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System and method for automatic configuration and management of home network devices

System and method for network selection

Wireless communication system utilizing enhanced air-interface

Date/App# patent app List of recent Local Area Network-related patents
07/17/14
20140201733
 Scalable network overlay virtualization using conventional virtual switches patent thumbnailScalable network overlay virtualization using conventional virtual switches
In one embodiment, a system includes a server running a virtualization platform, the virtualization platform including logic adapted for creating one or more virtual machines (vms) and logic adapted for managing a virtual switch (vswitch), a controller in communication with the server, the controller including logic adapted for assigning a media access control (mac) address and a virtual local area network (vlan) identifier (id) to each of the one or more vms, wherein a specific tenant to which the one or more vms belongs is indicated using a tenant id derived from the vlan id, the mac address, or a combination thereof. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are also described according to more embodiments..
07/17/14
20140201340
 System and method for automatic configuration and management of home network devices patent thumbnailSystem and method for automatic configuration and management of home network devices
Embodiments of a method and system for automatically installing and managing consumer devices in a home network environment are described. A system implements automated configuration and maintenance of devices and their peripherals that connect to the home network, in particular the establishment of a distributed system that serves as a service platform which facilitates automated discovery and initial and ongoing deployment of a home networks and the devices that may interact with or connect to their network automatically or through manual means.
07/17/14
20140200000
 System and method for network selection patent thumbnailSystem and method for network selection
Embodiments are provided for supporting network selection for wireless networks and network service providers/operators. The embodiments include procedures that integrate wireless network and service provider/operator selection policies and methods.
07/17/14
20140199996
 Wireless communication system utilizing enhanced air-interface patent thumbnailWireless communication system utilizing enhanced air-interface
In a long term evolution (lte) environment, the lte network can coordinate with a subscribing user equipment to manage offloading to a wireless local area network (wlan) access point or other base station. In doing so, the serving base station on the lte network can acquire device capabilities of the user equipment and provide configuration details to the user equipment based on those capabilities.
07/17/14
20140198802
 Method to selectively add priority tagging to network traffic patent thumbnailMethod to selectively add priority tagging to network traffic
A gateway device communicates with a client device on a local area network. The gateway device receives a dynamic host configuration protocol (dhcp) request from the client device; wherein the dhcp request includes information indicating whether, or not, the client device supports quality of service (qos) treatment; and if the client device supports qos treatment, the gateway device sends packets destined for the client device with qos priority tagging information; and if the client device does not support qos treatment, the gateway device sends packets destined for the client device without qos priority tagging information..
07/17/14
20140198795
 Metro ethernet network with scaled broadcast and service instance domains patent thumbnailMetro ethernet network with scaled broadcast and service instance domains
A method of operation for a provider edge device of a core network includes receiving a customer frame from an access network; the customer frame having a first virtual local area network (vlan) tag of a first predetermined bit length. The first vlan tag including a service instance identifier.
07/17/14
20140198784
 Wireless transmission device and wireless transmission method patent thumbnailWireless transmission device and wireless transmission method
A wireless transmission device includes a wireless reception unit which receives and demodulates a wireless frame in which a local area network (lan) signal including a timing packet and an error detection code are multiplexed and converted into a high-frequency wireless output signal from a wireless transmission path, separates the lan signal from the demodulated wireless frame, and calculates a wireless frame error rate by detecting a signal error of the wireless frame from the error detection code within the wireless frame, and a holdover switching unit which switches an operation mode from a timing reproduction mode in which a clock and a timing pulse are output based on a cycle and a phase reproduced from a timing packet included in the lan signal to a holdover mode in which a clock and a timing pulse are output based on a cycle and a phase saved at a normal time when the wireless frame error rate calculated by the wireless reception unit is greater than a first threshold value.. .
07/17/14
20140198702
 Method and system for enabling multicast distribution of mobile device update data patent thumbnailMethod and system for enabling multicast distribution of mobile device update data
An approach for enabling load efficient delivery of updates and other content to mobile devices is described. A device management platform determines to communicate with a mobile device configured to operate over a cellular network and a local area network, wherein the local area network includes a customer premise gateway.
07/17/14
20140198698
 System and method for filtering broadcast messages received over a wireless local area network patent thumbnailSystem and method for filtering broadcast messages received over a wireless local area network
A user device configured to communicate with a remote device via a wireless access point (wap) listens on one or more active ports for data sent by the wap while in a sleep mode. Upon receiving data, the user device identifies the port over which it received the data and determines whether that port is on a list of active ports.
07/10/14
20140195934
 Automated discovery and switch of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of a networked media device through an operating system of the mobile device patent thumbnailAutomated discovery and switch of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of a networked media device through an operating system of the mobile device
A method, apparatus and/or system related to automated discovery and switch of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of a networked media device through an operating system of the mobile device is disclosed. In one aspect, a method of a mobile device includes accessing a multicast capability of an operating system responsive to a user interacting with an indicator on a menu bar of an operating system of the mobile device, determining if there is a pairable application locally stored on a networked media device that is compatible with the operating system on the mobile device when a multicast message is broadcast from the operating system to the networked media device communicatively coupled to the mobile device through a local area network, and communicating a mirror sequence from the operating system to the pairable application..
07/10/14
20140195806
Secure communication method
A first computing device receives over a telecommunications network from a second computing device a verification message encrypted using a public key. The verification message is generated by the second computing device when initiating a call to the first computing device.
07/10/14
20140195649
Automatic detection of a similar application stored on a networked media device through a multicast capability of an operating system accessed through an application of a mobile device
A method, apparatus and/or system related to automatic detection of a similar application stored on a networked media device through a multicast capability of an operating system of a mobile device. In one embodiment, a method of a mobile device includes accessing a multicast capability of an operating system through an application of the mobile device, determining if there is a similar application locally stored on a networked media device to the application on the mobile device when a multicast message is broadcast to the networked media device communicatively coupled to the mobile device through a local area network, and automatically launching the similar application on the networked media device based on a communication of the multicast message from the mobile device to the networked media device..
07/10/14
20140195639
System, method, and apparatus for communicating data
A system includes first and second hubs. The first hub is configured to communicate data with a medical device through a local area network and package the data into at least one application-layer packet.
07/10/14
20140195584
Communication dongle physically coupled with a media device to automatically discover and launch an application on the media device and to enable switching of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of the media device through an operating system of the mobile device sharing a local area network with the communication dongle
A system, apparatus and method related to a communication dongle physically coupled with a media device to automatically discover and launch an application on the media device and to enable switching of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of the media device through an operating system of the mobile device sharing a local area network with the communication dongle is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a mobile device to access a multicast capability of an operating system responsive to a user interacting with an selector on a header bar of a browser application of the mobile device and/or an indicator on a menu bar of the operating system of the mobile device, a media device, and a communication dongle that communicatively couples the mobile device with the media device through a local area network that is commonly shared between the mobile device and/or the communication dongle..
07/10/14
20140195349
Method and system for distributing targeted advertising and intuitive wayfinding
The present invention is a method for displaying messaging, wayfinding and advertising on interactive kiosks and digital wireless communication devices including handheld portable devices within a wireless local area network (wlan) or through the internet. The information is stored in databases connected to the internet that include maps of shopping centers or malls, data regarding user profiles, product categories and product brands which provide users the ability to search the database and interact with the maps and point-of-purchase advertising.
07/10/14
20140194100
Enabling a wireless communication device to swtich from one local network to a separate wide area network for a high priority multicast group communication
The disclosure is related to group communications over multimedia broadcast/multicast services (mbms). An aspect determines whether a number of one or more user devices in an mbms coverage area participating in a group call is less than a threshold, and delivers a media stream for the group call to a user device of the one or more user devices over a wireless local area network (wlan) to which the user device is connected based on the number of the one or more user devices in the mbms coverage area being less than the threshold..
07/10/14
20140192794
Methods and apparatus to register with external networks in wireless network environments
Example methods and apparatus to register a device at a wireless local area network are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves receiving a registration request from the device, and sending a response to the device in response to the registration request, the response including one or more registration plans associated with registering the device for network access via the wireless local area network.
07/10/14
20140192788
Multi-radio controller and methods for preventing interference between co-located transceivers
Embodiments of a multi-radio controller and methods for preventing interference between co-located transceivers are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the multi-radio controller operates within a multi-radio device and is configured to cause a wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver to transmit a triggering frame after an active period of a wireless wide-area network (wwan) transceiver.
07/10/14
20140192658
Dynamic selection of positioning system and display map
Systems, apparatus and methods for determining whether to use an indoor map or an outdoor map based on local area network (lan) signals from access points (aps) are disclosed. If only weak ap signals belonging to a location content identifier (lci) are received, prior art systems display an indoor map associated with the lci.
07/10/14
20140192642
Mobile device with cellular-wlan offlaod using passive load sensing of wlan
Apparatus and methods are provided for switching between a wireless local area network (lan) and a cellular network for a user equipment's (ue) data communication by passively sensing the load on the wireless lan. A method is disclosed that includes detecting an access point associated with a wireless lan and receiving packets that are transmitted by other devices that are using the wireless lan.
07/03/14
20140189732
Targeted television advertising based on profiles linked to multiple online devices
A profile provider: (i) associates a primary online device (od1) with a set-top box (stb); (ii) a location of od1 at some point in time is estimated to be “near” the stb, thereby establishing a stb proxy location; (iii) one or more secondary online devices (od2s) are observed to be located “near” the stb proxy location and are associated with the stb; and (iv) a television advertisement is selected to be directed to the stb, which selection is based at least in part on profile information linked to one of the associated od2s. The method can be particularly advantageous in situations wherein: the stb is not connected to any computer network; the stb is not ever connected to the same local area network as od1 or od2; or television service (used by the stb) and online access (used by od1 and od2s) are provided by different service providers..
07/03/14
20140189035
Virtual desktop infrastructure (vdi) login acceleration
The time required to login to a remote or virtual desktop can be reduced by caching image data in a persistent memory location in-between remote desktop sessions. For instance, image data related to an image displayed on a client device during a first virtual desktop session may be cached after terminating the first virtual desktop session.
07/03/14
20140188982
Virtual desktop infrastructure (vdi) login acceleration
The time required to login to a remote or virtual desktop can be reduced by caching image data in a persistent memory location in-between remote desktop sessions. For instance, image data related to an image displayed on a client device during a first virtual desktop session may be cached after terminating the first virtual desktop session.
07/03/14
20140188568
Recommending an operating characteristic of a merchant
Recommending operating characteristics of merchants. Obtaining a location of mobile computing devices within areas referenced to a location of a merchant.
07/03/14
20140187174
Smart antenna platform for indoor wireless local area networks
An apparatus comprising a first dipole antenna, a beamforming antenna array (bfaa), a first switch coupled to the dipole antenna, a second switch coupled to the bfaa, and a processor coupled to the first switch and the second switch, wherein the processor is configured to select between a multi-input, multi-output (mimo) antenna configuration and a beamforming configuration by setting the states of the first switch and the second switch.. .
07/03/14
20140185605
Method and apparatus for reducing channel scanning time by sharing channel information in wireless local area network (wlan)
A method and apparatus for scanning a channel in a wireless local area network (wlan) system may be disclosed including, extracting at least one target channel from among a plurality of channels present in at least one frequency band, based on channel scanning record information, generating a basic service set (bss) existing information element (ie) including at least one bss existing channel bitmap indicating information associated with a channel in which at least one access point (ap) exists, based on channel information received from at least one neighboring station (sta), determining a scanning rank of the at least one target channel, using the bss existing channel ie, and identifying a target ap through scanning the at least one target channel, based on the scanning rank.. .
07/03/14
20140185603
Systems and methods for accessing a network
System and method embodiments are provided for accessing a wireless network. The embodiments enable establishing and releasing session resources in a wireless local area network (wlan) corresponding to packet data network (pdn) connections in a 3 gpp enhanced packet core (epc).
07/03/14
20140185600
Mobile router capable of automatically detecting network connection mode and performing network connection setting, and method thereof
The present invention is to provide a mobile router, which can connect with a network transmission device capable of wired or wireless networking (e.g., a modem provided by a network service provider, a wireless lan access point, or a mobile communication access point) in a corresponding one of at least three network connection modes based on a wired ethernet, a wireless local area network and a wireless wide area network, so as to transmit a network packet from a terminal device (e.g., a desktop computer, a laptop computer, or a mobile phone) to the internet or vice versa through the network transmission device. The mobile router can automatically detect an applicable network connection mode and automatically apply network connection settings stored in a corresponding profile.
07/03/14
20140185580
Integrated wireless local area network for spectrum sharing
A wireless communication system includes a database that holds spectral usage and availability information, an access point that operates to provide wireless services from a plurality of service operators and a gateway that receives a wireless spectrum allocation request from a service operator, determines spectrum availability by consulting the database, responds to the service operator with a grant or a denial based on the determined spectrum availability, and controls the access point to provide wireless service according to the response to the service operator.. .
07/03/14
20140185443
Data optimization technique for the exchange of data at the edge of a wireless local area network
An apparatus for the transmission of management and/or control traffic in a network, comprising a memory configured to store a first record of management and/or control data from a previous interval, and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor is configured to retrieve the first record, receive a second record of the network management and/or control data for a current interval, and generate a differential of the first and second records.. .
06/26/14
20140181948
Authenticating using cloud authentication
An authentication mechanism in a local area network may use a cloud authentication mechanism to allow or deny authentication requests. A user may gain access within a local area network by entering a cloud identification and password, which may be verified by a cloud authentication mechanism.
06/26/14
20140181904
Deriving a wlan security context from a wwan security context
Techniques for deriving a wlan security context from an existing wwan security context are provided. According to certain aspects, a user equipment (ue) establishes a secure connection with a wireless wide area network (wwan).
06/26/14
20140181658
Controlling and displaying zones in a multi-zone system
A multimedia controller for controlling and displaying zones in a multi-zone system is provided. In one example the controller is configured to provide a user interface for a plurality of zones, wherein each zone of the plurality of zones includes at least one player in a local area network.
06/26/14
20140181515
Mobile communication devices, wireless access points, and wireless local area network (wlan) authentication methods thereof
A wireless access point (wap) including a local area network (lan) interface and a first wireless module is provided. The lan interface is configured to provide access to the internet.
06/26/14
20140181317
Remote recognition of an association between remote devices
A device identification server identifies a “household” to which a particular device belongs by associating the device with a lan mac address of the router through which the device connects to a wide area network such as the internet because the lan mac address (i) is unique to the router and (ii) is not readily discoverable by interaction with the router through the wide area network, impeding spoofing by malicious entities. The device queries and receives the lan mac address of the router through the local area network.
06/26/14
20140181308
Sink device, source device and method for controlling the sink device
A sink device, a source device, a wireless local area network (wlan) system, and a method for controlling the sink device are described. A sink device includes: an event setting unit that sets a control event configured to control media data supplied from a remote source device with which the sink device communicates through a wlan; a packet control unit that forms a control packet configured to transmit the control event to the source device; a communication unit that transmits the control packet to the source device and receives, from the source device, media that reflects the control event; and a media output unit that outputs the media data that reflects the control event..
06/26/14
20140180487
Operational coordination of load control devices
A load control device for controlling the power delivered from an ac power source to an electrical load is able to receive radio-frequency (rf) signals from a wi-fi-enabled device, such as a smart phone, via a wireless local area network. The load control device comprises a controllably conductive device, a controller for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive, and a wi-fi module operable to receive the rf signals directly from the wireless network.
06/26/14
20140179352
Using neighboring access points to provide client device location data
Techniques are presented to determine a location of a wireless client device operating in a wireless local area network. A beacon report request action frame is sent to a wireless client device, where the request frame is configured to cause the wireless client device to transmit a broadcast probe request frame.
06/26/14
20140179259
System for monitoring in real-time movement or location and method thereof
The present invention relates to a system for monitoring in real-time movement or location, comprising at least one sensor, at least one receiver, a server unit and a database unit. Regarding the system of the present invention, the signals of the sensors attached on users or articles are transmitted to a website via a wireless ad hoc network and a local area network to real-time monitor movement or location for users or articles.
06/26/14
20140177690
Link aggregation system, protection system, and cross polarization interference cancellation applications for all outdoor radios using wireless channels operating at a licensing-free 60 ghz band
System and method for implementing a link aggregation system, a protection system, and an xpic application for an all outdoor radios system using a wireless channel operating at a license-free 60 ghz band are provided. The license-free 60 ghz band offers a wide frequency bandwidth that can support a high speed data rate up to 10 gbps in full duplex mode, frequency reuse, and high security due to its fast oxygen absorption at 60 ghz.
06/26/14
20140177616
Method and apparatus for space division multiple access for wireless local area network system
A space division multiple access (sdma) method is provided. The method may be performed by a station (sta), in a wireless local area network (wlan) system.
06/26/14
20140177600
Communications system, user equipment, mobility management entity and method thereof of transient handover for performing packet offloading
A method of a transient handover for performing packet offloading is disclosed. The method is used in a cellular network and includes: finding at least one qualified user equipment according to a determining method, and transmitting a handover-transient request to the qualified ue; finding and transmitting an access request to a wireless local area network after the ue receives the handover-transient request; transmitting a handover-transient ack to a mobility management entity when the qualified user equipment accesses the wireless local area network; and releasing a bearer resource of the qualified user equipment when the mme receives the handover-transient ack, retaining bearer information of the qualified user equipment, and handing over the qualified user equipment from the cellular network to the wireless local area network..
06/26/14
20140177501
Method of communication based on power save mode in wireless local area network and apparatus for the same
A communication method based on a power save mode, performed by a station (sta) in a wireless local area network (wlan) system is provided. The method includes switching to an awake state; transmitting a wakeup poll frame to an access point (ap) the wakeup poll frame indicating that the station has switched to the awake state; receiving a wakeup confirm frame from the ap in response to the wakeup poll frame, the wakeup poll frame including an awake duration field, the awake duration field indicating an awake duration as a duration in which the station maintains the awake state; and switching to a doze state after the time interval indicated by the awake duration field has lapsed..
06/26/14
20140177495
Controlling a power state of a cellular packet data subsystem in a portable electronic device
A method and system are described for use in a portable electronic device that includes a wireless local area network (wlan) subsystem, a cellular packet data subsystem for communicating packet data, a cellular voice subsystem for communicating cellular voice information, and a processing subsystem. In the described embodiments, the wlan subsystem establishes a connection to a wlan and the wlan subsystem then determines the signal strength of the connection to the wlan.
06/26/14
20140176396
Source device, sink device, wireless local area network system, method for controlling the sink device, terminal device, and user interface
A source device includes an event processing unit processing an event which occurs in a remote sink device that communicates through a wlan, a control unit setting an event management area of the sink device, and a determination unit determining whether the event transferred from the sink device has occurred in the event management area and outputting the event to the event processing unit when the event has occurred in the event management area.. .
06/19/14
20140173452
Internet appliance system and method
An internet appliance, comprising, within a single housing, packet data network interfaces, adapted for communicating with the internet and a local area network, at least one data interface selected from the group consisting of a universal serial bus, an ieee-1394 interface, a voice telephony interface, an audio program interface, a video program interface, an audiovisual program interface, a camera interface, a physical security system interface, a wireless networking interface; a device control interface, smart home interface, an environmental sensing interface, and an environmental control interface, and a processor, for controlling a data transfer between the local area network and the internet, and defining a markup language interface communicated through a packet data network interface, to control a data transfer or control a remote device.. .
06/19/14
20140173276
Local area network
A method and system for distributed security for a plurality of devices in a communication network, each of the devices being responsible for generating, distributing and controlling its own keys for access to the communication network and using the keys to establish a trusted network, each device's membership to the communication network being checked periodically by other devices by using a challenge response protocol to establish which devices arc allowed access to the communication network and the trusted network.. .
06/19/14
20140169567
Method for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network
Method for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network (lan) via an access point using a single cryptographic key to secure communications exchanged through the lan. The method comprising an activation phase performed once at initialization of the lan and an operating phase wherein the electronic communication devices accesses the lan.
06/19/14
20140169376
Loop mitigation mechanism for ethernet networks
A technique is provided for mitigating loops in ethernet networks. A first port in an ethernet device receives an ethernet frame.
06/19/14
20140169357
Method and apparatus for transmitting data frame in wlan system
A method and station for receiving a data frame in a wireless local area network are provided. The method includes receiving, from a transmitter which has obtained a transmission opportunity (txop) for a bandwidth, a first data unit of a plurality of data units during the txop, the txop indicating an interval of time when the transmitter has a right to exchange frame sequences; and after receiving the first data unit, further receiving, from the transmitter, a second data unit of the plurality of data units during the txop, wherein a transmit bandwidth of the second data unit is selected from available bandwidths, wherein the available bandwidths include a first available bandwidth which is same as a transmit bandwidth of the first data unit and a second available bandwidth which is narrower than the transmit bandwidth of the first data unit..
06/19/14
20140169356
Method and apparatus for transmitting data frame in wlan system
A station and method for transmitting a data frame in a wireless local area network are provided. The method includes obtaining, by the station, a transmission opportunity (txop) for a bandwidth, the txop indicating an interval of time when the station has a right to exchange frame sequences; selecting, by the station, a transmit bandwidth parameter of a non-initial data unit of a plurality of data units from available bandwidth parameters, wherein the available bandwidth parameters include a first available bandwidth parameter which is same as a transmit bandwidth parameter of a preceding data unit of the plurality of data units and a second available bandwidth parameter which is narrower than a transmit bandwidth parameter of the preceding data unit; and transmitting, by the station during the txop, the non-initial data unit according to the transmit bandwidth parameter of the non-initial data unit..
06/19/14
20140169352
Method and system for wireless local area network proximity recognition
A method and system for proximity detection, recognition and classification of a wireless local area network (wlan) enabled device without a wlan infrastructure. The proximity recognition system monitors wlan communications at one or more known locations.
06/19/14
20140169349
Extended connectivity based on wireless paths between stations of a wireless local area network (wlan)
A wireless station in a wlan generates a first set of data elements for sending to a final destination. The wireless station forms a first internet protocol (ip) packet with a header portion and a payload portion.
06/19/14
20140169301
Communication interference processing method and wireless router
A communication interference processing method includes: obtaining an access band of a wireless wide area network and a working channel of a wi-fi wireless local area network; and if interference exists between the access band of the wireless wide area network and the working channel of the wi-fi wireless local area network, and no wi-fi user is currently accessing the wi-fi wireless local area network, changing the working channel of the wi-fi wireless local area network so that no interference exists between the working channel of the wi-fi wireless local area network after the change and the access band of the wireless wide area network. In the embodiments of the present invention, the wireless router may automatically adjust the working channel of the wi-fi wireless local area network, thereby effectively avoiding the problem of interference between a network signal of the wireless wide area network and a wi-fi signal..
06/19/14
20140169290
Method and apparatus for backoff for slotted channel access in wireless lan system
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, to a backoff method and apparatus in slotted channel access in a wireless local area network (wlan) system are disclosed. A method for performing channel access by a station (sta) in a wlan system includes: receiving restricted access window (raw) configuration information for the sta from an access point (ap); performing a backoff procedure using a second backoff function state for channel access within the raw; and performing a backoff procedure using a first backoff function state at an end of the raw.
06/19/14
20140169220
Decoupling functionality related to providing a transparent local area network segment service
A transport lan segment service is provided over a transport network. Responsibilities for configuring, provisioning and forwarding over a transport lan segment are divided between layer 2 and 3 service provider edge devices, where the layer 3 edge device handles discovery and tunneling responsibilities, the layer 2 edge device handles learning and flooding responsibilities, and information can be exchanged between the layer 2 and 3 edge devices.
06/19/14
20140169215
Enabling virtual workloads using overlay technologies to interoperate with physical network services
A solution is provided to enable cloud service provider customers/users to offer physical network services to virtualized workloads that use overlay technologies, such as a virtual extensible local area network (vxlan). For a virtual workload that uses an overlay technology, an identifier is received of a logical network to which the virtual workload connects and a policy for the logical network.
06/19/14
20140169184
Ethernet equipment utilizing catalogs and continuity checks to enhance upnp and avb applications
A method and an ethernet local area network are described herein in which the ethernet local area network is configured to enable a talking device (e.g., microphone) to send a media stream to one or more listening devices (e.g., speakers). In one embodiment, the method for configuring the ethernet local area network includes the following steps: (1) providing a user of a talking device with a “relevant” catalog which contains information including positional information about one or more listening devices; (2) allowing the user to interface with the “relevant” catalog so they can select at least one of the listening device(s); (3) enabling the talking device to send a subscribe-request message to the selected listening device(s) requesting that the selected listening device(s) subscribe to the talking device; (4) and sending a media stream from the talking device to the selected listening device(s)..
06/19/14
20140167966
Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people
An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the assets locating, tracking, and surveillance system (altss), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the courts. Altss employs radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies, and hardware elements.
06/19/14
20140167965
Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people
An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the assets locating, tracking, and surveillance system (altss), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the courts. Altss employs radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies, and hardware elements.
06/19/14
20140167921
Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people
An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the assets locating, tracking, and surveillance system (altss), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the courts. Altss employs radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies, and hardware elements.
06/12/14
20140165178
Leveraging online identities to grant access to private networks
An authentication service running on a processing device receives a request from a local area network (lan) to authenticate a computing device (and/or a user of the computing device) that has attempted to access the lan, the request comprising a first identifier (id) that uniquely identifies the computing device. The authentication service determines whether to authenticate the computing device based on the first id, information from a third party data set, and an authentication criterion of the lan.
06/12/14
20140165170
Client side mobile authentication
Techniques to facilitate user authentication on a mobile device executed on the client side are provided. An embodiment includes a subscriber identity module device, comprising at least one memory to store computer executable components and user information representing a user identity associated with a device with a subscriber identity module interface with which the subscriber identity module device is configured to be employed.
06/12/14
20140162641
System, a femtocell having the same, and method for controlling user equipment to connect to wireless local area network
A method for allowing and managing user equipment to connect to wireless local network from cellular network via a femtocell is provided. The method includes the steps of: broadcasting an rf signal within a predetermined area to allow the user equipment within the predetermined area to register with the femtocell; broadcasting a paging signal to search for at least one hotspot within a wireless cellular network coverage area when the user equipment has registered with the femtocell; establishing a connection between the femtocell and a found hotspot; sending a request to the found hotspot for obtaining connection information; sending the connection information to the user equipment registered with the femtocell, allowing the user equipment to access the wireless local area network via the found hotspot..
06/12/14
20140161137
Systems and methods for automating virtual network interface controller configuration during workload provisioning
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a network interface and a processor. The network interface may include a plurality of physical ports, each physical port configured to be coupled to a corresponding switch interfacing between the physical port and a switching fabric comprising one or more virtual local area networks.
06/12/14
20140161079
Method and apparatus for communication in a wireless lan system
A communication method in a wireless local area network (wlan) system is provided. The communication method includes: communicating, by a first station, with a second station, via an operating channel of the new bss, a width of the operating channel being equal to one among 40 mhz, 80 mhz, 80+80 mhz and 160 mhz.
06/12/14
20140161019
Communication method in wlan system
A communication method performed by a station (sta) in a wireless local area network (wlan) system is provided. The method includes: broadcasting a direct link setup (dls) discovery request frame for discovering a destination sta with which a direct link will be set up; receiving a dls discovery response frame from the destination sta in response to the dls discovery request frame; setting up the direct link with the destination sta; and transmitting a data frame to an access point (ap).
06/12/14
20140161012
Apparatus and method to optimize power management in an independent basis service set of a wireless local area network
A wireless device and method may be used to receive messages. The wireless device may include, among other things, a receiver, a processor, and a memory.
06/12/14
20140160964
Method and devices for multiple station sounding in a wireless local area network
Embodiments of a method and apparatus for obtaining sounding measurements between an access point and a wireless station within a wireless local area network are described. Some embodiments relate to wi-fi networks and networks operating in accordance with one of the ieee 802.11 standards.
06/05/14
20140156136
System and method for facilitating diagnosis and maintenance of a mobile conveyance
A system for facilitating diagnosis and maintenance of a control networks on a mobile conveyance comprises one or more wireless ground stations configured to communicate over a wireless communication channel with the control network. A local area computer network receives and responds to messages to or from the control network via the wireless ground stations.
06/05/14
20140155719
Glucose measuring device for use in personal area network
A glucose measuring system includes a glucose meter that incorporates wireless communication capabilities. The meter can advantageously be a low cost meter by eliminating expensive components, such as the display.


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