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Patent Application Titled "Network-Transmission Inspection Device and Network-Transmission Inspection Method" Published Online

July 16, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Weekly -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor KANG, Fu-Ming (Hsinchu, TW), filed on September 13, 2013, was made available online on July 3, 2014.

The assignee for this patent application is Wistron NeWeb Corp.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a network-transmission inspection method, and in particular to a network-transmission inspection method arranged to check respective transmission paths with fewer checking packets.

"Presently, mobile devices are highly developed and multi-functional. For example, handheld devices such as mobile phones and tablets are capable of conducting telecommunications, receiving and transmitting e-mails, maintaining social networks, managing contacts, and playing media, wherein most of the above functions require network connection.

"However, errors and disruptions frequently occur when the electronic device is connected with a network. Users usually do not notice the errors and disruptions of connection the first time. Furthermore, it requires the user to manually re-connect the network or re-start the network module, such that it causes inconvenience for users in some conditions. Moreover, the existing network inspection methods require lots of network efforts and produce unnecessary packet fees. Therefore, an efficient method for inspecting connection errors is needed."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "A detailed description is given in the following embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawings.

"The present invention discloses a network-transmission inspection device. The network-transmission inspection device includes a network-connection module and a network-transmission inspection module. The network-connection module is arranged to connect to a base station through a network by a network-communication device according to an enable signal, wherein the network-connection module is arranged to receive at least one RX packet from the base station by the network-communication device and transmit at least one TX packet to the base station by the network-communication device. The network-transmission inspection module is arranged to check the connection status between the network-connection module and the base station, and the network-transmission inspection module further includes a counting device, a packet-inspection module and a local inspection module. The counting device is arranged to accumulate a network abnormal number. The packet-inspection module is arranged to check whether the number of RX packets and the number of TX packets have increased at a first predetermined time interval when the network-connection module is connected with the base station. The local inspection module is arranged to check whether the connection between the network-connection module and the network-communication device is functioning properly when both the number of RX packets and the number of TX packets have not increased, and enable the counting device to increase the network abnormal number by 1 when the connection between the network-connection module and the network-communication device is not functioning properly.

"The present invention further discloses a network-transmission inspection method, applied to a network-transmission inspection device. The network-transmission inspection method includes: connecting a network-connection module of the network-transmission inspection device with a base station through a network by a network-communication device according to an enable signal; checking whether the number of RX packets received by the network-connection module from the base station through the network-communication device has increased at a first predetermined time interval when the network-connection module is connected with the base station; checking whether the number of TX packets transmitted by the network-connection module to the base station through the network-communication device has increased when the number of RX packets has not increased; checking whether the connection between the network-connection module and the network-communication device is functioning properly when the number of TX packets has not increased; and increasing a network abnormal number by 1 when the connection between the network-connection module and the network-communication device is not functioning properly.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"The present invention can be more fully understood by reading the subsequent detailed description and examples with references made to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

"FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram illustrating an embodiment of a network transmission system of the present invention;

"FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram illustrating an embodiment of a network-transmission inspection module of the present invention;

"FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram illustrating another embodiment of a network-transmission inspection module of the present invention;

"FIGS. 4A and 4B are a flowchart of a network-transmission inspection method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

"FIGS. 5A and 5B are a flowchart of another network-transmission inspection method according to an embodiment of the present invention;

"FIGS. 6A and 6B are a flowchart of another network-transmission inspection method according to an embodiment of the present invention."

For more information, see this patent application: KANG, Fu-Ming. Network-Transmission Inspection Device and Network-Transmission Inspection Method. Filed September 13, 2013 and posted July 3, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=4584&p=92&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140626.PD.&OS=PD/20140626&RS=PD/20140626

Keywords for this news article include: Telecommunications.

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