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Extending data over cable service interface specification (docsis) provisioning of ethernet passive optical network…

Extending data over cable service interface specification (docsis) provisioning of ethernet passive optical network…

Multiple electronic control unit diagnosing system and method for vehicle

Multiple electronic control unit diagnosing system and method for vehicle

Multiple electronic control unit diagnosing system and method for vehicle

Multiplexed packet local area networking using an ethernet physical layer device

Date/App# patent app List of recent Ethernet-related patents
12/11/14
20140365805
 Power over ethernet parameter storage patent thumbnailPower over ethernet parameter storage
Presented herein are techniques for storing parameter values determined by a power sourcing equipment (pse) device during a power over ethernet (poe) detection process. More specifically, in one example, a voltage is applied to an end device connected, via an ethernet cable, to a port of the pse device.
12/11/14
20140365768
 Extending data over cable service interface specification (docsis) provisioning of ethernet passive optical network (epon) (dpoe) to epon over coax (epoc) multicast key management patent thumbnailExtending data over cable service interface specification (docsis) provisioning of ethernet passive optical network (epon) (dpoe) to epon over coax (epoc) multicast key management
Disclosed herein are mechanisms to support the management of multicast keys for a multicast group comprising one or more optical line terminals (olts), one or more fiber to coax units (fcus), and a plurality of coax network units (cnus). The disclosed embodiments may support the management of multicast keys over optical and coaxial networks.
12/11/14
20140365067
 Multiple electronic control unit diagnosing system and method for vehicle patent thumbnailMultiple electronic control unit diagnosing system and method for vehicle
A multiple electronic control unit (ecu) diagnosing system and a method thereof for a vehicle by which a diagnosis time for an ecu can be shortened by using an ethernet protocol and a communication gateway. The multiple ecu diagnosing system for the vehicle applies a multiple ecu diagnosing algorithm of a one-to-n method which is more efficient than a diagnosis algorithm of a one-to-one method between diagnostic equipment.
12/11/14
20140362865
 Multiplexed packet local area networking using an ethernet physical layer device patent thumbnailMultiplexed packet local area networking using an ethernet physical layer device
Multiplexed packet local area networking using an ethernet physical layer device. In one embodiment, a network device having dual port ethernet physical layer devices can be configured to receive a packet on a first ethernet port.
12/11/14
20140362862
 Packet switching without look-up table for ethernet switches patent thumbnailPacket switching without look-up table for ethernet switches
In one embodiment, a system includes a switching processor and logic integrated with the switching processor, the logic being configured to receive a packet, wherein the packet comprises a header and a payload, determine, without using a look-up table, a destination port based on a destination address stored in the header, and send the packet to the destination port. In another embodiment, a system includes logic integrated with and/or executable by a processor, the logic being configured to create an address allocation table comprising a plurality of values, each value being associated with a plurality of ip addresses which, when an algorithm is applied thereto, result in the associated value, receive a request for an ip address from a device electrically connected to a switch, and determine a port to which the device is electrically connected to the switch based on the port on which the request is received..
12/11/14
20140362785
 Mapping via back to back ethernet switches patent thumbnailMapping via back to back ethernet switches
A base station in a fixed wireless point to multi-point communication system includes a mac processor and inner and outer ethernet switches. The inner ethernet switch communicates with the outer ethernet switch on a plurality of ports, with packets to or from each connected remote station always traveling over a single inter-switch port pair dedicated to that remote station.
12/11/14
20140362683
 Parallel operation of rstp and mrp and segmentation coupling patent thumbnailParallel operation of rstp and mrp and segmentation coupling
At least two different redundancy protocols are operated in parallel by network devices in an ethernet network. Control is determined and assigned to one of two protocols to have total control over which ports in the network devices are active and which are blocked for transmission of user data and network data network traffic while allowing all control and monitor traffic to traverse the ring of network devices.
12/11/14
20140362408
 Multi-core processor based image data rotating processing system for high-speed digital textile printer and method patent thumbnailMulti-core processor based image data rotating processing system for high-speed digital textile printer and method
The present invention discloses a multi-core processor based image data rotating processing system for high-speed digital textile printers, including a data receiving equipment, a data analysis and processing equipment, a data transmission channel and data output equipment. The present invention also discloses a multi-core processor based image data rotating processing method for high-speed printers; it aims to receive data via the ethernet interface, use numerous cores of the processor for parallel data processing, and implement data output via fpga.
12/11/14
20140361608
 Redundant power supply circuit, power over ethernet system, and method patent thumbnailRedundant power supply circuit, power over ethernet system, and method
A redundant power supply circuit includes a port detection circuit, a fixed state detection circuit, a voltage conversion circuit, and a control circuit. The port detection circuit detects and outputs a plurality of ready signals according to a plurality of power signals of a number of poe ports.
12/04/14
20140359676
 Method and system for enabling video communication via ethernet utilizing asymmetrical physical layer operations patent thumbnailMethod and system for enabling video communication via ethernet utilizing asymmetrical physical layer operations
Signals may be communicated between a video source and a video rendering device via and asymmetrical multi-rate ethernet physical layer (phy). The asymmetric multi-rate phy may support multiple rates.
12/04/14
20140359675
Address mapping in a hdmi network
A network device for a home entertainment network including a network controller configured to provide ethernet communication capability, hec, and cec, consumer electronics control, communication capability, and a database generator unit configured to generate a database containing information about a network device of the home entertainment network, and a unique identifier of the respective network device.. .
12/04/14
20140359320
Power over ethernet method, apparatus, device, and system
The application pertains to a method for an ethernet power souring equipment to provide electric power to one or more ethernet powered devices. A controlling apparatus determines a power supply mode of the ethernet power sourcing equipment, and determines high-power ethernet powered device(s) and low-power ethernet powered device(s) among the ethernet powered devices.
12/04/14
20140359180
Method for providing a generic interface and microcontroller having a generic interface
A microcontroller for a control unit, in particular for a vehicle control unit, includes a central processing unit (cpu), at least one interface-unspecific input module, at least one interface-unspecific output module, at least one routing unit and at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information. The microcontroller is configurable in such a way that the at least one interface-unspecific input module, the at least one interface-unspecific output module, the at least one routing unit and the at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information fulfill functions corresponding to one of multiple serial interfaces, in particular of spi, uart, lin, can, psi5, flexray, sent, ic2, msc or ethernet.
12/04/14
20140359179
Method for providing a generic interface and microcontroller having a generic interface
A microcontroller for a control unit, in particular for a vehicle control unit, includes a central processing unit (cpu), at least one interface-unspecific input module, at least one interface-unspecific output module, at least one routing unit and at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information. The microcontroller is configurable in such a way that the at least one interface-unspecific input module, the at least one interface-unspecific output module, the at least one routing unit and the at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information fulfill functions corresponding to one of multiple serial interfaces, in particular of spi, uart, lin, can, psi5, flexray, sent, ic2, msc or ethernet..
12/04/14
20140359178
Method for providing a generic interface and microcontroller having a generic interface
A microcontroller for a control unit or a vehicle control unit, includes a central processing unit (cpu), at least one interface-unspecific input module, at least one interface-unspecific output module, at least one routing unit and at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information. The microcontroller is configurable so that the at least one interface-unspecific input module, the at least one interface-unspecific output module, the at least one routing unit and the at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information fulfill the functions corresponding to one of multiple serial interfaces, in particular of spi, uart, lin, can, psi5, flexray, sent or ethernet.
12/04/14
20140359149
System and method for management of ethernet premise devices
A system and method for managing customer premise equipment (cpe) devices. A wake signal is issued to the cpe device.
12/04/14
20140359137
Method, apparatus, name server and system for establishing fcoe communication connection
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, an apparatus, and a system for establishing an fcoe communication connection and a name server. According to a wwn world wide name identifier of a target to be accessed, a destination mac address used to access the target to be accessed is acquired.
12/04/14
20140359097
In line network connection control device
This device is designed to be used in line, to allow gpio external control of network connectivity and data flow. A typical use for this appliance is to control video on demand traffic flows by controlling ethernet connectivity of the end service device..
12/04/14
20140355618
System and method for supporting both bulk storage and ethernet communications
The invention provides a master mmc/sd apparatus for simultaneously supporting bulk storage and ethernet communication, a slave mmc/sd apparatus for simultaneously supporting bulk storage and ethernet communication, a system composed of these two apparatuses as well as a method of operating the system. The apparatuses, system and method which simultaneously support bulk storage and ethernet communication and which are based on mmc/sd interface enable a master apparatus with mmc/sd interface to support network function while maintaining bulk storage function as well, thus greatly expanding applicable areas of such embedded terminal apparatus with the mmc/sd interface that has bulk storage function..
12/04/14
20140355516
Methods for transmitting and receiving data between a terminal and a gateway, in particular via a satellite link
A method for transmitting data between a terminal and a gateway, the data being transported by ethernet frames comprising an ethernet header and a payload, which are themselves encapsulated in lower level packets each comprising a header containing a medium access address, comprises the following steps: determining contexts common to frames whose ethernet headers have identical fields, and defining an identifier of each the context; associating all or some of the frames with the corresponding context identifiers and suppressing the fields from their ethernet headers; and introducing the context identifier of each frame for which the fields of the ethernet header have been suppressed from the header of the lower level packet encapsulating it by replacing its medium access address. A method for receiving data transmitted by means of such a method..
12/04/14
20140355165
Control unit for circuit breaker and controlling method thereof
Disclosed are a control unit for a circuit breaker capable of controlling and monitoring various types of switches such as a circuit breaker and a switchgear included in power system equipment, by being attached to the switches or by being implemented in the form of an independent module, and a controlling method thereof. The control unit for a circuit breaker, which interworks with a relay and a circuit breaker, includes: an ethernet drive configured to receive a goose message type control signal from the relay connected thereto through ethernet communication; a control module configured to operate the circuit breaker based on the goose message type control signal; and a main control unit (mcu) module configured to transmit the goose message type control signal to the control module, if the received goose message type control signal is related to the control unit..
12/04/14
20140355064
Multi-core processor based high-speed digital textile printing processing system and method
The present invention discloses a multi-core processor based high-speed digital textile printing processing system, comprising a gigabit ethernet interface, a i2c interface, a stream io interface and a multi-core processor; the multi-core processor comprises a command receiving unit, a command processing unit, a command output unit, a data receiving unit, a compressed data buffer unit, a data decompression unit, a decompressed data buffer unit and a data output unit; meanwhile, the present invention also disclosed a multi-core processor based high-speed digital textile printing processing method. The present invention is centered on high-performance multi-core processor, which aims to implement high-speed transmission of printing data from pc to printing nozzle via the gigabit ethernet and stream io interface as well as processing and transfer of printing commands via the gigabit ethernet and i2c interface.
11/27/14
20140348173
Scaling number of virtual links in a fiber channel forwarder device
At a network device that forwards packets between compute devices and virtual storage area networks using fiber channel over ethernet techniques, data is stored for a virtual fabric port of the network device identifying each of a plurality of virtual storage area networks. For each virtual storage area network, data is stored identifying each of a plurality of compute devices that are logged into the virtual storage area network via the network device.
11/27/14
20140348160
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.
11/27/14
20140348007
Method of data delivery across a network
The present invention provides a method of preserving packet ordering in a multi-path network having a plurality of network elements interconnected by network links wherein for each data packet arriving at an egress port of the multi-path network, a delivery acknowledgement is issued by the egress port and is transmitted across the network following in reverse the path taken by the data packet being acknowledged, and wherein the state of each link in the path taken by the data packet being acknowledged is updated by the acknowledgement. The present invention further provides a multi-path network for use in a bridge, switch, router, hub or the like, the multi-path network comprising a plurality of network ports; a plurality of network elements; and a plurality of network links interconnecting the network elements and the network ports for transporting data packets, each network egress port including acknowledgement means for issuing a delivery acknowledgement in response to receipt of a data packet and each network element being adapted to transmitted a delivery acknowledgment in the opposite direction along the path taken by the data packet being acknowledged and being further adapted to update the state of at least one of the network links to which it is connected in response to receipt of an acknowledgement.
11/27/14
20140347980
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.
11/20/14
20140344876
Smart touch set-top box device and smart multimedia playing system
A smart touch set-top box device comprises a touch screen, a lcd, a microprocessor, a television signal processing unit, a speaker, a wireless communication unit and an ethernet communication unit, wherein the touch screen is arranged on the front end of said lcd for detecting the touch location of a user and transmitting a touch sensing signal to said microprocessor, the microprocessor is used for converting said touch sensing signal to operational order, controlling said television signal processing unit to communicatively connect with external device by driving said wireless communication unit or ethernet communication unit, thereby realizing the synchronously play of audio and video signal on multi-screens. A smart network multimedia playing system sends wireless signal by mobile terminal to control the operation of said set-top box, thereby realizing the synchronously play of audio and video data on the own device of the set-top box and external television..
11/20/14
20140341577
Ethernet passive optical network over coaxial (epoc) system rate mechanism
An ethernet passive optical network over coaxial (epoc) system rate mechanism. A network device is provided that includes a physical layer device (phy) that is configured for coupling to a coaxial cable, a medium independent interface that facilitates data transmission at 10 gbit/s or greater, and a reconciliation sublayer that is coupled to the phy via the medium independent interface.
11/20/14
20140341220
Profinet ethernet adapter
A profinet adapter having at least one first and one second ethernet interface for coupling a subscriber to a profinet network. The profinet adapter comprises a third ethernet interface, a number of at least one application interface and a splitter.
11/20/14
20140341020
System for testing ethernet paths and links without impacting non-test traffic
A system for testing ethernet paths or links without adversely impacting non-test traffic. The system includes a test traffic generator that includes a scheduler that determines when a new test packet is generated.
11/20/14
20140341012
Resilient dual-homed data network hand-off
Systems and methods for l2 ethernet resilient hand-off include an access network configured between a first end point and a second end point, a first communication path and a second communication path for data flow between the first end point and the second end point, wherein the first communication path is active and the second communication path is inactive, and if a fault is detected in the first communication path, logic configured to activate the second communication path and perform a resilient hand-off of the data flow from the first communication path to the second communication path.. .
11/13/14
20140337559
Pass-through converged network adaptor (cna) using existing ethernet switching device
According to one embodiment, a switch system includes an external host connected via a peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) port to a switch system, the external host being configured to perform functionality of a management plane and a control plane for the switch system, the external host having a processor. In another embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith, the computer readable program code including computer readable program code configured to perform functionality of a management plane and a control plane for a switch system using a processor of an external host.
11/13/14
20140335803
Multipurpose wall outlet
A multipurpose wall outlet that provides electrical power via at least one standard electrical socket (s) and at least one usb port as well as providing a wired and wireless internet connection is disclosed. The multipurpose wall outlet has a housing in which is assembled at least one receiver for receiving a signal from a wireless data network, at least one processor for processing the signal from the wireless data network, at least one electrical socket, at least one usb port, at least one ethernet port, and a transmitter for transmitting a wireless data signal..
11/13/14
20140334822
Auto-configuration of demarcation devices in ethernet passive optical network
Systems, devices and techniques for automatically configuring a demarcation device in a communication network based on docsis provisioning over epon. A method can be implemented to include initializing a demarcation device and an optical network unit device (onu) that is connected to the demarcation device; operating the demarcation device to establish a communication with the onu and to obtain configuration information of the onu; operating the demarcation device to communicate to a back-office system in the network regarding information of the demarcation device, the information including capabilities associated with the demarcation device; operating the back-office system to generate a service configuration file and to send the generated service configuration file to the demarcation device; and operating the demarcation device to process the service configuration file from the back-office system and to update communication services provided by the onu based on the service configuration file from the back-office system..
11/13/14
20140334820
Method and system for configuring a connection-oriented packet network over a wavelength division multiplexed optical network
A network planning tool and method for configuring a connection-oriented packet network over a wdm optical network without an optical control layer, such as a sonet/sdh layer. The optical network includes a plurality of optical fibers interconnected through nodes and the connection-oriented packet network, such an ethernet network, mpls network, or pseudowire network, includes two or more terminal devices.
11/13/14
20140334816
Method, apparatus, and system for processing data on otn optical transport network
A method for processing data on an otn optical transport network is disclosed in embodiments of the present invention, including: receiving and buffering, through an ilk interface, an ethernet data frame sent by an ethernet board; encapsulating the ethernet data frame into a generic framing procedure gfp data frame; and mapping the gfp data frame to a virtual container of the otn to form an otn data frame, and transporting the otn data frame to a corresponding transparent transmission board through a cross-connect board. An apparatus and a system for processing data on an otn optical transport network are further disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention..
11/13/14
20140334498
Layer 2 packet switching without look-up table for ethernet switches
In one embodiment, a system includes at least one processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the at least one processor, the logic being configured to receive, by the at least one processor, a request to assign a media access control (mac) address to a device on a port, determine, by the at least one processor, the mac address to assign to the device based at least partially on the port, and send, by the at least one processor, a response to the request with the mac address. According to a further embodiment, the logic may be configured to create a mac address allocation table that includes a plurality of hash values, each hash value being associated with one port and a plurality of mac addresses, wherein the assigned mac address is one of the mac addresses associated with the port in the mac address allocation table..
11/13/14
20140334288
Wireless tap-off device capable of providing wireless lan service
A wireless tap-off device capable of providing a wireless lan service, which can allow a user to receive a wireless lan service anywhere in the country through a tap-off device of an existing catv network, is provided. The wireless tap-off device may include a cable modem which converts a catv signal into an ethernet signal, outputs the converted signal, converts an ethernet signal into a catv signal, and transmits the converted signal to a connector, an access point which converts an ethernet signal applied from the cable modem into a wireless signal, transmits the converted signal to a computer device through an antenna in a wireless manner, converts a wireless signal applied from the computer device into an ethernet signal, and provides the converted signal to the cable modem, a dc power supply, and a switching unit..
11/13/14
20140332250
Vehicle electrical system component for a data transmission system in a motor vehicle
A vehicle electrical system component for a data transmission system in a motor vehicle, in particular for an ethernet transmission system, having a cable with wires and a plug having wire connection contacts for contacting the wires, wherein the wires have an electrical insulation, wherein a common shielding is arranged around the wires which is enclosed by a common cable sheath, wherein the cable has at least three wires and an electrically conductive drain wire, wherein the drain wire contacts the shielding at least in sections and is contacted to a wire connection contact of the plug.. .
11/06/14
20140328589
Burst marker scheme in a communication system
An apparatus comprising a receiver configured to couple to an ethernet passive optical network over coaxial (epoc) network, and receive an upstream orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) signal comprising a plurality of ofdm resource elements (res), and a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to determine a presence of a burst marker sequence in the received signal, wherein the burst marker sequence comprises interlaced pilot symbols and null symbols, and wherein determining the presence of the burst marker sequence comprises computing a power ratio between a first set of the ofdm res and a second set of the ofdm res, and determining that the burst marker sequence is found when the computed power ratio exceeds a pre-determined threshold.. .
11/06/14
20140328171
Method for operating a communications network and network arrangement
A method for operating a communications network, in particular an ethernet network is provided. Network devices that are coupled to the network have a switch device and a control device that is coupled to the switch device, and the switch device has at least one receiving port and a sending port for sending and receiving data via the communications network.
11/06/14
20140327418
Extended current capability for power sourcing equipment
A current mirror (e.g., an n or p channel mosfet current mirror) is present in a load current delivery path. The current delivery path typically includes a network connection, e.g., for power over ethernet applications.
10/30/14
20140321478
Full channel-swap crossbar
A programmable channel-swap crossbar switch for swapping signal flow from one channel to another within an ethernet physical layer device (phy) is presented. The crossbar switch includes two or more programmed multiplexers, each multiplexer configured to receive two or more input signals and to select which one of the input signals to pass to a programmed corresponding channel, such that a first, input signal associated with a first channel can be swapped to a second channel as operating conditions necessitate.
10/30/14
20140321477
Device for selectively connecting a first item of equipment to a plurality of second items of equipment, and data processing assembly comprising such a device
A device for selective connection of at least one first piece of computer equipment to a plurality of second pieces of computer equipment. The device comprising a first ethernet port for connection to the first equipment, second ethernet ports for connection to each of the second pieces of equipment, a selector arranged to connect the first ethernet port physically and in selective manner to the second ethernet ports, and a selector control unit.
10/30/14
20140320275
Remote operation and control system for pressure filter
A remote operation and control system for a pressure filter; a plc controller in a pressure filter body is connected to the interface of a gprs-dtu communication network; the aerial of the gprs-dtu communication network is linked to a communication tower via a signal; the communication tower is connected to a ggsn communication interface and an sgsn communication interface, forming a gprs communication network; the gprs communication network is connected to the wiring port of a router; a wire connects to a firewall via the router, and enters the wiring port of a switch; an industrial ethernet is configured to connect to the wiring port of the switch. The remote operation and control system for a pressure filter achieves unattended operation on the working site of the pressure filter, thus improving the technical level of the control system..
10/23/14
20140314425
Full-duplex multi-mode fiber communication
Techniques are presented herein to facilitate higher bandwidth communications in a data center using existing multi-mode fibers and full-duplex optical communication techniques. A first device transmits to a second device a first optical signal at a first wavelength on a first optical fiber.
10/23/14
20140314418
Allocating orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (ofdma) resources in ethernet passive optical network (epon) over coaxial (epoc)
A method implemented in a fiber coaxial unit (fcu) comprising receiving a plurality of ethernet passive optical network (epon) report messages from a plurality of coaxial network units (cnus) across a coaxial network, receiving an epon gate message comprising time quanta (tq) information indicating an upstream transmission time grant for the fcu across the optical network, translating the tq based upstream transmission time grants to ofdm resource block grants in a time domain and in a frequency domain across the coaxial network for each cnu based on the configurable constants, and transmitting an epon over coaxial (epoc) gate message to each cnu, wherein each epoc gate message comprises a cnu profile indicating the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (ofdm) resource block grants for the an associated cnu and a start time.. .
10/23/14
20140314412
System and method for 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.
10/23/14
20140314092
Communication system, communication method, edge device, edge device control method, edge device control program, non-edge device, non-edge device control method, and non-edge device control program
A communication system includes an ethernet™ network and a mpls-tp network connected with each other. A communication device transmits an oam frame including frame type information showing that a frame type is an oam frame, mpls communication device identification information for identifying a communication device configuring the mpls-tp network, and process content information showing a process content.
10/23/14
20140313899
System and method of automatically configuring i-sids in gmpls controlled ethernet provider backbone bridged networks
A system and method of automatically configuring a service instance identifier (i-sid) in a generalized multiprotocol label switching (gmpls) controlled network. The method begins by identifying a specific i-sid for a specific service in the gmpls controlled network.
10/23/14
20140313042
Traceable cables
Traceable cables (e.g., networking cables, power cables, etc.). Some embodiments include a traceable power cable with a battery (e.g., that may be rechargeable from current from an external power source to which the power cable is electrically connected).
10/23/14
20140312698
Unit having a switching function for ethernet
An arrangement for a switching function unit for ethernet having a number of active components of the ethernet which are combined by a switching function unit to form a functional unit; and at least three mutually independent power supplies for supplying power to the active components, wherein a first of the at least three power supplies is a local power supply for the switching function unit, a second of the at least three power supplies is a first extraneous power supply via ethernet for the switching function unit, and a third of the at least three power supplies is a second extraneous power supply via ethernet for the switching function unit.. .
10/16/14
20140310370
Network-displaced direct storage
A network-displaced direct storage architecture transports storage commands over a network interface. In one implementation, the architecture maps, at hosts, block storage commands to remote direct memory access operations (e.g., over converged ethernet).
10/16/14
20140310354
Data transfer
A data transfer method and system includes at least one switch device (102) configured, in use, to transfer data, directly or indirectly, between a plurality of computing devices (104). The at least one switch device is configured to provide a plurality of virtual local area networks (vlan), each said vlan being configured as a virtual channel (vc) by receiving data from a said computing device designated as a sole source of data over the vc.
10/16/14
20140307762
Communication system for managing leased line network and a method thereof
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a communication system for managing leased line networks. The system comprises of a router to route data from one network to another network, and a v.35 modem configured to receive the data from the router and transmit the data to a predefined destination using internet protocol (ip) network.
10/16/14
20140307743
Method and apparatus for automated subscriber-based tdm-ip conversion
An automated conversion method and apparatus are provided to automatically detect the type of an incoming signal (e.g., sonet or ethernet signal) at a site and to encapsulate outgoing data, or not, based on that detection to facilitate conversion to new infrastructure (e.g., tdm to ethernet). The automatic detection can be achieved by alternating a search for a first or second protocol signals (e.g., a sonet signal or ethernet signal) received after a loss of signal or other similar event.
10/16/14
20140307738
Communication method, apparatus and system
Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication method, apparatus, and system, where the communication method includes: receiving a packet, encapsulating all or a part of the packet into an ethernet operation, administration and maintenance packet, and then, according to a corresponding relationship between a port that receives the packet and a corresponding maintenance entity group end point, sending the encapsulated packet to an apparatus that includes the maintenance entity group. The communication method, apparatus, and system provided by the embodiments of the present invention implement ip address-based communication and management for a device that does not have an ip address by means of port mapping and packet encapsulation..
10/16/14
20140307721
Apparatus and method for delivering public switched telephone network service and broadband internet access
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for delivering public switched telephone network (pstn), broadband internet access and private data services using transmission control protocol/internet protocol (tcp/ip) over an ethernet based transport network though a private fixed wireless network. An embodiment of the invention utilizes a class 4/5 soft switch connected to a private fixed wireless network designed and constructed to deliver near toll quality pstn, broadband internet and private data services to a subscriber.
10/16/14
20140307578
Fibre channel over ethernet support in a trill network environment
An example method for fibre channel over ethernet (fcoe) support in a transparent interconnection of lots of links (trill) network environment is provided and includes configuring at least two virtual storage area networks (sans) in a trill network environment, which includes a plurality of leaf switches and spine switches, with each leaf switch being configured as a fcoe forwarder (fcf) enabled to forward frames according to fcoe protocol, and configuring at least an edge broadcast domain and a transport broadcast domain for each virtual san at each leaf switch. The edge broadcast domain includes end device links between the leaf switch and one or more end devices, and the transport broadcast domain includes spine links between the leaf switch and the spine switches..
10/16/14
20140307555
Flow control credits for priority in lossless ethernet
In one embodiment, a system includes an initiator port adapted to receive a traffic flow having a plurality of packets and a hardware processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being adapted to classify the traffic flow into a traffic class based on at least one criteria related to the traffic flow, the traffic class being selected from a plurality of traffic classes and transmit one or more packets of the traffic flow to a target port designated by the one or more packets of the traffic flow until an amount of flow credits allocated to the target port is insufficient to service additional packets. Other systems, methods, and computer program products for providing credit-based flow control are described in more embodiments..
10/16/14
20140307554
Virtual enhanced transmission selection (vets) for lossless ethernet
In one embodiment, a system includes a hardware processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being adapted to receive a traffic flow having a plurality of packets, classify the traffic flow into a traffic class based on a characteristic of the traffic flow, the traffic class being selected from a plurality of traffic classes, store an identifier of the selected traffic class to one or more of the packets, and transmit the traffic flow according to its destination based on a priority of its selected traffic class. In more embodiments, additional systems, methods, and computer program products for prioritizing traffic flow handling are described..
10/16/14
20140306836
Advanced accessible pedestrian system for signalized traffic intersections
Pedestrian call systems with bidirectional communication between pedestrian call stations and traffic controllers are arranged so as to detect system errors. Communications can be provided over power conductors, and systems can be configured and monitored using a web browser.
10/09/14
20140304500
Authentication and initial key exchange in ethernet passive optical network over coaxial network
A method comprising generating an updated security key upon expiration of a key exchange timer, transferring the updated security key to a coaxial network unit (cnu), retaining an original key, wherein the updated security key comprises a different key identification number than the original key, accepting and decrypting upstream traffic that employs either the original key or the updated key, after transferring the updated security key to the cnu, creating a key switchover timer, before the key switchover timer expires, verify that upstream traffic transferred from the cnu on a logical link uses the updated security key, and when upstream traffic is encrypted using the updated security key, begin using the updated security key to encrypt downstream traffic and clear the key switchover timer.. .
10/09/14
20140301402
Fcoe vn_port virtualizer
An fcoe vn_port virtualizer where vf_ports are used to connect downstream to host and target vn_ports and a vn_port is used to connect upstream to further fcoe vn_port virtualizers or to an fcf. An alternate embodiment uses an ethernet fabric for an additional purpose.
10/09/14
20140301244
Method and apparatus for exchanging routing information and the establishment of connectivity across multiple network areas
Routes may be installed across multiple link state protocol controlled ethernet network areas by causing abbs to leak i-sid information advertised by bebs in a l1 network area into an l2 network area. Abbs will only leak i-sids for bebs where it is the closest abb for that beb.
10/09/14
20140301185
Handling a fault in an ethernet ring network
The present disclosure relates to a fault handling method for a communication network that comprises a plurality of intersecting ethernet rings including at least a first ethernet ring having a first master node and a first transit node and a second ethernet ring having a second master node and a second transit node, the first ethernet ring and the second ethernet ring intersecting at a first shared link connecting at least a first shared node and a second shared node shared between the first ethernet ring and the second ethernet ring, the method comprising a ring-extension process including the second master node joining the first ethernet ring as a transit node upon determination of a fault in the first shared link, and the second master node sending a ring extend message to notify the second transit node to join the first ethernet ring as a transit node of the first ethernet ring.. .
10/02/14
20140298467
Automated sniffer apparatus and method for monitoring computer systems for unauthorized access
An apparatus for wireless communication including an automated intrusion detection process is provided. The apparatus has a portable housing, which may have a length no greater than 1 meter, a width no greater than 1 meter, and a height of no greater than 1 meter.
10/02/14
20140294133
Low-cost port synchronization method in multiport ethernet devices
A method for frequency synchronization of a multiport device may include recovering a clock frequency of a master port of a first device that is linked to the multiport device at a slave port of the multiport device. A clock frequency of the slave port may be locked to the recovered-clock frequency of the master port of the first device.
10/02/14
20140293936
Method, device and system for accessing wireless local area network, wireless station, and wireless access point
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, a device and a system for accessing a wireless local area network, a wireless station, and a wireless access point. In the present invention, a wireless station bridge sets a virtual interface mac address for an ethernet device, so that the ethernet device connected to the wireless station bridge has a corresponding mac address in a wireless local area network, and therefore, the ethernet device can access the wireless local area network by using a bridging function of the wireless station bridge..
10/02/14
20140293791
Ethernet differentiated services conditioning
A network includes an edge node configured to define the per-hop behaviors using a set of bits in an ethernet header of a frame and a core node configured to receive the frame and to forward the frame according to the per-hop-behaviors. The network can also include a defined set of differentiated service classes, each differentiated service class associated with the set of per-hop behaviors, indicated in the set of priority bits.
10/02/14
20140293774
Ring protection state aware bandwidth adaptation
For performing link adaptation in an ethernet ring protection system, a link management controller (180) determines a ring protection state of an ethernet protection ring. Further, the link management controller (180) adapts bandwidth of a link (25) of the ethernet protection ring.
10/02/14
20140293771
Network relay device
In a chassis-type network relay device, fault tolerance for the continuity monitoring function of ethernet (registered trademark) oam is improved. A first management card and a second management card serving as a main management card and a backup management card have continuity monitoring units which generate monitoring frames for checking continuity between devices and transmit the monitoring frames to a given line card, respectively.
10/02/14
20140293132
Video clone for a display matrix
Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for providing a video clone to a display matrix. Providing a video clone to a display matrix can include utilizing a computing device to transfer video images via ethernet to a network interface controller (nic) device 602.


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