Congestion Avoiding Patents (Class 709/235)
  • Patent number: 11956153
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a first network component, a sender shaper drop value based on the following: a maximum sequence number; a minimum sequence number; and a sender sequence counter number associated with the first network component. The method also includes determining, by the first network component, a wide area network (WAN) link drop value based on the sender sequence counter number associated with the first network component and a receiver sequence counter number associated with a second network component. The method further includes determining, by the first network component, whether to adjust a sender shaper rate based on the sender shaper drop value and the WAN link drop value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hongbo Xia, Xiaorong Wang, Yu Zhang, Changhong Shen
  • Patent number: 11876716
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for controlling a congestion window (CWND) value of a communication session of a CDN. In particular, a content server may analyze a request to determine or receive an indication of the type of content being requested. The content server may then set the initial CWND based on the type of content being requested. For example, the content server may set a relatively high CWND value for requested content that is not particularly large, such as image files or text, so that the data of the content is received at the client device quickly. For larger files or files that a have a determined smaller urgency, the initial CWND may be set at a lower value to ensure that providing the data of the content does not congest the link between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 11856018
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for managing routes of data traffic within a network. The management may be performed via a graphical user interface that interacts with a Web server to update a configuration file. The configuration file can be converted to router management commands by a network management device (e.g., a BGP speaker). The commands can then be sent to border routers for controlling network traffic. Embodiments are also provided for capturing and logging routing updates made in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Shawn Marck
  • Patent number: 11829960
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using a supplemental data layer of a real time payments channel to send data. For example, an entity may request a transaction with another entity, and the transaction may be performed using a channel that includes a supplemental data layer. Supplemental data, in addition to the data for the transaction itself, may be communicated using the supplemental data layer to entities involved in the transaction, and/or to third parties. The supplemental data may be sent in real time with respect to the sending of the data for the transaction. In some instances, supplemental data layer is present in one or both directions in the two-way communications between the entities involved in the transaction. The supplemental data layer can be leveraged to provide additional information and/or services to a user involved in the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Dorothy Jean Bolt, Michael L. Hertz, Joseph Matthew Doddato, Gunjan C. Vijayvergia, James Malcolm Spears
  • Patent number: 11831613
    Abstract: A method including configuring a virtual private network (VPN) server, having established VPN connections with one or more user devices, aggregate amounts of VPN data communicated with a host device; configuring the VPN server to determine difference amounts indicating differences in the aggregate amounts of VPN data; configuring the VPN server to determine average aggregate amounts of VPN data; configuring the VPN server to determine a largest average aggregate amount, from among the average aggregate amounts, as an average threshold level; and configuring the VPN server to selectively transmit a notification to the one or more devices indicating that the one or more user devices is to manage transmission of data from the one or more user devices based at least in part on a result of comparing the average threshold level with an observed average aggregate amount. Various other aspects are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: UAB 360 IT
    Inventor: Adrianus Warmenhoven
  • Patent number: 11831614
    Abstract: A method including receiving, by a device from a virtual private network (VPN) server, a notification indicating that the device is to manage transmission of data from the device to the VPN server, the notification being received based at least in part on a determination that an observed average aggregate amount of VPN data communicated with a host device satisfies an average threshold level associated with an aggregate amount of VPN data communicated with the host device; and managing, by the device, transmission of the data from the device to the VPN server based at least in part on receiving the notification. Various other aspects are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: UAB 360 IT
    Inventor: Adrianus Warmenhoven
  • Patent number: 11816004
    Abstract: Methods and systems for file level prioritization during a data restore operation are disclosed. According to some embodiments, in response to a restore request to restore one or more files and for each file, the method includes retrieving file information and a critical value associated with the file, and calculating a Euclidean distance of the file to a consecutive file based on the critical value. The method further includes sorting the file(s) based on the calculated Euclidean distance of each file. The method further includes restoring the sorted file(s) at a target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Reddy A V, Swaroop Shankar DH, Chetan Battal
  • Patent number: 11720918
    Abstract: Merchants create ecommerce-enabled ad units advertising items offered by the merchants. The ad units contain functionality enabling customers to purchase the items by interacting with the ad units. The ad units have associated bid prices that the merchants agree to pay for sales through the ad units. The merchants provide the ad units to a broker. The broker publishes the ad units on web pages provided by publishers as comparison shop ad units that contain multiple ad units and functionality for navigating among them. A customer receiving a web page interacts with an ad unit to purchase the item. During the interactions, the broker dynamically updates the ad unit to conduct the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Chung, Rajas Moonka, Gokul Rajaram
  • Patent number: 11681564
    Abstract: A heterogeneous computing-based task processing method, includes: breaking down an artificial intelligent analysis task into one stage or multiple stages of sub-tasks, and completing, by one or more analysis function unit services corresponding to the one stage or multiple stages of sub-tasks, the artificial intelligent analysis task by means of a hierarchical data flow, wherein different stages of sub-tasks have different types, one type of sub-tasks corresponds to one analysis function unit service, and each analysis function unit service uniformly schedules a plurality of heterogeneous units to execute a corresponding sub-task. The disclosure also provides a heterogeneous computing-based software and hardware framework system and a heterogeneous computing-based task processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fang Zhu, Xiu Li
  • Patent number: 11671370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting network flow are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anzhan Zhang, Jingying Qu
  • Patent number: 11595304
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates scaling out servers that performs Layer 3 (L3) termination. In particular, the server includes: a packet receiving unit which receives a packet from any load balancer performing L3 termination via an Layer 2 (L2) switch; an assignment unit which, by referencing a MAC/MARK number correspondence table in a storage unit, assigns to the received packet a MARK number that corresponds to a transmission source MAC address; a recording unit which records a MARK number for connection of the received packet in a connection/MARK number correspondence table; and a packet transmission unit which, when a reply packet to the received packet is to be transmitted, routes the reply packet via the L2 switch by acquiring, from a MARK number/GW correspondence table in the storage unit, an IP address of a load balancer corresponding to the MARK number associated with the connection of the received packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Muneyuki Kawatani
  • Patent number: 11575610
    Abstract: A data flow classification device includes a forwarding circuit and a configuring circuit. The forwarding circuit looks the classification of an input flow up in a lookup table according to the information of the input flow, tags the packets of the input flow with the classification, and outputs the packets to a buffer circuit; but if the classification is not found in the lookup table, the forwarding circuit tags the packets with a predetermined classification, outputs the packets to the buffer circuit, and adds the information of the input flow to the lookup table. The configuring circuit determines a flow threshold according to a queue length of the buffer circuit and a target length, learns the traffic of multiple flows from the lookup table, determines the classifications of the multiple flows according to the comparison between the traffic and the flow threshold, and stores these classifications in the lookup table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-Cheng Lu, Min-Chang Wei, Chun-Ming Liu, Kuang-Yu Yen
  • Patent number: 11570651
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for low power channel sensing for pedestrian user equipments (P-UEs). A method that may be performed by a UE (e.g., such as a P-UE) includes determining a level of channel congestion for a channel during a first sensing duration. The method includes determining a second sensing duration and a transmission duration based on the level of channel congestion for the channel determined from the first sensing duration. The method includes sensing the channel for the second sensing duration. The method includes transmitting on the channel for the transmission duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Shuanshuan Wu, Tien Viet Nguyen, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel
  • Patent number: 11502949
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media storing instructions for handling wireless communication in wireless mesh networks are disclosed herein. The disclosed techniques virtualize a portion of the communications within the wireless mesh network by implementing a plurality of virtual routers on a server, each virtual router corresponding to a physical router device within the wireless mesh network. Each physical router device is connected to its corresponding virtual router by a deterministic connection, which may include a wired connection to the server. A virtual communication layer implemented by the server is configured to router inter-router communication between the virtual routers. In some embodiments, each virtual router is implemented within a separate container within a virtual mesh network environment running on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Guangyu Pei
  • Patent number: 11496404
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling congestion in a data network are provided. A base target round-trip time (RTT) for packets of a network flow including packets transmitted from a source network device to destination network device is obtained. A number of hops packets associated with the network flow traverse between the source network device and the destination network device is determined. A topology scaled target RTT for the network flow is determined based on the base target RTT and the determined number of hops. A congestion window size for the network flow is managed based on the topology scaled target RTT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Keon Jang, Inho Cho, Yi Cui, Nandita Dukkipati, David Wetherall
  • Patent number: 11489743
    Abstract: A method of managing communication services provided by a service provider, comprising obtaining a prediction of a portion of the quantity of the served devices that received substandard communication services from the service provider during a period of time, obtaining an acceptable deviation from the prediction of the portion of served devices, making a determination that a quantity of the served devices that received substandard communication services from the service provider during the period of time is outside of a range, and performing an action set to initiate remediation of the service provider. Specifically, the determination is based on the prediction of the portion of the quantity of served devices, and the acceptable deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Karan Gupta
  • Patent number: 11463199
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment (UE) wirelessly connected to a wireless communication network for facilitating transmission of a real-time media flow from a sender towards the UE is described. The method includes sending a request to the network, requesting a packet loss prediction and a throughput prediction for transmission of a real-time media flow from the network towards the UE. The method also includes receiving, from the network, information of a predicted UE throughput and a predicted UE packet loss predicted by the network in response to the sent request. In some embodiments, the method also includes sending the received information to a sender of the real-time media flow to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Jing Fu, Liping Wang
  • Patent number: 11457056
    Abstract: A method of handling an overload situation of a Session Initiation Protocol, SIP, node in a telecommunication network, wherein the method includes the steps of receiving, by a proxy SIP node in the telecommunication network, an SIP request for requesting a service in the telecommunication network, forwarding, by the proxy SIP node, the SIP request to a service SIP node in the telecommunication network, receiving, by the proxy SIP node, from the service SIP node, a Server Failure Response message, wherein the Server Failure Response message includes an indication that the service node cannot fulfil the SIP request due to an overload situation at the service SIP node, and restricting, by the proxy SIP node, future SIP traffic to the service SIP node based on the received Server Failure Response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Vlado Vrlika, Michalis Diamantopoulos
  • Patent number: 11455196
    Abstract: Traffic for USB devices that are connected to a USB-C dock can be adaptively prioritized. When the consumption of the bandwidth of a connection between a computing device and a USB-C dock exceeds a threshold, a filter driver can notify a service. The service can update device priority values for the devices that are connected to the USB-C dock based on applications that are accessing the devices. The service can relay the updated device priority values to the filter driver. The filter driver can then attempt to reduce bandwidth consumption by changing device settings of any device with a lower priority value, and then, if changing device settings is insufficient, may attempt to reduce bandwidth consumption by lowering the priority of the device's traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gokul Thiruchengode Vajravel, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11455574
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product to analyze data patterns in source workloads and predict the optimal parallel apply algorithms, where the method may include receiving source workload data and replication environment data, where the source workload data includes at least a stream of changes to a target DBMS. The method may also include analyzing characteristics of the source workload data and the replication environment data. The method may also include inputting, as input variables, the characteristics of the source workload data and the replication environment data into a machine learning algorithm. The method may also include obtaining, from the machine learning algorithm, an optimal parallel apply algorithm from a plurality of parallel apply algorithms. The method may also include applying the optimal parallel apply algorithm to the target database management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Venkat R. Arra, Paul M. Cadarette
  • Patent number: 11446817
    Abstract: A method of identifying a behavior direction recognition based service requester includes a plurality of intelligent robot devices arranged in the airport and a server controlling movement of one or more intelligent robot devices of the plurality of intelligent robot devices. The intelligent robot includes a communication unit transmitting movement information of an airport user moving in the airport from the server, and a processor configured to receive the movement information of the airport user from the communication unit, learn movement of the airport user, recognize a wandering state of the airport user based on the learned movement of the airport user, and move to the airport user based on a result of the recognition. The intelligent robot device may be associated with an artificial intelligence module, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a robot, an augmented reality (AR) device, a virtual reality (VR) device, and devices related to 5G services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Taehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11452024
    Abstract: A packet transmission system according to an example embodiment includes endpoint devices, a first transmission path connected to the endpoint devices and including a first radio section, a second transmission path connected to the endpoint devices and including a second radio section, bandwidth monitoring units that respectively monitor bandwidth information of the first radio section and the second radio section for each flow, a path switching unit that determines a packet transmission path for transmitting a packet on the basis of the bandwidth information of the first radio section and the second radio section, a bandwidth ratio calculation unit that calculates a bandwidth ratio of flows on the basis of the bandwidth information of the first radio section and the second radio section and determines a bandwidth control value, and a bandwidth control unit that controls a bandwidth of each flow on the basis of the bandwidth control value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 11451583
    Abstract: A system and method for bot detection utilizing storage variables are presented. The storage variables generated is used to analyze user behavior and distinguish human traffic from bot traffic. The system for detecting bot traffic using storage variables includes a client application, a computer network, a bot detector, a bot computer, a storage variable generator, and a server. The client device enables a user to access information through the client application. The storage variable generator is configured to generates a plurality of storage variables including counter storage variable. The bot detector analyses the presence of bots in incoming traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Radware Ltd.
    Inventors: Rakesh Thatha, Jyoti Kakatkar
  • Patent number: 11438069
    Abstract: This application provides data transmission methods and apparatuses. One method includes: processing, by a network device, a first optical data unit (ODU) to obtain a second ODU, wherein a bit rate of the second ODU is lower than a bit rate of the first ODU; and sending, by the network device, the second ODU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Su, Qiuyou Wu, Huaping Qing
  • Patent number: 11416159
    Abstract: A method and system for prioritizing critical data object storage during backup operations. Specifically, the method and system disclosed herein entail reordering data objects, awaiting being written to storage and thus queued in one or more data object queues, in accordance with a nearest-critical based sequential order. The nearest-critical based sequential order may be derived through modified weight-based Euclidean distances calculated between adjacent data object pairs queued in any given data object queue. Further, the calculated modified weight-based Euclidean distances incorporate data criticality factors associated with the adjacent data object pairs. By reordering data objects in a nearest-critical based sequential order, critical data objects may be written into storage first, thereby avoiding possible critical data loss should a disaster occur during backup operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Reddy Appireddygari Venkataramana, Chetan M. Battal, Swaroop Shankar D. H., Shelesh Chopra
  • Patent number: 11411753
    Abstract: A method includes determining, during auxiliary power operating mode of an information handling system, devices connected to peripheral component interconnect (PCI) slots and identifying, via a controller of the IHS, when a Virtual Ethernet Bridge (VEB) is present on a first communication path, which indicates that a high power consuming device with sideband enablement is present in a corresponding one of the PCI slots. The method includes configuring, via the first communication path, an uplink port on the VEB, collecting information about the VEB, including a VEB MAC address and capabilities of the VEB, setting a VLAN/MAC filter rule for NC-SI pass-through in the VEB, and configuring an intermediate device within a second communication path between the controller and the VEB for NC-SI pass-through utilizing a management MAC address, enabling NC-SI pass-through of traffic routed between the controller and the VEB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee E. Ballard, Robert T. Stevens, Jason B. Kilpatrick
  • Patent number: 11411988
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for managing routes of data traffic within a network. The management may be performed via a graphical user interface that interacts with a Web server to update a configuration file. The configuration file can be converted to router management commands by a network management device (e.g., a BGP speaker). The commands can then be sent to border routers for controlling network traffic. Embodiments are also provided for capturing and logging routing updates made in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Shawn Marek
  • Patent number: 11405668
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to media systems configured to receive and play media assets. In particular, methods and systems are provided for improved media asset session continuity across such media systems. Systems and methods are provided herein for continuing media asset sessions across media systems or media devices in a way designed to minimize manual intervention, for example, by determining a likelihood (e.g., a probability) of a user requesting media session continuation of an ongoing media asset or a segment thereof across two or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhiya Krishnamoorthi, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 11323916
    Abstract: This application provides a flow control method, including: sending, by a first device, a first data packet to a second device in a first sending mode; determining, by the first device, a network congestion status; and sending, by the first device, a second data packet to the second device in the second sending mode, where the second sending mode is a sending mode determined by the first device based on the network congestion status, and the second data packet is a data packet to be sent after the first data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng Cao, Xiaoli Liu, Nongda Hu
  • Patent number: 11309040
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed, including a memory device or a memory controller configured to determine that a condition has occurred that indicates a performance throttling operation, implement a performance throttling responsive to the determined condition, responsive to implementing the performance throttling, set a performance throttling status indicator in an exception event status attribute, receive a command from a host device across a memory device interface, perform the command, prepare a response to the command, the response including a flag indicating that the performance throttling status indicator is set in the exception event status attribute, and send the response to the host device. Methods of operation are disclosed, as well as machine-readable medium and other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg A. Blodgett, Sebastien Andre Jean
  • Patent number: 11303685
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to transmitting content throughout a distribution network. For example, a computing device may generate data packets and attribute packets, and transmit the data packets and attribute packets to one or more user devices. The attribute packets may comprise information that enables validation and storage after the data packet is reassembled by the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Field, Jan Reinier Van Doorn, Mark Torluemke, Jim Hall, Daniel Groustra, John Leddy
  • Patent number: 11271843
    Abstract: A system is described. The system includes a processing resource and a non-transitory computer-readable medium, coupled to the processing resource, having stored therein instructions that when executed by the processing resource cause the processing resource to collect quality of service (QoS) data of a distributed storage system associated with a client device, generate a plurality of QoS diagnostic views to facilitate display of visual representations of the collected QoS data and transmit the visual representations for display at the client device, wherein the data comprises telemetry data, statistics and performance health scores for nodes associated with the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Cady
  • Patent number: 11272366
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a path of data traffic based on a destination Internet Protocol (IP) address, the destination IP address being either private or public and belonging to any one of multiple organizations. In the method and system, a VPN is activated at a telecommunication endpoint. In response to activating the VPN, a service device on a private network interconnects with a VPN gateway. A subscriber identifier associated with the telecommunication endpoint and the destination IP address of one of the multiple organizations is received at a managed service platform. If both the subscriber identifier and the destination IP address of the one of the multiple organizations are not registered in a predetermined policy database at the telecommunication endpoint, a subscriber identified by the subscriber identifier is prompted to register the subscriber identifier associated with the telecommunication endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Communications (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Ranjith Kumar Chennupati, Stuart Mitchell, Marc Schneider, Eric Alistair Williams
  • Patent number: 11226663
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to reduce temperature of a networked device. An example apparatus includes, a temperature threshold monitor to identify a temperature condition associated with the device, a window information retriever to retrieve a current value of a network receive capacity parameter, and a window adjustor to reduce the temperature of the device by generating a modified network receive capacity parameter, the modified network receive capacity parameter based on a ratio of the current value of the network receive capacity parameter and a decrease factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wey-Yi Guy, Aarti Gokhale, Gaurish Deuskar
  • Patent number: 11184430
    Abstract: Automated dynamic load balancing across VNIC fast switchover devices including monitoring, by a resource monitor, resource utilization metrics of at least one resource used to send data along a first communications path through a hypervisor; in response to detecting, by the resource monitor based on the resource utilization metrics, that the at least one resource crosses a resource utilization threshold, sending a notification to a rebalancer, wherein the notification comprises a subset of the resource utilization metrics; generating, by the rebalancer based on the subset of the resource utilization metrics, a resource optimized mapping for the at least one resource used to send data along the first communications path; and issuing, by the rebalancer, the resource optimized mapping to the hypervisor, wherein the hypervisor reconfigures, based on the resource optimized mapping, the at least one resource used to send data along the first communications path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Colin R. Devilbiss, Steven E. Royer, Charles S. Graham
  • Patent number: 11176157
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel method for receiving a plurality of attribute sets from a set of host computers, each attribute set associated with a group of one or more flows that is created by using a key to associate individual flows into the group of flows. The appliance, in some embodiments, identifies at least two received attribute sets from two different host computers that relate to a same set of flows between a same set of source machines and a same set of destination machines. The appliance merges the two identified attribute sets into one merged attribute set and analyzes the merged attribute set to identify a set of properties of the flows in the groups of flows associated with the two identified attribute sets, in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Rajiv Mordani, Arnold Poon, Aditi Vutukuri, Vinith Podduturi
  • Patent number: 11146604
    Abstract: A content distribution system is provided comprising a content client and a content server connected through a network. The content server is configured to send the content client a session description comprising at least one media description to enable it to receive over the network a content item. The system comprises a network monitor for monitoring network traffic going through the network, and a recommender for marking in dependency upon the network monitor, one or more of the media descriptions in the session description to obtain a marked session description. The marked media description recommends the content client to prefer certain content above others in view of the current network condition. For example, if available bandwidth is low, content is recommended which requires low bandwidth. Network congestion is thereby avoided for all users of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Anton Havekes, Peter-Jan Doets, Victor Klos, Robert-Enrst Kooij, Martin Prins
  • Patent number: 11132653
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using a supplemental data layer of a real time payments channel to send data. For example, an entity may request a transaction with another entity, and the transaction may be performed using a channel that includes a supplemental data layer. Supplemental data, in addition to the data for the transaction itself, may be communicated using the supplemental data layer to entities involved in the transaction, and/or to third parties. The supplemental data may be sent in real time with respect to the sending of the data for the transaction. In some instances, supplemental data layer is present in one or both directions in the two-way communications between the entities involved in the transaction. The supplemental data layer can be leveraged to provide additional information and/or services to a user involved in the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Dorothy Jean Bolt, Michael L. Hertz, Joseph Matthew Doddato, Gunjan C. Vijayvergia, James Malcolm Spears
  • Patent number: 11134219
    Abstract: The invention includes a method and apparatus for delivering content to one or more content destination nodes. A method includes receiving content utility prediction information for a content item, selecting a content distribution mode for the content item using the content utility prediction information, and propagating the content item toward at least one of the content destination nodes using the selected content distribution mode and, optionally, with a defined priority, sequence, or schedule. The content utility prediction information is associated with the content destination nodes, and is indicative of a level of utility of the content item to the content destination nodes. The content distribution mode may include any content distribution mode, such as broadcast, switched broadcast, multicast, unicast, and the like. The content utility prediction information is received from one or more content prediction nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Jonathan Segel
  • Patent number: 11120406
    Abstract: Method of limiting offending messages communicated over a network, such as but not limited to messages associated with Spam and DoS attacks. The message limiting optionally including limiting bandwidth or other communication capabilities associated with an entity communicating or facilitating communication of the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Nirmal Mody, Michael O'Reirdan, Matt Scully
  • Patent number: 11115782
    Abstract: A locationing platform may receive, via a mesh network, a locationing communication associated with a waypoint beacon. The locationing platform may identify an entry node of the locationing communication. The locationing platform may determine a waypoint location associated with the waypoint beacon based on locationing information in the locationing communication. The locationing platform may determine a node location of the entry node based on the waypoint location. The locationing platform may configure, based on the node location, a relay node of the mesh network to forward or drop subsequently received locationing communications that are associated with the waypoint beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward W. Geiger, Janakiraman Gopalan
  • Patent number: 11108656
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computer may during a repeating interval in a local GCAC node: (a) receiving and storing key data from one or more other GCAC nodes, the key data indicative of resource usage data for each key in the respective one or more other GCAC nodes wherein each key is associated with an allocation limit equal to a number of resources it may use at any given time across all GCAC nodes; (b) storing current key data, the current key data indicative of the resource usage data for each key in the local GCAC node; (c) determining estimated network-wide key data, the estimated network-wide key data indicative of an estimated network-wide resource usage across all GCAC nodes for each key, the estimated network-wide key data based on a combination of the current key data for the local GCAC node and a weighted multiple of the key data in each of the one or more other GCAC nodes; (d) storing the estimated network-wide key data for each key; and (e) repeating steps (a)-(d) during each interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Bandwidth, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Nelson, Nicholas Porillo, Luther Wright
  • Patent number: 11088954
    Abstract: A link detection technology. In a link detection method, when a target event occurs on paths, in a plurality of paths, whose quantity exceeds a preset quantity, whether the paths on which the target event occurs share a bottleneck link is detected, and congestion control is performed. It can be learned that in the technical solution provided in the embodiments of this application, the target event is a trigger, and shared bottleneck detection is performed after the quantity of the paths on which the target event occurs exceeds the preset quantity. This implements purposeful link detection, reduces system overheads, and brings a fast convergence speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Li, Ke Xu, Jing Zuo, Fanzhao Wang, Kai Zheng
  • Patent number: 11089517
    Abstract: A network node and a method performed in a network node of a cellular communication network comprising the steps of obtaining an indicator to secure a traffic availability for a connection, wherein the traffic availability is related to how likely the connection will remain operable, determining whether the network node can secure resources to support the traffic availability, allocating resources for the connection when resources can support the traffic availability, and transmitting a positive response when the network node can secure resources to support the traffic availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christofer Lindheimer, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 11055016
    Abstract: A method and system for prioritizing critical data object recovery during restore operations. Specifically, the method and system disclosed herein entail reordering data objects, awaiting being read from backup storage and thus queued in one or more data object queues, in accordance with a nearest-critical based sequential order. The nearest-critical based sequential order may be derived through modified weight-based Euclidean distances calculated between adjacent data object pairs queued in any given data object queue. Further, the calculated modified weight-based Euclidean distances incorporate data criticality factors associated with the adjacent data object pairs. By reordering data objects in a nearest-critical based sequential order, critical data objects may be recovered first, thereby avoiding possible critical data loss should a disaster occur during restore operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Reddy Appireddygari Venkataramana, Chetan Battal, Swaroop Shankar D. H., Shelesh Chopra
  • Patent number: 11055360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a data write-in method and apparatus. The data write-in method includes: selecting a target replica server from a plurality of replica servers managed by a metadata server according to remaining capacity of the plurality of replica servers; selecting a write-in disk in the target replica server according to remaining capacity and load of disks managed by the target replica server; and storing write-in data into the write-in disk through the target replica server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Chengyu Dong, Jiaji Zhu, Haiyong Zhang, Feng Cao, Yong Wang, Wenhui Yao, Junping Wu, Yang Wu, Yuanyuan Dong, Dongzheng Wu, Jing Lu
  • Patent number: 11032210
    Abstract: A load balancer receives a sequence of requests for computing service and distributes the requests for computing service to a computing node in an ordered list of computing nodes until the computing node reaches its maximum allowable compute capability. Responsive to an indication that the computing node has reached its maximum allowable compute capability, the load balancer distributes subsequent requests for computing service to another computing node in the ordered list. If the computing node is the last computing node in the ordered list, the load balancer distributes a subsequent request for computing service to a computing node other than one of the computing nodes in the ordered list of computing nodes. If the computing node is not the last computing node in the ordered list, the load balancer distributes a subsequent request for computing service to another computing node in the ordered list of computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Rema Hariharan, Sathyamangalam Ramaswamy Venkatramanan, Ashok Srinivasa Murthy, Rami El-Charif
  • Patent number: 10977140
    Abstract: Managing traffic on a distributed system includes partitioning VCE load balancers of the distributed system among service virtual server instances (SVSIs) of the distributed system, each service virtual server instance (SVSI) being identical in function and deployed across two or more regions of the distributed system. The method further includes: periodically polling, by each SVSI each other of the SVSIs; monitoring, by each SVSI, a load on each VCE load balancer for which it is responsible, resulting in a monitored load; recovering, by an SVSI from a failure of VCE load balancer(s) for which it is responsible; automatically adjusting, by an SVSI a capacity of a VCE load balancer for which it is responsible based on a corresponding monitored load; and repartitioning, by the distributed system, in response to an SVSI failure, the VCE load balancers among remaining SVSIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhenwei Hu, Jayakrishna Kidambi, Suryanarayan Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 10938640
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a host, an intelligent peripheral connected to the host, and a baseboard management controller. The host includes a memory and a central processing unit. The intelligent peripheral is configured to communicate with the baseboard management controller to obtain configuration information, and provide networking services to the host after configuration. The baseboard management controller is configured to communicate with a management network; establish a communication channel with the intelligent peripheral independent of the host system; obtain configuration information for the intelligent peripheral from the management network; and provide the configuration information to the intelligent peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Eric Ballard, Elie A. Jreij, Robert T. Stevens, IV
  • Patent number: RE49990
    Abstract: A method includes encoding video at a first bitrate to produce first encoded sections, and at a second bitrate that is less than the first bitrate to produce second encoded sections. The method further includes measuring levels of objective quality, indicative of perceptual quality, of the first and second encoded sections. The method includes determining, based on the measured objective quality levels, replaceable sections among the first encoded sections, and replacement sections among the second encoded sections, each of the replacement sections to replace a corresponding one of the replaceable sections. The method includes streaming the first encoded sections except for the replaceable sections, and the replacement sections instead of their corresponding replaceable sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Shivadas, William David Amidei