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US20130011137 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONNECTION WITHIN A TRANSPORT NETWORK  
A method for controlling the establishment of a connection with a transport network, said message consisting of extracting from a first signaling message a piece of switching status information...
US20120141126 Method, Device And System For Automatically Discovering Optical Fiber Connection Within Network Element  
A method, device and system for automatically discovering optical fibre connection within a network element are provided. In the method, a destination board determines whether it is connected with...
US20110129219 LIGHT MULTIPLEXER  
One side surface of a diffraction grating is securely held by a holder, and further, the holder is securely supported on a substrate by a supporter in such a manner that the diffraction grating...
US20110176804 Method And Systems For Implementing High-radix Switch Topologies On Relatively Lower-radix Switch Physical Networks  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to implementing high-radix switch topologies on relatively lower-radix physical networks. In one embodiment, the method comprises constructing the...
US20150055951 Method for Crosstalk and Power Optimization in Silicon Photonic Based Switch Matrices  
Recursive optimization algorithms can be used to determine which idle photonic switching elements to configure in N×N switching fabrics to achieve crosstalk suppression. Different algorithms are...
US20120163799 Method for Transmitting OAM Message and Processing Error in PON System  
A method of transmitting an Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) message and of processing an error in a Passive Optical Network (PON) system is provided. Using an OAM packet format...
US20130156427 AFDX NETWORK WITH A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK  
The present invention concerns an AFDX network which is extended by a passive optical network or PON. The AFDX network comprises an AFDX switch to which are connected a plurality of equipments....
US20130011132 HYBRID PACKET-OPTICAL PRIVATE NETWORK SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
The present disclosure provides hybrid packet-optical private network systems and methods for a private and dedicated multi-point Ethernet Private Local Area Network (EPLAN). The network systems...
US20120189305 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTES SEPARATION IN ASON SERVICES  
The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for routes separation in ASON services, wherein the method comprises: calculating a route between each of different calls or each of...
US20120128354 DISTRIBUTED SCHEDULING FOR AN OPTICAL SWITCH  
Scheduling methods and apparatus for use with optical switches with hybrid architectures are provided. An exemplary distributed scheduling process achieves 100% throughput for any admissible...
US20150147060 HYBRID ELECTRO-OPTICAL DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER ARCHITECTURE  
A hybrid electro-optical data center system includes multiple tiers. A bottom tier has one or more bottom tier instances, with each bottom tier instance including one or more racks, an...
US20130259465 ETHERNET PRIVATE LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
The present disclosure provides hybrid packet-optical private network systems and methods for a private and dedicated multi-point Ethernet Private Local Area Network (EPLAN). The network systems...
US20150110487 MAINTAINING A FABRIC NAME ACROSS A DISTRIBUTED SWITCH  
Techniques are provided for distributing a fabric name to switching elements of a distributed switch configured to forward Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) frames. A distributed switch...
US20140334819 System and Method for Photonic Switching  
In one embodiment, method of wrapping photonic packets includes receiving, by a node, a first packet and receiving, by the node, a second packet. The method also includes concatenating the first...
US20130156425 Optical Network for Cluster Computing  
Leaf switches and spine switches in a Clos network are interconnected by optical fibers. The network enables large numbers of servers or other apparatus to communicate with each other with minimal...
US20130202296 OPTICAL NODE CONFIGURATION APPARATUS  
A segmented optical node exploits a configuration module having arrayed all elements to go from a 1×4 to a 4×4 configuration, save optional redundant switches. A jumper board in the 1×, 2× path...
US20130039657 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING A NETWORK APPLICATION AMONG A PLURALITY OF NETWORK SITES ON A SHARED NETWORK  
Presented is a system and method for distributing a network application across a plurality of geographically dispersed network sites. The system comprises a plurality of network sites connected by...
US20110262128 MESH RESTORATION IN OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS  
The present disclosure provides mesh restoration systems and methods with Optical Transport Network (OTN) links using a signaling and routing protocol, such as Optical Signaling and Routing...
US20110164872 FAST CONVERGENCE ON CHILD LINK FAILURES AND WEIGHTED LOAD BALANCING OF AGGREGATE ETHERNET/SONET BUNDLES  
A network device provides a selector list that includes indices of child nexthops associated with the network device, where each of the child nexthops is associated with a corresponding child link...
US20120008944 OPTICAL SWITCHING NETWORK  
Systems and methods are disclosed for a method to communicate over an optical network by using hop-by-hop routing over an optical network; and dynamically constructing a network topology.
US20120008943 OPTICAL SWITCHING NETWORK  
Systems and methods are disclosed for a method to communicate over an optical network by using hop-by-hop routing over an optical network; and dynamically constructing a network topology.
US20150110488 CONFIGURABLE CLOS NETWORK  
A configurable Clos network includes leafs and spines and a switch fabric that connects the leafs and the spines. The switch fabric couples each leaf port of each leaf to at least one spine port...
US20150078746 NETWORK NODE CONNECTION CONFIGURATION  
A system and method for connectivity configuration of a network node permits an optical signal to be passed through the node and shifted from a first connector position to a second connector...
US20130243427 LOSSLESS BANDWIDTH ADJUSTMENT METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM  
A lossless bandwidth adjustment method is provided, includes: A downstream node of an ODUflex path receives a request message from an upstream node of the ODUflex path, where the request message...
US20120008945 OPTICAL SWITCHING NETWORK  
Systems and methods are disclosed to communicate over an optical network by using hop-by-hop routing over an optical network; and dynamically constructing a network topology.
US20140178066 QoS-aware united control protocol for optical burst switching in software defined optical netoworks  
The present invention is directed to a QoS-aware unified protocol that is applicable in the control plane of software defined networks, which can bring following benefits and includes optical...
US20110064407 Power save mode for lightpaths  
A method for communicating optically between nodes of an optical network, including forming, between a first node and a second node of the network, a set of lightpaths, each of the set of...
US20110286364 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS IN A BROADBAND NETWORK  
Service providers can reduce multiple overlay networks by creating multiple logical service networks (LSNs) on the same physical or optical fiber network through use of an embodiment of the...
US20130084066 LAYER 1 FAST PROVISIONING AND RIGHT SIZING OF BANDWIDTH FOR LAYER 2/3  
Additional bandwidth is provisioned to layer 2/3 networks by initially provisioning optical wavelength channels to meet incremental needs for additional capacity. When bandwidth requirements grow...
US20110255868 METHOD AND A DEVICE OF SERVICE MIGRATION IN AN AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHED OPTICAL NETWORK  
A method and a device of service migration in an automatically switched optical network are disclosed in the present invention, and the method includes: when receiving a migration indication...
US20120148238 ARCHITECTURE TO SCALE AN IP/MPLS NETWORK VIA MULTIPLE NETWORK PLANES  
An architecture is provided for a core network of a service provider. Intra-connect routers operate multiprotocol label switching under Internet protocol for packets. Network planes are coupled in...
US20140016925 RESIZING A PATH IN A CONNECTION-ORIENTED NETWORK  
An existing path in a connection-oriented network requires resizing from a first size to a second size. Nodes exchange control plane signalling with other nodes which advertises available...
US20150093109 PTP TRANSPARENT CLOCK SYSTEM UPGRADE SOLUTION  
A transparent clock converter is interposed between a non-precision time protocol (non-PTP) enabled network node and other portions of the network. The transparent clock converter effectively...
US20130308941 Energy Efficient Ethernet Network Capability and Feature Exchange in Optical Network Links  
In interfaces such as optical physical layer devices that do not support auto-negotiation, configuration of an energy efficiency Ethernet operation can be enabled through higher-layer protocol...
US20150195186 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A ROUTE RECOMMENDATION  
A method and apparatus for providing a route recommendation are disclosed. For example, the method obtains network topology information, wherein the network topology information comprises a...
US20050213971 Optical switch and network system including the same  
The optical switch, having a plurality of ports capable of switching optical signal routes in a network in the form of light, includes a detection means for detecting information in regard to the...
US20120257891 Traffic Switching In Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) Network  
Embodiments enable an Ethernet over Coaxial (EoC) Coaxial Media Converter (CMC) that implements only a subset of the functions (e.g., MAC and PHY) of a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The...
US20150071632 RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL INTERCONNECT NETWORK  
A network is described in which a base optical point-to-point (P2P) network can be reconfigured to a target network topology. This reconfigurable architecture customizes the network topology for...
US20110129218 OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL, METHOD FOR TIME SYNCRONIZATION THEREOF, OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK THEREOF  
A method for synchronizing time by an optical network terminal (ONT) in a passive optical network system is provided. The method includes: receiving a ranging request message including a first...
US20140161447 System and Method for an Agile Cloud Radio Access Network  
In one embodiment, a cloud radio access network (C-RAN) includes a first plurality of antennas and a first plurality of radio remote units (RRUs) coupled to the plurality of antennas. The C-RAN...
US20120155870 Method And Apparatus For Selectively Routing Entanglement Building  
A method and apparatus (80) are provided for routing entanglement building between a selected pairing of interface qubits (82). The qubits of the selected pairing of interface qubits (82) are...
US20120321305 RADIO-OVER-FIBER (RoF) SYSTEM FOR PROTOCOL-INDEPENDENT WIRED AND/OR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION  
A switched wireless system is used to increase the range of peer-to-peer communications. The optically-switched fiber optic communication system includes a head-end unit (HEU) having a switch...
US20110123193 LINE CONTROL METHOD IN OPTICAL NETWORK AND OPTICAL NETWORK ITSELF  
In an access network using optical switches, communications between an OLT and ONUs are established without a photoelectric conversion performed at an optical switching unit. The OLT controls the...
US20150229528 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING EXCESS OPTICAL CAPACITY AND MARGIN IN OPTICAL NETWORKS  
A method, a network element, and a network include determining excess margin relative to margin needed to insure performance at a nominal guaranteed rate associated with a flexible optical modem...
US20120155869 OPTICAL PACKET SWITCHING SYSTEM  
An optical packet switching system includes: an optical packet switching device configured to route and output an input optical packet signal; an optical amplifier device provided in a stage...
US20130236173 SCALABLE OPTICAL-CORE NETWORK  
A network comprising a large number of electronic edge nodes interconnected through bufferless optical switch planes so that a signal from any edge node to any other edge node traverses only one...
US20130308944 BUTTERFLY OPTICAL NETWORK WITH CROSSING-FREE SWITCHES  
In a multi-chip module (MCM), optical waveguides in a first plane convey modulated optical signals among integrated circuits (which are sometimes referred to as ‘chips’). Moreover, an...
US20120045204 Network with a Fast-Switching Optical Core Providing Widely Varying Flow-rate Allocations  
Multiple switch planes, each having meshed bufferless switch units, connect source nodes to sink nodes to form a communications network. Each directed pair of source and sink nodes has a...
US20120045206 MULTI-CHASSIS ROUTER WITH MULTIPLEXED OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS  
A multi-chassis network device includes a plurality of nodes that operate as a single device within the network and a switch fabric that forwards data plane packets between the plurality of nodes....
US20150078745 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING OPTICAL NETWORKS  
A system and method for designing and constructing optical networks is provided. The system comprises: a server, and interactive software program residing on the server, an interactive input...