US Patent No. 9,065,737

MEASURING TRAFFIC UTILIZATION


Patent No. 9,065,737
Issue Date June 23, 2015
Title Measuring Traffic Utilization
Inventorship James Paul Grannell, Overland Park, KS (US)
Eugene D. Ramirez, Fremont, CA (US)
Assignee Sprint COmmunications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,065,737

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed,
perform a method for measuring traffic utilization, the method comprising:
initiating a first timer to begin timing a first configurable time interval;
receiving a frame comprising a plurality of bytes during the first configurable time interval timed by the first timer;
identifying a count of bytes that indicates a number of bytes within the plurality of bytes that was received during the first
configurable time interval;

identifying that the first configurable time interval has expired;
clearing the count of bytes;
determining whether the number of bytes exceeds a predetermined threshold;
upon determining that the number of bytes exceeds the predetermined threshold, initiating a second timer to begin timing a
second configurable time interval greater than the first configurable time interval;

identifying a number of times the number of bytes exceeds the predetermined threshold within the second configurable time
period;

determining whether the number of times the number of bytes exceeds the predetermined threshold within the second configurable
time period is greater than a violation threshold; and

upon determining that the number of times the number of bytes exceeds the predetermined threshold within the second configurable
time period is greater than the violation threshold, generating an alarm.