US Patent No. 10,924,337


Patent No. 10,924,337
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Vehicular Cloud Slicing
Inventorship Takamasa Higuchi, Mountain View, CA (US)
Onur Altintas, Mountain View, CA (US)
Seyhan Ucar, Mountain View, CA (US)
Toru Nakanishi, Nagakute (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,924,337

1. A method for a connected endpoint that contributes to a provisioning of a cloudification service in a vehicular micro cloud, the method comprising:modifying an operation of a communication unit of the connected endpoint to receive a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) message that includes a command to implement a resource slice for provisioning the cloudification service, wherein the resource slice describes a set of onboard resources to be reserved by the connected endpoint;
registering the set of onboard resources to a resource orchestrator, wherein a registration of the set of onboard resources to the resource orchestrator causes the resource orchestrator to keep the set of onboard resources in a resource pool and to determine the resource slice based on the resource pool; and
providing the set of onboard resources to execute one or more tasks for the cloudification service based on the resource slice so that a resource usage of the connected endpoint is coordinated based on the resource slice to improve performance of the connected endpoint.