Connection Set-up/disconnect (e.g., Connection Admission Control) Patents (Class 370/395.2)
  • Patent number: 11082334
    Abstract: Techniques for enhanced overlay network-based transport of traffic, such as IPsec traffic, e.g., to and from customer branch office locations, are facilitated through the use of the Internet-based overlay routing infrastructure. This disclosure describes managing and enforcing quality-of-service (QoS) in an Internet-based overlay network shared by a set of content provider customer entities. For each entity having a customer branch, the customer branch is coupled to the Internet-based overlay routing network. A quality-of-service (QoS) policy is configured for the customer. Utilization of the Internet-based overlay network against the configured QoS policy is then monitored. The QoS is then enforced for the customer and at least one other customer, based in part on the QoS policies. Capacity is enforced for a customer entity according to the QoS policy at one of: a global level, a geographical region level, and at the customer branch level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinodkumar Parasmal, Parthasarathy Narayanan, Maswood Ahmed Basheer Ahamed, Brandon O. Williams
  • Patent number: 11075986
    Abstract: A method for weighted data traffic routing can include receiving a data packet at data switch, where the data switch includes a plurality of egress ports. The method can also include, for each of the egress ports, generating an independent hash value based on one or more fields of the data packet and generating a weighted hash value by scaling the hash value using a scaling factor. The scaling factor can be based on at least two traffic routing weights of a plurality of respective traffic routing weights associated with the plurality of egress ports. The method can further include selecting an egress port of the plurality of egress ports based on the weighted hash value for each of the egress ports and transmitting the data packet using the selected egress port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Abdul Kabbani, Amin Vahdat
  • Patent number: 11050770
    Abstract: A network defense system can include a sensor alert ingestion framework adapted to monitor network activity and alert detected or suspected anomalies. A network analyzer may be coupled to the sensor alert ingestion framework to analyze the anomalies. A course of action (CoA) simulator may be coupled to the network analyzer adapted to generate a list of decision including courses of action to address the anomalies. There may be a training and feedback unit coupled to the CoA simulator to train the system to improve responses in addressing future anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Soumendra Nanda, Rebecca Cathey, Lawrence A. Clough, Jr., Adrian E. Conway, Fang Liu
  • Patent number: 11050876
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 11044117
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide systems and methods of forming overlay tunnels for delivery of data between networked devices. A first intermediary device may transmit, responsive to a connection request from a client, a request having a source IP address corresponding to a first virtual IP address of the first device and a first payload including first security hash information to be processed by a second intermediary device. The first device may receive, from the second intermediary device, a response. The response may have a source IP address corresponding to the IP address of the server and a second payload including a virtual IP address of the second device, responsive to second security hash information corresponding to the first security hash information. The first device may establish an overlay tunnel using the first virtual IP address and the second virtual IP address for communicating data between the client and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Karthick Srivatsan, Chaitra Maraliga Ramaiah, Anand Medikeri, Rajnesh Raturi, Moorthi Subramaniyan, Sandeep Manohar Nirikhi
  • Patent number: 11032743
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing bandwidth which can be used to support network connectivity and to obtain services from elements in a network, e.g., 5G network, are described. In various embodiments a DOCSIS link is connects a residential gateway at a customer premises to devices outside the customer premises, e.g., to devices in a 5G network or another network. Devices which support EAP authentication are provided with their dedicated bandwidth over the DOCSIS link. Devices which do not support EAP authentication, e,g, WiFi devices, share bandwidth to which a subscriber residing at the customer premise subscribes. Devices which support EAP authentication are provided reserved resources corresponding to a subscription associated with the individual device thereby allowing a user of a device which supports EAP authentication to obtain more bandwidth than is normally provided to a visited premises based on the service subscription associated with the visiting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Yildirim Sahin
  • Patent number: 11025561
    Abstract: Embodiments include a resource allocation system for managing execution of a computing task by a hierarchically-arranged computing infrastructure. In embodiments, the resource allocation system can comprise a resource map, an index processor, and an allocation manager. The resource map can include data elements that are associated with each service provider, including parent-child relationships. Workloads can be assigned to providers based on one or more optimization indexes calculated for each service provider based on a plurality of level-specific performance metrics received from one or more monitoring engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Murali Krishna Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11019310
    Abstract: Private video streams are provided to emergency services agents' devices by authenticating UDP packets at an access control server and initiating an Application Programming Interface at a video server. The access control server conditionally responds to a UDP query from a mobile device with an answer containing an address of an API. Settings provided by a facility/video stream owner validate the query, and synthesize a one-time IPv6 address. A virtual machine image of an API couples cameras to mobile devices. Video images are transformed into a pastiche with 2D facility maps or 3D models. The device transforms an optical image e.g. a QRcode into a packet for transmission as a query. The packet contains authentication credentials and identity indicia of sender and desired video image access. The device receives a reply containing the address of the API and displays resulting video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: EAGLE EYE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Drako, Tim Duncan
  • Patent number: 11013022
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for adaptive resource management in new radio operations that favors the usage of resources for pilot signals and channel estimation in the transition slots of a slot burst, and the transmission of data in the subsequent slots of the slot burst. A device such as a user equipment (UE) and/or a base station may determine that the UE is operating in a transition state. The device may adapt a first numerology including a first number of symbols per slot used for transmission in the transition slots during the transition state, to a second scaled numerology including a second number of symbols per slot used for transmission in the subsequent slots after the transition state. A ratio of reference signal symbols to data symbol symbols may be greater in the transition slots than in the subsequent slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Jing Jiang, Seyong Park, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Wei Zeng, Peter Gaal, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10986090
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and processes for facilitating security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) in cybersecurity computing environments that use biometric data or implement biometric data gathering. An instruction is periodically transmitted to a protected computing device to perform a security scanning operation that captures biometric data generated from a biometric device associated with the protected computing device. The biometric data received from the protected computing device includes a biometric identity of a trusted user or an untrusted user. A security database is accessed to determine whether the biometric identity matches a stored biometric identity of the trusted user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Rapid7, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Frankston, Barry Curran, Luke Milby, Ashwin Anand
  • Patent number: 10951670
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein systems, methods, and apparatuses for floor control in a push to talk communication session. According to certain embodiments, a method for floor control comprises, prior to transmitting a first message to one or more wireless devices, determining, at a first wireless device, a priority of the first message. The method also comprises determining, at the first wireless device, whether a floor is available for transmitting the first message based on the determined priority of the first message. The method additionally includes, upon the floor being available, transmitting the first message from the first wireless device to the one or more wireless devices. The method additionally includes transmitting the first message from the first wireless device without the first wireless device first requesting the floor from a remote floor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yunxi Li, Mats Folke, Johnny Karout, Qianxi Lu, Xinghua Song, Stefan Wänstedt
  • Patent number: 10904133
    Abstract: A data packet sending method including obtaining a first data packet from a first home address and sent by a mobile node, determining, according to routing control policy information, whether to enable routing control for the first data packet, backing up the first data packet, in response to determining to enable routing control for the first data packet, sending a backup first data packet to a designated routing node according to the home address status information in the routing control policy information, and sending the first data packet to a destination node via a current mobile router of the destination node through a tunnel with the current mobile router of the destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunshan Xiong, Jianning Liu
  • Patent number: 10862975
    Abstract: A method may include establishing a first direct route to a gateway appliance from session clients each associated with a respective Desktop as a Service (DaaS) session run by a virtual session controller within a computing network, and establishing a second direct route from the gateway appliance to a virtual session connector within at least one private enterprise computing network. The method may also include relaying private enterprise network data between the session clients and the virtual session connector through the gateway appliance via the first direct route to each session client and the second direct route to the virtual session connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo C. Singleton, IV, Kenneth Bell, Jitendra Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10821850
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cloud processing data streamed from a vehicle and a home (e.g., any location) associated with a user account. One method includes receiving a data stream from the vehicle entity, where the data stream from the vehicle entity includes metadata from one or more data producing objects of the vehicle entity. And, receiving a data stream from the home entity, where the data stream from the home entity includes metadata from one or more data producing objects of the home entity. The method includes accessing action conditions associated with a user account. The action conditions identify a position where at least one or more states of the metadata from each of the home entity and the vehicle entity intersect. And, each action condition identifies a type or types of control information to be processed. The method includes processing the received metadata from the vehicle entity and the home entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10817348
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a networked storage system are provided. One method includes determining by a processor, a demand pattern for a first workload that is assigned a service level objective (SLO) for using a resource of a networked storage system. The SLO is defined by an allotted performance parameter, and the demand pattern identifies a first duration when a SLO allotment for the first workload is underutilized, and a second duration when the SLO allotment is being utilized. The SLO allotment is dynamically adjusted for the first duration by modifying a parameter associated with the performance parameter, while maintaining the SLO allotment for the second duration. This makes additional performance capacity of the resource available for re-allocation. The additional available performance capacity is dynamically allocated for an identified second workload that needs an increase in SLO allotment for a certain duration and/or for provisioning a new workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Alma Dimnaku, Jeffrey Scott MacFarland
  • Patent number: 10779255
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method in a user equipment (UE) supporting registration using third generation partnership project (3GPP) access and using non-3GPP access, the method comprising storing, in a memory of the UE, first emergency information received using first registration procedures; receiving, by the UE, a REGISTRATION ACCEPT message using second registration procedures via non-3GPP access; and keeping, in the memory, the first emergency information after receiving the REGISTRATION ACCEPT message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 10757143
    Abstract: A method of notifying one or more network nodes in a communications network, comprising an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, of a change in RAT used by a user equipment for a communications session, the method comprising at a CSCF prior to set-up of the communications session, indicating by the CSCF to a PCRF that the CSCF requires RAT change notifications for the user equipment, providing a capability indication by the CSCF to the one or more network nodes that the CSCF supports RAT change notifications and receiving from at least one of the one or more network nodes a requirement indication, which indicates that the network node requires RAT change notifications. The method further comprises on receipt of a RAT change notification by the CSCF propagating the RAT change notification to each of the nodes from which a requirement indication has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Tystad, Jan Dahl, Leif Gustavsson, Jan Holm
  • Patent number: 10749742
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for configuring a virtual port channel (VPC) domain. The disclosed technology involves determining that a first switch and a second switch are connected in a VPC domain, determining that the first switch is in a primary role, and determining a unique identifier for the first switch, a VPC portchannel number for the first switch, and an orphan port number for the first switch. Also, the first switch receives a unique identifier, a VPC portchannel number, and an orphan port number for the second switch. The first switch can associate the VPC portchannel number for the second switch and the VPC portchannel number for the first switch with a unified VPC portchannel number and create a first unique orphan port number for the first switch and a second unique orphan port number for the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Santa Dasu, Mehak Mahajan, Sandeep Subramaniam, Sanjay Basavanakattimatha
  • Patent number: 10716152
    Abstract: A method for determining an access point name (APN) for mission critical services includes determining, at a user equipment (UE), APN information of a packet data network (PDN) based on at least one of a mission critical organization name, a registered public land mobile network identifier, or a home public land mobile network identifier currently associated with the UE; and connecting to the PDN based on the determined APN information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas James Russell, David Philip Hole, Adrian Buckley
  • Patent number: 10693806
    Abstract: Virtual computing instances are provisioned with network resource allocation constraints, which may include hard constraints that must be met in order for the virtual computing instances to be created in a host server. Network resources from multiple hosts may be pooled in a virtual switch, and a cloud management system (CMS) may ensure that a network bandwidth reservation for a new virtual computing instance can be accommodated by network bandwidth in the pool that is reserved for communication endpoint traffic. In addition to such CMS-level constraint enforcement, techniques disclosed herein may also enforce network bandwidths constraints at the host level to guarantee that network bandwidth reservation requirements for communication endpoint(s) of a new virtual computing instance can be satisfied by a particular host before creating the virtual computing instance in that host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Hsiang Su, Akshay Katrekar, Guolin Yang
  • Patent number: 10686708
    Abstract: A method for network communications from a first device to a second device includes communicating data from the first device to the second device by spawning a first virtual machine for a first network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the first virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to a first network address and port combination associated with the second device. The method further includes repeatedly changing to a respective another network address and port combination by repeatedly spawning a respective another virtual machine for a respective another network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the spawned respective another virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to the respective another network address and port combination associated with the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10666492
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical device and method of automatically searching for and connecting to known or unknown available public communication infrastructure and/or devices in the vicinity using a multi-layer communication model. Each layer may include binding information for local available communication methods and shareable hardware devices, a routing table, and, if applicable, one or more logon profiles for service providers. Communication layers may be built by searching for available public communication infrastructure and/or devices in the vicinity by actively sending out connection requests to all addressable destinations along the available transport medium. Each node is able to access and use the communication infrastructure of each other node. Switching between layers as they become inoperable and/or become available without any user interaction required is also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: Martin Wieland
  • Patent number: 10659359
    Abstract: A network device checks forwarding tables of routers in a network by sending check packets designed to reach a target router via label-forwarding. The network device determines a forwarding path from itself to a destination IP address, with the target router on the forwarding path and at N hops from itself. The network device then generates and sends a check packet having a label stack with N link labels correspond to the hops and a TTL value set to N+1. When the check packet is routed by the target router to a next-hop node of the target router, the TTL value is deducted to 0, causing the next-hop node to send a notification message to the network device. Based on the identity of the next hop node, the network device determines whether the forwarding table of the target router is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoping Li, Zhenwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10659368
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards managing communication over a network with a traffic management computer (TMC). If a network protocol associated with a network traffic is unknown, additional actions may be performed. Constant value recognition actions may be selected for one or more complex protocols. The one or more complex protocols may be the Teredo protocol, or another tunneling protocol. If constant value recognition conditions may be satisfied still further actions may be performed to determine the complex protocol. If a sufficient number of the action results are affirmative, one or more operations on the network traffic may be performed based on the complex protocol. And, the network traffic may be sent to a client or a server. Performing the operations on the network traffic may include providing an identity of another network protocol that may be encapsulated in the complex protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Ernest Quevedo
  • Patent number: 10660069
    Abstract: A resource allocation device is provided that, responsive to a use request for resources of a network, the use request having a pair of nodes as terminal points designated among a plurality of nodes constituting the network, searches for one or more candidate paths between the terminal points, with which amounts of the resources related to the use request can be allocated, in a state where the resources that have been allocated to one or more other use requests are set aside from the network. The device calculates, for each of the one or more searched-for-candidate paths, in a state where the resources are allocated to the candidate path, a maximum number of paths that can be allocated between the terminal points of a virtual path related to the service, and selects the candidate path with which a sum total of the maximum numbers of paths becomes greatest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kobayashi, Toshiaki Tsuchiya, Ryutaro Matsumura, Takumi Kimura, Katsunori Noritake
  • Patent number: 10645183
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions that are to cause the processor to access a request from a client device, and send the request to a first endpoint, in which the first endpoint is configured to generate a first response to the request. The instructions are further to cause the processor to receive the first response from the first endpoint, in which the first response includes redirect information for the request, select, based upon the redirect information, a second endpoint that is configured to generate a second response to the request, send the request to the selected second endpoint, receive the second response from the second endpoint, and send a final response to the client device, the final response including information included in both the first response and the second response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Marc A. Walker, Ananda Sinha, Zhifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10642777
    Abstract: A method and system for maximizing bandwidth of a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) connection determine a maximum bandwidth and a maximum read request size of a first device, determining a maximum bandwidth and a minimum payload size of a second device, calculate a calculated maximum payload size of the second device by using the maximum read request size of the first device and a bandwidth ratio between the first device and the second device, compare the minimum payload size of the second device with the calculated maximum payload size, and set an operational payload size of the second device to the calculated maximum payload size when the calculated maximum payload size is equal to or greater than the minimum payload size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Uk Kim, Han-Joon Kim, Jae-Hong Min
  • Patent number: 10637892
    Abstract: System, methods, nodes, and instruction set for routing a session invitation from a first network (101) to a second network (112) are described. The first network (101) and the second network (112) are interconnected via at least two points of interconnect (114, 120). A first control node (124) receives a session invitation to a first user equipment (106), both are part of the first network (101). The first control node (124) determines whether a breakout condition for routing of the session invitation to the second network (112) is fulfilled. If so, a second control node (128) of the first network (101) selects a point of interconnect (114, 120) to the second network (112), considering a capability information characterizing the first control node (124). Therefore the session invitation may be routed in an efficient way from the first network (101) to the second network (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Andreas Lindqvist, Jonas Falkenå, Timo Forsman
  • Patent number: 10631367
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device may include a memory, a communication interface, an antenna, and one or more processors. The one or more processors operate to identify a plurality of networks available for connection via the communication interface and the antenna assembly. Virtual user equipment (VUE) for two or more of the identified plurality of networks are allocated and the UE device connects to the two or more networks using the respective VUEs. Network characteristics are identified for the connections with the plurality of networks. Data flows for the device are identified. The identified data flows are assigned to the VUEs based on the identified network characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Corey J. Christopherson, Donna L. Polehn, Fred Weisbrod
  • Patent number: 10616331
    Abstract: A method is used in managing remote replication in storage systems. The method monitors network traffic characteristics of a network. The network enables communication between a first storage system and a second storage system. The method predicts a change in at least one of an application demand of an application of a set of applications executing on the first storage server and a network state of the network, where the set of applications have been identified for performing a replication to the second storage system. Based on the prediction, the method dynamically manages replication of the set of applications in accordance with a performance target associated with each application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Owen Martin, Malak Alshawabkeh, Benjamin A. Randolph
  • Patent number: 10601703
    Abstract: The techniques herein provide for enhanced overlay network-based transport of traffic, such as IPsec traffic, e.g., to and from customer branch office locations, facilitated through the use of the Internet-based overlay routing infrastructure. This disclosure in particular describes a method of managing and enforcing quality-of-service (QoS) in an Internet-based overlay network shared by a set of content provider customer entities. For each entity having a customer branch, the customer branch is coupled to the Internet-based overlay routing network. A quality-of-service (QoS) policy is configured for the customer. According to the method, utilization of the Internet-based overlay network against the configured QoS policy is then monitored. The QoS is then enforced for the customer and at least one other customer, based in part on the QoS policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinodkumar Parasmal, Parthasarathy Narayanan, Maswood Ahmed Basheer Ahamed, Brandon O. Williams
  • Patent number: 10592227
    Abstract: A distributed topology system may include a distributed topology engine configured to run on a server device and define a topology consisting of one or more building blocks. Each building block may represent one or more tasks pertaining to an application. The system may also include a distributed topology application configured to run on a client device and automatically execute one or more of the building blocks. A distributed topology database may be used to store the topology. A DTE snapshot module may be configured to take a DTE Snapshot of a particular DTE topology. A DTE standalone topology executor may be configured to transfer the DTE snapshot to a remote machine for execution thereon. A DTE partial mode executor configured to pack scripts for a particular DTE topology and store them in the distributed topology database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Santosh Poonen, Shengming Yu, Chenghao Shi
  • Patent number: 10567958
    Abstract: A communications system includes a first communications part configured to perform communications with a terminal apparatus, a second communications part configured to perform communications via a network, a connection controller configured to start establishing a connection or release a connection between the first communications part and the second communications part, a display part configured to display authentication information transmitted from the terminal apparatus, an input part configured to receive an input from a user, and a connection manager configured to manage a time to allow the user to have a connection to the network in accordance with an instruction input by the user when the authentication information displayed by the display part matches authentication information reported in advance to the user who has been allowed to have the connection to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Nagashige, Yoshikazu Azuma, Takayuki Kunieda, Tatsuo Miyachi
  • Patent number: 10558481
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, functions associated with the central office of an evolved packet core network are co-located onto a computer platform or sub-components through virtualized function instances. This reduces and/or eliminates the physical interfaces between equipment and permits functional operation of the evolved packet core to occur at a network edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashok Sunder Rajan, Richard A. Uhlig, Rajendra S. Yavatkar, Tsung-Yuan C. Tai, Christian Maciocco, Jeffrey R. Jackson, Daniel J. Dahle
  • Patent number: 10540196
    Abstract: Embodiments may be generally directed to techniques to receive an indication to perform a migration of a virtual environment and services from a first host system to a second host system, initiate the migration of the virtual environment and services by communicating information associated with the virtual environment and services from the first host system to a second host system, and communicate a data structure having a value to a peer system, the value set to cause the peer system to halt communication of information for the virtual environment to the first host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chris MacNamara, John J. Browne
  • Patent number: 10542540
    Abstract: A network device for a wireless local area network, wherein the network device is operable to wirelessly communicate with a neighbouring device according to a schedule which allocates timeslots to communication between neighbouring devices. The network device has: a wireless receiver operable to receive a request from a child neighbouring device for at least one timeslot for communicating a first amount of data to the network device; a processor configured to allocate timeslots in a schedule to communication between the network device and the child neighbouring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yichao Jin
  • Patent number: 10511898
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for downstream flow control in an (x)GPON system. First, ONU sends a DS_FlowControl_Request message to OLT, wherein the DS_FlowControl_Request message includes information of transmission inhibiting period and is used for requesting OLT to inhibit downstream transmission for a transmission inhibiting period corresponding to the information of transmission inhibiting period. After receiving the DS_FlowControl_Request message from ONU, OLT inhibits the downstream transmission for the transmission inhibiting period corresponding to the information of transmission inhibiting period based on the information of transmission inhibiting period included in the DS_FlowControl_Request message. After inhibiting the downstream transmission for the transmission inhibiting period corresponding to the information of transmission inhibiting period, OLT resumes the downstream transmission to ONU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jianhua Zhu, Chao Ze
  • Patent number: 10503678
    Abstract: A PCIe fabric is configured to couple a plurality of elements. The PCIe fabric includes a plurality of PCIe subfabrics. A primary master central processing system is configured to couple the plurality of PCIe subfabrics. A secondary master central processing system is configured to couple the plurality of PCIe subfabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Dufresne, Matthew Mullins, Antonio Fontes, Patrick J. Weiler
  • Patent number: 10484253
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to monitoring network performance. For example, a system includes a topology map engine and service quality indicator (SQI) engine. The topology map engine develops a topology map representing multiple nodes irrespective of a type of domain. The SQI engine determines service quality indicators corresponding to the multiple nodes and updates the topology map with the service quality indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Crina Cristiana Arsenie, Jean Luc Richard
  • Patent number: 10477594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for operating a proxy apparatus in a wireless communication system includes receiving a plurality of packets from a plurality of servers, and transmitting, to base station, data of one bearer data including the plurality of packets. A proxy apparatus in a wireless communication system includes a communication device configured to receive a plurality of packets from a plurality of servers, and transmit, to base station, data of one bearer including the plurality of packets. A base station apparatus in a wireless communication system includes a communication device configured to receive, from a proxy apparatus, data of one bearer including a plurality of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Ho Lee, Jung-Shin Park, Joo-Hyung Lee, Jin-Sung Lee, Han-Na Lim
  • Patent number: 10470000
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enhanced multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) ingestion. A network device includes a memory configured to store a memory and one or more processors operably connected to the memory. The one or more processors configured to receive, from a content provider, signaling concerning a payload for MBMS. The one or more processors are further configured to receive, from the content provider, the payload, process the payload based on the signaling, and transmit, to an MBMS gateway, the processed payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prakash Kolan, Imed Bouzizi
  • Patent number: 10454654
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for non-cellular wireless access. In an embodiment, a method for non-cell grid based radio access in a radio access network includes determining, by a controller, a group of transmit points (TPs) to assign to a logical entity; assigning, by the controller, a logical entity identifier (ID) to the logical entity, wherein the logical entity ID identifies the logical entity through which a user equipment (UE) communicates with the radio access network; and causing, by the controller, at least one of the TPs in the logical entity to send signals to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10419993
    Abstract: Methods and systems may provide carrier ENUM based routing for subscriber devices (e.g., voice or other multimedia services over IP) to locate and to connect to subscriber devices of another IP peering carrier. A private ENUM database may be used to connect subscribers of disparate carriers using a domain for designated breakout gateway control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard S. Ku, Andrew Jurczak, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu
  • Patent number: 10411981
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a system for identifying an IP of a DDoS attack orderer by using a client route control server. A method for detecting a network problem-causing client by using a client route control server includes: forming an edge server IP allocation matrix; checking a network problem occurrence in an edge server; allocating an edge server IP according to the edge server IP allocation matrix when a network problem occurs in an edge server; and detecting user information or a client IP, which has no edge server IP to be allocated according to the edge server IP allocation matrix, as a network problem-causing client, wherein an edge server IP is allocated differently for each user information or client IP in the edge server IP allocation matrix, and the edge server IP allocation is performed by at least two-stage edge server IP for each user information or client IP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jeong Hoan Seo, Young Suk Lim
  • Patent number: 10397102
    Abstract: A system may include a first border network device located between a first network domain and a third network domain, and a first edge network device in the first network domain, where the first edge network device may be configured to receive a packet. The packet may be directed to a second edge network device in a second network domain. The first edge network device may also be configured to add a second label to the packet that identifies a second border network device located at the border of a second network domain and the third network domain. The third network domain may be located between the first network domain and the second network domain. The first edge network device may additionally be configured to add a first label to the packet that identifies the first border network device, and route the packet to the first border network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Atif Khan, Himanshu H. Shah, Nehal Bhau
  • Patent number: 10321361
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for incorporating a quality of experience (QoE) assessment into requests or negotiations for a particular quality of service (QoS) for an application in a communications network. A network may provide service in accordance with a particular set of QoS parameters in order to meet a user's requested QoE. A user may select a particular QoE for an application depending on costs associated with the corresponding sets of QoS parameters available from the network. Functionality to determine the correlation between a user's QoE and sets of QoS parameters may be implemented primarily in a user's electronic communications device, primarily in a network device, or in both of these devices. A separate device may be used for determining the QoE and corresponding sets of QoS parameters for various services or applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Ngoc-Dung Dao
  • Patent number: 10313887
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in a control plane. The NFV framework is be used to define a plurality of virtual network functions (VNFs), each of which can correspond to a function enabling operation of a communication network. There is provided a method and system for managing a plurality of network slices in a communication network, the method comprising: instantiating a Global Control Plane set apart from the plurality of network slices, the Global Control Plane configured to at least partially manage each of the plurality of network slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 10303776
    Abstract: A computer implemented language interpretation/translation platform is provided so that a computerized interface can be generated to display a variety of language interpretation/translation services. The computer implemented language interpretation/translation platform includes a receiver that receives a request for computerized interface data from a computing device and receives a plurality of interface data from a plurality of distinct language interpretation/translation platforms. Each of the plurality of distinct language interpretation/translation platforms provide a language/interpretation service according to a distinct modality. The computer implemented language interpretation/translation platform includes a processor that aggregates the plurality of interface data from the plurality of distinct language interpretation/translation platforms in real-time into a computerized interface format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Language Line Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Cordell
  • Patent number: 10277627
    Abstract: A denial of service (DoS) detection and circumvention system is described herein. The DoS detection and circumvention system can track phone calls that are initiated and store a list of phone numbers that are called. The DoS detection and circumvention system can also track the number of carrier congestion messages over a certain time window. Using the list of called phone numbers and the tracked number of carrier congestion messages, the DoS detection and circumvention system can identify excessive congestion. If the DoS detection and circumvention system identifies excessive congestion, the DoS detection and circumvention system can delay calls so as to prevent a possible DoS condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CALLFIRE, INC.
    Inventor: Vijesh Mehta
  • Patent number: 10250578
    Abstract: Aspects may relate to performing an Internet Key Exchange (IKE) to create an IPsec security association (SA) between a first device and a second device based upon both an authentication header (AH) and an encapsulating security payload (ESP), free of creating a child security association. Information exchange may then be allowed between the first device and the second device based upon the IPsec SA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffree Froelicher, Nicholas Amuchastegui