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Distributed fibre channel forwarder

Cisco Technology

Distributed fibre channel forwarder

Determining feasibility of a network service using a ring analysis

Level 3 Communications

Determining feasibility of a network service using a ring analysis

Date/App# patent app List of recent Ethernet-related patents
03/26/15
20150089319
 Inband management of ethernet links patent thumbnailnew patent Inband management of ethernet links
Disclosed are various embodiments for in-band management of ethernet links utilizing a bit-interleaved parity (bip) block in a transmission frame. According to various embodiments, a bit-interleaved parity error code may be generated for a monitored portion of network data for transmission in a first bit-interleaved parity block.
Broadcom Corporation
03/26/15
20150089082
 Path optimization in distributed service chains in a network environment patent thumbnailnew patent Path optimization in distributed service chains in a network environment
An example method for path optimization in distributed service chains in a network environment is provided and includes receiving information about inter-node latency of a distributed service chain in a network environment comprising a distributed virtual switch (dvs), where the inter-node latency is derived at least from packet headers of respective packets traversing a plurality of service nodes comprising the distributed service chain, and modifying locations of the service nodes in the dvs to reduce the inter-node latency. In specific embodiments, the method further includes storing and time-stamping a path history of each packet in a network service header portion of the respective packet header.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
03/26/15
20150085870
 Co-operative load sharing and redundancy in distributed service chains in a network environment patent thumbnailnew patent Co-operative load sharing and redundancy in distributed service chains in a network environment
An example method for co-operative load sharing and redundancy in distributed service chains is provided and includes deriving a service chain comprising a plurality of services in a distributed virtual switch (dvs) network environment, where a first service node provides a first portion of a specific service in the plurality of services to a packet traversing the network, and a second service node provides a second portion of the specific service to the packet, and configuring service forwarding tables at virtual ethernet modules associated with respective service nodes in the service chain. In a specific embodiment, the first service node and the second service node provide substantially identical service functions to the packet, wherein the specific service comprises the service functions.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
03/26/15
20150085867
 Distributed fibre channel forwarder patent thumbnailnew patent Distributed fibre channel forwarder
A distributed fiber channel over ethernet (fcoe) forwarder (fcf) and a distributed fibre channel switch are described. The distributed fcf is realized by instantiating respective connections between at least one controlling fcf and a plurality of fcoe data-plane forwarder (fdf) devices and between individual fdf devices.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
03/26/15
20150085698
 Determining feasibility of a network service using a ring analysis patent thumbnailnew patent Determining feasibility of a network service using a ring analysis
A mesh network (such as a mesh ethernet network) is subdivided into rings. For each ring, a network utilization is assessed in both the clockwise and counter-clockwise directions around the ring.
Level 3 Communications, Llc
03/26/15
20150085661
 Stateless fibre channel sequence acceleration for fibre channel traffic over ethernet patent thumbnailnew patent Stateless fibre channel sequence acceleration for fibre channel traffic over ethernet
A method for offloading fibre channel transmit data in an i/o operation. The transmit data includes fibre channel sequences, each fibre channel sequence includes multiple frames.
Emulex Corporation
03/26/15
20150085645
 Ethernet backbone network system for vehicle and  controlling fail safe of the ethernet backbone network system patent thumbnailnew patent Ethernet backbone network system for vehicle and controlling fail safe of the ethernet backbone network system
An ethernet backbone network system for a vehicle and a method for controlling a fail safe of the ethernet backbone network system enable high-speed and large-capacity data transmission between integrated control modules mounted in the vehicle, such that communication can be maintained through another alternative communication line when an error occurs in a specific communication line. The ethernet backbone network system enables various kinds of integrated control modules mounted in the vehicle to perform large-capacity and high-speed communications, based on ethernet communication, by connecting domain gateways of the integrated control modules through an ethernet backbone network, and provides a fast fail-safe function so that domain gateways can perform communications through another communication line when an error occurs in a communication line between the domain gateways..
Hyundai Motor Company
03/26/15
20150085641
 Network status visualization systems and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Network status visualization systems and methods
Systems and methods are disclosed for visualizing a point to multi-point network, such as a network including ethernet ring protection (erp) using a visualization techniques used for point-to-point networks. For example, for a selected start and end node, intervening nodes may be identified and any protection rings also identified.
Cyan Inc.
03/26/15
20150085637
 Ethernet ring protection node patent thumbnailnew patent Ethernet ring protection node
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing redundancy in a network node implementing a ring protection protocol. Each of the two ring ports connecting the node to other nodes in a ring supporting the protocol may be maintained by a separate line card.
Cyan Inc.
03/26/15
20150083455
 Patch cords for reduced-pair ethernet applications having strain relief units that resist rotational loads and related strain relief units and connectors patent thumbnailnew patent Patch cords for reduced-pair ethernet applications having strain relief units that resist rotational loads and related strain relief units and connectors
Reduced-pair ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina
03/19/15
20150081887

Adaptive industrial ethernet


A system may include equipment divided into control groups. Each control group may be assigned a supervisor node.
Broadcom Corporation
03/19/15
20150078756

System and a subscriber-powered network element


A system for powering a network element of a fiber optic wide area network is disclosed. When communication data is transferred between a central office (co) and a subscriber terminal using a network element to convert optical to electrical (o-e) and electrical to optical (e-o) signals between a fiber from the central office and twisted wire pair, coaxial cable or ethernet cable transmission lines from the subscriber terminal, techniques related to local powering of a network element or drop site by the subscriber terminal or subscriber premise remote powering device are provided.
03/19/15
20150078747

Optical line terminal device and implementation method thereof


An optical line terminal (olt) device and an implementation method thereof, relate to the field of a passive optical network (pon). The olt device includes an interface unit for receiving data in an ethernet format sent by a service processing apparatus, performing protocol processing on the received data in the ethernet format, converting the data after the protocol processing into a transmission signal corresponding to a sending interface, and then transmitting the transmission signal to an external device, as well as receiving message data sent by the external device, converting the message data for protocol processing corresponding to the service processing apparatus, converting the signal after the protocol processing into data in the ethernet format, and transmitting the data to the service processing apparatus; the service processing apparatus performing service processing on the data transmitted by the interface unit, and transmitting the processed data to the interface unit..
Zte Corporation
03/19/15
20150078740

Fiber optic communications network


A fiber optic-based communications network includes: a power insertion device, connected to multiple fiber links from a data source, configured to provide power insertion to a hybrid fiber/power cable connected to at least one fiber link of the multiple fiber links; the hybrid fiber/power cable, connecting the power insertion device to a connection interface device, configured to transmit data and power from the power insertion device to the connection interface device; and the connection interface device, configured to provide an interface for connection to an end device via a power over ethernet (poe)-compatible connection and to provide optical to electrical media conversion for data transmitted from the power insertion device to an end device via the hybrid fiber/power cable and the poe-compatible connection.. .
Radius Universal, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of New York
03/19/15
20150078390

Provider edge bridge with remote customer service interface


A method and provider edge bridge for providing a c-tagged service interface or a port-based interface. In one embodiment, the provider edge bridge includes a customer virtual local area network (c-vlan) component having a customer edge port (cep) and a plurality of provider edge ports (peps).
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
03/19/15
20150078170

Bypassing congestion points in a converged enhanced ethernet fabric


Embodiments relate to bypassing congestion points in a network. An aspect includes sampling queues of a plurality of switches in a network.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/19/15
20150077248

Smoke detectors with wireless local area network capabilities


An apparatus is configured to provided smoke detection and wireless local area network capabilities at each location thereof. This apparatus may replace existing smoke detector devices and/or be used in new construction so as to provide both smoke detection and wireless local area network capabilities in an area proximate to the apparatus.
Microchip Technology Incorporated
03/19/15
20150076901

System, one-pair power over ethernet in an automotive application


System, method and apparatus for one-pair power over ethernet in an automotive application. In one embodiment, a power sourcing equipment transmits a forward path current to a powered device via a single conductor pair and receives a return path current from the powered device via a chassis of an automotive vehicle..
Broadcom Corporation
03/12/15
20150074322

Universal pci express port


Methods and systems are disclosed herein for providing a universal pcie port. In one example, the same port is configured to accept a pcie connection as a host or an endpoint symmetrically.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
03/12/15
20150074321

Universal pci express port


Methods and systems are disclosed herein for providing a universal pcie port. In one example, the same port is configured to accept a pcie connection as a host or an endpoint symmetrically.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
03/12/15
20150071301

Private ethernet overlay networks over a shared ethernet in a virtual environment


A system for private networking within a virtual infrastructure is presented. The system includes a virtual machine (vm) in a first host, the vm being associated with a first virtual network interface card (vnic), a second vm in a second host, the second vm being associated with a second vnic, the first and second vnics being members of a fenced group of computers that have exclusive direct access to a private virtual network, wherein vnics outside the fenced group do not have direct access to packets on the private virtual network, a filter in the first host that encapsulates a packet sent on the private virtual network from the first vnic, the encapsulation adding to the packet a new header and a fence identifier for the fenced group, and a second filter in the second host that de-encapsulates the packet to extract the new header and the fence identifier..
Vmware, Inc.
03/12/15
20150071299

Methodology to increase buffer capacity of an ethernet switch


A methodology to increase buffer capacity of an ethernet switch uses an intelligent packet buffer at external ports of the ethernet switch. Each intelligent packet buffer may include buffer logic and a buffered ethernet port coupled to an internal ethernet port of a switching element.
03/12/15
20150071292

Method and system for processing packets in a network device


Systems are presented for processing packets in a network switch. One network device includes a processor, an ethernet switch, a pcie switch, and a packet processor.
Pluribus Networks Inc.
03/12/15
20150071288

Inter domain link for fibre channel


A method includes establishing a communication link between a first fibre channel forwarder (fcf) and a fibre channel (fc) fabric. The first fcf provides a first domain.
03/12/15
20150071287

Methods, systems and the interconnection of fibre channel over ethernet devices using a fibre channel over ethernet interconnection apparatus controller


Methods, apparatus and systems are provided for forwarding fibre channel initialization protocol (fip) and fibre channel over ethernet (fcoe) frames by a fcoe device interconnection apparatus (fia) and a fibre channel over ethernet device interconnection apparatus controller (fiac). In one aspect of the invention, a command is sent from a fiac to the fia to set the frame processing apparatus to identify received fip frames, which are forwarded with the original destination and source ethernet media access control (mac) addresses.
Jeda Networks, Inc.
03/12/15
20150071285

Distributed service chaining in a network environment


An example method for distributed service chaining in a network environment is provided and includes receiving a packet belonging to a service chain in a distributed virtual switch (dvs) network environment, wherein the packet includes a network service header (nsh) indicating a service path identifier identifying the service chain and a location of the packet on the service chain, evaluating a service forwarding table to determine a next service node based on the service path identifier and the location, with a plurality of different forwarding tables distributed across the dvs at a corresponding plurality of virtual ethernet modules (vems) associated with respective service nodes in the service chain, and forwarding the packet to the next service node, with substantially all services in the service chain provided sequentially to the packet in a single service loop on a service overlay.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.
03/12/15
20150071283

Hardware implemented ethernet multiple tuple filter system and method


A filter in a docsis bridge performs ip filtering of incoming ethernet packets in hardware. The filter includes a parser circuit which, in hardware, parses each of the incoming ethernet packets and then utilizes the parsed information in combination with a content-addressable memory (cam) that stores filtering information, to filter and route the incoming ethernet packets.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
03/12/15
20150071122

Transparent inteconnection of ethernet fabric switches


One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a fabric switch module and a border module.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
03/12/15
20150071115

Data logging or stimulation in automotive ethernet networks using the vehicle infrastructure


The invention relates to a method and a device for recording data or for transmitting stimulation data, which are transmitted in ethernet-based networks of vehicles. A method for recording data is described, wherein the data are transmitted from a transmitting control unit to a receiving control unit of a vehicle via a communication system of the vehicle.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
03/12/15
20150071066

Automatic discovery and enforcement of service level agreement settings


A method of automatically detecting the service level agreement settings in an ethernet virtual circuit (evc) carrying user packets comprises generating synthetic packets different from the user packets, on a data path in the evc at a level sufficiently high to saturate the evc. This accelerates the detection of actual effective values for the committed information rate (cir) and the excess information rate (eir) by triggering traffic shaping devices in the data path to enforce the cir and eir settings configured for those devices.
Accedian Networks Inc.
03/05/15
20150067352

Receptacle-configured cryptographic device


Disclosed is a cryptographic device that may automatically configure its traffic interfaces and cryptographic modes when it is inserted into an electrically keyed receptacle in a host system. Such automatic configuration may enable a single cryptographic module to support a range of input/output interfaces, such as spi, ethernet, rs-232 serial, and rs-485 serial, for example, and also to support a range of cryptographic modes, such as cipher block chaining, galois counter mode, or long cycle mode, for communications security (comsec) and transmission security (transec) purposes.
L-3 Communications Corporation
03/05/15
20150067203

Multi-connectivity boost extender and connectivity device


Aspects of transmit and receive connectivity devices are described. In one embodiment, a transmit connectivity device includes a first high definition multimedia interface (hdmi) port, signal processing circuitry configured to receive a media signal and to convert the media signal to a converged media signal, a multi-position multi-contact port, and a second hdmi port.
Vanco International, Llc.
03/05/15
20150067022

Network based software agent to allow dynamic resource access


A method of enabling a client connected to a foreign computer network to utilize various network resources within the foreign computer network. Wherein, the client may not possess the various applications and drivers typically needed to operate the network resources.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
03/05/15
20150063602

Exchange of metadata between a live sound mixing console and a digital audio workstation


A system for transferring metadata between an audio mixing console and a digital audio workstation connected by an audio link and a computer network. The audio mixing console and the digital audio system implement an ethernet-based communication protocol for sending messages between them over the network connection, the messages including metadata specifying a plurality of settings on the audio mixing console corresponding to audio information received by the audio mixing console during a live performance.
Avid Technology, Inc.
03/05/15
20150063192

Wifi hazardous area voip paging telephone and system


Voip-based telephone is provided with integral paging amplifier and a wifi antenna, and is designed for hazardous areas such as ul class i, division 1, division 2 and iec ex including the wifi antenna. A system of voip-based telephone units supports multicast to provide prioritized and loudspeaker-zoned paging.
Hubbell Incorporated
03/05/15
20150062133

Using gpu for network packetization


Information to be sent over a network, such as the ethernet, is packetized by using a graphics processing unit (gpu). The gpu performs packetization of data with much higher throughput than a typical central processing unit (cpu).
Barco, Inc.
03/05/15
20150061886

Electricity meter isolated physical layer ethernet interface


A metering arrangement includes at least a first and second meter. The first meter includes a first metrology circuit, an ethernet controller, and an isolation circuit.
Landis+gyr, Inc.
02/26/15
20150058996

Gap services router (gsr)


A gap services router (gsr) that is a drop-in replacement of an end of life cisco™ 2811 integrated services router (isr). The gsr is a routing, switching, and computing platform that provides a technology refresh in the same form factor as the legacy 2811 router.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
02/26/15
20150058624

System and remotely managing security and configuration of compute devices


The present invention relates to a system that manages security of one or more computer systems and/or one or more different types of i/o channels such as usb, ethernet, sata, and sas. According to certain aspects, the management system is distributed.
Janus Technologies, Inc.
02/26/15
20150056867

Micro ethernet connector


In an embodiment, a micro ethernet connector includes an outer housing that has a recessed front end and a back end. The micro ethernet connector further includes an inner housing that is disposed within the recessed front end of the outer housing.
Silicon Graphics International Corp.
02/26/15
20150055768

Method and system for providing additional information to called parties


A system for providing additional information to called parties, the system comprises a base unit device for sending additional information to called parties, the base unit comprises a microprocessor, at least one ethernet port, at least one telephone port, a first transceiver, and a first wireless antenna; and a display unit for receiving the additional information from the base unit device and displaying the additional information to the called parties, the display unit comprises a second transceiver, a liquid crystal display, a second wireless antenna, and a set of keys.. .
Accudata Technologies, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055664

Reconfigurable and variable-rate shared multi-transponder architecture for flexible ethernet-based optical networks


Systems and methods for data transport, including receiving one or more signals into a reconfigurable and flexible rate shared rate multi-transponder network architecture, wherein the network architecture includes one or more transponders with multiple line side interfaces and one or more client side interfaces. The transponders are configured to map one or more signals to multiple parallel virtual ethernet links, remove idle characters from the one or more signals, buffer one or more blocks of characters using an intermediate block buffer, activate and deactivate one or more portions of input/output electrical lanes of an ethernet module, multiplex and demultiplex the one or more signals to and from the input/output electrical lanes to enable sharing of a single optical transceiver by multiple independent signals, and insert blocks of idle characters to enable transmission over a lower rate transmission pipe..
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055661

Intelligent network interface accelerated protocol processing


A system for protocol processing in a computer network has an intelligent network interface card (inic) or communication processing device (cpd) associated with a host computer. The inic or cpd provides a fast-path that avoids host protocol processing for most large multipacket messages, greatly accelerating data communication.
Alacritech, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055658

Reflective relay processing on logical ports for channelized links in edge virtual bridging systems


Embodiments of the invention relate to reflective relay (rr) processing on logical ports for channelized links in edge virtual bridging (evb) systems. One embodiment includes providing a virtual edge bridge (veb) mode and a virtual ethernet port aggregator (vepa) mode in an evb system on a same port of a physical switch.
International Business Machines Corporation
02/26/15
20150055644

Precise timestamping of ethernet packets by compensating for start-of-frame delimiter detection delay and delay variations


An apparatus includes a synchronization block and a physical coding sublayer block. The synchronization block may be configured to determine a position of a start of frame delimiter.
Lsi Corporation
02/26/15
20150055486

Monitoring carrier ethernet networks


A carrier ethernet network comprises nodes connected by links. The network supports connectionless traffic flows between nodes.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
02/19/15
20150052257

Methods and transmitting data streams via a heterogeneous network


Methods and apparatus that enable a community of devices having differing underlying protocols to stream media data such as video or audio data. In one exemplary embodiment, this invention enables ieee 1394-compliant (“firewire” enabled) devices to communicate across an ethernet infrastructure, such as one enabled by the ethernet avb standard(s).
Apple Inc.
02/19/15
20150051714

Systems and methods for interfacing automation control systems to external systems


A system includes an industrial controller comprising a first processor. The first processor is configured to execute a substantially deterministic control process.
General Electric Company
02/19/15
20150049620

Method for estimating cable length in ethernet system and receiver thereof


A method for estimating cable length in an ethernet system and a receiver thereof are applicable to an ethernet system. The method for estimating cable length includes obtaining a channel tap from channel information of a feedback equalizer in the ethernet system and estimating a cable length according to the channel tap, a first coefficient and a constant..
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
02/19/15
20150049601

Ethernet carrier group alarm (cga)


Novel tools and techniques for providing network state information to customer equipment. In some embodiments, an operations, administration, and management (“oam”) server might determine a status of a network connection between at least two network devices, might generate state information indicating the determined status of the network connection, and might send the state information to one or more customer equipment, using in-band signaling over a band between the at least two network devices.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc
02/12/15
20150046775

Encoding and decoding schemes to achieve standard compliant mean time to false packet acceptance


Systems and methods for enabling encoding/decoding schemes that satisfy the ieee 802.3 mean time to false packet acceptance (mttfpa) requirement in an ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) are described. The proposed encoding/decoding schemes assume existing medium access control (mac) layer cyclic redundancy check (crc) encoding/decoding, thereby requiring no changes in the ethernet passive optical network (epon) mac protocol, but increase error protection in the epoc physical layer (phy) to meet the mttfpa requirement without sacrificing desired ethernet frame loss ratios and downstream/upstream data rates for epoc..
Broadcom Corporation
02/12/15
20150046731

Systems and methods for reducing power consumption of a communication device


Generally, this disclosure describes an energy-efficient ethernet communications approach including use of clock gating of transmit circuitry.. .
Intel Corporation
02/12/15
20150046728

Identification circuit for power sourcing equipment, and powered device


An electronic detection circuit for detecting a power level provided by a power sourcing device to a powered device in a power over ethernet (poe) system, the electronic detection circuit comprising a power input end, a power output end, a charge retention module configured to generate a control voltage from the input voltage, a load module configured to draw power at a test power level from the power sourcing device, a connection switch, and an overload detection module connected to receive the input voltage to detect whether the input voltage has dropped to zero during the test period.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150046646

Virtual network disk architectures and related systems


In accordance with one embodiment a disk drive device comprising: a disk drive; at least one ethernet port; at least one powerful low power processor capable of running storage protocols; and one or more ethernet circuits, wherein one or more of the ethernet ports provide a power transmission medium which powers the disk drive.. .


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