Multiprotocol Network Patents (Class 370/395.5)
  • Patent number: 10084534
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying applications in satellite systems. In one example, a satellite system comprises a communication interface configured to receive software payloads, and a satellite control system configured to operate logistical control elements of the satellite system. The satellite system further comprises a virtualized execution system configured to execute ones of the software payloads deployed on the satellite system as associated virtual nodes that share resources of the satellite system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Coleman, Darren D. Garber
  • Patent number: 10075524
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for a storage bridge device for communicating with network storage. In some implementations, the storage bridge device includes a network interface. The network interface may be configured to communicate with a storage device, using a storage device protocol. In some implementations, the storage bridge device includes a bus interface. The bus interface may be configured to communicate with a storage device, using a storage device protocol. In some implementations, the storage bridge device may be configured to communicate with a host device connected to the network. In these implementations, the storage bridge device may be configured to translate a request from the host device from the network protocol to the storage device protocol. The storage bridge device may further be configured to transfer the translated request to the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nafea Bshara, Alexander Matushevsky, Georgy Machulsky, Leah Shalev, Saar Gross
  • Patent number: 10050808
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes traffic forwarding in a network where a virtual local area network (VLAN) exists in multiple network sites that are geographically dispersed and connected via virtual links. A first edge device (ED) at a first site receives, from a second ED at a second site, information identifying a VLAN of the second ED through a virtual link. The VLAN identified in the information is an active VLAN of the second ED. An association between (i) the VLAN of the second ED and (ii) the virtual link through which the information is received from the second ED is recorded. When forwarding traffic to the VLAN of the second ED, it is determined the virtual link associated with the VLAN of the second ED is determined based on the recorded association and the traffic is forwarded via the determined virtual link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Weiliang Qu
  • Patent number: 10043383
    Abstract: An infrared (IR) emission and reception circuit, which is composed of three parts, an IR transceiver circuit, a carrier-smoothed circuit, and a signal recognition circuit. The IR transceiver circuit receives an outside IR signal, converts it to an electrical signal, and then amplifies and shapes the electrical signal to form a carrier frequency read signal; the IR transceiver circuit also emits an IR signal outward. The carrier-smoothed circuit receives the carrier frequency read signal, filters out the carrier to form a carrier-smoothed signal, and outputs it to the signal recognition circuit. The signal recognition circuit receives the carrier-smoothed signal, and converts it to an IR recognition signal to output to the electronic-device processor. The electronic-device processor receives the carrier frequency read signal to recognize the carrier frequency of the outside IR signal, and also receives the IR recognition signal to learn IR control codes of the outside IR signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Tianjia (Shanghai) Info Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuke Zhang, Jianfeng Wang, Shubin Wu
  • Patent number: 10033626
    Abstract: A network switch includes a plurality of ports, a parser coupled to the plurality of ports, and a processor coupled to the ports and configured to process a received packet via one of the ports. The received packet includes a first header field, a second header field, and a destination header field, each of the first, second, and destination header fields including a TTL field. The parser is configured to decide a valid bit for each of the first header field, the second header field and the destination header field, based on an availability for each of the first header field, the second header field and the destination header field. The processor is configured to execute an instruction to cause content of a select one of the first or second header field's TTL field to be copied to the destination header field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Patrick W. Bosshart
  • Patent number: 10021191
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method, comprising exchanging connectivity information, setting up a connection, determining that a correspondent node has at least one access in an inactive state, and transmitting a request to the correspondent node to activate at least one of the at least one access in an inactive state. The setting up may be done based on the exchanged connectivity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jukka Pekka Reunamaki, Arto Palin
  • Patent number: 10009444
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a server having a processor-readable storage medium comprising a set of instructions for protocol request processing; and a processor in communication with the storage medium. The processor is configured to execute the set of instructions to provide a communication with a customer terminal through an online platform; receive a second protocol request sent from the customer terminal; determine if the server is processing a first protocol request sent from the customer terminal prior to the second protocol request; process the second protocol request when the server is not processing the first protocol; and discard the second protocol request when the server is processing the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Wei Li, Helin Qiu, Xiaofei Cheng, Xuan Yu, Zhiqiang He
  • Patent number: 10009790
    Abstract: Wide area transport networks for mobile Radio Access Networks, and methods of use are provided herein. An exemplary wide area transport network may include a plurality of network segments that include at least one wireline network and at least one wireless network communicatively coupled with one another. Each of the plurality of network segments may be configured to transmit at least one of a plurality of signals communicated between a baseband module and a wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: EBlink NV
    Inventors: Frederic Leroudier, Alain Rolland, Christian Bittar, Jawad El Sayed-Ahmad, Jean-Christophe Plumecoq, Laurent Bellot, Stéphane Blanc, Tariq Boukour
  • Patent number: 9985856
    Abstract: Provided are a method, apparatus and system for measuring network packet loss, the method includes: acquiring data packet measurement information measured by at least one target logical port to a traffic stream, transmitting the data packet measurement information to a measurement control point, so that the measurement control point determine the condition of network packet loss according to the data packet measurement information. As a data collecting point acquires the data packet measurement information measured by at least one target logical port to the traffic stream, and uniformly transmits the data packet measurement information to the measurement control point, when multiple target logical ports respectively perform measurement to acquire respective data packet measurement information, the measurement control point uniformly determines condition of packet loss of the traffic stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongming Liu, Wei Fang, Yanjun Liu
  • Patent number: 9986019
    Abstract: An intermediating network is adapted to intermediate between an originating network and a servicing network. A first set of communications addresses in the originating network that can be used to originate communications to the servicing network are identified. A second set of communications addresses in the servicing network that can be used to service communications originating in the originating network are identified. The first set of communications addresses and the second set of communications addresses are analyzed. Based on the analyzing, incompatibilities between the first set of communications addresses and the second set of communications addresses that would prevent a communication from one of the first set of communications addresses from reaching the second set of communications addresses are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John T. Mulligan, Randall G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9935869
    Abstract: A device may determine that a route is inactive. Information identifying the route may be stored in a forwarding plane portion of a forwarding table and a control plane portion of the forwarding table. The route may be associated with directing network traffic toward an endpoint network device. The device may remove the information identifying the route from the forwarding plane portion of the forwarding table without removing the information identifying the route from the control plane portion of the forwarding table based on determining that the route is inactive. The device may route network traffic based on the forwarding table after removing the information identifying the route from the forwarding plane portion of the forwarding table without removing the information identifying the route from the control plane portion of the forwarding table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Ahmed Shakir, Sridhar Talari Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 9930535
    Abstract: A wireless access point (AP) configured to operate in accordance with both Wi-Fi and Long-Term Evolution (LTE-U) standards/protocols jointly schedules transmit opportunities for Wi-Fi and LTE-U frames. The AP assigns one of multiple, prioritized, Wi-Fi access categories to each Wi-Fi transmit frame based on a type of data in the transmit frame. The AP also assigns to each LTE-U transmit frame an LTE-U access category prioritized relative to the Wi-Fi access categories. The AP schedules Wi-Fi and LTE-U transmit opportunities for the Wi-Fi transmit frames and the LTE-U transmit frames, respectively, in the shared channel bandwidth based on the prioritized Wi-Fi and LTE-U access categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Hedayat, Rajesh Pazhyannur
  • Patent number: 9898220
    Abstract: A transceiver is designed to share memory and processing power amongst a plurality of transmitter and/or receiver latency paths, in a communications transceiver that carries or supports multiple applications. For example, the transmitter and/or receiver latency paths of the transceiver can share an interleaver/deinterleaver memory. This allocation can be done based on the data rate, latency, BER, impulse noise protection requirements of the application, data or information being transported over each latency path, or in general any parameter associated with the communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TQ DELTA, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos C. Tzannes, Michael Lund
  • Patent number: 9876676
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for managing computing systems by a management orchestration module. An example method includes determining that a projected computing load placed on a management computing system by one or more existing tenant computing systems and a new tenant computing system exceeds a threshold computing load, and in response, configuring the new tenant computing system as a remote tenant of the management computing system by deploying remote management software onto the new tenant computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Adrian John Sandham
  • Patent number: 9876563
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying applications in satellite systems. In one example, a satellite system comprises a communication interface configured to receive software payloads, and a satellite control system configured to operate logistical control elements of the satellite system. The satellite system further comprises a virtualized execution system configured to execute ones of the software payloads deployed on the satellite system as associated virtual nodes that share resources of the satellite system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Coleman, Darren D. Garber
  • Patent number: 9871726
    Abstract: A device may receive a set of border gateway protocol labels via a set of corresponding border gateway protocol messages. A border gateway protocol label, of the set of border gateway protocol labels, may be associated with a label descriptor attribute. The label descriptor attribute being associated with providing information regarding a forwarding semantic associated with the border gateway protocol label. The device may select the border gateway protocol label for routing network traffic toward a network device associated with the border gateway protocol label based on the label descriptor attribute. The device may route the network traffic toward the network device based on the border gateway protocol label and after selecting the border gateway protocol label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaliraj Vairavakkalai, Chandrasekar Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9838217
    Abstract: A Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) link involves using a protocol stack having a CPRI layer and an emulation layer to emulate a point to point link, to enable the CPRI link to operate over a packet switched network. The emulation layer can be a pseudowire emulation which encapsulates multiple CPRI frames in a packet with overhead. A multiplexing layer such as Internet Protocol (IP) or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) can be used, for sending the packet over an Ethernet network. The usual need for a point to point infrastructure for the CPRI link can be avoided and the CPRI link can be implemented over more complex but usually cheaper packet networks, thus reducing costs or enabling more widespread application over existing packet networks. This applies whether the packet network is dedicated to the CPRI link, or shared with other packets. It can be useful for distributed radio base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Riccardo Martinotti, Giulio Bottari, Diego Caviglia
  • Patent number: 9805544
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for controlling the state of an interactive application and controlling delivery of the interactive application to one or more users. The system of the present invention is a system for delivering an interactive application to one or more users of a communications network and may comprise an interactive application adapted to the communications network; a user access device adapted to receive said interactive application; control means for establishing parameters under which said interactive application is rendered on said user access device; and mediation means for establishing terms for the interaction between the at least one user and other users and the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Doug Hutcheson, Richard Robinson, Steven Caliguri
  • Patent number: 9807786
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for transmitting a device to device (D2D) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The method comprises: generating a K bit codeword from N bit information; allocating the K bit codeword to a first block and a second block; performing interleaving in each of the first block and the second block; mapping the interleaved codewords of the first block and the second block to a plurality of symbols of a subframe and transmitting the codewords mapped to the symbols, wherein the size of the second block is determined according to the number of symbols related to a guard interval among the plurality of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Hakseong Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 9806945
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media for mDNS support in unified access networks are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Lakshminarayana Atreya, Shashi Hosakere Ankaiah, Pavan Kumar C S, Poornima Munirajaiah, Umesh Vidyaranyapura Lakshminarayana
  • Patent number: 9787430
    Abstract: Dynamic forward error correction (FEC) setting is discussed in which the network determines a FEC percentage for each video segment of a video streaming service, based on consideration of the transfer length of the video segment and the allocated bandwidth. When the transfer length and allocated bandwidth reflect transmission of less than peak bandwidth, the network will determine a higher FEC percentage that uses the otherwise wasted bandwidth to transmit additional redundancy symbols. The additional redundancy symbols increase the error recovery rate when collisions occur between streaming video reception and page monitoring occasions of other networks in multi-network, multi-subscriber identification module (SIM) mobile devices. A network entity may then transmit the dynamic FEC percentage for each video segment in the file description table (FDT) associated with the video streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Lee, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, Jack Shyh-hurng Shauh, Shailesh Maheshwari, Mohan Krishna Gowda, Ralph Akram Gholmieh, Nermeen Ahmed Bassiouny, Pavan Chaithanya Kaivaram, Ramchandran Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9705906
    Abstract: Physical Layer and Data-Link Layer data are connected with Networking through Application Layer data/information to enable searching, sorting, and identification of novel relationships between signal sources and their contents. Metadata can be used at the Physical Layer in an optical fiber network, connecting with metadata generated at the Data Link Layer, connected to metadata generated at the Network to Application Layer. The Physical Layer metadata is obtained from configuration and provisioning data within an Intelligent Optical System. The Data-Link Layer metadata is obtained from a signal processing device. The Network through Application Metadata is obtained from a packet capture or flow capture probe. The metadata from all layers are linked in a data store such that the network traffic, passing through stream(s) in optical fiber(s) layer data are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: RedVector Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert R. Mesec, Xiongwei He, Gordon Robinson
  • Patent number: 9686198
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for provisioning a CMTS to re-direct customer traffic into virtualized network functions (NFVs) service chains. This disclosure describes, in one example, techniques for providing linkage between DOCSIS service flows and NFV service chains in the DOCSIS provisioning system by embedding information within cable modem boot files used to configured cable modems within the broadband system. In one example, the techniques facilitate the definition of an NFV service-chain in the DOCSIS cable modem boot file provisioning system. A supported CMTS, CCAP or Edge Router intercepts and interprets the configuration to install packet classifiers that steer specific subscriber flows, as detailed in the DOCSIS cable modem boot file, through the service-chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Smith, Jonathan C. Barth
  • Patent number: 9678912
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes performing functionality of a management plane and a control plane for a switch system using a processor of an external host coupled to the switch system via one or more peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) ports. The method also includes providing a direct memory access (DMA) facility between the external host and switching logic of the switch system. The switch system includes a PCIe interface block coupled to PCIe ports configured to couple to external PCIe devices. Also, the PCIe interface block includes logic configured to provide DMA for each PCIe lane thereof. The switch system also includes multiple switched Ethernet ports configured to couple to one or more external Ethernet devices and switching logic configured to switch between the multiple switched Ethernet ports and the PCIe ports using DMA and a local processor coupled to the PCIe interface block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander P. Campbell, David Iles, Keshav G. Kamble, Dar-Ren Leu, Vijoy A. Pandey
  • Patent number: 9674722
    Abstract: Method for establishing a mobile terminated call between a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) test system and a GSM mobile transceiver device under test (DUT) with reduced signaling via a call control (CC) sublayer of layer 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LitePoint Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Charles Smolinske
  • Patent number: 9647782
    Abstract: We disclose an interface device configured to inter-convert CPRI data frames and Optical Transport Units (OTUs). The interface device acquires frame synchronization by temporarily storing data in a buffer bank such that translated sync characters are placed at respective predetermined locations within the buffer bank. Each translated sync character represents, in the corresponding OTU, a respective sync character of a CPRI hyperframe. The interface device is configured to distinguish translated sync characters from payload-data words of identical value based on predetermined alignment, in the buffer bank, of data temporarily stored therein for conversion into the CPRI data format. The interface device advantageously enables multiplexing of a plurality of CPRI links and aggregation and encapsulation of the multiplexed CPRI data into a stream of OTUs for transmission to the intended destination over an Optical Transport Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Diana L. Lorenz, Wayne R. Wilcox, Mark G. Bradac, Robert A. Novotny, Steven C. Martin, Greg A. Martin, Olivier Klein
  • Patent number: 9647759
    Abstract: A method for communication includes receiving in a first communication interface input frames, which include data symbols that were derived by encoding respective characters, and further include one or more synchronization symbols having no corresponding characters. The characters from the data symbols are recovered, and the recovered characters are transmitted to a second communication interface by mapping the characters into communication frames and discarding the synchronization symbols. The characters are extracted from the communication frames in the second communication interface by synchronizing to the input frames independently of the synchronization symbols. The input frames are reconstructed in the second communication interface, including the data symbols and the synchronization symbols, by re-encoding the extracted characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: IPLIGHT LTD.
    Inventor: Leon Bruckman
  • Patent number: 9641238
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying applications in satellites. In one example, a satellite may receive software applications capable of execution as virtual nodes on the satellite, and receive a resource schedule associated with the software applications. The satellite may further execute the software applications on the satellite based on the resource schedule, wherein the resource schedule allocates processing resources and user sensor resources to the software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Coleman, Darren D. Garber
  • Patent number: 9621605
    Abstract: A network bridge connects a host device, such as digital media player, cell phone or camera, to content sources over a network to permit the host device to transmit or receive digital media. The network bridge includes a network interface module that identifies at least one media source as well as digital media available on the network. A host device interface module receives, from the host device, file system requests in accordance with a protocol, such as a mass storage protocol. In response to the request, a host device protocol interface module on the network bridge translates the file system request to a request for digital media. The network interface module acquires digital media from the media source, and the host device interface module transfers the digital media to the host device in accordance with the interface protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Dietrich, Daniel Putterman, Gregory Peters
  • Patent number: 9609056
    Abstract: A first peer device connects to a first mesh network, which does not have the second peer device. The first peer device transmits a request for the content to a third peer device over the first mesh network. In response to the request, the first peer device receives, from the third peer device, the identity of the second peer device and the identity of the file containing the content. The third peer device also creates a tracker representing the request. Subsequently, the third peer device connects to the second peer device over another mesh network (to which the first peer device may not be connected) and indicates to the second peer device that the first peer device has requested the file. The first peer device then connects to the second peer device over another mesh network and receives the file from the second peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Sujoy Das
  • Patent number: 9602213
    Abstract: A system (87; FIG. 2) is disclosed to provide a Time Division Multiple Access Passive Optical Network to a Plastic Optical Fiber to be used in both single-family home networks and in multiple dwelling units. The system (87) extends the fiber to the home fiber network infrastructure from existing fiber access networks to fiber in the home for home networking. A plastic optical fiber converter (48; FIG. 4) associated with an optical network terminal (56; FIG. 6) receives a downstream optical signal (15; FIG. 3) that is converted into an electrical signal (61; FIG. 6). The converter (48) within the optical network terminal (56) modulates Ethernet frames contained within the electrical signal and converts the frames into optical signals (71,72; FIG. 6) with advanced modulations that are then transmitted via the plastic optical fiber within the home network (124; FIG. 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuxin Dai
  • Patent number: 9526029
    Abstract: Logic may compress wireless communications frames and communicate compressed frames that do not include the duplicative bit sequences within the packet flow. Logic may include the compressed frames in flow frames. Logic may generate, encode, transmit, decode, parse, and interpret flow frames after a packet flow is created. Flow frames may comprise a flow frame control field, a compressed frame, and a frame sequence check. Logic may decompress the compressed flow frame based upon flow decompression rules associated with a flow index of the flow frame. Flow frames may include a duration field to set the network allocation vectors of other stations. And the frame sequence check may be generated based upon the entire flow frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas A. Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 9519608
    Abstract: PCI Express is a Bus or I/O interconnect standard for use inside the computer or embedded system enabling faster data transfers to and from peripheral devices. The standard is still evolving but has achieved a degree of stability such that other applications can be implemented using PCIE as basis. A PCIE based interconnect scheme to enable switching and inter-connection between multiple PCIE enabled systems each having its own PCIE root complex, such that the scalability of PCIE architecture can be applied to enable data transport between connected systems to form a cluster of systems, is proposed. These connected systems can be any computing, control, storage or embedded system. The scalability of the interconnect will allow the cluster to grow the bandwidth between the systems as they become necessary without changing to a different connection architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Mammen Thomas
  • Patent number: 9509649
    Abstract: A mechanism for providing centralized message notification for user interface. disclosed. A method includes intercepting a plurality of message notifications. The plurality of message notifications are generated in an operating system and an application. The method also includes comparing content of a message corresponding to one of the plurality of message notifications with a plurality of regexp based rules. Each of the regexp based rules comprise a condition that is regexp based. When the content of the message matches with a matching regexp based rule of the plurality of regexp based rules, determining whether the condition in the matching regexp based rule is associated with a black list rule. The black list rule comprises excluding one or more of the message notifications among the plurality of message notifications indicated by a user to be displayed at a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Maureen E. Strode
  • Patent number: 9467416
    Abstract: A method carried out by a network node for sending update messages to a server when a predefined event occurs or periodically. The network node comprises a plurality of network interfaces. The update message is embedded with a unique identifier corresponding to the network node, and a network interface identifier corresponding to at least one of the plurality of network interfaces. In particular, the network interface identifier is corresponding to network interface(s) at which a predefined event has occurred. The present invention further comprises a method carried out by a server for resolving a DNS request by retrieving DNS resource records of a network node and/or network interface specified in the DNS request, and replying to the DNS request with the DNS resource records. The DNS resource records are created based on in part at least one update message received from the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ho Ming Chan
  • Patent number: 9451530
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a base station in a cellular communication network and methods of operation thereof. In one embodiment, a base station determines that the base station is transitioning to an unavailable state. The base station then notifies one or more radio network nodes with which the base station conducts base-station-to-node communication that the base station is unavailable. Thereafter, in one embodiment, the one or more radio network nodes cease communication attempts with the base station. In this manner, the radio network nodes can avoid spending additional resources on attempts to re-establish communication connections to base stations that tend to be offline more often (e.g., low-power base stations (LP-BSs)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Stefan Engström, Gino Luca Masini, Karl Norrman
  • Patent number: 9444917
    Abstract: Example techniques of the present disclosure provide a first computing device comprising one or more processors and at least one module operable by the one or more processors to output, to a second computing device, a first set of HDLC protocol data units in accordance with a first format in which each of the first set of HDLC protocol data units includes a start-of-frame indicator, a length indicator, a data portion, and an end-of-frame indicator. The module may be further operable by the one or more processors to determine an inability of the second computing device to process at least one of the first set of HDLC protocol data units and output a second set of HDLC protocol data units in accordance with a second format in which each of the second set includes the data portion, a checksum portion, and the end-of-frame indicator and excludes the length indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 9444733
    Abstract: Communicating is disclosed. A first communication associated with a first mechanism for configuring a pseudo-wire is received. The first communication is transformed into a second communication, where the second communication is associated with a second mechanism for configuring a pseudo-wire. The second communication is transmitted, where a pseudo-wire that is configured using the second communication is associated with (1) a first node that is configured to support the first mechanism and (2) a second node that is configured to support the second mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Brixham Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping Pan
  • Patent number: 9407668
    Abstract: A protection against an unsolicited communication for an IMS (PUCI) system includes a call session control function (CSCF), and a plurality of PUCE application servers. The PUCI application servers make an evaluation as to whether a communication received from the user equipment is an unsolicited communication; the CSCF makes a decision on routing toward the PUCI application servers based on the evaluation; then, the PUCI application servers execute the routing based on the decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anand Raghawa Prasad, Andreas Kunz, Toshiyuki Tamura, Stefan Schmid, Thilo Ewald
  • Patent number: 9370009
    Abstract: Base stations with coordinated multiple air-interface operations are provided. In some embodiments, multi-mode base station (BTS) systems operate with different air-interfaces, functionality, or configurations in a coordinated manner. For example, typical applications of such systems can include Macrocell BTS, Picocell BTS, Femtocell BTS, or Access Point (AP), Set Top Box (STB), or Home Gateway, Hot Spot Devices, User Terminal with the capability to perform required base station operations. In some embodiments, various techniques are provided for system improvements and optimizations via radio resource management, including user and system throughput optimization, QoS improvement, interference management, and various other improvements and optimizations. In some embodiments, a system (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: AirHop Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Hui, Edwin Park
  • Patent number: 9350648
    Abstract: An embodiment method of loop suppression in a layer-two transit network with multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) encapsulation includes receiving a packet at a provider edge (PE) router for the layer-two transit network. The packet is stored in a non-transitory memory on the PE router. The packet is stored according to a packet data structure having an MPLS label field and a layer-two header. A time-to-live (TTL) attribute is then determined for the packet. The TTL attribute is written to the non-transitory memory in the MPLS label field. The packet is then routed according to information in the layer-two header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingjun Chu, Peter Ashwood-Smith, Yapeng Wu, Guoli Yin
  • Patent number: 9344884
    Abstract: At least a method for verifying the authenticity of one or more authentication messages in an authentication procedure between a network and a mobile device is described wherein the method comprises: sending an authentication request through a first radio access node to a said mobile device, said radio access node being associated with first location information; said mobile device generating second location information associated with the location of said mobile device; and, verifying the authenticity of the origin of said authentication request by checking if said second location information comprises said first location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Frank Muller, Frank Fransen
  • Patent number: 9331948
    Abstract: An example method is provided and includes receiving a request from a mobile node for an Internet protocol (IP) address and establishing a point-to-point (PPP) link for the mobile node. The method also includes provisioning a first tunnel associated with a first communication flow for the mobile node, and provisioning a sub-tunnel with the first tunnel for a second communication flow. The second communication flow is associated with a high priority type of data to be transported on the sub-tunnel. In more specific embodiments, a call admission control (CAC) mechanism is used to establish the sub-tunnel with the first tunnel for the second communication flow. Additionally, an inner label is installed in a header of a packet associated with the second communication flow in order to identify the sub-tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Balaji Venkat Venekataswami, Kowsalya Subramanian, Jegan Kumar Somi Ramasamy Subramanian, Manikandan Dhayalan, Rajesh Kumar Andhavaram, Girish Sivasubramanian
  • Patent number: 9313124
    Abstract: A network switch includes a plurality of ports, a parser coupled to the plurality of ports, and a processor coupled to the ports and configured to process a received packet via one of the ports. The received packet includes a first header field, a second header field, and a destination header field, each of the first, second, and destination header fields including a TTL field. The parser is configured to decide a valid bit for each of the first header field, the second header field and the destination header field, based on an availability for each of the first header field, the second header field and the destination header field. The processor is configured to execute an instruction to cause, based on the valid bits of the first and second header fields, content of a select one of the first or second header field's TTL field to be copied to the destination header field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Patrick William Bosshart
  • Patent number: 9311264
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a switch system includes an external host connected via a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) port to a switch system, the external host being configured to perform functionality of a management plane and a control plane for the switch system, the external host having a processor. In another embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith, the computer readable program code including computer readable program code configured to perform functionality of a management plane and a control plane for a switch system using a processor of an external host. Other systems, computer program products, and methods are described according to more embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander P. Campbell, David Iles, Keshav G. Kamble, Dar-Ren Leu, Vijoy A. Pandey
  • Patent number: 9294144
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for identifying a spectral region in a radio frequency spectrum, determining a signal strength of the spectral region, determining a correlation factor by correlating the signal strength of the spectral region, detecting according to the correlation factor interference in the spectral region, generating coefficient data to substantially suppress the interference in the spectral region, configuring a filter according to the coefficient data to substantially suppress the interference in the spectral region and produce a digital filtered signal, and transmitting the digital filtered signal to a base station. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ISCO INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Sean S Cordone
  • Patent number: 9258540
    Abstract: This invention allows recording of moving images with a large number of pixels and high frame rate while suppressing the circuit scale and power consumption. A first processing circuit encodes a frame acquired from an image capturing device, records the resultant encoded data in a recording medium at a recording position received from a second processing circuit, and transmits a relevant data amount to the second processing circuit. The second processing circuit encodes a frame obtained from the image capturing device, records the resultant encoded data in the recording medium at a recording position determined in prior recording processing, determines a recording position for the first processing circuit, and transmits the determined recording position to the first processing circuit. Upon receiving information showing a data amount, the second processing circuit updates a recording position based on the received data amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuuzou Aoyama
  • Patent number: 9258237
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for provisioning a CMTS to re-direct customer traffic into virtualized network functions (NFVs) service chains. This disclosure describes, in one example, techniques for providing linkage between DOCSIS service flows and NFV service chains in the DOCSIS provisioning system by embedding information within cable modem boot files used to configured cable modems within the broadband system. In one example, the techniques facilitate the definition of an NFV service-chain in the DOCSIS cable modem boot file provisioning system. A supported CMTS, CCAP or Edge Router intercepts and interprets the configuration to install packet classifiers that steer specific subscriber flows, as detailed in the DOCSIS cable modem boot file, through the service-chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Smith, Jonathan C. Barth
  • Patent number: 9231657
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for adaptive sub-band point-to-point communication are presented. In one embodiment a method includes performing functions using a power line communication (PLC) transmitter device. The method may include generating a first data packet having a first adaptive sub-band information set, the first sub-band information set comprising information to be used by a PLC receiver for determining a sub-band hopping pattern. The method may also include transmitting the first data packet on a first PLC sub-band. Additionally, the method may include hopping to a second PLC sub-band, and generating a second data packet having a second adaptive sub-band information set, the second sub-band information set comprising information to be used by the PLC receiver for determine the sub-band hopping pattern. The method may further include transmitting the second data packet on the second PLC sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ramanuja Vedantham, Kumaran Vijayasankar, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 9215141
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an electronic digital data packet router performs receiving a DHCP initiation message on a particular interface among a plurality of network interfaces; modifying the DHCP initiation message by adding a particular DHCP option that signals a DHCP server to provide router configuration data, resulting in a modified DHCP initiation message; relaying the modified DHCP initiation message to the DHCP server; receiving, from the DHCP server, a DHCPOFFER message that comprises the particular DHCP option containing configuration data; configuring the router using the configuration data; relaying the DHCPOFFER message without the particular DHCP option on the particular interface toward another data packet router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Asati, Ralph Droms, Vijay Bollapragada