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9036508 Layer two extensions  
A network device may be configured to define a Layer 2 domain, wherein the Layer 2 domain defines a data link layer broadcast domain and assign an access interface to the Layer 2 domain. The...
9037290 Accumulation control  
Systems, methods, devices, and non-transitory processor readable media of the various embodiments enable control of a conveyor having a plurality of zones each having a control module configured...
9025437 System and method for providing improved failover performance for pseudowires  
Grouping pseudowires based on hardware interfaces and configured control paths enables improved pseudowire failover performance. Signaling status changes (e.g., from standby to active status) is...
9019966 Method for formatting signal in mobile communication system  
A method for formatting a signal in a mobile communication system by appending a plurality of medium access control headers to a plurality of medium access control-service data units for data...
9019886 Unicast to multicast conversion  
A method for unicast packet conversion whereby a unicast packet is received at a receiving node followed by a determination as to whether the destination address is identified in the packet. If...
9007903 Managing a network by controlling edge and non-edge switching elements  
Some embodiments provide a network system that includes several non-edge switching elements that are each for forwarding network data to other non-edge switching elements. The network system...
9002987 Method and apparatus for reproducing content in multimedia data providing system  
A content reproducing method is provided for continuously reproducing content being reproduced by a client device in another client device in a multimedia data providing system including a server...
8995301 Using virtual networking devices to manage routing cost information  
Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks that have a configured logical network topology with virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible...
8989199 Control device discovery in networks having separate control and forwarding devices  
A Software Defined Network (SDN) includes a plurality of forwarding devices and a routing control device located separate from the forwarding devices. The routing control device, establishes paths...
8976789 Communication transport protocol for distributed information technology architectures  
A communication protocol in a layer two (L2) network switch comprises, in response to a service request by a source node, registering the source node for packet communication service. The protocol...
8971332 Implementation of VPNs over a link state protocol controlled Ethernet network  
Nodes on a link state protocol controlled Ethernet network implement a link state routing protocol such as IS-IS. Nodes assign an IP address or I-SID value per VRF and then advertise the IP...
8964638 Wireless communication device, wireless communication system, program, and wireless communication method  
Provided is a wireless communication device including a receiving unit that receives, from one or more than one first wireless communication devices, information indicating an order of each of the...
8964767 Packet processing in federated network  
Some embodiments provide a novel method for forwarding a packet at a managed switching element in a first domain. The method receives a packet from a local machine. The method encapsulates the...
8964531 Resilient attachment to provider link state bridging (PLSB) networks  
A system for interfacing a client system in a first network domain with a Provider Link State Bridging (PLSB) domain includes at least two Backbone Edge Bridges (BEBs) of the PLSB domain. Each BEB...
8964598 Mesh architectures for managed switching elements  
Some embodiments provide a network architecture that includes several lower level managed switching elements for forwarding network data to several of network hosts. The network architecture...
8959215 Network virtualization  
Some embodiments of the invention provide a robust scaling-out of network functionality by providing a software layer, called the network hypervisor, that sits between the network forwarding...
8958418 Frame handling within multi-stage switching fabrics  
Various techniques can be used to handle frames within multi-stage switching fabric. For example, in one method, a frame and an associated frame header are received at a switching fabric stage....
8958298 Centralized logical L3 routing  
A novel method for logically routing a packet between a source machine that is in a first logical domain and a destination machine that is in a second logical domain is described. The method...
8953597 Computing point-to-multipoint paths  
An apparatus comprising a path computation element (PCE) configured to communicate with a path computation client (PCC) and compute a point-to-multipoint (P2MP) path across an autonomous system...
8942139 Support for converged traffic over ethernet link aggregation (LAG)  
In one embodiment, a system includes a switching processor configured to execute logic, a plurality of ports, at least some of the ports being grouped together in one or more link aggregations...
8942217 System and method for hierarchical link aggregation  
Systems and methods for hierarchical link aggregation are disclosed. A system for hierarchical link aggregation may include a network interface having a plurality of physical ports. A first...
8934492 Network systems and methods for efficiently dropping packets carried by virtual circuits  
The present disclosure generally pertains to network systems and methods that efficiently drop packets carried by virtual circuits. In one exemplary embodiment, a packet network has at least a...
8924574 Apparatus, systems, and methods for IP reachability in a communications network  
In a system and method for establishing communications in a communications network, a network service provider can assign IP addresses to mobile devices dynamically to conserve IP address...
8913621 System and method for a communications access network  
A system and method are provided for providing access communications between customer locations and a core network service edge. Access flows are handled as carrier-tagged flows through a packet...
8891439 Method for operating multi-domain provider ethernet networks  
A method of enabling extension of a network service of a first domain to a remote customer site hosted by an Access Gateway (AG) in a Provider Ethernet domain. In the first domain, the remote...
8880657 System and method for configuring and managing virtual grids  
Some embodiments provide a hosting system for provisioning and managing servers (e.g., virtual servers, dedicated servers). In some embodiments, the hosting system receives a configuration for one...
8861335 Resilient attachment to provider link state bridging (PLSB) networks  
A system for interfacing a client system in a first network domain with a Provider Link State Bridging (PLSB) domain includes at least two Backbone Edge Bridges (BEBs) of the PLSB domain. Each BEB...
8862717 Management of online content in a network  
A computer-implemented method for the management of online content in a network is described, wherein all online content is organized in a container or seed that is accessible by users via said...
8855048 Method and system for peer-to-peer cellular communications  
Aspects of a method and system for peer-to-peer cellular communications are provided in which one or more cellular communication channels may be established between a femtocell and a plurality of...
8848578 Method and system for support of spanning tree peering and tunneling in a flood domain  
A network element includes a first customer edge port (CEP) coupled to a customer network, a first and a second flood domain. The first and second flood domain each include one or more provider...
8837493 Distributed network control apparatus and method  
Some embodiments provide a distributed control system for controlling managed switching elements of a network. The distributed control system comprises a first controller for converting a first...
8837489 Method and apparatus for securely establishing L3-SVC connections  
A system and method are provided for securely establishing Layer-3 SVCs or SPVCs across an ATM network. An originating multiservice switch that generates the connection setup message for the...
8830835 Generating flows for managed interconnection switches  
A network controller for managing a set of interconnection switching elements that connect segmented networks to a shared physical interconnection network. The network controller includes i) an...
8825865 Traffic planning in a network using a variable oversubscription factor  
A system and methodology for network planning in which a software based tool provides network engineers with the capability to more precisely plan for traffic loading within the network on a cell...
8824461 Method and apparatus for providing a control plane across multiple optical network domains  
Method and apparatus for providing a control plane across multiple optical network domains is described. In one example, topology and resource discovery is employed in a transport network having a...
8817620 Network virtualization apparatus and method  
Some embodiments provide a network virtualizer for managing several managed switching elements that forward data in a network. The virtualizer includes an interface for receiving input logical...
8817967 End-to-end session without signaling protocol  
A base station of a cordless telephone includes a transceiver, a control module, a connection handler, and a media handler. The transceiver wirelessly communicates with a handset. While the...
8817621 Network virtualization apparatus  
Some embodiments provide a network virtualization apparatus for managing a plurality of managed switching elements that forward data in a network. The network virtualization apparatus comprises a...
8817786 Method for filtering packets coming from a communication network  
A method of filtering packets coming from a communication network (1) comprising, after successful registration of a terminal (20) with a service platform (32): a step of associating a...
8811392 Lightweight control-plane signaling for aggregation devices in a network  
Providing a label is disclosed. A first message is transmitted to an access device where the first message includes a set of available labels. A second message is received from the access device...
8804708 Methods and apparatus for implementing access control at a network switch  
A switch device is configured to receive a data unit from a virtual port from a first set of virtual ports. The switch device is configured to associate an identifier of each virtual port from the...
8792489 Communication transport protocol for distributed information technology architectures  
A communication protocol in a layer two (L2) network switch comprises, in response to a service request by a source node, registering the source node for packet communication service. The protocol...
8774201 Method and system for providing contextualized flow tags  
According to one embodiment, a method may include assigning a virtual local area network (VLAN) ingress connection identifier (iXid) to a frame upon ingress. The method may also include...
8774191 Method and apparatus for auto detection of AAL5 type frames for VCC and VPC switches  
In Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communications networks, certain congestion control features, such as Partial Packet Discard (PPD) and Early Packet Discard (EPD), operate on ATM cells that...
8767731 Method and apparatus for MPLS label allocation for a BGP MAC-VPN  
The invention includes a method and apparatus for distributing flooding labels within a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure supporting Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Media Access...
8767728 Tunnel gateway managed caching architecture  
In an access network, a tunnel gateway (TGW) managed network caching architecture is proposed. The proposed TGW receives a terminal request directed to a data server for a flow of data. The...
8761036 Network control apparatus and method with quality of service controls  
A control application of some embodiments allows a user to enable a logical switching element for Quality of Service (QoS). QoS in some embodiments is a technique to apply to a particular logical...
8761183 System and method for core network topology router placement planning  
Systems and methods for core network topology router placement planning are provided. The systems and methods may use existing network data to create a data set and use the data set to optimize a...
8750164 Hierarchical managed switch architecture  
Some embodiments provide a method for managing several managed switching elements in a network. The method determines configurations for the several managed switching elements to implement a first...
8750119 Network control apparatus and method with table mapping engine  
Some embodiments provide a controller for managing a plurality of managed switching elements that forward data through a network. The controller comprising a first set of tables for storing input...