Particular Switching Network Arrangement Patents (Class 370/386)
  • Patent number: 10394738
    Abstract: Technologies for a system of communicatively coupled network switches in a hierarchical interconnect network topology include two or more groups that each include two or more first and second level switches in which each of the first level switches are communicatively coupled to each of the plurality of second level switches to form a complete bipartite graph. Additionally, each of the groups is interconnected to each of the other groups via a corresponding global link connecting a second level switch of one group to a corresponding second level switch of another group. Further, each of the first level switches are communicatively coupled to one or more computing nodes. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mario Flajslik, Eric R. Borch, Michael A. Parker, Wayne A. Downer
  • Patent number: 10373791
    Abstract: A switch matrix, a switch matrix assembly, and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus are disclosed. The switch matrix includes a first path to which an electric signal is applied; a first switching unit configured to selectively and electrically interconnect a first input unit and a first end of the first path or to open the first end of the first path; and a second switching unit configured to selectively and electrically connect a second input unit to a second end of the first path or to open the second end of the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Kyoung Ko, Han Lim Lee
  • Patent number: 10367745
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for providing an NoC including a configurable array of nodes, where a node of the configurable array of nodes operates in a default operating mode until a replacement operating mode is triggered. For example, when an NoC is unconfigured, a latch bank may be initialized to “clear,” such that no routing decisions are stored. This may enable a default operating mode where routing logic updates the latches' values as needed to implement required routing behavior in a dynamic fashion until configuration is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Dana How, Herman Henry Schmit, Sean R. Atsatt
  • Patent number: 10331487
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a resource management technology that may be applied to a host, where the host includes a CPU, an endpoint connected to the CPU, and an I/O device connected to the endpoint. A method includes: allocating, by the CPU, a target endpoint to a target process, where a virtual device is disposed on the target endpoint; obtaining, by the target endpoint, a performance specification of the target process, and adjusting a performance parameter of the virtual device according to the performance specification, where the adjusted virtual device satisfies a total requirement of performance specifications of all processes that use the target endpoint; and when the target process needs to access a resource, obtaining, from the I/O device, a resource that satisfies the performance specification of the target process, and providing the obtained resource to the target process for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Baifeng Yu, Jiongjiong Gu, Muhui Lin, Zhou Yu, Lingzhi Mao
  • Patent number: 10248446
    Abstract: A system plan for a single symmetric multiprocessing server having a plurality of computing nodes with a single hypervisor that spans across the plurality of computing nodes may be created based upon user defined parameters. Based upon the user defined parameters, an asymmetric cabling structure between the computing nodes of the single symmetric multiprocessing server for the system plan may be determined. In response to determining the asymmetric cabling structure, the system plan may be displayed to a user through a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hariharasubramanian Ramasubramanian, Jinu J. Thomas, Venkatesh Sainath
  • Patent number: 10212087
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods relating to mesh network communications are described. In one embodiment a method may include receiving at least one information packet at a node, identifying one or more output communication links, assessing at least one characteristic of at least one of the one or more identified output communication links, and transmitting one or more information packets from a node via at least one of one or more identified output communication links based at least in part on at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Venkat Kalkunte
  • Patent number: 10205603
    Abstract: A system and method can support flooding mechanism using a packet process proxy in a middleware machine environment. The middleware machine environment can comprise a gateway instance that includes an external port for receiving data packets from an external network. The middleware machine environment also comprises one or more host servers, each of which is associated with one or more virtual machines. Furthermore, said host servers can provide virtual interfaces that belong to a virtual hub associated with the gateway instance. At least one said packet is a flooded packet that is specified with an unknown destination address when it is received at the external port. The gateway instance can send the flooded packet to a designated virtual interface on a host server, and a packet process proxy on the host server can forward the flooded packet to a virtual machine on another host server for processing this packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Martin Paul Mayhead, Ola Tørudbakken
  • Patent number: 10187708
    Abstract: A line card is provided. The line card includes: a first processing module, configured to determine, according to a correspondence between a first optical serial signal flow and a logical interface, the logical interface, where bandwidth of the logical interface is configured to be first bandwidth, the logical interface is corresponding to a first optical interface, and the first optical interface is corresponding to an optical fiber, or a channel that is in an optical fiber and is used to transmit an optical signal with a wavelength. The line card also includes a second processing module, configured to determine, according to a correspondence between the logical interface and the first optical interface and the logical interface, the first optical interface. The line card also includes a scheduling module, configured to transmit the first optical serial signal flow through the first optical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinyuan Wang, Zhenyang Qian
  • Patent number: 10148583
    Abstract: There are provided: a transfer management table storage unit to store a transfer management table which indicates transfer destination ports for frames received from another transfer device, the another transfer device being configured to transmit a frame low in importance of received frames without copying this frame and to transmit an important frame of received frames to paths made redundant by copying the important frame, the important frame being a frame higher in importance than the frame low in importance; an adjacent information table storage unit to store an adjacent information table which indicates information about instruments connected to the ports; and a transfer destination management unit to control whether to transfer an important frame received from another transfer device by use of the transfer management table and the adjacent information table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Goto, Ryusuke Kawate, Sachiko Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10122654
    Abstract: A divided hierarchical network system based on software-defined networks, the divided hierarchical network system including: an edge controller configured to: generate forwarding information in response to a flow forwarding inquiry from a lower level and respond to the request with the forwarding information; generate mapping information such that each of a plurality of edge ports of each of a plurality of switches that form the lower level corresponds to each of a plurality of virtual ports of one virtual switch; if it is not possible to generate forwarding information in response to a request received from a lower level for forwarding a flow that comprises edge ports, query forwarding information to an upper level regarding a flow in which the edge port is converted into a corresponding virtual port based on the mapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KULCLOUD
    Inventors: Suengyoung Park, Dipjyoti Saikia, Seokhwan Kong, Jimin Lee, Nikhil Malik
  • Patent number: 10091274
    Abstract: A method, device, and system for controlling network device auto-provisioning is provided. The method includes: acquiring network topology information that is in a live network and of a network device, where the network topology information includes an interface and an IP address of an uplink device directly connected to the network device. The method also includes detecting whether the network topology information in the live network matches preset network topology information; and if the network topology information in the live network matches the preset network topology information, sending, by a network management device to the network device, information about enabling the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Trivial FTP (TFTP), and an identifier of an operating system file and/or an identifier of a configuration file, so that the network device acquires the operating system file and/or the configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Xueming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10079752
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for detecting network loops. A system can identify, for each virtual tunnel endpoint (VTEP) from multiple VTEPs in a network, respective media access control address data including the respective local interface media access control addresses of the respective VTEP and respective media access control addresses learned by the respective VTEP. The system can determine whether the VTEPs are running spanning tree protocol (STP), and whether a media access control address learned by a first VTEP matches a respective local interface media access control address of a second VTEP. The system can detect a loop when the media access control address learned by the first VTEP matches the respective local interface media access control address of the second VTEP. The system can also detect a loop when the VTEPs are running STP and the first and second VTEPs see the same STP root bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Natarajan Manthiramoorthy, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Swaminathan Narayanan, Ambrish Niranjan Mehta, Anand Kumar Singh, Anulekha Chodey
  • Patent number: 10075493
    Abstract: An information management problem definition system has a processing device configured for receiving a plurality of messages comprising a chat session from a plurality of users communicating via a plurality of workstations during a problem definition initiative conference session. The processing device is further configured for logging session data and event data comprising data corresponding to one or more messages received from one or more users during the chat session, archiving at least a portion of the logged event data, wherein the archived data is configured as searchable and retrievable data, and initiating an interface to one or more of the plurality of users including initiating display of at least one of the plurality of messages via the interface and initiating display of at least some of the event data and at least some of the session data via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy McClellan, William Cather Steincamp, II, Kelley Hullet LeRow
  • Patent number: 10075476
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosed technology may respond to a discovery request according to the origination of the discovery request. In these implementations, a discovery request for a connection to a device assigned to a reusable zone may be obtained. If the discovery request does not originate from a local switch group, the discovery response may indicate that there is no device at the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Balaji Natrajan, Sohail Hameed, Pruthviraj Herur Puttaiah
  • Patent number: 10057080
    Abstract: Implementing multicast transmission over bonded broadband provides a communication network comprising a plurality of routers having the ability to route multicast streams: a multicast stream splitter receiving a multicast stream and arranged in operation to split the multicast stream into a plurality of multicast sub-streams and to transmit the plurality of multicast streams. The plurality of routers receive the multicast sub-streams and replicate them in dependence upon downstream routers subscribed to the sub-streams. One or more bonding routers serve a single customer serving a plurality of fixed or wireless broadband connections having a respective capacity. Each bonding router subscribes to one or more of the plurality of multicast sub-streams in dependence upon the respective capacity of the plurality of connections; wherein the one or more bonding routers serving a single customer aggregate the plurality of multicast sub-streams to form a single multicast stream for use by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Shared Band Limited
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Evans
  • Patent number: 10051021
    Abstract: An information management problem definition system has a processing device configured for receiving a plurality of messages comprising a chat session from a plurality of users communicating via a plurality of workstations during a problem definition initiative conference session. The processing device is further configured for logging session data and event data comprising data corresponding to one or more messages received from one or more users during the chat session, archiving at least a portion of the logged event data, wherein the archived data is configured as searchable and retrievable data, and initiating an interface to one or more of the plurality of users including initiating display of at least one of the plurality of messages via the interface and initiating display of at least some of the event data and at least some of the session data via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy McClellan, William Cather Steincamp, II, Kelley Hullett LeRow
  • Patent number: 10038621
    Abstract: A network architecture is provided for enabling end-to-end paths to be computed across a plurality of network domains. The network architecture comprises a plurality of child path computation elements associated with a plurality of respective network domains, each child path computation element adapted to compute a path segment within its respective network domain. A parent path computation element adapted to compute an end-to-end path across a plurality of network domains in conjunction with the plurality of respective child path computation elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Diego Caviglia, Giulio Bottari, Daniele Ceccarelli
  • Patent number: 10003528
    Abstract: The disclosed system handles a switch link failure in a switch fabric network. When a node in the switch fabric network detects a failure of a switch link coupled to the node, the system remaps traffic that is directed to a logical port number, which is currently mapped to a primary physical port number associated with the failed switch link, to a secondary physical port number associated with the alternative switch link. This remapping involves performing a lookup in a local mapping table at the node, wherein the local mapping table stores associations between logical port numbers and physical port numbers, wherein for each logical port number, the mapping table includes a primary physical port number and one or more secondary physical port numbers, which are associated with alternative switch links. The system notifies a subnet manager for the switch fabric network about the link failure and the remapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Shimon Muller
  • Patent number: 9985840
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to a method and system for presenting container tracing information (CTI). More specifically, CTI represents the union of container-server mappings, provided by a third-party container management system (CMS), and server-port mappings obtained by a network element using neighbor information. As a solution, CTI may be useful to administrators who require locating containers in a network or datacenter for troubleshooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Lo-Tze Hsu
  • Patent number: 9930068
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and a method of controlling the same, when it is instructed that the security policy be enabled, changes a setting item corresponding to the security policy so that the security policy is satisfied, and sets so that a setting value of the setting item cannot be changed, and when it is instructed that the security policy be disabled, controls so that a setting value of the setting item is changed under a condition that a security policy associated with the setting item corresponding to the security policy is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shota Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9918264
    Abstract: A mobile device can send information to a server by first obtaining, by the mobile device, a scheduled time to send the information to the server. In response to determining, by the mobile device, that a trigger condition is met before the scheduled time, the mobile device sends at least a portion of the information from the mobile device to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Bitra, Arun Kumar Sharma Tandra
  • Patent number: 9906846
    Abstract: An apparatus for managing inner-network element transmission resources is described. The apparatus includes a resource configuration unit, a resource abstraction unit and a resource sending unit, wherein the resource configuration unit is configured to obtain information of inner-network element transmission resources and to receive a service operation instruction, and to search the resource abstraction unit for an internal path corresponding to the service operation instruction to obtain an operation command for a transmission resource; the resource abstraction unit is configured to perform abstract representation on the information of the transmission resources to obtain internal paths; the resource sending unit is configured to send the operation command for the transmission resource to a corresponding board. A method for managing inner-network element transmission resources is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun Luo, Xiaodong Fu, Zhimin Rao
  • Patent number: 9900410
    Abstract: A system for private networking within a virtual infrastructure is presented. The system includes a virtual machine (VM) in a first host, the VM being associated with a first virtual network interface card (VNIC), a second VM in a second host, the second VM being associated with a second VNIC, the first and second VNICs being members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to a private virtual network, wherein VNICs outside the fenced group do not have direct access to packets on the private virtual network, a filter in the first host that encapsulates a packet sent on the private virtual network from the first VNIC, the encapsulation adding to the packet a new header and a fence identifier for the fenced group, and a second filter in the second host that de-encapsulates the packet to extract the new header and the fence identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nicira, Inc.
    Inventor: Anupam Dalal
  • Patent number: 9887917
    Abstract: An extended bridge structure that includes a controlling bridge and port extenders is disclosed. A port extender according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a processor that processes receives packets in a way that executes at least one procedure that substitutes for a function of the controlling bridge. A controlling bridge according to the present invention provides data to the port extender that enables it to execute the at least one procedure that substitutes for a function of the controlling bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Shivakumar Sundaram, Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Anoop Ghanwani, Pathangi Narasimhan Janardhanan, Mohnish Anumala, Raja Jayakumar
  • Patent number: 9799081
    Abstract: A method for recommending content is disclosed. The method includes identifying social relationship data for a user, the social relationship data including a set of associated users, determining a subset of the set of associated users based on similarity of content item interaction on a content sharing server, and providing the subset of associated users as recommended users to follow by the user. The method also includes receiving an indication of a selection of users from the subset of associated users, originating a social content item recommendation list for the user based on the selected users, and providing the social content item recommendation list to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Jeffrey Lee-Chan
  • Patent number: 9794122
    Abstract: A method for propagating network management data for energy-efficient internet of things network management and an energy-efficient internet of things node apparatus are disclosed herein. The method includes dividing a plurality of sub-nodes into at least two terminal sub-nodes and the remaining intermediate sub-nodes, and determining a transmission path so that the terminal sub-nodes and the intermediate sub-nodes satisfy an acyclic graph condition, dividing the plurality of pieces of data of network management information into at least two data groups, and transmitting one of the at least two data groups to one of the terminal sub-nodes respectively, transmitting the data of the received data group to adjacent intermediate sub-nodes, performing network coding on selected two pieces of data, transmitting the network-coded data to the at least two intermediate adjacent sub-nodes, and decoding the received network-coded data using previously held data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: EWHA UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hyung gon Park, Jung min Kwon, Min hae Kwon, Soon young Kim, Min ji Lee, Ye seul Jo
  • Patent number: 9769059
    Abstract: A method, implemented in a packet switch system, for fast interlayer forwarding includes constructing a master Forwarding Information Base (FIB) which associates each of a plurality of packet source addresses with a corresponding member port among a plurality of member ports interconnected by a fabric; and distributing the master FIB to the member ports interconnected by the fabric and to at least one alternate logical port that is not connected to the fabric, wherein the at least one alternate logical port is configured to protect one of the member ports interconnected by the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard Leo Swinkels, Sumant Chandavarkar
  • Patent number: 9769061
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch in a software-defined network. The switch includes at least one port, a flow management module, and forwarding circuitry. The port is capable of receiving a frame belonging to a software-defined data flow and a frame belonging to a regular data flow. The flow management module logically partitions the port for the frame belonging to the software-defined data flow from the frame belonging to the regular data flow. The forwarding circuitry forwards the frame belonging to the software-defined data flow based on a flow definition in a local flow table. The flow definition indicates how the software-defined data flow is processed in a software-defined network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Eswara S. P. Chinthalapati, Nikunj Vaidya
  • Patent number: 9742519
    Abstract: A photonic cross-connect arrangement is presented which is able to cope with the transmission of super-channels, wherein complete super-channels are dropped and added to change a direction of transport. At least a cyclic filter is used in a drop-branch of a cross-connect for dividing a super-channel into sub-channels and/or at least a further cyclic filter is used in an add-branch to configure a super-channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Xieon Networks S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Robert Schimpe
  • Patent number: 9706590
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a Wi-Fi direct connection are provided. The method for a Wi-Fi direct connection includes detecting an event for a group connection, determining whether a terminal belongs to a first group when the event for the group connection is detected, determining an operation mode within the first group when the terminal belongs to the group, exchanging group information or terminal information according to the determined operation mode within the first group, and comparing exchanged information, generating a new group according to the operation mode within the new group based on the compared information, and connecting the new group through a group reset according to the operation mode within the new group when the new group generation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Buseop Jung, Seongbin Kim, Jungchul Park, Sungkwang Yang
  • Patent number: 9684574
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing geographic disaster tolerance switching on a service delivery platform are disclosed. The system includes: a bidirectional monitoring module, an intelligent recognition module, and an automatic switching module, wherein: the bidirectional monitoring module is configured to: monitor an active site and a standby site of the service delivery platform, and when detecting that an abnormity occurs on the active site or the standby site and an alarm reporting condition is satisfied, report alarm information to the intelligent recognition module; the intelligent recognition module is configured to: receive the alarm information, and judge whether a preset switching rule is satisfied, if yes, then send a disaster tolerance switching instruction to the automatic switching module; and the automatic switching module is configured to: start an active-standby switching between the active site and the standby site after receiving the disaster tolerance switching instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Zhaoyang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9660835
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bidirectional packet transfer fail-over switch for serial communication. The bidirectional packet transfer fail-over switch for serial communication includes a memory configured to divide packet data, which is transmitted or received for bidirectional communication between a plurality of communication devices, in units of certain data, and store the divided data, and a control unit configured to receive a trigger signal, indicating whether the packet data is received, from the memory, determine a priority according to an order where the packet data is received, and transmit the packet data to another communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Sik Ham
  • Patent number: 9661600
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring a location of a communication terminal using an access point is provided. Information of nearby access points from the communication terminal is received. A predetermined number of nearby access points among the nearby access points is selected based on the received information. Location coordinates of the selected predetermined number of nearby access points are extracted. A barycentric coordinate is calculated using the extracted location coordinates. The calculated barycentric coordinate is determined as a final location of the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventor: Seung-Hyuk Jeong
  • Patent number: 9659192
    Abstract: A Secure Deterministic Fabric (SDF) switch architecture and design may provide a cost effective reconfigurable Multiple Single Levels (MSL) of Security implementation that is low risk to certify and may not require recertification after an initial certification evaluation. The SDF switch enables assignment of processing resources and attached payloads to a specific security level fabric for use by an operational system. The assignment of defined security levels is commanded by a SDF control and status module without changing certification, aircraft wiring, or revising hardware. The processing resources are statically assigned during power up on a per mission basis or dynamically reassigned between security levels during a mission as processing requirements may change as a result of mission stage. The SDF switch supports mission defined security configurations for individual security level operational payload processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Wanasek, Brian S. Rach, Peter W. Jones, Greg L. Shelton
  • Patent number: 9648128
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for generating a dynamically generated ad hoc cloud storage system of mobile devices. A mobile device transmits a request to dynamically generate an ad hoc cloud storage system, to other devices within a local vicinity of the mobile device. Responses are received from the other devices within the local vicinity of the mobile device indicating that a corresponding device is available to participate in the dynamically generated ad hoc cloud storage system. The dynamically generated ad hoc cloud storage system is generated using memory resources of the other devices corresponding to the responses. The mobile device captures recording data and distributes the recording data to the other devices for storage in memory resources of the other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Q. Guo, Canturk Isci, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee, Emmanuel Tong-Viet
  • Patent number: 9634857
    Abstract: A remote device management, diagnostics, and self-installation architecture employs multiple wireless links, which may include a local wireless link and a remote wireless link. The architecture employs cellular channels for remote management of customer premises equipment (CPE). Within the architecture, test devices may operate on the CPE. As examples, the test devices may include a cellular radio, or the test devices may be in communication with another device that includes the cellular radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Lowell D. Lamb, Glen Kramer, Pierre Couillaud, John Kevin Markey, John Stuart Walley
  • Patent number: 9584373
    Abstract: A configurable Clos network includes leafs and spines and a switch fabric that connects the leafs and the spines. The switch fabric couples each leaf port of each leaf to at least one spine port of each spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Michael Schlansker, Jose Renato G Santos, Michael Renne Ty Tan, Guodong Zhang, Shih-Yuan Wang, Jean Tourrilhes
  • Patent number: 9581765
    Abstract: Telecommunications switches are presented, including expandable optical switches that allow for a switch of N inputs×M outputs to be expanded arbitrarily to a new number of N inputs and/or a new number of M outputs. Switches having internal switch blocks controlling signal bypass lines are also provided, with these switches being useful for the expandable switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NeoPhotonics Corporation
    Inventors: Winston Way, Anthony J. Ticknor, Ilya Vorobeichik
  • Patent number: 9571411
    Abstract: A device may store, in a data structure, a set of link identifiers, that identifies a set of member links included in a link aggregation group, in association with a set of packet parameters. The device may receive a network packet. The device may determine a particular packet parameter, of the set of packet parameters, associated with the network packet. The device may route the network packet via a particular member link, of the set of member links, identified by the particular link identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Divakar Shankarappa, Raja Krishnamoorthy, Sharath Sridhar, Amit Shukla, Xiangwen Xu
  • Patent number: 9571873
    Abstract: A trigger manager and related processes and systems for managing triggers for a plurality of subscribing set-top boxes in an interactive television environment are provided. In response to receipt of a configuration update request originating from a specific set-top box, the trigger manager accesses a database of subscribing set-top box profiles associating subscribing set-top boxes with respective sets of triggers. The database is processed based on the configuration update request to identify a profile associated with the specific set-top box from which the configuration update request originated. Trigger update information associated with the identified profile is transmitted over a network to the specific set-top box from which the configuration update request originated. In response to receipt at the specific set-top box of the trigger update information, the set of current triggers in the memory unit is updated at least in part based on the information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Jean Bouchard, David Merritt, Roger Ruiz-Carrillo
  • Patent number: 9565151
    Abstract: A communication service network, comprising: (a) a communication network including a plurality of terminals configured to support at least a first personal communication service for a plurality of users over the communication network, in which service, each user has a unique handle; and (b) a plurality of clients supporting a second personal communication service, wherein each of said clients is configured to attempt a communication under said second service with any of said users using their unique handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Babitech Ltd.
    Inventors: Elad Hemar, Ronen Babayoff
  • Patent number: 9553786
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for storing data associated with packet related metrics are disclosed. According to one method, the method includes generating a test packet including a port tuple sequence number (PTSN), wherein the PTSN indicates a number of packets across multiple flows associated with a same port tuple, wherein the port tuple indicates an ingress port and an egress port that the test packet traverses at a device under test (DUT), and storing the PTSN in an entry of a data structure, wherein the entry is indexed by the port tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ixia
    Inventor: Matthew R. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 9553762
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for providing an NoC including a configurable array of nodes, where a node of the configurable array of nodes operates in a default operating mode until a replacement operating mode is triggered. For example, when an NoC is unconfigured, a latch bank may be initialized to “clear,” such that no routing decisions are stored. This may enable a default operating mode where routing logic updates the latches' values as needed to implement required routing behavior in a dynamic fashion until configuration is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Dana How, Herman Henry Schmit, Sean R. Atsatt
  • Patent number: 9521012
    Abstract: A virtual network is dynamically created to construct a relay communication system. Between a first relay server and a second relay server, a VLAN device information sharing unit shares VLAN device information including interface information of client terminals capable of functioning as VLAN devices in a relay group. A VLAN group information creation unit edits the VLAN device information, thereby creating VLAN group information formed by grouping the client terminals indicated in the VLAN device information. A VLAN group information sharing unit shares the VLAN group information among the first relay server, the second relay server, the client terminal connected to the first relay server, and the client terminal connected to the second relay server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9485200
    Abstract: Described embodiments process data packets received by a network switch coupled to an external buffering device. The network switch determines a queue of an internal buffer of the network switch associated with a flow of the received packet and determines whether the received packet should be forwarded to the external buffering device. If the received packet should be forwarded to the external buffering device, the network switch sets an external buffering active indicator indicating that the network switch is in an external buffering mode for the flow, tags the received packet with metadata, and forwards the packet to the external buffering device. The external buffering device stores the forwarded packet in a queue of a memory of the external buffering device corresponding to the tagged metadata of the forwarded packet. The network switch processes packets stored in the internal buffer of the network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Munoz
  • Patent number: 9473422
    Abstract: A multi-stage switching fabric provides a plurality switching boxes. Each switching box includes a plurality of switches and a plurality of interconnects, and each interconnect is coupled to each switch. The switching boxes may be arranged in a first stage and a second stage. In this example, each switching box in the first stage may be coupled to each switching box in the second stage via a single high capacity cable. In this regard, each switch in the first stage may be coupled to each switch in the second stage using a reduced amount of cabling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Ashby Armistead, III
  • Patent number: 9467335
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, terminal and system for fiber network management. A terminal obtains configuration information from a management system and sending an identifier of a configuration port connected to a fiber to an Optical Distribution Network (ODN) device to allow the ODN device to indicate, according to the configuration port identifier, a corresponding configuration port into which one end of the fiber is inserted. The method includes sending, according to a received first identifier of one end of the fiber and a corresponding configuration port identifier, which are sent by the ODN device, and a second identifier of an other end of the fiber, an identifier of a peer configuration port connected to the fiber to the ODN device to allow the ODN device to indicate, a corresponding peer configuration port into which the other end of the fiber is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenbin Weng, Huaqing Liu, De Li
  • Patent number: 9351243
    Abstract: Wireless communication network terminal operation is disclosed. The network comprises wireless network nodes having first and second downlink transmission modes. The first mode involves normal operation of a particular network node and is applicable when a number of active terminals in a cell associated with the particular network node is greater than a first mode threshold value. The second mode involves restricted downlink transmission of the particular network node and is applicable when the number of active terminals in the cell associated with the particular network node is not greater than a second mode threshold value. A cell identity is detected for a cell associated with a wireless network node of the wireless communication system. A current downlink transmission mode of the node is detected as the first or second downlink transmission mode, and an operation of the terminal is adapted based on the detected current downlink transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Muhammad Kazmi, Ylva Jading
  • Patent number: 9344908
    Abstract: Systems and methods for quality of experience measurement and wireless network recommendation are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises connecting to a non-cellular wireless data network, the digital device capable of communicating over a cellular network, transmitting a plurality of pings to a QoE system accessible over the non-cellular wireless data network, receiving a set of ping responses from the QoE system in response to the plurality of pings, calculating a QoE score based on the set of ping responses, and determining whether to maintain connectivity with the non-cellular wireless data network based on the QoE score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Devicescape Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Wynn, John Gordon
  • Patent number: 9338219
    Abstract: When interfacing with a host, a networking device can handle a first data like Bulk Data Send. In response to a first doorbell ring, the networking device can read a first queue entry from a send queue in the host. Based on the first queue entry, the networking device can read the first data from a first memory in the host and then output the read first data. The networking device can also handle a second data like Direct Packet Push. The networking device can store a second data received from the host. In response to a second doorbell ring, the networking device can output the second data. The first data and the second data can be associated with first and second queue entries, both on the same send queue in the host. High-throughput and low-latency can be achieved. Small and large data packets can be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sujith Arramreddy, Anthony Hurson, Ashwin Kamath, Jayaram K. Bhat, James D. Butler