Having A Signaling Feature Patents (Class 370/410)
  • Patent number: 11398969
    Abstract: A test module tests the configuration of a network device. The test module obtains test parameters for a test process of the network device, and determines that the test parameters indicate a network conversation to test the network device. The network conversation includes a sequence of multiple messages. The test module also generates an initial message of the network conversation based on the test parameters, and provides the initial message to the network device. The test module further tracks processing results of the network device processing the initial message in the test process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Prapanch Ramamoorthy, Bhavik Shah, Rahul Nandan Koravankuzhi
  • Patent number: 11388087
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing path protection modes are provided. In one embodiment, a processor is configured to create a traffic policy that defines a Label Switched Path (LSP) configured to route data traffic in a unitary direction in a data plane of a telecommunications network. The LSP is configured to route the data traffic from a source router of an initial network domain to a destination router of a final network domain. The processor also creates a protection policy that defines one or more backup protection paths for routing the data traffic around one or more faulty nodes or links in a Segment Routing (SR) architecture of the telecommunications network. Furthermore, the processor distributes the traffic policy and protection policy in the telecommunication network via the Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventor: Atul Vadera
  • Patent number: 11349981
    Abstract: The technology discloses intercepting a request to initiate a call configured to utilize one of plurality of call initiation techniques. Next, it is determined when the one of the call initiation techniques in the intercepted request is in a subset of the plurality of call initiation techniques configured to integrate at least a part of media control negotiation and call establishment. One or more fields of the intercepted request is modified to disable the one of the plurality of call initiation techniques that is configured to integrate at least a part of media control negotiation and call establishment when the determination indicates the one of the plurality of call initiation techniques is in the subset. A permission is provided to the first mobile device to initiate the call with the second mobile device using a sequential call establishment and media control negotiation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: F5, Inc.
    Inventors: Nat Thirasuttakorn, Daniel Wright
  • Patent number: 11271813
    Abstract: A method may include identifying an update file for a plurality of nodes; selecting a first set of nodes of the plurality of nodes based on a set of node selection criteria; sending the update file to the first set of nodes via a software-defined network (SDN); receiving a first message from a first node of the first set of nodes indicating that the first node is ready to host the update file; identifying a second node that is connected to the first node responsive to receiving the first message from the first node; sending a first instruction to the second node for the second node to obtain the update file from the first node; receiving a second message from the second node indicating that the second node is ready to host the update file; and adding the second node to the first set of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Vinay Prabhu
  • Patent number: 11271864
    Abstract: This application describes a tunnel establishment method. The method may include receiving, by a first network device, a first request message sent by a previous-hop network device, where the first request message is used to request to obtain an RSVP-TE label of the first network device, the first network device supports RSVP-TE and SR-TE, and the previous-hop network device supports RSVP-TE. The method may also include that when the first network device determines that at least one network device in downstream network devices of the first network device on a path of a to-be-established tunnel supports SR-TE, establishing an SR-TE tunnel from the first network device to a second network device in the at least one network device, and generating a tunnel identifier used to identify the SR-TE tunnel. Furthermore, the method may include sending, by the first network device, a first response message to the previous-hop network device, where the first response message includes the tunnel identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhibo Hu, Junda Yao
  • Patent number: 11258702
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a routing path analysis method and device. The method includes a first step of determining a key node based on a label stack of segment routing of a data packet. The key node includes a diversion node, a next-hop working path node of the diversion node, and a next-hop protection path node of the diversion node. The diversion node is a crossed node of a working path and a protection path. The method further includes determining neighboring nodes of the key node as relevant nodes; querying for traffic information of the key node and traffic information of the relevant nodes; selecting, from the key node and the relevant nodes based on the traffic information, the nodes for the data packet to pass. The routing path of the data packet is determined based on the selected nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengwu Hu, Gang Ma
  • Patent number: 11200068
    Abstract: A method provides for the automatic configuration of a field device in a process control system. The process control system comprises one or more field devices and a configuration provider. The field devices and the configuration provider are communicatively coupled via a communication system. The method comprises: the automatic retrieval and provision of configuration data of the field devices via the configuration provider; the automatic recognition of the field device via the configuration provider after the removal of a second field device from the process control system and the replacement with the field device; and the automatic configuration of the field device using the provisioned configuration data of the second field device via the configuration provider. The method further comprises the recurrent sending of an introducing message from the configuration provider to the field devices to introduce the configuration provider to the field devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Ralf Schmoetzer
  • Patent number: 11194558
    Abstract: An application-centric modernization and migration (AMM) architecture delivers AMM as a service to enterprises to automate migrating applications to new environments. In this regard, the architecture implements data migration functionality in concert with application code migration, environment provisioning, and post-migration configuration. The joint migration of application data and application code effectively provides a complete migration of an application. The architecture may also define and deliver a GUI portal through which an application owner provides application-specific metadata to drive the AMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Raed Zahi Rihani, Stefan C. Hellstrom, Christopher Ray Brown, Ashley N. Porta, Jonovan Jerome Sanders, Michael Alexander Vasquez, Christopher Michael Mariano
  • Patent number: 11188375
    Abstract: Virtual machine mobility for virtual machine using remote direct memory access (RDMA) connections, including: receiving a virtual machine (VM) mobility request to transfer a virtual machine from a source host to a destination host; migrating application data transfer from an RDMA connection of the virtual machine to a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection of the virtual machine, wherein the RDMA connection and the TCP connection are facilitated by a physical network adapter; migrating the TCP connection to a virtual network adapter of the virtual machine; and transferring the virtual machine from the source host to the destination host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vishal Mansur, Srinivas Gundurao, Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Jeffrey Messing
  • Patent number: 11191045
    Abstract: The present relates to a node to be integrated in a network of wirelessly connected nodes, to a network system, to method for operating a node of a network, and to a method for communicating within a network. A method is disclosed for communicating within a network of cooperatively synchronized nodes, configured to broadcast data packets to the network during broadcast phases through a flooding mechanism, each data packet comprising hop data. The method comprises, for each broadcast phase, broadcasting a data packet from a source node during a predetermined time slot; and receiving the data packet at one or more destination node during said predetermined time slot. The broadcasting and receiving are repeated according to the hop data, at respective predetermined time slots, wherein each destination node corresponds to a source node in a next execution of broadcasting and the data packet received corresponds substantially to the data packet to be broadcasted in the next repetition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SMARTREK TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Thien-Ly Nguyen-Dang
  • Patent number: 11172563
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for wireless data broadcasting. The system provides a hub for broadcasting data wirelessly to a plurality of end devices, such as light fixtures, and a plurality of nodes for retrieving at least a portion of the data broadcasted from the hub. Each node is associated with at least one corresponding end device, and transmits data retrieved to the end device. A method is provided for broadcasting the data using the system. The method includes interrogating the nodes and determining what data is required by the corresponding end devices. The hub then packetizes, in RF packets, the required data and transmits data to each of several nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CITY THEATRICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Fails, Paul Kleissler, Philip Nye
  • Patent number: 11165698
    Abstract: By bearing multiple service signals in a same bearing area of a same Ethernet PCS channel, it is implemented that multiple types of service signals share an Ethernet channel, so that the multiple types of service signals can share a link resource and an interface module resource. This provides a basis for convergence and integration of devices in a multi-technology system, and can improve utilization of link resources and reduce a quantity, a footprint, power consumption, maintenance costs, and the like of devices in a metropolitan area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiwen Zhong
  • Patent number: 11122150
    Abstract: Methods and devices for encoding or decoding messages, each message including a list of information items. The encoding method comprises determining a first list of indexes associated with information items that are already indexed in a local indexing table and a second list of literal values of other information items not yet indexed in said indexing table; encoding the indexes of the first list; binary compressing at least a serialized binary representation of the literal values of the second list; and concatenating the first list and the second list together to obtain an encoded bitstream of the information items. When the messages are sent over a plurality of connections, a global table is shared between the connections to store the indexed items of information; and a local indexing table for each connection associates indexes with references to an entry of the shared global table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Romain Bellessort, Youenn Fablet, Hervé Ruellan
  • Patent number: 11057298
    Abstract: A system for providing differentiated services to traffic flows of a content distribution network is disclosed. In particular, the system may include determining if a first portion of an internet protocol address associated with a traffic flow includes an identifier for a node in the content distribution network by comparing the identifier to a set of prefixes for the content distribution network. Additionally, the system may include determining if a second portion of the internet protocol address matches a unique host address specified by the content distribution network for a customer of the content distribution network. If a rule for providing a differentiated service exists for the customer, the first portion is in the set of prefixes, and the second portion matches the unique host address specified for the customer, the system may provide the differentiated service for the traffic flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Anschutz
  • Patent number: 10998970
    Abstract: A communication system comprises a network configured to support data, voice, and video communications and a docking station coupled to the network and configured to provide data connections to a personal computer wireless device, wherein the personal computer wireless device is configured to communicate with the docking station using light communication. A method for accessing the communication system comprises connecting a personal computer wireless device to a docking station using light communication and identifying a current location of the personal computer wireless device based upon LC with the docking station or an LC access point. One or more selected applications may be enabled or disabled on the personal computer wireless device based upon the current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Passe
  • Patent number: 10999202
    Abstract: A method for distributing Sigtran connections among signal transfer point (STP) message processors includes providing a connection load balancer as a front end to plural message processors of an STP. The method further includes publishing, by the connection load balancer, an Internet protocol (IP) address to SS7 peers. The method further includes initializing the message processors of the STP to listen on the IP address published by the connection load balancer. The method further includes receiving, at the connection load balancer, a Sigtran message addressed to the IP address. The method further includes determining, by the connection load balancer, whether the Sigtran message is an initial message for a Sigtran connection or a subsequent message for a Sigtran connection and whether the Sigtran connection has been assigned to one of the message processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vipin Kumar, Yesh Goel
  • Patent number: 10972368
    Abstract: A method for providing reduced signaling Internet of things (IoT) device monitoring includes steps performed in a combined and service capability exposure function (SCEF) and Diameter signaling router (DSR) including at least one processor. The method includes receiving Diameter signaling containing IoT device information. The method further includes using the IoT device information to automatically provision an IoT device information database. The method further includes receiving a monitoring subscription request. The method further includes extracting the IoT device information from the IoT device information database. The method further includes using the IoT device information to respond to the monitoring subscription request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kawal Sapra, Abhishek Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10942880
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for monitoring components of the integrated circuit, comprising: a resource monitoring circuit configured to: track activity factors for a plurality of components of the integrated circuit; evaluate the activity factors for each of the plurality of components; determine whether an activity factor for a particular component of the plurality of components exceeds a threshold; and transmit, from the resource monitoring circuit, a signal to a software element, causing the software element to deactivate the particular component and activate an alternate component, when the activity factor for the particular component exceeds the threshold and the alternate component is available to substitute for the particular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Srivastava, Asad Azam
  • Patent number: 10924488
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided for customization of a mobile communications device's data session retry mechanism in a wireless packet data service network. The mobile communication device requests activation of a data session with a node via the wireless network and receives a reject message via the wireless network in response to the request for activation of the data session, the reject message including a cause code. If the cause code corresponds to a no-retry behavior of the data session retry mechanism of the mobile communication device, the mobile communications device no longer requesting activation of a data session with the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Paul Cormier, Thomas Leonard Trevor Plestid, Ian Simpson, Arun Munje
  • Patent number: 10891059
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10887231
    Abstract: A network device may forward fragments of an IPv4 network packet to an IPv6 network without reassembling the IPv4 network packet. The network device may receive and buffer one or more fragments of a fragment flow associated with the IPv4 network packet until it receives a fragment of the fragment flow that includes an indication of the destination port of the IPv4 network packet. When the network device receives the fragment that includes the indication of the destination port of the IPv4 network packet, the network device may encapsulate each fragment of the fragment flow that it has received into respective IPv6 network packets to the IPv6 network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Suresh Ghule, Pankaj Malviya, Jagadish Grandhi
  • Patent number: 10868632
    Abstract: A method of detecting a transmitting device within an obstruction rich environment is disclosed. The method may involve detecting the transmitting device with a wireless transmission detection facility; communicating signal information relating to the detected transmitting device from the wireless transmission detection facility to a central unit; determining the location of the transmitting device; displaying information of the detection and location of the transmitting device through a user interface; and providing an action facility for causing actions related to the detected transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Noonan, Barry R. Nadler, Jules R. Insler
  • Patent number: 10833990
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for transmitting a packet. According to an example of the method, a Controlling Bridge (CB) device maintains a mapping entry representing a correspondence between a Port Extender (PEX) device and a Media Access Control (MAC) address of a host connected with the PEX device in a mapping table. The CB device receives a first data packet transmitted by a first PEX device, and determines a mapping entry in which the MAC address of the host matches a destination MAC address of the first data packet by querying the mapping table. Then, the CB device transmits the first data packet to a second PEX device in the mapping entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEW H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liwei Huang, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10819577
    Abstract: A method may include identifying an update file for a plurality of nodes; selecting a first set of nodes of the plurality of nodes based on a set of node selection criteria; sending the update file to the first set of nodes via a software-defined network (SDN); receiving a first message from a first node of the first set of nodes indicating that the first node is ready to host the update file; identifying a second node that is connected to the first node responsive to receiving the first message from the first node; sending a first instruction to the second node for the second node to obtain the update file from the first node; receiving a second message from the second node indicating that the second node is ready to host the update file; and adding the second node to the first set of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Vinay Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10812372
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method for determining a forwarding path and a control device. The method includes: obtaining a first-forwarding-path computation request, where the first-forwarding-path computation request instructs to compute a first forwarding path that is from a source node to a destination node and that satisfies a first constraint; and when the control device computes at least two forwarding paths that satisfy the first constraint, obtaining, based on a mapping relationship between a path computation reference constraint and a priority, a path computation reference constraint having a highest priority, and determining, based on the path computation reference constraint having the highest priority and from the at least two forwarding paths that satisfy the first constraint, at least one forwarding path that satisfies the path computation reference constraint having the highest priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Long
  • Patent number: 10761742
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamic redundancy in storage systems is described. The method may include receiving a data fragment from a data stream of user data to be archived. The method may further include splitting the data fragment into a first number of data chunks. The method may also include, in response to determining that the data fragment is not a last data fragment in the data stream, generating a second number of additional data chunks based upon, at least in part, the first number of data chunks. The method may additionally include, in response to determining that the data fragment is the last data fragment in the data stream, generating a third number of additional data chunks based upon, at least in part, the first number of data chunks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Andrey Neporada, Stanislav Protasov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10742418
    Abstract: An authentication method, an authentication apparatus, and an authentication system for the communications field are described. The authentication includes sending, by first user equipment, a first random parameter to second user equipment. The second user equipment obtains a first user identifier, a second user identifier, and a second random parameter; and generates a second authentication feature based on the first user identifier, the second user identifier, the first random parameter, and the second random parameter. The second user equipment sends the second authentication feature to the first user equipment for authentication. The first user equipment, after authentication, generates a first authentication feature. The first authentication feature is sent to the second user equipment for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Zhang, Lu Gan, Yanjiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10721024
    Abstract: In the present application, a method is disclosed for receiving data from a base station by means of a terminal in a wireless communication system. In particular, the method comprises the steps of: receiving the data from the base station through a multicast channel; when decoding of the data is unsuccessful, transmitting a retransmission request signal for the data to the base station; and receiving a retransmission of the data from the base station through a unicast channel, wherein the data received through the multicast channel and the data received through the unicast channel are characterized by including the same transport block having mutually different and dissimilar RVs (Redundancy Versions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10708158
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate, in one aspect, to a computing device. The computing device may include, among other things, a first communications module to send communication data, a communications monitor to capture a portion of the communication data sent from the first communication module, and a management processor to determine, based on the captured portion, a network address associated with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventor: Andy Brown
  • Patent number: 10694398
    Abstract: A method for signal transmission, a terminal device and a network device are provided. The method includes: a terminal device determines a number of beams used for transmitting signals or a number N of signals to be transmitted according to a detected synchronization signal and/or a detected synchronization channel, where N is a positive integer; the terminal device transmits the signals with a network device according to the number of the beams or the number N of the signals to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai Tang, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 10687389
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a wireless controller having at least one processor and a radio frequency (RF) module. The at least one processor is configured to execute control logic in order to determine how to adjust at least one actuator based on data from at least one sensor. The RF module is configured to communicate wirelessly with the sensor(s) and/or actuator(s) over one or more wireless networks. The at least one processor is also configured to function as a gateway for each wireless network. The RF module is also configured to function as an access point for each wireless network. The at least one processor could be configured to execute multiple protocol stacks to function as the gateway for the multiple wireless networks, and the RF module could be associated with multiple access point protocol stacks to function as the access point for the multiple wireless networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Samudrala, Satish C. Madappa, Falgun D. Bhayani, Krishna Praveen Ranjith Kumar
  • Patent number: 10623422
    Abstract: Detecting a foreign device is connected between what are expected to be directly connected network modules may present a network security concern. Disclosed is a protocol and method for detecting that an unexpected (i.e., foreign) device is in an unexpected location in a network path. For example, connected between two network nodes that are expected to be directly connected to each other. Scalable compute resources may rely on direct network connectivity to provide high availability, throughput, and security. Accordingly, determining a foreign device exists in the network path between two frame link modules (FLMs), for example, may address this need for security and reliability. A device connected to sniff network data may not advertise itself to the network and therefore may be actively detected using the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Christopher Murray
  • Patent number: 10484197
    Abstract: An IoT communication method, including: receiving via an account of the communication end, access information or control information sent from an account of a user end. The access information includes an identifier of a source terminal and an access command which accesses status information of the source terminal. The control information includes the identifier of the source terminal and a control command which controls the source terminal, the account of the communication end and the account of the user end are bound to each other in instant messaging software; sending the access command or the control command to the source terminal specified by the identifier of the source terminal; obtaining source information which the source terminal returns in response to receiving the access command or the control command from the communication end; sending, via the account of the communication end, the source information to the account of the user end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lejun Liu, Liangliang Fan, Kai Liu, Xiangyao Lin, Chenglin Liu, Can Liu
  • Patent number: 10469470
    Abstract: Device to device (D2D) communication can be performed with packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) based encapsulation without internet protocol (IP) addressing. The non-IP D2D PDCP-encapsulated communication can further include two forms of secure data transfer. A first non-IP D2D PDCP-encapsulated communication can be a negotiated non-IP D2D PDCP-encapsulated communication. A second non-IP D2D PDCP-encapsulated communication can be a non-negotiated non-IP D2D communication. The non-negotiated non-IP D2D PDCP-encapsulated communication can include a common key management server (KMS) version and a distributed KMS version. The encapsulated communication can be used with various protocols, including a PC5 protocol (such as the PC5 Signaling Protocol) and wireless access in vehicular environments (WAVE) protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexandre Stojanovski, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Farid Adrangi
  • Patent number: 10425836
    Abstract: A method performed by a first communication apparatus for transmitting data to a second communication apparatus in a communication channel shared with a communication link including a third communication apparatus, wherein all of the first communication apparatus, the second communication apparatus and the third communication apparatus employing directional transmission, the method comprising: determining there is data to be transmitted to the second communication apparatus; and transmitting the data to the second communication apparatus before listening to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 10404578
    Abstract: The document discloses a method for invoking a routing algorithm, an SDN-OAF, and an SDN controller. The method includes pre-configuring a customized routing algorithm; an SDN controller receiving a path computation request from an application, invoking a corresponding customized routing algorithm according to information about the customized routing algorithm carried in the path computation request to compute a service path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gang Lu
  • Patent number: 10375426
    Abstract: A method for remote-hosted video effects includes rendering an application frame buffer in a hosting service that is streaming interactive video. Only a portion of the application frame buffer is subsequently displayed on a local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Perlman, Michael Toy, Timothy S. Cotter, Jérôme Poichet, Paul Andrew Olbrich
  • Patent number: 10361876
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication device and a communication method which are capable of achieving both an improvement in reliability of communication in which a frame is transmitted to a plurality of destinations and effective use of wireless communication resources. [Solution] The communication device includes: a communication unit configured to perform communication of a frame. The communication unit transmits a transmission acknowledgment request frame for a transmission acknowledgment response frame including frequency allocation information specifying a transmission frequency of the transmission acknowledgment response frame, and receives the transmission acknowledgment response frame which has undergone frequency division multiplexing, on the basis of the frequency allocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Morioka, Eisuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 10304067
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for evaluating a performance of a mobile application. During operation, the system obtains, for a statistical model used in a quasi-experimental design, a first predicted outcome produced from a first set of data that is collected from two substantially identical versions of a mobile application. Next, the system uses the first predicted outcome to assess a bias of the statistical model. The system then improves an accuracy of the statistical model by using the assessed bias to normalize a second predicted outcome of the statistical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ya Xu, Nanyu Chen, Bryan G. Ng, Weitao Duan
  • Patent number: 10282115
    Abstract: A storage system in a clustered system may receive a first input/output (I/O) request. The storage system may include one or more storage nodes. Each of the one or more storage nodes may have a copy of a particular object stored thereon. The storage system may execute the first I/O request. Executing the first I/O request may modify data of a first object in a first storage node. The first object may be a copy of the particular object. The storage system may transfer the modified data of the first object to a master storage node. The master storage node may include a master object update descriptor list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Eberhard, Erik Rueger, Rolf Schaefer, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 10250424
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting broadcast, signals thereof are disclosed. The method for transmitting broadcast signals includes processing input streams into BB frames in PLPs; encoding data of the PLPs; building at least one signal frame by mapping the encoded data of the PLPs; and modulating data in the built signal frame by OFDM method and transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data, wherein at least one of the BB frames includes a stuffing field and a first indicator describing whether the stuffing field is included in the BB frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeho Hwang, Sungryong Hong, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 10140150
    Abstract: The efficient use of threads that issue calls to log events. While waiting for the call to return or complete, the threads are put to work on other tasks that are not part of the process that generated the event. This can occur without context switching of the thread, especially when the task to be performed is state-less or context free. In the efficient thread diversion process, the thread calls a logging component to log an event. This blocks the thread from continuing work on a process that the event is part of until the event is logged. The thread then performs a diversion task that is not part of the processing unit that the event is part of. After detecting that the event has logged, the thread continues work on the processing unit that the event is part of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Fitzgerald, Cristian Diaconu, Michael James Zwilling, Per-Ake Larson
  • Patent number: 10097645
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of monitoring active data communication sessions and potential new connections is disclosed. One example method of operation may include identifying a data communications requirement of a first network device currently communicating via the first communications connection with a second network device, and transmitting a data test message over at least one of the existing first communications connection and the second communications connection. The method may also include receiving a response to the data test message, and determining a change-over from the first communications connection to the second communications connection would provide a more optimal data connection based on the identified data communications requirements of the first network device. Active data sessions are constantly being considered for a change-over by potential new data connections which may provide increased optimal data performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Alan Erringer
  • Patent number: 10069763
    Abstract: A method for establishing a communications path is provided. A routing path between a source port on a source switch and a destination port on a destination switch through intermediate switches is identified. A first message is sent to the source switch, the destination switch and the intermediate switches instructing the recipient switches to prepare for establishing a connection. In response to receiving a first set of acknowledgment messages from the recipient switches, a second message is sent to the destination switch and the intermediate switches instructing these switches to establish a connection to the destination port along the identified routing path. In response to receiving a second set of acknowledgment messages from the destination switch and each of the intermediate switches, a third message is sent to the source switch instructing it to establish a connection between the source port and the established connection to the destination port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NetScout Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Rosenberry, Patricia D. Littleton, David L. Sclarsky
  • Patent number: 10045275
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for improving communications among battery operated network endpoints and a central facility. A battery operated endpoint may determine its remaining battery capacity and decide whether it is able to provide message repeating services to other endpoints within the network. The endpoint may make such decision based also on its own communications reliability to a central facility either directly or via other endpoints operating as repeaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Cumeralto
  • Patent number: 10027531
    Abstract: A failover system includes a plurality of configuration controllers and a plurality of switches. The switches include a site proxy, a failover module and a routing table. A first site proxy of a first switch is designated as the active proxy and controls failover in the event a switch fails or otherwise becomes unavailable. A second site proxy of a second switch is designated as the backup proxy and controls failover in the event the first switch fails or otherwise becomes unavailable. In the event a switch fails or otherwise becomes available, the active proxy interacts with the configuration controller and reassigns the extensions associated with the failed switch to a different switch of the plurality of switches. If a configuration controller fails or otherwise becomes unavailable, another configuration controller becomes active and establishes communication with the plurality of switches to maintain the operational status of the IP telephony system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mitel Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kent A. Fritz
  • Patent number: 9942790
    Abstract: The present document discloses a method for reducing a number of access times of a multimode terminal. The method includes the following steps: judging a network state of the terminal; acquiring signal intensity of a base station, calculating network delay time according to the signal intensity of the base station, and setting a timer according to the network delay time; and switching a data service when the timer has timed out. The present document further discloses an apparatus for reducing a number of access times of a multimode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Chao Deng, Qilin Wang
  • Patent number: 9924331
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for providing feedback information to a second terminal, to avoid disturbance of data directed to a user associated with a first terminal. The method includes receiving data directed to the user associated with the first terminal, transmitting a request for a current status of the user to the wearable device, receiving broadcast packets, wherein the broadcast packets comprises an identifier of the wearable device and the current status of the user, based on the identifier of the wearable device, determining whether the wearable device has been paired with the first terminal, and if so, executing, at the first terminal, at least one feedback operation directed to the second terminal using the current status of the user to indicate the current status of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haocheng Wu, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 9906824
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for transmitting media data in a digital broadcasting system for allocating media data to a superframe, and transmitting a superframe in which a time length of media data corresponds to a time length of the superframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Woo-Suk Kim, Byungjun Bae, Hyun-Jeong Yim, Hyoungsoo Lim, Namho Hur
  • Patent number: 9880956
    Abstract: In a bus system that includes at least two subscribed data processing units that exchange messages via a bus in a serial data transmission, the transmitted messages are of a logical structure that includes a start-of-frame bit, an arbitration field, a control field, a data field, a CRC field, an acknowledge field and an end-of-frame sequence, the control field including a data length code, which contains information regarding the length of the data field. The CRC field of the messages can include any of two or more different numbers of bits depending on a value of an associated switchover condition (UB3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Hartwich