is sent by a TCP protocol entity unit of a communications device and does not carry data information, an RLC protocol entity unit of the communications device discards the received TCP acknowledgment packet; or determines, according to a sending status of an RLC acknowledgment packet, whether to send a TCP acknowledgment packet to a peer communications device, and performs corresponding processing according to a result of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingli Pang, Xiaoxiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 9839070
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, a plurality of communication devices performs transmission and reception, each communication device including a signal processing unit/transmitting unit, a MAC layer processing unit and an IP layer processing unit. The IP layer processing unit includes an ad hoc network processing unit, an address information management unit, a relay information storage unit and an ARP information storage unit. The ARP information storage unit stores an adaptive address code information table and the relay information storage unit stores a relay information table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Tomoya Shoji, Nobuyuki Uchikawa, Hiroshi Nakano, Junichi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9787491
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for interleaving communications with a home area network (HAN) and a data network. A gateway device interleaves communications within timeslots of a time slotted channel hopping protocol. A gateway device can be configured to determine, during a first portion of a timeslot, whether the gateway device received a portion of a message from a data network. If the gateway device receives no messages from the data network during the first portion of the timeslot, the gateway device switches to listen for communication from the HAN during a second portion of the timeslot. If the gateway device receives a portion of the message from the HAN, the gateway device continues to receive receives the remainder of the message until one or more trigger conditions that cause the gateway device to listen for communication from the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Landis & Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Calvert, Stephen Chasko, James Hartman, Sean Holcombe, Jeff Shudark
  • Patent number: 9787592
    Abstract: A packet transfer system includes a transmitter apparatus, a processing apparatus, a first transfer apparatus and a second transfer apparatus. The transmitter apparatus transmits a data packet including data and quality information associated with a transfer rate of the data. The first transfer apparatus performs a transfer process of the data packet received from the transmitter apparatus. The second transfer apparatus is connected to the first transfer apparatus through first and second routes, and transfers a data packet received from the first transfer apparatus. The first route is used for transferring a data packet including first quality information associated with a first transfer rate. The second route is used for transferring a data packet including second quality information associated with a second transfer rate. The second transfer apparatus releases the first route when reception of a data packet including the first quality information has been terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Minakuchi, Hideyuki Matsuda, Tomotaka Endo
  • Patent number: 9769257
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for maintaining a membership view of a distributed computing system comprising a multitude of members, wherein each of said members sends out a message indicating that said each of the members is available in the system. In one embodiment, the method comprises maintaining a first list of at least some of the members in the distributed system; and over a period of time, when one of the members sends out the message indicating that said one of the members is available in the distributed system, adding said one of the members to a second list. At defined times, the first list is replaced with the second list. In an embodiment, the method further comprises at said defined times, starting a new, empty second list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Luis Garcés-Erice
  • Patent number: 9769118
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system, and a method for providing a security barrier between local network and an internet connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Zyxel Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Joe, Shawn Rogers, Tri Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9753958
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for providing a device agnostic active/active data center. Providing a device agnostic active/active data center can include receiving user communication assigned from a content delivery network (CDN) provider. In addition, providing a device agnostic active/active data center can include determining a designated database for the user communication. Furthermore, providing a device agnostic active/active data center can include assigning a destination address to the designated database for the user communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Wilkinson, Shannon Thornton, Phillip Carl Schwesinger, Jason Paul Larrew, Tom Lavelle
  • Patent number: 9755982
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for checking a data frame length relate to an Ethernet passive optical network in the communication field. The method includes: during reception of an Ethernet frame, when determining through analysis that a received Ethernet frame is a data frame, extracting frame length information and frame indication information in the data frame, and calculating a frame length mantissa according to the frame length information; writing the data frame into a small cache for storage according to the frame indication information, and counting write enable signals used for controlling writing of a data frame by using a base-N counter, so as to obtain a count value of the write enable signal; and comparing the frame length mantissa with the count value, and if a comparison result is consistent, then a data frame length being successfully checked, and writing the frame length information into the small cache for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Lei Yuan
  • Patent number: 9740495
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing an enhanced out of order processor instruction issue queue in a computer system. Instructions are selectively accepted into an instruction issue queue and ages are assigned to the accepted queue entry instructions using a queue counter. The queue entry instructions are issued based upon resources being ready and ages of the instructions. Ages of the queue entry instructions and the queue counter are selectively decremented, responsive to issuing instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chen Guo, John Ho, Ziad Saliba, Arash Shokouhbakhsh, Cheng-Fu F. Tsai
  • Patent number: 9722666
    Abstract: A power line method and system are provided. The power line transmission method is applicable to a power line network, where the power line network includes a main power line device configured to connect a cable network, and a plurality of slave power line devices configured to receive the power line network provided by the main power line device. The power line transmission method includes the steps of selecting an agent device from the slave power line devices located in a section where the power line network is broken and maintaining the power line network by connecting the slave power line devices located in the non-broken section of the power line network to the agent device through a wireless network function provided by the agent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Neweb Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng-Kun Shen
  • Patent number: 9699094
    Abstract: A system for providing differentiated services to traffic flows of a content distribution network is disclosed. In particular, the system may include determining if a first portion of an internet protocol address associated with a traffic flow includes an identifier for a node in the content distribution network by comparing the identifier to a set of prefixes for the content distribution network. Additionally, the system may include determining if a second portion of the internet protocol address matches a unique host address specified by the content distribution network for a customer of the content distribution network. If a rule for providing a differentiated service exists for the customer, the first portion is in the set of prefixes, and the second portion matches the unique host address specified for the customer, the system may provide the differentiated service for the traffic flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Anschutz
  • Patent number: 9681277
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a method for transmitting a message. A method of operating an electronic device may include: determining by a processor whether a call with a counterpart electronic device is possible; and transmitting a call wish message through a communication network to the counterpart electronic device when the call is not possible based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 9619629
    Abstract: A system for transferring verified media data. The system comprising: an item of content storing the media data, and having an associated serial number; a computing device including a first storage device and a network interface; a secure copying application program; a secure copy of the media data generated by the secure copying application program and stored on the first storage device; a verification server including a serial number database and having a network connection to the computing device through the network interface, wherein the secure copying application program generates the secure copy after verifying the serial number is valid and active by communicating with the verification server; and a portable copy of the media data, including license information, generated from the secure copy by the secure copying application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc
    Inventors: Brian D. Lakamp, Mitchell F. Singer
  • Patent number: 9609055
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for maintaining a membership view of a distributed computing system comprising a multitude of members, wherein each of said members sends out a message indicating that said each of the members is available in the system. In one embodiment, the method comprises maintaining a first list of at least some of the members in the distributed system; and over a period of time, when one of the members sends out the message indicating that said one of the members is available in the distributed system, adding said one of the members to a second list. At defined times, the first list is replaced with the second list. In an embodiment, the method further comprises at said defined times, starting a new, empty second list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Luis Garcés-Erice
  • Patent number: 9600434
    Abstract: A switch fabric is disclosed that includes a serial communications interface and a parallel communications interface. The serial communications interface is configured for connecting a plurality of slave devices to a master device in parallel to transmit information between the plurality of slave devices and the master device, and the parallel communications interface is configured for separately connecting the plurality of slave devices to the master device to transmit information between the plurality of slave devices and the master device, and to transmit information between individual ones of the plurality of slave devices. The parallel communications interface may comprise a dedicated parallel communications channel for each one of the plurality of slave devices. The serial communications interface may comprise a multidrop bus, and the parallel communications interface may comprise a cross switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Bedrock Automation Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Calvin, Albert Rooyakkers
  • Patent number: 9525708
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of performing signalling and media conversion in a multioperator environment. The invention comprises receiving a signalling from a first operator; detecting a second operator of the signalling; checking information of the second operator from a database; carrying out at least one conversion to the signalling from the first operator; and transmitting the signalling to the second operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: TELIASONERA AB
    Inventors: Tero Jalkanen, Jari Weckman
  • Patent number: 9526035
    Abstract: A scheme that enables seamless roaming between the WLAN and the cellular carrier network by enabling a user that originates a call in the WLAN and happens to go outside the range of the WLAN to automatically switch over to the cellular carrier network without losing connection with the other party. This solution assumes that the mobile device has the capability to operate in at least two modes that include the WLAN mode and one of the cellular carrier modes, such as the GSM, IS-95 CDMA, IS-136 TDMA, and iDEN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver C. Ibe, Jianyu Zeng
  • Patent number: 9521455
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that enables a user to patch corrupted media. In particular, the media guidance application place-shifts a frame of a second version of the media corresponding to a corrupted portion of the media from a remote location and displays the place-shifted data at the local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Ashwini Dharwa, Raghavendra Goddumarri, Vishal Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9479544
    Abstract: A Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) cable modem system is coupled to: i) via a local area internet protocol (IP) network, a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) device operating Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for signaling a VoIP session; and ii) via a DOCSIS network, a cable modem termination system (CMTS) via a network. The cable modem system comprises instructions stored in a memory and executed by a processor. The instructions comprise: i) in response to receiving a frame via the local area IP network, determining if the frame is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) invite message signaling a VoIP session with a remote endpoint; and ii) in response to determining that the frame is a SIP invite message, generating a DOCSIS message to the CMTS to request an addition of reserved bandwidth on the DOCSIS network for the VoIP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Innomedia PTE LTD
    Inventors: Don Philip Ajero, Chih-Ping Lee, Nan-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9473883
    Abstract: An application can specify a location service authorization type to be enforced by a mobile device. After the user authorizes the location service through an authorization dialog, the application can receive location service according to the authorization type. A first authorization type allows the application to receive continuous location updates and location events from a location service on the mobile device only when the application is in use. A second authorization type allows the application to always receive continuous location updates and location events when the application is running in a foreground or background. The text of the authorization dialog can be customized by the application to provide more detail on how the location data will be used by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Rhee, Adam M. Driscoll, Jeffrey Michael Bartunek, Ronald K. Huang, Erik Neuenschwander, Patrick Coffman, Guy L. Tribble
  • Patent number: 9459830
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for recovering a memory of a user plane buffer and relates to the communication field. The method and apparatus are used to recover the memory of the user plane buffer immediately and quickly. The method for recovering a memory of a user plane buffer includes: monitoring memory usage of a buffer in real time; when the memory usage of the buffer is greater than or equal to a preset threshold, releasing the memory of the buffer, where the preset threshold is smaller than a memory capacity of the buffer. The solution of the present invention is applicable to any scenario where the memory of the buffer needs to be recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianbo Hu
  • Patent number: 9450890
    Abstract: An egress packet modifier includes a script parser and a pipeline of processing stages. Rather than performing egress modifications using a processor that fetches and decodes and executes instructions in a classic processor fashion, and rather than storing a packet in memory and reading it out and modifying it and writing it back, the packet modifier pipeline processes the packet by passing parts of the packet through the pipeline. A processor identifies particular egress modifications to be performed by placing a script code at the beginning of the packet. The script parser then uses the code to identify a specific script of opcodes, where each opcode defines a modification. As a part passes through a stage, the stage can carry out the modification of such an opcode. As realized using current semiconductor fabrication process, the packet modifier can modify 200M packets/second at a sustained rate of up to 100 gigabits/second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Netronome Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chirag P. Patel, Gavin J. Stark
  • Patent number: 9426651
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing contents in a mobile communication system and apparatus thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yon-Hee Kim, Tae-Ho Oh, Young-In Cha, Gi-Seon Nam, O-Hyon Kwon
  • Patent number: 9420113
    Abstract: An Internet protocol (IP) phone is installed in a private branch exchange (PBX) system without a user having to manually correlate the phone's media access control (MAC) address with the phone's extension identifier. In this regard, the PBX is configured to automatically learn the phone's MAC address and correlate such address with an extension identifier entered by the user. Thus, the phone can be installed for use with the PBX system with reduced complexity and burdens for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ADTRAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Robinson, Ashley Wayne Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9414136
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a switching policy module configured to define a switching policy associating a Fiber Channel port with a destination Media Access Control (MAC) address. The switching module can be configured to receive a Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) frame from a network device and send a Fiber Channel frame encapsulated in the FCoE frame to the Fiber Channel port based at least in part on the switching policy and a destination MAC address of the FCoE frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Shukla, Suresh Boddapati
  • Patent number: 9413711
    Abstract: An electronic messaging system and method with reduced traceability by separation of display of media component of message content and header information. An electronic message having an identifier of a recipient and a message content including a media component is received at a server from a sending user device at which a display for associating the media component with the electronic message is provided without displaying the identifier of a recipient with the media component such that a single screen capture of the identifier of a recipient and the media component is prevented. The electronic message including an identifier of a sending user is transmitted to a recipient user device at which a display presenting the media component is provided without displaying the identifier of a sending user such that a single screen capture of both the identifier of a sending user and the media component is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Vaporstream, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Collins, Amit Jindas Shah