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Date/App# patent app List of recent Network Device-related patents
04/07/16
20160100381 
 Systems, methods, and devices for efficient indication of bandwidth and stream allocation patent thumbnailSystems, methods, and devices for efficient indication of bandwidth and stream allocation
Example systems, methods, and devices for efficient indication of bandwidth and stream allocation are discussed. In one embodiment, a method for indication of bandwidth allocation in a wireless network can include partitioning, by a network device, a bandwidth of a wireless signal into a plurality of subband units, assigning one or more switch bits between adjacent subband units, and allocating one or more modified subband units to one or more users of the network.

04/07/16
20160100342 
 Wireless communications using overlay network devices within coverage areas of underlay network devices patent thumbnailWireless communications using overlay network devices within coverage areas of underlay network devices
A wireless communication technique provides mobility for a mobile station to communicate with an overlay network device, which is within a coverage area of an underlay network device, when the mobile station is within a coverage area of both devices. The overlay network device broadcasts at least two downlink channels.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


04/07/16
20160100287 
 Determining a location of a target wireless device patent thumbnailDetermining a location of a target wireless device
Various techniques and systems are provided for determining a location of a target wireless device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for determining a location of a wireless device using timestamps assigned to communications transmitted between the wireless device and one or more other wireless devices on a same wifi channel as the wireless device.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100286 
 Determining a location of a target wireless device patent thumbnailDetermining a location of a target wireless device
Various techniques and systems are provided for determining a location of a target wireless device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for determining a location of a wireless device using timestamps assigned to communications transmitted between the wireless device and one or more other wireless devices on a same wifi channel as the wireless device.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100040 
 Method and network device for data processing patent thumbnailMethod and network device for data processing
A method for data processing is executable by a network device. The network device is configured to forward a packet in a network to another network.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099931 
 Single sign off handling by network device in federated identity deployment patent thumbnailSingle sign off handling by network device in federated identity deployment
In one implementation, a network device provides a single signoff service to one or more endpoints in software as a service (saas) sessions. The network device is configured to monitor a session between a software as a service (saas) provider and an endpoint device and to identify a network event trigger associated with the session.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099916 
 Systems and methods for protecting network devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for protecting network devices
Embodiments of the present disclosure help protect network devices from unauthorized access. Among other things, embodiments of the disclosure allow full access to application servers and other network devices that a client is allowed to access, while preventing all access (or even knowledge) of network devices the client is not allowed to access..
Cryptzone North America, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099834 
 System and  symmetric switching fabrics patent thumbnailSystem and symmetric switching fabrics
A system and method for a symmetric switching fabric includes a first switching tier that includes a plurality of leaf switches, a second switching tier that includes one or more spine switches, and a plurality of interlinks for coupling the leaf switches to the spine switches. Each of the leaf switches includes one or more first ports configured to couple each of the leaf switches to other network devices outside the switching fabric and one or more second ports for coupling each of the leaf switches to each of the spine switches.
Dell Products L.p.


04/07/16
20160099828 
 Tunnel management method, tunnel management apparatus, and communications system patent thumbnailTunnel management method, tunnel management apparatus, and communications system
The present invention relates to communications technologies and discloses a tunnel management method, a tunnel management apparatus, and a communications system so that a node that causes failure of a tunnel management request can be determined. According to the present invention, a response returned by a tunnel management node to an initiating node includes not only a cause value of tunnel management request failure but also information of the node that causes failure of the tunnel management request, so that the initiating node can find the node that causes failure of the tunnel management request and determine the error checking direction.
Huawei Technologies Co.,ltd.


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

04/07/16
20160099789 

System and tone mapping during single user and multiple user operating modes including transmissions respectively of ofdm symbols and ofdma symbols in a wlan


A system including a direct current tone, guard tone, data tone allocation, mapping, and inverse fourier transform (ift) modules. The direct current tone module determines a number of direct current tones based on whether a network device is operating in a single user or multi-user mode.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098923 

Method and electronic device for selecting and controlling a home network device (hnd)


The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, machine type communication (mtc), machine-to-machine (m2m) communication, and technology for internet of things (iot). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098309 

Backup-instructing broadcast to network devices responsive to detection of failure risk


Embodiments relate to systems and methods for detecting failure-risk events at devices and facilitating local and/or remote data back-up and/or device operations. In some instances, a device characterizes a stimulus sensed at the device or an operation of a component of the device.
Belkin International, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096626 

Aircraft seating network interface


A networked suite of aircraft-seat devices is disclosed, wherein the devices receive both power and network communications via the same terminal. The devices may be connected by a two-wire connection and may be configured in a daisy chain.
Kyntrol Llc


03/31/16
20160095044 

Access of virtual resources based on a contextual frame of reference


Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a network device that performs operations include determining a context of a communication device operable within a mobility network, wherein the communication device interacts with a virtual resource manager to allow a user of the communication device to access a virtual resource by way of a user interface at the communication device. The virtual resource is hosted by another system remotely accessible to the communication device by way of the mobility network.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


03/31/16
20160095019 

Facilitation of mobility management across various radio technologies


A more efficient network can be achieved using software-defined networking to configure routing tables to route data traffic to and from proper cells. User equipment address data and network device internet protocol address data can be utilized to define locators specific to a user equipment device in relation to various network devices.
At&t Intellectual Property I Lp


03/31/16
20160094938 

Advertising and profiling user location to unified communication suite in enterprise wireless networks


The present disclosure discloses a method and a network device for advertising and profiling user location to unified communication suite in enterprise wireless environments. Specifically, a network device can determine a location of a first client device corresponding to a user.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094629 

Server selection in a highly available network


Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with a highly available network computer system that does not utilize a load balancer are described. In one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of management application instances configured to manage network devices and a plurality of network devices.
Oracle International Corporation


03/31/16
20160094620 

Scalable logging control for distributed network devices


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more logging events from a client application during a period of time when a logging control configuration has not been fully applied, handling any logging events directed toward at least one of a library code and one or more client applications by storing information relating to an originator of the logging events in a log file and dispatching the logging events directed toward at least one of the library code and the one or more client applications to a syslog daemon, and en-queuing all other logging events for later processing in a circular buffer maintained in non-persistent memory of a shared memory for later retrieval, wherein the other logging events are en-queued for later processing regardless of a severity indicated for any individual logging events. Other methods, systems, and computer program products are described according to more embodiments..
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160094587 

Enhancing user experience for internet protocol multimedia core network subsystem based communication services


User experience is enhanced for internet protocol multimedia core network subsystem (ims) based rich communication services in telecommunication environments. A system receives, from a user equipment, a session initiation protocol invitation packet to commence a communication session, and as a function of the session initiation protocol invitation packet, displays an access network technology type used by the user equipment to access a network device associated with a multiple access communication network..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/31/16
20160094517 

Apparatus and blocking abnormal communication


An apparatus and method for blocking abnormal communication are disclosed herein. The apparatus for blocking abnormal communication includes a packet collection unit, a packet analysis unit, and an access control unit.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


03/31/16
20160094479 

Method and systems for dynamic allocation of network resources


Methods and systems for dynamic allocation of network resources for optimized voice capacity and quality management are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for dynamic allocation of network resources for optimized voice capacity and quality management may include providing; monitoring real-time call metrics and real-time network traffic capacity usage of a plurality of network devices having a network traffic capacity; and adjusting the network traffic capacity based on at least one of an analysis of historical network traffic, an analysis of the real-time call metrics, or an analysis of the real-time network traffic capacity usage, wherein adjusting network capacity comprises one of activating additional network devices to increase the network traffic capacity or deactivating one or more of the plurality of network devices to decrease the network traffic capacity..
Vonage Network Llc


03/31/16
20160094402 

Virtual element management system


Virtual element management systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed. A virtual element management system may include an orchestration layer, a control layer, and one or more adapters.
Cox Communications, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094397 

Disbursement of registration information to application/service layer at time of registration with a network


A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving registration information during a registration with a network, wherein the registration information includes a user identifier of a user registering with another network device of the network and an identifier of the other network device; determining whether registration information pertaining to a previous registration by the user with the network is stored; determining that the registration information pertaining to the previous registration is not stored; storing the received registration information based on determining that the registration information pertaining to the previous registration is not stored; selecting which application server of the network to transmit the received registration information; transmitting the received registration information to the application server based on the selecting; and using the received registration information to provide a service by the application server.. .
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/31/16
20160094395 

Dynamic policy based software defined network mechanism


Improving wireless service subscriber experiences by dynamically managing wireless communication resources using a big data analytic mechanism is presented herein. A method can include receiving, by a system comprising a processor via a software-based interface of a control plane of a communication network, service data corresponding to a request for a wireless communication service; receiving, by the system via the software-based interface of the control plane, contextual data corresponding to a subscription of the wireless communication service; receiving, by the system via the software-based interface of the control plane, network data corresponding to data packet transmissions of a network device within a data plane of the communication network; and configuring, by the system via the software-based interface of the control plane based on a defined set of policies, the service data, the contextual data, and the network data, a resource of the data plane corresponding to the wireless communication service..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/31/16
20160092270 

Algorithm for faster convergence through affinity override


A method is implemented by a network device having a symmetric multi-processing (smp) architecture. The method improves response time for processes implementing routing algorithms in a network.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


03/31/16
20160091913 

Smart power management in switches and routers


Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods for analyzing usage information at each of a plurality of network devices of a computing network according to one or more machine learning algorithms and predicting a usage pattern of a corresponding network device at a specific future time. In some embodiments, routing protocol information of a plurality of network devices and one or more corresponding upstream or downstream ports can be collected.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091685 

Data center network


The present disclosure provides a data center network having one or more data center rows, where each row has one or more racks, and each rack has one or more network devices, such as servers, storage devices and switches. The rows and racks are interconnected by a fiber interconnect core that reduces the number of switching nodes in the data center network, and reduces the individual path latency, the overall data center network cost, power consumption, and power and cooling requirements..
Fiber Mountain, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088672 

Mobile communication terminal and radio access network device


A mobile communication terminal or radio access network that shortens a time of an out-of-service state while suppressing an increase of power consumption. The mobile communication terminal includes a communication control unit configured to make a cell selection using a parameter x notified by a network, if the terminal has failed to transmit an rrc connection request to a currently-visited cell #a n successive times..
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088577 

Timing value adjustment method and apparatus


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a timing value adjustment method and apparatus, which relate to the communications field and reduce a probability that power of a terminal exceeds a limit. A specific solution is that: an absolute timing difference of a timing advance group tag pair is obtained according to an absolute value of a difference between transmit timing values or receive timing values of the two tags in the tag pair, where the tag pair is formed by any two tags in a tag set; and it is determined that the absolute timing difference of the tag pair meets a predetermined condition, and first signaling is sent to a network device, where the first signaling includes identifiers of the two tags in the tag pair.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088540 

Method for handover without default bearer and device


Embodiments of the present application provide a method for a handover without a default bearer. A first network device sends a relocation request to a second network device.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088507 

Method for detecting coverage of target network, and apparatus


A method for detecting coverage of a target network, including acquiring a list of carrier frequencies of a target network that covers a position of an embedded universal integrated circuit card (euicc) terminal; sending, to the euicc terminal, a frequency measurement request that carries the list of carrier frequencies, so that the euicc terminal performs frequency measurement for each carrier frequency in the list of carrier frequencies; and receiving a frequency measurement report reported by the euicc terminal. A corresponding apparatus, including a subscription management entity, a network device, and an euicc terminal.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088502 

Method and network device for cell anomaly detection


It is provided a method for cell anomaly detection in a network comprising receiving first training data of a first source; receiving second training data of a second source; generating profiles based on the first training data; generating profiles based on the second training data; collecting the generated profiles of the first training data and of the second training data in a pool profiles; associating a weight with each profile in the pool of profiles; providing a set of predictions based on the profiles and their associated weights; and generating data for root cause diagnosis based on at least one prediction.. .
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


03/24/16
20160088492 

Architecture for radio access network virtualization


Multiple access wireless communication networks/infrastructures are virtualized in telecommunications environments. A system replicates a cell identifier associated with a macro base station device to create a virtual base station device presence for a set of network devices included in the multiple access wireless communication network and thereafter facilitates communication with the multiple access wireless communication network, the set of network devices, and a mobile device through the created virtual base station presence..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/24/16
20160088478 

Setup of multiple iot network devices


The present disclosure relates to setup of iot network devices, and specifically to setup of multiple similar iot devices at substantially the same time using joint authentication. Embodiments include, for example, receiving, at an existing network device on a network, one or more communications, wherein the one or more communications include an indication that multiple new network devices are associated with the network; receiving an indication that the multiple new network devices have generated a setup access point; establishing a connection with the access point of each of the multiple new network devices; receiving identification information, wherein the identification information includes information identifying each of the multiple new network devices; and transmitting the identification information identifying each of the multiple new network devices, wherein when the identification information is received, the identification information facilitates generating an authentication query to authenticate one or more of the multiple new network devices..
Belkin International, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088101 

System and monitoring viewed content


A system and method for monitoring viewed content is provided. The method includes: monitoring for loading of electronic content on a user device; receiving periodic updates at a network device from the user device related to user actions associated with the electronic content; and monitoring a viewed status of the electronic content based on the user actions.
D2l Corporation


03/24/16
20160088071 

Method and high performance low latency real time notification delivery


A method for real time notification delivery comprises providing to an application server event notifications directed to a plurality of user agents that are at a site remote from an application server and that receive event notifications through a first network device that is capable of receiving aggregated notification messages, aggregating a plurality of event notifications directed to a plurality of user agents to create an aggregated notification message directed to a first network device, and routing an aggregated notification message to a first network device via a communications network.. .
Unify Gmbh & Co. Kg


03/24/16
20160088054 

Video quality enhancement


Technology for supporting dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash) is disclosed. A quality metric may be determined, at a network device, for each of a plurality of media content segments in a defined representation that are described in a media presentation description (mpd) file.
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160088039 

Audio playback network joining


Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate connection to an audio playback network are disclosed. An example playback device includes a processor and memory.
Sonos, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088001 

Collaborative deep packet inspection systems and methods


A system for collaborative deep packet inspection in a network uses a coarse grain mechanism to perform deep packet inspection on sample packets sampled from a plurality of traffic flows received at a network device using a plurality of signatures and develop a profile of the network and a fine grain mechanism to perform real-time inspection of a traffic flow against a small set of the signatures that is updated based on the profile. The fine grain mechanism further enables at least one policy action to be applied to a traffic flow when the traffic flow matches one of the signatures in the set of signatures..
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


03/24/16
20160087916 

Event-based packet mirroring


Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for minoring data packets upon triggering of events in a network device. In the network device, a usage event is specified, where occurrence of the usage event is indeterminable, at least partially, from the information contained in the data packets.
Dell Products L.p.


03/24/16
20160087896 

Interface switching


Disclosed is an interface switching method and device, which relates to the field of communications and solves the problem of affecting the data transmission efficiency due to an undue interface selection. The method includes: an abstraction layer selecting or switching an interface or interface group used for transmitting data based on a forwarding rule matching the data.
Zte Corporation


03/24/16
20160087890 

Automated determination of tree attributes and assignment of receiver identifiers by distributed election in multicast architectures relying on packets identifying intended receivers


Exemplary methods include a first network device participating in an election process to determine a designated bit forwarding router (d-bfr). The methods include in response to determining the first network device is elected to be the d-bfr, performing d-bfr operations comprising determining an elected bitmask (bm) length of a bm based on maximum local bm lengths advertised by other bfrs in the network, wherein each bit of the bm will correspond to a bit forwarding egress router (bfer), and advertising the determined elected bm length to other bfrs.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


03/24/16
20160087889 

Supporting multiple iec-101/iec-104 masters on an iec-101/iec-104 translation gateway


In one embodiment, a network device, such as a router, receives a frame containing a message from a first terminal unit. The network device modifies the received frame by replacing an original value of an originator identifier field in the frame with a new value that is locally unique on a particular data link.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087873 

Network topology discovery method and system


A network topology discovery method and system are disclosed, which relates to the field of software defined network architecture, and solves a problem that greater pressure is easily put on a control channel in a case that a great many switches and ports exist. The method includes: a controller receiving a message sent by a network device, wherein the message carries a device id of a network device where a link far-end port of the network device is located and a port number of the link far-end port; and the controller performing topology discovery on a network according to the message.
Zte Corporation


03/24/16
20160087869 

Systems and methods for probing wired communication


Various systems and methods for probing a communication channel. These systems and methods transmit an error vector probe packet from a first transmitter while a second transmitter is active and transmitting.
Entropic Communication, Llc


03/24/16
20160087840 

Using virtual networking devices to manage network configuration


Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks that may have a configured logical network topology with one or more virtual networking devices, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of the virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by the networking devices if they were physically present. In some situations, the emulating of networking device functionality includes receiving routing communications directed to the networking devices and using included routing information to update the configured network topology for the managed computer network.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087838 

Retail triggered device configuration setup


The present disclosure relates to retail triggered device configuration setup. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for efficient setup of a purchased device on a network using information generated by a retailer at the point of sale.
Belkin International, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086617 

System and addressing discontinuous transmission in a network device


Embodiments included herein are directed towards a system and method for addressing discontinuous transmission (dtx) in a network device. Embodiments may include receiving, at a computing device, an audio signal and generating at least one silence descriptor (sid) frame associated with the audio signal.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086397 

Method and system for automatically identifying a driver by creating a unique driver profile for a vehicle from driving habits


A method and system for automatically creating a unique driver profile for a vehicle from driving habits. A unique driver profile is created with a portable on-board diagnostic series 2 (obd-2) apparatus and/or linked and/or standalone network device (e.g., smart phone, tablet, wearable device, etc.).

03/24/16
20160085560 

Method and system for network device maintenance


A method for maintaining a switch. The method includes identifying a first phase to enter in a boot-up process for the switch, where the boot-up process includes a number of phases and the first phase is one of the phases.
Arista Networks, Inc.


03/24/16
20160084934 

Indoor positioning using pressure sensors


The present disclose relates to position estimation in an indoor environment. In one example, a location server may receive a request for reference information from a wireless network device located in the indoor environment.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160084076 

Communication between downhole tools and a surface processor using a network


A system for communicating with subsurface components includes: a surface host connected to a subsurface location; a subsurface host connected to the surface host by a communication link, the subsurface host configured to communicate with the surface host using a communication protocol; and a plurality of tools configured to be disposed in a borehole, the plurality of downhole tools communicatively coupled to the subsurface host via a communication network. The communication network is divided into a plurality of network subsets, each network subset of the plurality of network subsets including one or more downhole tools, all of the one or more downhole tools configured to communicate using a common protocol, each network subset including a network device configured to receive data and translate the data to the common protocol, the common protocol of one network subset being different than the common protocol of at least one other network subset..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


03/17/16
20160081232 

Fan control method and network device


A fan control method and a network device. The method includes acquiring a temperature of a target position in the network device, determining, according to the temperature of the target position, that one air duct in a first air duct corresponding to a first air vent of the network device and a second air duct corresponding to a second air vent of the network device is a cold air duct, and that the other air duct is a hot air duct, where the first air vent and the second air vent are air vents for heat dissipation disposed for the network device in advance, and setting a rotation direction of a fan of the network device, so that cold air is inhaled from an air vent corresponding to the cold air duct, and hot air is exhausted from an air vent corresponding to the hot air duct.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160081133 

Setup of multiple iot network devices


The present disclosure relates to setup of iot network devices, and specifically to setup of multiple similar iot devices at substantially the same time using joint authentication. Embodiments include, for example, receiving, at an existing network device on a network, one or more communications, wherein the one or more communications include an indication that multiple new network devices are associated with the network; receiving an indication that the multiple new network devices have generated a setup access point; establishing a connection with the access point of each of the multiple new network devices; receiving identification information, wherein the identification information includes information identifying each of the multiple new network devices; and transmitting the identification information identifying each of the multiple new network devices, wherein when the identification information is received, the identification information facilitates generating an authentication query to authenticate one or more of the multiple new network devices..
Belkin International, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080965 

Distributed ran information collection, consolidation and ran-analytics


Control plane and user plane packet data are collected within the radio access network using a plurality of network devices. Consolidation and summarization of this information is then performed to present a unified picture of ran through abstract apis to management and analytics applications.
Movik Networks, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080954 

Distributed adaptive cca mechanisms


A method implemented by a first network device where the method provides an adaptive clear channel assessment (cca) by collecting a neighboring network device set for a wireless local area network (wlan). The method detects a wireless signal from a second network device on a wireless medium.
Newracom, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080815 

Personalized content aggregation platform


A user device receives, from a network device, a content index of content items available for presentation via a content distribution network. The user device presents a user interface to configure a personalized channel plan and receives, via the user interface, user input to configure the personalized channel plan.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/17/16
20160080807 

Content publishing for personalized content aggregation platform


Network devices provide, to a content source device, an uplink user interface to describe and upload video content. The network devices receive, via the uplink user interface, descriptive information for the video content and generate, based on the descriptive information received via the uplink user interface, a unique content identifier for the video content.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/17/16
20160080793 

Network for personalized content aggregation platform


One or more network devices provide, to a user device, a content list of content items available for presentation. The one or more network devices receive, from the user device, a personalized channel plan that includes a schedule of selected content items, from the content list, for presentation on a viewing device that is different than the user device.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/17/16
20160080532 

Method for generating input parameter and device


The present invention provides a method for generating an input parameter and a device. A first network device receives a packet; determines, according to an identifier of a first packet header in a rule set, whether the packet includes the first packet header, where the rule set includes a first rule, the first rule includes the identifier of the first packet header and first operation information, and the first operation information includes extracting a first parameter from the first packet header.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160080505 

Method and system of session-aware load balancing


Methods implemented in a network device are disclosed for maintaining session integrity through load balancing. The method assigns a same virtual internet protocol vipa to the network device and a set of servers.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


03/17/16
20160080395 

Provisional bot activity recognition


In one implementation, a network device is configured to monitor communications associated with an endpoint and identify domain name service messages in the communications. Subsequently, the network device receives a hypertext transfer protocol (http) request and determines whether a destination internet protocol (ip) address of the http request is present in or absent from the domain name service messages.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080322 

Parental control management and enforcement based on hardware identifiers


A device may receive a first indication that a user device connected to a first network device associated with a first network, the first indication including a hardware identifier associated with the user device; identify a policy set associated with the hardware identifier; and output the policy set to the first network device. The outputting may cause the first network device to filter traffic, transmitted via the first network device and destined for the user device, in accordance with the policy set.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/17/16
20160080318 

Dynamic host configuration protocol release on behalf of a user


The present disclosure discloses a method and a network device for performing dhcp release on behalf of a user in dynamic network environments. Specifically, a network device determines that a client device is no longer using a first internet protocol (ip) address assigned to the client device.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080288 

Router fabric


A router fabric for switching real time broadcast video signals in a media processing network includes a logic device configured to route multiple channels of packetized video signals to another network device, a crossbar switch configured to be coupled to a plurality of input/output components and to switch video data of the multiple channels between the logic device and the plurality of input/output components in response to a control instruction, and a controller configured to map routing addresses for each video signal relative to the system clock, and to send the control instruction with the mapping to the crossbar switch and the logic device.. .
Gvbb Holdings S.a.r.l.


03/17/16
20160080249 

Prevent vrrp master / master split in active / standby icr system


Exemplary methods for preventing a master/master split condition in a virtual router redundancy protocol (vrrp) router comprising of a first network device configured to serve as a backup router of the vrrp router, and a second network device configured to serve as a master router of the vrrp router, include in response to determining that there is a possibility that the second network device is no longer capable of forwarding network traffic as the master router of the vrrp router, transitioning into a curfew state. The methods further include in response to determining that a vrrp advertisement message was not received within a master_down_interval, determining to not transition to serving as the master router of the vrrp router in response to determining the first network device is in the curfew state..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


03/17/16
20160080240 

Network tracing for data centers


Network devices facilitate network tracing using tracing packets that travel through the network devices. The network devices may be switches, routers, bridges, hubs, or any other network device.
Broadcom Corporation


03/17/16
20160080233 

Methods and computer program products for transaction analysis of network traffic in a network device


Provided are methods and computer program products for analyzing and tracing the contents of network traffic in a network device and to help identify network performance issues. Methods for analyzing traffic include identifying thread identifiers associated with transactions, determining related events, and associating similar transactions and events into an aggregated list of transactions.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


03/17/16
20160080230 

Methods and systems for detection of asymmetric network data traffic and associated network devices


A method includes monitoring a plurality of network devices to collect network performance data comprising data flow records of each device on the network and to create a network topology database, accessing the network topology database comprising information on an entry and exit point of each device, the manner in which the devices are connected and a plurality of data flow records on a single data flow from multiple devices on the network and utilizing the network topology database to perform an asymmetric detection algorithm to identify one or more data flows that exited a device via a first path and returned to the device via a different second path.. .
Cloudgenix, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078731 

Detector devices for presenting notifications and supporting context inferences


Techniques can relate to a multi-purpose a detector surface on a network device. A stimulus variable can be identified at a detector device based on an environmental stimulus detected by a sensor.
Belkin International, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078426 

Retail triggered device configuration setup


The present disclosure relates to retail triggered device configuration setup. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for efficient setup of a purchased device on a network using information generated by a retailer at the point of sale.
Belkin International, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077134 

Enhanced radar detection for communication networks


A network device is disclosed for determining whether a received signal includes a radar signal. The network device can determine a beginning of a pulse within the signal as the time instant at which a power level of the signal exceeds an upper threshold.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/10/16
20160073341 

Method and optimizing power consumption efficiency of user equipment


An objective of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for optimizing power consumption efficiency of user equipment. Specifically, the user equipment sends power saving related information corresponding to the user equipment to a corresponding network device; the network device determines to activate or deactivate the active timer of the user equipment in a nas idle state; when it is determined to activate the active timer, the network determines an activation value in setting information of the active timer based on the power saving related information or ancillary reference information of the active timer; the network device sends the setting information of the active timer to the user equipment.
Alcatel Lucent


03/10/16
20160073329 

Systems and methods for network curation


Systems and methods for network curation are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises scanning, by a mobile device, an area to identify a network device for accessing a network, receiving, by the mobile device, a network identifier associated with the network device, providing a curation indicator request to a curation server, the curation indicator request comprising the network identifier, receiving a curation indicator from the curation server, the curation indicator being retrieved, based on the network identifier, from a database of a plurality of curation indicators, the curation indicator associated with a likelihood of intent to publicly share the network by the network device, comparing the curation indicator to an access setting, the access setting indicating acceptability of network access based on the likelihood of intent to publicly share the network by the network device, and accessing the network via the network device based on the comparison..
Devicescape Software, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073290 

Fault analytics framework for qos based services


A device may be configured to determine a current state of each of multiple operator network devices that provide a service via an operator network. The device may determine an allowable event at an operator network device based on the current state of the operator network device and model information that models behavior of the operator network device for the service.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/10/16
20160073257 

Console display terminal


The present invention comprises a console display terminal, comprising: a display screen configured to display a data item entered by a user, a transceiver configured to send and receive the data item to a network device, a sensing unit configured to detect and analyze an entry of the data item by the user, and a controller configured to verify the data item. The controller, upon detection and analysis of the data item, verifies the detected entry by evaluating the detected entry and identifying a display form for the data item.
Wedoey, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073210 

Microphone calibration


Examples described herein involve calibration of a microphone of a network device based on a first signal detected by the microphone of the network device and a second audio signal detected by a microphone of the playback device. While the network device is positioned within a predetermined physical range of a microphone of a playback device, a microphone of the network device may detect a first audio signal.
Sonos, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072897 

Communication session processing


Measures for use in processing communication sessions in a telecommunications network are provided. Each communication session has a signaling path spanning a plurality of devices including one or more intermediate network devices and at least two endpoint devices, the signaling path comprising a plurality of signaling segments, each segment being between two devices in the plurality of devices.
Metaswitch Networks Ltd


03/10/16
20160072894 

Provisioning network devices based on network connectivity type


A device may receive a request to establish a connection between a first device and a second device. The request may include information identifying a network connectivity type.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/10/16
20160072854 

Processing signaling changes


The disclosure relates to tracking commands and data received from many sources. A device may receive a command from a user and forward the command to a network device.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


03/10/16
20160072832 

Coordinated and device-distributed detection of abnormal network device operation


Techniques for coordinated and device-distributed detection of abnormal network device operation are provided. In some embodiments, a method may include identifying a suspicious activity condition associated with a suspect network device.
Belkin International, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072806 

Setup of multiple iot devices


The present disclosure relates to the setup of multiple devices on a local area network. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for utilizing a network device to efficiently add a new device to a local area network using an existing network device.
Belkin International Inc.


03/10/16
20160072761 

Automatic generation of server network topology


Embodiments generally relate to network device management. The present technology discloses techniques that can enable an automatic generation of a network topology table for network management.
Quanta Computer Inc.


03/10/16
20160072754 

Method and device for forwarding message


The disclosure provides a method and a device for forwarding a message. The method is applied to a layer-2 network device and comprises: a message from a source end is received, the type of the message is judged, and when the type is judged to be a specified type, the message is forwarded according to the processing flow corresponding to the specified type.
Zte Corporation


03/10/16
20160072717 

Reducing packet reordering in flow-based networks


The present disclosure provides for methods, network devices, and computer readable storage media for packet reordering. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first packet of a first flow at a network device and determining whether flow-identifying information extracted from the first packet matches an existing flow entry.

03/10/16
20160072705 

Method and device for processing address resolution protocol in software-defined networking environment


A method and device for processing an address resolution protocol (arp) in a software-defined networking (sdn) environment is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a first network device, an arp request packet from a first terminal so that the first terminal communicates with a second terminal and transmitting, by the first network device, an arp response message including mac address information of the second terminal to the first terminal as a response to the arp request packet.
Kt Corporation


03/10/16
20160072697 

Dynamic installation of local storing mode paths in a non-storing low-power and lossy network


In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by a network device operating in a network topology as a directed acyclic graph (dag) root, a source-route path for reaching a destination device in the network topology; determining whether one or more parent devices along the source-route path between the network device and the destination device are capable of storing a route entry specifying routing information for reaching the destination device; and causing installation of a route entry for reaching the destination device in one or more of the parent devices determined as capable of storing the corresponding route entry.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072696 

Forwarding table precedence in sdn


Exemplary methods for maintaining a shared forwarding table in a forwarding plane include a first network device operating in a forwarding plane receiving information associated with a first forwarding table from a second network device operating in a control plane, the information including a plurality of entries and precedence information, the precedence information indicating a priority of the plurality of entries of the first forwarding table. The methods further include for each entry of the first forwarding table, determining whether the entry should be inserted in the shared forwarding table based on the precedence information of the first forwarding table and precedence information contained in the shared forwarding table, wherein the precedence information contained in the shared forwarding table indicates a priority of each corresponding entry stored in the shared forwarding table..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


03/10/16
20160072677 

Systems and methods for connecting home area network devices to smart meters and utility accounts


The present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for pairing energy monitoring devices with energy metering devices. Some embodiments disclose a method of pairing of an energy monitoring device with an energy metering device with limited user action, the method transacted using an pairing device in communication with the monitoring device and the metering device, the method including: detecting, using the pairing device, the monitoring device and at first identifier associated therewith; retrieving a second identifier associated with the monitoring device, based at least in part on the first identifier; identifying by the pairing device, the metering device and a metering device identifier associated therewith; providing by the pairing device, the first identifier and the second identifier to the metering device; and pairing the detected monitoring device with the identified metering device..

03/10/16
20160072671 

Network device detecting method and apparatus, and clound detection system


Provided are a method, apparatus and a cloud detection system for detecting a network device. The method includes that a detection packet library is created based on characteristic information and service configuration of a network device; characteristic information and service configuration of a to-be-detected network device are acquired; a detection packet is matched in the detection packet library according to the acquired characteristic information and service configuration of the to-be-detected network device, and the to-be-detected network device is detected by using the matched detection packet..
Zte Corporation


03/10/16
20160072668 

Service data offloading method, access network device, and terminal


A service data offloading method, an access network device, and a terminal are provided. The access network device sends a local area network configuration message and a bearer configuration message to the terminal, configures a local area network for the terminal according to the local area network configuration message, and configures a dedicated bearer for the terminal according to the bearer configuration message, where the local area network configuration message or the bearer configuration message includes a downlink-only data reception indication, so that the terminal receives, in the local area network according to the downlink-only data reception indication, downlink data of the dedicated bearer and prohibits sending uplink data of the dedicated bearer..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160072664 

Efficient identification of q-space in remote lfa


A method is implemented by a network device in a network having a plurality of nodes. The method computes a remote loop free alternative (rlfa) next hop as a backup for a primary path next hop.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


03/10/16
20160070611 

Coordinated and device-distributed detection of abnormal network device operation


Techniques for coordinated and device-distributed detection of abnormal network device operation are provided. In some embodiments, a method may include identifying a suspicious activity condition associated with a suspect network device.
Belkin International, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070584 

Controlling virtualization resource utilization based on network state


A controller device is connected to a group of virtual machines and one or more network devices in a network. The controller device is configured to store policies relating to when to start up and when to shut down the virtual machines based on users logging into the network, users logging out of the network, users attempting to access the plurality of virtual machines, and/or particular types of traffic in the network; receive network activity data from a network device of the one or more network devices in the network; identify, based on the network activity data and the policies, a virtual machine, of the group of virtual machines, to start up or shut down; and cause the virtual machine to start up or shut down..
Juniper Networks, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070526 

Playback device calibration


Examples described herein involve calibration of a microphone of a network device. An example network device identifies, within a database of microphone acoustic characteristics, an acoustic characteristic of the microphone which corresponds to a particular characteristic of the network device.
Sonos, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070331 

Playback device operations based on battery level


Embodiments are described herein that allow a playback device to transition between operating modes to, among other things, conserve power. An example implementation involves a playback device receiving data from a first network device and forwarding by the playback device, the data to a second network device while a battery level of a playback device is above a predefined threshold.
Sonos, Inc.


03/03/16
20160066238 

Radio network information management method and network device


Embodiments disclose a radio network information management method and a network device. A radio network information management method is disclosed, where the method includes determining that a user equipment ue exists in a first mobility management unit, and determining radio network information of the first mobility management unit according to measurement statistic information of the ue in the first mobility management unit.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160066233 

Method and improved dual connectivity


Various methods and devices are provided to address the need for improved dual connectivity. For example, a network node (500) in a primary network includes a processing unit (501) and an interface unit (510), which includes a network interface (511) for communication with other network devices.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


03/03/16
20160066073 

Optical network device with integrated port mirroring


Techniques are described for obtaining, by an optical network device (ond) coupled to an optical network, physical layer data of the optical network; generating, by the ond, an encapsulated representation of the physical layer data of the optical network; and outputting the encapsulated representation of the physical layer data to a diagnostic device.. .
Calix, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065880 

Systems and methods for picture-in-picture video conference functionality


Techniques for dynamically providing a picture-in-picture display incorporating live video content from a first network device, and pre-recorded content from a second network device, in a single stream. In an example scenario, a host or presenter may record a live video of himself or herself answering questions for an online audience.
Gregory A. Pearson, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065617 

Image monitoring framework


A computing platform may receive, from a network device, a message identifying data that was transmitted by a user device located in a private network associated with an organization. The network device may be located at a boundary between the private network and a public network.
Bank Of America Corporation


03/03/16
20160065502 

Network device, communication method, and recording medium


According to the present invention, a network device having a plurality of ports, includes a linkup detection unit, a loop detection unit, and a communication shutoff unit. The linkup detection unit detects a linkup of the each port.
Allied Telesis Holdings K.k.


03/03/16
20160065500 

Switch, switching system, switching network chip component, and forwarding chip component


Disclosed are a switch, a switching system, a switching network chip component, and a forwarding chip component. The switch includes: a switching network chip component packaged as an independent device, a forwarding chip component packaged as an independent device, and a controller.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


03/03/16
20160065472 

Method for dynamically controlling data paths, mtc gateway and network device using the same


Method for dynamically controlling data paths of machine-type-communication (mtc) local access device(s) are proposed along with a mtc gateway and a network device using the same method. In one embodiment, the proposed method may include following: a network device, receiving and storing capillary network information and mtc gateway interconnection information from at least one mtc server; combining the access network information with the capillary network information and the mtc gateway interconnection information to build an aggregated topology map; generating enhanced policy rules according to the aggregated topology map related to at least one capillary network; and respectively transmitting the enhanced policy rules to the interconnected mtc gateways..
Industrial Technology Research Institute


03/03/16
20160065471 

Communication system, communication device, controller, and method and program for controlling forwarding path of packet flow


A communication system includes a network device to be used for packet handling; and a controller capable of sending, to the network device, a packet handling rule according to a first protocol. The network device classifies, based on a condition, indicative of a scope under which the controller is capable of controlling the network device, whether to handle the packet according to the packet handling rule sent from the controller or to handle the packet according to a table entry that the network device autonomously sets based on a second protocol..
Nec Corporation


03/03/16
20160065470 

Network device and routing


A network device records several different predetermined routing strategies each based on different network environments, and wan interfaces respectively corresponding to the routing strategies. The network device receives dns query packet sent by the client, selects a routing strategy from the different predetermined routing strategies, and selects a corresponding wan interface according to the selected routing strategy.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065468 

Software defined network-based data processing method, node, and system


The present disclosure discloses a software defined network sdn-based data processing system, and the system includes: a source data node, configured to receive a first data packet, and send to a corresponding source control node; the source control node, configured to receive the first data packet, where the first data packet carries a destination address of the first data packet; and determine a destination control node; and the destination control node, configured to receive the first data packet, and generate a second data packet and a matching policy rule. According to a software defined network-based data processing system in an embodiment of the present disclosure, the collaboration capability between nodes is improved so as to reduce the redundancy of multi-node processing in a network device, thereby improving the service processing efficiency of the network.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065457 

Flow inheritance


The present invention relates to a network device that supports software defined networking (sdn) and a packet processing method in the network device. The network device in accordance with the present invention includes: a flow table configured to store a processing action for each flow; and a packet processing module configured to search the flow table for a flow entry matched with a packet being received to determine a list of processing actions for the packet.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


03/03/16
20160065433 

Cross-layer link failure alerts


Described herein is a network device configured to determine and provide alerts of communication link failures across layers of a communication stack of the network device. The network device determines at a radio link layer of the communication stack that a communication link between the network device and a network has failed.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.


03/03/16
20160065430 

Monitoring apparatus and method thereof


A monitoring apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a monitoring unit, first and second transmission units, a generation unit, and a stop unit. The acquisition unit acquires a list including network devices to be a monitoring target from a management apparatus that manages network devices registration information.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160065428 

Scalable framework for monitoring and managing network devices


A device receives information associated with network devices of a network, such as device information associated with components of the network devices, application information generated by the network devices, or network information associated with interactions of the network devices. The device performs an analysis of the information associated with the network devices via analytics techniques in near real time, and generates analysis information based on the analysis of the information associated with the network devices.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/03/16
20160065426 

Quantized congestion notification (qcn) proxy function in data center bridging capabilities exchange (dcbx) protocol


In one embodiment, an apparatus for providing quantized congestion notification (qcn) proxy functionality to a network device control plane includes a processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being configured to enable qcn proxy functionality for a particular congestion notification priority value (cnpv) on each edge port of a qcn edge switch, wherein the qcn edge switch includes one or more edge ports connected to devices outside of a congestion notification domain (cnd) that operates on the particular cnpv, and forward congestion notification packets received at the qcn edge switch using the qcn proxy functionality when the packets are destined for one of the devices connected outside of the cnd that is not qcn-enabled. Other systems, methods, and computer program products for providing qcn proxy functionality to a network device control plane are described in more embodiments..
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065407 

Method and system for supporting distributed relay control protocol (drcp) operations upon misconfiguration


A method supporting a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) in a link aggregation group at a network device is disclosed. The method starts with receiving a distributed relay control protocol data unit (drcpdu), where the drcpdu includes neighbor network device's state information and configuration information, wherein the configuration information includes its operational aggregation key, gateway digest, port digest.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)




Network Device topics: Network Device, Ip Address, Communications, Heterogeneous Network, Heterogeneous, Executable, Access Control, Media Access Control, Flow Network, Telecommunications, Network Communication, Load Balancing, Telecommunication, Computer Program, Ip Multimedia Subsystem

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