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 System, method, and  powering intelligent lighting networks patent thumbnailnew patent System, method, and powering intelligent lighting networks
The present invention relates to a system, method, and apparatus for powering intelligent lighting networks. The power for the intelligent lighting network is supplied by power-over-ethernet (poe) switches and/or mid-spans, which are conditioned by a powered device to distribute power tuned specifically for each, at least one light emitting diode (led) fixture.
Vertecra, Inc.


 System, method, and  powering intelligent lighting networks patent thumbnailnew patent System, method, and powering intelligent lighting networks
The present invention relates to a system, method, and apparatus for powering intelligent lighting networks. The power for the intelligent lighting network is supplied by power-over-ethernet (poe) switches and/or mid-spans, which are conditioned by a powered device to distribute power tuned specifically for each, at least one light emitting diode (led) fixture.
Vertecra, Inc.


 System, method, and  powering intelligent lighting networks patent thumbnailnew patent System, method, and powering intelligent lighting networks
The present invention relates to a system, method, and apparatus for powering intelligent lighting networks. The power for the intelligent lighting network is supplied by power-over-ethernet (poe) switches and/or mid-spans, which are conditioned by a powered device to distribute power tuned specifically for each, at least one light emitting diode (led) fixture.
Vertecra, Inc.


 Communications interface patent thumbnailnew patent Communications interface
A connection unit comprises a plurality of termination points for interconnection of telecommunications lines, for two or more different communications modes, for example fiber optic, coaxial, twisted pair, ethernet etc. A connection block is arranged such that direct connection may be made between pairs of lines of a given mode.
British Telecommunications Public Limited Company


 Managing a number of ethernet links patent thumbnailnew patent Managing a number of ethernet links
A method for managing a number of ethernet links includes identifying a number of ethernet links to utilize a number of channels of a cable based on a number of capabilities and a number of policies of a number of media access controllers (macs) and a number of physical layer entities (phys), determining a number of ethernet link types to be configured for the cable based on the capabilities and policies of the macs and phys, negotiating a number of parameters to allow multi-channel ports of a number of nodes connected to the cable to establish communications through the ethernet links based on the determined ethernet link types and the utilized channels, and managing the cable configuration describing the macs to be supported by the channels within the cable based on the policies.. .
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


 Sub-nanosecond distributed clock synchronization using alignment marker in ethernet ieee 1588 protocol patent thumbnailnew patent Sub-nanosecond distributed clock synchronization using alignment marker in ethernet ieee 1588 protocol
A method for determining a slave clock to master clock time difference with an alignment marker. The method selects and transmits a first alignment marker at a first time by a transmitter that has a master clock in a first message to a receiver that has a slave clock.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Modular energy storage method and system patent thumbnailnew patent Modular energy storage method and system
A control subsystem configured to control transferring of power, including: an ac/dc power supply; an uninterruptable power supply; a processor; an ethernet switch; a first communication interface configured to send and/or receive data from a battery management unit that monitors a storage subsystem including one or more batteries; a first transfer interface configured to transmit power to the storage subsystem; a second communication interface configured to send and/or receive data from a power subsystem that includes a power converter, and the power subsystem is configured to be connected to a power line; and a second transfer interface configured to transmit power to the power subsystem, wherein the processor is configured to send signals which control the charging and discharging of at least one battery of the one or more batteries in the storage subsystem.. .
The Aes Corporation


 System and  routing network frames between virtual machines patent thumbnailnew patent System and routing network frames between virtual machines
Vm-to-vm switching is an enhancement to ethernet card technology that enables virtual machines on the same hardware server platform to switch ethernet frames (or ip packets) directly without exiting the server or using a slower and bandwidth limited software process in the hypervisor. The method does not require new network switch hardware.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


 Power distribution system patent thumbnailnew patent Power distribution system
The invention relates to a power distribution system (1), especially a power-over-ethernet system, comprising at least one dominant sensor, which may be located within a powered device (4) like a lighting device, and at least one non-dominant sensor, which may be located within another powered device (4), wherein the power distribution system is adapted such that in a system low power mode the at least one dominant sensor (6) consumes power provided by a power providing unit (3) and the at least one non-dominant sensor (6) does not consume the provided power and that the power distribution system (1) switches from the system low powermode to a system high power mode, if the at least one dominant sensor (6) has sensed an event. Since in the system low power mode the at least one non-dominant sensor does not consume power, the power consumption can be reduced..
Koninkljke Philips N.v.


 Monitoring and control of proppant storage from a datavan patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring and control of proppant storage from a datavan
A system and method that remotely monitors and controls proppant usage in a fracturing operation. The system and method allow operators to wirelessly monitor and control proppant storage units from inside a datavan through sensors and control mechanisms that interface with fracturing software to schedule the flow of the proppant.
Us Well Services Llc


Radio access networks

Among other things, a communication system comprising remote units and a controller is described. Each of the remote units comprises one or more radio frequency (rf) units to exchange rf signals with mobile devices.
Airvana Lp

Communication router apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises an outside transceiver relaying digital television, internet, and/or phone data from a provider through an exterior wall of a personal residence or building to an inside transceiver, the inside transceiver used to distribute the data to one or more interior devices. The outside transceiver is optionally a small, ac-powered, weatherproof, high-speed, high-bandwidth transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive physical and/or wireless connections with remote services, that is positioned outside of a structure and used to encrypt and/or transfer the data over a limited range through an exterior wall to the inside transceiver, which is a small ac-powered device configured to decrypt and distribute the received transmitted signal, such as wirelessly, via an hdmi port, via an ethernet port, via a co-axial cable, via a fiber optic line, and/or to any wi-fi enabled device within a transmission range..

Ip-based satellite command, control, and data transfer

A method and system for satellite control in space using an ip-based satellite bus and all-ip compliant subsystems and payload(s) and a corresponding t&c system. Specifically, the present method/system includes a satellite-based ip bus (connected as a network) that relies on ethernet, usb, wifi, or bluetooth to connect various satellite components, satellite components configured to communicate on the ip bus, and a t&c system that understands the ip bus and can read its telemetry and commands.

Data path failover sr-iov capable ethernet controller

A method and an information handling system (ihs) provide data path failover for a single root input/output virtualization network interface controller (sr-iov nic) card. According to one aspect, an iov failover module (fm) enables a physical function (pf) driver in a service virtual machine (vm) to access physical resources and configure virtual functions (vfs) within the sr-iov nic card.
Dell Products, L.p.

Routing solutions for lte-wlan aggregation

Apparatus and methods are provided for user-plane lwa pdu routing. In one novel aspect, lte pdu packets are routed through a wlan ap to a ue by encapsulation of the data packets.
Mediatek Inc. .

Data center network system based on software-defined network and packet forwarding method, address resolution method, routing controller thereof

A data center network system based on software-defined network (sdn) is provided. The data center network system includes a plurality of physical machines, a plurality of ethernet switches, a plurality of openflow switches connected to each other, and a central control apparatus.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Method of data delivery across a network fabric in a router or ethernet bridge

The invention provides an ethernet bridge or router comprising a network fabric adapted to provide interconnectivity to a plurality of ethernet ports, each of the ethernet ports being adapted to receive and/or transmit ethernet frames, and wherein the ethernet bridge or outer further comprises an encapsulator connected to receive ethernet protocol data units from the ethernet ports, wherein the encapsulator is operable to generate a fabric protocol data unit from a received ethernet protocol data unit, the fabric protocol data unit comprising header portion, and a payload portion which comprises the ethernet protocol data unit concerned, and wherein the encapsulator is operable to transform ethernet destination address information from the ethernet protocol data unit into a routing definition for the network fabric, and to include this routing definition in the header portion of the fabric protocol data unit. Also provided is a method of data delivery across a network..
Cray Uk Limited

Power distribution system with low complexity and low power consumption

The invention relates a system for controlling distribution of power to load elements via network connections (e.g. Lan).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Low power standby for a powered device in a power distribution system

The invention relates to a power distribution system, such as a power over ethernet power distribution system. A powered device provides a pulse,such as a maintain power signature, when in standby such that a power providing device remains providing power to it.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Synchronized measurement device using local area network with ethernet messaging

A plurality of measurement devices have analog sensors that measure the dynamic signals of physical events, sample the data into digital format with time synchronized clocks and generate time stamped ethernet messages that are sent to a remote host. The remote host has a master clock that evaluates decoded time stamped messages from the measurement devices and sends back a message with a time correction error signal relative to the master clock.
Crystal Instruments Corporation

Power over ethernet adapter with communication device and programming and using same

A wireless broadcasting device, systems including the device, and methods of programming and using the device are disclosed. The wireless broadcasting device is powered using power over ethernet and can be used to provide proximity-based capabilities to devices that otherwise do not have such functions..

Ethernet cloud radio access network fronthaul with multi-antenna synchronization

Systems and methods for communicating in an ethernet cloud radio access network are disclosed. In some implementations, a baseband unit determines a time when a plurality of remote radio heads, accessible to a user equipment, are scheduled to transmit a signal to the user equipment.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Distribution of in-flight entertainment content to portable electronic devices

Embodiments herein provide for in-flight entertainment (ife) content distribution onboard an aircraft to personal electronic devices (peds) of passengers over universal serial bus (usb). One embodiment comprises system that includes a media server disposed within the aircraft.
The Boeing Company

Apparatus and remotely testing memory-mapped devices of a system-on-chip via an ethernet interface

A chipset including one or more system-on-chips. The chipset includes a memory-mapped device, an ethernet interface, and a remote management controller.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.

Embedded mainboard for parking lot control system and parking lot control system

An embedded mainboard for a parking lot control system, includes a control chip, an ethernet power supply unit, an image data processing unit for vehicle number identification, a network interface, an image input interface signally connected with the image data processing unit, a communication unit communicating with parking lot entrance-exit equipment and a control circuit controlling the parking lot entrance-exit equipment. The control chip controls the image data processing unit to identify license plates in images received from the image input interface, and integrates the image data processing unit in the embedded mainboard.
Xi'an Irain Iot Technology Service Co., Ltd.

Service processing method, related device, and system

A service processing method, a related device, and a system are provided. The method includes receiving, by the controller, a service request, determining, by the controller, an extended service capability required by the service request, acquiring, by the controller, information about an extended service capability provided by at least one of the ethernet interface hard disks, and instructing, by the controller according to the information about the extended service capability provided by the at least one of the ethernet interface hard disks, an ethernet interface hard disk to process the service request, where the ethernet interface hard disk has the extended service capability required by the service request.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Secure network access protection using authenticated time measurement

A method and a corresponding apparatus are provided for securing access to a network, in particular a local area network. The method includes authenticating a supplicant with an authenticator using an authentication protocol.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Synchronizing out-of-sync elements in a distributed fibre channel forwarder

Techniques are provided for synchronizing, in a distributed fibre channel fabric or a distributed fcoe fabric in which fc frames are encapsulated in ethernet frames, a controlling fcoe forwarder (cfcf) with the fcoe data-plane forwarder (fdf). The operation includes entering a recovery mode at the fdf.
International Business Machines Corporation

Controller based fibre channel over ethernet (fcoe) fabric

In one embodiment, a method includes establishing at a fibre channel over ethernet (fcoe) data-plane forwarder (fdf), a connection with a controller in communication with a plurality of fdfs, processing at the fdf, control information received from the controller, and forwarding fcoe frames based on the control information. The fdf communicates with the other fdfs in an fcoe fabric and communicates with the controller through a control connection.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Ethernet signal transport method and scheduling method, and apparatus and system thereof

Embodiments of the present invention provide an ethernet signal transport method and scheduling method, and an apparatus and a system thereof. The ethernet signal transport method provided in the present invention includes: inserting, by a first network device, path monitoring information into a position that is a preset bit length away from an alignment marker am in a physical coding sublayer lane pcsl of an ethernet signal; and sending, by the first network device to at least one second network device, a signal bearing the pcsl into which the path monitoring information is inserted.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Data transmission method, data transfer device, and system

A data transmission method, a data transfer device, and a system, where the data transmission method may include receiving, by a first device using a first ethernet interface, packet data sent by a first packet handling switching (phs) network device, receiving, using a first common public radio interface (cpri) port, in-phase/quadrature (i/q) data sent by a first component, where a format of the i/q data conforms to a cpri protocol, converting, by the first device, the packet data into conversion data whose format conforms to the cpri protocol, carrying, by the first device, the conversion data and the i/q data in transmission resources on a cpri channel, and sending the conversion data and the i/q data carried in the transmission resources to a second device.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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.

Scrambling method and scrambling apparatus

In a scenario of a flexible ethernet, the number of ethernet frame streams received by an ethernet interface of a receiver and a bit width of each ethernet frame stream may need to be adjusted. A corresponding scrambling circuit is disposed for each data segment in the ethernet frame streams, so as to separately perform scrambling on each data segment, where the number of bits of each data segment is m.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Data processing method and apparatus

Embodiments of the present invention provide a data processing method and apparatus, including: receiving x data streams through x physical lanes of an ethernet interface, converting the x data streams into m data streams transmitted on m virtual lanes, and performing bandwidth adjustment on each data stream of the m data streams to obtain m first data streams; receiving y data streams through y physical lanes of the ethernet interface, converting the y data streams into n data streams transmitted on n virtual lanes, and performing bandwidth adjustment on each data stream of the n data streams to obtain n second data streams. In addition, a corresponding apparatus is further provided.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Method and system for configuring pse polarity

In one embodiment a system and method is described, the system and method including a power source equipment (pse) configured to provide a powered device (pd) with a first voltage polarity for power over ethernet (poe), the pse comprising a control module which detects an indication from the pd indicating successful power up of the pd, a pse voltage generator which continues to send poe having voltage with the first voltage polarity in response to the pd successfully powering up, the pse control module being operative to reverse the voltage polarity set by the pse to be sent to the pd from the first voltage polarity to a second voltage polarity in response to no indication from the pd, thereby indicating a failure of the pd to power up, and the pse voltage generator being operative to continue to send poe having voltage with the second voltage polarity in response to the pd successfully powering up. Related methods, systems, and apparatus are also described..
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Crc calculation method, and apparatus

A crc calculation method and apparatus are provided. According to technical solutions provided in embodiments of the present invention, a binary sequence of a first pulse includes the first packet and the second packet.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

System and supplying uninterruptible power to a poe device with active power negotiation and extended range

A system and method for supplying uninterruptible power has active power negotiation and an extended range. The system includes a housing, a power supply input, a power source equipment input, a powered device output, an alternative power supply, and a control module.
Btu Research Llc

Power over ethernet management devices and connection between ethernet devices

In one embodiment, a connection is maintained between a pair of ethernet ports that have circuitry connected in series with the ports and receiving power-over-ethernet (poe) from one of the ports, by providing a controllable bypass circuit coupled to the pair of ethernet ports in parallel with the circuitry receiving power-over-ethernet, sensing a preselected condition, and opening and closing the bypass circuit in response to the presence or absence of the preselected condition. Power sourcing equipment (pse) may supply the one of the ports with power over ethernet, and the circuitry may transports data between the pair of ethernet ports.
Accedian Networks Inc.

Method and system for providing optimized ethernet communication for vehicle

Disclosed are methods for allocating an address to an electronic control unit (ecu) on an in-vehicle ethernet network and devices therefor. A method may include allocating a first address value identifying the in-vehicle ethernet network, allocating a second address value identifying a domain corresponding to the ecu, allocating a third address value identifying a group of ecus in the allocated domain, allocating a fourth address value identifying the ecu in the group, and generating an ip address including the allocated first to fourth address values.
Hyundai Motor Company

Optimized link failure convergence for resilient ethernet protocol networks

Embodiments provide techniques for optimizing link failure convergence for resilient ethernet protocol (rep) networks. Embodiments include monitoring for link failure events within the rep environment.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Redundant ethernet automatic protection switching access to virtual private lan services

Embodiments disclosed herein provide redundant connectivity between an ethernet automatic protection switching (eaps) access network and a virtual private lan service (vpls) network. A first vpls node is provided to function as an eaps controller node.
Extreme Networks, Inc.

Ethernet data rate selection based on cable parameters

Methods and systems are disclosed which can perform cable characterization at link-up and during in-service monitoring to provide the best data throughput. In some embodiments a plurality of frequency tones may be sent across a cable to a remote system.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Power coupling circuits for single-pair ethernet with automotive applications

A circuit for power on data line (podl) injection includes a power source, a first and a second coupling component, and an interface. The power source provides one or more dc voltage levels.
Broadcom Corporation

Clock synchronization method in multi-clock domain, line card, and ethernet device

The present invention discloses a clock synchronization method in a multi-clock domain, a line card, and an ethernet device. The method includes: acquiring, by a sending line card, m clock frequency differences that are determined by a receiving line card and that are of m uplink interfaces corresponding to m downlink interfaces on the sending line card, where the m uplink interfaces are uplink interfaces on the receiving line card, and m is a positive integer; and adjusting, by the sending line card by using each clock frequency difference of the m clock frequency differences of the m uplink interfaces and based on a correspondence between the m downlink interfaces and the m uplink interfaces, a transmit clock of an interface corresponding to the clock frequency difference..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Apparatus and accessing network

Disclosed are a network access device and method for improving data transmission efficiency without replacement of a home network or additional pairing. A network access device is connected to a control server through an external wideband network and connected to at least one end point through at least one cable.
Kt Corporation

Distribution of broadcast content to controlled-environment facilities

A system for receiving satellite radio signals and/or internet content and extracting a plurality of channels from the satellite radio signals and/or internet content is disclosed. The content of the channels is converted to ip packets and streamed across an ethernet network.
Securus Technologies, Inc.

Automatic network-wide service configuration system and method

Systems and methods are disclosed including a method comprising: receiving, with a controller having a computer processor, a preservation status input from a user indicative of whether or not to preserve a virtual local area network (vlan) tag in a header of a data packet transmitted within an ethernet local area network (e-lan), the vlan tag identifying at least one of customer information and service provider information for the data packet in the e-lan, wherein the e-lan comprises network devices having physical ports and is configured to allow multiple customers use of an individual physical port; determining a scalable network-wide service configuration model having multiple predetermined rules for automatically configuring the physical ports of the network devices for the e-lan based on the preservation status input from the user; and configuring automatically, with the controller, the physical ports of the network devices using the predetermined rules of the configuration model.. .
Infinera Corp.

Network switch circuit, system and method

Data packets are received from a plurality of communication nodes within a local ethernet network, the data packets including a media access control address (“mac address”) are indicative of a destination and a data packet traffic class. Based upon the traffic class of each data packet, each of the received data packets are assigned in to one of the plurality of queues of a memory circuit.
Nxp B.v.

Fast-path transmitting data corresponding to a transport layer connection

An intelligent network interface card (inic) or communication processing device (cpd) works with a host computer for data communication. The device provides a fast-path that avoids protocol processing for most messages, greatly accelerating data transfer and offloading time-intensive processing tasks from the host cpu.
Alacritech, Inc.

Fiber-wireless simplified and flexible fttx deployment and installation

A method and system implementations thereof include receiving data from a passive optical network (pon) outside a building; wirelessly transmitting the received pon data to inside the building; and applying the received pon data to a network inside the building. The data received outside the building is from an optical line termination (olt).
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Power supply system, power sourcing equipment, and ethernet y cable

A power sourcing equipment is provided. The power sourcing equipment is connected to an ethernet cable.
Sercomm 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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