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ARCHITECTURE TO DEVISE A MANUFACTURER USAGE DESCRIPTION BASED CLOUD SERVICES EXCHANGE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248696D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-27
Document File: 8 page(s) / 3M

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Haseeb Niazi: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Mechanisms are presented herein to create a fully automated Internet of Things (IoT) exchange. The mechanisms send, parse and act upon the IoT service provider (SP)/exchange using a combination of pre-defined values in IoT endpoints and values obtained from manufacturers using manufacturer usage description (MUD) framework. The mechanisms further enhance remote network device to set access control for IoT service provider communication based on values obtained from the MUD file, and to send end-user information to the IoT devices for registration at IoT SP/exchange. Thus, the mechanisms described herein enable the successful registration of IoT endpoints with the IoT SP/exchange. A manufacturer and service vendor database serves as a relationship database for IoT exchange.

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ARCHITECTURE TO DEVISE A MANUFACTURER USAGE DESCRIPTION BASED CLOUD SERVICES EXCHANGE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

AUTHORS: Haseeb Niazi Jazib Frahim Hazim Dahir

Aamer Akhter

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

Mechanisms are presented herein to create a fully automated Internet of Things

(IoT) exchange. The mechanisms send, parse and act upon the IoT service provider

(SP)/exchange using a combination of pre-defined values in IoT endpoints and values

obtained from manufacturers using manufacturer usage description (MUD) framework.

The mechanisms further enhance remote network device to set access control for IoT

service provider communication based on values obtained from the MUD file, and to

send end-user information to the IoT devices for registration at IoT SP/exchange. Thus,

the mechanisms described herein enable the successful registration of IoT endpoints with

the IoT SP/exchange. A manufacturer and service vendor database serves as a

relationship database for IoT exchange.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The number of devices enabled to connect to online resources is growing at a

tremendous pace. By 2020, it is estimated that the number of connected devices will be

approximately 50 billion. Each smart home will have multiple smart devices including

cars, grids, printers, light bulbs, appliances and many other small and large endpoints. In

this large-scale connected world, business and commerce decision will need to be

optimized by taking device requirements, as well as intelligence gathered from IoT

devices, into account.

In this new era of digital IoT, customers need a system where product based

technological innovations can be catered for by a large ecosystem of suppliers, service

vendors, manufacturers, and consumers. Customers desire smart devices that provide full

visibility of the device status, and automatically communicate with the authorized

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vendors, service partners, and manufacturers to order supplies and request services. Since

potentially all the servicing, ordering and error-related information is logged online,

correlations between various events to suggest possible corrective actions will become of

critical importance.

Described herein are mechanisms involving a cloud-based common exchange

(e.g., a database of manufacturers, vendors, devices, capabilities, etc.) that is leveraged as

a platform for IoT devices, manufacturers, service vendors, retailers, and other related

entities to connect in an automated fashion and conduct necessary business.

There are five unique entities in the IoT arena:

1. IoT devices (e.g., smart appliances, cars, printers, etc.)

2. Consumers (e.g., home owners)

3. Manufacturers (e.g., manufacturers of cars, printers, appliances, etc.)

4. Vendors (e.g., sellers of goods, car service centers, maintenance service providers,

etc.)

5. IoT commerce exchange, as described herein. The exchange maintains a list of

rules and relationships between m...