Employing Logical Addressing For Routing (e.g., Vp Or Vc) Patents (Class 370/409)
  • Patent number: 10736178
    Abstract: A connection method for a wireless system, wherein the wireless system includes an access point, an electronic device, a relay device and an appliance; the electronic device and the relay device are connected to the access point, respectively; the relay device is connected to the appliance via signals; the relay device is adapted to send control commands to the appliance; the connection method includes the following steps: sending a connection request command to a default IP address from the electronic device through the access point for at least one time; determining whether a connection-successful information is received from the default IP address or not. Then, establishing a connection between the electronic device and the relay device, or sending at least one connection request command to at least one different IP address in the same local area network from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh
  • Patent number: 10728154
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the communications field, and specifically, to a flow table processing method and an apparatus. The method includes: monitoring, by a switch, a flow table load of the switch; when the flow table load of the switch exceeds a preset threshold, determining, by the switch, a diffusion target of a target data flow according to a matching rule of a diffusive flow table; and when the determined diffusion target is a neighboring switch of the switch, forwarding, by the switch, the target data flow to the neighboring switch. When the flow table load of the switch exceeds the preset threshold, the switch may have been attacked. A data flow that fails to be matched to a flow entry is forwarded to the neighboring switch according to a diffusion probability, for processing by the neighboring switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinming Li, Chengchen Hu, Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10727973
    Abstract: Systems and methods for self-characterization of a software-defined optical network are disclosed. A test transponder may generate and transmit test traffic using various combinations of transmission parameters to discern physical characteristic of a route between two network elements. The test transponder may compute optical characteristics of the route based on the physical characteristics and transmission parameters. An SDN controller may maintain a characterization database storing test results. The test results may be fed to a machine learning engine, which outputs predictions or recommendations regarding utilization of bandwidth and other resources. The optical network may be adapted to handle requested, observed, or predicted changes in on-demand traffic or traffic surges. The test results may be used to defragment the optical spectrum with minimal or no impact on existing traffic to make space in a flexible grid for newly launched channels or channels being moved to different spectrum locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Arvind Kumar, Niranjan Mahabaleshwar, Mritunjay Pandey, Shyam Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 10726389
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a product inventory information distribution apparatus, comprising: a central electronic data storage buffer; a control circuit; and a memory storing computer instructions that when executed cause the control circuit to: detect product inventory update information messages, wherein each of the product inventory update information messages is received from one of multiple different product inventory systems and is generated by a corresponding one of the multiple product inventory systems when one of the multiple product inventory systems detects a change in an inventory state corresponding to any one of hundreds or more products available through the product inventory storage facility; direct each of the multiple product inventory update information messages to the central electronic data storage buffer; and maintain messages in the central electronic data storage buffer received during a buffer retention window of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Undernehr, Tushar Agrawal, Sandesh N. Ramnathkar, John Turknett, Mohandas N. Vonga, Matthew S. Woitaszek
  • Patent number: 10684597
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for controlling loads in an IP network that is divided into one or more zones and/or subzones. In one aspect, there is provided a method that can associate a plurality of controllers with one of a plurality of zones. Each controller can be connected to one or more loads. The method can associate each controller with an address. The address can include a network address and a host identifier. The network address for each controller in a first zone can be the same. The method can transmit over a network a control message to each controller in the first zone. The control message can cause one or more operational parameters of the loads connected to each controller in the first zone to change. Related apparatus, computer program products, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NuLEDs, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris A. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10644994
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for ensuring that separate network paths within a network are used for network traffic between multiple source devices and a destination device or between pairs of source and destination devices. In some solutions, network path information is determined and sent to source devices that use the network path information to encapsulate network packets that then use separate network paths for at least a portion of their paths through the network. In some solutions, separate network paths are ensured using network path separation lists that are sent to network devices to make network traffic routing decisions. In some solutions, flow description information is calculated and sent to network devices to make network traffic routing decisions to keep network flows separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Michael Judge, Jamie Plenderleith
  • Patent number: 10630579
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for ensuring that separate network paths within a network are used for network traffic between multiple source devices and a destination device or between pairs of source and destination devices. In some solutions, network path information is determined and sent to source devices that use the network path information to encapsulate network packets that then use separate network paths for at least a portion of their paths through the network. In some solutions, separate network paths are ensured using network path separation lists that are sent to network devices to make network traffic routing decisions. In some solutions, flow description information is calculated and sent to network devices to make network traffic routing decisions to keep network flows separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Plenderleith, Alan Michael Judge
  • Patent number: 10601653
    Abstract: Briefly, methods and/or apparatuses for implicit traffic engineering, such as for the Internet, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cradlepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Hankins, Andrew John Mastracci
  • Patent number: 10530686
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for routing a packet in a packet switching network in disconnected routing mode, implemented by a router, comprising the following steps: —receiving (E1) the packet; —reading (E2) a field, called the longevity field of the packet, intended to be decremented when traversing a router; —decrementing (E5) the value of the longevity field using a step of a predefined value, called the decrementation step; —deciding (E6) on the routing of the packet on the basis of the value of the decremented longevity field, the packet being destroyed (E7) when said value is less than or equal to zero; the method further comprising, prior to the step of decrementing, the following steps: —obtaining (E3) at least one item of information from a group of items of information comprising an item of information relative to routing conditions of the packet and an item of information relative to parameters of the packet; —determining (E4) the value of the decrementation step on the basis of at least the ob
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Transpacific IP Group Limited
    Inventors: Bruno Decraene, Stephane Litkowski
  • Patent number: 10516572
    Abstract: The invention provides a communications network comprising at least two modules and a common switch connected firstly to the two modules and secondly to various different user terminals, the switch having as many configurations as there are user terminals and modules connected to the switch, each user terminal and each module being associated with a particular dedicated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
    Inventors: Patrice Toillon, Francois Guillot
  • Patent number: 10505845
    Abstract: Wireless mesh networks (or “meshes”) are enabled for arbitrary interconnection to each other and may provide varying levels of coverage and redundancy as desired. Interoperability between meshes having differing configurations, internal operations, or both, may be freely intermixed and inter-operated in unrestricted combination. Enhanced explicit inter-bridge control protocols operate using pre-existing control packets. Pre-existing broadcast packet floods are used to learn the best paths across interconnected meshes (termed a “multi-mesh”). Enhanced routing protocols operating within each mesh may optionally examine information limited to the respective mesh when forwarding traffic, thus enabling robust multi-mesh scaling with respect to memory and processing time required by the routing protocols. Using assigned identifiers, forwarding loops are prevented, and optionally redundant broadcast flooding is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Firetide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorjeta Gueorguieva Jetcheva, Sivakumar Kailas, Mohan Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10447783
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a first device. The method comprises: at the first device, establishing a connection with a first one of a plurality of second devices and establishing a first virtual connection, the first virtual connection being between the first device and a third device through the first one of a plurality of second devices; and receiving details of a second virtual connection, the second virtual connection being between a fourth device and the third device through a second one of the plurality of second devices, the fourth device being connected to the first device. The method further comprises selecting one of said first or second virtual connections for transmission of a data packet to said third device and transmitting data to said third device using said selected connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nomad Digital Limited
    Inventor: Nick Barker
  • Patent number: 10432457
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to a method for modifying a targeted subset of a table row (consisting of assorted data) on a network element. More specifically, a network element agent, executing on the network element, may request that changes be applied to a portion of the assorted data, hence the targeted subset, without affecting the remainder of the table row (which may include data relevant to the responsibilities of other network element agents). Through the application of masking, changes applied only to the targeted subset may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Marinelli, Aaron Levitan, Neal Thomas Nuckolls, Grzegorz Poloczek
  • Patent number: 10432466
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for translating an application-level abstraction to a logical network topology. The method includes receiving an event request from a container orchestrator at an orchestrator adaptor. The method also includes translating the event request to a logical network resource via an application programming interface associated with a network virtualization platform. The method includes mapping the event request to the logical network resource. The method also includes deploying the logical network resource in a logical network via the network virtualization platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Nicira, Inc.
    Inventors: Akash Gangil, Jianjun Shen, Donghai Han, Salvatore Orlando, Sai Chaitanya, Yves Fauser, Gary Kotton
  • Patent number: 10430370
    Abstract: A data transfer device includes circuitry to: set information regarding a virtual channel of a counterpart device to which data are to be transferred from the data transfer device, switch between a first communication process and a second communication process according to the information regarding the virtual channel of the counterpart device, the first communication process causing the circuitry to transmit or receive the data using a single virtual channel, and the second communication process causing the circuitry to transmit or receive the data using multiple virtual channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10389583
    Abstract: Briefly, methods and/or apparatuses for implicit traffic engineering, such as for the Internet, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cradlepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Hankins, Andrew John Mastracci
  • Patent number: 10367717
    Abstract: A controller generates a Software Defined Network (SDN) entry for a Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) Tunnel End Point (VTEP). A Match field in the generated SDN entry contains a VXLAN Network Identifier (VNI) corresponding to the SDN entry. The controller sends the generated SDN entry to the VTEP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Linbo Huang, Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 10356227
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a node of a network domain having a plurality of nodes, where the node functions as an ingress node of the network domain for a data flow. The method enables data flow analysis across the network domain. The method includes receiving a data packet belonging to a data flow at an ingress node of the network domain, determining whether the data packet is to be marked for the data flow analysis, determining whether an egress node of the network domain for the data flow supports data packet marking, marking the data packet with a marking label indicating to supporting nodes in the network domain that the data packet is to be processed for data flow analysis, and forwarding the data packet toward the egress node of the network domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Albert Jining Tian, Ramanathan Lakshmikanthan, Evgeny Tantsura
  • Patent number: 10348625
    Abstract: A LRE (logical routing element) that have LIFs that are active in all host machines spanned by the LRE as well as LIFs that are active in only a subset of those spanned host machines is provided. A host machine having an active LIF for a particular L2 segment would perform the L3 routing operations for network traffic related to that L2 segment. A host machine having an inactive LIF for the particular L2 segment would not perform L3 routing operations for the network traffic of the L2 segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Agarwal, Ganesan Chandrashekhar, Rahul Korivi Subramaniyam, Howard Wang, Ram Dular Singh
  • Patent number: 10341173
    Abstract: A configuration unit of a communication device which communicates a datagram with a configuration request to a configuration server in order to configure a communication device within an industrial automation system, wherein the configuration server allocates to the communication device, in response to the configuration request, at least one first topological device name component assigned to a spatial or hierarchical arrangement of the configuration server, each forwarding distribution unit adds a further topological device name component assigned to a spatial or hierarchical arrangement of the respective forwarding distribution unit, and the configuration unit of the communication device generates the device name thereof from the topological device name components and a name component that is unique within the subnetwork of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Harald Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10326652
    Abstract: Briefly, methods and/or apparatuses for implicit traffic engineering, such as for the Internet, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cradlepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Hankins, Andrew John Mastracci
  • Patent number: 10284485
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method in a first communication node (10?) for transmitting a packet in a first packet network operated by a first network operator towards a destination node (10?,12). The first communication node (10?) is comprised in the first packet network. The first communication node (10?) receives a packet with a first value related to resource sharing in a second packet network operated by a second network operator, wherein the first value indicates a level of importance of the packet relative importance of another packet along a scale of the second packet network. The first communication node (10?) remarks the packet with a second value related to resource sharing in the first packet network, wherein the second value indicates a level of importance of the packet relative importance of another packet along a scale of the first packet network. The first communication node (10?) transmits, over the first packet network, the remarked packet towards the destination node (10?,12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Zoltán Richárd Turányi, Szilveszter Nádas, Sándor Rácz
  • Patent number: 10178025
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to route traffic in a virtual private network are disclosed herein. Example methods include replacing, by executing an instruction with a processor at a first provider router, a first next hop address included in first route information with a second next hop address. The first next hop address identifies a first edge router of a plurality of edge routers in a first region and the second next hop address identifies the first provider router. The provider router is not at an edge of a provider network included in the virtual private network and the first route information identifies a first route to a customer address in a customer network coupled to the first edge router. The methods also include advertising the first route information having the second next hop address to the plurality of edge routers if data traffic is to access a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Israel Means
  • Patent number: 10146678
    Abstract: Test bundling and batching by a test execution framework may be customized in accordance with test suite requirements for testing platform implementations on network-connected, resource-limited devices. Tests, test data and test results may be communicated in bundles or batches. Multiple tests may be bundled into a test application bundle and communicated over a single data connection. Test data for the tests in a bundle may be packaged into a single batch and transferred using a single data connection. Similarly, results from executing the tests in a test application bundle may be batched and transferred together over a single connection. Additionally, a custom user interface may be utilized to allow for customizing the test bundling policy for individual test suites. Providing the ability for a user to customize the test bundling policy may significantly reduce the number of data connections required during test suite execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Barilov Alexey Alexeevich, Davidov Mikhail Borisovich
  • Patent number: 10135736
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are directed toward managing network traffic over a plurality of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Level 2 switch ports. A network traffic is received over the plurality of OSI Level 2 switch ports. At least a part of the network traffic is categorized into a flow. The categorization may be based on a IP address, an OSI Level 4 port, a protocol type, a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) number, or the like, associated with the network traffic. One of the plurality of OSI Level 2 switch ports is selected based on a load-balancing metric. The load-balancing metric may be a priority of the flow, a congestion characteristic, a prediction of a load usage for the flow, a combination thereof, or the like. A frame associated with the flow is sent over the selected one of the plurality of OSI Level 2 switch ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Abraham Rothstein, Arindum Mukerji
  • Patent number: 10129178
    Abstract: A block of ordered data elements comprising a plurality of sub-blocks each of which is to be processed by a different processing module in segments of the data elements having a particular length characteristic can be received in parallel streams on parallel communication channels. The data elements in each stream can be received and directed to the corresponding processing module. The tail of a segment split between two of the streams and received earlier in time than the corresponding head of the split segment can be buffered until the head is received on the other stream. The head and the tail of the split segment can then be processed as a whole segment in a corresponding processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corp.
    Inventors: David G. Landon, Ryan W. Hinton, Kelly D. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10116561
    Abstract: A protocol circuit layer is described. The protocol circuit layer may employ a routing layer to determine optimal routes when establishing a circuit. The circuit layer may employ a link layer to send data packets over links to other network nodes. A naming layer may employ circuits to establish a distributed database of associations between network node addresses and their network locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CoCo Communications Corp.
    Inventors: Riley Eller, Frank Laub, Jeremy Bruestle, Mark L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10025279
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for controlling loads in an IP network that is divided into one or more zones and/or subzones. In one aspect, there is provided a method that can associate a plurality of controllers with one of a plurality of zones. Each controller can be connected to one or more loads. The method can associate each controller with an address. The address can include a network address and a host identifier. The network address for each controller in a first zone can be the same. The method can transmit over a network a control message to each controller in the first zone. The control message can cause one or more operational parameters of the loads connected to each controller in the first zone to change. Related apparatus, computer program products, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NuLEDs, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris A. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 9967181
    Abstract: A client is provided with information that defines a virtual network for the client, where the virtual network is implemented on a physical network. A label is assigned to the virtual network. The label is sent to packet-handling devices in the physical network that are part of the virtual network. The label is also sent to a controller of the virtual network. The first label is then included in data packets sent over the virtual network. The packet-handling devices handle the data packets on the virtual network according to a policy associated with the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jiafeng Zhu, Changcheng Huang, Min Luo, Wu Chou
  • Patent number: 9887974
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to techniques for providing communication between devices in different networks wherein the communication must first pass through an encryption mechanism and the devices do not have the stand-alone capability to encrypt or decrypt the communication. According to these techniques, an adapter may determine certain fields in a data packet that remain unencrypted when the data packet passes through the encryption mechanism. The adapter may then process those fields in such a way that, when the data packets are received by a second adapter, the second adapter may read those fields and obtain information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah K. Charan, Ranga Ramanujan
  • Patent number: 9871721
    Abstract: According to an example, in a method for multicasting a data message by an apparatus in a multi-site network (MSN), a multicast data message that is to be communicated to another apparatus over the MSN network may be received, in which the apparatus includes a MSN-link port through which data messages are to be communicated to the another apparatus. In addition, a determination may be made that the received multicast data message is to be communicated to the another apparatus through the MSN-link port. The received multicast data message may be replicated and the replicated multicast data message may be encapsulated into a MSN message. Moreover; the MSN message encapsulating the replicated multicast data message may be tunneled to the another apparatus over the MSN-link port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Pengcheng Lin, Ling Shen
  • Patent number: 9866395
    Abstract: A unifying network model with a structure and architecture configured to address security, interoperability, mobility, and resource management, including priority and quality of services is provided. The network of the network model is structured as a hierarchical mesh network, with dynamically generated routing tables. The configuration of the network model optimizes routing and distributes communication load. Every device on the network is capable of being both an endpoint and a forwarder of communications. The network model may include underlying networks that are represented with one of two models, the link model or the star model. The nodes are organized in a hierarchical relationship structure to optimize throughput. The model may include a cryptographic method of dynamically assigning local network addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CoCo Communications Corp.
    Inventors: Jeremy Bruestle, Mark L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9825822
    Abstract: A technology to create and manage a group network in a virtual network is described. A network address may be registered as a member of a network group in an overlay network within a virtualized computing environment. An open connection may be maintained to the network address. Membership information may be sent over the open connection to the network address as membership of the network group changes. Membership information may be used in communicating with the network group using unicast transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Christopher Holland
  • Patent number: 9819581
    Abstract: A method for configuring an edge MHFE for a logical network to communicate with other networks is described. The method receives data for the logical network that defines a logical router and a set of logical switches for logically connecting several end machines that operate on different host machines. The method, based on the received logical network data, identifies a physical port of the MHFE to bind a logical uplink port of the logical router to the identified physical port. The uplink port is for connecting the logical router to the external network. The method then binds the logical uplink port to the identified physical port by defining an uplink logical switch with a logical port that is associated with the identified physical port and assigning network and data link addresses of the logical uplink port to the logical port of the uplink logical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Chanda, Bruce Davie
  • Patent number: 9816718
    Abstract: A device control determiner outputs a control information request containing a condition of facility devices in a data possessing device group possessing control information, and a kind of the control information. A connection relationship manager manages information regarding a connection relationship among each of the plurality of facility devices. A connection route database stores information regarding a connection route from a reference device that is a reference among the plurality of facility devices to another facility device. The device grouper creates a data possessing device group based on the control information request, the connection route database and information managed by the connection relationship manager. An information collective obtainer obtains control information from the facility device in the data possessing device group through a communicator, and creates a data array of the obtained control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko Kobori, Tomoaki Gyota, Masanori Nakata
  • Patent number: 9806970
    Abstract: A method for assigning new internet protocol (IP) addresses to new devices in an existing network is provided comprising assigning respective new IP addresses to one or more new network components by a first device based on one or more communications received by the first device, wherein the one or more communications comprise advertisement messages that include information about the one or more new network components. A network system is further provided, the network system comprising a first device adapted to assign respective new internet protocol (IP) addresses to one or more new network components based on one or more communications received by the first device, wherein the one or more communications comprise advertisement messages that include information about the one or more new network components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Sameh Sabet, Pranav Bhargava, Toine Leerentveld, William McGuire
  • Patent number: 9781753
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a proximity map request method, a server and a network entity using the same, a proximity request validating method, and a server and a network entity using the same. In one of the exemplary embodiments, the server receives a proximity map request message of a D2D discovery to request a network level user ID of the discoveree. The proximity map request message may include an application layer user ID of the discoverer and an application layer user ID of the discoveree. The server may set a notification flag according to the application layer user ID of the discoverer and the application layer user ID of the discoveree in response to receiving the proximity map request message. The server may transmit a proximity map response message comprising the network level user ID of the discoveree and the notification flag in response to setting the notification flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Wei-Chieh Tsai
  • Patent number: 9769014
    Abstract: A system and methods for determining whether to use a network link are described. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus may detect a fault indication relating to a network link and identify a time interval during which to check a status of the network link. The apparatus may also divide the time interval into a plurality of sub-intervals and check, at the sub-intervals, whether the fault indication remains for the network link. Further, the apparatus may discontinue using the network link upon detecting the fault indication at a plurality of the sub-intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Chandrashekar Javagal, John Dany Ah Sue
  • Patent number: 9769036
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, device, component, and/or method for management of port assignments of networking devices connected to a network and reference materials associated with the port assignments. In one embodiment, a reference material is provided that illustrates the port assignments for one or more networking devices. The reference material may include a full-color illustration of the network device and a port label near each communication port of the network device. The port label may include a description of the port, a port reference number, and a color-coded reference that provides a quick indication of the type of traffic associated with the port. In addition, one embodiment of the present disclosure may automatically populate the reference material based on information obtained from a network administrator or from the network itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Denis Sweeney, Colin Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9756671
    Abstract: A communication mode for performing wireless connection of a communicating apparatus is decided based on a first command for performing wireless connection and a second command received following the first command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Shimazaki
  • Patent number: 9755918
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprises: first means that communicates with a network system that includes a forwarding apparatus forwarding a packet and a control apparatus informing the forwarding apparatus of a processing rule prescribing a packet processing method; second means that determines a processing operation to be executed by the network system from among packet processing operations to be executed by the communication terminal; and third means that informs the forwarding apparatus of a processing rule corresponding to the determined packet processing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Sonoda, Yasuhiro Mizukoshi, Hideyuki Shimonishi, Yoichi Hatano, Masayuki Nakae, Masaya Yamagata, Yoichiro Morita, Takayuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9749225
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure provide techniques for dynamically configuring flow splitting via software defined network (SDN) signaling instructions. An SDN controller may instruct an ingress network node to split a traffic flow between two or more egress paths, and instruct the ingress network node, and perhaps downstream network nodes, to transport portions of the traffic flow in accordance with a forwarding protocol. In one example, the SDN controller instructs the network nodes to transport portions of the traffic flow in accordance with a link-based forwarding protocol. In other examples, the SDN controller instructs the network nodes to transport portions of the traffic flow in accordance with a path-based or source-based transport protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9749258
    Abstract: A policy enforcer device may determine a value of multiple controls included on a control device. The multiple controls may be associated with zones of a facility. The policy enforcer device may determine, based on the values of the plurality of controls, relative amounts of bandwidth to allocate, of a total amount of available bandwidth, to the zones of the facility; and control one or more network devices to provide the determined amounts of bandwidth to the zones of the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Momin Mirza, Nisheeth Gupta
  • Patent number: 9730070
    Abstract: The invention instantiates a Personal VLAN bridge, using IEEE Std. 802.11 elements. The result is a bridge, referred to as a public access point, that is better suited for implementing public wireless data networks than the IEEE Std. 802.11 architecture. The invention also provides a location-update protocol for updating the forwarding tables of bridges that connect public access points together. The invention further provides a method for more controlled bridging, which is referred to as fine bridging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Michael Volpano
  • Patent number: 9712426
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-domain routing computation method, including: when it is determined that there are two or more domains deployed with a Path Computation Elements (PCE) in a network, a routing path is computed, between a PCE of a first domain and a PCE of a last domain among the two or more domains deployed with a PCE, using an extended Backward-Recursive PCE-Based Computation (BRPC) algorithm, and the routing path is computed using a Routing Controller (RC) in domains other than the two or more domains deployed with a PCE. Further disclosed are a multi-domain routing computation device, a path computation element and a routing network. The present disclosure can improve greatly optimality of path computation and has a fairly high efficiency for the path computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gang Lu, Dajiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9712672
    Abstract: A Call Response System comprising modules that are mutually interfaced for sharing parameters. Firstly, a data-collection module, for collecting parameters of an incoming call and of a recipient for the incoming call. Secondly, a dynamic-scripting module for configuring a response scenario according to prioritized combinations of the parameters and for substituting a component for at least one respective open variable within the configured scenario. Finally, a call-response module for transmitting aspects of the component substituted configured scenario, and for recording aspects of the transmitted scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Ronen Bar-Yoav
  • Patent number: 9692934
    Abstract: A communicating apparatus receives a request command which requires a response, and determines whether the communication mode of a partner apparatus corresponding to the request command matches a communication mode executed by the self communicating apparatus. If it is determined that the communication mode of the partner apparatus matches the communication mode executed by the self communicating apparatus, the communicating apparatus transmits a response command to the request command. If it is determined that the communication mode of the partner apparatus does not match the communication mode executed by the self communicating apparatus, the communicating apparatus transmits no response command to the request command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimazaki, Takashi Moriya
  • Patent number: 9692729
    Abstract: A connectivity manager (CM) of a provider network selects, from a plurality of ERGs (edge resource groups), a particular ERG comprising an edge router and a network marker translation agent to be used for routing traffic between a resource collection of a VCS (virtual computing service) and a client network. The CM detects a condition that triggers the selection of a second ERG to be used for at least a subset of the resource collection's traffic, and initiates a set of configuration changes to enable the use of the second ERG for connectivity between the first resource collection and the client network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Chun Chen, Justin Thomas Smith, Daniel Thomas Robinson, Ali Poonsakvarasan
  • Patent number: 9660836
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to identifying a topology of a network based on information identifying adjacent devices from each of the devices in the network. In one embodiment, each device identifies one or more adjacent devices within one hop and stores information identifying the one or more adjacent devices. A requesting device aggregates information identifying one or more adjacent devices of each device and identifies the topology of the network based on the aggregated information. By each device storing and transmitting information identifying adjacent devices connected within one hop, amount of information stored in each device and bandwidth of information exchanged can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Taliaferro Smith, Sergey Yarygin
  • Patent number: 9635145
    Abstract: A system including a receiver and a processing pipeline. The receiver is configured to generate a data block by encapsulating a data packet in a header portion and a tail portion that do not include valid information bits. The processing pipeline is configured to, in a first processing stage, store the data block, and store, separately from the data block, additional information associated with the data block. The processing pipeline is further configured to, without modifying a length of the data block, either add bits to the header portion or the tail portion to increase the length of the data packet or subtract bits from the data packet to decrease the length of the data packet, and modify the additional information in accordance with the bits added to the header portion or the tail portion or the bits subtracted from the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Gunnar Nordmark, Kurt Thomas Boden, Lars-Olof Svensson, Par Westlund