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Converting between protocols

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370 - Multiplex communications

370464000 - COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION CARRIED IN PLURAL CHANNELS

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370467000 Conversion between signaling protocols 27
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20090245277Information Receiver and Method for Receiving Information - An information receiver includes: a communication module that is configured to receive, over a network, information from a first apparatus that uses an internet protocol of a first version as a communication protocol and a second apparatus that uses an internet protocol of a second version as a communication protocol; and a storage module that stores names of the first apparatus and the second apparatus from which the communication module has received information, each of the names being correlated with the internet protocol of one of the first version and the second version being used when the respective names are received, wherein the communication module receives information from the first apparatus or the second apparatus using the internet protocol of the first version or second version by referring to the names and the internet protocol being correlated therewith stored in the storage module.10-01-2009
20100158043Method and apparatus for reformatting and retiming digital telecommunications data for reliable retransmission via USB - A method for retiming digital telecommunications data received by a digital logger from a plurality of T-carrier type telephone lines respectively having differing clock sources ensures efficient transmission of received digital audio data to a host computer via a Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) interface. Also the digital logger includes volatile memory for temporarily storing digital audio data received from the plurality of T-carrier type telephone lines for: 06-24-2010
20090175296Extensible System and Method to Bridge SIP and UPnP Devices - Embodiments of the invention generally provide a method and apparatus for bridging session initiation protocol and universal plug and play devices. One embodiment of the invention specifies a method that enables legacy session initiation protocol and universal plug and play devices to communicate with each other (i.e., to access services), where the term “legacy” is defined to mean IETF RFC 3261-compliant for session initiation protocol devices, and DLNA 1.0-compliant for universal plug and play devices. The method enables inter-working between the session initiation protocol and universal plug and play devices without requiring changes to the legacy devices. One embodiment of the invention is a transparent software bridge that enables these features.07-09-2009
20100046545SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATION ON MODBUS AND DNP 3.0 OVER ETHERNET FOR ELECTRONIC POWER METER - A system and method is provided for simultaneous communications on Modbus and DNP 3.0 over Ethernet for an electronic power meter. The system incorporates one or more protocol wrappers to provide compatibility with both Modbus and DNP based applications. The system removes the appropriate wrappers and routes the incoming data packet to its destination. Additionally, the system also wraps outgoing response packets with the appropriate protocol wrapper based on the related data packet wrappers.02-25-2010
20100046544METHODS OF HEADER COMPRESSION WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Embodiments of the invention disclose header compression within a wireless communications network. In an example, the method includes establishing, between an access network and an access terminal, a flow identifier (ID) and mapping protocol to support header compression for packets sent to the access network from the access terminal and intended for an application server. The mapping protocol can be configured to convert packets including the flow ID into packets that conform with a given addressing protocol for routing to the application server. The access terminal sends and the access network receives a first packet of a stream of packets. The first packet includes the flow ID and is in a compressed format compared to that of the same packet conforming with the given addressing protocol. The access network converts the received first packet into a routing packet based on the mapping protocol that conforms with the given addressing protocol.02-25-2010
20100329280METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN A FIRST PROTOCOL AND A SECOND PROTOCOL - The application discloses a method and apparatus for providing interoperability for a mobile subscriber unit (MSU), employing a first protocol e.g., SCEP, with a packet-data subsystem operating at a second protocol e.g., SNDCP. The method includes determining that the first protocol employed by the MSU is different from the second protocol operated by the packet data subsystem. The method then includes creating a context information for the MSU when the determined first protocol is different from the second protocol. Further, the method includes determining a header associated with the second protocol based on the created context information and then receiving at least one data packet associated with the first protocol from the MSU. The method then encapsulates the at least one data packet with the determined header associated with the second protocol. The method then transmits the at least one encapsulated data packet to the communication network through a context manager.12-30-2010
20090059956Network Protocol Converter - An arrangement includes an input to receive DTMF tones, logic to convert the DTMF tones to SMPP protocol, and an output to provide the SMPP protocol.03-05-2009
20090323719METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFORMING FIRST TRANSPORT STREAM OF FIRST FORMAT INTO SECOND TRANSPORT STREAM OF SECOND FORMAT BY EMULATING ARRIVAL TIME STAMP INFORMATION - A method for transforming a first transport stream of a first format into a second transport stream of a second format includes deriving at least one program clock reference (PCR) value from the first transport stream, and calculating an arrival time stamp value according to the PCR value. In addition, the method further includes generating a header carrying at least the arrival time stamp value, and outputting the second transport stream. Additionally, the second transport stream comprises the header and a second packet corresponding to a first packet of the first transport stream.12-31-2009
20090304026Network system for communicating between different IP versions with multiple translators - In a telecommunications network system in which two translators are placed for the conversion of IP version 4 (IPv4)-version 6 (IPv6)-IPv4, one translator converts an IPv4 packet to an IPv6 packet by adding a prefix obtained from a prefix management server managing prefixes to an address contained in an IPv4 packet received from an IPv4 terminal and also converts an IPx6 packet to an IPv4 packet by removing a prefix from the address contained in the IPx6 packet received from the translator. According to the conversion table, the other translator converts the IPv6 packet received from the one translator to an IPv4 packet and an IPv4 packet received from the IPv4 server to an IPv6 packet, thus enhancing the transfer efficiency in the IPv6-IPv4 conversion network.12-10-2009
20090304025Method and System for the Transmission of Data Between Nodes Attached to Separate IP Environments by Allocation of Fictional Addresses - A method of transmitting data between nodes of a network, a node being attached to an IP environment calls its source environment. This method comprises a step of assigning a user agent included in one of said nodes, a fake address in an IP environment different from that of said source environment; and a step of presenting said fake address and a source address of said user agent in said source environment when setting up communication with a remote node.12-10-2009
20120219012METHOD FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNALS - A system for the end-to-end delivery of digital television signals. In a preferred embodiment a digital television signal is: received from production equipment, typically in BD format at approximately 1.4 gigabits per second (Gbps); the received signal is transmitted to a venue point-of-presence; converted for transmission via a 270 Mbps local loop; transmitted to a fiber network point of presence/video service edge; packetized into TCP/IP packets in a video gateway; and routed to one or more destination addresses via the fiber network; received at one or more video service edge destinations; converted to a digital television format, typically SDI; and either transmitted via a second 270 Mbps local loop for delivery to a customer site and subsequent conversion to a 1.4 Gbps HD signal, or converted directly to a 1.4 Gbs HD signal at the receiving video service edge.08-30-2012
20090041051ENHANCED COMMUNICATION NETWORK TAP PORT AGGREGATOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHODS THEREOF - An arrangement in a network device for facilitating at least one of multiple connection speeds with a network, active response between a monitoring device and an end-device, and power over Ethernet (POE) over a network is provided. As a facilitator of multiple connection speeds, the arrangement includes a plurality of physical layer interface (PHY) and media access controller (MAC) that are configured to support multiple speeds. As a facilitator of active response, the arrangement includes a logic arrangement for multicasting a set of instructions that is sent from a monitoring port. As a facilitator of POE, the arrangement is configured to receive data traffic (e.g., data packets and/or power packets) through a first network port and to send the data traffic out a second network port.02-12-2009
20090041052SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING UNIFIED COLLABORATION SYSTEMS WITH USER SELECTABLE REPLY FORMAT - A communication system provides integrated email, telephone and instant messenger communication including a common address book, a common log of communication history and shared presence information. A user can respond to a communication according to any format, email, telephone or instant messenger, with a response using the same format or any other format. The response may be initiated by a single command.02-12-2009
20130070788Method and Apparatus for Interchanging Data, and Network - A method for interchanging data between two devices in a network which utilizes a communication protocol with an interface based on the OPC-UA standard to interchange the data, wherein the communication protocol comprises an interface based on the stream reservation protocol standard or an interface based on the multiple stream registration protocol standard in accordance with IEEE standard 802.1Qat, such that the data is interchangeable between the two devices using both interfaces in a prescribed period of time.03-21-2013
20130070787NETWORK DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM - A system is disclosed which provides for local gathering and translation of information from a wide variety of sources of such information, wherein the translation presents the information in a format which can be received by a wide variety of different applications and end users, and effectively utilized by same.03-21-2013
20100091792CONVERSION APPARATUS - A conversion apparatus, which mutually connects a layer 04-15-2010
20090268754METHODS, DEVICES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING OPERATIONS OF DIGITAL MEDIA DEVICES USING A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of controlling operations of a plurality of digital media devices on a network that are configured to communicate using a first communications protocol includes establishing a wireless connection between a mobile terminal and a digital media control point device. The digital media control point device is configured to communicate with the plurality of digital media devices via the network using the first communications protocol. A command to control an operation of at least one of the plurality of digital media devices is transmitted from the mobile terminal and is received at the digital media control point device via the wireless connection using a second communications protocol that is different from the first communications protocol. The received command is correlated to a corresponding command in accordance with the first communications protocol, and is transmitted to the at least one of the plurality of digital media devices via the network using the first communications protocol. Data from the at least one of the plurality of digital media devices is received at the digital media control point device via the network using the first communications protocol, and at least a portion of the data is transmitted to the mobile terminal via the wireless connection using the second communications protocol. Related devices and computer program products are also discussed.10-29-2009
20090268753METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus for information management systems according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with a system interface to communicate with an external system, such as a weapon, and a network interface to communicate with a node connected to a network, such as the Global Information Grid. The information management system may further include a data processing system in communication with the system interface and the network interface to enable the external system to provide and consume services to and from a node connected to network.10-29-2009
20090268755CODEC CONVERTER, GATEWAY DEVICE, AND CODEC CONVERTING METHOD - A codec converter includes: a plurality of codec converting units each configured to convert first encoded media data encoded using a first encoding mode into second encoded media data encoded using a second encoding mode different from the first encoding mode; a media data extracting unit configured to extract input-encoded media data from an input packet, and to generate conversion information that identifies a desired format conversion; a resource allocation unit configured to route the input-encoded media data to a selected one of the plurality of codec converting units based on the conversion information; and a packet reassembling unit configured to receive output-encoded media data from the selected one of the plurality of codec converting units, and to assemble the output-encoded media data into an output packet. Each of the plurality of codec converting units selects a different pair of first and second encoding modes.10-29-2009
20130163612REFRAMING CIRCUITRY WITH VIRTUAL CONTAINER DROP AND INSERT FUNCTIONALITY TO SUPPORT CIRCUIT EMULATION PROTOCOLS - Reframing circuitry controls communications between a physical layer device and a link layer device. In a first direction of communication, the reframing circuitry receives a container frame with the container frame having a first arrangement of columns, and outputs a virtual container frame that includes a modified version of the container frame received by the reframing circuitry, with the modified version of the container frame having a second arrangement of columns different than the first arrangement of columns. For example, the reframing circuitry in generating the modified version of the container frame may remove a path overhead column of the container frame and replace that path overhead column with a stuff column in the modified version of the container frame. The virtual container frame may be configured to include the path overhead column that was removed from the container frame in generating the modified version of the container frame.06-27-2013
20130163613ETHERNET BASE, NETWORK SYSTEM, AND DATA FORWARDING METHOD - The present invention discloses an Ethernet base, a network system, and a data forwarding method. The Ethernet base receives service data which is in a USB format and sent by a 3G router, and after converting the service data in the USB format into service data in an Ethernet format, sends the service data in the Ethernet format to a fixed network router. The Ethernet base further performs software configuration on its USB unit, so as to enable the USB unit to fulfill a hardware time sequence function of a USB host device. According to embodiments of the present invention, network traffic of the 3G router can be switched to the fixed network router without modifying basic architecture of the 3G router; and a USB interface of the Ethernet base supports charging the 3G router simultaneously in a process of data transmission.06-27-2013
20090238204SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING CROSS COMPATIBILITY WITH A PLURALITY OF THIN-CLIENT PLATFORMS - Techniques for use within computer systems that communicate with multiple different terminal systems using multiple different terminal protocols are disclosed. In one embodiment, a partial protocol converter module is installed in a computer server system to enable the computer server system to communicate with terminal systems that use terminal protocol other than the terminal protocol used natively by the computer server system. The partial protocol converter module directly accesses a screen buffer in the computer server system that is associated with the terminal systems that use terminal protocol other than the terminal protocol used natively by the computer server system. The partial protocol converter module detects updates to the screen buffer and encodes these display screen updates into a message using the native protocol used by the terminal system and then transmits that encoded message to the terminal system.09-24-2009
20090232158METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO LINK CONTROL PADDING FOR ENHANCED GENERAL PACKET RADIO SERVICE09-17-2009
20090274170Adaptation Apparatus and Adaptation Method for Ethernet Signal Transmission - The present invention provides an adaptation apparatus for Ethernet signal transmission, including: a differential/single-ended conversion unit, set between the coaxial cable network and the Ethernet physical layer chip, adapted to convert a to-be-transmitted signal of the Ethernet physical layer chip from differential signal into single-ended signal; a non-collinear/collinear conversion unit, set between the coaxial cable network and the Ethernet physical layer chip, adapted to convert the to-be-transmitted signal from non-collinear signal into collinear signal; and transmitting means for transmitting the converted to-be-transmitted signal to the coaxial cable network. The present invention also provides an adaptation method for Ethernet signal transmission. Through the present invention, communications between an Ethernet access point and coaxial cable terminals and communications between the coaxial cable terminals are enabled so that Ethernet signals can be transmitted in coaxial cable networks.11-05-2009
20090010278Method And Nodes For Providing Adaptive Segmentation - A method and nodes for providing adaptive segmentation in a higher protocol layer interacting with a lower protocol layer. An adaptable segmentation limit (01-08-2009
20090028183Platform for communicating across multiple communication channels - Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with communications through a software platform are described herein. In an embodiment, a method for communicating with users across multiple communication channels from a single platform includes gathering data related to a first user; storing the gathered data; accessing the stored data to determine whether a message should be sent to the first user; accessing the stored data to determine what communication channel should be used to send the message to the first user; formatting the message for the determined communication channel; and sending the message to the first user through the determined communication channel.01-29-2009
20090003378Communication Device - A communication device is described that comprises a first data unit buffer for holding data units of a first communication protocol and a second data unit buffer for holding data units of a second communication protocol. The first communication protocol is a communication protocol suitable for transmitting data units from a sending peer of said first communication protocol to a receiving peer of said first communication protocol over one or more relay peers of said first communication protocol. The first communication protocol provides for at least a first type (RACK) of receipt information that is indicative of a correct receipt at a relay peer and a second type (ACK) of receipt information that is indicative of a correct receipt at said receiving peer. The second can be a conventional ARQ protocol or a protocol using the two types of receipt information. A control system is arranged to control a generation of said data units of said second communication protocol such that a data symbol stream carried in said data units of said first communication protocol is also carried in said data units of said second communication protocol, and the control system is arranged to implement the control procedure for controlling a transmission of said data units of said first communication protocol in such a way that if all the data symbols of said data symbol stream contained in a given data unit of said first communication protocol are successfully transferred into said second data unit buffer, then said control procedure acts as if said first type (RACK) of receipt information had been received for said given data unit.01-01-2009
20100085983ELECTRONIC PROTOCOL CONVERTER - Systems and methods are provided allowing two or more electronic devices that each operate under different protocols to communicate. In one embodiment, a gateway component is configured to convert electronic signals or messages using a first protocol to messages or electronic signals in another protocol. In one such embodiment, the gateway may asynchronously transmit converted communications between an electronic device and a host, without neither the electronic device nor the host device being aware of the gateway component and without noticeable delay in operation of the electronic device. In another embodiment, the system may include a component utilizing a first protocol to communicate with the electronic device and another component using a second protocol to communicate with a host device.04-08-2010
20090028182Methods and apparatus for format selection for network optimization - Method and apparatus for optimizing network bandwidth utilization by delivering to users only the minimum number of programs required by service provider policies. In one embodiment, the method comprises switching some users from lower quality versions of programs to higher quality versions of the same programs, and removing those lower quality versions of programs from a given service group. In another embodiment, some users are switched from higher quality versions of programs to lower quality versions of those same programs, and the higher quality versions of programs removed from a given service group.01-29-2009
20100034217 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING OPTICAL TRANSMISSION NETWORK SERVICE DISPATCH IN OPTICAL SYNCHRONIZATION NETWORK - A method and device for supporting optical transmission network service dispatch in optical synchronization network, the said device includes service board cards (02-11-2010
20100111101METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING CONTENT FOR ACCESS DURING A MEDIA SESSION - An approach is provided for managing content for access during a media session. Content or information relating to the content is received from a user over a data network. A message is generated, according to an application layer protocol, specifying an address for subsequent retrieval, by the user, of the content over a communication session established over the data network utilizing the application layer protocol.05-06-2010
20100124236SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LEVERAGING SIP TO INTEGRATE RFID TAG INFORMATION INTO PRESENCE DOCUMENTS - A system and method is provided for converting RFID tag information into presence documents and, in particular, a system, topologies and a method is provided for leveraging session initiation protocol (SIP) to integrate RFID tag information into presence documents. The method is implemented in a computing environment, which includes receiving RFID information from a RFID gateway and converting the RFID information into a SIP message. The SIP message is published to a presence server.05-20-2010
20090097502Field equipment control system - A field equipment control system including: a plurality of field equipments installed in a field; and a control device for controlling the plurality of field equipments, wherein each of the field equipments has a wireless communication section for transmitting/receiving data between the field equipments, and at least one field equipment out of the plurality of field equipments, which is connected to the control device, has a communication relaying section for carrying out a data conversion between different protocols.04-16-2009
20090290596METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING VIRTUAL CLOCK SIGNALS - The invention includes a method and apparatus for generating virtual clock signals for differing hierarchies in a communication system conveying data frames of differing hierarchies. Specifically, a method according to one embodiment of the invention includes receiving data frames of a first hierarchy, receiving at least one input clock signal, and generating a virtual clock signal using the at least one input clock signal and a clock enable signal. The clock enable signal is generated using at least one of a data rate ratio and a clock rate ratio. The virtual clock signal is adapted for converting at least a portion of the data frames of the first hierarchy to data frames of a second hierarchy. The frequency of the virtual clock signal is determined by applying the clock enable signal to a common clock signal.11-26-2009
20090161692HIGH PERFORMANCE ETHERNET NETWORKING UTILIZING EXISTING FIBRE CHANNEL FABRIC HBA TECHNOLOGY - This is directed to providing Fibre Channel over Ethernet communication. For example a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) enabled device (such as a computer) may include a Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapter (FCoEA). The FCoEA may include an HBA module. The HBA module may be configured to communicate over the Fibre Channel protocol. The FCoE enabled device may process and encapsulate the HBA module's communication in order to send them over an Ethernet network instead. The FCoE enabled device may process communications directed to various Fibre Channel fabric services by utilizing existing Ethernet services, such as an iSNS server. Thus, the FCoE enabled device can emulate a Fibre Channel network for the HBA module using the Ethernet network and one or more Existing Ethernet services/servers.06-25-2009
20120106572METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING METAZONES ACROSS DISSIMILAR NETWORKS - A system and method for creating and enforcing meta-zones that cross the interface between different network protocols are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of enforcing meta-zones comprises: (a) receiving an Infiniband (IB) packet destined for a Fibre Channel (FC) target device; (b) comparing a partition key in the IB packet to a partition key associated with the FC target device; and (c) converting the IB packet to a FC frame only if the partition keys match. The method may further comprise receiving FC frames destined for an IB target device and converting the FC frame into an IB packet having a partition key associated with the source of the FC frame. Also disclosed are a gateway configured to create and enforce meta-zones, and computer networks having such a gateway.05-03-2012
20090201944Controlling External Communication of Embedded Device Using Proxy Server - An embedded device communicates with another device via an external proxy server acting for the embedded device to control communication. The embedded device includes a communication device capable of communicating with the proxy server, a storage unit storing a state of communication with the other device, an updating unit, a response unit responding to the task with a result of the updating of the communication state that has been performed in accordance with the control request, and a control instruction unit transmitting, to the proxy server by means of the communication device, an instruction for changing a state of communication with the other device in the proxy server to the communication state stored in the storage.08-13-2009
20090262753SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for implementing and designing protocols in such communications systems which can be wireless or wired. The systems and methods can include fundamental changes in the traditional protocol design approaches with their constraints of one-to-one mapping in protocols. By doing so, embodiments of the present invention enable an efficient way to design and implement a system to support single or multiple protocols.10-22-2009
20110206063Method And System For Ethernet Converter And/Or Adapter That Enables Conversion Between A Plurality Of Different Ethernet Interfaces - An active cable housing converts signals from one protocol to another protocol. Copper and/or an optical media may be utilized. PoE may provide power. Signals from a single interface are converted and distributed via a plurality of interfaces and vice versa. Signals received at one data rate are communicated via a plurality of interfaces at different rates. Signals received via a plurality of interfaces at one or more rates are combined, converted and/or communicated via a single interface at a different rate. The active cable housing may comprise RJ45 connectors and/or connectors that comprise a form factor that enable integration into a handheld device. The active cable housing may comprise a patch cord. The active cable housing may comprise one or more of a physical layer device, an OSI layer 2 device, a device that performs higher than OSI layer 2 functions and a switch.08-25-2011
20100061400FRAME GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROTECTING PROTOCOL HEADER INFORMATION OVER WIDEBAND HIGH FREQUENCY WIRELESS SYSTEM - Provided are a frame generation apparatus and method that may protect variable length header information in a wideband high frequency wireless system. The frame generation apparatus may report variable length header information of a frame, and thereby the variable length header information may be verified in a receiving device. Also, the frame generation apparatus may convert a variable length header into a fixed length header by adding padding information to the variable length header of a frame, thereby protecting variable length header information.03-11-2010
20080273551Method and Related Apparatus for Handling Packet Discard in a Wireless Communications System - A method for handling packet discard in a transmitter of a wireless communications system includes activating a “use of a special value of a header extension field” mode, discarding a plurality of service data units, wherein the last service data unit of the plurality of service data units ends at an end of a first protocol data unit using the special value in a header extension field, and setting a value of a field to be a sequence number of a second protocol data unit, wherein the field is utilized for indicating a receiver to discard all not yet successfully received service data units that have segments with sequence number being less than the value of the field, and the second protocol data unit is next to the first protocol data unit.11-06-2008
20080285590STORAGE SYSTEM, COMPUTER SYSTEM AND INTERFACE MODULE - An interface module comprises a serial signal transceiver to be connected to an external transmission path and an interface processing unit connected to the transceiver. The interface processing unit comprises a serializer/deserializer circuit, an encoder/decoder, a protocol processing unit having at least two kinds of selectable protocol processing functions, and a communicate mode switch circuit for changing reference clock to be supplied to the serializer/deserializer circuit in conjunction with switching of the protocol processing function from one to another.11-20-2008
20080285589METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA EXCHANGE WITH A MULTIMEDIA AND ETHERNET ENABLED LAN SUBSYSTEM - Aspects of a method and system for data exchange with a multimedia and Ethernet enabled LAN subsystem are provided. A multimedia networking interface may be enabled to process multimedia data and communicate the data between a networking interface and one or both of a graphics processor and an audio processor. In some instances, the networking interface may comprise a LAN interface and may enable communicating multimedia data over a network. The multimedia networking interface may be enabled to communicate auxiliary and/or control data associated with communicated multimedia content. The multimedia networking interface may process multimedia content prior to or subsequent to transmission of said content. In this regard, the multimedia networking interface may be enabled to parse, format, encapsulate, decapsulate, packetize, depacketize, and/or otherwise format the multimedia content.11-20-2008
20080285588SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING UNIFIED COLLABORATION SYSTEMS WITH COMBINED COMMUNICATION LOG - A communication system provides integrated email, telephone and instant messenger communication including a common address book, a common log of communication history and shared presence information. A user can respond to a communication according to any format, email, telephone or instant messenger, with a response using the same format or any other format. The response may be initiated by a single command.11-20-2008
20080285587SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING UNIFIED COLLABORATION SYSTEMS WITH USER SELECTABLE REPLY FORMAT - A communication system provides integrated email, telephone and instant messenger communication including a common address book, a common log of communication history and shared presence information. A user can respond to a communication according to any format, email, telephone or instant messenger, with a response using the same format or any other format. The response may be initiated by a single command.11-20-2008
20080304515COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication system includes a transmitting unit transmitting a packet data and a receiving unit receiving a packet data. The transmitting unit includes a first detection unit receiving a packet data transmitted using a first protocol, detecting a predetermined bit pattern in the received packet data, and determining the packet data in which the bit pattern is detected is a target of protocol conversion; and a first converting unit converting the first protocol of the determined packet data into a second protocol including a retransmission function, adding a tag indicating the protocol conversion to the converted packet data and transmitting the converted data. The receiving unit includes a second detection unit receiving the packet data transmitted using the second protocol and detecting the tag; and a second converting unit converting the protocol of the packet data in which the conversion tag is detected into a third protocol.12-11-2008
20080304514METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH A HETEROGENEOUS TERMINAL - Provided are a method and apparatus for communicating with a heterogeneous terminal, more particularly, a method and apparatus for communicating with a heterogeneous terminal in which the communication between terminals using different modulation methods can be initialized by transmitting throughout a network a preamble with a waveform that is commonly used in the network. The apparatus includes a preamble-generation unit which generates a preamble having a plurality of sequences corresponding to a combination of a modulation method and a waveform that are to be applied to a packet; and a communication unit which attaches the preamble to the packet and then transmits the packet.12-11-2008
20080205441Data frame processing - A method and apparatus for bridging network protocols is disclosed. In one embodiment, a data frame is received and stored in a dual-port memory queue by hardware logic. An embedded processor is notified of the data frame once a programmable number of bytes of the data frame have been received and stored. Once notified, the embedded processor may then undertake to read the data frame from the memory queue while the hardware logic is still writing to the memory queue. In one embodiment, the processor may then translate the data frame's protocol and begin transmitting it out over a network connection, all while the data frame's payload is still being received.08-28-2008
20080291939MEDIA CONVERTER - A media converter capable of converting digital data of a unidirectional interface to digital data of a bidirectional interface or converting vice versa and converting digital data in commercial use to digital data for consumers or converting vice versa so that consumers are able to obtain even high quality images is provided. The media converter has a function for inputting digital data of a unidirectional interface and converting the inputting digital data to digital data of a bidirectional interface, and a function for inputting digital data of a bidirectional interface and converting the inputting digital data to digital data of a unidirectional interface, wherein the unidirectional interface is an HD-SDI (High Definition Serial Data Interface) format digital interface, and the bidirectional interface is a digital interface conforming to IEEE1394.11-27-2008
20080232398VIRTUAL USB COMMUNICATIONS PORT - A method and system for accessing a remote real communication port (“COM port”) from a server blade in a server blade chassis by creating a virtual COM port in the server blade. A basic input/output system (BIOS) controller monitors an internal COM port in the server blade for communication traffic. Upon detecting the communication traffic, the BIOS controller reroutes the traffic to a virtual USB COM port created by the BIOS controller chipset. The virtual USB COM port directs the communication traffic to an internal universal serial bus (USB) device in the server blade. The USB device then forwards the traffic to an Ethernet media access controller (MAC) input/output (I/O) on a sideband channel to a remote system, which passes the communication traffic to a real COM port in the remote system.09-25-2008
20080240153TESTING PROTOCOL COMPATABILITY - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to conversation protocol validation and provide a method, system and computer program product for testing protocol compatibility between trading partners in a B2B conversation. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for testing protocol compatibility between roles in a B2B conversation can be provided. The method can include selecting at least two roles from amongst global process models, constructing local protocols for each of the selected roles, generating a conversation protocol from the constructed local protocols, and detecting dead-end states in the generated conversation protocol to identify protocol incompatibility while identifying protocol compatibility in the absence of dead-end states in the generated conversation protocol.10-02-2008
20080240152System And Method For Communicating Data For Display On A Remote Display Device - A system and method for communicating data for display on a remote display device are disclosed. A method includes converting at least one first DisplayPort transfer unit into at least one a network packet capable of being transmitted via a data network. The network packet may be transmitted via the data network and converted into at least one second DisplayPort transfer unit. The at least one second DisplayPort transfer unit may then be routed to a display device for display.10-02-2008
20080240155System, method, and device for media stream transport re-encapsulation/tagging - The invention provides for systems, methods, and a transport re-encapsulator/tagger for delivering streaming media to customer premises equipment. A digital streaming media system broadcasts streaming media to provider networks which use middleware which has certain requirements for the transport encapsulation and tagging of headers of the streaming media. The invention provides for re-encapsulating/tagging of media broadcasts having one type of transport encapsulation/tagging into a type of transport encapsulation/tagging required by the middleware.10-02-2008
20080240154Device, system and method of UDP communication - Device, system and method of UDP communication. For example, an apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes a non-kernel UDP protocol handler adapted to perform a UDP operation of a user mode application by bypassing the operating system kernel and directly accessing a communication adapter having an operating system bypass capability.10-02-2008
20080212609ICMP translator - When an IPv4/v6 dual stack terminal communicating via TCP on IPv6 fails to promptly switch over to IPv4 after the ICMPv6 fails due to a soft error, the problem should be resolved at the prior stage server rather than on the complicated terminal. The server at a stage prior to the terminal receives TCP packets from the terminal to find the TCP connection status on the terminal. When the terminal connection status is SYN-SENT or SYN-RECEIVED, and the server receives an unaddressed soft error such as ICMPv6 “Destination Unreachable: no route to destination (ICMP type=1: code 0)” for that terminal, the server rewrites the ICMPv6 contents as a hard error such as “Destination Unreachable: communication with destination administratively prohibited (ICMP type=1: code 1)” and sends it the terminal.09-04-2008
20090190610Circuit emulation over an IP interworking VLL - A method of circuit emulation over an IP interworking VLL, and related system, the method including one or more of the following: configuring a circuit emulation port with one or more logical interfaces; configuring one or more channels on each of the one or more logical interfaces; configuring the one or more channels with a destination IP address; configuring the one or more channels with a destination UDP port number; specifying an Ipipe VLL for each of the one or more channels; determining TDM traffic to go onto the specified Ipipe; packetizing TDM traffic; encapsulating the TDM traffic with encapsulation; inserting one or more packets of the TDM traffic into an IP interworking VLL; sending the one or more packets through the Ipipe; stripping the encapsulation from the one or more packets of the TDM traffic; and forwarding the one or more packets to a destination.07-30-2009
20090154493Method and a System for Transporting of Data with Integrated Protocol Mapping Function - The invention relates to a network comprising at least one host device having an interface card connected to a backplane of said host device, wherein said interface card comprises at least one cage for receiving a pluggable module which performs a traffic management of data transported via at least one optical fibre connected to said pluggable module.06-18-2009
20100002721PROTOCOL LINK LAYER - A link is a software abstraction that represents a direct connection between two CoCo nodes. The link layer detects the presence of neighboring devices and establishes links to them. A protocol abstraction layer converts data frames that arrive on network interfaces into packet objects used by the CoCo Protocol Suite.01-07-2010
20090185578METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING FIBER CHANNEL SERVICE - The present invention provides an apparatus and system for transmitting fiber channel services. The apparatus includes an FC service transmission module, a mapping module, a label adding module, an FC service receiving module, a label removing module, and a demapping module. In the embodiments of the present invention, transport channel labels are added for FC services, and FC services are multiplexed into a packet physical interface. Thus, FC services can be transmitted in the packet switched network transparently. Besides, FC services are loaded into the Ethernet payload so that there is no need to generate a GFP idle frame to adapt to the Ethernet payload, thus simplifying the process.07-23-2009
20080317063Systems and Methods for Providing a Home Network Conversion Interface - Systems and methods are provided wherein an incoming plain old telephone systems (PSTN) signal is input into a home network conversion interface. The home network conversion interface first determines the data type of the incoming signal. Next, the home network conversion interface creates a routing sequence of the incoming signal based on the determined data type. Finally, the home network conversion interface converts the incoming signal into an 802.X format and sends the signal to an appropriate IP device based on the determined signal type. Should the home network conversion interface lose electrical power, a drop contactor routes the incoming signal directly to an analog device without creating a routing sequence or performing an 802.X conversion.12-25-2008
20080317064System and method to enable combination of network controlled mobility and ue controlled mobility between different IP versions - The present invention provides session continuity when a User Equipment (UE) moves from one network to another network. A method and system for providing access to nodes supporting, for example, both Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol Version (IPv6) on a network supporting only one of the IP versions are provided. In addition, both network based mobility and UE based mobility mechanisms are supported to allow a UE supporting dual stack mobility access to a network supporting only one of IPv4 or IPv6. The invention provides for a reduction of header overhead and signaling overhead.12-25-2008
20090080461FRAME ALTERATION LOGIC FOR NETWORK PROCESSORS - Packet switching node in a communication system includes apparatus for receiving incoming information packets or frames which contain header portions with formatting control blocks. Information in the frame's header contains frame alteration commands for modifying the information in the frame. The modifications include adding new information, deleting information, and overlaying information. Decoders and control devices in an alteration engine interpret the commands and apply the modifications to the frame data. Common and standard data patterns are stored for insertion or overlaying to conserve data packet space.03-26-2009
20110142069TECHNIQUES FOR ETHERNET OPTICAL REACH IMPROVEMENT - According to another general aspect, an apparatus may include a receiver, a decoding engine, an envelope generator, an error code generator, and a transmitter. In one embodiment, the receiver may be configured to receive an Ethernet packet that includes a payload portion. In various embodiments, the decoding engine may be configured to decode at least the payload portion of the Ethernet packet such that the size of the payload portion is reduced. In some embodiments, the envelope generator may be configured to encapsulate the payload portion such that packet boundaries may be identified. In various embodiments, the error code generator may be configured to associate an error correction code with the encapsulated payload portion. In another embodiment, the transmitter may be configured to transmit the encapsulated payload and error correction code.06-16-2011
20090201945Method, system, and computer program product for data exchange - A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for exchanging data among data processing systems. The method may comprise transmitting a first data structure from an originating system in the format native to such system to a management component; identifying a target system for receiving the first data structure; transmitting the first data structure from the management component to an autonomous component as a function of the target system; and comparing the first data structure to a set of data templates in order to identify a matching data template. If a matching data template is identified, the method further may comprise generating a second data structure according to the matching data template in the format native to the target system. If no matching data template is identified, the method further may comprise generating a new data template and generating the second data structure according to the new data template.08-13-2009
20090003380METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL A VOICE EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (VXML) SESSION - Methods and apparatus to control a voice eXtensible Markup Language (VXML) session are disclosed. An example application server comprises an interface to send a first protocol message to a media server to initiate a communication session to provide first VXML content to the media server, and a session controller to detect an event at the application server and to direct the interface to send a second protocol message to the media server to interrupt the first VXML content at the media server and to direct the media server to obtain second VXML content via the communication session.01-01-2009
20090207855COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSING METHOD, AND NODES - To the logical links established between the first node and the second node by use of the first protocol belonging to the first layer, a signal, which is a signal of the second protocol belonging to the second layer higher than the first layer and to which signal the information identifying the transmission source node is transmitted. The first and the second nodes manage the communications links in association with the node identifier added to the signal received through the communications links.08-20-2009
20100150170Scalable and Robust Mechanism for Remote IP Device Monitoring With Changing IP Address Assignment - A method is provided for monitoring devices with changing IP addresses. SNMP trap is received from a device at a first IP address to notify that a connection is up, and a SNMP poll is transmitted to the device to obtain an identifier. Predetermined consecutive SNMP GET requests are transmitted to the device in intervals. Responsive to failing to receive from the device predetermined consecutive SNMP GET responses equal to the predetermined consecutive SNMP GET requests, it is determined that there is a connection failure or a device failure and checked whether the device is in a maintenance window. If not in maintenance window, a trouble ticket is generated. Responsive to the failure, there is a predetermined waiting period for another SNMP trap from the device with a second IP address and the same identifier notifying that a connection is back up, and no trouble ticket is generated.06-17-2010
20100189128COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There is provided a communication control device comprising: a wired connection unit that makes a wired connection with a mobile terminal; a setting unit that sets a frequency of a communication signal transmitted to or received from the mobile terminal through the wired connection unit; and a protocol conversion unit capable of converting a protocol of the communication signal from a mobile communication protocol to an IP (Internet Protocol).07-29-2010
20100260202Communication Device, Communication System, Communication Method and Program - [Object] Object of the present invention is to provide a communication device capable of reliably ensuring the compatibility of the communication when a higher level application includes one or a plurality of protocols.10-14-2010
20090116509Mobile temporary incident area network for local communications interoperability - An ad hoc emergency interoperability communication network is established by providing universal temporary incident area network modules that communicate with each other on an open network, with the network being established when vehicles containing the temporary incident area network modules are within range of each other.05-07-2009
20100183025VIRTUAL LINKING USING A WIRELESS DEVICE - A system and method for virtual linking a wireless device to another device is disclosed herein. The system includes an access point and a controller configured to mediate transmissions between the wireless device and the another device. The system further includes a virtual device table and a permissions filter to ensure virtual linking between devices that have matching access right and requested services. The wireless device and the another device may have the same or dissimilar protocols.07-22-2010
20090245276SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA OVER A VOICE CHANNEL OF A TELEPHONE NETWORK USING LINEAR PREDICTIVE CODING BASED MODULATION - The various embodiments described herein generally provide apparatus, systems and methods which facilitate the transmission of data between a client device and a remote device over a voice channel of a telephone network. More particularly, data from a client device is modulated into an audio signal using linear predictive coding (LPC) synthesis and transmitted to the remote device during a phone call. The remote device receives the audio signal and performs linear predictive coding (LPC) analysis to extract the transmitted data.10-01-2009
20100177786System and method for multimedia communication across disparate networks - A method of communication between endpoint devices that includes converting data packets from a multiport protocol to a proprietary port protocol so that the data packets can traverse firewalls protecting the endpoint devices. A system that includes networks protected by firewall wherein the communication between the networks is in a proprietary protocol and the system further including a device for managing the communication between the protected networks.07-15-2010
20120033681MEDIATING METHOD AND SYSTEM BETWEEN SIGNALING NETWORK PEERS - The present invention disclose a system and method for mediating between signaling network peers of diameter type, where each peer is associated with different telecommunication service providers network or different application vendors. The method comprise the steps of: identifying equipment application type and release version of each provider based on pre-defined automatic identification classification rules and profile, classifying the vendor of the implemented diameter application in each signaling peer, retrieving a first set of rules adapted for the identified source equipment type, intercepting messages of communication session between signaling peers of different providers, applying steering rules on outgoing requests for selecting the destination route of target peers, retrieving a second set of conversion rules adapted for the identified destination equipment type vendor application relating to messages structure, content types and content values and applying all conversion rules on intercepted messages for translating between messages formats of the different signaling peers.02-09-2012
20090207854SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING EFFICIENT BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION IN PACKET SWITCHED NETWORKS - Systems and methods are described for efficiently transmitting packetized data from a sender to a receiver over a communications link. A compression context is established between the sender and the receiver based upon commonalities in each of the data packets prior to transmitting the data over the communications link. The data is compressed according to the compression context to thereby create compressed data packets, and the compressed data packets are transmitted to the receiver across the communications link. By establishing compression contexts prior to transmission, the need for in-band signaling is reduced or eliminated.08-20-2009
20090323718SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SECURE COMMUNICATIONS OVER A PUBLIC NETWORK - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some aspects a method to provide secure communications between a plurality of computers over a public network includes establishing a connection over the public network between the plurality of computers by mimicking hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) enterprise tunnel (HET) server protocol and changing the connection to a multiplexing protocol.12-31-2009
20090316720Controller and adapters to enable unlike device integration - A device that schedules the transmission of information between system components, paired with different data adapters, allows for a system that can transmit data between unlike devices. The system focuses on allowing electronic devices to be used in more facets than the intended application. A user is able to hook up multiple source devices including computers, cable boxes, heating systems, et. al. and interact with them on different output devices. Based on the output device television, speakers, monitors, et. al. and the control device, i.e. a remote, keyboard, Wii Mote™, et. al. the interaction with the source device will be tailored to provide the most natural interaction. This will also allow unlike devices to be used together in order to create a synergistic effect.12-24-2009
20110013647IPV6 OVER IPV4 TRANSITION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF CONTROL SERVER - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for performing IPv6 over IPv4 transition to improve performance of a control server. When an edge router selected by the control server according to a tunnel creation request of an IPv6 terminal receives a tunnel creation request message from the control server, the edge router transmits a tunnel creation response message for the received tunnel creation request message to the IPv6 terminal through the control server, and the edge router performs IPv6 over IPv4 transition through a tunnel created by the IPv6 terminal that received the tunnel creation response message so as to improve the performance of the control server. Therefore, loads of the control server occurred because all terminals set control tunnels to the control server can be prevented, and service extensibility due to the increase in the number of subscribers can be guaranteed.01-20-2011
20110128972PEER TO PEER DYNAMIC NETWORK LINK ACCELERATION - A peer to peer dynamic network acceleration method and apparatus provide enhanced communications directly between two or more enhanced clients. The enhanced clients may comprise a front-end, a back-end, or both. In general, the front-end and back-end of the enhanced clients work in concert to translate data into an enhanced protocol for communication between the enhanced clients. The enhanced protocol may provide acceleration, security, error correction, and other benefits. Data from various applications may be seamlessly translated between a first protocol and the enhanced protocol, such that the applications need not be modified to use the enhanced protocol. The enhanced clients may automatically detect one another to establish an enhanced communications channel automatically.06-02-2011
20090034553SYSTEM AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR ENABLING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NODES - Provided are a system and article of manufacture performed at a local node to communicate with a remote node. A first communication protocol is used to communicate with the remote node to establish a connection for a second communication protocol. Data structures are created to enable communication with the remote node to establish the connection with the remote node for the second communication protocol. An extension layer is invoked for the second communication protocol. The data structures are passed to the extension layer to use to communicate with the remote node using the second communication protocol.02-05-2009
20100150169Dynamic Adaptation Service - A method for implementing a dynamic adaptation service includes initializing a plurality of services of an enterprise service bus (ESB). At least one service of the plurality of services being initialized is a dynamic adaptation service. The method also includes receiving at the dynamic adaptation service a first request from a user requesting adaptation between a first client and a first service. The method further includes identifying a first protocol used by the first service and a second protocol used by the first client. The method additionally includes determining at least one adapter to use to adapt messages communicated between the first client using the first protocol and the first service using the second protocol. The method also includes creating a new adapter service through which the first client connects to the first service via the at least one adapter.06-17-2010
20100061399PACKET SCHEDULING SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL VIDEO BROADCASTING - A system and method for processing multiple client flows to a single outbound link is provided. Specifically, a scheduler enforces a maximum symbol rate on the aggregate output flow. Inbound client flows are scheduled for output based upon individual quality of service parameters. For each round of scheduling, packets configured for a first bandwidth range are processed in a first pass and packets configured for a second bandwidth range are processed in a second pass. The packets are placed into frames before transmission. A comparison of the actual symbol usage with the estimated symbol is made and used to determine how to schedule inbound client flows for the second pass of the round.03-11-2010
20090028184PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER PROTOCOL CONVERTER - A programmable logic controller (PLC) protocol converter is disclosed that allows a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to effectively communicate with a PLC device using a desired communications protocol, particularly in cases where the PLC device does not “speak” the desired communications protocol. A first thread may be configured to continually read PLC addresses, one at a time, using a communications protocol understood by the PLC device. The first thread may store the data values in the shared data array within program memory. Thus, the first thread exposes data from the PLC device, as specified in the configuration file. At the same time, a second thread may be configured to serve the data in the shared data array according to a second communications protocol, e.g., to the SCADA system.01-29-2009
20090028181Distributed multimedia and messaging router over layer 2 - A system and a method are disclosed which utilizes the standard communication devices at the users' premises and a standard LAN communication in order to enable utilization of IP communication possibilities such as V/FoIP calls, SMS and MMS messaging and video communication over IP network. The system includes a single Local Server and multiple Endpoint Interface Units. The Local Server connects the LAN to the external IP communication and each Endpoint Interface Units connects the communication devices to the LAN. According to the preferred embodiment all communication between the Local Server and the Endpoint Interface Units is established using a layer 01-29-2009
20110069720WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF DATA USING AN AVAILABLE CHANNEL OF A SPECTRUM - In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for transmitting data using one or more identified channels of a spectrum. One example method comprises identifying, with a first communication device, at least one channel currently available in a digital broadcast spectrum, and receiving, with the first communication device, data sent from a second communication device. The method further comprises transmitting the data from the first communication device in the at least one identified channel of the digital broadcast spectrum, wherein the transmitted data complies with a digital broadcast format.03-24-2011
20090022176SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING COMMUNICATION INTERFACES AND PROTOCOLS - A system and method for converting communication interfaces and protocols is provided. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a system for converting data including a first interface configured to communicate using an HDMI standard, the first interface receiving HDMI data from a plurality of first communication channels, a second interface configured to communicate using a second communication protocol, the second interface having at least one second communication channel, and a circuitry coupled to the first interface and to the second interface, the circuitry configured to receive HDMI data from the first interface, multiplex at least a portion of the HDMI data received via the first interface onto the at least one second communication channel in accordance with the second communication protocol.01-22-2009
20090003379SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OF UNCOMPRESSED MEDIA DATA HAVING MEDIA DATA PACKET SYNCHRONIZATION - A system and method for wireless communication of uncompressed media data having media data packet synchronization are disclosed. One embodiment of the system includes a source configured to transmit media data packets such that they propagate over a wireless channel and at least one sink configured to receive the media data packets over the wireless channel from the source. The media data packets are spaced apart from one another by at least one interleaved time. The system is configured to detect propagation of the media data packets, and to determine propagation delays of the media data packets. The source is further configured to determine a jitter between the media data packets based on the determined propagation delays. The source is further configured to adjust the transmission of the media data packets in response to the determination of the jitter.01-01-2009
20080253391Protocol Negotiation for a Group Communication System - Methods and systems are provided in a group communication system for dynamically changing a version of a group communication protocol from a first version to a second version transparently to external sources and destinations. The system accommodates newly joining members that can only support versions of the protocol other than the version currently in use without interruption in service. Similarly, the system can upgrade its operating version of the group communication protocol to improve performance when a member having relatively low capabilities exits the group.10-16-2008
20080205440Method and Device for Controlling the Switching of at Least One Network-Enabled Device, Particularly Home Appliance, From a First Network Access Device to a Second Network Access Device - At least one network-enabled device, particularly a domestic appliance, is switched from a first network access device, that is connected to a communication network device, to a second network access device, that is to be connected to the communication network device, without manual intervention on the device which sends a message thereto after connection to the first network access device and which has received therefrom a clear address that has been allocated in the communication network device. An individual command signal is emitted by a control device that is connected to the communication network device, placing the respective devices that have sent messages to the first network access device in a state resulting in a new message, whereupon a new message occurs in the second network access device when the first network access device is taken away from the communication network device or disconnected by the respective device, enabling the respective device to receive an allocated clear address in the above mentioned communication network device.08-28-2008
20100329281CIRCUIT EMULATION METHOD AND DEVICE - A circuit emulation method and device are provided that can enhance the efficiency in packet transmission and achieve the effective use of the network band by reducing the number of packets. A circuit emulation device for connecting a plurality of TDM circuits to an asynchronous network includes: a table storing the addresses of other circuit emulation devices on the asynchronous network, the addresses serving as the destinations for the plurality of TDM circuits; a packet assembly section that generates a multiplex packet in such a manner that a payload is made by bundling TDM data to those TDM circuits, among the plurality of TDM circuits, having the same destination address, which is found by referring to the table, and that the destination address is added to the payload; and a transmission section that transmits the multiplex packet to the asynchronous network.12-30-2010
20110261834LEGACY DEVICE BRIDGE FOR RESIDENTIAL OR NON-RESIDENTIAL NETWORKS - A legacy device bridge for use in a network, such as a wired or wireless residential network, is provided. The legacy device bridge performs protocol conversion to enable a network-attached entity that uses a packet-based communication protocol to communicate with and control legacy devices, such as consumer electronics, that rely exclusively on infrared (IR) or serial communication protocols. The legacy device bridge also performs a virtualization function that allows legacy devices to be advertised to the network as devices that comply with a packet-based discovery and control protocol, and to be controlled as such. The legacy device bridge is also adapted to probe, deduce and publish information relating to the state of a legacy device to other entities on the network.10-27-2011
20110096794Packet transfer apparatus - A packet transfer apparatus connects two networks of different protocols. The packet transfer apparatus, connected to a first communication network and a second communication network, performs the steps of: storing first destination correspondence information; receiving a packet of the first communication protocol; based on the first destination correspondence information, determining destination information of a packet of the second communication protocol corresponding to destination information of the received packet of the first communication protocol; generating the header of the packet of the second communication protocol, based on the determined destination information of the packet of the second communication protocol; converting the received one or more packets of the first communication protocol into one or more packets of the third communication protocol; and adding the generated header of the packet of the second communication protocol to the packets of the third communication protocol.04-28-2011
20100195667LOCAL BROADCAST OF DATA USING AVAILABLE CHANNELS OF A SPECTRUM - In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for transmitting data for applications using one or more available channels of a spectrum. One example method comprises transforming data into a digital broadcast format, identifying at least one available channel of a spectrum, and transmitting the transformed data in the at least one identified available channel.08-05-2010
20110188514METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED SUBSCRIBER-BASED TDM-IP CONVERSION - An automated conversion method and apparatus are provided to automatically detect the type of an incoming signal (e.g., SONET or Ethernet signal) at a site and to encapsulate outgoing data, or not, based on that detection to facilitate conversion to new infrastructure (e.g., TDM to Ethernet). The automatic detection can be achieved by alternating a search for a SONET signal or Ethernet signal received after a loss of signal or other similar event. Diagnostics of any prior valid transmission are retained in case the disruption was due to transmission quality problem rather than a change in the transmission protocol (i.e. SONET to Ethernet or Ethernet to SONET). The apparatus has an FPGA loaded by a microprocessor with the hardware configuration necessary to support either an IP or SONET configuration when change is detected in the format of the signal arriving at the optical port of the premises device.08-04-2011
20120307841METHOD FOR OBTAINING IPV6 CONFIGURATION INFORMATION IN IPV6 TRANSITION NETWORK, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS - The present invention discloses a method for obtaining IPv6 configuration information in an IPv6 transition network. The network includes an IPv4 network and an IPv6 network. An apparatus for providing IPv6 configuration information in the IPv4 network receives an IPv6 configuration information obtaining request packet sent by a user side device. In response, the apparatus sends a response packet to the user side device, where the response packet is a DHCPv4 packet, and carries the requested IPv6 configuration information. Some of the advantages of the present invention are that automatic configuration for a user side device which needs to traverse the IPv4 network to access the IPv6 network is implemented, and efficiency is greatly improved compared with a manual configuration method in the prior art.12-06-2012
20120039341METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN IP NETWORK DEVICES AND SCSI AND FIBRE CHANNEL DEVICES OVER AN IP NETWORK - A method and apparatus for transferring data between IP devices and SCSI or Fibre Channel devices. The device interfaces may be SCSI, Fibre Channel or IP interfaces. Data is switched between SCSI and IP, Fibre Channel and IP, or between SCSI and Fibre Channel. Data can also be switched from SCSI to SCSI, IP to IP and FC to FC. The port interfaces provide the conversion from the input frame format to an internal frame format, which can be routed within the apparatus. The amount of processing performed by each port interface is dependent on the interface type. The processing capabilities permit rapid transfer of information packets between multiple interfaces at latency levels meeting the stringent requirements for storage protocols. The configuration control can be applied to each port on a switch and, in turn, each switch on the network, via an SNMP or Web-based interface, providing flexible, programmable control.02-16-2012
20120155489COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CORRESPONDING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD - A communication system includes interfacing between a first synchronous circuit and a second synchronous circuit. The system includes a first interface system and a second interface system. The first interface system receives data from the first synchronous circuit, and encodes the data according to an asynchronous communication protocol. The encoded data are transmitted over a communication channel to the second interface system. The second interface system decodes the data and transmits the decoded data to the second synchronous circuit. The first interface system includes a first FIFO memory for storing temporarily the data received from the first synchronous circuit and the second interface system includes a second FIFO memory for storing temporarily the data transmitted over the communication channel.06-21-2012
20120300789Delivering DOCSIS Services Over Heterogeneous Access Networks - Methods and systems are described for inserting protocol adaptation layers into access equipment to translate data over cable service interface specification services control messages to the corresponding messages in the other (multiple) heterogeneous access specification(s). A method of expanding DOCSIS into an alternative access network includes deploying a protocol adaptation layer in access equipment to translate DOCSIS control messages to corresponding messages in the alternative access network.11-29-2012
20120250702Method and device for identifying or converting data_coding and method and system for processing data_coding - The present disclosure discloses a method and device for identifying or converting data_coding, and a method and system for processing data_coding. By finding out a source data_coding adopted by information sent by a source account in communication protocols specified in the area to which it belongs and a target data_coding accepted and adopted by a target account based on preset data_coding information of a first account group and code conversion information of a second account group, the data_coding adopted by the sent information and the data_coding desired by the target account can be accurately determined, and a code conversion error is avoided. In addition, by pre-configuring code conversion information of each account and subsequently finding out the actually adopted data_coding based on finding mechanism, not only is the finding result accurate, but also the system is convenient to be extended and flexible to be configured.10-04-2012
20120314717FRAME TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, FRAME RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND FRAME TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - To enable more precise synchronization of distributed clocks, before a high-level frame is converted to a low-level frame for transmission over a communication network, if the high-level frame includes a certain type of message, it is flagged. The flag is detected during the conversion process, and the time of detection is stored as a transmission timestamp. When a low-level frame is received from the network, it is immediately timestamped with the time of reception. The timestamped frame is then converted to a high-level frame, and if the high-level frame includes the certain type of message, the timestamp is stored as a reception timestamp.12-13-2012
20100246602APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTE COMMUNICATION AND TRANSMISSION PROTOCOLS - A communication apparatus for remote communication may include a local communication proxy module configured to receive streams from a local communication application module. The streams may be in a form utilizing a first transmission protocol and destined to a remote destination. The local communication proxy module may be configured to add first header information including one or more of the following: a packet sequence identifier, a packet size, a packet type identifier, and additional information related to a packet type identifier. The local communication proxy module may be configured to add second header information. The local communication proxy module may be also configured to form packets and to facilitate sending, utilizing a second transmission protocol, the packets in real-time over a network to a remote communication proxy module. A machine-readable medium and a method are also disclosed.09-30-2010
20100246603METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUALITY OF SERVICE SUPPORT FOR ETHERNET MULTISERVICE INTERWORKING OVER MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING - A method and system for maintaining quality of service parameters for transmissions as a native Ethernet service between a first network having a first communication protocol and a second network having a second communication protocol that is different from the first communication protocol. The interworking device includes a first network interface operable to communicate with the first communication network using the first communication protocol, a second network interface operable to communicate with the second communication network using second communication protocol and a processing unit in communication with the first network interface and the second network interface. The processing unit receives a frame from the first network in the first communication protocol, maps parameters corresponding to quality of service parameters in the first communication protocol to quality of service parameters in the second communication protocol and assembles a data packet in the second communication protocol. The assembled data packet includes mapped quality of service parameters.09-30-2010
20090059955SINGLE CHIP PROTOCOL CONVERTER - A single chip protocol converter integrated circuit (IC) capable of receiving packets generating according to a first protocol type and processing said packets to implement protocol conversion and generating converted packets of a second protocol type for output thereof, the process of protocol conversion being performed entirely within the single integrated circuit chip. The single chip protocol converter can be further implemented as a macro core in a system-on-chip (SoC) implementation, wherein the process of protocol conversion is contained within a SoC protocol conversion macro core without requiring the processing resources of a host system. Packet conversion may additionally entail converting packets generated according to a first protocol version level and processing the said packets to implement protocol conversion for generating converted packets according to a second protocol version level, but within the same protocol family type. The single chip protocol converter integrated circuit and SoC protocol conversion macro implementation include multiprocessing capability including processor devices that are configurable to adapt and modify the operating functionality of the chip.03-05-2009
20090059954Method And System For Setting Alternative Device Classes Within The MTP Protocol - An MTP/PTP extension may enable MTP/PTP devices to determine which protocol and/or which protocol version to utilize for impending communication. For example protocol and/or protocol version may be requested with a MTP/PTP SetDeviceClass operation that may comprise DeviceClass and/or RequestedVersion parameters. A response to the request may specify a protocol and/or protocol version for impending communication. Moreover, a response may comprise a DeviceInfo dataset comprising one or more fields indicating the protocol and/or protocol version. In various embodiments of the invention, a protocol and/or protocol version may be determined based on a GetDeviceInfo operation. Determination of which protocol and/or which protocol version to utilize for communication between MTP/PTP enabled devices may occur during initiation of communication.03-05-2009
20120076156Dual-Port Ethernet Traffic Management for Protocol Conversion - At least two communications cards are utilized to communicate with at least two Ethernet ports, each having unique MAC and IP addresses, and at least two different protocols. At least two central processing units (CPUs) are coupled to the at least two communications cards through a manageable Ethernet switch. One of the at least two CPUs is a primary (main) CPU and is capable of communicating using a limited number of native Ethernet protocols. Another one or more of the at least two CPUs is dedicated to performing conversion of additional, more complicated protocols to be sent to the primary CPU in at least one of its native Ethernet protocols. This off-loads the primary CPU from having to handle these additional, complicated protocols, thereby reducing the amount of protocol software/firmware required to be integrated with the primary CPU with a subsequent savings in boot-up time and background software overhead.03-29-2012
20090086754Content Aware Connection Transport - A network comprising an ingress layer processor (LP) coupled to a connection carrying a composite communication comprising a plurality of component communications, a composite connection coupled to the ingress LP and comprising a plurality of parallel component connections, wherein the composite connection is configured to transport the component communications using the component connections, and an egress LP coupled to the composite connection and configured to transmit the composite communication at a connection point. Also disclosed is a network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a connection carrying a plurality of component communications, reading a communication distinguishing fixed point (CDFP) from at least some of the component communications, and accessing a table associating at least some of the CDFPs with at least one component connection.04-02-2009
20120082171SINGLE CHIP PROTOCOL CONVERTER - A single chip protocol converter integrated circuit (IC) capable of receiving packets generating according to a first protocol type and processing said packets to implement protocol conversion and generating converted packets of a second protocol type for output thereof, the process of protocol conversion being performed entirely within the single integrated circuit chip. The single chip protocol converter can be further implemented as a macro core in a system-on-chip (SoC) implementation, wherein the process of protocol conversion is contained within a SoC protocol conversion macro core without requiring the processing resources of a host system. The single chip protocol converter integrated circuit and SoC protocol conversion macro implementation include multiprocessing capability including processor devices that are configurable to adapt and modify the operating functionality of the chip.04-05-2012
20080253392PoE communication bus, interface, and protocol between PoE subsystem and PHY or switch subsystems - Provided is a communications interface system. The communications interface system includes one or more protocol modules configured to include interface protocols that facilitate direct communication between a switching subsystem, a physical layer subsystem, and a Power over Ethernet subsystem. The protocol modules are connectable to a communications bus, the direct communication occurring across the communications bus in accordance with the protocols.10-16-2008
20080225888Optimizing return traffic paths using network address translation - In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises logic for optimizing return traffic paths using network address translation (NAT). The logic is operable to receive outbound data from a source node in a source network, and to replace a source address in a source address field in the outbound data with a first address from a first address pool associated with a first connection. The logic is operable to determine that return traffic on the first connection needs to be switched over to a second connection, where a second address pool is associated with the second connection. The logic is operable to generate a mapping that associates the first address with a second address from the second address pool and, based on the mapping, to replace the first address in the source address field in the outbound data with the second address. The logic is also operable to send the outbound data to the destination node over the second connection.09-18-2008
20130177028INTERCONNECTING NETWORK PROCESSORS WITH HETEROGENEOUS FABRICS - A method and apparatus to perform protocol translation for a modular system may be described.07-11-2013
20130177029PROTOCOL CONVERSION APPARATUS AND PROTOCOL CONVERSION METHOD - A protocol conversion apparatus and a protocol conversion method. The protocol conversion apparatus includes a first control to analyze first protocol data received through a first channel, a protocol mapper to determine whether protocol conversion is required for the first protocol data, and a second control to create second protocol data associated with the first protocol data based on a result of the determination, and to transfer the second protocol to a second channel.07-11-2013
20080198874INTERWORKING DEVICE - An interworking device includes an IuCS interface unit for an IuUP protocol signal, an Mb interface unit for an RFC3267 protocol signal, and protocol conversion means for performing protocol conversion between the IuUP protocol signal and the RFC3267 protocol signal. The protocol conversion means is connected to the IuCS interface unit and the Mb interface unit.08-21-2008
20080198873VOICE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM USING SIP AND METHOD THEREOF - A voice communications system includes a first communications device and a second communications device. The first communications device uses data conforming to a predetermined protocol to perform voice communications. The second communications device uses data conforming to SIP to perform voice communications. The second communications device can convert data from conforming to SIP to the predetermined protocol and vice versa. Thus the second communications device is capable of communicating with the first communications device.08-21-2008
20090080460System and method for providing bandwidth signaling across cryptographic boundaries in a network - The use of Protocol Enhancing Proxies (PEPs) and HAIPE encryption has traditionally been mutually exclusive. IP-layer encryption renders the upper layers, such as TCP, unavailable to the PEP. By integrating the IP layer encryption into the modem and using additive or multiplicative increase and decrease signals as bandwidth notification, signaling is provided across the cryptographic boundary to support the use of a bandwidth aware PEP in a network protected by IP-layer encryption.03-26-2009
20130182718COMMUNICATION APPARATUS USING SUPER FRAME TO RECONFIGURE DYNAMIC PROTOCOL, AND MESSAGE EXCHANGING METHOD OF SENSOR NODE AND HUB DEVICE TO RECONFIGURE DYNAMIC PROTOCOL - Provided is a super frame that may be used to reconfigure a dynamic protocol to synchronize a sensor node with different protocols of a hub device. The super frame enables a hub device to provide a real-time quality of service (QoS) with respect to a plurality of sensor application programs.07-18-2013
20130195118TRANSLATION BETWEEN TELEPHONE DEVICE AND NETWORK CLIENT - Call control messages and audio signals between a telephone device and a computer network telephone client on a computing device can be intercepted. For control messages from the computer network telephone client, the control messages can be translated from a first control protocol to a second control protocol and forwarded to the telephone device. For control messages from the telephone device, the control messages can be translated from the second control protocol to the first control protocol and forwarded to the computer network telephone client. For audio signals from the computer network telephone client, the audio signals can be translated from a first audio protocol to a second audio protocol and forwarded to the telephone device. For audio signals from the telephone device, the audio signals can be translated from the second audio protocol to the first audio protocol and forwarded to the computer network telephone client.08-01-2013

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