Switching Network Having Common Elements To Handle Both Circuit Switched Traffic And Packet Switched Traffic Patents (Class 370/353)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9402206
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for controlling a balance between Packet Switched (PS) data, and Circuit Switched (CS) data in a cellular communication network. A network node is arranged in a cellular communication network to control communication of PS data between a first UE and a base station, and to control communication of CS data between a second UE and the base station. Both the first UE, the second UE and the base station are associated to the cellular communication network and are located in the cell. The network node comprises a controller 402 which is adapted to identify a risk of congested communication of data, and a transceiver 406 which is adapted to communicate PS data with the first base station, and to communicate CS data with the second base station. The controller is further adapted to request the second UE to change communication settings, and the controller is further adapted to reallocate transmission resources from the second UE, to the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Daniel Enström, Stefan Wänstedt
  • Patent number: 9392082
    Abstract: A communication interface and method for efficient robust header compression (RoHC). One embodiment of the communication interface includes: (1) a data flow associated with a context ID (CID) and a data flow status indicator, and having packets, and (2) a robust header compression (RoHC) compressor configured to employ the CID to compress headers of the packets and to mark the CID as reusable by another data flow if the data flow status indicator indicates the data flow is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Bruno De Smet, Fabien Besson, Alexander May-Weymann
  • Patent number: 9380506
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for concurrent support of Voice Call Continuity (VCC) capabilities in both the enterprise space and the carrier space are provided. The enterprise VCC functionality is used when the user is located in the enterprise domain which does not impact the carrier's network while the carrier VCC capability is used when the user is located in the carrier domain to support seamless handover between the wireless networks that the carrier may offer. The carrier VCC anchoring point and the enterprise VCC anchoring point may communicate with each other to confirm and inform the other anchoring point that a call handover is occurring or will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Tango Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Steven E. Tryon, Patricia A. Landgren, Lathan W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9338027
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to retrieving voicemails from a voice mailbox server. In particular embodiments, a mailbox server may receive a notification from the voice mailbox server and connect to the voice mailbox server providing the credentials of a client device, and pull new voicemails for storage at the mailbox server. In particular embodiments, mailbox server periodically polls voice mailbox server for new voicemail messages. In particular embodiments, a client device polls or receives notification of new voicemails, and transmits a downloaded message to the mailbox server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Talwar, Miladin Pavlicic, Siddharth Murlidhar
  • Patent number: 9329832
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for voice activated Web based infrastructure (Voice Portal) which accepts spoken input from a variety of devices, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, smart phones, standard mobile phones, and ordinary hard-wired telephones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Allen Blaisch
  • Patent number: 9325681
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for routing data messages to appropriate applications among multiple available applications. Observers use a variety of signal transmission devices to generate and transmit data messages to a receiver. Each observer has an observer identification and each receiver has a receiver identification. A routing layer is configured to correlate the observer identification and the receiver identification. While multiple applications are available, the routing layer routes the data message to the appropriate application based on the correlated observer and receiver identifications. The router can further route the data message to an appropriate destination within the appropriate application based on the correlated observer and receiver identifications. The data message can also undergo additional signal processing before it is routed to a third party application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: PACIFIC DATAVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Lasensky, Mark E. Fehrenbach, Richard E. Rohmann
  • Patent number: 9300485
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for information transmission in a machine-to-machine telecommunications network and a machine-to-machine telecommunications network. The telecommunications network supports information transmission between a server and a plurality of communication terminals. A common group identifier is assigned to a group containing at least some of the plurality of communication terminals. An information message is transmitted to the plurality of communication terminals to which the common group identifier has been assigned. The information message contains the common group identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Van Loon, Antonius Norp, Michael Schenk, Annemieke Kips
  • Patent number: 9246655
    Abstract: A wireless terminal (30) communicates across a wireless interface with a Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access technology network (22-1) and a circuit switched network (22-2). The wireless terminal (30) establishes a circuit switched call with the circuit switched network (22-2); maintains a packet switched session with the Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access technology network (22-1) during establishment of the circuit switched call; and, multiplexes transmissions of the packet switched session with transmissions of the circuit switched call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Magnus Olsson, Göran Rune, Per Synnergren, Erik Westerberg
  • Patent number: 9210266
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to allow for real-time communication between a web browser application and a contact center resource, where media codecs supported by the two parties may differ. A processor is configured to bridge the media exchanged between the browser and contact center resource. In bridging the media, the processor transcodes the media based on a first media codec for media directed to and from the web browser application, and further transcodes the media based on the second media codec for media directed to and from a contact center resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Lum, Anthony Lam, Vyacheslav Sayko
  • Patent number: 9179461
    Abstract: A wireless communication device in a wireless network sets management information notification cycles at specified time intervals and transmits management information containing receive timing information showing its own position to start receiving information, receive window information, and receive cycle information. Another wireless communication device receiving that management information links it to a communication device number for the corresponding wireless communication device and stores the receive timing, the receive window information, and the receive cycle information. When sending information, the receive start position of the corresponding communication device is found from the receive timing information, the receive window information, and the receive cycle information of the other communication and information is then transmitted at that timing. An asynchronous ad-hoc communication wireless network can therefore be configured without a particular control station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Sugaya
  • Patent number: 9172549
    Abstract: Path computation involves determining (120, 930) an aggregate cost for a portion of the path, based at least on the power consumption attributable to use of interfaces along that portion, comparing (130, 930) the portion of the first possible path with a different portion corresponding to a different possible path for the traffic request, based at least on their respective aggregate costs, and selecting (140, 930) which portion to use for the traffic request based on the comparison. Having path selection influenced by the power consumption values, can lead to lower overall consumption in operation than relying only on optimizing nodes individually without regard to how the nodes are used. Path selection can take into account indications of which parts are in a power down mode, and can involve powering up such parts if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paola Iovanna, Antonio D'Errico, Francesco Testa
  • Patent number: 9160707
    Abstract: In order to allow efficient differentiated handling of network traffic in a network section, a network address translator performs network address translation on incoming data packets to be transmitted into the network section and/or on outgoing data packets transmitted from the network section. In the incoming data packets, the network address translation replaces a source network address with a replacement network address. In the outgoing data packets, a replacement network address is included in place of a destination address, and the network address translation replaces the replacement network address with the destination network address. In each case, the replacement network address is selected according to a traffic class of the data packet. In the network section, differentiated handling of the data packets on the basis of the replacement network address is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Reiner Ludwig
  • Patent number: 9154255
    Abstract: A latent space switch based on a single rotator and an array of memory devices is disclosed. The switch interfaces with external nodes through a set of access ports. The rotator has a set of inlets and a set of outlets with each inlet connecting to each outlet during a time frame organized into time slots. During each time slot, an inlet alternately connects to an access port and a memory device while a transposed outlet of the inlet alternately connects to the same memory device and another access port. Multiple temporal multiplexers submit upstream control messages from the access ports to a multi-port master controller. Multiple temporal demultiplexers distribute downstream control messages sent from the master controller to the access ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Maged E. Beshai
  • Patent number: 9143411
    Abstract: An approach for lawful intercept of over-the-top (OTT) communications is described. A request is received to intercept one or more OTT communications. Such interception can be part of a legal mandate of an appropriate law enforcement agency. One or more session and flow identification signatures associated with a packet-based network are determined. Signaling and media traffic associated with the one or more OTT communications are identified, translated and delivered to the law enforcement agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Ni, Elliot G. Eichen
  • Patent number: 9144112
    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 (BSSs). 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: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PARALLEL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert D. Schmidt, Siu Bun Chan, Qiming Zhu
  • Patent number: 9119116
    Abstract: Network nodes in a source and a target communication system, and methods therein for supporting hand over to the target communication system, of a mobile terminal supporting Packet Switched-to-Circuit Switched, PS-to-CS, hand over. The method in the source communication system comprises, when requesting resources for hand over of a mobile terminal engaged in a conversational call to a target node in the target communication system, signaling a first request for PS resources to the target communication system, indicating a bearer B, used for the conversational call, and further signaling a second request for CS resources to the target communication system, indicating the bearer B. Thereby, the target communication system is enabled to decide whether a PS-to-CS HO or a PSHO of the bearer B should be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik André-Jönsson, Lena Melin
  • Patent number: 9106680
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment that includes generating a fingerprint based on properties extracted from data packets received over a network connection and requesting a reputation value based on the fingerprint. A policy action may be taken on the network connection if the reputation value received indicates the fingerprint is associated with malicious activity. The method may additionally include displaying information about protocols based on protocol fingerprints, and more particularly, based on fingerprints of unrecognized protocols. In yet other embodiments, the reputation value may also be based on network addresses associated with the network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitri Alperovitch, Zheng Bu, David Frederick Diehl, Sven Krasser
  • Patent number: 9077721
    Abstract: A method of registering or deregistering a user to or from an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network. A SIP Application Server (SIP-AS) performs a registration or deregistration with the IMS network on a user's behalf. The registration or deregistration is performed over one of the following interfaces: a Service Control Interface (ISC) with a Serving Call State Control Function (S-CSCF), a Gm interface with a Proxy CSCF (P-CSCF), or an Ma interface with an Interrogating CSCF (I-CSCF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hubert Przybysz, Stephen Terrill
  • Patent number: 9042371
    Abstract: The present invention provides an effective technique for routing calls to one or more telephony terminals through a traditional telephony line as well as via a packet network. A terminal adapter is provided at a customer premise and supports multiple telephony terminals, which may be associated with the same or different directory numbers. For incoming calls, the telephony switch will determine whether to route the call over the traditional telephony line or through the packet network to the terminal adapter, which will facilitate the connection with one or more of the telephony terminals. The incoming calls can be routed to a specific telephony terminal based on incoming call indicia. The terminal adapter can initiate outgoing calls from the supported telephony terminals over the traditional telephony line or via the packet network to the telephony switch. Whether incoming or outgoing calls are routed through the telephony line or the packet network depends on system configuration and existing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC
    Inventor: Dany Sylvain
  • Patent number: 9036627
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling customer premise Public Branch eXchange (PBX) service feature processing to be performed in a service provider network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a signaling message associated with a user, and accesses a customer premise Internet Protocol (IP) Public Branch eXchange (PBX) to retrieve customer premise IP PBX based service logic and data associated with the user by a Serving Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) network element. The method then completes a service feature associated with the service logic and data in the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dennis Duffy, Leticia D. Johnson, Myranda Johnson, Stephanie P. Parlamas, Steven A. Siegel
  • Patent number: 9036621
    Abstract: A system for deploying Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services is provided. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Call Session Control Function (CSCF) having a controller element to receive a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)message from an originating communication device requesting communications with a terminating communication device, and establish an Internet Protocol (IP) connection between the originating communication device and an advertisement media system to present at the originating communication device an advertisement message that replaces a ringback tone associated with the terminating communication device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chaoxin Qiu, Diana M. Cantu
  • Patent number: 9030968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for controlling an aspect of a communication session. The method processes the session through a subscriber terminal that also controls a separate a video signal. The method comprises: analyzing call data for the session to determine whether a calling party can initiate the session with a called party; if the calling party is allowed to initiate the session, sending information about the session to the terminal; generating a GUI session from the information for a video monitor connected to the terminal; allowing further processing of the session through the terminal through the GUI session; if a command is received to further process the session, providing a message to the network to process the command; and if a command is received to change an aspect of the video signal, providing an appropriate message to the terminal to process the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jeff Furlong, Robert J. Beaton
  • Patent number: 9025588
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a telephone service method that provides subscribers with the functionality of an extra telephone line during data/Internet sessions is disclosed. Each subscriber has a unique telephone number Dns that can be dialed by anyone with access to the PSTN. When the Dns is dialed the call will be routed via the PSTN to the ILTD server. The ILTD server upon receiving the call attempt from the Dnc will analyze the dialed number (Dns) and determine if the subscriber's computer is able to receive the telephone call. If the subscriber's computer is actively engaged in an Internet Protocol session, with the ILTD client software running, the ILTD server will connect the call over the Internet to the ILTD client software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Inpointeractive Corp.
    Inventor: William P. McMullin
  • Patent number: 9020136
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a system and method for blended telephone network and computer network customer support interactions. The system may include a web server, one or more controllers, a telephone exchange, a monitoring server, and one or more client devices. The method may include receiving a multimedia support request, establishing a multimedia communications session, instructing a telephony application associated with the multimedia communications session to place a telephone call, routing and connecting the telephone call to an available endpoint, identifying the available endpoint when the telephone call is connected to the available endpoint, and transmitting an invitation to participate in the multimedia communications session to the available endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Silviu Cristian Marghescu, Juan Vasquez
  • Patent number: 9021126
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes multiple processing means that are connected in a ring shape via corresponding communication means respectively. Each communication means includes a reception means for receiving data from a previous communication means, and a transmission means for transmitting data to a next communication means. Connection information is assigned to each of the reception means and the transmission means. The communication means, when receiving a packet that has same connection information as one assigned to its reception means, causes the corresponding processing means to perform data processing on the packet, sets the connection information assigned to its transmission means to the packet, and transmits the packet to the next communication means, and when receiving a packet that has connection information that is not same as one assigned to its reception means, transmits the packet to the next communication means without changing the connection information of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9013981
    Abstract: A system and method for routing data is provided. The system includes a one or more ports, one or more bypass circuits, a data router, and a logic circuit. The one or more bypass circuits are connected to and corresponding in number to the one or more ports. The data router is connected to the one or more bypass circuits. The data router is operable to: monitor for data, decode a priority according to the data, and move data through the one or more bypass circuits according to the priority. The logic circuit is connected to the data router for interfacing to a system bus of a host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Emulex Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart B. Berman
  • Patent number: 9007966
    Abstract: A method and node in a communication network for facilitating access by a client terminal to an IMS service from a non-Session Initiation Protocol (non-SIP) compliant access network such as a circuit-switched network. The node receives a request from the client terminal and in response, allocates to the terminal, a Terminal Adapter from a plurality of Terminal Adapters. The node then sends a message to the client terminal reporting the address of the allocated Terminal Adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bo Åström, Arne Pehrsson, Lennart Norell
  • Patent number: 9007604
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for a virtual fax machine are provided. In one embodiment, a system for a virtual fax machine is provided including a computer configured to display a virtual fax machine based on a script, a server configured to receive at least one electronic document associated with a fax to be sent using the virtual fax machine, and a traditional facsimile machine configured to receive the fax to be sent. In another embodiment, an apparatus for a virtual fax machine is provided including a computer configured to locate and execute a script associated with a virtual fax machine, display the virtual fax machine, associate at least one electronic document with a fax to be sent, encode the at least one electronic document to a form suitable for communication over a network, and transmit the encoded electronic document over the network as the fax to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Xpedite Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Francis Toscano
  • Patent number: 9001719
    Abstract: A protocol converter or translator between ANSI-41 ORREQs and VoIP V2 messaging. The protocol converter may alternatively (or also) provide conversion between GMS MAP and VoIP V2 messaging. Interaction of VSPs with a Mobile Positioning Center (MPC) or a Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) is permitted, as is interaction of wireless carriers with a Voice Positioning Center (VPC). In this way existing GMLCs or MPCs may be used to service VoIP 9-1-1 calls. Moreover, operators of Voice Positioning Centers (VPCs) who implement wireless offerings can re-use their existing VPCs to service wireless 9-1-1 calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Poremba, Jr., Gordon J. Hines, Victor Burton
  • Patent number: 9002334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing data associated with a caller to a mobile device, in which the caller data may be presented by the mobile device upon receiving a first incoming call from the caller, are provided. In some embodiments, an image associated with the caller may be obtained by the mobile device such that the image may be displayed along with other call screening data during a first incoming call from the caller. In some embodiments, termination of the incoming call is held by a service control point while the data is transmitted to the mobile device over a data channel. Once termination of the incoming call is released by the service control point, the mobile device receives the incoming call and may present the data as call screening information. In some embodiments, the data channel may include a warm socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cequint, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. Gosselin, James Stephanick, Jeffrey S. Ross
  • Patent number: 9002955
    Abstract: A computing network, including: a plurality of peer computing devices including code, which when executed by a peer computing device causes the executing peer computing device to cooperate with at least one other of the peer computing devices; at least one server including code, which when executed by the at least one server locates at least one of the peer computing devices; and at least one mediator including code, which when executed by the at least on mediator collects charging information from at least some of the peer computing devices; wherein, the peer computing devices, at least one sever and at least one mediator are communicatively coupled via an at least carrier-grade telecommunications network being suitable for enhancing cooperation among the cooperating ones of the peer computing devices relative to best-efforts communications among the cooperating ones of the peer computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: ZTE Corporation, ZTE USA Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Shaoyan Ma, Weiyong Zhu, Li Mo
  • Publication number: 20150092770
    Abstract: A device for emulating circuit switching in Ethernet using an Ethernet circuit header (ECH) includes a node of a network that is configured to receive a packet. A control module may be configured to determine that a destination address portion of a data frame associated with the packet matches a predefined format. A parser module may be configured to parse an ECH portion of the destination address to identify a circuit-identification (ID). A look-up module may be configured to look up the circuit ID in a circuit-ID table using at least one of a plurality of key options to generate a look-up-result data. The control module may be configured to use the look-up-result data to direct the packet to a destination interface of a destination node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar, Santhoshkumar Chandrasekar
  • Publication number: 20150085858
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of mixed media communication is provided. The method includes initializing, via an electronic device, a session associated with a sender device, the session including data of a first media type; determining a destination for the data of a first media type, the determination based on the first media type and available destination information; providing the data of the first media type to the determined destination; receiving data of a second media type for the session with the sender device; determining a second destination for the data of the second media type, the determination based on the second media type and the available destination information; and providing the data of the second media type to the second destination. A device and computer-readable medium for mixed media communication are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cassidian Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ameel Kamboh
  • Patent number: 8989179
    Abstract: In one aspect, an application server (AS) node comprises a processor configured to receive a first SIP Invite request from the UE device, the first SIP Invite request having call information which includes a URI of a called party and data indicating that the first SIP Invite request is for a bearer over a circuit-switched (CS) network. An E.164 number is associated with the call information in the first SIP Invite request and a SIP response including the E.164 number is sent to the UE device in response to receiving the first SIP Invite request. When a call setup message including the E.164 number received from the CS network, the received E.164 number is verified if it is valid and if so, the call information is identified based on the E.164 number and is sent to the called party via a second SIP Invite request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 8989749
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing communication by a dual-network terminal is disclosed by the present invention, wherein the dual-network terminal is a dual-network and dual-standby terminal, and the dual-network and dual-standby terminal comprises an application subsystem, a 3G wireless communication subsystem, a 2G wireless communication subsystem and an identification card management module. The identification card management module is connected with an identification card, which stores information used for the 2G network and 3G network to perform identity authentication, and the 3G wireless communication subsystem is connected with the application subsystem and the identification card management module, and the 2G wireless communication subsystem is connected with the application subsystem and the identification card management module. A method for performing communication by a dual-network terminal is also disclosed by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Hongle Duan, Guolin Teng, Qi Yang, Zhuan Yin
  • Patent number: 8982875
    Abstract: A server, upon receiving a request to complete a call over a packet-switched network, looks up an address on the packet-switched network on a local table. If the local table does not contain a matching address, the server asks a routing server to identify a receiving server address. The routing server identifies a suitable address and sends a message to the originating server containing the address. The receiving server then receives, via the packet-switched network, a message requesting a telephone connection to a second telephone device. Before completing the connection to the second telephone device, information in the message representing the address of the device on the packet-switched network that originated the message is identified and the address information is compared to selected predetermined addresses for permitted origins of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Saswata Bhattacharya, Mahendra Pratap, Harvey S. Schultz, Quan Li, Serafim Maroulis
  • Publication number: 20150071282
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for performing circuit-switched routing and packet-switched routing for network communication. In an embodiment, a router evaluates control information of a packet received by the router, the evaluation to detect whether the packet includes data for a sideband communication. Based on the evaluation, the router performs a selection from among a plurality of modes of the router, the plurality of modes including a first mode to route the packet for packet-switched communication of sideband data in a network. The plurality of modes also includes a second mode to configure a circuit-switched channel according to the packet. In another embodiment, the router determines a direction for routing a packet in a hierarchical network, wherein the determining of the direction is based on a level of the router in a hierarchy of the hierarchical network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Anders, Gregory K Chen, Himanshu Kaul, Ram K Krishnamurthy, Shekhar Y Bokar
  • Patent number: 8976782
    Abstract: A communication system providing telephony communication across combined circuit switched and packet switched networks, such as a telephone network and the Internet, which are connectable to terminals, such as telephones and computers, for selective communication therebetween. The communication system includes an authorization and account control object in the packet switched network, multiple gateways between the circuit switched and packet switched networks providing controlled connectivity between those networks, and an information retrieval object in the packet switched network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Voit, Edward E. Balkovich, William D. Goodman, Jayant G. Gadre, Patrick E. White, David E. Young
  • Patent number: 8976783
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for assuring Voice over Internet Protocol service. In one embodiment, a system for assuring Voice over Internet Protocol service includes a performance management platform for collecting performance management data from a plurality of sources in a Voice over Internet Protocol network, for detecting at least one abnormal event in accordance with the collected performance management data, and for reporting a volume of traffic in the Voice over Internet Protocol network and a trouble ticketing system for generating a ticket identifying a root cause of the abnormal event(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Li-Jin Chung, Yu-Lein Kung, Ching-Chyuan Shieh, Jeffrey Stein
  • Patent number: 8966058
    Abstract: Techniques and a network appliance apparatus are provided herein to extend local area networks (LANs) and storage area networks (SANs) beyond a data center while converging the associated local area network and storage area network host layers. A service flow is received at a device in a network. It is determined if the service flow is associated with storage area network or with local area network traffic. In response to determining that the service flow is storage area network traffic, storage area network extension services are performed with respect to the service flow in order to extend the storage area network on behalf of a remote location. In response to determining that the service flow is local area network traffic, local area network extension services are performed with respect to the service flow in order to extend the local area network on behalf of the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shriram Velaga, Samar Sharma, Chandramouli Radhakrishnan, Gopinath Durairaj, Bala Nagesh, Umesh Mahajan
  • Patent number: 8964637
    Abstract: When a new connection needs to be established in a mobile radio network between the core network and the radio access network to terminate a local circuit switched (CS) call, i.e. a CS call for which another connection has already been established between the core network and the same radio access network, the core network includes an optional information element containing “Other party information” in the messages that establish the new connection, allowing the radio access network to correlate the two connections, put them in direct communication and exclude the core network from the user plane data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Sergio Parolari
  • Patent number: 8958427
    Abstract: A distributed switch may include a hierarchy with one or more levels of surrogate sub-switches (and surrogate bridge elements) that enable the distributed switch to scale bandwidth based on the size of the membership of a multicast group. Moreover, each surrogate may optimize the hierarchy according to one or more optimization criteria. For example, each surrogate in the hierarchy may have the necessary information to ensure that if the next surrogate in the hierarchy is unavailable, the data may be routed to a backup surrogate. The selected hierarchy may be further optimized by skipping surrogates (or a surrogate level) such that the data intended for a skipped surrogate is sent to a surrogate in a lower-level of the hierarchy. This may better utilize the connection interfaces in the transmitting sub-switches and eliminate any unnecessary surrogate-to-surrogate transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Claude Basso, Todd A. Greenfield, Bruce M. Walk
  • Patent number: 8958417
    Abstract: A method and system for call capacity control in a mesh network are disclosed. The mesh network uses on-device SIP proxy and includes multiple client devices, mesh points (“MPs”), and mesh access points (“MAPs”). The method of updating call capacity information (“CCI”) is also disclosed. Adaptive Wireless Routing (“AWR”) protocol is used to establish connectivity among all the mesh access points. Messages are sent to one or more of the plurality of nodes on a periodic basis or as triggered by changes in the call capacity of an MAP, wherein the routing update messages include call capacity information. CAC modules on mesh portals or mesh access points can use the call capacity information to build up a CCI database for all the MAPs in the mesh cloud to assist in the CAC decision-making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Fuyong Zhao, Song Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20150043573
    Abstract: A telephone network access device switchable between a VOIP service and a PSTN service includes an Rj-11 port, a voice splitter, a first relay, a second relay, a SLIC chip, a CPU, and a ring detection unit. The ring detection unit outputs a first switch signal in response to detecting a ring signal of a PSTN communication. The second relay connects the telephone to the VOIP network in response to a power on event. The CPU controls the first relay and the second relay to connect the telephone to the PSTN network in response to the CPU receiving the first switch signal, and controls the second relay to reconnect the telephone to the VOIP network when the PSTN communication ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: YU-CHAN NIEH, CHIEN-SHENG WU, ZHEN-HUA XIONG
  • Patent number: 8953627
    Abstract: A server-client system or architecture that allows datacast applications to reliably transport data objects from a network server over a unidirectional packet network (“datacast network”) to one or more clients, each of which may be listening to the packet stream at different times. The invention allows the clients to listen intermittently to the datacast, yet still receive all of the data objects published by the server in a timely manner, and in a way that is more optimal in terms of client resource use. This ensures that listening clients can receive a complete set of the data objects broadcast while being able to conserve client processing and power resources by not requiring continuous listening by the client to the datacast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Roundbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Mataga, Igor Slepchin
  • Patent number: 8953619
    Abstract: A distributed switch may include a hierarchy with one or more levels of surrogate sub-switches (and surrogate bridge elements) that enable the distributed switch to scale bandwidth based on the size of the membership of a multicast group. Moreover, each surrogate may optimize the hierarchy according to one or more optimization criteria. For example, each surrogate in the hierarchy may have the necessary information to ensure that if the next surrogate in the hierarchy is unavailable, the data may be routed to a backup surrogate. The selected hierarchy may be further optimized by skipping surrogates (or a surrogate level) such that the data intended for a skipped surrogate is sent to a surrogate in a lower-level of the hierarchy. This may better utilize the connection interfaces in the transmitting sub-switches and eliminate any unnecessary surrogate-to-surrogate transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Claude Basso, Todd A. Greenfield, Bruce M. Walk
  • Patent number: 8954782
    Abstract: A device includes a first processing unit and a second processing unit. The first processing unit is configured to execute a performance test on the device. The second processing unit is in communication with the first processing unit, and is configured to migrate an application from the second processing unit to the first processing unit. The second processing unit is further configured to detect a failure of the first processing unit, to migrate the application to a third processing unit in response to the failure of the first processing unit, and to assign a first plurality of ports to the third processing unit in response to the failure of the first processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Saikrishna Kotha, Dean Peters, Gaurav Chawla
  • Patent number: 8954547
    Abstract: A system is provided for updating the conditions under which a telecommunication device accesses services provided by a telecommunication network. The system includes a network access point through which the device accesses the network, and a database, wherein the system authenticates the device via the access point on the basis of authentication data transferred by the device as well as the database storing the profile associated with the authentication data. The access point controls the conditions under which the device accesses the network services once the device has been authenticated and on the basis of the device profile. The system generates a second authentication command for the device via the access point following an alteration of the profiled associated with the authentication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: David Minodier, Gilles Ivanoff