Patents by Inventor Arun Manroa

Arun Manroa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210160128
    Abstract: A network environment includes a message-processing resource that receives a communication originated by a communication device and transmitted from the communication device over a wireless communication link. By way of non-limiting example, the communication can be a request for retrieval of content from server resource disposed in the network environment. The message-processing resource processes the communication transmitted over the wireless communication link to identify a network address assigned to the communication device. The message-processing resource maps the network address to corresponding status information associated with the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10951466
    Abstract: A network environment includes a message-processing resource that receives a communication originated by a communication device and transmitted from the communication device over a wireless communication link. By way of non-limiting example, the communication can be a request for retrieval of content from server resource disposed in the network environment. The message-processing resource processes the communication transmitted over the wireless communication link to identify a network address assigned to the communication device. The message-processing resource maps the network address to corresponding status information associated with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10911958
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10862853
    Abstract: Systems and methods of discovering and registering with a WiFi controller by a wireless access point that can provide location awareness in the WiFi controller discovery and registration process. The systems and methods employ a DNS server that can receive a DNS query containing the FQDN of a WiFi controller from an access point, and compare the FQDN of the WiFi controller and the source IP address of the DNS query against a mapping table, which maps FQDNs of WiFi controllers and ranges of source IP addresses of DNS queries to groups of WiFi controllers. By comparing the FQDN of the WiFi controller and the source IP address against the mapping table, the DNS server can resolve the FQDN to IP addresses of a group of WiFi controllers, which can belong to a particular broadband service provider, and/or serve a target market of mobile subscribers located within a geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10624153
    Abstract: According to one configuration, an access point control resource receives channel allocation information indicating a change to allocation of channels in a wireless band currently used by multiple wireless access points to communicate with multiple communication devices in a network. The access point control resource uses the channel allocation information to identify a particular wireless channel (such as a de-allocated wireless channel) to be terminated from use by the multiple wireless access points. In accordance with the channel allocation information, when vacating use of the de-allocated channel, the access point control resource controls an order of terminating use of the particular wireless channel by the multiple wireless access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Umamaheswar A. Kakinada, Arun Manroa, Rajesh Gangadhar, Praveen Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20200077455
    Abstract: A user-operated communication device stores security association information that is initially used to wirelessly connect the user-operated communication device to a first wireless access point made available by a first private wireless network service provider. Assume that the user-operated communication device roams out of a first wireless coverage region supported by the first wireless access point into wireless range of a second wireless access point operated by a second private wireless network service provider. Instead of performing full authentication to establish a wireless communication link with the second wireless access point, the user-operated communication device requests authentication resumption and utilizes the stored security association information (provided by the first service provider) to more quickly, wirelessly connect the communication device to the second wireless access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Arun Manroa, Qiang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200045554
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10517126
    Abstract: A user-operated communication device stores security association information that is initially used to wirelessly connect the user-operated communication device to a first wireless access point made available by a first private wireless network service provider. Assume that the user-operated communication device roams out of a first wireless coverage region supported by the first wireless access point into wireless range of a second wireless access point operated by a second private wireless network service provider. Instead of performing full authentication to establish a wireless communication link with the second wireless access point, the user-operated communication device requests authentication resumption and utilizes the stored security association information (provided by the first service provider) to more quickly, wirelessly connect the communication device to the second wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Arun Manroa, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10477397
    Abstract: Systems and methods of tracking authentication sessions performed between Wi-Fi-enabled devices and authentication servers via wireless access points in Wi-Fi networks that allow authentication messages to be easily correlated to determine the authentication sessions to which the authentication messages belong. The systems and methods employ a tracking tag that an authentication server can insert into each authentication message that it sends to a Wi-Fi-enabled device via a wireless access point in an authentication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10462673
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10349311
    Abstract: Systems and methods of performing end-to-end QoS control during the access of Wi-Fi-enabled communications devices to remote networks. The systems and methods employ a bandwidth manager, a policy server, a near-end gateway located within a Wi-Fi network, and a far-end gateway located within a service provider network. Throughout the duration of a call placed by a wireless device user using a Wi-Fi-enabled communications device, the bandwidth manager can have access to service profiles stored in a database of the policy server for use in monitoring levels of bandwidth usage, for tunneled and/or local breakout traffic, at least at the near-end gateway to the service provider network and at the far-end gateway to a remote network, and performing end-to-end QoS control by dynamically making adjustments, as needed, to one or more service profiles at least at the near-end gateway and/or at the far-end gateway based on the monitored bandwidth usage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kiran R. Yeddala, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10327184
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for providing active mobility of Wi-Fi enabled devices within a given wireless local area network (WLAN). In general, techniques include dynamically commanding Wi-Fi enabled devices to disconnect from a corresponding access point in response to meeting predetermined conditions. A forced disconnect can be based on various criteria such as low-power or lost packet thresholds triggering the forced disconnect. Such techniques cause a Wi-Fi enabled device to disconnect from one access point and connect to another access point before a connection quality deteriorates to a point that causes noticeable interruptions in connectivity or a generally poor experience, thereby enabling a smooth transition among access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Praveen Srivastava, Arun Manroa, Ahmed Bencheikh
  • Publication number: 20190182205
    Abstract: Systems and methods of discovering and registering with a WiFi controller by a wireless access point that can provide location awareness in the WiFi controller discovery and registration process. The systems and methods employ a DNS server that can receive a DNS query containing the FQDN of a WiFi controller from an access point, and compare the FQDN of the WiFi controller and the source IP address of the DNS query against a mapping table, which maps FQDNs of WiFi controllers and ranges of source IP addresses of DNS queries to groups of WiFi controllers. By comparing the FQDN of the WiFi controller and the source IP address against the mapping table, the DNS server can resolve the FQDN to IP addresses of a group of WiFi controllers, which can belong to a particular broadband service provider, and/or serve a target market of mobile subscribers located within a geographical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10243918
    Abstract: Systems and methods of discovering and registering with a WiFi controller by a wireless access point that can provide location awareness in the WiFi controller discovery and registration process. The systems and methods employ a DNS server that can receive a DNS query containing the FQDN of a WiFi controller from an access point, and compare the FQDN of the WiFi controller and the source IP address of the DNS query against a mapping table, which maps FQDNs of WiFi controllers and ranges of source IP addresses of DNS queries to groups of WiFi controllers. By comparing the FQDN of the WiFi controller and the source IP address against the mapping table, the DNS server can resolve the FQDN to IP addresses of a group of WiFi controllers, which can belong to a particular broadband service provider, and/or serve a target market of mobile subscribers located within a geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Publication number: 20190082494
    Abstract: According to one configuration, an access point control resource receives channel allocation information indicating a change to allocation of channels in a wireless band currently used by multiple wireless access points to communicate with multiple communication devices in a network. The access point control resource uses the channel allocation information to identify a particular wireless channel (such as a de-allocated wireless channel) to be terminated from use by the multiple wireless access points. In accordance with the channel allocation information, when vacating use of the de-allocated channel, the access point control resource controls an order of terminating use of the particular wireless channel by the multiple wireless access points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Umamaheswar A. Kakinada, Arun Manroa, Rajesh Gangadhar, Praveen Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20190021008
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10165620
    Abstract: According to one configuration, an access point control resource receives channel allocation information indicating a change to allocation of channels in a wireless band currently used by multiple wireless access points to communicate with multiple communication devices in a network. The access point control resource uses the channel allocation information to identify a particular wireless channel (such as a de-allocated wireless channel) to be terminated from use by the multiple wireless access points. In accordance with the channel allocation information, when vacating use of the de-allocated channel, the access point control resource controls an order of terminating use of the particular wireless channel by the multiple wireless access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Umamaheswar A. Kakinada, Arun Manroa, Rajesh M. Gangadhar, Praveen C. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10097587
    Abstract: A network environment includes a wireless access point providing access to a corresponding network. One or more mobile communication devices communicate with the wireless access point to access the network. In response to receiving a request from a mobile communication device to establish the wireless communication link, the wireless access point conveys communications between the mobile communication device and a remote server to authenticate the mobile communication device. During authentication, the wireless access point receives a policy assigned to the mobile communication device. The policy specifies how to route subsequent received data traffic from the mobile communication device. Subsequent to authentication, the wireless access point routes the subsequent data traffic received from the mobile communication device in accordance with the received policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Arun Manroa, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10097540
    Abstract: A WiFi network manager stores a unique identifier value such as a network address associated with a communication device as being a valid credential for the communication device to subsequently access a WiFi network including one or more access points. The WiFi network manager monitors use of the unique identifier value to access the WiFi network. In response to detecting misuse of the unique identifier value by two or more communication devices using the unique identifier value to use the WiFi network, the WiFi network manager at least temporarily prevents access to the WiFi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Arun Manroa, Ahmed Bencheikh
  • Patent number: 10091658
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa