[ { "title": "System and method for facilitating a ready social network", "publication_date": "2007/14/11", "number": "08005909", "url": "/2007/11/14/system-and-method-for-facilitating-a-ready-social-network/", "abstract": "The invention provides system and method wherein the system collects user activity data including call log information from network equipment, handset and other context specific user activity data including time of call and location information to enable various applications to use the information collected and build social network. In accordance with the method of the invention, the user activity data collected is used to form individual social networks. The networks are formed based on clusters identified by mining the data collected. Furthermore, various applications are provided access to the clustered data to assist in individual social networking. The system of the invention comprises of an application server comprising a centralized data center providing social networking services through a plurality of networks, the networks in-turn connecting a plurality of users through their individual network terminal stations to the application server.", "owner": "Onmobile Global Limited", "owner_city": "Bangalore", "owner_country": "IN" }, { "title": "Apparatus and method for managing access to one or more network resources", "publication_date": "2007/31/08", "number": "08037519", "url": "/2007/08/31/apparatus-and-method-for-managing-access-to-one-or-more-network-resources/", "abstract": "An apparatus is provided that includes a processor configured to receive a captured traffic unit (CTU) intended for a network service, the CTU being one into which incoming traffic has been assembled based on a filter describing which incoming traffic to capture and how to assemble the respective incoming traffic into the CTU. The processor is also configured to determine whether to allow the CTU to pass to one or more applications configured to implement the respective network service based on a passlet including permissions to a particular user. The processor is further configured to instruct a firewall to allow the CTU to pass to the respective one or more applications or to reject the CTU based on the determination. In this regard, the processor is configured to perform the above functions under control of a security framework implemented in middleware between a user-level domain and a system-level domain.", "owner": "Nokia Corporation", "owner_city": "Espoo", "owner_country": "FI" }, { "title": "Cluster system, server cluster, cluster member, method for making cluster member redundant and load distributing method", "publication_date": "2007/04/07", "number": "08555295", "url": "/2007/07/04/cluster-system-server-cluster-cluster-member-method-for-making-cluster-member-redundant-and-load-distributing-method/", "abstract": "A protocol process to a reception traffic is executed by cluster members of a current use system and a backup system. The backup system discards the reception traffic subjected to the protocol process and only the current use system transfers the reception traffic to an AP. The AP makes an application process redundant in an independent method. The cluster member in charge of the protocol process to the reception traffic is determined by using a data in a lower layer and the cluster member in charge of the application process is determined by using a data in a higher layer after the protocol process.", "owner": "NEC Corporation", "owner_city": "Tokyo", "owner_country": "JP" }, { "title": "Home electrical device control within a wireless mesh network", "publication_date": "2007/19/04", "number": "09166812", "url": "/2007/04/19/home-electrical-device-control-within-a-wireless-mesh-network/", "abstract": "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with an electrical device, wherein the electrical device comprises a home control device, enabling the mesh network to perform channel adjustment, transmitting data through the mesh network between the first node and a second node in the mesh network, wherein the transmission utilizes channel adjustment; and performing an action based at least in part on the transmitted data.", "owner": "Sigma Designs, Inc.", "owner_city": "Milpitas", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Using battery-powered nodes in a mesh network", "publication_date": "2007/09/03", "number": "08223783", "url": "/2007/03/09/using-batterypowered-nodes-in-a-mesh-network/", "abstract": "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with a communication type; activating the first node at a predefined interval to detect the presence of a message of the communication type in a transmission from a second node in the mesh network; continuing to activate the first node at the predefined interval if the transmission from the second node does not conform to the associated communication type of the first node; activating the first node beyond the predefined interval if the associated communication type is detected in the transmission from the second node; and receiving a message at the first node from the second node following detection of the associated communication type.", "owner": "Sigma Designs, Inc.", "owner_city": "Milpitas", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Node repair in a mesh network", "publication_date": "2007/09/03", "number": "07680041", "url": "/2007/03/09/node-repair-in-a-mesh-network/", "abstract": "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for sensing a change in a network topology using a discovery node in a mesh network; transmitting an explore frame, based at least in part on the sensed change, from the discovery node to a destination node using an intermediate node; receiving a response to the explore frame from the destination node; determining at least one functional network route from the discovery node to the destination node based at least in part on route information received in association with the response to the explore frame, wherein the route information includes a node path; and transmitting an instruction to the destination node from the discovery node based on a reverse node path.", "owner": "Zensys A/S", "owner_city": "Copenhagen", "owner_country": "DK" }, { "title": "Silent acknowledgement of routing in a mesh network", "publication_date": "2007/02/03", "number": "08219705", "url": "/2007/03/02/silent-acknowledgement-of-routing-in-a-mesh-network/", "abstract": "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for sending a single cast frame from a first node to a second node in a mesh network; sending the single cast frame from the second node to a third node in a mesh network; using the first node to detect the single cast frame sent from the second node to the third node; and interpreting this detection within the first node as an acknowledgement of success in sending the single cast frame from the first node to the second node. An additional method described herein may send a second single cast from the second node to a third node in a mesh network, interpret detection of the second single class frame within the first node as an acknowledgement of success in sending the first single cast frame from the first node to the second node.", "owner": "Sigma Designs, Inc.", "owner_city": "Milpitas", "owner_country": "US" }, { "title": "Dynamically enabling a secondary channel in a mesh network", "publication_date": "2007/02/03", "number": "08300652", "url": "/2007/03/02/dynamically-enabling-a-secondary-channel-in-a-mesh-network/", "abstract": "In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for using a node in a mesh network to perceive a plurality of channels within a mesh network; selecting a first channel from the plurality of channels within the mesh network with the node; remaining on the first channel with the node for a predefined duration; remaining on the first channel beyond the predefined duration in order to receive a message if a signal is detected during the predefine duration; and selecting a second channel with the node once the predefined duration has elapsed without the signal detected.", "owner": "Sigma Designs, Inc.", "owner_city": "Milpitas", "owner_country": "US" } ]