Message Transmitted Using Fixed Length Packets (e.g., Atm Cells) Patents (Class 370/395.1)
  • Patent number: 10718207
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are described herein for transmission of measurement while drilling (MWD) data from a MWD tool to a receiver. Such apparatuses, methods, and systems may modify MWD data to allow for transmission of the modified MWD data in a manner that conserves electrical power of the MWD tool. For example, the MWD data can be modified to allow for effectively slower transmission of the data while adhering to existing transmission settings. Such a technique allows for MWD data to be conveyed in an electrically efficient manner, reducing maintenance and recharging requirements of the MWD tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC.
    Inventors: Bosko Gajic, Keith Batke
  • Patent number: 10705818
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for a self-moving operating system installation in cloud-based network. A guest operating system can be instantiated in a cloud-based host environment to support a set of virtual machines. The operating system can be configured with resources in the kernel to detect and manage the identity of the cloud in which the operating system is installed, as well as to interrogate potentially new target host clouds to determine the configuration settings required to move or copy the guest operating system to that target. The resulting mobility of the guest operating system affords the ability to be self-moving, and an administrator or other user can simply specify a desired target cloud to host the operating system without a need to manually configure APIs or other resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Edwin Morgan
  • Patent number: 10637592
    Abstract: This application discloses circuits and apparatus configured to measure performance of asynchronous circuits by injecting data in to inputs of asynchronous circuits and consuming data from the outputs without interfering in the functionality of the asynchronous circuits. This application also discloses systems and methods for assessing the performance of asynchronous channels and/or IP blocks by providing an unambiguous performance value which can be used for performance analysis and comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CHRONOS TECH LLC
    Inventors: Stefano Giaconi, Giacomo Rinaldi, Matheus Trevisan Moreira, Matthew Pryor, David Fong
  • Patent number: 10630582
    Abstract: In a computing resource service provider environment, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routers may connect various networked environments. In addition, the implementation of the BGP router may be distributed between computing resources within the computing resource service provider environment. A subset of hosts may be selected from a set of hosts within the computing resource service provider environment. The subset of hosts may be selected to implement the BGP router, the adjacency-in routing information, and the adjacency-out routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bashuman Deb
  • Patent number: 10623858
    Abstract: Streaming of high bandwidth audio streams using the Internet Protocol on an Ethernet network is common practice. The invention concerns an audio stream network 1 with network components, wherein the network components comprise at least one source device 2 and a plurality of receiving devices 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, wherein the network components are connected with a network connection, wherein the network connection is using the internet protocol, wherein the source device 2 is adapted to provide an audio stream 4a, 4b, 4c, wherein the audio stream 4a, 4b, 4c comprises at least one channel, wherein the receiving devices 3, 3a, 3b,3c are adapted to receive one or more audio stream 4a, 4b, 4c from at least one of the source devices 3, 3a, 3b, 3c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Tom De Brouwer, Marc Smaak, Stephan Van Tienen
  • Patent number: 10601757
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication support device includes a first acquisition unit, a creation unit, and an output unit. The first acquisition unit acquires a message to be notified to a user. The creation unit creates type information indicating a type of content of the message. The output unit outputs the message in an output mode based on importance of the message among a plurality of output modes including at least a first output mode for outputting an entire message, a second output mode for outputting the type information, and a third output mode for outputting reception information indicating reception of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tetsuro Chino, Shoko Miyamori, Kouji Ueno
  • Patent number: 10601990
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, limiting contact to a networked contact center that is a host to multiple tenants. In an example embodiment, a communication is received by a networked contact center. In determining whether to allow the communication to reach contact center resources, a contact rate value may be examined. The contact rate value may represent an allowable quantity of contact within a time interval. For some example embodiments, a determination of whether the network contact center is to accept or reject the communication is made based on the contact rate value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Townsend
  • Patent number: 10558495
    Abstract: Dictionary encoding in a table of a database system is initiated using a single page chain. The database system includes a plurality of processor cores and each page chain includes a plurality of chained pages. Thereafter, n additional page chains are generated for use by the dictionary encoding when the count of pages used by the dictionary encoding reaches a pre-determined limit. Generation of additional page chains is later ceased once the number of additional page chains n is equivalent to a number of available processor cores. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Ivan Schreter
  • Patent number: 10542082
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus connected to two terminals and to a relay apparatus that relays P2P communication performed between the two terminals, including: storage means configured to store authority information including a communication method of the P2P communication permitted for each of the two terminals; reception means configured to receive a signaling signal mutually transmitted between the two terminals; and control means configured to control the communication method of the P2P communication based on the authority information when receiving the signaling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NTT Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Otsuya, Hiroaki Sadata
  • Patent number: 10506034
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus connected to two terminals and to a relay apparatus that relays P2P communication performed between the two terminals, including: storage means configured to store authority information including a communication method of the P2P communication permitted for each of the two terminals; reception means configured to receive a signaling signal mutually transmitted between the two terminals; and control means configured to control the communication method of the P2P communication based on the authority information when receiving the signaling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NTT Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Otsuya, Hiroaki Sadata
  • Patent number: 10497424
    Abstract: A memory device may include a memory array comprising at least two sections. Each of the sections may further include multiple memory cells. The memory device may also include one or more controllers designed to receive one or more commands to initiate writing logical data to the multiple memory cells of a first section and a second section. Additionally, the writing may alternate between the first section and the second section until the first section and second section have been entirely written with the logical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Feng Chen, Byung S. Moon, Myung Ho Bae, Harish N. Venkata
  • Patent number: 10470236
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for communicating data from multiple data terminals to an aggregator terminal over a communication link having changing link conditions. In some embodiments, source data is received at multiple data terminals, each in communication with an aggregator terminal over a communication link. For example, during a live newscast, one mobile camera may receive live video of an event from a first position while another mobile camera receives live video of the event from a second position. For various reasons (e.g., as the cameras move) each communication link may experience independently changing link conditions. Each data terminal encodes the source data (or store source data for later encoding) as a function of its respective link conditions, and transmits encoded source data over its respective communication link to the aggregator terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kimmich, Fan Mo, Mark Vanderaar
  • Patent number: 10470103
    Abstract: A system and method for authentication of a communication device is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an authentication system can have a controller element that receives from a communication device by way of a packet-switched network an authentication request comprising a first identification (ID) of a virtual gateway and a second ID of the communication device. The virtual gateway and at least one network element of the packet-switched network can be provisioned to have a physical association with each other such that other network elements of the packet-switched network deny services to the virtual gateway when the virtual gateway attempts to operate outside of said physical association. From said physical association and the aforementioned IDs the controller element can authenticate the communication device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Walter, Larry B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10462050
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for chaining virtual private networks may include (i) establishing a virtual private network client that routes network traffic to a virtual private network, (ii) establishing an additional virtual private network client that routes the network traffic to an additional virtual private network, (iii) configuring the virtual private network client for split routing such that the virtual private network client routes different ranges of incoming network traffic to respective different network addresses, (iv) configuring the additional virtual private network client to route all incoming network traffic according to a default route, and (v) chaining the virtual private network client and the additional virtual private network client such that they process incoming network traffic in series. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Qu Bo Song, Shaun Aimoto, Joseph Chen
  • Patent number: 10425908
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for enabling spontaneous location determination in a scheduled wireless communication environment. For example embodiments, a first wireless communication device includes a transceiver and a multiple recipient communication system. The transceiver is configured to receive from a second wireless communication device a request to participate in a location determination procedure (LDP) that is to occur at least partially during a communication period that is assigned to a third wireless communication device. The multiple recipient communication system is configured to generate a multiple recipient frame that encapsulates (i) data that is destined for the third wireless communication device and (ii) a response to the request to participate in the LDP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Sagar A. Tamhane, Sarang Shrikrishna Wagholikar, Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10419901
    Abstract: A system for tracking usage of a wireless device includes monitoring, at a tracking device connected to and different from a wireless network, information regarding a first data packet sent from a wireless device to the wireless network, wherein the information regarding the first data packet includes an identifier of the wireless device, an identifier of a first type of wireless service, and an amount of data included in the first data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10389579
    Abstract: Managing a plurality of communication devices in an access network by successively establishing a layer two point-to-point layer two connection from an access unit to each of the communication devices of the plurality of communication devices during a management phase and establishing a cross-connection for the layer two point-to-point connection to a permanent layer two connection between the access unit and a management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christele Bouchat, Christian Marie Adelin Hublet
  • Patent number: 10372647
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing time synchronization across exascale fabrics. A master clock node is coupled to a plurality of slave nodes via a fabric comprising a plurality of fabric switches and a plurality of fabric links, wherein each slave node is connected to the master clock node via a respective clock tree path that traverses at least one fabric switch. The fabric switches are configured to selectively forward master clock time data internally along paths with fixed latencies that bypass the switches' buffers and switch circuitry, which enables the entire clock tree paths to also have fixed latencies. The fixed latency of the clock tree path is determined for each slave node. The local clocks of the slave nodes are then synchronized with the master clock by using master clock time data received by each slave node and the fixed latency of the clock tree path from the master clock node to the slave node that is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Lovett, Michael A. Parker, Mark S. Birrittella
  • Patent number: 10320645
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable storage devices each provide, for a given flow entry in a flow table associated with a packet flow, a first atomic counter associated with a first color and a second atomic counter associated with a second color. The system, for a first coloring interval, marks traffic in the packet flow from a tenant to a fabric as the first color and increments the first atomic counter. At a conclusion of the first coloring interval and for a second coloring interval, the system marks the traffic in the packet flow from the tenant to the fabric as the second color and increments the second atomic counter. The system compares first packet counts associated with the first color at an ingress point with second packet counts associated with the first color at an egress point to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Nalinaksh Pai, Ravikanth Nasika, Krishna Doddapaneni, Azeem Suleman, Rohit Puri
  • Patent number: 10320900
    Abstract: A communication control method includes detecting whether one master terminal, and m (m is an integer not less than 1 and not more than n-1) slave terminals among n (n is an integer not less than 2) slave terminals are in a conversation state, and in response to detecting that the master terminal and the m slave terminals are in the conversation state, disconnecting the master terminal and the m slave terminals from the basic network, and forming a first sub-network, the first sub-network including the master terminal as a master and each of the m slave terminals as a slave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuri Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10320505
    Abstract: A transmission method includes generating one or more frames for content transfer using IP packets, and transmitting the one or more generated frames by broadcast. Each of the one or more frames contains a plurality of second transfer units, each of the plurality of second transfer units contains one or more first transfer units, each of the one or more first transfer units contains at least one of the IP packets, an object IP packet of the IP packets contains first reference clock information indicating time for reproduction of the content in data structure different from MMT packet data structure, the object IP packet being stored in a first transfer unit positioned at a head in the one or more frames, the one or more frames contains control information storing second reference clock information indicating time for reproduction of the content, and header compression processing on the object IP packet is omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma, Hisaya Katou
  • Patent number: 10277965
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed in which a link state advertisement message (LSA) conforming to a Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) routing protocol is generated and transmitted. The LSA is associated with a TE Link between a transmit node and a receive node in a network. The transmit node supplies a plurality of optical signals, each of which has a plurality of frequencies, the frequencies being allocated among a plurality of spectral portions such that the plurality of spectral portions are grouped into a plurality of frequency slots. The LSA may include information indicative of a number of spectral portions, e.g., spectral slices, which correspond to frequencies of selected ones of the plurality of optical signals, said selected ones of the plurality of optical signals being available to carry data from the transmit node to the receive node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Abinder Dhillon, Iftekhar Hussain, Rajan Rao, Marco Sosa
  • Patent number: 10251091
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a traffic offloading method and apparatus. The method includes: calculating, by a first network node, a first packet loss rate of a first forwarding tunnel in a preset period; when the first packet loss rate is higher than a first preset threshold, reducing a rated bandwidth of the first forwarding tunnel by a first preset bandwidth, so as to obtain a first available bandwidth; and when traffic forwarded over the first forwarding tunnel exceeds the first available bandwidth, offloading excess to-be-forwarded traffic to the second data link for forwarding. Because the first available bandwidth is less than an original available bandwidth of the first forwarding tunnel, the to-be-forwarded traffic exceeds the first available bandwidth at an earlier time, traffic is offloaded by the first network node in advance, and a serious packet loss is less likely to occur before traffic offloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaoliang Guo, Liang Tang, Weilian Jiang, Hairong Ke
  • Patent number: 10237182
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes several key features of an agent deployable on a service appliance: agent architecture/design, transport and channel abstractions of the agent, new message definition components, channel switching (e.g., platform independent processing), Channel state machine, platform dependent hooks (e.g., memory, timers), Service key data store, and Secure channel infrastructure. Many of these features alleviate the vendor of the service appliance from having to provide the features. The features and standardization thereof enable the system to be more robust (and increases code quality). Speed of integration is decreased while the risk of integration issues is also decreased. Updates to the agent can be deployed in a controlled and efficient manner. Furthermore, the agent can ensure security between a switch and the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Samar Sharma, Mitali Parthasarathy, Avni Baveja, Ashish Purushottam Attarde, Biju Mathews Mammen
  • Patent number: 10225378
    Abstract: A method and system for demultiplexing packets of a message is provided. The demultiplexing system receives packets of a message, identifies a sequence of message handlers for processing the message, identifies state information associated with the message for each message handler, and invokes the message handlers passing the message and the associated state information. The system identifies the message handlers based on the initial data type of the message and a target data type. The identified message handlers effect the conversion of the data to the target data type through various intermediate data types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Implicit, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Balassanian
  • Patent number: 10212595
    Abstract: Mobile operation is extended to a device. An extension interface comprises a client component within a mobile that is linked to a client component within the device. Extension of mobile operation is secured via delivery of credentials associated with the mobile to the device. Delivery of credentials is temporary and typically spans the period during which mobile operation is extended to the device. Application(s) and content(s) can be conveyed to the device for utilization therein. An emulation component that can reside at least in part on the client component within the device can emulate mobile operation. Client component within the mobile can include at least in part (i) a component that downloads drivers for communication with, and utilization of, the device to which mobile operation is extended, and (ii) a component that can scan for wireless-capable devices to extend mobile service thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Judson Flynn, Erick John Haughn, John Lewis
  • Patent number: 10200295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing client selection in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. Messages that share a value for the strict order parameter are distributed to the same queue server. The messages are enqueued at the queue servers. Messages that share a value for the strict order parameter are enqueued in a strict order based on the time of receipt at the queue server. One or more queue clients are selected to process the enqueued messages. The queue clients are selected based on their message processing capability along with the message processing throughput for values for the strict order parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brian Word
  • Patent number: 10157526
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is presented for network video management and recording of video signals and video analytics generated by a network of IP-enabled cameras. A set of IP cameras are connected in a LAN to a network video recorder further connected by LAN or WAN to a set of client stations. The client station operates a hybrid program including a web-browser and a native application operating on a computer. The network video recorder operates a media recorder to store video streams from the IP cameras into a media database and further operates a relational database for storing camera configuration data, device drivers, event information and alarms. The network video recorder includes a zero configuration networking discovery service for automatically detecting and downloading default configurations to the cameras. Client stations can stream video directly from IP cameras, receive recorded video streams and query the relational database for cameras and events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Razberi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Galvin, Jason O'Bryan, Rich Anderson
  • Patent number: 10091027
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interoperating between networks. A first network may be configured to operate according to a first real time network protocol and each of one or more second networks may be configured to operate according to respective second real time traffic protocols. A mapping may specify data routing between a plurality of ports and the routing may maintain real time behavior between the first network and the one or more second networks. Additionally, routing information may be inserted in packets routed from the one or more second networks to the first network and removed from packets routed from the first network to the one or more second networks. The packets may be routed, based on the mapping, to distinct queues for the first network and the one or more second networks for processing by an application executing on at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sundeep Chandhoke, Rodney W. Cummings, Changzhe Gao, Brian Keith Odom
  • Patent number: 10080177
    Abstract: A small cell base station and method are disclosed for directing packets for the conversion of an internet protocol backhaul communications link into an RF transmit and simultaneously an RF receive signal into an internet protocol backhaul communications link between different air interface technologies. Packets are directed between licensed and unlicensed spectrum according to criteria that are implemented in algorithms running on electronic processors. The small cell base station includes a licensed spectrum baseband module that exchanges packets with the IP backhaul network, and an unlicensed spectrum baseband module that exchanges packets with the licensed spectrum baseband module but not with the IP backhaul network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Carichner, Khurram Parviz Sheikh, Shankarakrishnan Venkatraman, Jacob Sharony
  • Patent number: 10057338
    Abstract: A problem is to distribute data efficiently to each computing node in a parallel computing processing system. A parallel computing processing apparatus 1 accomplishes high-speed computing processing by processing the data read out from a plurality of storage apparatuses 106 via an I/O management server 102A and an I/O server 102B in parallel by a plurality of computing servers 101. During the above, when a job is submitted from a user terminal 103, the I/O management server 102A determines, with respect to a program to be executed, which of the computing servers 101 executes each of the processes of the program and whether each of the processes uses a computing acceleration module 105 with referring to a host definition information table 151, a rank arrangement information table 152, an acceleration module location information table 153, and an application characteristics information table 154.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ukai, Masaaki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10057132
    Abstract: A network control apparatus is configured to detect connection relationships among a plurality of network switches in a communication network. The network control apparatus transmits a control signal to a first network switch, where the control signal commands the first network switch to transmit a first topology detection signal from a first plurality of ports provided for the first network switch. The network control apparatus receives, from a second network switch that has received the first topology detection signal, a response signal including topology information that has been detected by the second network switch from the first topology detection signal, and, based on the topology information included in the response signal, controls selection of a target port, via which to transmit a second topology detection signal, from among a second plurality of ports provided for the second network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinji Yamashita, Kenji Hikichi, Akiko Yamada, Toshio Soumiya
  • Patent number: 10049067
    Abstract: An on-chip passive transmission channel is provided for the propagation of serialized data from a first controller to a dual-protocol physical layer interface. A second controller for the dual-protocol physical layer interface is located closer on a semiconductor die to the dual-protocol physical layer interface than the first controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaohua Kong, Deqiang Song, Zhi Zhu, Ohjoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 10050827
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring connectivity in a network at a bearer path layer are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request to monitor a user endpoint, identifies an internet protocol address of the user endpoint, an internet protocol address of each transport network element between the user endpoint and a bearer trace server, a bearer path identification of each bearer used by the user endpoint, a quality of service associated with each bearer used by the user endpoint, and a tunnel identification of each bearer used by the user endpoint; and performs a fault isolation and performance monitoring at a bearer path layer, wherein the fault isolation identifies a particular segment where a fault is detected at the bearer path layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald Smith, Wenge Chen, Kuo-Hui Liu, Chou Lan Pok, Mohammad M. Islam, Michael Recchia
  • Patent number: 10015719
    Abstract: A base station includes a plurality of system-on-a-chip (SOC) boards, which each include a plurality of SOC devices to support wireless communication on a plurality of carriers. One of the SOC devices is a transport SOC (TSOC) device that terminates a backhaul interface for receiving downlink radio bearer packets. Each of the SOC devices configures the TSOC device to route downlink radio bearer packets to a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) module in the SOC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad R. Khawer, Mugur Abulius
  • Patent number: 9971666
    Abstract: System, methods, and apparatuses are described that facilitate a first device to transmit/retransmit a message to a second device. The first device transmits a first message to the second device. The first device then receives a second message and identifies a bit of the second message indicating an originator of the second message. If the bit indicates the first device as the originator of the second message, then the second message is an echo of the first message. Reception of the echo indicates that the second device is in a sleep state. Accordingly, the first device waits for the second device to wake and retransmits the first message to the second device to ensure that any packets lost during the original transmission of the first message (when the second device was asleep) are now retransmitted while the second device is known to be awake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lalan Jee Mishra, Richard Dominic Wietfeldt, James Lionel Panian, George Alan Wiley, Amit Gil
  • Patent number: 9967192
    Abstract: A system for offloading management controller traffic includes a data port, an out-of-band port, and a leaf switch. The leaf switch includes a switch application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and an unmanaged chip directly connected to the switch ASIC. The switch ASIC is configured to direct data traffic to the data port and offload baseboard management controller (BMC) traffic to the unmanaged chip. The unmanaged chip is configured to direct the BMC traffic to the out-of-band port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Li-Min Lin, Chih-Chia Huang, Ying-Chin Huang
  • Patent number: 9962610
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for streaming video from a server to a client are described. For example, a method according to one embodiment comprises: receiving at the server a request for video content from the client; in response to the request, determining the hardware/software configuration of the client; generating and/or selecting a temporary decoder based on the hardware/software configuration of the client; transmitting the temporary decoder to the client, the client installing the temporary decoder; encoding and streaming the requested video content from the server to the client, the video content being encoded based on the capabilities of the temporary decoder, the video content being decoded by the temporary decoder and rendered on the client; detecting that the client has ended the session with the server; and in response to detecting that the client has ended the session, temporarily disabling and/or removing the temporary decoder from the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Perlman, Roger van der Laan, Timothy Cotter, Scott Furman, Robert McCool, Ian Buckley
  • Patent number: 9960995
    Abstract: In a method for forwarding a packet, a physical forwarding unit receives a data packet, may find a first subnet route based on a destination IP address of the data packet, and forwards the data packet to a virtual forwarding unit via an output interface of the first subnet route. The virtual forwarding unit receives the data packet may find a first host route based on the destination IP address of the data packet, and forwards the data packet based on the first host route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Junping You, Guoliang Zheng, Hongyuan Wang, Haifeng Zhao
  • Patent number: 9955027
    Abstract: When a plurality of services are enjoyed by a single terminal, a communication regulation caused by another service has influence on enjoyment of another service. A service provider and a mobile communication provider are affiliated with each other and newly provide an affiliated service in which a communication fee for a service use is borne by the service provider to a user. Conventional communication and affiliated service communication are performed on a single communication line of the user together, and communication control is performed in units of services such that a service quality of the affiliated service is maintained. It is implemented by affiliating a communication log and contract information between business operators and performing communication identification using user information at the time of a contract as a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naokazu Nemoto, Yoshiki Matsuura, Yukiko Takeda, Hideya Yoshiuchi, Tatsuhiko Miyata, Tsuneo Sobue
  • Patent number: 9912729
    Abstract: A first cloud computing device includes a first virtual machine, and receives, from the first virtual machine, a packet destined for a second virtual machine provided in a second cloud computing device. The device appends, to the packet, a header that includes an address of the second cloud computing device, a virtual local area network (VLAN) identifier of the first virtual machine, and a VLAN identifier of the second virtual machine. The device provides the packet and the header to a cloud computing network for provision to the second virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Marc J. Cochran, Paul M. Curtis, Kevin J. Clarke, John F. Considine
  • Patent number: 9912584
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for optimizing data center routing in the event of virtual machine (VM) mobility are provided. In one embodiment, a first gateway router, acting as an interface between an Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN) domain and a Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) domain, detects EVPN mobility messages advertised when a VM that has moved connects to a gateway router at a data center. The first gateway router then initiates a LISP mobility event that registers the new location of the moved VM to a LISP mapping system. In another embodiment, the first gateway router may notify a second gateway router, located at another data center from which the VM departed, to clean up the state maintained in that data center. This notification may be made via EVPN or LISP mechanisms. In response, the second gateway router may insert a new sequence into the other data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Maino, Victor Moreno, Satyam Sinha
  • Patent number: 9893995
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes several key features of an agent deployable on a service appliance: agent architecture/design, transport and channel abstractions of the agent, new message definition components, channel switching (e.g., platform independent processing), Channel state machine, platform dependent hooks (e.g., memory, timers), Service key data store, and Secure channel infrastructure. Many of these features alleviate the vendor of the service appliance from having to provide the features. The features and standardization thereof enable the system to be more robust (and increases code quality). Speed of integration is decreased while the risk of integration issues is also decreased. Updates to the agent can be deployed in a controlled and efficient manner. Furthermore, the agent can ensure security between a switch and the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Samar Sharma, Mitali Parthasarathy, Avni Baveja, Ashish Purushottam Attarde, Biju Mathews Mammen
  • Patent number: 9894105
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to call monitoring techniques, and more particularly to method and system for identifying faulty communication calls. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating communication call record information for a communication call upon determining release of the communication call on a signaling plane. The method further comprises receiving a notification that media plane resources are still active after release of the communication call on the signaling plane. The method further comprises requesting for and receiving media activity of the communication call on the media plane in response to active media plane resources. The method further comprises identifying the faulty communication call based on the communication call record information and the media activity of the communication call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Swaminathan Seetharaman, Kumar Ramadoss
  • Patent number: 9843528
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing client selection in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. Messages that share a value for the strict order parameter are distributed to the same queue server. The messages are enqueued at the queue servers. Messages that share a value for the strict order parameter are enqueued in a strict order based on the time of receipt at the queue server. One or more queue clients are selected to process the enqueued messages. The queue clients are selected based on their message processing capability along with the message processing throughput for values for the strict order parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Brian Word
  • Patent number: 9813326
    Abstract: A transport LAN segment service is provided over a transport network. Responsibilities for configuring, provisioning and forwarding over a transport LAN segment are divided between layer 2 and 3 service provider edge devices, where the layer 3 edge device handles discovery and tunneling responsibilities, the layer 2 edge device handles learning and flooding responsibilities, and information can be exchanged between the layer 2 and 3 edge devices. Configuration is simplified by advertising TLS-label information, layer 2 address learning, and flooding when the needed configuration information has not yet been learned or discovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kireeti Kompella
  • Patent number: 9800507
    Abstract: A software-defined network (SDN) may include a controller that causes data an flow to be routed at least partially based on an application associated with the flow. The controller may identify an application associated with a flow and may determine desired transmission characteristics associated with the application. The controller may then dynamically identify an appropriate path for the flow data based on the desired transmission characteristics. The controller may further identify a quality of service value associated with a source or destination device associated with the flow data and may adjust the quality of service value based on the desired transmission characteristics associated with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Fan Jiao
  • Patent number: 9781199
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus are provided for performing peer-to-peer (P2P) data sharing operations between user equipment (UE) devices in a wireless-enabled communications environment. A first client node comprises content data and operates in a server peer mode to provide content data. A second client node submits a request to a P2P application server (P2P AS) for the content data. In response, the P2P AS provides the address of the first client node to the second client node. The second client node then uses the provided address to submit a request to the first client node to provide the content data. The first client node accepts the request and then provides the content data to the second client node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Noun Choi, Wei Wu, Khiem Le
  • Patent number: 9781724
    Abstract: A medical system includes one or more MBAN devices that acquire and communicate patient data. The medical system further including one or more medical body area network (MBAN) systems, each MBAN system including the one or more MBAN devices that communicate the patient data with a hub device via short-range wireless communication, the communication of the patient data via the short-range wireless communication being within a predefined spectrum. The hub device receives patient data communicated from the one or more MBAN devices and communicates with a central monitoring station via a longer range communication. The one or more MBAN devices transmit an association request to the hub device on one or more auxiliary channels to associate each MBAN device with the MBAN system, the auxiliary channels being outside the predefined spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Monisha Ghosh, Delroy Smith, Hongqiang Zhai, Maulin Dahyabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 9749074
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating resource between uplink ACK/NACK channel and downlink control channel supporting spatial multiplexing in an OFDM-based wireless communication system which configures uplink ACK/NAK channel implicitly using reference signals for discriminating among resource allocation spaces and physical channel resource. The method is capable of multiplexing the uplink ACK/NACK channel associated with the control channel extended by spatial multiplexing into the uplink ACK/NACK channel resource which does not support spatial multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyoung Ju Ji, Joon Young Cho, Jin Kyu Han