Conversion Between Signaling Protocols Patents (Class 370/467)
  • Patent number: 10299185
    Abstract: A wireless data network controls Quality-of-Service (QoS) delivered to wireless relays. The wireless relays attach to wireless base stations in the wireless data network and transfer configuration data indicating their media services to the wireless data network. A relay QoS control system in the wireless data network receives the configuration data and allocates individual QoS levels to the wireless relays based on their media services. The relay QoS control system transfers the individual relay QoS levels for the wireless relays to the wireless base stations. The wireless relays exchange user data with wireless user devices to deliver the media services. The wireless base stations exchange the user data with the wireless relays to deliver the media services based on the individual QoS levels for the wireless relays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Nitesh Manchanda, Vanil Parihar
  • Patent number: 10212286
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a system and method in which allocation and management of shared virtual numbers is achieved. In an embodiment, a request is received from an external server, over a network, for allocation and de-allocation of virtual numbers among agents and customers. Thereafter, a first virtual number is allocated and mapped between a first agent and a first customer, and the same first virtual number is also allocated and mapped between a second agent and a second customer. Such allocation and mapping enables communication between corresponding agents and customers. In addition to the allocation, a number may also be de-allocated. For example, the first virtual number mapping between the first agent and first customer can be de-allocated, thereby deactivating the first virtual number for a predetermined time, during which time the first virtual number is not allocated to another combination of a customer and an agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Vishnu Jayadevan, Karthikeyan Krishnamurthy, Siddharth Ramesh
  • Patent number: 10104578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communications technologies, and disclose a data transmission method and a device, to reduce a quantity of TCP-layer ACK packets transmitted on a radio air interface link between a first device and a second device, thereby reducing consumption of radio air interface link resources and improving transmission efficiency of radio service data. A specific solution is as follows: obtaining, by a first device, a TCP-layer ACK; and intercepting the TCP-layer ACK if a TCP-layer data packet corresponding to the TCP-layer ACK is a TCP-layer data packet that is obtained by the first device after the first device parses a link layer data packet received through a radio air interface link by the first device, and the TCP-layer ACK satisfies a preset condition. The present invention is applied to a data packet transmission process based on a TCP connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Huang, Shu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10050846
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for implementing and operating a Device Abstraction Proxy (DAP). In one embodiment, the DAP includes a communications interface to connect the DAP to one or more access aggregation devices, each having a plurality of physical ports to provide Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) communication services to a plurality of remote DSL terminals via the plurality of physical ports. The DAP may further include a memory and processor to execute a virtual access aggregation device, in which a subset of the plurality of physical ports are allocated and linked to corresponding logical ports. The DAP may further include a global rule-set module to define operational constraints for the DSL communication services, and a management interface to allow at least one broadband access management system to manage the subset of physical ports allocated to the virtual access aggregation device subject to the operational constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Goldburg, Philip Bednarz
  • Patent number: 10051536
    Abstract: Network connection is provided by a method is performed in a control node. An indication pertaining to at least partly transfer a data transmission service of a wireless device from using a first network access method to using a second network access method associated with a network node is received. The network node is associated with a compatibility version. The indication comprises a compatibility version of the wireless device for the second network access method. The compatibility version of the wireless device is compared to the compatibility version of the network node. It is determined if there is a version mismatch between the compatibility version of the wireless device and the compatibility version of the network node. If so, an expected performance impact of the wireless device using the second network access method is determined. Based on the determined performance impact, it is indicated whether or not the wireless device is allowed to establish a connection to the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Lei Li, Yi Wu, Meng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9998396
    Abstract: An approach for monitoring a media streaming session for a change to one or more resources negotiated outside of a session signaling channel, wherein the one or more resources relate to establishment of the media, and determining whether to accept a new media streaming session based on the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Lee N. Goodman
  • Patent number: 9971542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for managing processing, memory, storage, network, and cloud computing to significantly improve the efficiency and performance of processing nodes. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to object memory fabric streams and application programming interfaces (APIs) that correspond to a method to implement a distributed object memory and to support hardware, software, and mixed implementations. The stream API may be defined from any point as two one-way streams in opposite directions. Advantageously, the stream API can be implemented with a variety topologies. The stream API may handle object coherency so that any device can then move or remotely execute arbitrary functions, since functions are within object meta-data, which is part of a coherent object address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ULTRATA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Frank, Larry Reback
  • Patent number: 9973634
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and computer readable medium for processing data in a digital subscriber line environment are disclosed. In one aspect methods include establishing a first data channel in a first system utilizing a first frequency band. Methods also include conveying, for a second system that establishes a second data channel over a second frequency band, handshake information using the first system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Adtran Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Kuipers
  • Patent number: 9948433
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling HARQ processes in uplink communication to implement low latency communication are disclosed. One aspect of the present invention relates to user equipment, comprising: a transmission and reception unit configured to transmit and receive radio signals to/from a base station; and an HARQ process control unit configured to control multiple HARQ processes for uplink communication with the base station, wherein the HARQ process control unit asynchronously transmits uplink data from the multiple HARQ processes to the base station in accordance with a predetermined transmission method allowing the base station to identify a transmitting HARQ process of received uplink data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Kazuki Takeda, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9935781
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a computing system. The switch includes a discovery module, a device management module, and a logical group management module. The discovery module constructs a multicast query message for a first multicast group to which the computing system is registered. The device management module extracts information about a remote switch from a query response message from the remote switch and constructs a client database, wherein a first entry in the client database contains the information extracted from the query response message. The logical group management module associates the remote switch with a second multicast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Nitin Jain
  • Patent number: 9917598
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing preemptive customized Codeset Converter Selection (CCS) on Software as a Service (SaaS) in a computer system. A codeset converter is automatically selected for operational modes, customer requests and service tasks which prompt the launching of the SaaS application. The CC selection is based upon history logs, content, and learned behavior performed as the application is launched and referenced without the user having to restart the session. Launching a new session is not needed for the enablement of the CC function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Gu, Peng Hui Jiang, Su Liu, Johnny M. Shieh
  • Patent number: 9826281
    Abstract: A media processing method, device, and system where one or more media receiving clients that have a media processing capability of one or more media playback devices are separately constructed for multiple communications protocols, to-be-played media data that is sent by a media source device and that is to be played by a media receiving client specified by the media source device is received, and the to-be-played media data is sent to a media playback device that is corresponding to the specified media receiving client, for the media playback device to play. Therefore multiple media playback devices may be connected flexibly and simultaneously and a media playback device may be switched as desired during media playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 9774530
    Abstract: Mapping of Address and Port (MAP) provisioning of a device to enable exchange of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) packets with an IP version 6 (IPv6) domain is contemplated. The MAP provisioning may be sufficient to facilitate provisioning of a router to process IPv4 packets for exchange with the IPv6 domain of an associated modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: John Berg
  • Patent number: 9769140
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting authentication for session border controller generated autonomous requests are described. In some embodiments, the session border controller stores a response to a challenge being communicated through the session border controller from an entity with authentication credentials, e.g., a user equipment device, to an authenticating entity. The stored response is available to be used by the SBC at a future time in generating an autonomous request that may be able to pass an authentication check by the authenticating entity. In some embodiments, a session border controller, which has received a challenge to a SBC generated autonomous request from an authenticating entity, generates and sends a request triggering signal to an entity with authentication credentials and subsequently uses the received challenge from the entity with authenticating entity to challenge and acquire a response, e.g., a authorization header, that can will satisfy the authenticating entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SONUS NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Tolga Asveren, Shaun Jaikarran Bharrat, Subhransu S. Nayak
  • Patent number: 9760246
    Abstract: Account types that support one or more data classes (e.g., email, contacts, calendar, instant messaging) can be added and configured on a mobile device using a unified settings user interface. The user interface allows the user to easily activate and deactivate one or more data classes for an account type. The user interface can support one or more predefined account types and can allow the user to add and configure new account types. Visual indicators are provided in the user interface to remind the user of the data classes that are active on the mobile device for a particular account. Users can configure settings that effect a particular data class in all accounts on the mobile device. Users can also configure settings that are specific to a particular account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Mwa van Os, Paul Marcos, Evan Doll
  • Patent number: 9504073
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns wireless communication. More particularly, a method and an apparatus (e.g. a SCTP concentrator) for setting up transport layer connections (e.g. SCTP associations) between a eNB and a (H)eNB are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gino Luca Masini, Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 9397936
    Abstract: A message center for source-based message routing may include a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor. The processor may be configured to receive a first message having a first message transfer layer indicating a first destination address and a first message transaction layer, receive a second message having a second message transfer layer indicating a second destination address and a second message transaction layer indicating an alternate routing, read at least the first message transfer layer of the first message, read at least the second message transaction layer of the second message, route the first message based in part on the first destination address of the first message transfer layer, and route the second message based in part on the second destination address of the second message transfer layer and the alternate routing of the second message transaction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Cooper, Kenneth M. Potas
  • Patent number: 9374317
    Abstract: One or more devices, including one or more virtual elements associated with a virtual transmission system that emulates one or more physical devices of a physical transmission system, may receive provisioning information for a client device; provision the client device to prepare the client device to receive or transmit a data flow via the one or more virtual elements based on the provisioning information; receive the data flow; and transmit the data flow from the client device or to the client device via the one or more virtual elements based on provisioning the client device. The data flow may be transmitted or received via the one or more virtual elements to circumvent one or more gateways of the physical transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H Tan, Deepak Kakadia, Arda Aksu
  • Patent number: 9338077
    Abstract: Address resolution in an unnumbered, pseudo-point-to-point network utilizes address transmissions, such as an address advertisement or an address response, in order to obtain address information for use in frame addressing. In one embodiment, routers communicate using a multi-access data link layer protocol, such as Ethernet, but in a physical configuration which restricts data link layer communications to going between only two nodes, thereby negating the multi-access application of the protocol. With only one possible terminal node, address space is conserved by use of unnumbered network interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin J. Whittaker, Frederick David Sinn, Justin O. Pietsch
  • Patent number: 9325598
    Abstract: Methods for testing network bandwidth availability in a non-intrusive manner. By implementing occasional, base-line bandwidth testing, a more accurate indication of actual transfer rate results. When an application dependent upon network bandwidth is first executed, a series of file transfers takes place utilizing a series of different sized pieces of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 9300584
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a packet switching device provides more than eight behavior aggregates of Quality of Service (QoS) processing based on a service type of a received Multiprotocol Label Switched (MPLS) packet and on a Traffic Class (TC) value extracted from a label of the MPLS packet. The service type is typically determined based on a forwarding equivalence class (FEC) associated with the MPLS packet. This service type may identify a service provided by a service provider and/or the type of packet traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Filsfils, John H. W. Bettink, David John Smith
  • Patent number: 9229817
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a data storage system and a control method thereof. The data storage system includes a plurality of data storage devices, a temporary memory device and an expander. The control method includes: detecting, by the expander, if a flag is in a first status after the expander is restarted; sending, by the expander, a first command to all the data storage devices if the first status is detected. The first status indicates that all the data storage devices are ready for linking and operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Shih-Hui Chang, Ming-Sheng Wu, Chieh-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 9197492
    Abstract: Included are methods for facilitating routing of control data associated with a communication to a plurality of recorders. One such method, among others, includes receiving control data related to a communication and routing the received control data to at least one recorder via a layer 3 protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jamie Richard Williams, Thomas Z. Dong
  • Patent number: 9160678
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes an initiator port adapted to receive a traffic flow having a plurality of packets and a hardware processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being adapted to classify the traffic flow into a traffic class based on at least one criteria related to the traffic flow, the traffic class being selected from a plurality of traffic classes and transmit one or more packets of the traffic flow to a target port designated by the one or more packets of the traffic flow until an amount of flow credits allocated to the target port is insufficient to service additional packets. Other systems, methods, and computer program products for providing credit-based flow control are described in more embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Casimer M. DeCusatis, Mircea Gusat, Keshav G. Kamble, Cyriel J. Minkenberg
  • Patent number: 9144107
    Abstract: Embodiments describe registration in a wireless communication system. A method includes wirelessly transmitting over a WWAN a first registration message from a mobile device, wirelessly transmitting through the WWAN a second registration message to a WLAN access point and receiving at the mobile device access through the WLAN access point. According to another embodiment is a method for constructing a self-configuring ad-hoc network. The method can include receiving a GPS coordinate from a WWAN channel node at a management system and creating an initial topography based at least in part on the GPS coordinate to achieve a network connectivity with diverse routes between a plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Subra Dravida, J. Rodney Walton, Jr., Sanjiv Nanda, Shravan K. Surineni
  • Patent number: 9118418
    Abstract: A high speed data serial connection interface apparatus, CPRI transmitting and receiving methods thereof are disclosed. A high speed data serial connection interface apparatus according to the present invention includes: a data transmitter configured to count a continuous NCB of 0 or 1 in an input data block, select an LSI value, and perform up scaling on data in the block in accordance with the selected LSI value to transmit the data through an optical fiber in accordance with a CPRI (common public radio interface) protocol; and a data receiver configured to receive the data transmitted by the data transmitter, restore the LSI value from the received data, and perform down scaling on the received data in accordance with the restored LSI value to restore original data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Yeol Oh, Dae Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9084094
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for group-transmitting multimedia messages. The method comprises the following steps: setting addresses of reception parties at a transmission terminal; after a multimedia message is edited by a user, the transmission terminal establishing a connection via Wireless Fidelity (WIFI) with reception terminals according to the addresses of the reception parties, and transmitting the multimedia message to the reception terminals via the established connection according to the addresses of the reception parties. The present disclosure further discloses a device for group-transmitting multimedia messages. The method and the device of the present disclosure realize the group-transmission of multimedia messages without limiting the size of the multimedia messages, thus profiting the development and popularization of the multimedia message service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Zhihui Lin, Qi Qiao, Yi Liu
  • Publication number: 20150146746
    Abstract: A method of providing mobility support to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) using filtering technology is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: providing a filter layer below the internet layer and above the network access layer in the TCP/IP stack; and modifying the packets using the filter layer. The step of modifying packets further comprises the steps of detecting the movement of a mobile node, and updating the movement of the mobile node to other nodes. The step of detecting the movement of the mobile node further comprises a step of replacing the prefix in the receiving packets before passing the receiving packets to the non-mobility-capable IPv6 module of the internet layer for hiding the movement of the mobile node; The step of modifying the packets also comprises the steps of adding extension headers to the packets, deleting extension headers from the packets and replacing IP addresses of the packets for the survivability of the ongoing connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Macau University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Chak Fong CHEANG
  • Patent number: 9042366
    Abstract: A physical layer communication device (PHY) transmits and receives signal to and from a communication link using a synchronous protocol. The PHY communicates with a higher-layer device using a packet protocol. Timestamp values contained in timing-related messages in some packets are written or modified by the PHY. Delays incurred in transmitting and receiving the packets are predicted and used in setting the timestamp values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Swartzentruber, Ganesh Rao
  • Patent number: 9036633
    Abstract: Included is an Internet Protocol (IP) version four (IPv4) Residual Deployment via IP version six (IPv6) (4rd) customer edge (CE) comprising a transceiver configured to communicate with an IPv6 network, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive multicast packets from a multicast source via the IPv6 network, and transmit the multicast packets to a host. The disclosure also includes a 4rd border relay (BR) comprising a transceiver configured to communicate with an IPv6 network, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive multicast packets from a multicast source, and transmit the multicast packets to a host via the IPv6 network and a 4rd customer edge (CE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Behcet Sarikaya
  • Patent number: 9036480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a point code emulation apparatus and method for dividing a Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 (or SS7) signaling network into two or more networks. The point code emulator is adapted to receive TCAP messages from two or more subnets and converts, for the messages crossing over the subnets, the information of the TCAP messages, including originating point code, destination point code, and transaction identifier, (and optionally, calling party number and called party number), and forwards to the other one of the two or more subnets. Correspondence among the two or more subnets may be provisioned by an authorized user of the system, may be learned automatically by the system based on ISUP message correspondences or previous TCAP transactions, or may be automatically discovered by the system broadcasting messages to nodes in the destined one of the two or more subnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SONUS NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Normand Glaude, Charles Wesley-James, Christine Aubry, Pierre Laporte
  • Publication number: 20150131643
    Abstract: A mapper PHY is disclosed that performs a protocol conversion of an input data stream that is formatted according to a first wired communication protocol to provide an output data stream that is formatted according to a second wired communication protocol. The mapper PHY can be synchronized to a common reference clock or clocking source to ensure that data streams provided by multiple mapper PHYs are sufficiently aligned to satisfy frame timing alignment accuracy requirements of a wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Amit OREN
  • Patent number: 9031092
    Abstract: A computer system and method for transmitting LAN signals over transport systems. LAN signals are generated in any client LAN compliant interface. A transceiver receives the client LAN signal in the LAN format. The client LAN signals are not converted to a SONET transmission format at any time before reaching the transceiver. The transceiver then converts the client LAN signal to an internal electrical LAN signal before re-clocking the internal electrical LAN signal. The re-clocked internal electrical LAN signal is then re-modulated into a second LAN signal. The second LAN signal is then transmitted to a transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pivotal Decisions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lloyd Cox, Samir Satish Sheth
  • Publication number: 20150124839
    Abstract: A method of packaging a packet is provided. The method includes receiving by a gateway a packet of an other protocol transmitted from an electronic control unit, and packaging by the gateway the entire received packet of the other protocol in a data field of an Ethernet packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: THN Corp.
    Inventors: Eung-soo Kim, Nam-seok Baek, Sun-yong Lee, Kyung-su Kim
  • Publication number: 20150110133
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data transmission method, a network element device and a communication system. The technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the present invention can encapsulate some services having a high packet error resilient into UDP-Lite protocol packets, which, compared with the prior art, omits check on loads of the messages, thereby significantly improving data transmission efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Junping Zhou
  • Patent number: 9008120
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for enabling communication between a mobile device and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) devices. In one embodiment, a communication gateway includes a home base station for receiving a data communication request from a mobile device associated with a radio network, where the data communication request indicates type of communication. The communication gateway also includes a mediation entity for signalling an UPnP router that the data communication request is associated with an UPnP type communication. Moreover, the communication gateway includes an UPnP router for providing data communication from the mobile device to one or more UPnP devices connected to the UPnP router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy Jamadagni, Kiran Bharadwaj Vedula
  • Patent number: 8995467
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an indication of a priority level of a non access stratum (NAS) message. In one aspect, a wireless communication device transmits a NAS signaling message together with a Packet Flow Identifier (PFI) information element that includes information indicating a priority level of the NAS signaling message. If the NAS signaling message has a low priority, the wireless communication device may receive a response message indicating that the ongoing NAS signaling message scenario can be performed less frequently in the future, thereby mitigating network congestion and radio interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: John Diachina, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Publication number: 20150085877
    Abstract: A transport system comprises 2 apparatuses. The first transport apparatus notifies, for each of first physical ports, to the second transport apparatus, a valid first lane count and identification information of the first physical port. The second transport apparatus is configured to: obtain, for each of second physical ports, a valid second lane count and identification information of the second physical port; associate, based on the valid second lane count and the identification information of the second physical port, and the valid first lane count and the identification information of the first physical port, the identification information of the first and second physical port; and transmit, when data including identification information of one of the first physical ports is transmitted, the data from the second physical port that is identified by the identification information associated with the identification information of the one of the first physical ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Masashi KONO, Hidehiro TOYODA, Satoshi TSUTSUMI
  • Patent number: 8990428
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for facilitating interoperation between communication devices of different networks following different protocols is provided. The computer-implemented method enables creating a virtual device. The virtual device is a software representation of a first communication device in a first network. The computer-implemented method further comprises linking a synchronization module within the virtual device to the first communication device. The synchronization module receives data related to one or more attributes of the first communication device. The computer-implemented method comprises linking at least one mapping module within the virtual device to a second communication device. The mapping module facilitates conversion of the received data and transmission of the converted data to the second communication device for facilitating interoperation therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Lakshya Malhotra, Kumar Padmanabh, Sanjoy Paul
  • Patent number: 8989719
    Abstract: A device receives, from an application server, a message destined for a user equipment, and reformats the message into a non-access stratum (NAS) transparent message. The device also provides, to a home subscriber server, a query for an identification of a mobility management entity serving the user equipment, and receives, from the home subscriber server, the identification of the mobility management entity serving the user equipment. The device further provides the NAS transparent message to the identified mobility management entity, where the mobility management entity forwards the NAS transparent message to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Xuming Chen, Andrew Youtz, Ho Yin Cheuk
  • Patent number: 8990424
    Abstract: A method and system for improved NAT operation enable efficient translation for packets destined for communication systems within a domain utilizing network addresses that are incompatible with source and destination addresses indicated in packets delivered from the global Internet. Since the addresses are not compatible with global Internet addresses, delivery cannot be accomplished except by some method of address translation. Traditional systems have not been constructed to enable such inbound translations, providing, instead, only communication outbound from the incompatibly addressed domain towards the global Internet. Embodiments may employ application-specific knowledge for peer-to-peer based applications, associated over time with specific destinations. Embodiments may further employ an application-specific state machine in the NAT function to trace the development of the application protocol so that the resource identifier can be observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: WiChorus, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Perkins
  • Patent number: 8989216
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a flexible Diameter command dictionary for 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network nodes wherein context-specific definitions are defined to apply to different versions and releases of 3GPP standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Robert Mann, Mike Vihtari
  • Patent number: 8990324
    Abstract: A method of translating a source message having a first set of defined word fields in a source message format, into a sink message having a second set of defined word fields in a desired sink message format. A common message format (CMF) is defined to have a third set of word fields that corresponds to a union of the first and the second sets of word fields. For any given word field in the third set of word fields in the CMF, information contained in a corresponding word field in the source message, if any, is mapped to the given word field in the CMF. For any given word field in the second set of word fields in the sink message format, information contained in a corresponding word field of the CMF, if any, is mapped to the given word field in the sink message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Davis, Kwok N. Yau
  • Patent number: 8976724
    Abstract: The present disclosure may include a method for repackaging data in a communications system. The method may include receiving low-power RF data at a wireless relay device from one or more low power wireless devices and translating the low-power RF data at the wireless relay device into one or more translated packets. The method may further include synchronizing the translated low-power RF data with one or more wireless links and transmitting the synchronized low-power RF data to a host device. The method may further include receiving wireless communications from a host device, translating the parsing the wireless packets, synchronizing the translated packets with one or more low-power RF connections, and transmitting the synchronized packets to one ore more low-power RF devices. The method may further include managing the network topology of the communications system via commands to the wireless relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zomm, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Edmund Heinrich Hauser, Jason Edward Robert Hillyard
  • Patent number: 8971338
    Abstract: A method enables a switch in a split-architecture network to provide high speed packet processing and enhanced network functionalities that are not supported by the OpenFlow. The switch receives a packet from a network through an input port of the switch, and matches header fields in the packet against table entries in flow tables to identify an action to be taken. The flow tables are part of an OpenFlow pipeline. The identified action is to direct the packet to a designated processing unit in the switch. The OpenFlow pipeline forwards the packet to the designated processing unit via a communication channel in the switch. The designated processing unit processes the packet with the enhanced network functionalities, and injects the packet back to one of the flow tables before transmission of the packet to the network through an egress port of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ramesh Mishra, Ludovic Beliveau
  • Patent number: 8971344
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at a protocol translator a first message from a first endpoint to a second endpoint. The first message includes a list of media capabilities of the first endpoint. The method also includes transmitting from the protocol translator a second message to the second endpoint including a media capabilities request header and receiving at the protocol translator a response message from the second endpoint. The response message includes a response header including a list of the media capabilities of the second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Manjunath Bangalore, Kan Wu, Steven G. Fry, Parameswaran Kumarasamy, Kavithadevi Parameswaran
  • Patent number: 8971335
    Abstract: Traffic paths based on common devices available in a network are optimized, controlled, manipulated and created. The new paths used to optimize are not limited to the original OSI layer and/or original networks. Thus, various kinds of users/computers/devices, working in the same or in different abstraction layer networks, are combined into one collective virtual network providing the ability to compute and utilize the best (optimal) traffic path for each flow at each given time. The traffic path can be constructed especially for each flow. All or most devices and layer networks are combined in a collective virtual network when computing and constructing an optimized path for a flow. Thus, there is no need to add additional headers to a flow thereby eliminating the addition of overhead to the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Exafer Ltd
    Inventors: Amir Harel, Alon Lelcuk, Ronit Nossenson, Avinoam Zakai
  • Patent number: 8964781
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a Remote NodeB Relay that appears similar to a NodeB, a Radio Network Controller (RNC), and served mobile devices. Also provided is a Super-Light Router Relay that can provide better performance and QoS to served mobile devices while mitigating modifications to mobile devices, NodeBs, or interfaces between RNC and intermediary NodeBs. Aspects also relate to an Internet Protocol (IP) Relay that requires few, if any, modifications to mobile devices, NodeBs, or interfaces between RNC and intermediary NodeBs. Further, changes to an RNC and/or a core network can be mitigated though utilization of a strategic Relay Gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason F. Hunzinger, Jilel Hou, Rohit Kapoor, Bibhu P. Mohanty
  • Patent number: 8958406
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling coexistence of a plurality of communication technologies on a communication device is provided. The method includes receiving one or more first communication events from a first communication technology of the plurality of communication technologies. The method further includes converting the one or more first communication events to one or more second communication events for one or more second communication technologies of the plurality of communication technologies. Converting emulates one or more first peer to peer communication links of the one or more first communication technologies as one or more second peer to peer communication links of the one or more second communication technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Khairmode, Murali Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 8958439
    Abstract: The present invention disclose a system and method for mediating between signaling network peers of diameter type, where each peer is associated with different telecommunication service providers network or different application vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lenny Ridel, Gil Shafran