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Guo Qiang Wang, Wen Tong: System and method for a context layer switch. Futurewei Technologies, Slater & Matsil L, April 19, 2016: US09319311 (76 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an embodiment, a network device has an input port for receiving input packets, and an output port for sending output packets, where the input packets and output packets have context layer information. The network device also includes a processor configured to process the input pac ...


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Teemu Koponen, Martin Casado, Paul S Ingram, W Andrew Lambeth, Peter J Balland III, Keith E Amidon, Daniel J Wendlandt: Network virtualization. Nicira, Adeli, February 17, 2015: US08959215 (30 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments of the invention provide a robust scaling-out of network functionality by providing a software layer, called the network hypervisor, that sits between the network forwarding functions (i.e., the forwarding plane) and the network control interfaces (i.e., the control plane). The netw ...


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Martin Casado, Paul Ingram, Keith Eric Amidon, Peter J Balland III, Teemu Koponen, Benjamin Levy Pfaff, Justin Pettit, Jesse E Gross IV, Daniel J Wendlandt: Method and apparatus for implementing and managing distributed virtual switches in several hosts and physical forwarding elements. Nicira, Adeli, February 24, 2015: US08966035 (26 worldwide citation)

In general, the present invention relates to a virtual platform in which one or more distributed virtual switches can be created for use in virtual networking. According to some aspects, the distributed virtual switch according to the invention provides the ability for virtual and physical machines ...


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Saul Lewites, Ajay Garg: Apparatus and method for a dynamically extensible virtual switch. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 16, 2014: US08838743 (23 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for a dynamically extensible virtual switch. An apparatus or virtual switch includes at least one router and a data structure. The router utilizes the data structure to organize a connection between one or more virtual network interface cards (VNICs) to form a virtual network ...


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David Harrison: Discovery and launch system and method. FREE STREAM MEDIA, Raj Abhyanker P C, October 20, 2015: US09167419 (22 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and/or system related to automatic detection of a similar application stored on a networked media device through a multicast capability of an operating system of a mobile device. In one embodiment, a method of a mobile device includes accessing a multicast capability of an operat ...


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David Harrison, Jan Brittenson, Karthik Kailash: Zero configuration communication between a browser and a networked media device. FREE STREAM MEDIA, Raj Abhyanker P C, October 6, 2015: US09154942 (21 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and system related to zero configuration communication between a browser and a networked media device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a client device includes constraining an executable environment in a security sandbox, executing a sandboxed application in the exec ...


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Mark Bradley Davis, David James Borland, Barry Ross Evans: System and method for high-performance, low-power data center interconnect fabric. III Holdings 2, April 14, 2015: US09008079 (21 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided that support a routing using a tree-like or graph topology that supports multiple links per node, where each link is designated as an Up, Down, or Lateral link, or both, within the topology. The system may use a segmented MAC architecture which may have a method of r ...


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David Harrison: Communication dongle physically coupled with a media device to automatically discover and launch an application on the media device and to enable switching of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of the media device through an operating system of the mobile device sharing a local area network with the communication dongle. Free Stream Media, Raj Abhyanker P C, December 2, 2014: US08904021 (21 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus and method related to a communication dongle physically coupled with a media device to automatically discover and launch an application on the media device and to enable switching of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of the media ...


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Vardarajan Venkatesh: Scalable gateways for a fabric switch. BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, Shun Yao, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, July 26, 2016: US09401818 (20 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a gateway subgroup module, a tunnel management module, and a packet processor. The gateway subgroup module operates the switch in conjunction with a remote switch to form a gateway subgroup. The switch and the remote swit ...


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Teemu Koponen, Martin Casado, Natasha Gude, Jeremy Stribling: Distributed control platform for large-scale production networks. Nicira, Adeli, September 9, 2014: US08830823 (18 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments provide a program that monitors several network controllers in a network. Each network controller manages a logical data path set that is implemented across several managed switching elements. The program detects that a first network controller in the several network controllers has ...