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Classe IPC
G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes 36
H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison 26
H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion 24
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1.

NETWORK SERVICE ACTIVATION SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2020047140
Numéro de publication 2021/061309
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-08-20
Date de publication 2021-04-01
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 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

2.

NETWORK CYBER-SECURITY PLATFORM

      
Numéro d'application US2020051569
Numéro de publication 2021/061526
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-09-18
Date de publication 2021-04-01
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  ?

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

3.

SCALABLE DDOS SCRUBBING ARCHITECTURE IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2020047128
Numéro de publication 2021/050230
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-08-20
Date de 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 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

4.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC LAYER 3 NETWORK CONNECTIONS

      
Numéro d'application US2020046681
Numéro de publication 2021/034766
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-08-17
Date de 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  ?

5.

PREDICTIVE AI AUTOMATED CLOUD SERVICE TURN-UP

      
Numéro d'application US2019047090
Numéro de publication 2021/021216
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-08-19
Date de 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  ?

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

6.

CACHE MANAGEMENT IN CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS

      
Numéro d'application US2020022490
Numéro de publication 2020/231502
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-03-12
Date de 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  ?

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

7.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATIONS NODE UPGRADE AND SELECTION

      
Numéro d'application US2020018877
Numéro de publication 2020/172316
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de publication 2020-08-27
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 9/00 - Dispositions dans les systèmes de commande à distance ou de télémétrie pour appeler sélectivement une sous-station à partir d'une station principale, sous-station dans laquelle un appareil recherché est choisi pour appliquer un signal de commande ou

8.

SERVICE AREA DETERMINATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2020018885
Numéro de publication 2020/172320
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de publication 2020-08-27
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  ?

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

9.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATIONS NODE UPGRADE AND SELECTION

      
Numéro d'application US2020018892
Numéro de publication 2020/172325
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-02-19
Date de publication 2020-08-27
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 conneciton 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

10.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2019065523
Numéro de publication 2020/123537
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-12-10
Date de publication 2020-06-18
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 29/06 - 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 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

11.

LOAD DISTRIBUTION ACROSS SUPERCLUSTERS

      
Numéro d'application US2018039032
Numéro de publication 2019/236113
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-22
Date de publication 2019-12-12
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

12.

SUBSCRIBER CONFIGURATION INGESTION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2018038991
Numéro de publication 2019/209355
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-22
Date de publication 2019-10-31
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Lipstone, Laurence
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Crowder, William
  • Dogra, Vikas
  • Johns, Kevin C.

Abrégé

A method on a device in a content delivery (CD) network (CDN) that distributes content on behalf of one or more subscribers. In response to receiving configuration information from a subscriber, the configuration information relating to at least one property of the subscriber, generating subscriber-specific platform configuration information for the at least one property. Storing the subscriber-specific platform configuration information in platform configuration storage. Invalidating prior platform configuration information associated with the particular subscriber. Responsive to a request from a CDN component for platform configuration information associated with the particular subscriber: obtaining the subscriber-specific platform configuration information from the platform configuration storage; and providing the subscriber-specific platform configuration information to the CDN component.

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

13.

SPECULATIVE CACHING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2018039022
Numéro de publication 2019/209356
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-22
Date de publication 2019-10-31
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
  • H04W 4/00 - Services spécialement adaptés aux réseaux de télécommunications sans fil; Leurs installations

14.

STORE AND FORWARD LOGGING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2018037526
Numéro de publication 2019/199342
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-14
Date de publication 2019-10-17
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. If a connection to an external location is lost, some of the log event data items are selectively stored in the storage based on priority of the log event data items.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié

15.

CONVEYING INFORMATION IN HOSTNAME IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2018032758
Numéro de publication 2019/074546
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-05-15
Date de publication 2019-04-18
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, in a content delivery (CD) network. The method includes: receiving a request regarding a first hostname including at least one tag and an encoding of the at least one address; removing the tag and the encoding of the address to form a second hostname; resolving the second hostname to obtain a set of one or more addresses, wherein the set does not include the at least one address; and returning the address set. On a client, the method includes: making a request for resolution of a first hostname; receiving one or more addresses; attempting to connect to at least one of the addresses; generating a modified hostname including at least one tag and an encoding of the at least one address; and requesting resolution of the modified hostname.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/66 - Dispositions pour la connexion entre des réseaux ayant différents types de systèmes de commutation, p.ex. passerelles

16.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2018038461
Numéro de publication 2019/074555
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-20
Date de publication 2019-04-18
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 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 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié

17.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2018033782
Numéro de publication 2019/074547
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-05-22
Date de publication 2019-04-18
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  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • G06Q 30/04 - Facturation

18.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2018035392
Numéro de publication 2019/074551
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-05-31
Date de publication 2019-04-18
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  ?

  • G06F 15/167 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant une mémoire commune, p.ex. boîte aux lettres électronique
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

19.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2018035397
Numéro de publication 2019/074552
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-05-31
Date de publication 2019-04-18
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  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • 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

20.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2018035381
Numéro de publication 2019/067027
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-05-31
Date de publication 2019-04-04
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 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]
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

21.

ACCESS CONTROL FOR CONTENT DELIVERY SERVICES

      
Numéro d'application US2018039000
Numéro de publication 2019/059989
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-22
Date de publication 2019-03-28
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

Examples described herein relate to 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, 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  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • G06F 21/41 - Authentification de l’utilisateur par une seule ouverture de session qui donne accès à plusieurs ordinateurs

22.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR METRO MID-TIER MAPPING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2018046729
Numéro de publication 2019/036481
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-08-14
Date de publication 2019-02-21
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Power, William R.

Abrégé

Systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for mapping requests for content received at a CDN to multiple mid-tier content servers. In an example, a method involves utilizing one or more hashing algorithms to map a URL associated with the mid-tier devices to one or more hostnames that may be utilized by the CDN to route requests for content to a particular mid-tier device when an edge device cannot service the request. In this manner, one content device of a particular metro receives requests for particular content and serves that content. By limiting the requests for particular content to a particular mid-tier device, storage may be more efficiently allocated across the mid-tier devices and content not replicated at multiple mid-tier devices.

Classes IPC  ?

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

23.

STREAMING SERVER STATISTICS AND PREDICTIVE MITIGATION

      
Numéro d'application US2018039836
Numéro de publication 2019/006016
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-27
Date de publication 2019-01-03
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  ?

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

24.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT ORIGIN ADMINISTRATION

      
Numéro d'application US2018018784
Numéro de publication 2018/156504
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-02-20
Date de publication 2018-08-30
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Huselton, Jason
  • Power, William R.

Abrégé

Methods and systems for storing and distributing content include executing storage rules against ingested content to determine in which of a plurality of storage systems to store the ingested content. A metadata collection that includes records corresponding to the stored content is maintained such that the content may be located by querying or otherwise searching the metadata collection. The metadata collection may be analyzed using various criteria to identify content to be migrated between different storage systems.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 3/06 - Entrée numérique à partir de, ou sortie numérique vers des supports d'enregistrement
  • G06F 7/00 - Méthodes ou dispositions pour le traitement de données en agissant sur l'ordre ou le contenu des données manipulées
  • G06F 12/00 - Accès à, adressage ou affectation dans des systèmes ou des architectures de mémoires
  • G06F 15/177 - Commande d'initialisation ou de configuration
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet

25.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESOLVING MANIFEST FILE DISCONTINUITIES

      
Numéro d'application US2018018208
Numéro de publication 2018/152222
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-02-14
Date de publication 2018-08-23
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  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

26.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEXT HOP BGP ROUTING IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2018017254
Numéro de publication 2018/148302
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-02-07
Date de publication 2018-08-16
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 12/28 - 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 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission
  • H04L 12/771 - Architecture du routeur

27.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IP SOURCE ADDRESS SPOOF DETECTION

      
Numéro d'application US2017023967
Numéro de publication 2018/140067
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-03-24
Date de publication 2018-08-02
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Boatwright, Thomas B.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for detecting a spoofed source IP address on an incoming communication to any type of network, such as a telecommunications or content delivery network. Each interface to the network may include a classifier that defines or describes source IP addresses that are recognized by the interface as a valid source IP address. If a received communication packet includes a source IP address that is not included or defined by the interface classifier, the packet is considered as a possible spoofed IP address and one or more mitigation techniques may be applied to the incoming packet to prevent an attack on a device or network utilizing the spoofed packet. Such techniques may lessen or prevent an unauthorized access of the device or network or a DDOS attack on the network or device.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 21/56 - Détection ou traitement de programmes malveillants, p.ex. dispositions anti-virus
  • G06F 21/60 - Protection de données
  • G06F 21/55 - Détection d’intrusion locale ou mise en œuvre de contre-mesures

28.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCRUBBING DNS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK TO MITIGATE ATTACKS

      
Numéro d'application US2018015550
Numéro de publication 2018/140794
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-01-26
Date de publication 2018-08-02
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Maslak, Joelle T.
  • Williamson, Todd J.
  • Brady, Kevin

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing a proxy server or scrubbing service for an authoritative domain name server (DNS) of a CDN to prevent or otherwise mitigate attacks on the server. The proxy server may receive incoming requests to the authoritative DNS and determine which requests are valid and which are potentially part of an attack on the network. In one embodiment, the proxy server may then "scrub" or otherwise remove the requests of the attack to mitigate the effect of the attack on the network. For example, the proxy server may ignore the request, may direct the request to a "dead-end" server or other device to prevent overloading of the target device, may instruct a device from which the request was sent to discard the request, etc.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • H04L 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données
  • H04L 12/879 - Opérations simples sur la mémoire-tampon, p.ex. pointeurs de mémoire-tampon ou descripteurs de mémoire-tampon

29.

OBJECT INTEGRITY VERIFICATION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2017022692
Numéro de publication 2018/111319
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-03-16
Date de publication 2018-06-21
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Crowder, William

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, in a content delivery (CD) network, wherein said CD network delivers content on behalf of multiple content providers. The method includes, at a client, requesting one or more parts of a randomly generated test object; in response to said requesting, receiving one or more response objects; generating one or more portions of said randomly generated test object, and comparing the one or more response objects received to at least some of the one or more portions of the object generated. Based on said comparing, when said one or more response objects received do not match said at least some of the one or more portions of the object generated, reporting and logging an error.

Classes IPC  ?

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

30.

PROGRESSIVE CONTENT UPLOAD IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2017012910
Numéro de publication 2018/111317
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-11
Date de publication 2018-06-21
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, in a content delivery (CD) network, wherein the CD network delivers content on behalf of multiple content providers. The method includes, at an edge server in the CD network: receiving, from a client, uploaded content for a particular content provider; and determining that the particular content provider is a subscriber to the CD network. Based on the determining, when the particular content provider is determined to be a subscriber to the CD network, uploading the content from the edge server to multiple origin server platforms (OSPs), the uploading being based on at least one policy associated with the particular content provider.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

31.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2017014758
Numéro de publication 2018/101975
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-24
Date de publication 2018-06-07
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Lipstone, Laurence, R.
  • Zhu, Hong

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, operable on a device in a content delivery network (CDN), wherein the CDN delivers content on behalf of at least one content provider, the device implementing a content delivery (CD) service, the method includes receiving a request from a client for particular content; determining a second device in said CDN, said first device being in a first cluster and said second device being in a second cluster distinct from said first cluster; migrating said request to said second device; and then providing said second device with network traffic from said client.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet
  • G06F 13/14 - Traitement de demandes d'interconnexion ou de transfert
  • G06F 21/45 - Structures ou outils d’administration de l’authentification

32.

OVERLOAD HANDLING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2017012860
Numéro de publication 2018/097850
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-10
Date de publication 2018-05-31
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, in a content delivery (CD) network, wherein the CD network delivers content on behalf of multiple content providers. At a server in the CD network, wherein the serving is processing multiple requests from a plurality of distinct clients, and based on utilization of at least one capacity of the server, degrading processing of a first at least some of the requests. The server may continue to accept incoming requests while degrading processing of some requests. While processing of any requests is degraded, at least some new incoming requests may also be degraded. Based on the utilization of the at least one capacity of the server, a request may be un-degraded.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • 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

33.

MICRO-SERVICES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2017057987
Numéro de publication 2018/097920
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-10-24
Date de publication 2018-05-31
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Johnston, Dana A.
  • Uzelac, Adam C.
  • Combellas, Claudia M.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing services to customers or other users of a telecommunications network through implementation of one or more micro-services instantiated on the network. Through the micro-services, one or more of the processes or functions used to provide the services from the network may be separately located logically within the network, thereby divorcing such processes from dedicated service components of the network. The breaking apart of the processes to be instantiated within the network on a generic computing device of the network, otherwise known as "micro-services", allows the telecommunications to adjust or scale the available services in response to operating conditions of the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04W 4/14 - Services d'envoi de messages courts, p.ex. SMS ou données peu structurées de services supplémentaires [USSD]
  • H04W 88/18 - Dispositifs de logistique; Dispositifs de gestion de réseaux

34.

IDENTIFICATION AND MITIGATION OF ATTACKS IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2017012907
Numéro de publication 2018/093405
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-11
Date de publication 2018-05-24
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method determines which content providers are under denial of service (DoS) attack in a content delivery network (CDN). The system maintains a mapping having, for each content provider, a corresponding set of cluster/virtual IP address (VIP) pairs, wherein the set of cluster/ VIP pairs is unique or nearly unique for each content provider, and wherein client requests for content from a particular content provider are directed to one or more VIPs in the set of cluster/VIP pairs associated with that particular content provider. The mapping is used to determine a set of one or more possible attack candidates when the system is under DoS attack. The system attempts to mitigate the DoS attacks on the possible attack candidates.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 7/04 - Contrôle d'égalité, c. à d. pour valeurs égales ou non

35.

AUTOMATIC NUMBER IDENTIFICATION VALIDATION IN A COLLABORATION CONFERENCE SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2017014751
Numéro de publication 2018/084885
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-24
Date de publication 2018-05-11
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Broadworth, Andrew J.

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 utilizing a received Automatic Number Identification (ANI) value to validate an identification of a user of the collaboration system. In general, the ANI is a value associated with a telephone call or other communication of a telecommunications network that identifies the originating telephone number. For example, a telephone call placed from a communication device (such as a telephone at a person's home) may include the telephone number associated with the communication device, such as the ten-digit telephone number of the device. The ANI value may be obtained by one or more networking devices to determine the originating device or number of the communication.

Classes IPC  ?

  • 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
  • H04M 1/727 - Dispositions de transfert du code d'identification

36.

CARRIER IDENTIFICATION CODE DELIVERY TO AN EGRESS NETWORK OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016067870
Numéro de publication 2018/080564
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-12-20
Date de publication 2018-05-03
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Tschirhart, David A.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for utilizing a CIC value field in signaling information of a communication to provide an identification of the ingress network to an egress or receiving network of a long distance telecommunications network. The system and method provides for the provisioning of a signaling CIC for an ingress trunkgroup or network to a telecommunications network for downstream signaling purposes by overriding a received CIC value with a provisioned CIC value specific to the ingress network. This provisioned CIC value identifies the ingress network to the long distance network to the egress network for use by the egress network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission
  • H04L 12/901 - Sélection du point d’entrée par le point d’extrémité source, p.ex. fournisseur d’accès à l’Internet [ISP] ou sélection du point d'accès [POP]

37.

DISTRIBUTED CALCULATION OF CUSTOMER BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION MODELS

      
Numéro d'application US2017045526
Numéro de publication 2018/080612
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-08-04
Date de publication 2018-05-03
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Yermakov, Sergey
  • Ewert, Travis Duane

Abrégé

In embodiments, methods and apparatus are disclosed for predicting bandwidth utilization for a customer of a connectivity service provider. A model that predicts bandwidth utilization is trained in a distributed manner at the network interface devices which connect customer networks to a connectivity service provider network, rather than in a centralized manner at a data center within the service provider network. The network interface devices leverage the storage of an aggregation server and the structure of bandwidth utilization trends to reduce the resources required to calculate the models. The distributed methodology allows for improved scalability in training bandwidth utilization models for all of the customers of the connectivity service provider. Relying on the periodicity of the bandwidth utilization, the method further includes predicting, using the trained model, future bandwidth utilization over time, and the identification and flagging of potential network faults when bandwidth utilization fails to meet expectations.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04W 24/00 - Dispositions de supervision, de contrôle ou de test

38.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2017054343
Numéro de publication 2018/080726
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-09-29
Date de publication 2018-05-03
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 1/00 - Dispositions pour détecter ou empêcher les erreurs dans l'information reçue

39.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2017053775
Numéro de publication 2018/064196
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-09-27
Date de publication 2018-04-05
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  ?

  • G06F 12/0888 - Adressage d’un niveau de mémoire dans lequel l’accès aux données ou aux blocs de données désirés nécessite des moyens d’adressage associatif, p.ex. mémoires cache utilisant la mémorisation cache sélective, p.ex. la purge du cache
  • G06F 12/0802 - Adressage d’un niveau de mémoire dans lequel l’accès aux données ou aux blocs de données désirés nécessite des moyens d’adressage associatif, p.ex. mémoires cache
  • G06F 12/0806 - Systèmes de mémoire cache multi-utilisateurs, multiprocesseurs ou multitraitement

40.

ANYCAST MANIFEST RETRIEVAL, UNICAST CONTENT RETRIEVAL

      
Numéro d'application US2017046118
Numéro de publication 2018/044520
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-08-09
Date de publication 2018-03-08
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 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
  • H04N 21/20 - Serveurs spécialement adaptés à la distribution de contenu, p.ex. serveurs VOD; Leurs opérations

41.

FRONT-END OPTIMIZATION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2017012912
Numéro de publication 2018/034689
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-11
Date de publication 2018-02-22
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Newton, Christopher

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method, operable on a device in a content delivery network (CDN), wherein the CDN delivers content on behalf of at least one content provider, the device implementing a content delivery (CD) service, the method includes, by the service on the device: receiving a request for a particular resource from a client; determining whether the client includes an optimization support mechanism;, when the client includes an optimization support mechanism, providing the client with a first version of the particular resource, optimized, at least in part, for the capabilities of the client in combination with the optimization support mechanism; otherwise providing the client with either (i) an un-optimized version of the particular resource, or (ii) a version of the particular resource optimized, at least in part, for the capabilities of the client without the capabilities of the optimization support mechanism.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

42.

MALWARE DETECTION AND PREVENTION SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2017017233
Numéro de publication 2018/031062
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-02-09
Date de publication 2018-02-15
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  ?

  • G06F 11/00 - Détection d'erreurs; Correction d'erreurs; Contrôle de fonctionnement

43.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MAPPING A NETWORK SERVICE PATH

      
Numéro d'application US2017032879
Numéro de publication 2018/031088
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-05-16
Date de publication 2018-02-15
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wakumoto, Steve R.
  • Steeves, Daniel B.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve methods and systems for mapping network service paths between endpoint devices of a network. An aggregate network traffic database is used to store network traffic data retrieved from network devices of a network. A network service mapper then queries the database using endpoint device identifiers corresponding to endpoint devices to determine which network devices interacted with the endpoint devices during provisioning of previous network service instances. The set of network devices is then compared and analyzed to determine one or more network service paths between a pair of endpoint devices. In certain implementations, network architecture rules and/or network device configuration data is also analyzed to determine an order of the network devices along the one or more network service paths.

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 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 12/801 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

44.

DYNAMIC SERVICE PROVISIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Numéro d'application US2017042392
Numéro de publication 2018/017480
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-07-17
Date de publication 2018-01-25
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 12/00 - Réseaux de données à commutation
  • H04L 12/22 - Dispositions pour interdire la prise de données sans autorisation dans un canal de transmission de données
  • H04W 74/00 - Accès au canal sans fil, p.ex. accès planifié, accès aléatoire
  • H04L 12/911 - Contrôle d’admission au réseau et allocation de ressources, p.ex. allocation de bande passante ou renégociation en cours de communication

45.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOICE SECURITY IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016067518
Numéro de publication 2018/017151
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-12-19
Date de publication 2018-01-25
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Johnston, Dana A.
  • Cooper, Clyde David, Iii

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for identifying and mitigating attacks on a voice component of a telecommunications network. In general, the process includes obtaining Layer 3 through Layer 7 transmission information from one or more edge devices to the telecommunications network. In one particular embodiment, a plurality of edge devices (also referred to herein as "session border controllers" or SBCs) is included in the telecommunications network in disparate geographical locations. Each SBC may provide Layer 3 through Layer 7 transmission information for each packet or communication transmitted through the SBC to a local database, which in turn may provide the information to a Central Analysis System or database. In one particular embodiment, the Layer 3 through Layer 7information includes Session Initiation Protocol routing information for the communications sent to each of the SBCs of the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 80/10 - Protocoles de couche supérieure adaptés à la gestion de sessions, p.ex. protocole d'initiation de session [SIP Session Initiation Protocol]
  • H04L 29/02 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication
  • 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

46.

VISUALIZING PREDICTED CUSTOMER BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION BASED ON UTILIZATION HISTORY

      
Numéro d'application US2017043341
Numéro de publication 2018/017984
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-07-21
Date de publication 2018-01-25
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Yermakov, Sergey
  • Ewert, Travis Duane

Abrégé

A method for providing a predicting bandwidth utilization for a customer of a connectivity service provider is disclosed. The method includes receiving bandwidth utilization data over time for a customer of a connectivity service provider. The method further includes training a machine learning model for the bandwidth utilization data during a time period based on the received data. In an embodiment, training the machine learning model includes determining a value for a parameter. The bandwidth utilization may be substantially periodic over the time period. Relying on the periodicity of the bandwidth utilization, the method further includes predicting, using the trained model, future bandwidth utilization over time.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 3/048 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI]
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • G06F 21/20 - par limitation de l'accès aux nœuds dans un système informatique ou un réseau informatique
  • G08C 15/00 - Dispositions caractérisées par l'utilisation du multiplexage pour la transmission de plusieurs signaux par une voie commune
  • H04J 1/16 - Dispositions de contrôle
  • 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
  • H04J 3/22 - Systèmes multiplex à division de temps dans lesquels les sources ont des débits ou des codes différents

47.

CONCURRENT COLLABORATION CONFERENCE PORT MANAGEMENT

      
Numéro d'application US2016059710
Numéro de publication 2017/218030
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-10-31
Date de publication 2017-12-21
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  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

48.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2016060822
Numéro de publication 2017/218031
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-11-07
Date de publication 2017-12-21
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Donahue, Thomas P.
  • Yu, Henry

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, and computer program products 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  ?

  • G06F 21/56 - Détection ou traitement de programmes malveillants, p.ex. dispositions anti-virus
  • G06F 21/50 - Contrôle des usagers, programmes ou dispositifs de préservation de l’intégrité des plates-formes, p.ex. des processeurs, des micrologiciels ou des systèmes d’exploitation
  • G06F 21/55 - Détection d’intrusion locale ou mise en œuvre de contre-mesures
  • 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

49.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STAGING CUSTOMER PREMISE EQUIPMENT OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2017028506
Numéro de publication 2017/204954
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-04-20
Date de publication 2017-11-30
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hoxworth, William D.
  • Hughes, David D.
  • Cuny, Terrence J.

Abrégé

An order for telecommunications services is received comprising order parameters including a CPE device configuration request for a customer network. A warehouse is selected as a staging location based upon the order parameters, available inventory of the CPE device, and shipping information from the warehouse to the customer network. A bay of a rack at the staging location is selected to stage a CPE device that matches the specifications of the CPE device configuration request. The CPE device is validated by verifying hardware of the CPE device and whether the CPE device is loaded with certain predetermined software. A configuration is executed to the CPE device to provide the telecommunication services according to the order parameters. The configuration is saved and the CPE device is prepared for installation at a customer location. The CPE device may be shipped to the customer network using the order parameters and shipping information.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques

50.

ROUTE SELECTION SYSTEM FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

      
Numéro d'application US2017032699
Numéro de publication 2017/205099
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-05-15
Date de publication 2017-11-30
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Smith, Darrell
  • Ferguson, Francis

Abrégé

A route selection system includes a hub controller in communication with multiple network hubs of a first network domain in which each of the hubs are in communication with a corresponding multiple routers of a second network domain. The hub controller is executed to obtain at least one performance measurement associated with a route terminating at the network hub, generate a border gateway protocol (BGP) advertisement with a preference value that is proportional to the received performance measurement, and transmit the generated advertisement to the network hub, the network hub forwarding the advertisement to the router configured in the other network domain. Upon receipt of the advertisements, the second network domain selects one of the routers for processing the route through the second network domain according to the performance measurement included in the advertisement.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • 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 12/707 - 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 12/721 - 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

51.

INTERNET PROTOCOL ENDPOINTS DATATBASE IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016063994
Numéro de publication 2017/204851
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-11-29
Date de publication 2017-11-30
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Uzelac, Adam C.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing a directory or database of IP endpoints associated with users of a telecommunications network. The IP endpoints directory may be accessed by users or other networks to determine or obtain destinations within the network or accessible through the network that are associated with users or participants of the network. Through the database, networks and users may determine one or more endpoints for communications intended for a particular user. The results from the IP endpoint database may be then utilized to route communications along one or more routes through the network based on the information stored in the database.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/66 - Dispositions pour la connexion entre des réseaux ayant différents types de systèmes de commutation, p.ex. passerelles

52.

NETWORK MAPPING IN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2017033581
Numéro de publication 2017/201430
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-05-19
Date de publication 2017-11-23
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 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/741 - Traitement de l'adressage d’en-tête pour le routage, p.ex. table de correspondance
  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

53.

MONITORING NETWORK TRAFFIC TO DETERMINE SIMILAR CONTENT

      
Numéro d'application US2017031753
Numéro de publication 2017/196842
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-05-09
Date de publication 2017-11-16
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Yermakov, Sergey
  • Ewert, Travis

Abrégé

In an embodiment, a method monitors a plurality of data streams passing through a router in the connectivity service provider environment, and for each of the data streams, periodically samples packets at the router. The method further generates a stream signature based at least on the payload of the sampled packets. The method further includes, for each generated stream signature, attaching information to the stream signature. Such information may, for example, include time-stamp information for the stream signature, or an identification of the router. The method may further comprise storing the stream signatures corresponding to the data streams in a database. The stored stream signatures may be compared to determine matching stream signatures. Matching signatures may identify data streams that carry identical or similar content.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01R 31/08 - Localisation de défauts dans les câbles, les lignes de transmission ou les réseaux
  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • 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

54.

USER-BASED DIFFERENTIATED ROUTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Numéro d'application US2017032482
Numéro de publication 2017/197307
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-05-12
Date de publication 2017-11-16
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Moore, Richard D.
  • Hess, Matthew C.
  • Callahan, Patrick S.

Abrégé

A differentiated routing system includes an electronic service in communication with an ingress gateway that receives a communication service, such as a call from a terminal, over a trunk. The service receives a request from the ingress gateway for establishing a communication service for the calling party terminal. The service obtains information associated with the calling party terminal, which may be based on the trunk and its relationship to a customer, in which the information is to be used for applying at least one of a routing decision and policy decision to the communication service, and appends a tag to the request based on the information. The service may then transmit the request appended with the information to a routing device, which may then use the information when providing the service.

Classes IPC  ?

  • 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 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/725 - Sélection d’un chemin de qualité de service [QoS] adéquate
  • H04W 40/02 - Sélection d'itinéraire ou de voie de communication, p.ex. routage basé sur l'énergie disponible ou le chemin le plus court
  • H04W 40/22 - Sélection d'itinéraire ou de voie de communication, p.ex. routage basé sur l'énergie disponible ou le chemin le plus court utilisant la retransmission sélective en vue d'atteindre une station émettrice-réceptrice de base [BTS Base Transceiver Station] ou un point d'accès

55.

PREDICTIVE FRAUD PREVENTION FOR COLLABORATION CONFERENCING SYSTEMS

      
Numéro d'application US2016054942
Numéro de publication 2017/192162
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-09-30
Date de publication 2017-11-09
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.
  • Mccarthy, Matthew

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for detecting a potentially fraudulent access of a collaboration conferencing system on a telecommunications network and executing a corrective action in response to the detected access attempt. In some instances, the corrective action includes denying access to the collaboration system when the fraudulent access attempt occurs. In other instances, the corrective action includes providing a warning to the caller, rerouting the communication to another system within the network, or reporting and storing of the fraudulent attempt. To detect the possible fraudulent access attempt, a device may detect more than one fraudulent access attempt to the collaboration conferencing system and determine a pattern. With the pattern of attempts known, the system accesses a database to determine if a valid account is likely to be accessed by the fraudulent attempts and takes actions to prevent access to the valid account.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 15/00 - Dispositions de comptage, de contrôle de durée ou d'indication de durée

56.

ANYCAST ROUTING TECHNIQUES IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2017028897
Numéro de publication 2017/185006
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-04-21
Date de publication 2017-10-26
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 29/06 - 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
  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • H04L 9/08 - Répartition de clés
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

57.

INVALIDATION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

      
Numéro d'application US2017012048
Numéro de publication 2017/180218
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-03
Date de publication 2017-10-19
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Wong, Fiona
  • Lipstone, Laurence
  • Crowder, William

Abrégé

A content delivery (CD) service in a CDN maintains property invalidation information on said CD service including, for each property, a list of one or more group invalidation commands. New group invalidation commands are added by selectively merging one or more invalidation commands to form a merged invalidation command and inserting the merged invalidation command into said list, wherein the merging is based on a length of common prefix of elements in said list. A per property common prefix list is maintained for invalidation commands in each property list.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • G06F 15/167 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant une mémoire commune, p.ex. boîte aux lettres électronique
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • G06F 13/00 - Interconnexion ou transfert d'information ou d'autres signaux entre mémoires, dispositifs d'entrée/sortie ou unités de traitement
  • G06F 13/28 - Traitement de demandes d'interconnexion ou de transfert pour l'accès au bus d'entrée/sortie utilisant le transfert par rafale, p.ex. acces direct à la mémoire, vol de cycle

58.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONNECTING NETWORK ELEMENTS TO ENABLE A SERVICE

      
Numéro d'application US2017021163
Numéro de publication 2017/156001
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-03-07
Date de publication 2017-09-14
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wang, Jin-Gen
  • Nyhus, Michael
  • Tystad, Craig
  • Adkins, Iii, James M.

Abrégé

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for managing network connections. A computing device accesses a request to provision a network connection associated with a first device. The request includes a plurality of connection parameters defining desired specifications for a network connection from the first device to a second device. The connection parameters are validated against information from a database and other predetermined rules. A network connection path is generated to connect the first device with the second device. The network connection path is generated by selecting network elements for the network connection that satisfy the connection parameters. Configuration information for the network elements of the network connection path is aggregated for a configuration system. The configuration information is used to provision the network connection.

Classes IPC  ?

  • 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
  • H04W 76/02 - Établissement de la connexion

59.

DATA NETWORK ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016046845
Numéro de publication 2017/151181
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-08-12
Date de publication 2017-09-08
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wakumoto, Steve R.
  • Gerber, Andrew S.
  • Clouatre, John S.

Abrégé

A data network analysis system includes a computer-executable set of instructions that obtain service account information associated with a route provided to a customer through a data communication network having network elements. Using the service account information, the instructions identify a termination port that terminates the route to a customer premises equipment of the customer, and at least one target port of the route and those network elements that are assigned to convey the route through one or more of the network elements. The instructions then obtain the routing information for the route from each of the network elements that are assigned to convey the route.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 11/30 - Surveillance du fonctionnement
  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • H04J 1/16 - Dispositions de contrôle
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test

60.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDING ROUTING PATHS IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016046838
Numéro de publication 2017/151180
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-08-12
Date de publication 2017-09-08
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 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission
  • H04L 12/715 - Routage hiérarchique, p.ex. réseaux en grappe ou routage inter-domaine
  • H04L 12/775 - Multiples entités de routage, p.ex. multiples instances de logiciel ou matériel

61.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC FIREWALL POLICY CONFIGURATION

      
Numéro d'application US2017019049
Numéro de publication 2017/151375
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-02-23
Date de publication 2017-09-08
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
  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes
  • G06F 21/00 - Dispositions de sécurité pour protéger les calculateurs, leurs composants, les programmes ou les données contre une activité non autorisée
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

62.

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

      
Numéro d'application US2017019056
Numéro de publication 2017/147250
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-02-23
Date de publication 2017-08-31
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 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • 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 29/12 - Dispositions, appareils, circuits ou systèmes non couverts par un seul des groupes caractérisés par le terminal de données

63.

NETWORK FLOW CONTROL

      
Numéro d'application US2017019151
Numéro de publication 2017/147307
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-02-23
Date de publication 2017-08-31
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Lawrence, Joseph, C.
  • Power, William, R.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure include a content delivery network (CDN) for delivering content associated with a plurality of different types of applications/devices. Using a CDN flow application, a plurality of network flow parameters are generated for content delivery unique to different types of applications or devices. The network flow parameters include customized data transmission rates. The network flow parameters include predetermined settings for transmission control protocol (TCP) connections between the CDN and devices using a TCP flow control mechanism. Upon receiving a content request, the CDN fulfills the content request based upon first network flow parameters. The network flow parameters may be adjusted for each of the plurality of different types of applications/devices. The network flow parameters may be generated based upon requests or based upon the performance of each of the plurality of applications/devices.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

64.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYSTEM CONFIGURATION FOR COMMUNICATION NETWORK DEVICES

      
Numéro d'application US2016056125
Numéro de publication 2017/142599
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-10-07
Date de publication 2017-08-24
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Flynn, Matthew D.
  • Gowin, Lawrence W.
  • Nooner, Ricky L.
  • Trotter, Shane

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for automatically configuring, managing, updating, and/or monitoring the configuration of various computing devices and/or network devices within a communications network, such as a telecommunications network. Basic input/output setting configurations for a network devices and/or cluster of network devices may be extracted from a template. Subsequently, a module may be identified and executed to configure the cluster based on configuration parameters defined within the template.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques
  • G06F 11/07 - Réaction à l'apparition d'un défaut, p.ex. tolérance de certains défauts

65.

DYNAMIC PROVISIONING SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

      
Numéro d'application US2017015372
Numéro de publication 2017/139109
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-01-27
Date de publication 2017-08-17
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Feldpusch, Michael E.

Abrégé

According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a virtualized communication device dynamic provisioning system includes a computer-based set of instructions that are executed to generate a user interface for receiving selection of one or more virtualized communication devices. The instructions may then receive provisioning information associated with the selected virtualized communication devices from the user interface, and provision the virtualized communication devices in accordance with the received provisioning information to prepare and equip the virtualized communication devices according to the financial transaction.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/851 - Actions liées au type de trafic, p.ex. qualité de service ou priorité
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 12/725 - Sélection d’un chemin de qualité de service [QoS] adéquate
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission
  • H04L 12/857 - Correspondance des contraintes de qualité de service entre couches ou entre différents réseaux

66.

AUTOMATED HONEYPOT PROVISIONING SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2017017227
Numéro de publication 2017/139489
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-02-09
Date de publication 2017-08-17
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Bingham, Skyler J.
  • Shirley, Mark R.

Abrégé

Systems and methods for automatically provisioning honeynets are disclosed. The honeynets continuously gather and capture unauthorized network traffic and/or other information being transmitted, processed, accessed, and/or executed within the honeynet network that is indicative of a network threat or attack by unauthorized users.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 11/00 - Détection d'erreurs; Correction d'erreurs; Contrôle de fonctionnement

67.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSPORT CONNECTION OF A NETWORK ELEMENT

      
Numéro d'application US2016061621
Numéro de publication 2017/127148
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-11-11
Date de publication 2017-07-27
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Lehman, Bernie C.
  • Adkins, Iii, James M.
  • Bennett, Kevin J.

Abrégé

Systems and methods are provided for configuring a Network Element (NE) to transport data within a network. A system configured accordingly may include a Transport Automation Tool (TAT) which can initiate, at a server on a network, a communication channel with a NE on the network. The TAT can determine or receive a network plan providing information about a circuit to be initiated or decommissioned on the network. The network plan may include a first port on the NE which is to be connected via a cross-connect (or disconnected) to a second port on the NE. The TAT can then establish or remove, using the communication channel, the cross-connect on the NE such that the NE is added to or removed from a circuit design utilizing the NE as a transport NE within the circuit.

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]

68.

COMMUNICATION NODE UPGRADE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016046854
Numéro de publication 2017/087042
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-08-12
Date de publication 2017-05-26
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Combellas, Claudia M.
  • Johnston, Dana A.

Abrégé

According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a communication node upgrade system includes a computer-based set of instructions that are executed to identify an existing virtual machine (VM) to be upgraded, obtain upgraded software for the existing VM, create a new VM in a virtualized computing environment using the upgraded software, and copy configuration information from the existing VM to the new VM. Thereafter, the operation of the existing VM may be replaced with the new VM in the communication network. The existing VM comprising at least one communication node that provides one or more communication services for a communication network in which the existing VM is executed in a virtualized computing environment, and the configuration information includes information associated with configuration of the existing VM to provide the communication services by the existing VM.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques
  • G06F 9/445 - Chargement ou démarrage de programme
  • G06F 21/00 - Dispositions de sécurité pour protéger les calculateurs, leurs composants, les programmes ou les données contre une activité non autorisée

69.

SERVICE ACTIVATION SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2016062812
Numéro de publication 2017/087822
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-11-18
Date de publication 2017-05-26
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Adkins, Iii, James M.
  • Tystad, Craig
  • Dwyer, James C.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure include an activation, consolidation, and transformation system (ACT) for a telecommunications network. A request is received to provision one or more devices in a network and includes a key and key value. The request is routed to a data source associated with the key or key value of the request. Data is queried from the data source and validated by the ACT. At least one template is identified from a plurality of digital templates based upon attributes of the data that is applied to the at least one template and the template transforms the data to an output. The output comprises instructions for configuring a device for a telecommunications service based on the request.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/177 - Commande d'initialisation ou de configuration

70.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC TRUNK GROUP BASED CALL ROUTING

      
Numéro d'application US2016045046
Numéro de publication 2017/087039
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-08-01
Date de publication 2017-05-26
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Combellas, Claudia M.
  • Johnston, Dana A.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for providing routing of a communication received at a telecommunications network based on a unique identifier. In particular, a telecommunications network may route one or more communications based on a dynamically updated trunk group identifier associated with an egress user. Thus, in addition to routing the communication based on a telephone number or Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a user, the network may also route the communication based upon a dynamically updated trunk group identifier included in an updated routing function of the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 40/00 - Acheminement ou recherche d'itinéraire pour la communication
  • H04W 40/02 - Sélection d'itinéraire ou de voie de communication, p.ex. routage basé sur l'énergie disponible ou le chemin le plus court

71.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING CAPACITY OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016057965
Numéro de publication 2017/070382
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-10-20
Date de publication 2017-04-27
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joel C.

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  ?

  • G06F 15/17 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant une connexion de type entrée/sortie, p.ex. canal, point d'accès entrée/sortie
  • H04J 3/14 - Dispositifs de contrôle
  • H04L 1/00 - Dispositions pour détecter ou empêcher les erreurs dans l'information reçue
  • 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]
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

72.

AUTOMATIC CUSTOMER BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION ANALYSIS FOR PROMOTING DYNAMIC CAPACITY

      
Numéro d'application US2016056037
Numéro de publication 2017/062795
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-10-07
Date de publication 2017-04-13
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Yermakov, Sergey
  • Caputo Ii, Pete J.

Abrégé

A network customer may support a plurality of network connectivity services (such as an E-line). A network connectivity service may experience spikes of traffic, and therefore, spikes of bandwidth usage. Dynamic capacity allows a network connectivity service to increase its available bandwidth during such traffic spikes. A computer-implemented method is disclosed that facilitates identifying network customers that might be interested in purchasing dynamic capacity. The method comprises collecting bandwidth utilization data of network connectivity services supported by each network customer, and identifying those connectivity services that exhibit patterns (e.g., cogent peaks) in their utilization data indicating the network connectivity service is a candidate for dynamic capacity. A trained pattern recognition algorithm is applied on collected utilization data of all network connectivity services and identifies those connectivity services that match the patterns, within a range of tolerance, in their utilization.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 12/801 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion

73.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING OF INBOUND TOLL-FREE COMMUNICATIONS

      
Numéro d'application US2016043162
Numéro de publication 2017/044193
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-07-20
Date de publication 2017-03-16
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Tschirhart, David A.

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 associate a CIC with the communication for routing.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 7/14 - Dispositions d'interconnexion entre centres de commutation  dans des systèmes comprenant des centres de commutation principaux et subordonnés
  • H04M 15/08 - Dispositions de comptage, de contrôle de durée ou d'indication de durée pour compter les appels de demandés
  • H04M 15/14 - Dispositions de comptage, de contrôle de durée ou d'indication de durée pour compter les appels à partir des demandeurs pour discrimination de comptage selon la catégorie du demandeur

74.

TELEPHONE NUMBER SIMPLIFICATION FOR VOIP NETWORKS

      
Numéro d'application US2016043404
Numéro de publication 2017/039867
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-07-21
Date de publication 2017-03-09
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Combellas, Claudia M.
  • Hall, Katrina D.
  • Johnston, Dana A.

Abrégé

A telecommunications network includes a network service computing device and a host routing device. The host routing device includes a switch. The host routing device is coupled with a remote network and a PSTN. The remote network is coupled to a plurality of communication devices. The network service computing device is in communication with a database. The database includes a plurality of tags associated with VoIP lines. The tags identify the physical location where a plurality of VoIP lines are being operated. The tags determine routing and billing of calls made from each of the VoIP lines. Using a tag as a main routing identifier, instead of just an actual phone number, increases the probability that calls made from the VoIP line are properly routed and correctly billed through the telecommunications network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 80/04 - Protocoles de couche réseau, p.ex. protocole Internet mobile [IP Internet Protocol]
  • H04L 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission
  • H04N 21/4788 - Services additionnels, p.ex. affichage de l'identification d'un appelant téléphonique ou application d'achat communication avec d'autres utilisateurs, p.ex. discussion en ligne

75.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ROUTING TABLES FROM LINK SPECIFIC EVENTS

      
Numéro d'application US2016043491
Numéro de publication 2017/030733
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-07-22
Date de publication 2017-02-23
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 managing routes through a telecommunications network in response to a change of state of a link between components of the network. In particular, a router may determine the nature of the link event and the link upon which the event occurred. If the link event is on the same link or in some way related to a previously detected link event, the component may ignore the occurrence of the received link event in determining when the shortest route path is calculated. In this manner, a toggling link may be ignored by the router when applying a dampening effect to the calculation of the shortest route such that the network can respond to a singular link event faster than when a traditional dampening effect with exponential back-off is applied.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission
  • H04L 12/751 - Mise à jour ou découverte de la topologie
  • H04L 12/753 - Découverte de l’arborescence de routage, p.ex. conversion de la topologie maillée de réseau en topologie arborescente

76.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING NETWORK HEALTH

      
Numéro d'application US2016039628
Numéro de publication 2017/027110
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-06-27
Date de publication 2017-02-16
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hobbs, Orville J.
  • Lockwood, Charles A.
  • Mellecker, Scott C.

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods systems and methods for managing network health, including optimizing a network. In one implementation, an alarm list for a subnetwork of a telecommunucations network is obtained. The alarm list has alarm data captured from a plurality of network elements forming the subnetwork. Network data associated with a subset of the network elements is captured by traversing a circuit path in the subnetwork from a source to a destination. The subset of network elements disposed is along the circuit path. The alarm list is correlated with the network data to identify a related network issue. A root cause of the related network issue is determined. One or more recommendations for resolving the root cause of the related network issue are generated, and at least one of the recommendations is deployed in the subnetwork.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • G06F 11/00 - Détection d'erreurs; Correction d'erreurs; Contrôle de fonctionnement

77.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING NETWORK HEALTH

      
Numéro d'application US2016039527
Numéro de publication 2017/027108
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-06-27
Date de publication 2017-02-16
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hobbs, Orville J.
  • Lockwood, Charles A.
  • Mellecker, Scott D.

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods systems and methods for managing network health, including alarm reduction in a subnetwork. In one implementation, an alarm list is received. The alarm list has alarm data captured from a plurality of remote nodes and consolidated at an aggregator node. A first alarm corresponding to an optical interface deployed in a circuit of a telecommunications subnetwork is identified from the alarm list. A topology associated with the optical interface is discovered by traversing a path of the circuit. An interface list is generated based on the topology. One or more alarms related to a root cause of the first alarm are identified based on a comparison of the interface list to the alarm list. The related alarms are correlated to the first alarm for concurrent resolution.

Classes IPC  ?

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

78.

DYNAMIC PACKET ROUTING

      
Numéro d'application GB2016051941
Numéro de publication 2017/006081
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-06-29
Date de publication 2017-01-12
Propriétaire
  • LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LLC (USA)
  • FORD, Esther (Royaume‑Uni)
Inventeur(s) Bamford, Stewart

Abrégé

The present invention generally relates to methods of routing packets in a network comprising Autonomous Systems (ASs), next hop determiners for routing packets in such a network, systems for routing packets in such a network, and route indicator feeders for providing modified route indicators. A method of routing packets in such a network may comprise: obtaining route indicators each comprising: an indicator of a network prefix; and an indicator of an AS path for delivering packets to an AS having the network prefix; identifying at least one said route indicator having an AS path indicator comprising a predetermined AS identifier; storing the network prefix indicator of each said identified route indicator; receiving at least one packet having an address indicating a destination; and if the destination address of said packet is within an address range defined by a said stored prefix indicator, transmitting the packet on a non-peering connection to the AS having the predetermined AS identifier.

Classes IPC  ?

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

79.

NETWORK OPERATIONAL FLAW DETECTION USING METRICS

      
Numéro d'application US2016036025
Numéro de publication 2016/200731
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-06-06
Date de publication 2016-12-15
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Caputo Ii, Pete J.
  • Yermakov, Sergey

Abrégé

In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method receives and monitors performance metrics from network element. The method also includes receiving periodic control metrics corresponding to object instances. Performance metrics and control metrics provide information about operation of object instances. By monitoring the metrics, a network server is able to detect an operational flaw in the network. Monitoring the performance and control metrics in real time increases the speed of detecting any operational flaw in the network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • 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]

80.

LOCAL OBJECT INSTANCE DISCOVERY FOR METRIC COLLECTION ON NETWORK ELEMENTS

      
Numéro d'application US2016033189
Numéro de publication 2016/191180
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-05-19
Date de publication 2016-12-01
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Yermakov, Sergey
  • Caputo Ii, Pete J.

Abrégé

In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method collects metrics on a network element. The method includes receiving, on the network element, a specification of the objects on the network element to monitor. The network element queries an object data structure representing management information of the network element to identify instances of each of the specified objects. For respective instances identified, the network element queries the object data structure for metric values associated with the respective instance. Finally, data representing the instance and the associated metric value is transmitted from the network element to a network information server over a network.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié

81.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING ROUTING PROTOCOL INFORMATION

      
Numéro d'application US2016027539
Numéro de publication 2016/168465
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-04-14
Date de publication 2016-10-20
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Maslak, Joel C.

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 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 12/701 - Routage ou recherche du chemin de transmission

82.

ILLICIT ROUTE VIEWING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION

      
Numéro d'application US2016027843
Numéro de publication 2016/168661
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-04-15
Date de publication 2016-10-20
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Benjamin, Michael
  • Bingham, Skyler J.
  • Reynolds, John S.

Abrégé

A route viewing system includes a computing system that receives information associated with one or more routes through a network, and identifies the routes that are associated with at least one illicit user computer used by an illicit user. The computing system then obtains a source location of a source address of the routes and a destination location of a destination address of the routes, and displays the routes on a geographical display at the source location of the source address and the destination location of the destination address of each of the routes.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/26 - Dispositions de surveillance; Dispositions de test
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole

83.

NETWORK SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION

      
Numéro d'application US2016026660
Numéro de publication 2016/164736
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-04-08
Date de publication 2016-10-13
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Combellas, Claudia M.
  • Johnston, Dana

Abrégé

A network service infrastructure management system includes a computing system that communicates with a network service computing device to receive a request to generate a network service comprising one or more network node functions. Based on the request the computing system communicates with an operating system of the network service computing device to instantiate one or more tasks corresponding to the one or more network node functions in which each task is instantiated at a level of workload capability specified for its respective network node function. Once instantiated, the computing system may then launch each network node function on its respective task.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/50 - Allocation de ressources, p.ex. de l'unité centrale de traitement [UCT]
  • G06F 9/00 - Dispositions pour la commande par programme, p.ex. unités de commande
  • H04L 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion

84.

SERVER SIDE CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK QUALITY OF SERVICE

      
Numéro d'application US2016026115
Numéro de publication 2016/164393
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-04-06
Date de publication 2016-10-13
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hopkins, William
  • Power, William R.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for monitoring and quantifying the performance of a content delivery network (CDN) from a client side perspective based on server side events. In one particular embodiment, one or more content servers of the CDN may provide connectivity or other performance information to a collector device or site. This information may be reported by each of the content servers for each request for content received at the server. The collector site may then store the received performance information in a database for analysis by one or more systems.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/173 - Communication entre processeurs utilisant un réseau d'interconnexion, p.ex. matriciel, de réarrangement, pyramidal, en étoile ou ramifié

85.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING NETWORK THREAT INTELLIGENCE

      
Numéro d'application US2016026131
Numéro de publication 2016/164403
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-04-06
Date de publication 2016-10-13
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Bingham, Skyler J.
  • Chandrakar, Mahendra K.
  • Gowin, Lawrence W.
  • Korte, Ryan T.

Abrégé

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for generating threat intelligence based on network security data. In one implementation, a network traffic dataset representative of network traffic for an Internet Protocol address across one or more ports of a primary network is obtained. A content distribution network log associated with a content distribution network is obtained. The content distribution network log includes a history of content requests by the Internet Protocol address. The network traffic dataset is correlated with the content distribution network log based on the Internet Protocol address to obtain network security data. One or more threat attributes representative of malicious activity are identified from the network security data. The one or more threat attributes are weighted. Network threat intelligence is generated based on the weighted threat attributes using a processing cluster.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 12/00 - Accès à, adressage ou affectation dans des systèmes ou des architectures de mémoires

86.

SERVICE LABEL ROUTING IN A NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016023964
Numéro de publication 2016/154409
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-03-24
Date de publication 2016-09-29
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Ferguson, Francis

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for implementing and utilizing one or more service labels in a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network for delivery service through the network. The general, the service label acts to instantiate a service tunnel between two or more devices of the network, such as between a service or provider edge device and a metro device of the network. The service label is unique and arbitrary label per service to a network device. Once the service tunnel is established between the devices, one or more Internet Protocol (IP) or Ethernet services can be multiplex over the service tunnel to the network device. Also, one or more service labels (tunnels) can be established between any two or more network devices to allow for greater flexibility and scale.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 12/54 - Systèmes de commutation par mémorisation et restitution
  • H04L 12/66 - Dispositions pour la connexion entre des réseaux ayant différents types de systèmes de commutation, p.ex. passerelles
  • H04L 12/913 - Actions de réservation concernant des nœuds intermédiaires, p.ex. protocole de réservation de ressources [RSVP]

87.

NETWORK ADDRESS RESOLUTION

      
Numéro d'application US2015068292
Numéro de publication 2016/137574
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-31
Date de publication 2016-09-01
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 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

88.

MANAGING TRAFFIC CONTROL IN A NETWORK MITIGATING DDOS

      
Numéro d'application US2016019094
Numéro de publication 2016/137970
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-02-23
Date de publication 2016-09-01
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 12/24 - Dispositions pour la maintenance ou la gestion
  • H04L 12/801 - Commande de flux ou commande de congestion

89.

NETWORK ADDRESS RESOLUTION

      
Numéro d'application US2015068288
Numéro de publication 2016/109800
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-31
Date de publication 2016-07-07
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Newton, Christopher
  • Power, William R.

Abrégé

A content delivery network with at least one first content server bound to a first domain associated with a first characteristic (e.g., popular) associated with content servable from the content delivery network. The content delivery network includes at least one second content server bound to a second domain associated with a second characteristic (e.g., unpopular) associated with content servable from the content delivery network. At least one processing device including computer executable instructions for receiving a request to provide an embedded resource including either a first host name associated with the first domain or a second host name associated with the second domain.

Classes IPC  ?

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

90.

NETWORK ADDRESS RESOLUTION

      
Numéro d'application US2015068284
Numéro de publication 2016/109797
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-31
Date de publication 2016-07-07
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 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

91.

ENTERPRISE TOLL-FREE CALL ROUTING

      
Numéro d'application US2015066986
Numéro de publication 2016/106174
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-21
Date de publication 2016-06-30
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Tschirhart, David A.
  • Roy, Joseph M.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing one or more toll-free services to a customer of an enterprise telecommunications network environment. In particular, the toll-free services may be provided to the customer by one or more application servers associated with the network. Through use of the systems and methods of the present disclosure, such services may be provided for the customer regardless of the method of routing through the network requested by the customer. For example, the toll-free communication may be transmitted through the network based on a destination telephone number associated with the customer. In another example, the toll-free communication is transmitted through the network based on a destination trunk group associated with the customer.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04M 15/00 - Dispositions de comptage, de contrôle de durée ou d'indication de durée

92.

CACHING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2015065476
Numéro de publication 2016/100171
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-14
Date de publication 2016-06-23
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  ?

  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet

93.

ROUTE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2015065484
Numéro de publication 2016/100175
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-14
Date de publication 2016-06-23
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Reynolds, John Sherwood
  • Bilger, Lynn

Abrégé

A route monitoring system disclosed herein includes a computing system executing a route monitoring service coupled to a communication network. The route monitoring service receives a route redirection message from one or more network elements in a communication network, and compares the route update information against one or more normalcy rules associated with potential malicious route redirecting mechanisms. The route redirection message includes route update information defining a change to a route through the communication network. When the comparison of the route update information to the one or more normalcy rules identifies a malicious route redirection attack, the service generates one or more remedial actions to mitigate the redirection attack.

Classes IPC  ?

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

94.

REQUEST PROCESSING IN A CONTENT DELIVERY FRAMEWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2015065835
Numéro de publication 2016/100351
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-15
Date de publication 2016-06-23
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  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

95.

IDENTIFYING A POTENTIAL DDOS ATTACK USING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

      
Numéro d'application US2015058799
Numéro de publication 2016/073457
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-11-03
Date de publication 2016-05-12
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Smith, Robert
  • Marck, Shawn

Abrégé

Embodiments can identify requests that may be tied to a DDOS attack. For example, the primary identifiers (e.g., a source address) of requests for a network resource (e.g., an entire website or a particular element of the website) can be tracked. In one embodiment, a statistical analysis of how often a particular source address (or other primary identifier) normally makes a request can be used to identify source addresses that make substantially more requests. A normal amount can correspond to an average number of request that a source address makes. According to some embodiments, a system can use statistical analysis methods on various request data in web server logs to identify potential attacks and send data concerned potential attacks to an HBA system for further analysis.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 17/18 - Opérations mathématiques complexes pour l'évaluation de données statistiques

96.

CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Numéro d'application US2015057568
Numéro de publication 2016/069592
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-10-27
Date de publication 2016-05-06
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Maslak, Joel C.
  • Lawrence, Joseph C.

Abrégé

Aspects of the present disclosure involve a CDN utilizing a Direct Server Return (DSR) request command to create a tunnel from one content server to another content server of the CDN. Through the DSR tunnel, a request for content may be served from a content server that is more advantageous for the CDN for any number of reasons, such as from a content server that is logically closer to the content server. In determining when a DSR tunnel is created to provide the content, the CDN may access a database storing various information concerning the CDN, such as the location of egress gateways of the CDN in relation to one or more content servers, connecting network location information, the capabilities of one or more content servers, and/or load information of available content servers.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

97.

SUBSCRIPTION/NOTIFICATION OF A CONFERENCE IN A COLLABORATION CONFERENCING SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2015056950
Numéro de publication 2016/065165
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-10-22
Date de publication 2016-04-28
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Uzelac, Adam, C.
  • Ellison, Gregory, T.
  • Broadworth, Andrew, J.

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 controller in the network configured to control certain aspects of establishing a collaboration conference. In one particular embodiment, the user of the network may access the control system application to provide one or more conferencing parameters or settings the user wishes to be present during a collaboration conference session. The parameters may then be established by the control system and associated with the conferencing session involving the user. In one embodiment, such information may be associated with the identification token. In yet a further embodiment, a user to the collaboration control system may subscribe to receive a notification when another user of the system accesses a portion of a collaboration of the system.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

98.

IDENTIFICATION TOKEN IN A COLLABORATION CONFERENCING SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2015056928
Numéro de publication 2016/065155
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-10-22
Date de publication 2016-04-28
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Uzelac, Adam C.
  • Ellison, Gregory T.
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.

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 controller in the network configured to control certain aspects of establishing a collaboration conference. In one particular embodiment, the user of the network may access the control system application to provide one or more conferencing parameters or settings the user wishes to be present during a collaboration conference session. The parameters may then be established by the control system and associated with the conferencing session involving the user. In one embodiment, such information may be associated with the identification token. In yet a further embodiment, a user to the collaboration control system may subscribe to receive a notification when another user of the system accesses a portion of a collaboration of the system.

Classes IPC  ?

  • 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

99.

CONFERENCING INTELLIGENCE ENGINE IN A COLLABORATION CONFERENCING SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2015056941
Numéro de publication 2016/065160
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-10-22
Date de publication 2016-04-28
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Uzelac, Adam C.
  • Ellison, Gregory T.
  • Broadworth, Andrew J.

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 controller in the network configured to control certain aspects of establishing a collaboration conference. In one particular embodiment, the user of the network may access the control system application to provide one or more conferencing parameters or settings the user wishes to be present during a collaboration conference session. The parameters may then be established by the control system and associated with the conferencing session involving the user. In one embodiment, such information may be associated with the identification token. In yet a further embodiment, a user to the collaboration control system may subscribe to receive a notification when another user of the system accesses a portion of a collaboration of the system.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Associations de plusieurs calculateurs numériques comportant chacun au moins une unité arithmétique, une unité programme et un registre, p.ex. pour le traitement simultané de plusieurs programmes

100.

PROVIDING FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A NETWORK CONNECTION FROM A LOCAL LIBRARY

      
Numéro d'application US2015051524
Numéro de publication 2016/053691
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-09-22
Date de publication 2016-04-07
Propriétaire LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (USA)
Inventeur(s) Sella, William, Thomas

Abrégé

A network application may transmit data over a network connection. The application may require certain functionality for the network connection. An embodiment provides a method for the application to inform the network of its requirement. The application may use a control packet to inform the network of its functionality requirement for the connection it is using. The control packets may be sent to the network at the same time the application is transmitting its data. In an embodiment, a user using the application instructs the network to provide certain functionality using the control packet.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 11/10 - Détection ou correction d'erreur par introduction de redondance dans la représentation des données, p.ex. en utilisant des codes de contrôle en ajoutant des chiffres binaires ou des symboles particuliers aux données exprimées suivant un code, p.ex. contrôle de parité, exclusion des 9 ou des 11
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