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Date/App# patent app List of recent Ethernet-related patents
04/07/16
20160099974 
 System and  remotely managing security and configuration of compute devices patent thumbnailSystem 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.


04/07/16
20160099861 
 Systems and methods for performing layer one link aggregation over wireless links patent thumbnailSystems and methods for performing layer one link aggregation over wireless links
A first layer one link aggregation master comprises a first port coupled to receive customer traffic; a first channel; a second channel; an aggregation engine coupled to the first and second channels; a first switch circuit coupled to the first port and to the first channel, and configured to communicate the customer traffic from the first port over the first channel to the aggregation engine, the aggregation engine including a splitter circuit configured to use layer one information to segment at least a portion of the customer traffic into a first virtual container and a second virtual container, the aggregation engine further including an encapsulation circuit configured to encapsulate the second virtual container using ethernet standards for transport over the second channel; a radio access card configured to generate an air frame based on the first virtual container for wireless transmission over a first wireless link of a link aggregation group to the receiver; and a second switch circuit coupled to the second channel, and configured to communicate the ethernet-encapsulated second virtual container over an ethernet cable to a slave for wireless transmission over a second wireless link of the link aggregation group to the receiver.. .
Aviat U.s., Inc.


04/07/16
20160099827 
 Fiber channel 1:n redundancy patent thumbnailFiber channel 1:n redundancy
Network devices, systems, and methods, including executable instructions and/or logic thereon to achieve fiber channel one for n (1:n) redundancy. A network device includes a processing resource coupled to a memory.

04/07/16
20160099795 
 Technologies for exchanging host loss and forward error correction capabilities on a 25g ethernet link patent thumbnailTechnologies for exchanging host loss and forward error correction capabilities on a 25g ethernet link
Technologies for capabilities exchange include a network port logic having a communication link coupled to a remote link partner. The port logic transmits local host loss information to the link partner and receives remote host loss information from the link partner.

04/07/16
20160099780 
 Time to time-frequency mapping and demapping for ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) patent thumbnailTime to time-frequency mapping and demapping for ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc)
Embodiments include, but are not limited to, systems and methods for enabling orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) in the upstream in an ethernet passive optical network over coax (epoc) network. Embodiments include systems and methods for translating ethernet passive optical network (epon) upstream time grants to ofdma resources represented by individual subcarriers of an upstream ofdma frame.
Broadcom Corporation


04/07/16
20160099531 
 Power over ethernet midspan injection apparatus and method patent thumbnailPower over ethernet midspan injection apparatus and method
A midspan injector constituted of: a circuit board; a power injection circuit; a plurality of electrical paths without crossover; a first jack comprising a plurality of pins; and a second jack comprising a plurality of pins, each in communication with a respective pin of the first jack via a respective electrical path, wherein each of the first jack and the second jack exhibits a receptacle with a protrusion of the receptacle extending from a side thereof, wherein the receptacle protrusion of the first jack extends along a first vector and the receptacle protrusion of the second jack extends along a second vector, the direction of the second vector opposing the direction of the first vector, and wherein the power injection circuit is arranged to: receive common mode dc power from a power source; and inject the received power into the plurality of electrical paths.. .
Microsemi Corp. - Analog Mixed Signal Group, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160095189 
 Systems and methods for lighting control patent thumbnailSystems and methods for lighting control
Lighting units, systems, and methods are described herein for determining whether occupancy detections are legitimate or not. Methods and systems are further described herein for powering down a network of power over ethernet (poe) components..
Koninklijke Philips N.v


03/31/16
20160095175 
 Poe pd automatic mps patent thumbnailPoe pd automatic mps
In a power over ethernet (poe) system, a powered device (pd) having circuitry to measure the load current from a power sourcing equipment (pse) in the pd. Circuitry compares the measured load current with a first threshold.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094428 
 System and method to measure available bandwidth in ethernet transmission system using train of ethernet frames patent thumbnailSystem and method to measure available bandwidth in ethernet transmission system using train of ethernet frames
A method of measuring available bandwidth of a radio frequency (rf) transmission link, said method comprising: transmitting a train comprising a plurality of frames over said link; receiving said train; measuring time taken to receive said train; and estimating the available bandwidth, said estimating comprising dividing the number of bits transmitted by the difference between the receiving time of the leading frame in the train and the receiving time of the last frame of the train.. .
Accedian Networks Inc.


03/31/16
20160094350 
 Automatic power budget management for power-over-ethernet apparatus patent thumbnailAutomatic power budget management for power-over-ethernet apparatus
A power-over-ethernet (poe) apparatus is provided with pse controllers that are cooperable to manage a global power budget of the poe apparatus automatically. Information indicative of the global power budget is conveyed to a group of pse controllers.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094311 

Ethernet data processing method, physical layer chip and ethernet equipment


Embodiments of the present invention disclose an ethernet data processing method, an ethernet physical layer chip, and ethernet equipment. Applicable to data processing at a transmit end, the method includes: performing line coding on data from a media access control layer, so as to obtain serial data code blocks; performing forward error correction fec coding on the serial data code blocks, so as to obtain fec frames, which specifically includes: inserting y check bits every x consecutive data bits, where the y check bits are generated when fec coding is performed on the x consecutive data bits; and distributing, at a distribution granularity of a bits, the fec frames successively to n virtual channels, where a and n are both positive integers, and a is less than a quantity of bits included in one fec frame..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088709 

Remote communications protocol


A format for controlling information between multiple masters and clients uses each of a plurality of ports over a specified line, where the specified line can be ethernet, and where the ports can be opened and closed, and where the ports are calculated based on the number assigned to the console, a console multiplier, and at least one increment that represents the kind of information where there are multiple kinds of information.. .
Production Resource Group, Llc


03/24/16
20160088211 

Network camera system and network camera thereof


A network camera system includes a network camera and a power-over-ethernet switch for providing a network power. The network camera is connected to the power-over-ethernet switch via a network cable and includes a casing, a main board, and a splitting circuit board.
Vivotek Inc.


03/24/16
20160087917 

Ethernet interface module


An ethernet interface module comprises a first full duplex port, a second duplex port, a first path coupling the first duplex port and the second full duplex port, a second path coupling the second full duplex port and the first full duplex port, a first queue disposed in the first path, a second queue disposed in the second path, a third path comprising at least a portion of the first queue coupling the receive and transmit portions of the first port, a fourth path comprising at least a portion of the second queue coupling the receive and transmit portions of the second port, execution apparatus operable responsive to a command to alter the state of said ethernet interface module, or the contents of said received frame to produce a return frame comprising fields of a received frame that are modified, or both.. .
Innovasic, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087902 

Flow to port affinity management for link aggregation in a fabric switch


Implementations of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, device, component, and/or method for a hardware efficient flow to port affinity management table for link aggregation for a network fabric switch with ethernet gateway functionality. Rather than maintaining a state per traffic flow list, the present disclosure utilizes a handle or hash value derived from the traffic flow and associates an output port state to the hash value.
Oracle International Corporation


03/24/16
20160087887 

Routing fabric


A system and method of using a switch fabric of commodity ethernet switches to produce a scalable router is disclosed. A special-format media access control (mac) address is assigned to each switch.

03/24/16
20160087886 

Fibre channel over ethernet switch system


An fcoe switch system includes a switch ihs that is directly connected to a first endpoint ihs through a first edge port and to a second endpoint ihs through a second edge port. The switch ihs is receives an fcoe communication through the first edge port from the first endpoint ihs that includes an fc header, a source mac address, and a destination mac address.
Dell Products L.p.


03/24/16
20160087845 

Support for converged fiber channel over ethernet (fcoe) traffic on software defined networks (sdns)


In one embodiment, a system includes a software defined network (sdn) controller connected to sdn-capable switch(es), the sdn controller being configured to communicate with and program the sdn-capable switches, wherein each of the sdn-capable switches is configured to communicate with the sdn controller, one or more fiber channel forwarders (fcfs) connected to the sdn-capable switches, storage area network (san) fabric(s), and local area network (lan) fabric(s), and at least one end node connected directly or indirectly to the sdn-capable switches and/or the one or more fcfs, wherein the sdn controller is configured to collect information from the one or more fcfs that corresponds with each of the one or more fcfs via fiber channel initialization protocol (fip) advertisement frames, and create and manage a fcf database, the fcf database including the information that corresponds with each of the one or more fcfs.. .
Lenovo Entrerprise Solutions (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087807 

Network port and ethernet device integrating powered device and power sourcing equivalent in a port


A network port includes a connection port, a pd unit, a pse unit, a control unit, and a switch unit. The connection port is connected to an external ethernet port.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087675 

Ethernet interface module


An ethernet interface module comprises a duplex port operable to transfer frames between said ethernet network and a device and a path coupling a receive portion of the duplex port to a transmit portion of said first full duplex port. A queue is disposed in said first path.
Innovasic, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085718 

Nvm express controller for remote access of memory and i/o over ethernet-type networks


A method and system for enabling non-volatile memory express (nvme) for accessing remote solid state drives (ssds) (or other types of remote non-volatile memory) over the ethernet or other networks. An extended nvme controller is provided for enabling cpu to access remote non-volatile memory using nvme protocol.
Cnex Labs, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080842 

Data transmission method, apparatus, and system


A data transmission method, apparatus, and system can implement stable and reliable data transmission between ethernet devices by using an optical switching device. The method includes: acquiring, by a transmit end device, first data; performing first scrambling processing on the first data by using a scrambler, so as to generate second data; generating, according to the second data, an optical data packet that includes an optical data frame, where the optical data frame includes a field of a first preamble; and sending an optical signal that carries the optical data packet to a optical switching device, so that the optical switching device performs switching processing on the optical signal, so as to send the optical data frame to a second ethernet device..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160080560 

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.


03/17/16
20160080234 

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


03/17/16
20160080120 

Ethernet loopback detection and service traffic blocking


A method and system for ethernet loopback detection snoops an egress frame at a uni-n edge device and records at least one source field of the egress frame, such as a mac address or a vlan tag. Ingress frames at the uni-n edge device are monitored for having the same value in the source field as the egress frame.

03/10/16
20160073491 

Network communication device


A network communication device is disclosed. The network communication device includes a circuit board, a network connector, a network chip and a plurality of network magnetic assemblies.
Cyntec Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160073321 

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture to determine connectivity


Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture to determine connectivity are disclosed. An example method includes identifying a radio network controller serving a nodeb, identifying a first connection between the nodeb and an integrated access device, identifying a virtual circuit communicatively coupling the integrated access device and a mobile service node, identifying a second connection between the integrated access device and network termination equipment, identifying a third connection between the network termination equipment and an ethernet aggregation node, identifying, with the processor, that a pathway between the radio network controller and the nodeb includes the first, second, and third connections, and storing the pathway between the radio network controller and the nodeb..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/10/16
20160072931 

Modified ethernet preamble for inter line card communications in a modular communication chassis


A method of providing information regarding an ethernet frame, within the ethernet preamble of the ethernet frame, comprises inserting into the ethernet preamble an inter-line-card header that includes a start control character, a version number, a parity bit, a source port, a destination port, and a forwarding domain entry; and preserving said inter-line-card header, inside of said ethernet preamble, in a media access control (mac) sub-layer in said ethernet frame. The method may include a step of selecting the decoding format for the inter-line-card header corresponding to the version number and/or forwarding other ethernet frames according to additional forwarding information provided by the forwarding domain entry.
Accedian Networks Inc.


03/10/16
20160072735 

Low voltage feedforward current assist ethernet line driver


Described examples include ethernet physical layer (phy) interface integrated circuits with transmit interface circuitry for transmitting data to an ethernet network through a magnetic interface, which includes a voltage mode first amplifier with an output that generates a first voltage signal from a supply voltage according to a data input signal. The transmit interface circuit also includes a feedforward second amplifier circuit with an output stage that operates in a first mode to generate a current signal from the supply voltage according to the first voltage signal and to provide the current signal to the first amplifier output to boost a peak voltage at the output above the supply voltage to facilitate support for higher peak signal voltage swings for 10base-t applications while using 2.5 volt or other low voltage supply levels..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/10/16
20160072603 

Interface circuit for transmitting and receiving digital signals between devices


A video signal and an audio signal are tmds transmitted from a source device to a sink device. Through a reserved line and a hpd line provided separately from a tmds transmission line, an ethernet™ signal is bidirectionally transmitted, and also, a spdif signal is transmitted from the sink device to the source device.
Sony Corporation


03/10/16
20160072278 

Field device having a protection circuit


A field device comprising a protection circuit between a communication interface and a signal processing unit. A communication interface is preferably an ethernet connection of the field device, wherein between the communication interface and the signal processing unit a first system is provided, which serves for electrical current limiting, wherein between the first system for electrical current limiting and the signal processing unit a means is provided, which serves for voltage limiting, and wherein between the means for voltage limiting and the signal processing unit a second system is provided, which serves for energy limiting..
Endress+hauser Flowtec Ag


03/10/16
20160069941 

Power meter having multiple ethernet ports


A power meter or other electrical device is provided having two independent and communicatively isolated ethernet ports. The first ethernet port is addressable by a first unique identifier and is configured for enabling full access to the power meter via an internal lan.
Electro Industries/gauge Tech


03/03/16
20160065656 

Method and system for modular interoperable distributed control


A distributed control system (dcs) for controlling an industrial process using a plurality of distributed control nodes (dcns) can include a plurality of device dcns, each device dcn including an i/o interface coupled with a field device for single channel input or output, a plurality of application dcns, and one or more ethernet switches. The plurality of device dcns and the plurality of application dcns can be adapted to host a software runtime and communicatively coupled via the one or more ethernet switches.
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


03/03/16
20160065387 

Fibre channel gateway system


An ethernet switch includes an ethernet processing system. Layer two (l2) forwarding tables are provided with the ethernet processing system, and a memory system is coupled to the ethernet processing system and includes ethernet processing system software.
Dell Products L.p.


03/03/16
20160065386 

Scalable virutal networks in sdn-based ethernet networks using vlans


Various embodiments relate to a method, device, and machine-readable storage medium including: instructions for receiving a configuration request from an edge device, wherein the configuration request identifies a traffic flow between at least two end devices other than the edge device; instructions for assigning a virtual local area network (vlan) identifier to the traffic flow; instructions for configuring the edge device to add the assigned vlan identifier to outgoing frames associated with the traffic flow, wherein the outgoing frames are frames that will be transmitted by the edge device to a core network. Various embodiments additionally include instructions for configuring, in response to assigning the vlan identifier, at least one additional edge device to remove the vlan identifier from incoming frames associated with the traffic flow, wherein the incoming frames are frames that have traversed at least one core node of the core network..
Alcatel -lucent Usa, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064939 

Using power over ethernet protocol to augment a dc/ac power module inverter and application thereof


The present invention uses the power over ethernet protocol to augment a dc/ac power module inverter with application thereof, in which the original power over ethernet protocol is used as the basis for a dc power supply, and augments an ethernet powered device module with a dc-ac module inverter, thereby forming a device having two different output applications that is equivalent to a module having both a dc to dc and dc to ac at the same time.. .
In Win Development, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064938 

Dynamically configurable power-over-ethernet apparatus and method


One or more dual-role power-over-ethernet (poe) port units are each selectively configurable to operate as either (i) a poe power source equipment (pse) port unit to provide power to a device connected to the poe port unit, or (ii) a poe powered device (pd) port unit to sink power from the connected device. Each poe port unit includes a network port, and a bi-directional power converter to selectively convert power in either (i) a first direction and to provide converted power to the network port when the poe port unit operates as the pse port unit, or (ii) in a second direction to convert power received from the network port when the poe port unit operates as the pd port unit..
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064924 

System and isolating and protecting a poe (power over ethernet) device


A surge protection device includes an isolating transformer configured to conduct an ethernet data signal on a wire pair and configured to provide voltage surge protection for ethernet equipment coupled to the wire pair, and a power supply coupled to the isolating transformer and configured to conduct a dc voltage signal from the wire pair and configured to provide voltage surge protection for the ethernet equipment coupled to the wire pair.. .
Adtran, Inc.


03/03/16
20160062432 

Persistent power over ethernet


Embodiments described herein improve availability of a power plane in a network device by using a poe manager that is separate from an operating system in the network device. For example, when the operating system (or a poe application executing in the operating system) becomes unavailable, either because of failure or system upgrade, the poe manager continues managing a power plane in the network device such that connected pds continue to receive dc power.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057459 

Method of transforming hfc catv analog fiber transmission to digital fiber tranansmission


A method of converting legacy hfc catv cable systems, which transmit data over the optical fiber portion of the system using the optical counterpart of analog rf waveforms, such as rf qam waveforms transduced to corresponding optical qam waveforms, to improved hfc catv systems that transmit data over the optical fiber using optical fiber optimized protocols, such as ethernet frames and other optical fiber optimized digital transport protocols. According to the method, most aspects of the legacy hfc catv system may be retained, however at the catv head end, the optical fiber transmitter system is replaced by an improved system that extracts the underlying symbols from legacy waveforms, packages these symbols into optical fiber optimized packets, and transmits downstream.
Gainspeed, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057121 

Secured network architecture


A secure storage for an x.509v3 digital certificate is provided (301, 302). Ports of a first and second apparatus (101, 102) are mutually authenticated (303) by using 802.1x based authentication and 802.1ar certificates.
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


02/25/16
20160057070 

Systems and methods for implementation of jumbo frame over existing network stack


This disclosure is directed generally to systems and methods for implementation of jumbo frames in an existing network stack. In some embodiments, a connection handler of a device receives data having a size greater than an ethernet frame size.
Citrix Systems, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057045 

Hardware assist for redundant ethernet network


A method includes receiving downlink packets from multiple physical ethernet interfaces and selectively discarding some of the downlink packets based on a packet filtering criterion. The method also includes updating a network connectivity database using address information in non-discarded downlink packets.
Honeywell International, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056995 

Relay system and relay device


A relay device includes: a first port and a second port which are connected to a ring network; a relay path for relaying a frame between the first port and the second port; and a first monitoring point and a second monitoring point provided on a side close to the second port on the relay path. The first monitoring point monitors continuity between itself and the second monitoring point of a different device via the relay path of its own device by using a ccm frame based on ethernet oam.
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.


02/25/16
20160056866 

Distributed antenna system to transport first cellular rf band concurrently with ethernet or second cellular rf band


Embodiments described herein relate to a host unit for a distributed antenna system. The host unit includes a first radio access network (ran) interface module to communicate with a ran node.
Adc Telecommunications, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056865 

Distributed antenna system with adaptive allocation between digitized rf data and ip formatted data


Embodiments described herein provide for a distributed antenna system including a host unit and an active antenna unit (aau). The aau is configured to wirelessly communicate with, and to receive uplink radio frequency (rf) signals from, one or more wireless devices.
Adc Telecommunications, Inc.


02/25/16
20160055354 

Supporting port security on power-over-ethernet enabled ports


Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for controlling power delivery to a port in a power sourcing equipment. The power sourcing equipment receives identity information from a device connected to the port and determines whether the device is a trusted device or a rogue device according to a security policy.
Dell Products L.p.


02/25/16
20160054777 

1-wire bus pd detection and classification scheme for ethernet podl


A podl system includes a pse supplying dc power and ethernet data over a single twisted wire pair to a pd. Prior to coupling the dc voltage source to the wire pair, the pd needs to receive sufficient power to perform a detection and classification routine with the pse to determine whether the pd is podl-compatible.
Linear Technology Corporation


02/18/16
20160050471 

Method and system for scheduling remote pons connected via an ethernet switch


One embodiment provides an apparatus for coupling a trunk network to a plurality of leaf passive optical networks (pons). The apparatus includes one or more uplink ports for coupling to the trunk network, a plurality of downlink ports with a respective downlink port coupled to a leaf pon, and a switch chip for interconnecting the uplink ports and the downlink ports.
Tibit Communications, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050277 

Fibre channel switch system


A fibre channel (fc) switch system includes a server ihs and a storage ihs that each communicate using an fc protocol. A switch ihs couples the server ihs to the storage ihs.
Dell Products L.p.


02/18/16
20160050119 

Systems and methods for setting up end-to-end traffic engineered ethernet line services


A method, a switch, and a network includes receiving a request for an ethernet service at a maintenance end point (mep) in a network, wherein the ethernet service has a destination of a remote mep (rmep), and wherein the request includes bandwidth amounts for the request; utilizing link trace messaging to the rmep to detect an active path to the rmep; and utilizing loop back messaging to the rmep to reserve bandwidth based on the bandwidth amounts on the active path.. .
Ciena Corporation


02/18/16
20160050105 

Maintenance of data forwarder connection state information


An example of high availability for fc or fcoe can include maintaining connection state information in a fiber channel over ethernet (fcoe) data forwarder (fdf) or fiber channel data forwarder (fcdf). A failure of a first fcoe forwarder (fcf) associated with the fdf can be detected.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


02/18/16
20160050084 

Provider edge bridge with remote customer service interface


A method and provider edge bridge for providing a virtual c-tagged user network interface (vuni) service interface or a hairpin switching service interface. In one embodiment, the provider edge bridge includes a customer virtual local area network (c-vlan) component; a first service vlan (s-vlan) component connected to the c-vlan component and to a metro ethernet network (men); and a second s-vlan component connected to the c-vlan component, to the first s-vlan component, and to an external network network interface (e-nni).
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/18/16
20160048346 

Data storage device


The object of the invention is to provide a data storage device which is extremely effective, scalable, and with fast access to the data. At least two front components (1-1′) participate therein, wherebetween a plurality of nodes (2-2′-2″ .

02/18/16
20160048329 

Storage system, method, and processing operation request


According to a storage system, method, and apparatus for processing an operation request provided by embodiments of the present invention, a controller directly encapsulates a scsi protocol operation request into an ethernet operation request packet at the mac layer instead of using the tcp/ip protocol layer and a disk enclosure decapsulates the ethernet operation request to obtain the scsi protocol operation request and sends the scsi protocol operation request to a target disk, thereby reducing layers of encapsulation, reducing a processing delay of the storage system, and improving performance of the storage system.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160044390 

Subsea connector with data collection and communication system and method


A subsea data collection and communication system is installed at a subsea interconnect point or subsea connector used for communication between subsea electrical, optical or hybrid electro-optical cables. The data collection and communication system is configured to collect system performance data such as voltage, current, optical pressure and the like from signals carried by the wires or fibers in cables connected to the connector unit, and may also collect data on environmental conditions from sensors installed in or on the connector unit, such as temperature, pressure, or sea water salinity sensors, and the like.
Teledyne Instruments, Inc.


02/11/16
20160044085 

Field device, communication chip, and a web access to a field device


The invention relates to a method for accessing a field device in order to simplify and/or improve web access to a field device. The field device is connected to a field bus designed for an industrial ethernet protocol or profinet, and the method comprises transmitting a request from a web browser to a web server implemented in the field device, processing the received request in the field device by using a protocol stack of the industrial ethernet protocol, the protocol stack being stored in the field device, and transmitting response information from the web server to the web browser.
Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. Kg


02/11/16
20160043992 

Layer-2 ip networking mobile hosts


A method and apparatus to enable ip networking for mobile hosts without requiring changes to be made to the tcp/ip stack in the operating system installed on the mobile hosts. The apparatus is an “intelligent device” that can be installed on or connected to a mobile host, and may comprise a software-only logical module, physical hardware, or a combination of both.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


02/11/16
20160043961 

Credit-based flow control in lossless ethernet networks


In one embodiment, a system includes a hardware processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor or media access control (mac) functionality of a network port. The logic is configured to negotiate a credit aging duration during initialization of a link between a receiving endpoint and a sending endpoint, the receiving and sending endpoints being connected in a network fabric.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/11/16
20160043766 

Dual electrical compact small form-factor pluggable module


Various exemplary embodiments relate to a compact small form-factor pluggable (csfp) module including: a csfp connector; a dual ethernet receptacle; a first ethernet transceiver connected between the csfp connector and the dual ethernet connector; a second ethernet transceiver connected between the csfp connector and the dual ethernet connector; a processor connected to the csfp connector, the first ethernet transceiver, and the second ethernet transceiver, wherein the processor receives control messages from the csfp connector and wherein the processor transmits control messages to the first and second ethernet transceivers.. .
Alcatel-lucent Canada, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036773 

Internet protocol address resolution


A first edge node in a first site network receives an internet protocol (ip) address resolving request packet from a device in the first site network. The first edge node replaces a source media access control (mac) address of an ethernet frame header and a sender mac address in a packet body of the ip address resolving request packet with the mac address of the first edge node.
Hangzhou H3c Technologies., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036626 

System and controller redundancy and controller network redundancy with ethernet/ip i/o


An apparatus includes a first controller having at least one interface and at least one processing device. The at least one interface is configured to communicate with a second controller and with a controlled network having multiple ethernet/ip-compatible input/output (i/o) modules and multiple ethernet/ip-compatible controlled devices.
Honeywell International Inc.


02/04/16
20160036595 

Redundantly powered and daisy chained power over ethernet


According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method for providing power to a distributed sensor system, the method comprising providing power from at least one port of an interface unit to a first port of a first sensor unit of at least one of a plurality of sensor strings, powering up the first sensor unit, forwarding power from a second port of the first sensor unit to a first port of a second sensor unit of the at least one of the plurality of sensor strings, powering up the second sensor unit, monitoring the plurality of sensor strings for a fault condition, and in response to detecting a fault condition in a first sensor string of the plurality of sensor strings, providing power from a second one of the plurality of sensor strings to the first sensor string.. .
Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corp.


02/04/16
20160036489 

Signal receiving device for ethernet and control method thereof


This invention discloses a signal receiving device for ethernet and a control method thereof. The signal receiving device includes a gain control circuit, an alien near-end crosstalk canceller, a noise canceller, and a dfe.
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation


02/04/16
20160033965 

Device and the autonomous control of motor vehicles


The invention relates to a device for controlling the braking and/or steering and/or acceleration in a motor vehicle, wherein the device has a number of different sensor components, two diverse sensor fusion components, a man/machine interface component and a preferably intelligent actuator controller component, wherein each of these components constitutes a fault-containment unit and has a ttethernet communications interface, and wherein all components are connected to a central ttethernet message distribution unit, and wherein the components communicate with one another exclusively with use of standardised ethernet messages, and wherein a diagnosis unit for time-correct monitoring of the exchanged messages can be connected to the ttethernet message distribution unit.. .
Fts Computertechnik Gmbh


01/28/16
20160029464 

Programmable lighting system


Systems and methods for deploying a programmable lighting system throughout a building are provided. In exemplary embodiments, one or more led lighting structures may be powered using ethernet cable in a building, and may be controlled by a distributed management system throughout a communication network..

01/28/16
20160028655 

Ethernet interface module


An ethernet interface comprises a first full duplex port and a second duplex port each operable to transfer frames between a network and a device. The ethernet interface module further comprises a first path coupling the first duplex port and the second full duplex port; a second path coupling the second full duplex port and the first full duplex port; a first queue disposed in the first path; a second queue disposed in the second path; and evaluation apparatus coupled to the first queue and to the second queue..
Innovasic, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028643 

Arbitration of multiple-thousands of flows for convergence enhanced ethernet


In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a flow from a head of a first control queue or a second control queue. The method also includes providing service to the selected flow.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160028612 

Method and system of shortest path bridging (spb) enhanced resilience with loop mitigation


A method forward ethernet frames at a node in a network supporting an implementation of shortest path bridging (spb) protocol is disclosed. The method starts with a shortest path computation for the node (referred to as the computing node).
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


01/28/16
20160028602 

Systems and methods to detect and propagate uni operational speed mismatch in ethernet services


A method, a network element, and a network operating an ethernet service include transmitting information related to an operational speed of a first connection to the second switch, wherein the first switch is connected to a first customer premises equipment (cpe) device through the first connection and the second switch is connected to a second cpe device through a second connection; receiving information related to an operational speed of the second connection; and triggering a modification to the ethernet service, responsive to a mismatch between the operational speed of the first connection and the operational speed of the second connection.. .
Ciena Corporation


01/28/16
20160028588 

Method for identifying logical loops in ethernet networks


A method and system for identifying logical loops in an ethernet network may determine a number of nodes n and a number of links l between nodes. A number of rings r, including a number of major rings and a number of sub-rings for the ethernet network may be determined.

01/28/16
20160028447 

Distributed antenna system over ethernet


According to an example, a distributed antenna system includes a central processing apparatus and a plurality of antenna apparatuses connected to the central processing apparatus via ethernet cables through an ethernet switch. The plurality of antenna apparatuses are spatially distributed with respect to each other and the central processing apparatus is to communicate ethernet packets to the plurality of antenna apparatuses.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


01/28/16
20160028324 

Power-over-ethernet powered inverter


An apparatus may include a data management assembly and a dc to ac inverter assembly. The data management assembly may include a data input, a data output, and a power port.
Ant Lamp Corp.


01/21/16
20160021627 

Synchronizing signal transmissions by antenna apparatuses


According to an example, signal transmissions by a first antenna apparatus and a second antenna apparatus connected to a central processing apparatus through an ethernet switch may be synchronized with respect to each other. An ethernet packet containing first data and second data may be generated, in which the first antenna apparatus is to wirelessly transmit the first data and the second antenna apparatus is to wirelessly transmit the second data.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, Lp.


01/21/16
20160020911 

Fiber optic communications and power 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


01/21/16
20160020910 

Controllers with integrated power over ethernet network switches


A system and approach that may provide power to network switches of controllers in a failsafe manner. For instance, when a controller is receiving normal power, the controller may act as a power over ethernet (poe) source that supplies power to its connected ethernet devices as required.
Honeywell International Inc.


01/21/16
20160020872 

Encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses of ethernet physical layer


The present invention discloses encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses of an ethernet physical layer, the encoding method includes: determining a to-be-encoded first information group, where the first information group includes m characters, m≧2, and m is an integer, where a character attribute of any character is a data character, a boundary character, or a third-type character, and one character occupies one byte; detecting a character attribute of each character in the first information group; if the first information group includes n boundary characters, where n≧1, and n is an integer, deleting the n boundary characters, and generating a second information group by using a character, except the n boundary characters, in the first information group, and type information and position information that are of the n boundary characters, where the second information group includes m bytes; and adding header information to the second information group.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160020858 

Fiber optic communications and power 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


01/14/16
20160014867 

Device for providing automatic power to different lamp types


A device with an integral microprocessor controlled electronics that automatically detects and outputs the correct power to energize an incandescent, hid or high intensity discharge and fluorescent, and led or light emitting diode lamps attached to the output of the device. The first or a second integral microprocessor controlled electronics can also be used to automatically detect the type of dimming data control signal that is connected to the input of the device.

01/14/16
20160014457 

System, method, and device to configure devices via a remote with biometrics


A set-top box apparatus includes at least one input module to receive one or more media content streams, at least one memory device, an ethernet port, at least one wireless transceiver to access a communications network to enable communication with at least one external media player device, an hdmi connector to provide a communication path to a multimedia presentation device, wherein the set-top box apparatus is configured to process at least one of the received one or more media content streams from the at least one input module into multimedia data, to send the one or more received media content streams to the at least one memory device to be stored, and to convey the multimedia data on the communication path to the multimedia presentation device.. .

01/14/16
20160013967 

Method and diagnosing faults in a hybrid internet protocol network


An ethernet switch can receive an internet protocol query packet generated by a receiver for collecting telemetry data between a source and the receiver in a multicast network, translate the internet protocol query packet to an ethernet query packet, collect in the ethernet query packet telemetry data from the ethernet switch where at least one telemetry field of the ethernet switch includes an arrival time of the ethernet query packet at the ethernet switch, and submit the ethernet query packet to the next network element of the multicast network. An internet protocol router can receive an ethernet query packet generated by an ethernet switch having at least one field for telemetry for collecting telemetry data between a source and a receiver, translate the ethernet query packet to an internet protocol query packet, and submit the internet protocol query packet to the next network element.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


01/14/16
20160013922 

Method, apparatus, and system for transmitting data in ethernet


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, an apparatus, and a system for transmitting data in the ethernet, and relate to the field of ethernet communications, so as to reduce the complexity of data processing while achieving transmission of high-rate data. The method includes: receiving to-be-transmitted data; determining a first integral number according to a data amount of the received to-be-transmitted data and a transmission bandwidth of an electrophysical sub-channel; distributing the to-be-transmitted data to a first integral number of electrophysical sub-channels; performing, by the first integral number of electrophysical sub-channels, coding and scrambling processing on the to-be-transmitted data; and sending after processing, by a second integral number of photophysical sub-channels, data from the first integral number of electrophysical sub-channels..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160013862 

Method, system and optical network terminal of ethernet performance detection


The present invention provides an ethernet performance detection method and system and an optical network terminal. The method includes: receiving, by an ont, a detection configuration instruction, and configuring a maintenance end point according to the detection configuration instruction; configuring a performance detection path from the mep to the vmep according to states of the virtual maintenance end points configured on a main node and a backup node, wherein the vmep includes two virtual meps, the ids of the two virtual meps are identical, at the same moment; and transmitting a message to a node corresponding to the virtual mep with the main state.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012005 

Cached phy register data access


ethernet physical sublayer (phy) devices each provide phy register data. One or more of the ethernet phy devices are connected to each of one or more management data input/output (mdio)/management data clock (mdc) interfaces to which a number of mdio/mdc controllers are connected.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


01/07/16
20160007393 

Method and establishing a backhaul link


A method and radio base station for enabling establishment of backhaul links a method is performed by a first communication network node for establishing a backhaul link (bh) between the first communication network node and a second communication network node (200, 200′, 202, 400), wherein one of the first communication network node and the second communication network node is associated to a backhaul network (220). The second communication network node is detected (500), an address of the second communication network node is determined (502), preferably, an ip-address or an ethernet-address.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


01/07/16
20160007104 

Apparatus and transporting optical channel data unit odu service


The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method for transporting an odu service. The transport apparatus includes a first odu service processing unit, a timeslot allocation unit, a switching output port allocation unit, an ethernet switching unit, and a second odu service processing unit, where a table of a mapping between output ports of the first odu service processing unit and timeslots is determined according to a rate of an oduflex frame carried in an obtained odu service and the number of the output ports of the first odu service processing unit, and the odu service is forwarded, which resolves a problem in the prior art that an oduflex frame cannot be transported by using the ethernet switching unit, thereby ensuring that service congestion does not occur on a forwarding port of a sending apparatus, and improving transmission quality of a communications network..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160007103 

Optical channel data unit service transmission apparatus and method


The present invention relates to the field of communication transmission, and in particular, discloses an optical channel data unit service transmission apparatus and method. The switching apparatus includes a first odu service processing unit, a timeslot allocating unit, a switching output port allocating unit, an ethernet switching unit, and a second odu service processing unit, and forwards an odu service according to a timeslot mapping table and a frame period timeslot table corresponding to the odu service..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006657 

Ethernet virtualisation interconnection networks having a hub-spoke structure


The present disclosure describes an example of device for use in an ethernet virtualisation interconnection (evi) network having a hub-spoke structure. The evi network comprises a first hub edge device (hub-ed) and a second hub-ed, the device comprising a memory unit to store instructions; and a processor to perform the instructions from the memory unit.
Hangzhou H3c Technologies Co. Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006631 

Method and link check in passive optical network


A method and an apparatus for checking a pon link are provided. The method includes that meps are established respectively at the olt interface of an olt and the network interfaces of a plurality of gateways to form an access oam domain; and in the access oam domain, an ethernet oam message is sent between the mep of the olt and the mep of the corresponding gateway to test the continuity of a service link between the olt interface of the olt and the corresponding gateway.
Zte Corporation


01/07/16
20160006578 

Transmission apparatus, connection device, and method


Embodiments of the present invention provide a transmission apparatus, a connection device, and a method, where the apparatus includes n ethernet medium access control mac ports, where each ethernet mac port is corresponding to a first mii interface, k ethernet physical layer interfaces, where each ethernet physical layer interface is corresponding to a second mii interface, and a connection device, where both n and k are positive integers; where the connection device is configured to control a time-division interconnect bus in the connection device or a time-division space-division switching matrix in the connection device to implement a connection between a timeslot of the first mii interface and a timeslot of the second mii interface, where the n ethernet mac ports and the k ethernet physical layer interfaces are separately connected to the connection device by using the first mii interfaces and the second mii interfaces.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006545 

Data mapping and multiplexing and data demultiplexing and demapping


Provided are a method and device for mapping, multiplexing, demapping and demultiplexing data are provided. The method includes: mapping an ethernet service data stream the rate of which is m*100 gb/s sequentially into m optical payload unit sub-frames (opuc) and multiplexing the m opuc into an optical payload unit frame (opucm) the rate of which is m*100 gb/s according to the way of byte interleave; and adding an optical channel data unit (odu) overhead to the head of the opucm to obtain an optical channel data unit frame (oducm) the rate of which is m*100 gb/s, wherein the frame structure of the opuc consists of 4 rows and 3810 columns; the frame structure of the opucm consists of 4 rows and 3810*m columns; and the frame structure of the oducm consists of 4 rows and 3824*m columns, wherein m is a positive integer.
Zte Corporation


01/07/16
20160005439 

Systems and methods for networked media synchronization


This disclosure illustrates systems and methods for generating synchronized audio output signals. The synchronization may be performed based on an audio synchronization message received by an audio synchronization computing platform over a communication network.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


12/31/15
20150382055 

Set-top box apparatus, system, and multimedia presentation


A set-top box apparatus includes at least one input module to receive one or more media content streams, at least one memory device, an ethernet port, at least one wireless transceiver to access a communications network to enable communication with at least one external media player device, an hdmi connector to provide a communication path to a multimedia presentation device, wherein the set-top box apparatus is configured to process at least one of the received one or more media content streams from the at least one input module into multimedia data, to send the one or more received media content streams to the at least one memory device to be stored, and to convey the multimedia data on the communication path to the multimedia presentation device.. .

12/31/15
20150381531 

Protecting customer virtual local area network (vlan) tag in carrier ethernet services


In the subject system, a customer virtual local network (vlan) tag is protected using, for example, media access control security (macsec). Macsec authentication is performed on a packet by including the vlan tag in an integrity check value (icv) computation.
Broadcom Corporation


12/31/15
20150381510 

Flow control credits for priority in lossless ethernet


In one embodiment, a system includes a hardware processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor. The logic is configured to classify a traffic flow into a traffic class based on at least one criteria related to the traffic flow and request that a credit manager remap flow credits corresponding to a first traffic class to flow credits corresponding to a second traffic class.
International Business Machines Corporation




Ethernet topics: Network Device, Communications, Computing Device, Transceiver, Network Communication, Multiplexing, Mesh Network, Communication System, Wireless Mesh Network, It Infrastructure, Spanning Tree, Clos Network, Addressing, Shortest Path, Computational Complexity

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