US 9,813,354 B2
Network management module for a vehicle communication network
Nariman Yousefi, Dana Point, CA (US); Yongbum Kim, Los Altos Hills, CA (US); John Walley, Ladera Ranch, CA (US); Sherman (Xuemin) Chen, Rancho Santa Fe, CA (US); Wael W. Diab, San Francisco, CA (US); and Nicholas Ilyadis, Merrimack, NH (US)
Assigned to AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD, Singapore (SG)
Filed by BROADCOM CORPORATION, Irvine, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 15, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/70,356.
Application 15/070,356 is a continuation of application No. 14/253,296, filed on Apr. 15, 2014, granted, now 9,332,261.
Application 14/253,296 is a continuation of application No. 13/171,608, filed on Jun. 29, 2011, granted, now 8,750,306, issued on Jun. 10, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/409,904, filed on Nov. 3, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2016/0198485 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/26 (2006.01); H04L 12/911 (2013.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01); G07C 5/08 (2006.01); H04W 4/04 (2009.01); H04L 12/947 (2013.01); H04L 12/865 (2013.01); B60R 16/03 (2006.01); H04L 12/917 (2013.01); H04L 12/741 (2013.01); H04L 12/54 (2013.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G06F 1/26 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01); H04W 72/10 (2009.01); H04N 19/102 (2014.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); H04L 12/851 (2013.01); H04W 24/08 (2009.01); H04W 28/08 (2009.01); B60R 16/023 (2006.01); H04B 1/3822 (2015.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01); G06F 7/76 (2006.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04L 12/10 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 47/821 (2013.01) [B60R 16/023 (2013.01); B60R 16/03 (2013.01); B60R 16/0315 (2013.01); G06F 1/26 (2013.01); G06F 1/266 (2013.01); G07C 5/0866 (2013.01); G08G 1/16 (2013.01); H04B 1/3822 (2013.01); H04L 12/46 (2013.01); H04L 12/56 (2013.01); H04L 29/0653 (2013.01); H04L 45/74 (2013.01); H04L 47/2433 (2013.01); H04L 47/6275 (2013.01); H04L 47/76 (2013.01); H04L 49/25 (2013.01); H04L 67/12 (2013.01); H04L 69/08 (2013.01); H04N 7/181 (2013.01); H04N 7/183 (2013.01); H04N 19/102 (2014.11); H04W 4/046 (2013.01); H04W 24/08 (2013.01); H04W 28/08 (2013.01); H04W 72/082 (2013.01); H04W 72/10 (2013.01); G06F 7/76 (2013.01); H04L 12/10 (2013.01); H04L 12/4625 (2013.01); H04W 88/02 (2013.01); Y02B 60/50 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A network management module comprises:
a network interface module operable for providing data packet communication with a vehicle communication network;
a memory operable to store a processing requirement database that includes mission critical processing requirement information and infotainment processing requirement information; and
a processing module operably coupled to the network interface module, wherein the processing module executes a set of instructions stored in the memory to manage a vehicle communication network by:
determining content type of a first packet as corresponding to infotainment content;
determining a processing requirement of the first packet based on the infotainment processing requirement information;
determining content type of a second packet as corresponding to mission critical operation content;
determining a processing requirement of the second packet based on the mission critical processing requirement information, wherein determining the processing requirement of the second packet includes determining whether mission critical output will be generated in response to mission critical input;
prioritizing execution of the processing requirement of the second packet above the processing requirement of the first packet;
when the mission critical output will be generated, pre-queuing the mission critical output;
wherein the second packet is processed in accordance with the mission critical processing requirement information and queued for transmission transmitted via the vehicle communication network with a higher priority relative to a lower priority of the first packet, and wherein the vehicle communication network transmits the second packet with the higher priority before the first packet with the lower priority.