US Patent No. 10,368,229

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,368,229
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Communication Apparatus And Communication Control Method In A Communication System
Inventorship Makoto Fujinami, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee NEC Corporation, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,229

1. A communication apparatus deployed between a terminal and an external network, which includes at least one service providing server, wherein the communication apparatus functions as a proxy to provide a service from the at least one service providing server to the terminal through the communication apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:a virtual machine that manages a state of communication with the terminal and terminates a session for providing the service between the virtual machine and the terminal, wherein the virtual machine includes session information on the session, wherein the session information includes the state of communication; and
a controller configured to perform migration of the virtual machine including the session information, which includes the state of communication, either from another source communication apparatus to the communication apparatus or from the communication apparatus to another target communication apparatus.