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H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison 294
H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole 286
H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion 253
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1.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING A CONGESTION WINDOW VALUE OF A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17197914
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-03-10
Date de la première publication 2021-06-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joelle T.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for controlling a congestion window (CWND) value of a communication session of a CDN. In particular, a content server may analyze a request to determine or receive an indication of the type of content being requested. The content server may then set the initial CWND based on the type of content being requested. For example, the content server may set a relatively high CWND value for requested content that is not particularly large, such as image files or text, so that the data of the content is received at the client device quickly. For larger files or files that a have a determined smaller urgency, the initial CWND may be set at a lower value to ensure that providing the data of the content does not congest the link between the devices.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/803 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion Équilibrage de charge, p.ex. répartition du trafic entre multiples liens
  • H04L 12/815 - Configuration
  • H04L 12/853 - Actions liées au type de trafic, p.ex. qualité de service ou priorité pour le trafic temps réel
  • H04L 12/807 - Calcul ou mise à jour de la fenêtre de congestion
  • H04N 21/647 - Signalisation de contrôle entre des éléments du réseau et serveur ou clients; Procédés réseau pour la distribution vidéo entre serveur et clients, p.ex. contrôle de la qualité du flux vidéo en éliminant des paquets, protection du contenu contre une modification non autorisée dans le réseau ou surveillance de la charge du résea

2.

QUALITY OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17197820
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-03-10
Date de la première publication 2021-06-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hadavi, Marcus
  • Ryan, James

Abrégé

A quality of service management system includes a rules engine that receives information associated with a communication path having an assigned quality of service (QoS) to be provided for a customer communication device, and identifies one or more network elements assigned to provide the communication path. Each network element having a plurality of queues configured to provide varying QoS levels relative to one another. For each of the network elements, the rules engine determines at least one queue that is configured to provide the communication path at the assigned quality of service, and transmits queue information associated with the determined queue to its respective network element, the network element conveying the communication path through the determined queue.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/851 - Actions liées au type de trafic, p.ex. qualité de service ou priorité
  • H04L 12/725 - Sélection d’un chemin de qualité de service [QoS] adéquate
  • H04L 12/863 - Ordonnancement de file d’attente, p.ex. ordonnancement circulaire

3.

PROXY SERVER FAILOVER AND LOAD CLUSTERING

      
Numéro d'application 17181275
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-02-22
Date de la première publication 2021-06-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Power, William R.
  • Mcdonnell, Paul K.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing failover and load clustering features to one or more proxy servers of a content delivery network (CDN). In one embodiment, one or more proxy servers may announce a virtual host internet protocol (IP) and, to provide a failover feature, two or more of the proxy servers may also announce a more generic virtual network IP address that includes a broader range of IP addresses associated with the virtual network IP address. In another embodiment, each of the proxy servers in communication with the router may announce a generic IP network address to the router. In response to receiving a request for content from an end user of the CDN, the router may select a proxy server and load balance the received requests among the proxy servers.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/14 - Contre-mesures pour remédier à un défaut
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

4.

ANALYSIS OF NETWORK TRAFFIC

      
Numéro d'application 17188263
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-03-01
Date de la première publication 2021-06-17
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Kane, John
  • Lawrence, Joseph
  • Farnon, Maria
  • Nooner, Rick
  • Alcala, Raoul
  • Taylor, Mark

Abrégé

Embodiments generally disclosed herein include a computer-implemented method for monitoring and correlating network traffic data associated with a primary network that is in communication with a plurality of secondary networks. The method generates a network traffic data set by monitoring network traffic between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks. The method also determines a mapping of network connectivity by monitoring inter-network routing information between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks. In addition, the method generates a traffic measurement data set by monitoring network utilization statistics between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks. With the collected data sets, the method then calculates a relational network mapping between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks by correlating the network traffic data set, the mapping of network connectivity, and the traffic measurement data set.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

5.

Network threat validation and monitoring

      
Numéro d'application 15887805
Numéro de brevet 11038906
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-02-02
Date de la première publication 2021-06-15
Date d'octroi 2021-06-15
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Bingham, Skyler J.
  • Boatwright, Thomas B.
  • Bickford, Jeffrey

Abrégé

Methods and systems for identifying threats within a network include collecting network traffic data and providing the network traffic data to a classifier configured to identify patterns within the network traffic data consistent with malicious computing devices. The computing devices identified by the classifier are then validated to confirm whether they are, in fact, malicious. In one implementation, such validation is accomplished by interrogating suspected malicious computing devices with messages according to a particular communication protocol and determining whether corresponding responses received form the malicious computing devices are similarly in accordance with the communication protocol. In certain implementations, after identification and validation of a malicious computing device, an emulated computing device is used to continue communication with the malicious computing device and to log characteristics of such communications to further train the classifier.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 21/00 - Dispositions de sécurité pour protéger les calculateurs, leurs composants, les programmes ou les données contre une activité non autorisée
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • G06F 9/455 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques Émulation; Interprétation; Simulation de logiciel, p.ex. virtualisation ou émulation des moteurs d’exécution d’applications ou de systèmes d’exploitation
  • G06N 20/00 - Apprentissage automatique
  • H04L 12/58 - Systèmes de commutation de messages

6.

OPTICAL IDENTIFICATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

      
Numéro d'application 17109694
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-12-02
Date de la première publication 2021-06-03
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Storey, Jeffrey K.
  • Cooper, Clyde David
  • Santiago, Carlos
  • Lewis, Ron
  • Casey, Steven M.
  • Opferman, Stephen

Abrégé

Examples of the present disclosure relate to the optical identification of telecommunications equipment. In examples, a user interacts with an application to capture image data relating to a device according to instructions presented to the user. The application may further generate metadata, such as user responses to one or more questions. The image data and/or metadata are evaluated using a machine learning model to generate an equipment classification for devices pictured therein. The data may also be used to generate an equipment configuration for the device, as well as an operational state (e.g., based on one or more indicators present on the device, log data, etc.). Accordingly, such information may be used to update a pre-existing inventory record for the device, or generate a new inventory record. In other examples, such information is used to generate one or more predicted issues and associated actions to troubleshoot the device.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Méthodes ou dispositions pour la reconnaissance utilisant des moyens électroniques
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • G06T 7/00 - Analyse d'image
  • G06K 9/20 - Obtention de l'image
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, p.ex. achat ou vente, ou commerce électronique
  • G06K 7/10 - Méthodes ou dispositions pour la lecture de supports d'enregistrement par radiation corpusculaire
  • G06K 19/07 - Supports d'enregistrement avec des marques conductrices, des circuits imprimés ou des éléments de circuit à semi-conducteurs, p.ex. cartes d'identité ou cartes de crédit avec des puces à circuit intégré
  • G06N 20/00 - Apprentissage automatique

7.

Web Service-Based Monitoring and Detection of Fraudulent or Unauthorized Use of Calling Service

      
Numéro d'application 16844710
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-09
Date de la première publication 2021-05-27
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.
  • Mccarthy, Matthew

Abrégé

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing web-based monitoring and detection of fraudulent or unauthorized use of voice calling service. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive, from a user device associated with an originating party, a request to initiate a call session with a destination party, the request comprising user information associated with the originating party and a destination number associated with the destination party; might query a database with session data (including user information) to access permission data and configuration data; and might configure fraud logic using received configuration data from the database. The computing system might analyze the session data and permission data using the configured fraud logic to determine whether the originating party is permitted to establish the requested call session with the destination party; if so, might initiate one or more first actions; and, if not, might initiate one or more second actions.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

8.

MITIGATION OF ROUTE HIJACKING TECHNIQUES IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17025769
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-18
Date de la première publication 2021-05-27
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Benjamin, Michael

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for utilizing verified autonomous system (AS) network interconnections received via a cryptographically certified Recognized Operating Agency (ROA) object to generate an interconnect network model which may be used as a reference model to mitigate hijacking of network communications in downstream route announcements. In particular, AS networks may announce or share a cryptographically certified ROA object that includes a list of other AS networks to which the announcing network is connected. A router, server, or other networking device may receive ROA objects from multiple AS networks and generate a model or graph of the interconnectedness of the AS networks. Further, because each ROA object may be cryptographically certified or signed, the networking device may trust the information provided in the received ROA objects. The networking device may further verify announced routing information against the generated network model.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 9/32 - Dispositions pour les communications secrètes ou protégées comprenant des moyens pour vérifier l'identité ou l'autorisation d'un utilisateur du système

9.

ACCESS CONTROL FOR CONTENT DELIVERY SERVICES

      
Numéro d'application 17159512
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-01-27
Date de la première publication 2021-05-20
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for associating a first account with a second account, the first account being hosted by a first server, the second account being hosted by a second server, including but not limited to, authenticating, by the first server, first login credentials associated with the first account, wherein the first login credentials are received from a user device, receiving, by the first server from the user device, second login credentials associated with the second account, sending, by the first server, the second login credentials to the second server for authentication, in response to determining that the second login credentials are authenticated by the second server, associating, by the first server, the first account with the second account, and connecting, by the first server to the second server, to allow the user device to access services commensurate with the second account without prompting the user device for the second login credentials.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 21/41 - Authentification de l’utilisateur par une seule ouverture de session qui donne accès à plusieurs ordinateurs
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 21/62 - Protection de l’accès à des données via une plate-forme, p.ex. par clés ou règles de contrôle de l’accès
  • G06F 21/45 - Structures ou outils d’administration de l’authentification

10.

DYNAMIC BINDING FOR USE IN CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

      
Numéro d'application 17151359
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-01-18
Date de la première publication 2021-05-13
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Fullagar, David

Abrégé

Provided are methods and systems for dynamic binding in the context of content delivery. For example, the methods and systems may be implemented as a dynamic binding process that maps a content provider to a first set of content servers in a content distribution network. The dynamic binding process may then facilitate the content to be received from the content provider so that the content can be distributed by the first set of content servers in the content distribution network. The dynamic binding process further monitors network traffic associated with the content from the content provider and determines at least one metric associated with the network traffic. Additionally, the dynamic binding process can remap the content provider to a second set of content servers in the content distribution network based on at least one of the metrics.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04N 21/24 - Surveillance de procédés ou de ressources, p.ex. surveillance de la charge du serveur, de la bande passante disponible ou des requêtes effectuées sur la voie montante
  • H04N 21/231 - Opération de stockage de contenu, p.ex. mise en mémoire cache de films pour stockage à court terme, réplication de données sur plusieurs serveurs, ou établissement de priorité des données pour l'effacement
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

11.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC INVENTORY AND DNS RECORD GENERATION

      
Numéro d'application 17140182
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2021-01-04
Date de la première publication 2021-04-29
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Dreyer, Bryan J.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure include systems and methods for automatically scanning a network for network devices, retrieving and storing device information associated with any identified network devices, and updating records of a DNS based on the retrieved device information. The updated records of the DNS may include the IP address of a given network device and a device name that is automatically generated from the retrieved device information using a set of naming rules applied to the device information. Accordingly, subsequent queries including the device names may be submitted to the DNS to retrieve the corresponding IP addresses. The resulting device names generated by applying the naming rules may be based on, among other things, logical or physical properties of the network devices.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

12.

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND STORAGE MEDIA FOR TESTING LOCAL LOOPS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

      
Numéro d'application 17128737
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-12-21
Date de la première publication 2021-04-15
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Woldahl, Thomas C.
  • Helfrich, Erik V.
  • Durkin, Michael J.
  • North, Larry J.
  • Khan, Abid

Abrégé

Automatic testing/analysis of local loops of telecommunications networks includes obtaining bits-per-tone data for a local loop of a telecommunications network and generating a bit value string from the bits-per-tone data. The bit value string is then analyzed to determine whether it includes a bit pattern indicative of an impairment of the local loop. Further approaches for automatically testing local loops of telecommunications networks include obtaining attenuation data for multiple tones carried by the local loop and determining whether the attenuation data falls below thresholds for providing a service using the local loop.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 3/30 - Test de service automatique pour les lignes d'abonnés
  • H04L 5/14 - Fonctionnement à double voie utilisant le même type de signal, c. à d. duplex
  • H04M 11/06 - Transmission simultanée téléphonique et de données, p.ex. transmission télégraphique sur les mêmes conducteurs
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04M 3/32 - Test de service automatique pour les lignes entre centraux

13.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ROUTING ACROSS MULTIPLE NETWORKS WITH SEPARATE ROUTING MASTERS

      
Numéro d'application 17128819
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-12-21
Date de la première publication 2021-04-15
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Scivicque, Joseph A.
  • Uzelac, Adam

Abrégé

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing management of routing across multiple voice or data networks with separate routing masters. In various embodiments, in response to receiving a request to establish a call between a calling party in a first network and a called party in a second network, a computing system might receive a first set of network information from a first routing database(s) that is operated by a first service provider and a second set of network information from a second routing database(s) that is operated by a second service provider separate from the first service provider; might analyze the received first and second sets of network information to generate a unified routing model for optimizing routing of the call through the first and second networks; and might establish the call through a selected optimized route based on the generated unified routing model.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 7/00 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation 
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance
  • H04M 7/12 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation  pour l'exploitation entre centraux comportant différents types d'équipement de commutation, p.ex. à entraînement mécanique et pas à pas ou décimal et non décimal
  • H04L 12/725 - Sélection d’un chemin de qualité de service [QoS] adéquate

14.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17131889
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-12-23
Date de la première publication 2021-04-15
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Power, William R.
  • Jakobowski, Pawel

Abrégé

Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for ways to improve the caching of content at one or more content providing devices of a Content Delivery Network (CDN). In particular, systems and methods are disclosed that vary the requirements to store resources or content within a caching device using a dynamic popularity threshold. This popularity threshold may be varied based on a measured fullness of the storage capacity of the cache device. In another example, the dynamic popularity threshold may be further varied based on a cache pressure, which is an indication of how often the cache replaces stored items with new items. The adjustment to the popularity threshold for caching particular content at the caching device may thus be based on a number of requests for content received at the device to tune the caching procedure for a particular region of the CDN.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

15.

Optical domain controller of a telecommunications network

      
Numéro d'application 16798184
Numéro de brevet 10979144
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-02-21
Date de la première publication 2021-04-13
Date d'octroi 2021-04-13
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Feight, William
  • Joseph-Labrie, Tara
  • Adkins, Iii, James M.
  • Cooper, Iii, Clyde David

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for an optical domain controller for managing and maintaining a record of network component configuration and interconnections. The optical domain controller detects changes in a configuration of optical network elements in response to a requested service from the network, coordinates additional changes in configurations to optical network elements that may be affected by the detected change, communicates with the optical network elements to incorporate the changes to the configurations of the network element, and stores the configurations and states of the network elements. The use of the optical domain controller may thus replace or supplement a database storing network configuration information by automatically managing changes to the network as new services are instantiated directly on the optical network elements.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04B 10/27 - Dispositions pour la mise en réseau
  • H04B 10/00 - Systèmes de transmission utilisant des ondes électromagnétiques autres que les ondes hertziennes, p.ex. les infrarouges, la lumière visible ou ultraviolette, ou utilisant des radiations corpusculaires, p.ex. les communications quantiques
  • H04B 10/25 - Dispositions spécifiques à la transmission par fibres

16.

NETWORK CYBER-SECURITY PLATFORM

      
Numéro d'application 17025712
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-18
Date de la première publication 2021-03-25
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Kudtarkar, Mayur
  • Coppo, Kirsten

Abrégé

A security platform of a data network is provided that includes security services for computing devices in communication with the data network. The security platform may apply a security policy to the computing devices when accessing the Internet via a home network (or other customer network) and when accessing the Internet via a public or third party network. To provide security services to computing devices via the home network, the security platform may communicate with a security agent application executed on the router (or other gateway device) of the home network. In addition, each of the devices identified by the security profile for the home network may be instructed or otherwise be provided a security agent application for execution on the computing devices. The security agent application may communicate with the security platform when the computing device connects to the Internet over a third party or public access point.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 12/00 - Dispositions de sécurité, p.ex. sécurité d'accès ou détection de fraude; Authentification, p.ex. vérification de l'identité ou de l'autorisation d'un utilisateur; Protection de la confidentialité ou de l'anonymat
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04W 60/00 - Rattachement à un réseau, p.ex. enregistrement; Suppression du rattachement à un réseau, p.ex. annulation de l'enregistrement

17.

Network service activation system

      
Numéro d'application 16905356
Numéro de brevet 11044172
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-06-18
Date de la première publication 2021-03-25
Date d'octroi 2021-06-22
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Dwyer, James C.
  • Nyhus, Michael L.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for a service activation system in a telecommunications network that utilizes one or more generic container files for building the configuration file to instantiate the service on the network. A request for service from a network may be received from an order entry system that includes specific information about the requested service. A collection of generic configuration files may be selected based on the information included in the service order and arranged to build a configuration file to be executed on the network. The service activation system may also include a component or group of components to verify a received service order and alter the service order with default information or data where applicable. The configuration file may also be executed on the network through one or more drivers communicating with the affected devices to configure the one or more network devices.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

18.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING CAPACITY OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17104039
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-11-25
Date de la première publication 2021-03-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joelle T.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for determining an estimated capacity for providing data from a telecommunications network to a plurality of end users. In one implementation, the estimated capacity for delivering the data to the end users is per transmission path or per access network connected to the telecommunications network. This information may be aggregated into a traffic flow table that illustrates the traffic flow and available capacity to one or more end user networks. Through analysis of the traffic flow table, the system determines an estimated available capacity to provide the data to the end users. The traffic flow table thus provides a more accurate estimate of the capacity of the telecommunications network to provide the data to the end users over previous capacity estimates.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/803 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion Équilibrage de charge, p.ex. répartition du trafic entre multiples liens
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

19.

DNS RENDEZVOUS LOCALIZATION

      
Numéro d'application 17104062
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-11-25
Date de la première publication 2021-03-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hopkins, William
  • Maslak, Joelle T.

Abrégé

A method of generating a routing table containing information as to the weighted distance between client's that use a resolver and each rack gateway, taking into account how traffic to each client can egress from the CDN AS. The routing table is generated from matrix multiplication of two matrices. One matrix contains information as to the proportion of each client's use of each resolver in a first autonomous system. The second matrix contains information as to the distance between each client and each rack, with respect to an egress gateway, in a second autonomous system. The resulting routing table is used to identify a gateway from which to serve content to a client.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

20.

SCALABLE DDOS SCRUBBING ARCHITECTURE IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16905399
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-06-18
Date de la première publication 2021-03-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Smith, Brent W.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for an orchestrator device associated with a scrubbing environment of a telecommunications network that receives one or more announced routing protocol advertisements from a customer device under an attack. In response to receiving the announcement, the orchestrator may configure one or more scrubbing devices of the network to begin providing the scrubbing service to packets matching the received routing announcement. A scrubbing service state for the customer may also be obtained or determined by the orchestrator. With the received route announcement and the customer profile and state information, the orchestrator may provide instructions to configure the scrubbing devices of the network based on the received information to dynamically automate scrubbing techniques without the need for a network administrator to manually configure the scrubbing environment or devices.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/707 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP] par redondance des chemins d’accès
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

21.

REQUEST PROCESSING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17094854
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-11-11
Date de la première publication 2021-03-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A node in a content delivery network (CDN) receives a request for content and determines information about the request. When sufficient information about the content is determined, the request is assigned to an appropriate CD service to process the request; and when insufficient information about the content is determined, the request is assigned to a generic CD service to process the request. The generic CD service processes the request; and provides updated information about the content to be used for processing future requests. An appropriate CD service processing a request may also provide updated information about the content to be used for processing future requests.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

22.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAILOVER OF A DATA PORTION OF A COLLABORATION CONFERENCE IN A COLLABORATION CONFERENCE SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application 17094858
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-11-11
Date de la première publication 2021-03-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Foucher, Craig
  • Bhattacharjee, Raja

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing a failover system and method for one or more collaboration conference web adapters. In general, the system and method allow for the movement of traffic or other communication packets associated with a collaboration conference from one adapter located in a first data center to another adapter located in a second data center. In one embodiment, the failover may occur in response to the detection or determination of a failure or loss of an operational state at an adapter of the system. In another embodiment, the failover may occur in response to a selection from an operations center to move the traffic to the selected adapter or second data center.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04M 3/56 - Dispositions pour connecter plusieurs abonnés à un circuit commun, c. à d. pour permettre la transmission de conférences

23.

CONTROL IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17095325
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-11-11
Date de la première publication 2021-03-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Lipstone, Laurence R.
  • Crowder, William
  • Koller, Jeffrey G.
  • Fullagar, David
  • Yevmenkin, Maksim
  • Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A content delivery network (CDN) includes a plurality of CDN components including at least one CDN rendezvous mechanism and at least one control core. The CDN components are controlled by control core data from the at least one control core. Some CDN components obtain CDN resources including control core data from at least some other CDN components. The CDN components use the CDN rendezvous mechanism to select one or more CDN components from which to obtain CDN resources.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

24.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC LAYER 3 NETWORK CONNECTIONS

      
Numéro d'application 16995494
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-08-17
Date de la première publication 2021-02-25
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Ritchie, Austin D.

Abrégé

A dynamic controller to automatically generate layer 3 network connections between devices and/or networks associated with a virtual computing environment in response to a request for such connections is provided such that communications associated with the computing environment may be transmitted between the endpoints. For example, the dynamic controller may connect one or more cloud service provider networks, one or more customer-controlled data centers, one or more customer networks, and the like, based on information provided in a connection request. A layer 3 communication controller may also be instantiated within a core network that manages the flow of communications between the connected networks, such as by translating messages between the connected networks so that messages intended for a connected network may match the supported communication protocols of that network and/or providing one or more security features to the transmitted communications.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance

25.

Preventing foreign initiated fraudulent or unauthorized use of calling service

      
Numéro d'application 16829348
Numéro de brevet 10931818
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-03-25
Date de la première publication 2021-02-23
Date d'octroi 2021-02-23
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.
  • Mccarthy, Matthew

Abrégé

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing prevention of foreign initiated fraudulent or unauthorized use of calling service. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive, from a first user device associated with an originating party, a request to access a first account of a calling system and an access code. Based on a determination that the received access code is valid, the computing system might determine whether the first user device associated with the originating party is located in a foreign country. If so, the computing system might determine whether a database contains a configurable flag indicating that international access is not allowed for the first account. If so, the computing system might initiate one or more first actions. If not, the computing system might provide the first user device with access to the first account of the calling system.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 3/38 - Dispositions de service gradué, c. à d. interdiction à quelques abonnés d'établir certaines connexions
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 9/54 - Communication interprogramme

26.

TIME AND LOCATION-BASED TREND PREDICTION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application 17087672
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-11-03
Date de la première publication 2021-02-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Crowder, William
  • Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A content delivery (CD) network delivers content on behalf of multiple content providers. A method includes determining that certain content is trending in a first geographic region during a first time period; and, based on the determining, causing the certain content to be prefetched by the CDN in a second geographic region by a given time after said first time period, wherein, during the first time period, the time in the second geographic region is earlier than the time in the first geographic region.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

27.

PREDICTIVE LOAD MITIGATION AND CONTROL IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application 17075939
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-10-21
Date de la première publication 2021-02-11
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Power, William R.
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Lipstone, Laurence
  • Crowder, William

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, in a content delivery (CD) network that delivers content on behalf of multiple content providers. The method includes, at a server in the CDN, wherein the server is currently processing at least one other request in at least one other session: receiving a connection request from a client, the connection request being associated with a corresponding content request; determining whether handling the content request will cause the server to become overloaded; and, based on the determining in (B) and on information about the content request, conditionally (i) accepting the content request, and (ii) terminating or throttling at least one session on the server.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

28.

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING PORTAL

      
Numéro d'application 17082115
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-10-28
Date de la première publication 2021-02-11
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Osborne, Eric

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for custom-defined network routing. In one implementation, a set of custom defined network flow rules is received at an edge router of a primary network, which is in communication with a customer network. The set of custom defined network flow rules correspond to network traffic associated with the customer network. The set of custom defined network flow rules is stored in a forwarding table on the edge router. A packet of data is received at the edge router. The packet of data is attributed to the customer network. The set of custom defined network flow rules is applied to the pack of data using the forwarding table.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

29.

DATA FLOW IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS USING NETWORK FLOW DIAGRAMS AND ASSOCIATED DATA

      
Numéro d'application 17076010
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-10-21
Date de la première publication 2021-02-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Hopkins, William

Abrégé

Systems and methods for configuring telecommunications networks include obtaining network data flow information for a telecommunications network that includes attributes of multiple routes of data transmission through the telecommunications network. Utilizing at least one processing device, a filtering criteria is applied to the network data flow information to identify a subset of the routes having a shared attribute to generate filtered data. The filtered data is then used to generate a diagrammatic representation of the network flows and/or processed to automatically generate reconfiguration messages to improve network traffic distribution and flow.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie

30.

Predictive AI Automated Cloud Service Turn-Up

      
Numéro d'application 16544633
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2019-08-19
Date de la première publication 2021-02-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Casey, Steven M.
  • Opferman, Stephen
  • Castro, Felipe
  • Savill, Paul
  • Mcbride, Kevin M.

Abrégé

Novel tools and techniques for predictive AI automated cloud service turn-up are provided. A system includes an AI pipeline and service orchestration server coupled to the Ai pipeline. The AI pipeline includes a processor and non-transitory computer readable media comprising instructions executable by the processor to obtain customer usage data associated with a first customer from one or more customer data sources, wherein the customer usage data is indicative of usage patterns of one or more cloud services by the first customer, and generate, via a predictive model, predicted usage data based on the customer usage data, wherein the predicted usage data includes a prediction of an individual cloud service of the one or more cloud services predicted to be used by the first customer. The service orchestration server may be configured to turn-up the individual cloud service based on the predicted usage data.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, p.ex. études et analyse de marchés, prospection, promotions, publicité, établissement du profil des acheteurs, gestion ou fidélisation de clientèle; Estimation ou détermination des prix
  • G06N 5/04 - Méthodes ou dispositifs inférents

31.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT SERVER RENDEZVOUS IN A DUAL STACK PROTOCOL NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17075289
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-10-20
Date de la première publication 2021-02-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joelle T.

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for serving content over a network. In one implementation, a method of serving content is provided. The method includes maintaining a first address record associated with serving a resource and a second address record associated with serving the same resource. The first address record is further associated with a first protocol for a first device capable of serving the resource. Similarly, the second address record is associated with a second protocol, different from the first protocol, for a second device, distinct from the first device, capable of serving the resource. The method further includes providing, in response to at least one resolution request for the resource, the first address record and the second address record.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

32.

UTILIZING ROUTING ADVERTISEMENTS TO AUTOMATE DDOS SCRUBBING TECHNIQUES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17075981
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-10-21
Date de la première publication 2021-02-04
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Williamson, Todd J.
  • Smith, Brent W.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for an orchestrator device associated with a scrubbing environment of a telecommunications network that receives one or more announced routing protocol advertisements from a customer device under an attack. In response to receiving the announcement, the orchestrator may configure one or more scrubbing devices of the network to begin providing the scrubbing service to packets matching the received routing announcement. A scrubbing service state for the customer may also be obtained or determined by the orchestrator. With the received route announcement and the customer profile and state information, the orchestrator may provide instructions to configure the scrubbing devices of the network based on the received information to dynamically automate scrubbing techniques without the need for a network administrator to manually configure the scrubbing environment or devices.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie

33.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORK OUTAGE TRACKING

      
Numéro d'application 17070063
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-10-14
Date de la première publication 2021-01-28
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Male, James
  • Sunder, Cecil
  • Yelton, Paul J.
  • Moses, Jennifer L.

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for investigating, tracking, preventing, and providing accountability for telecommunication network outages, particularly human error outages. In one implementation, a ticket is received for a network outage. The ticket specifies a responsible team and an estimated outage reason for the network outage. The estimated outage reason indicates a human error by the responsible team. A notification of the ticket is provided to the responsible team. The notification prompts an action by the responsible team. The action specifies whether the team made the human error. The ticket is completed based on the action and stored. The completed ticket details a root cause of the network outage and a performance management strategy for preventing future network outages similar to the network outage.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

34.

MALWARE DETECTION AND PREVENTION SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application 17035825
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-29
Date de la première publication 2021-01-14
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Bingham, Skyler J.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods computing devices to access a public network posing as a user to the network to detect one or more malware programs available for downloading through the network. More particularly, a malware detection control system utilizes a browser executed on a computing device to access a public network, such as the Internet. Through the browser, sites or nodes of the public network are accessed by the control system with the interactions with the sites of the public network designed to mimic or approximate a human user of the browser. More particularly, the control system may apply the one or more personality profiles to the browser of the computing device to access and interact with the nodes of the public network. Further, the control system may monitor the information retrieved from the network sites to detect the presence of malware within the nodes.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 16/954 - Navigation, p.ex. en utilisant la navigation par catégories
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • G06F 21/56 - Détection ou traitement de programmes malveillants, p.ex. dispositions anti-virus

35.

Streaming server statistics and predictive mitigation

      
Numéro d'application 17035838
Numéro de brevet 10949288
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-09-29
Date de la première publication 2021-01-14
Date d'octroi 2021-03-16
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hopkins, William
  • Gowin, Lawrence W.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for improving the performance of a telecommunications network by monitoring the performance of one or more storage drives. Operational data is received from a plurality of storage drives of a storage server of a telecommunications network. A plurality of operational coefficients for each of the plurality of storage drives is derived based on the operational data, and a cluster plot is created from the plurality of operational coefficients for each of the plurality of storage drives. A distance is calculated between a subset of operational coefficients of the plurality of operational coefficients of the cluster plot, and a remedial action is initiated on a storage drive of the plurality of storage drives when a calculated distance of an operational coefficient associated with the storage drive exceeds a distance value from a cluster of the cluster plot.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 11/00 - Détection d'erreurs; Correction d'erreurs; Contrôle de fonctionnement
  • G06F 11/07 - Réaction à l'apparition d'un défaut, p.ex. tolérance de certains défauts
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • G06F 3/06 - Entrée numérique à partir de, ou sortie numérique vers des supports d'enregistrement
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

36.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDING ROUTING PATHS IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17021666
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-15
Date de la première publication 2020-12-31
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Osborne, Eric

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for generating a routing table. In one implementation, BGP route broadcasts are received by a control plane of a network. The BGP route broadcasts are aggregated into a table of address summarized routes based on IP addresses included in the BGP route broadcasts. A table of attribute summarized routes is generated from the table of address summarized routes based on similarities between attributes included in the address summarized routes.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance
  • H04L 12/18 - Dispositions pour la fourniture de services particuliers aux abonnés pour la diffusion ou les conférences

37.

DYNAMIC SEGMENT ROUTING MAPPING SERVER FOR A MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17021703
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-15
Date de la première publication 2020-12-31
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Osborne, Eric

Abrégé

A dynamic SRMS (DSRMS) in a MPLS network generates unique segment identifiers for nodes of the network lacking segment identifiers (SIDs). The DSRMS receives network information from other nodes of the network that may include, for example, Internal Gateway Protocol (IGP) routing information, advertised prefix values for the nodes, and label values used in MPLS routing. The DSRMS analyzes the information and identifies nodes of the network that are not associated with a SID. For each identified node, the DSRMS generates a unique SID and then announces the SID to other nodes within the network. Generating the unique SID may include executing a hashing function using the IP address of the identified node as an input.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/723 - Routage par labels ou étiquettes, p.ex. commutation d’étiquettes multi-protocoles [MPLS] ou commutation d’étiquettes multiprotocoles généralisée [GMPLS]

38.

ADAPTIVE VIRTUAL SERVICES

      
Numéro d'application 16905453
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-06-18
Date de la première publication 2020-12-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Saenger, Adam
  • Holway, Matthew
  • Brannen, Len
  • Clark, Gene
  • Simlot, Anil
  • Ingah, Zubin
  • Shane, Johan J.
  • Gibson, Michael
  • Sawyer, Cory
  • Cerami, Rich
  • Deshazer, Kurt

Abrégé

Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods relating to adaptive virtual services. In an example, a user specifies a device configuration for a platform device. As a result, a service provider installs selected virtual-network functions and defines network connections as specified by the device configuration. Management software may also be installed, thereby enabling the service provider to communicate with and remotely manage the platform device. The installed virtual-network functions are activated on the platform device once it is delivered to the user. In some instances, the user changes the device configuration. For example, the user may install new virtual-network functions, reconfigure or remove existing virtual-network functions, or change defined network connections. As a result, the service provider reconfigures the platform device accordingly. Thus, the user need not purchase new specialized hardware in order to change the available functions of the computer network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • G06F 8/61 - Installation
  • G06F 21/60 - Protection de données
  • G06F 9/455 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques Émulation; Interprétation; Simulation de logiciel, p.ex. virtualisation ou émulation des moteurs d’exécution d’applications ou de systèmes d’exploitation
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux

39.

NETWORK MAPPING IN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17010568
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-02
Date de la première publication 2020-12-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method in a content delivery network (CDN) having multiple delivery servers. The CDN delivers content on behalf of at least one content provider. Distinct delivery servers are logically grouped into delivery server groups. One or more CDN name servers are associated with some of the delivery server groups. Network map data are determined using network data determined by the CDN name servers associated with at least some of the deliver server groups. The network data with respect to a CDN name server relative to a resolver is based on an estimated popularity of that CDN name server for that resolver. Responsive to a client request, including a hostname associated with a content provider, at least one CDN name server determines, using network map data, at least one delivery server to process the client request.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

40.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC FIREWALL POLICY CONFIGURATION

      
Numéro d'application 17011133
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-03
Date de la première publication 2020-12-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wang, Jin-Gen
  • Ewert, Travis D.

Abrégé

Systems and methods for receiving information on network firewall policy configurations are disclosed. Based on the received firewall configuration information, a configuration of a firewall and/or subnet of network devices is automatically provisioned and/or configured to control network traffic to and from the subnet.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

41.

ANYCAST ROUTING TECHNIQUES IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 17011155
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-03
Date de la première publication 2020-12-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joelle T.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for managing the distribution of content and/or communications from a telecommunications or computer network to an end user of the network. In general, the system receives a request for content from a user of the network and analyzes the request to determine an estimated geographic region and/or an access network associated with the requesting device. Based on the determined geographic region or access network, a networking device returns a specific anycast IP address from which the content may be received. In this manner, the content providing network may utilize multiple anycast IP addresses within the network to provide content to one or more end users of the network. The specific anycast IP address is provided to an end user device to obtain the requested content.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

42.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED VERIFICATION AND RECONFIGURATION OF DISCONNECTED NETWORK DEVICES

      
Numéro d'application 17015135
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-09-09
Date de la première publication 2020-12-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Nguyen, Brian V.H.
  • Wickham, Shellie

Abrégé

Systems and methods of disconnecting a network service provided over a network service path include using a computing device that obtains a service identifier assigned to network service and identifies a port of a network device included in a network service path associated with the service. The computing device transmits a request to the network device for port configuration data of the network device and based on the received port configuration data, determines whether the port is assigned to the network service. If so, the computing devices executes a remediation operation which includes transmitting a reconfiguration command to the network device that is adapted to cause the network device to update the port configuration data to free the port.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

43.

NETWORK ADDRESS RESOLUTION

      
Numéro d'application 17003102
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-08-26
Date de la première publication 2020-12-10
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Power, William R.

Abrégé

A content delivery method, and related apparatus, that involves the operations of receiving a request for a content resource including at least one embedded resource with a tag. Upon identification of the tag, using at least one delivery parameter to generate a modified embedded resource. Embedding the modified embedded resource in a content resource, such as an HTML document. Delivering, such as in response to request from a browser, the content resource with the modified embedded resource.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • G06F 16/48 - Recherche caractérisée par l’utilisation de métadonnées, p.ex. de métadonnées ne provenant pas du contenu ou de métadonnées générées manuellement
  • G06F 16/955 - Recherche dans le Web utilisant des identifiants d’information, p.ex. des localisateurs uniformisés de ressources [uniform resource locators - URL]
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

44.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING OF INBOUND TOLL-FREE COMMUNICATIONS

      
Numéro d'application 16998544
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-08-20
Date de la première publication 2020-12-03
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Tschirhart, David A.
  • Shomaker, Ken

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products for consolidating toll-free features of two or more telecommunications networks. In one implementation, the network services may be consolidated through utilization of an Enhanced Feature Server (EFS) or other type of application server deployed in a telecommunications network. The EFS may be configured to receive a toll-free communication and route the communication based on the dialed toll-free number and a carrier identification code (CIC) associated with the communication. Routing the communication based at least on the CIC associated with the communication allows the telecommunications network to consolidate (and ultimately remove) a redundant network or network components from the telecommunications network to improve the operation of the network. In circumstances where a CIC is not associated with a communication, the EFS may request a data schema from a national toll-free number database and determine a CIC for the communication based on an analysis of the data schema.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 15/00 - Dispositions de comptage, de contrôle de durée ou d'indication de durée
  • H04M 15/08 - Dispositions de comptage, de contrôle de durée ou d'indication de durée pour compter les appels de demandés
  • H04W 40/04 - Sélection d'itinéraire ou de voie de communication, p.ex. routage basé sur l'énergie disponible ou le chemin le plus court sur la base des ressources nodales sans fil

45.

CROSS-CLUSTER DIRECT SERVER RETURN WITH ANYCAST RENDEZVOUS IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application 16991545
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-08-12
Date de la première publication 2020-11-26
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method in a content delivery network (CDN), wherein the CDN delivers content on behalf of at least one content provider. The method includes: a first server: receiving a request from a client for particular content; determining at least one delivery server in the CDN; migrating the request to the at least one delivery server; and then providing the least one delivery server with first network traffic from the client. Then a second server, distinct from the first server, determines information about the least one delivery server; and then, based on the determining, provides the least one delivery server with second network traffic from the client.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

46.

LOAD-BALANCING CLUSTER

      
Numéro d'application 16987462
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-08-07
Date de la première publication 2020-11-19
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Yevmenkin, Maksim
  • Fullagar, David
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Koller, Jeffrey

Abrégé

A load-balancing cluster includes a switch having a plurality of ports; and a plurality of servers connected to at least some of the plurality of ports of the switch. Each server is addressable by the same virtual Internet Protocol (VIP) address. Each server in the cluster has a mechanism constructed and adapted to respond to connection requests at the VIP by selecting one of the plurality of servers to handle that connection, wherein the selecting is based, at least in part, on a given function of information used to request the connection; and a firewall mechanism constructed and adapted to accept all requests for the VIP address for a particular connection only on the server that has been selected to handle that particular connection. The selected server determines whether it is responsible for the request and may hand it off to another cluster member.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

47.

Monitoring and Detection of Fraudulent or Unauthorized Use in Telephone Conferencing Systems or Voice Networks

      
Numéro d'application 16600712
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2019-10-14
Date de la première publication 2020-11-19
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Uzelac, Adam
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.
  • Slaughter, Robert P.

Abrégé

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing monitoring and detection of fraudulent or unauthorized use in telephone conferencing systems or voice networks. In various embodiments, a computing system might monitor call activity through telephone conferencing system or voice network. In response to detecting use of the telephone conferencing system or voice network by at least one party based on the monitored call activity, the computing system might identify incoming and/or outgoing associated with a call initiated by the at least one party. The computing system might analyze the identified incoming and/or outgoing call data to determine whether the call initiated by the at least one party constitutes at least one of fraudulent use or unauthorized use of the telephone conferencing system or voice network. If so, the computing system might initiate one or more first actions.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04M 3/56 - Dispositions pour connecter plusieurs abonnés à un circuit commun, c. à d. pour permettre la transmission de conférences
  • H04M 3/42 - Systèmes fournissant des fonctions ou des services particuliers aux abonnés
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04W 12/02 - Protection de la confidentialité ou de l'anonymat

48.

CACHE MANAGEMENT IN CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS

      
Numéro d'application 16817557
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-12
Date de la première publication 2020-11-19
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Crowder, William

Abrégé

Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for managing caching for a content delivery system, which may include receiving a content request indicating that the caching agent is requesting content data for a client, filling the content data in a first cache storage of the business logic agent, providing the cached content data to the caching agent, and while a second cache storage of the caching agent is being filled with the content data, maintaining the cached content data in response to receiving additional content requests from the caching agent. The additional content requests may indicate that the caching agent is requesting the same content data for additional clients.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04N 21/433 - Opération de stockage de contenu, p.ex. opération de stockage en réponse à une requête de pause ou opérations de cache
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 16/955 - Recherche dans le Web utilisant des identifiants d’information, p.ex. des localisateurs uniformisés de ressources [uniform resource locators - URL]

49.

CONNECTING TO MULTIPLE CLOUD INSTANCES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16985725
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-08-05
Date de la première publication 2020-11-19
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Ritchie, Austin D.

Abrégé

Aspects of the disclosure involve systems and methods for utilizing Virtual Local Area Network separation in a connection, which may be a single connection, between a customer to a telecommunications network and a cloud environment to allow the customer to access multiple instances within the cloud through the connection. A customer may purchase multiple cloud resource instances from a public cloud environment and, utilizing the telecommunications network, connect to the multiple instances through a communication port or connection to the cloud environment. To utilize the single connection or port, communication packets intended for the cloud environment may be tagged with a VLAN tag that indicates to which cloud instance the packet is intended. The telecommunications network may route the packet to the intended cloud environment and configure one or more aspects of the cloud environment to analyze the attached VLAN tag to transmit the packet to the intended instance.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/723 - Routage par labels ou étiquettes, p.ex. commutation d’étiquettes multi-protocoles [MPLS] ou commutation d’étiquettes multiprotocoles généralisée [GMPLS]
  • H04L 12/931 - Architecture de matrice de commutation

50.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ROUTES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16776024
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-01-29
Date de la première publication 2020-11-12
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Rawlins, Logan

Abrégé

A traffic controller device for distributing or otherwise controlling the distribution of routing information may be included in a telecommunications network. The traffic controller may receive routing tables from a plurality of network devices, such as one or more provider edge devices of the network. The traffic controller, upon receiving the routing information from the provider edge devices, may generate a routing table associated with each device providing the routing information. The traffic controller may also provide updates to one or more of the networking devices associated with the controller. The traffic controller may alter or update, at the traffic controller, the routing table associated with the target provider edge device based on the network policy. The routing information in the routing table for that device and maintained by the traffic controller may be updated with a new route or new local preferred parameter value.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/755 - Cohérence de la mise à jour de la topologie, p.ex. avis d’état de liaison [LSA], horodatage ou numéros de séquence dans les mises à jour
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance
  • H04L 12/707 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP] par redondance des chemins d’accès
  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance

51.

IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL OF PERMISSIBLE ROBOCALLING ON INGRESS TO A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16810597
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-05
Date de la première publication 2020-11-12
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Uzelac, Adam C.

Abrégé

A robocall management system is provided that identifies, classifies, and routes one or more robocalls on ingress into a telecommunications network. In some instances, a robocall may be received at an ingress point of the network and analyzed by the robocall management system. Analysis of the received call may access one or more types of identification, such as an identification token, and classify the robocall as permissible or impermissible based on the identification data. Additionally, the robocall management system may monitor a rate of received robocalls from a known robocall customer and compare the rate of robocalls made to a CPS threshold value associated with the customer. One or more routing actions may be executed on a received robocall based on the classification, including routing the robocall to the destination, selecting a routing path via the receiving network, and/or blocking the robocall at the ingress device.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 12/08 - Sécurité d'accès
  • G06F 16/28 - Bases de données caractérisées par leurs modèles, p.ex. des modèles relationnels ou objet
  • H04W 12/10 - Intégrité
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance

52.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ROUTES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16869561
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-05-07
Date de la première publication 2020-11-12
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Rawlins, Logan

Abrégé

This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to the distribution of routes in a telecommunications network. A networking device may receive a plurality of routing information from the plurality of edge devices of a telecommunications network, each of the plurality of routing information comprising a local preferred route for a corresponding edge device. The networking device may generate a plurality of routing tables, each of the plurality of routing tables associated with a corresponding edge device of the plurality of edge devices and comprising the local preferred route for the corresponding edge device. The networking device may update the local preferred route of a first routing table of the plurality of routing tables with the local preferred route of a second routing table of the plurality of routing tables. The networking device may transmit, via an internal border gateway protocol (iBGP) session and to the corresponding edge device associated with the first routing table, the updated local preferred route.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie
  • H04L 12/723 - Routage par labels ou étiquettes, p.ex. commutation d’étiquettes multi-protocoles [MPLS] ou commutation d’étiquettes multiprotocoles généralisée [GMPLS]
  • H04L 12/703 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP]
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux

53.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMISSIONING A NETWORK ELEMENT

      
Numéro d'application 16942426
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-29
Date de la première publication 2020-11-12
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Lehman, Bernie C.
  • Mcleod, Erik W.

Abrégé

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media which have instructions stored for execution on a processor, for automating the commissioning of a transport network element within a network. A system configured according to this disclosure can be an Automated Commissioning Tool which can initiate communications with a network element on the network. The Automated Commissioning Tool can then retrieve updated firmware corresponding to the network element and configure the network element to have the updated firmware. Finally, the Automated Commissioning Tool can determine, from a network plan, a first port on the network element which is to be connected via a cross-connect to a second port on the network element and establish the cross-connect on the network element. At this point the network element may be commissioned to operate as a transport network element within the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

54.

CDN-BASED CLIENT MESSAGING

      
Numéro d'application 16934506
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-21
Date de la première publication 2020-11-05
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for a Content Distribution Network (CDN) node of a CDN to facilitate communication among two or more clients, including but not limited to determining, by the CDN node, that the two or more clients are connected to the CDN node for accessing content data originating from an origin server, receiving, by the CDN node, a message from a first client of the two or more clients, the message is to be routed to at least one second client of the two or more clients, and sending, by the CDN node, the message to the at least one second client without routing the message to the origin server.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/761 - Routage de diffusion ou de multidiffusion

55.

EXTERNAL INJECTION OF CLOUD BASED NETWORK FUNCTIONS INTO NETWORK SERVICES

      
Numéro d'application 16936023
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-22
Date de la première publication 2020-11-05
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Sella, William

Abrégé

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for providing an API description of an external network service and using the API to integrate the external service into a network. An embodiment operates by receiving, from a service provider, a description of an application programming interface (API), transmitting a call to the service provider using the API for creating a new instance of a service and transmitting to the service provider a traffic flow upon which the service will be applied.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/801 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion
  • H04L 12/851 - Actions liées au type de trafic, p.ex. qualité de service ou priorité

56.

Optical test device and systems

      
Numéro d'application 16141813
Numéro de brevet 11012153
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-09-25
Date de la première publication 2020-11-05
Date d'octroi 2021-05-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Storey, Jeffrey K.
  • Waters, John F.
  • Dugan, Andrew
  • Paredes, Salvador
  • Ratterree, Gary

Abrégé

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04B 10/079 - Dispositions pour la surveillance ou le test de systèmes de transmission; Dispositions pour la mesure des défauts de systèmes de transmission utilisant un signal en service utilisant des mesures du signal de données
  • G02B 6/293 - Moyens de couplage optique ayant des bus de données, c. à d. plusieurs guides d'ondes interconnectés et assurant un système bidirectionnel par nature en mélangeant et divisant les signaux avec des moyens de sélection de la longueur d'onde
  • H04B 10/035 - Dispositions pour le rétablissement de communication après défaillance utilisant des boucles de retour

57.

NETWORK ADDRESS RESOLUTION

      
Numéro d'application 16923788
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-08
Date de la première publication 2020-10-29
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A content delivery method including the operations of receiving a uniform resource locator resolution request at an authoritative name server for a domain where the uniform resource resolution request is received based, at least in part, on a host name of the uniform resource resolution request where the host name is uniquely related to a resource associated with the uniform resource resolution request. The method further including the operation of tracking a popularity of the resource based on the host name uniquely related to the resource and providing a location within a network capable of delivering the resource where the provided location is based on the popularity of the resource.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/911 - Contrôle d’admission au réseau et allocation de ressources, p.ex. allocation de bande passante ou renégociation en cours de communication

58.

DYNAMIC SERVICE PROVISIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Numéro d'application 16928116
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-14
Date de la première publication 2020-10-29
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Nyhus, Michael
  • Adkins, Iii, James M.

Abrégé

A dynamic provisioning system includes a computer-executed portal that controls a router to, when a request message is received over a broadcast virtual local area network (VLAN), control the router to establish a dedicated VLAN between the customer communication device and the portal over a dedicated VLAN. The dedicated connection directing communication traffic from the customer computing device to the portal while inhibiting other communication traffic from the customer computing device. The portal also generates a user interface at the customer computing device using the dedicated connection in which the user interface to receive unique identifying information from the customer computing device. The portal also authenticates the customer computing device using the unique identifying information such that, when the customer computing device has been authenticated, receives selection of a communication service from the customer computing device, and establishes the selected communication service for the customer computing device.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentification

59.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND MITIGATING MALICIOUS NETWORK THREATS

      
Numéro d'application 16928438
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-14
Date de la première publication 2020-10-29
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Doctor, Brad
  • Bingham, Skyler Jameson
  • Berg, Keshava
  • Reynolds, Ii, John Sherwood
  • Mohr, Justin George

Abrégé

Implementations of the present disclosure involve a system and/or method for identifying and mitigating malicious network threats. Network data associated is retrieved from various sources across a network and analyzed to identify a malicious network threat. When a threat is found, the system performs a mitigating action to neutralize the malicious network threat

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 21/55 - Détection d’intrusion locale ou mise en œuvre de contre-mesures

60.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PACKET SWITCHING

      
Numéro d'application 16923737
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-07-08
Date de la première publication 2020-10-22
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Amante, Shane

Abrégé

An apparatus is provided for control of a plurality of forwarding switches using a network controller. The network controller executes a routing configuration application that analyzes interconnections between the forwarding switches to identify a topology of the network, determine label switched paths (LSPs) between the forwarding switches, and transmits the next hop routes to the forwarding switches. The forwarding switches use the next hop routes to route packets through the network according to a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) protocol. Each LSP includes one or more next hop routes defining a forwarding address associated with one forwarding switch to an adjacent forwarding switch.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/723 - Routage par labels ou étiquettes, p.ex. commutation d’étiquettes multi-protocoles [MPLS] ou commutation d’étiquettes multiprotocoles généralisée [GMPLS]
  • H04L 12/703 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP]
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance
  • H04L 12/717 - Routage centralisé

61.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZATION OF THREAT DATA FOR NETWORK SECURITY

      
Numéro d'application 16845799
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-10
Date de la première publication 2020-10-15
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Dubois, David
  • Benjamin, Michael
  • Dehus, Mark
  • Brecl, Peter

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve utilizing network threat information to manage one or more security devices or policies of a communication network. The security system may receive threat intelligence data or information associated with potential threats to a communications network and process the threat intelligence data to determine one or more configurations to apply to security devices of a network. The system may then generate a rule or action to respond to the identified attack, such as a firewall rule for a firewall device to block traffic from the source of the attack. The threat intelligence information may include a confidence score indicating a calculated confidence in the identification of the malicious communications, which may be utilized by the system to determine the type of action taken on the security devices of the network in response to the information or data.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G08B 21/18 - Alarmes de situation

62.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESOLVING MANIFEST FILE DISCONTINUITIES

      
Numéro d'application 16909211
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-06-23
Date de la première publication 2020-10-08
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Johns, Kevin C.

Abrégé

A system and corresponding method facilitate resolution of discontinuities in manifest files used in the distribution of stored content. Resolution of discontinuities includes identifying each of a discontinuity in a first manifest file and a corresponding entry in a second manifest file for the same or substantially similar content segment stored at a different location. A combined manifest file is then generated by inserting the entry of the second manifest file or otherwise inserting the location information of the second manifest file entry into the first manifest file. The systems and methods herein may be implemented at various locations within a system for providing content to a client device and may be implemented at various times in the process of generating or distributing content.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04N 21/24 - Surveillance de procédés ou de ressources, p.ex. surveillance de la charge du serveur, de la bande passante disponible ou des requêtes effectuées sur la voie montante
  • H04N 21/278 - Base de données de descripteurs de contenu ou service de répertoire pour accès par les utilisateurs finaux
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04N 21/266 - Gestion de canal ou de contenu, p.ex. génération et gestion de clés et de messages de titres d'accès dans un système d'accès conditionnel, fusion d'un canal de monodiffusion de VOD dans un canal multidiffusion
  • G06F 16/172 - Mise en cache, pré-extraction ou accumulation de fichiers
  • G06F 16/41 - Indexation; Structures de données à cet effet; Structures de stockage
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuration du contenu, p.ex. décomposition du contenu en segments temporels

63.

Method for routing in a central conferencing routing server

      
Numéro d'application 16905283
Numéro de brevet 10848415
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-06-18
Date de la première publication 2020-10-08
Date d'octroi 2020-11-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.
  • Behmlander, Darren J.
  • Uzelac, Adam C.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for collaboration conferencing with multiple participants over a communications network, and more specifically for a conferencing routing service for managing and routing collaboration participants. A collaboration conferencing routing server may provide configurability in routing a collaboration conference to a conference bridge based on any number of criteria and information about the requester and the communications network on which the conference occurs.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance
  • H04L 12/18 - Dispositions pour la fourniture de services particuliers aux abonnés pour la diffusion ou les conférences
  • H04L 12/801 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion
  • H04M 3/56 - Dispositions pour connecter plusieurs abonnés à un circuit commun, c. à d. pour permettre la transmission de conférences
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

64.

CACHING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16909245
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-06-23
Date de la première publication 2020-10-08
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Crowder, William

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, operable with a content delivery network (CDN) uses late binding of caching policies; by a caching node in the CDN, in response to a request for content, determining if the content is cached locally. When it is determined that said content is cached locally, then: determining a current cache policy associated with the content; and then determining, based on said current cache policy associated with the content, whether it is acceptable to serve the content that is cached locally; based on said determining, when it is not acceptable to serve the content that is cached locally, obtaining a new version of the content and then serving the new version of the content, otherwise when it is acceptable to serve the content that is cached locally, serving the content that is cached locally.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

65.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDING ROUTING PATHS IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16900349
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-06-12
Date de la première publication 2020-10-01
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Osborne, Eric
  • Smith, Brent W.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing multiple egress points from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In particular, the process and system allows for multiple provider edges of the network to utilize a route reflector server to provide a border gateway protocol (BGP) route to other provider edges in the network. Further, the multiple provider edges may each announce similar interior gateway protocol (IGP) routes through the network such that a provider edge receiving a packet intended for the customer network may select from the multiple IGP routes to provide the intended packet to the customer network. In this manner, the receiving provider edge may load balance among the various connections of the customer network to the telecommunications network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance

66.

REGISTRATION OF SIP-BASED COMMUNICATIONS IN A HOSTED VOIP NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16896372
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-06-09
Date de la première publication 2020-09-24
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Terpstra, Richard Dean

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for implementing a registrar component or functionality in a telecommunications network. In one implementation, the registrar functionality is handled at a Session Border Controller (SBC) or Network Address Translation (NAT) Traversal Manager (NTM) device of the network to alleviate an application server of the network from performing the registration function.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

67.

DYNAMIC BINDING AND LOAD DETERMINATION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application 16882930
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-05-26
Date de la première publication 2020-09-10
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A content provider has a plurality of content provider domain names, and a content delivery network (CDN) allocates a plurality of CDN domain names to the particular content provider. The content provider domain names are mapped to the CDN domain names. CDN domain names are bound to corresponding CDN clusters. The binding of the of CDN domain names to corresponding CDN clusters is modified.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

68.

DEVICE DEPLOYMENT AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT USING A SELF-SERVICE PORTAL

      
Numéro d'application 16882943
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-05-26
Date de la première publication 2020-09-10
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Gundersen, Eric D.
  • Rdzak, Steven M.
  • Grippo, Rene

Abrégé

Systems and methods for provisioning network services include receiving a provisioning request and, in response, initiating a first configuration operation in which a network address is assigned to a piece of network equipment for providing the network service. A network service path is established to the address such that when the equipment is connected to the network, a second configuration operation may be initiated in which the equipment is initialized to perform one or more network functions in support of the network service. Submission of provisioning requests may be conducted through a portal or similar environment that further enables users to analyze, modify, or otherwise manage their network equipment and services.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/851 - Actions liées au type de trafic, p.ex. qualité de service ou priorité
  • H04L 12/707 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP] par redondance des chemins d’accès
  • H04L 12/803 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion Équilibrage de charge, p.ex. répartition du trafic entre multiples liens
  • H04L 12/725 - Sélection d’un chemin de qualité de service [QoS] adéquate

69.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVISIONING AND TRACKING TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECTS

      
Numéro d'application 16797721
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-21
Date de la première publication 2020-09-03
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Muttalib, Masum C.
  • Hirsch, Kristen E.
  • Tagart, Daniel
  • Richey, Cynthia

Abrégé

The present disclosure describes systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for determining project lifecycles and tracking opportunities in the telecommunications sphere. These systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can access information for a project offering, receive input to modify the project offering's information, update the project offering information, generate deadlines or reminders for the project offering, and generate a display of the project offering's lifecycle track.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Ressources, gestion de tâches, gestion d'hommes ou de projets, p.ex. organisation, planification, ordonnancement ou affectation de ressources en temps, hommes ou machines; Planification dans l'entreprise; Modèles organisationnels
  • G06Q 10/10 - Bureautique, p.ex. gestion informatisée de courrier électronique ou logiciels de groupe; Gestion du temps, p.ex. calendriers, rappels, décompte de réunions ou de temps
  • G06Q 50/30 - Transport; Communications
  • G06F 3/0482 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] fondées sur des propriétés spécifiques de l’objet d’interaction affiché ou sur un environnement basé sur les métaphores, p.ex. interaction avec des éléments du bureau telles les fenêtres ou les icônes, ou avec l’aide d’un curseur changeant de comport interaction avec des listes d’éléments sélectionnables, p.ex. les menus
  • G06F 3/0481 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] fondées sur des propriétés spécifiques de l’objet d’interaction affiché ou sur un environnement basé sur les métaphores, p.ex. interaction avec des éléments du bureau telles les fenêtres ou les icônes, ou avec l’aide d’un curseur changeant de comport

70.

Content delivery network analytics management via edge stage collectors

      
Numéro d'application 16878158
Numéro de brevet 10929435
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-05-19
Date de la première publication 2020-09-03
Date d'octroi 2021-02-23
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Lipstone, Laurence R.

Abrégé

Example embodiments herein include a system having one or more edge servers disposed in an edge site of a content delivery network (CDN). The system can include a collector for collecting analytics associated with requests for content in the CDN. One or more additional collectors can be instantiated in the system, for example, in response to an increase in recordable events detected in the CDN. The system can include an aggregator for aggregating the collected analytics with analytics collected from other edge stages of the CDN. The system can also include a data store that stores the aggregated analytics according to a configurable data model.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 16/28 - Bases de données caractérisées par leurs modèles, p.ex. des modèles relationnels ou objet
  • G06F 16/435 - Filtrage basé sur des données supplémentaires, p.ex. sur des profils d'utilisateurs ou de groupes
  • G06F 16/9535 - Adaptation de la recherche basée sur les profils des utilisateurs et la personnalisation
  • G06F 16/2455 - Exécution des requêtes
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04N 21/24 - Surveillance de procédés ou de ressources, p.ex. surveillance de la charge du serveur, de la bande passante disponible ou des requêtes effectuées sur la voie montante

71.

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION CONFRENCE PORT MANAGEMENT

      
Numéro d'application 16878188
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-05-19
Date de la première publication 2020-09-03
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.
  • Nance, Robert F.
  • Ellison, Gregory T.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for a collaboration conferencing system to track a total number of concurrently utilized ports across any number of conferencing bridges of the network for a particular customer and one or more billing actions may occur based on this tracking. This may result in an alternate billing option for the customer's use of the system. Further, a telecommunications network administrator may provide access to the collaboration conferencing system based on a total number of concurrently utilized ports rather than on a per conference or per minute basis. With the information of the number of purchased ports by the customer, the administrator may more accurately predict an available capacity for the collaboration conferencing system needed to support all of the users of the system and the potential collaboration conferences.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 7/00 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation 
  • H04M 3/36 - Comptage statistique, p.ex. enregistrement des cas où le trafic dépasse la capacité des tronçons
  • H04M 3/56 - Dispositions pour connecter plusieurs abonnés à un circuit commun, c. à d. pour permettre la transmission de conférences
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04W 4/08 - Gestion des groupes d'utilisateurs

72.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATIONS NODE UPGRADE AND SELECTION

      
Numéro d'application 16795447
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Gray, William
  • Sayre, James
  • Limburg, Stephen

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for identification of connection areas in a telecommunications network. In one implementation, a customer set is obtained for a communications node in the telecommunications network. The customer set includes an existing connection type and a collection of network sites including the connection type is generated from the customer set. An overlay of customer sites without the connection type may be applied to the collection of network sites to generate an intersection of non-connected customer sites within the collection of network sites including the connection type. The intersection provides an indication of underserviced sites connection to the telecommunication network for potential network growth.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/28 - Réseaux de données à commutation caractérisés par la configuration des liaisons, p.ex. réseaux locaux [LAN Local Area Networks] ou réseaux étendus [WAN Wide Area Networks]

73.

PROVISIONING DEDICATED NETWORK RESOURCES WITH API SERVICES

      
Numéro d'application 16869327
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-05-07
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Caputo, Ii, Pete Joseph
  • Ritchie, Austin David
  • Prehmus, Alan Wade
  • Ewert, Travis Duane
  • Teets, Harold Wayne

Abrégé

Embodiments are disclosed that provision a cloud-based service together with a dedicated network connection to provision a cloud-based service element. In response to the request both the cloud-based service element and a dedicated network connection are provisioned. Provisioning the cloud-based service element together with the dedicated network connection enables the cloud-based service element to utilize the dedicated network connection.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/911 - Contrôle d’admission au réseau et allocation de ressources, p.ex. allocation de bande passante ou renégociation en cours de communication
  • H04L 12/14 - Dispositions pour la taxation
  • H04W 4/60 - Services basés sur un abonnement qui utilisent des serveurs d’applications ou de supports d’enregistrement, p.ex. boîtes à outils d’application SIM
  • H04W 4/50 - Fourniture de services ou reconfiguration de services

74.

CONSOLIDATION OF EXISTING SIGNAL TRANSFER POINTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16775038
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-01-28
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Smeal, Brad

Abrégé

The present disclosure is directed to consolidation of STP pairs without deploying new STP pairs and without making changes at a Service Switching Point to reflect the consolidation. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a first pair of signal transfer point devices to be decommissioned from a telecommunication network; identifying a second pair of signal transfer point devices to assume, in part, functionalities of the first pair of signal transfer point devices, each signal transfer point device of the first pair and the second pair having at least one primary point code and at least one secondary point code assigning a temporary secondary point code to each signal transfer point device of the first pair; and modifying at least one secondary point code of each signal transfer point device of the second pair with a primary point code of at least one signal transfer point device of the first pair.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 24/02 - Dispositions pour optimiser l'état de fonctionnement
  • H04W 76/11 - Attribution ou utilisation d'identifiants de connexion
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

75.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATIONS NODE UPGRADE AND SELECTION

      
Numéro d'application 16795225
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Gray, William
  • Sayre, James
  • Limburg, Stephen

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for intelligent node type selection in a telecommunications network. In one implementation, a customer set is obtained for a communications node in the telecommunications network. The customer set includes an existing customer set and a new customer set. A set of customer events is generated for a node type of the communications node using a simulator. The set of customer events is generated by simulating the customer set over time through a discrete event simulation. An impact of the customer events is modeled for the node type of the communications node. The node type is identified from a plurality of node types for a telecommunications build based on the impact of the customer events for the node type.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04Q 3/00 - Dispositifs de sélection
  • H04Q 11/00 - Dispositifs de sélection pour systèmes multiplex
  • G06N 3/02 - Systèmes de calculateurs basés sur des modèles biologiques utilisant des modèles de réseaux neuronaux

76.

Systems and methods for communications node upgrade and selection

      
Numéro d'application 16795249
Numéro de brevet 10924947
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Date d'octroi 2021-02-16
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Gray, William
  • Sayre, James
  • Limburg, Stephen

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for intelligent node type selection in a telecommunications network. In one implementation, a customer set is obtained for a communications node in the telecommunications network. The customer set includes an existing customer set and a new customer set. A set of customer events is generated for a node type of the communications node using a simulator. The set of customer events is generated by simulating the customer set over time through a discrete event simulation. An impact of the customer events is modeled for the node type of the communications node. The node type is identified from a plurality of node types for a telecommunications build based on the impact of the customer events for the node type.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 17/50 - Conception assistée par ordinateur
  • H04M 3/42 - Systèmes fournissant des fonctions ou des services particuliers aux abonnés
  • H04W 24/06 - Réalisation de tests en trafic simulé
  • G06N 20/00 - Apprentissage automatique
  • H04W 16/18 - Outils de planification de réseau
  • H04W 24/02 - Dispositions pour optimiser l'état de fonctionnement
  • H04W 64/00 - Localisation d'usagers ou de terminaux pour la gestion du réseau, p.ex. gestion de la mobilité
  • H04L 12/28 - Réseaux de données à commutation caractérisés par la configuration des liaisons, p.ex. réseaux locaux [LAN Local Area Networks] ou réseaux étendus [WAN Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • G06N 3/02 - Systèmes de calculateurs basés sur des modèles biologiques utilisant des modèles de réseaux neuronaux
  • H04Q 3/00 - Dispositifs de sélection
  • H04Q 11/00 - Dispositifs de sélection pour systèmes multiplex

77.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATIONS NODE UPGRADE AND SELECTION

      
Numéro d'application 16795267
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Gray, William
  • Sayre, James
  • Limburg, Stephen

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for intelligent node type selection in a telecommunications network. In one implementation, a customer set is obtained for a communications node in the telecommunications network. The customer set includes an existing customer set and a new customer set. A set of customer events is generated for a node type of the communications node using a simulator. The set of customer events is generated by simulating the customer set over time through a discrete event simulation. An impact of the customer events is modeled for the node type of the communications node. The node type is identified from a plurality of node types for a telecommunications build based on the impact of the customer events for the node type.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 24/06 - Réalisation de tests en trafic simulé
  • H04W 24/02 - Dispositions pour optimiser l'état de fonctionnement
  • H04W 16/18 - Outils de planification de réseau
  • G06N 20/00 - Apprentissage automatique

78.

SERVICE AREA DETERMINATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16795321
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Draper, Shawn
  • Kaza, Vamsi
  • Matthews, Jerry
  • Gray, William

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for correlating one or more service areas of a network with one or more geolocation coordinates to determine available services for customers to the network. A service polygon may be generated that define an area in which a particular service offered by a communications network is available. The boundaries of the service polygons may be adjusted based on information corresponding to physical features of the initial area. The service polygons may aid a communications network in providing a list of available services to potential customers or devices connected to the network by determining one or more geolocation coordinate values of a potential connection site and comparing the values to the service polygons. A network management system may determine the available services, current or in the future, to offer such services to a customer to the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 4/021 - Services concernant des domaines particuliers, p.ex. services de points d’intérêt, services sur place ou géorepères
  • H04W 4/029 - Services de gestion ou de suivi basés sur la localisation
  • G06F 16/29 - Bases de données d’informations géographiques
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

79.

MANAGING TRAFFIC CONTROL IN A NETWORK MITIGATING DDOS

      
Numéro d'application 16861269
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-29
Date de la première publication 2020-08-20
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Smith, Robert
  • Marck, Shawn

Abrégé

Embodiments are provided for managing routes of data traffic within a network. The management may be performed via a graphical user interface that interacts with a Web server to update a configuration file. The configuration file can be converted to router management commands by a network management device (e.g., a BGP speaker). The commands can then be sent to border routers for controlling network traffic. Embodiments are also provided for capturing and logging routing updates made in a network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/717 - Routage centralisé
  • H04L 12/755 - Cohérence de la mise à jour de la topologie, p.ex. avis d’état de liaison [LSA], horodatage ou numéros de séquence dans les mises à jour
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine

80.

Methods and systems to retrieve and validate emergency information associated with VOIP communications

      
Numéro d'application 15183351
Numéro de brevet 10749824
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-06-15
Date de la première publication 2020-08-18
Date d'octroi 2020-08-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Robles, Michael F.
  • Smith, Christopher D.

Abrégé

A VoIP 911 application is accessible to VoIP callers in the form of a portal and/or at least one API executed by one or more of a plurality of computing systems to retrieve a physical location of a VoIP user utilizing a VoIP number. A known postal address is generated from the physical location. The postal address is processed using a GIS system to determine if the postal address is a valid actual address. The postal address is processed using geocoding, and an updated MSAG address associated with the location of the VoIP user is generated. The VoIP 911 application may comprise an instant messaging application. The IM application is installed to and/or integrated with existing software packages. A VoIP user may update emergency information by submitting a current physical location of the VoIP user via an IM chat window. The physical location submitted is validated and confirmed.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/58 - Systèmes de commutation de messages
  • H04M 3/51 - Dispositions centralisées de réponse aux appels demandant l'intervention d'un opérateur
  • H04M 7/00 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation 
  • H04M 3/42 - Systèmes fournissant des fonctions ou des services particuliers aux abonnés
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • G06F 16/29 - Bases de données d’informations géographiques

81.

STITCHING LABEL-SWITCHED PATHS BETWEEN AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS WITH INTERNET PROTOCOL ROUTING

      
Numéro d'application 16861277
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-29
Date de la première publication 2020-08-13
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Osborne, Eric

Abrégé

Systems and methods for routing traffic through a network along Label-Switched Paths (LSPs) that may extend across multiple autonomous systems include performing Internet Protocol (IP) routing lookups as a packet is transmitted along the LSP. In one implementation, a packet having a predetermined value (which may be inserted by an upstream network device) is received at a network device after travelling along a first segment of an LSP. In response to identifying the predetermined label value of the packet, the network device may perform an IP routing lookup using IP routing information included in the packet to identify a next hop for the packet. The network device may then update a label of the packet such that the packet is routed along a second segment of the LSP and transmit the communication packet to the next hop.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/723 - Routage par labels ou étiquettes, p.ex. commutation d’étiquettes multi-protocoles [MPLS] ou commutation d’étiquettes multiprotocoles généralisée [GMPLS]
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance

82.

SPECULATIVE CACHING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16861290
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-29
Date de la première publication 2020-08-13
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Jensen, Daniel Lee
  • Crowder, William
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Power, William R.

Abrégé

A server in a content delivery (CD) network that distributes content on behalf of one or more subscribers. Responsive to a request from a client for a particular resource, if the particular resource is already in a cache on the server, serving the particular to the client from the cache; otherwise if the particular resource is not already cached on the server, when a count value exceeds a first threshold value, obtaining, caching, and serving the particular resource. When the count value is less than a second threshold value, obtaining and serving the particular resource. When the count value is: (i) not less than the second threshold value, and (ii) not greater than the first threshold value, then obtaining the particular resource and selectively caching the particular resource; and serving the particular resource to the client.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

83.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS UTILIZING A PROXY SERVER

      
Numéro d'application 16800807
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-25
Date de la première publication 2020-08-06
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Donahue, Thomas P.
  • Yu, Henry

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for utilizing an access log of a proxy server device of a content delivery network (CDN) to detect and mitigate a denial of service (DOS) on a web or content server hosted by the CDN. Through an analysis of the content requests received at the proxy server listed in the access logs, one or more IP addresses may be identified as involved in a potential DOS attack or other suspicious behavior. Once identified, the suspicious activities of the one or more IP addresses may be tracked and aggregated over a particular period of time, with each detected suspicious request to the content server being counted. The count of suspicious requests to the content server may then be compared to one or more threshold values and a remediation action may occur when the thresholds are met or exceeded.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

84.

DYNAMIC CUSTOMER VLAN IDENTIFIERS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16849513
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-15
Date de la première publication 2020-07-30
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wang, Jin-Gen
  • Nyhus, Michael L.
  • Ritchie, Austin D.

Abrégé

A method for transmitting data over networks includes associating Customer Edge Virtual Local Area Network (CE-VLAN) identifiers with an Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC). Each of the CE-VLAN identifiers is assigned to a respective Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) of a cloud computing environment and the EVC extends between a first network and the cloud computing environment through a second network. The EVC is also configured to transmit packets including any of the CE-VLAN identifiers to the cloud computing environment. The method further includes transmitting a packet received from the first network and including one of the CE-VLAN identifiers to the cloud computing environment using the EVC.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine

85.

STORE AND FORWARD LOGGING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16849444
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-15
Date de la première publication 2020-07-30
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method on a device in a content delivery (CD) network. The device has hardware including storage with at least one first class of storage and at least one second class of storage, the first class of storage being faster than the second class of storage. A first portion of the first class of storage is allocated for log data, and a second portion of the second class of storage is allocated for log data. The method includes obtaining log event data from at least one component or service on the device that is to be delivered to a component or service on a distinct device. Each log event data item has a priority. If a connection to an external location is lost, at least some of the log event data items are selectively stored in the storage, wherein the storing is based on priority of the log event data items. Otherwise, if the connection is not lost, at least some of the log event data items are sent to the at least one external location.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/861 - Mise en mémoire tampon de paquets ou mise en file d’attente; Ordonnancement de file d’attente
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

86.

Method and system for managing routing across multiple networks with separate routing masters

      
Numéro d'application 16425714
Numéro de brevet 10880439
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-05-29
Date de la première publication 2020-07-23
Date d'octroi 2020-12-29
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Scivicque, Joseph A.
  • Uzelac, Adam

Abrégé

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing management of routing across multiple voice or data networks with separate routing masters. In various embodiments, in response to receiving a request to establish a call between a calling party in a first network and a called party in a second network, a computing system might receive a first set of network information from a first routing database(s) that is operated by a first service provider and a second set of network information from a second routing database(s) that is operated by a second service provider separate from the first service provider; might analyze the received first and second sets of network information to generate a unified routing model for optimizing routing of the call through the first and second networks; and might establish the call through a selected optimized route based on the generated unified routing model.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 7/12 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation  pour l'exploitation entre centraux comportant différents types d'équipement de commutation, p.ex. à entraînement mécanique et pas à pas ou décimal et non décimal
  • H04M 7/00 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation 
  • H04L 12/725 - Sélection d’un chemin de qualité de service [QoS] adéquate
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance

87.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS FOR CONTENT OF A CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16841354
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-04-06
Date de la première publication 2020-07-23
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Johns, Kevin C.

Abrégé

Improved methods for retrieval of content from CDNs is provided that includes a rendezvous controller that receives information of an identification of content being requested and an estimated location of a content requesting device. Based on this information, the rendezvous system identifies a server within a CDN from which the requested content may be retrieved. The selected server may be based on a repeatable hash function such that the likelihood that the content being requested is cached at the selected server. Steering requests to a server of the CDN which may have the content cached may reduce the number of servers within the CDN with the same cached content, particularly for the highest requested content. The rendezvous system may then return a corresponding domain name associated with the selected server and that can be subsequently submitted to a DNS for resolution to the IP address of the identified server.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 9/32 - Dispositions pour les communications secrètes ou protégées comprenant des moyens pour vérifier l'identité ou l'autorisation d'un utilisateur du système

88.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING TRANSPARENT ETHERNET PRIVATE LINE SERVICES USING STATIC PSEUDO-WIRE CONFIGURATION

      
Numéro d'application 16746505
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-01-17
Date de la première publication 2020-07-23
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Mcnally, Jeffrey
  • Bachtel, James

Abrégé

The present disclosure is directed to enabling transparency for network traffic through an off-net site using the concept of static Pseudo-Wire (PW) of arriving data packets at a Network Interface Device (NID). In one aspect, a method of providing transparent Ethernet private line service includes receiving, at a network interface device of an enterprise network, a packet, the enterprise network being configured to receive the Ethernet private line service from a service provider; determining, by the network interface device, whether the packet is a raw data packet or a statically pseudo-wired packet; and performing, by the network interface device, a pseudo-wire encapsulation process if the packet is the raw data packet or a pseudo-wire de-capsulation process if the packet is the statically pseudo-wired packet, prior to delivering the packet to a corresponding destination.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/723 - Routage par labels ou étiquettes, p.ex. commutation d’étiquettes multi-protocoles [MPLS] ou commutation d’étiquettes multiprotocoles généralisée [GMPLS]
  • H04L 12/721 - Procédures de routage, p.ex. routage par le chemin le plus court, routage par la source, routage à état de lien ou routage par vecteur de distance
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

89.

AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM BRIDGE CONNECTING IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16831887
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-27
Date de la première publication 2020-07-16
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Feldpusch, Michael E.
  • Wang, Jin-Gen
  • Ritchie, Austin D.

Abrégé

Methods and systems for facilitating communication between two or more autonomous system instances include the instantiation of a bridge between the autonomous system (AS) instances. The bridge includes multiple virtual routers each of which is connected using a Layer 2 and a Layer 3 connection to a respective one of the AS instances. For example, each router may be connected to a respective AS instance by each of a virtual local area network (VLAN) connection and a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) session. To facilitate the BGP session, the bridge may be assigned an AS number (ASN) different than that of each of the AS instances and that is exchanged between the routers and the AS instances. Routing within the bridge may be facilitated by the exchange of interior gateway protocol (IGP) information between the virtual routers.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie

90.

DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF SETTINGS IN RESPONSE TO DDOS ATTACK

      
Numéro d'application 16831398
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-26
Date de la première publication 2020-07-16
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Smith, Robert
  • Marck, Shawn

Abrégé

A system can monitor the server for indications of an attack and adjusts server settings accordingly. In response, the system can increase server tolerance in a systematic way to deal with DDoS by adjusting server settings appropriately. Conversely, when the server is not under attack, the settings can be adjusted to those for standard operations (e.g., adjusted downward), as they are more optimal for normal, non-attack operations.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04W 80/06 - Protocoles de couche transport, p.ex. protocole de commande de transport [TCP Transport Control Protocol] par liaison sans fil
  • H04L 12/64 - Systèmes de commutation hybrides
  • H04L 12/00 - Réseaux de données à commutation

91.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING ROUTING PROTOCOL INFORMATION

      
Numéro d'application 16821053
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-17
Date de la première publication 2020-07-09
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joelle T.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for correlating information associated with one networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), to information associated with a different networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv4). More specifically, when resolving an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a requesting device to a network, the system may base the resolved destination on one or more attributes of a known address to build a network mapping of the received IP address. In one specific example, an IPv6 address is received and associated with a known IPv4 address to map the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/749 - Traitement de l’adressage inter-domaine ou inter-réseau, p.ex. correspondance de l'adressage entre réseaux IPv6 et IPv4 pour le routage
  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance

92.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEXT HOP BGP ROUTING IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16821629
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-17
Date de la première publication 2020-07-09
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Ferguson, Francis
  • Osborne, Eric
  • Cooper, Iii, Clyde David
  • Smith, Brent W.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems for providing multiple egress routes from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In general, the system provides for a client of the network to receive intended packets of information through multiple connections to the network such that load balancing and failover services for traffic to the customer are provided. The process and system allows for telecommunications network to utilize a common next-hop value of announced border gateway protocol (BGP) routes to advertise multiple routes to reach a destination customer network or address. By utilizing a common next-hop value in the announced BGP information, the devices of the network may load balance communication packets to the destination customer or address among the multiple egress locations from the network, as well as providing fast failover to alternate routes when a failure at the network or customer occurs.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie
  • H04L 12/733 - Sélection d’un chemin de longueur minimum ou de nombre de sauts minimum
  • H04L 12/707 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP] par redondance des chemins d’accès
  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance
  • H04L 12/803 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion Équilibrage de charge, p.ex. répartition du trafic entre multiples liens
  • H04L 12/703 - Prévention ou récupération du défaut de routage, p.ex. reroutage, redondance de route "virtual router redundancy protocol" [VRRP] ou "hot standby router protocol" [HSRP]
  • H04L 12/46 - Interconnexion de réseaux
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine

93.

LOW-COMPLEXITY DETECTION OF POTENTIAL NETWORK ANOMALIES USING INTERMEDIATE-STAGE PROCESSING

      
Numéro d'application 16822348
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-18
Date de la première publication 2020-07-09
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Yermakov, Sergey

Abrégé

In an embodiment, a computer implemented method receives flow data for a network flows. The method extracts a tuple from the flow data and calculates long-term and short-term trends based at least in part on the tuple. The long-term and short-term trends are compared to determine whether a potential network anomaly exists. If a potential network anomaly does exist, the method initiates a heavy hitter detection algorithm. The method forms a low-complexity intermediate stage of processing that enables a high-complexity heavy hitter detection algorithm to execute when heavy hitters are likely to be detected.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • G06F 21/57 - Certification ou préservation de plates-formes informatiques fiables, p.ex. démarrages ou arrêts sécurisés, suivis de version, contrôles de logiciel système, mises à jour sécurisées ou évaluation de vulnérabilité

94.

Scalable security information and event management (SIEM) framework

      
Numéro d'application 16392986
Numéro de brevet 10708123
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-04-24
Date de la première publication 2020-07-07
Date d'octroi 2020-07-07
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wimpy, Michael David
  • Konczal, Andrey

Abrégé

A framework for security information and event management (SIEM), the framework includes a first data store; a data router; one or more parsing mechanisms; one or more correlation machines; and one or more workflow engines, wherein said framework performs SIEM on behalf of multiple subscribers to said framework.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 21/60 - Protection de données

95.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED AUTONEGOTIATION

      
Numéro d'application 16815956
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-11
Date de la première publication 2020-07-02
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Drake, Steven E.
  • Lyman, Charles R.

Abrégé

An improved autonegotiation approach includes determining that a negotiated rate between a first network device and a second network device exceeds data transfer capacity over a network path downstream of the second network device. In response, a configuration message is generated and transmitted to the first network device. When received by the first network device, the configuration message causes the first network device to limit data transfer between the first network device and the second network device to no more than the downstream data transfer capacity.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/819 - Régulation par "panier percé"
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/825 - Commande adaptative, à la source ou aux nœuds intermédiaires, sur réception d'avis de congestion, p.ex. X-on X-off
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/851 - Actions liées au type de trafic, p.ex. qualité de service ou priorité
  • H04J 3/16 - Systèmes multiplex à division de temps dans lesquels le temps attribué à chacun des canaux au cours d'un cycle de transmission est variable, p.ex. pour tenir compte de la complexité variable des signaux, pour adapter le nombre de canaux transmis

96.

LOAD DISTRIBUTION ACROSS SUPERCLUSTERS

      
Numéro d'application 16816007
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-03-11
Date de la première publication 2020-07-02
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for managing communications within a supercluster or across superclusters, including a first supercluster having a plurality of first machines and a publish-subscribe (Pub-Sub) channel to which each of the plurality of first machines is subscribed. A second supercluster has a plurality of second machines and a bridge between the first supercluster and the second supercluster. A first machine is configured to receive, via the bridge, an availability status and resource allocation information of each second machine and publish, on the Pub-Sub channel of the first supercluster, the availability status and the resource allocation information.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 12/931 - Architecture de matrice de commutation

97.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORK DEVICE MANAGEMENT USING DEVICE CLUSTERING

      
Numéro d'application 16682796
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2019-11-13
Date de la première publication 2020-06-18
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Benjamin, Michael

Abrégé

Systems and methods for managing network devices include performing clustering operations for network devices based on attributes of the network devices. By comparing the results of subsequent clustering operations, changes in network device attributes can be readily identified and any network devices for which attributes have changed may be subject to further investigation or remedial action (e.g., blocking traffic to/from the network device). Clustering may also be used to conduct an inventory of network devices by identifying groups of network devices that have similar attributes.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 12/733 - Sélection d’un chemin de longueur minimum ou de nombre de sauts minimum

98.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS FOR CONTENT OF A CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application 16709726
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2019-12-10
Date de la première publication 2020-06-11
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Johns, Kevin C.

Abrégé

Improved methods for retrieval of content from CDNs is provided that includes a rendezvous controller that receives information of an identification of content being requested and an estimated location of a content requesting device. Based on this information, the rendezvous system identifies a server within a CDN from which the requested content may be retrieved. The selected server may be based on a repeatable hash function such that the likelihood that the content being requested is cached at the selected server. Steering requests to a server of the CDN which may have the content cached may reduce the number of servers within the CDN with the same cached content, particularly for the highest requested content. The rendezvous system may then return a corresponding domain name associated with the selected server and that can be subsequently submitted to a DNS for resolution to the IP address of the identified server.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • G06F 16/29 - Bases de données d’informations géographiques
  • G06F 16/22 - Indexation; Structures de données à cet effet; Structures de stockage

99.

Anycast manifest retrieval, unicast content retrieval

      
Numéro d'application 16793410
Numéro de brevet 10708767
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-02-18
Date de la première publication 2020-06-11
Date d'octroi 2020-07-07
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Maslak, Joelle T.
  • Johns, Kevin C.

Abrégé

Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/16 - Dispositions pour la fourniture de services particuliers aux abonnés
  • H04W 8/24 - Transfert des données du terminal
  • H04W 72/04 - Affectation de ressources sans fil
  • H04W 40/04 - Sélection d'itinéraire ou de voie de communication, p.ex. routage basé sur l'énergie disponible ou le chemin le plus court sur la base des ressources nodales sans fil
  • H04W 28/20 - Négociation de la bande passante
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04W 40/20 - Sélection d'itinéraire ou de voie de communication, p.ex. routage basé sur l'énergie disponible ou le chemin le plus court sur la base de la position ou de la localisation géographique
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

100.

STAGED DEPLOYMENT OF RENDEZVOUS TABLES IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application 16793462
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2020-02-18
Date de la première publication 2020-06-11
Propriétaire Level 3 Communications, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Zhu, Hong

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method in a content delivery network (CDN), wherein the CDN delivers content on behalf of at least one content provider. The CDN includes a rendezvous system that selects CDN servers for clients. In response to a request by a rendezvous mechanism in the rendezvous system, a first given function is evaluated. Based on the outcome of the evaluating, the rendezvous mechanism uses either a first table or a second table. The first table was generated by a first table generation mechanism for use by said rendezvous mechanism to select CDN servers for clients, and the second table was generated by a second table generation mechanism for use by the rendezvous mechanism to select CDN servers for clients.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
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