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 Methods and apparatuses for providing quality of service dependent services to mobile clients in multiple backhaul environments patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for providing quality of service dependent services to mobile clients in multiple backhaul environments
In one aspect, wireless communications may be provided by routing packets from a wireless communication device to a wide area network via a first network, wherein the packets comprise data for a first service and a second service. Upon determining that a second network is assigned as a default network, data for the first service and the second service may be selectively assigned the to the first network or the second network based at least in part upon whether the second network is assigned as the default network and further based at least in part on a quality of service requirement of the first service and the second service respectively.
Qualcomm Incorporated


 Vehicle vision system utilizing camera synchronization patent thumbnailVehicle vision system utilizing camera synchronization
A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle and being operable to capture frames of image data. Image data captured by each of the first camera is provided to an ecu via a respective ethernet link from the respective camera to the ecu.
Magna Electronics Inc.


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


 Operation  communication node in network patent thumbnailOperation communication node in network
An operation method of a communication node in an ethernet-based vehicle network includes: transmitting a first frame advertising a presence of a data unit to be transmitted; receiving a second frame indicating that preparation for receiving the data unit is completed; and transmitting a third frame including the data unit using a static bandwidth which is reserved through an exchange of the first frame and the second frame.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


 Redirection ip packet through switch fabric patent thumbnailRedirection ip packet through switch fabric
A method for redirecting internet protocol (ip) packets from a packet redirect source to a packet redirect destination through a switch fabric of ethernet switches is disclosed. At the packet redirect source, the topological location and the identifier of the packet redirect destination are put in a first set of bits and a second set of bits of the destination media access control (mac) address field of the packet to be redirected.
Luxar Tech, Inc.


 Carrier grade ethernet layer 2 over layer 3 satellite backbones (l2ol3sb) patent thumbnailCarrier grade ethernet layer 2 over layer 3 satellite backbones (l2ol3sb)
An apparatus is disclosed for delivering layer-2 services over a layer-3 network. The apparatus includes a layer-2 module for transmitting and receiving layer-2 packets over a first communication network, and a layer-3 module for converting the layer-2 packet into a format that can be transmitted over a conventional layer-3 network.
Hughes Network Systems, Llc


 Interconnecting an overlay management control network (omcn) to a non-omcn patent thumbnailInterconnecting an overlay management control network (omcn) to a non-omcn
A method implemented in a boundary device located in a first network, the method comprises receiving a first frame from a first node located in a second network, detecting a format of the first frame, wherein the format is compatible with the first node, but is incompatible with a second node located in the first network, converting the first frame to a second frame, wherein the second frame is in a second format that is compatible with the second node, but is incompatible with the first node, and transmitting the second frame towards the second node. A method comprises receiving an overlay management control network (omcn) frame from a source node located in an omcn, converting the omcn frame to an ethernet frame so that the converting is transparent to a non-omcn, and transmitting the ethernet frame towards a destination node located in the non-omcn..
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


 Ethernet and ofdm multiplexing on utp cable patent thumbnailEthernet and ofdm multiplexing on utp cable
Systems, devices, and techniques relating to network upgrade and protocol selection in wireline communication networks are described. A described network device includes ports to connect with destination devices over wireline transmission mediums, wireline transmission mediums respectively comprising at least one pair of wires for transmitting and receiving data; a packet processor configured to forward packets to and from the ports; first transceiver circuitry configured to communicate using an ethernet protocol over at least a portion of the wireline transmission mediums; second transceiver circuitry configured to communicate using an ofdm broadband protocol over at least a portion of the wireline transmission mediums; and a controller.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


 Systems for enhancing boardroom tables to include usb type-c power and connectivity functionality patent thumbnailSystems for enhancing boardroom tables to include usb type-c power and connectivity functionality
Boardroom table systems are provided that include a plurality of usb type-c receptacles that can provide power and/or data transfer functionality to one or more devices attached thereto. Power transferred by the boardroom table system may be managed by usb power delivery, and may come from a source of wall power, or from a device coupled to one of the usb type-c receptacles.
Icron Technologies Corporation


 Enhanced mobility management patent thumbnailEnhanced mobility management
A mobile network component comprises a mobile management entity, mme, a software defined network controller, sdnc. The sdnc is configured to link to mme so as to establish directly ethernet, mpls or gre based internet protocol with mobile qos priorities mapped into ethernet, mpls or gre transport priorities, ip, communications between evolved node b, enb, sdn switch, and internet..
Aalto-korkeakoulusaatio


Systems 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.

Turn on method without power interruption redundant power over ethernet systems

Disclosed examples include redundant power over ethernet (poe) systems, powered device (pd) controllers and methods in which a first pd controller sends a signal to indicate to the other pd controllers that the first pd controller is powered, and a second pd controller newly connected or reconnected to a corresponding power sourcing equipment (pse) refrains from turning off a shared dc-dc converter, and the second pd controller waits to allow an inrush current delay of the corresponding pse to complete before allowing current flow between the dc-dc converter and the corresponding pse, and the second pd controller selectively provides a signal to request an application circuit powered by the dc-dc converter to temporarily reduce its power consumption below a predetermined value if the corresponding pse is configured to provide no more than the predetermined value of power.. .
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Coupler for power line communication and power-over-ethernet

A coupler is provided. The coupler includes a power line, a plc-to-ethernet converter, a first transformer, and a power sourcing circuit.
The Boeing Company

Combined amplitude-time and phase modulation

A method for multi-dimensional modulation of a network protocol including control data and payload data. The method includes encoding a first sine wave with the control data; encoding a second sine wave with the payload data; and summing the first and second sine waves to generate a compound sine wave.
Quantumsine Acquisitions Inc.

Implementation for vlan to access vf network, and fcf

Provided are an implementation method and device for a virtual local area network (vlan) to access a visual fabric (vf) network, and a fibre channel over ethernet forwarder (fcf). The method includes that: a vf network and corresponding relationships between the vf network and plurality of vlans needing to access are configured according to a preset rule; and the plurality of vlans are associated to the same vf network according to the configured corresponding relationships, wherein terminals in different vlans are allowed to perform data intercommunication..
Zte Corporation

Reduction of silicon area for ethernet pfc protocol implementation in queue based network processors

In a pipelined network processor, a first stage in the pipeline is responsive to receipt of a pause indication from a third stage. The pause indication is associated with one of a plurality of ports and priority classes of frames advancing through the pipeline.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Apparatus and detecting ethernet frame

Disclosed embodiments relate to an apparatus and method for detecting ethernet frames. In some embodiments, an ethernet detecting circuit included in the apparatus for detecting ethernet frames includes a received byte counter configured to calculate a byte count value of received data, a mask and pattern storage unit configured to calculate mask data and comparison data comprising a pattern of a frame, based on the calculated byte count value, a comparator configured to determine whether the received data corresponds to target data to be detected, based on the calculated mask data and comparison data, and a detection signal generator configured to output a detection signal corresponding to a result of the determination..
Lsis Co., Ltd.

Network camera system and network camera thereof

A network camera system includes a transmitting device, a network camera, and a shunt device. The transmitting device provides a network power, receives an ethernet signal and includes a power transforming unit for transforming an external power into the network power and a signal transforming unit for transforming the ethernet signal into an xdsl signal.
Vivotek Inc.

Built-in ethernet switch design for rtu redundant system

A system includes a remote terminal unit (rtu) controller module. Each rtu controller module comprises a controller board configured to couple to a carrier board that includes first and second ethernet ports.
Honeywell International Inc.

Transparent auto-negotiation of ethernet

A system for negotiating ethernet link settings between interconnected nodes in a network having an ethernet protocol stack that includes a pcs sub-layer with an auto-negotiation function. The system comprises connecting an intermediate device coupled between two network nodes via optical or copper interfaces, with the link settings between each node and the connected intermediate device being the same, thereby bypassing the auto-negotiation of the pcs sub-layer in the intermediate device.
Accedian Networks Inc.

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, L.p.

System apparatus and device for facilitating network edge device backup and methods of operation thereof

Disclosed is a system apparatus and device for facilitating the backup of network edge devices, such as video cameras, and methods of operation thereof. A monitoring circuit(s) may detect inoperable electrical power condition(s) (iepc) on the power-line of a network edge device.

Highly efficient inverse multiplexing in an ethernet access network

An ethernet access network system for inverse multiplexing can comprise a reconciliation sublayer (rs) transmitter and an rs receiver. The rs transmitter can be configured to retrieve an llid from a data stream; determine bonded channel connections at an onu corresponding to the llid, wherein each bonded channel connection is coupled to a fifo buffer of a plurality of fifo buffers; route one or more packets of the data stream to a first fifo buffer of the plurality of fifo buffers in response to the first fifo buffer having a lowest fill rate; and transmit the one or more packets across the bonded channel connections.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Ethermark/ip marking system

The invention is a system that facilitates integration of laser or dot peen marking systems into factory automation networks using the standard ethernet/ip protocol. Built-in support for the eip protocol greatly simplifies the plc programming task, and lowers the cost of integrating the marking system into factory operations..
Mecco Partners, Llc

Multi-network mirroring systems and methods

A system and method for displaying information from multiple remote computing devices on an interactive display by receiving a first set of information from a first remote computing device that is connected to a first local area network via a first network communication device such as via ethernet. A second set of information is received from a second remote computing device that is connected to a second local area network via a second network communication device such as wi-fi.
Promethean Limited

Network interface card having embedded virtual router

A high-performance, scalable and drop-free data center switch fabric and infrastructure is described. The data center switch fabric may leverage low cost, off-the-shelf packet-based switching components (e.g., ip over ethernet (ipoe)) and overlay forwarding technologies rather than proprietary switch fabric.
Juniper Networks, Inc.

Apparatus and system for automatically rebooting an electronically powered device via power over ethernet

An apparatus for remotely rebooting an electronic device may have an first port adapted to interface with a first communications line capable of transmitting and receiving both data and power, an second port adapted to interface with a second communications line capable of transmitting and receiving both data and power, at least two status light emitting diodes, and at least one power port capable of receiving power from an external power supply module. The apparatus uses an auto-ping, traffic monitor, and heartbeat methodology to manage the operable state of a pse, pd, or ethernet traffic.
Dataprobe Inc

Overvoltage and surge protection in a power over ethernet device

In some embodiments, powered devices, circuits, and methods are disclosed that may include biasing a hot swap switch to couple a capacitor of a dc-dc converter to negative supply node when an input voltage exceeds a threshold and biasing a telephony switch to couple a positive supply node to a negative supply node when the input voltage exceeds the threshold. Further, the method may further include deactivating the hot swap switch after a period of time, and continuing to bias the telephony switch..
Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Multiband ethernet over coax system

Described herein are apparatuses and methods for providing communication in multiple frequencies in a multiband ethernet over coax (eoc) system. An exemplary apparatus comprises a transceiver for transmitting or receiving a first data packet on a first channel associated with a first frequency, and a transmitter for transmitting a second data packet on at least one second channel associated with at least one second frequency..
Qualcomm Incorporated

System, two-way transport of data over a single fiber strand

The systems, apparatuses and methods of the present invention set forth improvements to the problems of the current pairing or duplex paradigm, resulting in a dramatic increase in fiber transmission efficiency, accomplished explicitly by restructuring presently-aligned c-band wavelengths into innovative dwdm transmit and receive formats, and through implementing photonic-wave changes, which directs ethernet data flow onto new path adaptations. These improvements could reduce line haul expenses significantly, believed to reach a projected 50% less requirement/deployment of fiber strands.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

Systems 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.

Standby powering for power over ethernet

A respective electronically controlled switch is provided in series with the output of each pd. A control circuit having a timer functionality is further provided, with the electronically controlled switches responsive to the control circuit.
Microsemi Corp - Analog Mixed Signal Group, Ltd.

Power over ethernet powered device configured for low duty-cycle operation

In some embodiments, a powered device includes a powered device circuit, which may include a maintain power signature (mps) circuit configured to compare a sense current to a reference current. In a first mode, the mps circuit may be configured to automatically generate an mps signal when the sense current is less than the reference current..
Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Use of link layer discovery protocol-media endpoint discovery to avoid false legacy powered device detection in power over ethernet systems and networks

Described herein are systems, devices, techniques and products for minimizing disruption to network systems due to false detection of a power over ethernet (poe) power sourcing equipment (pse) as a powered device (pd). The disclosed systems, devices, techniques and products provide a way for a pse to identify itself and avoid being detected as a legacy pd.
Aruba Networks, Inc.

Flexible ethernet chip-to-chip inteface systems and methods

A chip-to-chip (c2c) interface utilizing flexible ethernet (flexe) includes circuitry configured to provide a packet interface on a single card or over backplane/fabric links between two devices, wherein the circuitry comprises flow control and channelization for the flexe. Each of the two devices can include any of a network processor (npu), a fabric interface card (fic), a framer, and a mapper.
Ciena Corporation

Flexible ethernet client multi-service and timing transparency systems and methods

A node configured to support multi-service with flexible ethernet (flexe) includes circuitry configured to receive a client signal, wherein the client signal is different from a flexe client; and circuitry configured to map the client signal into a flexe shim. A method, implemented in a node, for supporting multi-service with flexible ethernet (flexe) includes receiving a client signal, wherein the client signal is different from a flexe client; and mapping the client signal into a flexe shim..
Ciena Corporation

Network controlling method and network controller

A network controlling method and a network controller are provided. The network controlling method includes the following steps.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Flexible ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance systems and methods

A node configured to support a flexible ethernet (flexe) client service in a network includes circuitry configured to receive a flexe client; and circuitry configured to at least one of monitor and update one or more operations, administration, and maintenance (oam) fields in flexe overhead, wherein the oam fields cover a single client path along many network segments (sections) for the flexe client. A method, implemented in a node, for supporting a flexible ethernet (flexe) client service in a network includes receiving a flexe client; and at least one of monitoring and updating one or more operations, administration, and maintenance (oam) fields in flexe overhead, wherein the oam fields cover a single client path along many network segments (sections) for the flexe client..
Ciena Corporation

Flexible ethernet switching systems and methods

A flexible ethernet (flexe) switch system configured to switch a flexe client service includes interface circuitry configured to ingress and egress a plurality of flexe clients; and switch circuitry configured to switch portions of the flexe clients based on 64b/66b block boundaries between the interface circuitry. A node configured to switch a flexible ethernet (flexe) client service in a network includes one or more line cards configured to ingress and egress a plurality of flexe clients; and one or more switch fabrics configured to switch portions of the flexe clients based on 64b/66b block boundaries between the one or more line cards..
Ciena Corporation

Inductive devices with splits and methods of making and using the same

Methods and apparatus for providing enhanced coupled inductive devices. In one embodiment, an inductive device is disclosed that is suitable in ethernet applications with data speeds exceeding one (1) gbps.
Pulse Electronics, Inc.

Automated provisioning of managed services in a wi-fi capable client device

Methods and apparatus for deploying and configuring wifi capable devices are described. A wifi capable device such as security camera, temperature monitor and/or other device intended for use with a home network including a gateway device is preconfigured with wifi network connection information, e.g., a network identifier such as a first ssid corresponding to a first wifi lan network used to supply configuration information.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Location-based prefetch and participant-based prefetch

To reduce the mobile data usage, information associated with scheduled future events is prefetched via an inexpensive mass-data transfer link (e.g., wi-fi, ethernet, or off-peak mobile broadband) and does not need to be fetched via an expensive mobile communication link (e.g., mobile broadband) during normal usage. Location-based prefetch and participant-based prefetch can leverage the existing infrastructures of location-based services (lbs) and social networking services (sns)..
Chengdu Haicun Ip Technology Llc

Method and multicast implementation in a network

Interest in multicast group membership may be advertised via a routing system on an ethernet network along with an indication of an algorithm to be used by the nodes on the network to calculate the distribution tree or trees for the multicast. Each node, upon receipt of the advertisement, will determine the algorithm that is to be used to produce the multicast tree and will use the algorithm to calculate whether it is on a path between nodes advertising common interest in the multicast.
Ciena Corporation

In-line network tap

An in-line network tap includes a network tap chip that is configured to analyze or otherwise process data packets as the data packets are transmitted within a network. The network tap chip can be embedded within a communication cable, such as an ethernet or usb cable, either within the flexible cable portion of the cable or within a connector on either end of the communication cable.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Distributed ccap cable modem termination system

Distributed cmts device for a hfc catv network serving multiple neighborhoods by multiple individual cables, in which at least some and often all of the qam modulators that provide data for the individual cables are remote qam modulators ideally located at the fiber nodes. A ccap set of ip/on-demand data is transmitted to the nodes using an optical fiber, often using digital protocols such as ethernet protocols.
Gainspeed, Inc.

Vehicular intra network apparatus and client-host operation

A networking apparatus couples a plurality of vehicle nodes to improve bandwidth, security, and subsystem independence. The networking apparatus couples a plurality of thin client units to a single virtualized master control unit container host.

Fast convergence for failures of large scale virtual ethernet segments in evpn and pbb-evpn

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for fast convergence for virtual ethernet segments in evpn and pbb-evpn networks are disclosed. A first provider edge (pe) device can receive one or more advertising messages corresponding to one or more virtual ethernet segments, wherein each of the one or more advertising messages can include a port identifier.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Supporting power management on power-over-ethernet (poe) enabled ports

Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for controlling power delivery in a power sourcing equipment. In embodiments, a power sourcing equipment that has a higher demand for power that it can provide supplies power according to priorities assigned to the attached devices.
Dell Products L.p.

Network security module for ethernet-receiving industrial control devices

A high-speed security device for network connected industrial controls provides hybrid processing in tandem hardware and software security components. The software security component establishes state-less data identifying each packet that requires high-speed processing and loads a data table in the hardware component.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

128 gigabit fibre channel physical architecture

The pcs and fec layers are combined into a single layer and the number of lanes is set at four lanes. The combination allows removal of many modules as compared to a serial arrangement of a pcs layer and an fec layer.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Traffic class arbitration based on priority and bandwidth allocation

This disclosure describes systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for enhanced network communication for use in higher performance applications including storage, high performance computing (hpc) and ethernet-based fabric interconnects. In some embodiments, a network controller may include a transmitter circuit configured to transmit packets on a plurality of virtual lanes (vls), the vls associated with a defined vl priority and an allocated share of network bandwidth.

Load distribution architecture for processing tunnelled internet protocol traffic

A device receives ethernet based tunnelled internet protocol (ip) traffic transmitted from a first network node towards a second network node of an ip communications network. The ethernet based tunnelled ip traffic comprises an ethernet based tunnelled ip packet that comprises a header and a payload.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Active report of event and data

An electronic device in an industrial control system may be connected as a network device, such as via ethernet/ip. The device may be configured to provide an “unconnected” message notification (or “active report”) when the device detects an enumerated condition, such as an error or deviation.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.



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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