Plume Design has been granted a patent for a method implemented in a router in a Communication Service Provider network. The method involves connecting to a device via multiple connections, receiving encapsulated packets, and creating IPv4 packets with a public address associated with the router for network communication. GlobalData’s report on Plume Design gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Plume Design, AI assisted network mgmt was a key innovation area identified from patents. Plume Design's grant share as of April 2024 was 49%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for creating ipv4 packets in router with multiple connections

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Plume Design Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11956204B1) discloses a method implemented in a router within a Communication Service Provider (CSP) network. The method involves connecting to a device via multiple connections, receiving encapsulated packets destined for an IPv4 address on the Internet, and creating IPv4 packets by de-encapsulating the received packets and including an IPv4 public address associated with the router. The router performs Network Address Translation between the IPv4 public address and the WAN interface addresses, depending on the active interface, ensuring seamless packet transmission.

Furthermore, the patent details the configuration of the router, including the use of WAN interfaces such as wired and wireless connections, the implementation of Border Routers, and the utilization of Mapping of Address and Port with Encapsulation (MAP-E) and Mapping Address and Port using Translation (MAP-T) techniques. The method also addresses scenarios where the device connected to the router may switch between different WAN interfaces without affecting the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) session, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity. Overall, the patent highlights a sophisticated method for efficient packet routing and address translation within CSP networks, enhancing network performance and user experience.

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