Patents by Inventor Blair David Martin

Blair David Martin 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).

  • Patent number: 10645085
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein enable a method of managing device access on one or more operator networks. The method includes determining correspondence between a first adaptor module of a plurality of adaptor modules and a first request to manage devices deployed on a first operator network associated with the first adaptor module. The first request conforms to a first interface. The method includes converting, by the first adaptor module, the first request into a second request that conforms to a second interface provided by an operator entity associated with the first operator network. The second interface is configured to mask network elements of the first operator network in order to prevent direct communication with the network elements. The method includes transmitting the second request to the operator entity via the second interface. The transmitting satisfies a security criterion to shield the network elements from the device management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepika Sikri, Pallavi Vanacharla, Marc Austin, Suvitha Kesavan, Suparna Kumar, Blair David Martin
  • Patent number: 10334413
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for managing mobile devices, such as cellular telephones, tablets, and laptop computers, deployed on different operator networks, such as cellular networks, permissioned Wi-Fi networks, LANs, and WANs. The techniques include receiving, at an interface module, a request identifying a mobile device and one of a plurality of operator networks associated with the device. The request manages the mobile device by initiating a change in a configuration state of the device on the associated operator network. The techniques further include selecting one of a plurality of adapter modules each configured to communicate with a particular one of the plurality of operator networks based on the request. The techniques also include bridging, using the selected adapter module, communication between the interface module and the operator network associated with the mobile device, such as transmitting the request to the network and subsequently receiving a response from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lihuan Xie, Stephan Otto, Blair David Martin, Suvitha Kesavan, Suparna Kumar
  • Patent number: 10334414
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for managing mobile devices, such as cellphones, tablets, and laptops, deployed on different operator networks, such as cellular networks, permissioned Wi-Fi networks, LANs, and WANs. The techniques include receiving, at an interface module, a request identifying at least two mobile devices and at least two of a plurality of operator networks associated therewith. The request manages each device by changing a configuration of the device on each associated network. The techniques include selecting at least two of a plurality of adapter modules, each configured to communicate with one of the plurality of networks, based on the request. The techniques further include bridging, using the selected adapter modules, communication between the interface module and the associated networks, such as transmitting the request to and receiving a response from each network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lihuan Xie, Stephan Otto, Blair David Martin, Suvitha Kesavan, Suparna Kumar
  • Publication number: 20180255061
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein enable a method of managing device access on one or more operator networks. The method includes determining correspondence between a first adaptor module of a plurality of adaptor modules and a first request to manage devices deployed on a first operator network associated with the first adaptor module. The first request conforms to a first interface. The method includes converting, by the first adaptor module, the first request into a second request that conforms to a second interface provided by an operator entity associated with the first operator network. The second interface is configured to mask network elements of the first operator network in order to prevent direct communication with the network elements. The method includes transmitting the second request to the operator entity via the second interface. The transmitting satisfies a security criterion to shield the network elements from the device management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Deepika Sikri, Pallavi Vanacharla, Marc Austin, Suvitha Kesavan, Suparna Kumar, Blair David Martin
  • Publication number: 20180184228
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for managing mobile devices, such as cellular telephones, tablets, and laptop computers, deployed on different operator networks, such as cellular networks, permissioned Wi-Fi networks, LANs, and WANs. The techniques include receiving, at an interface module, a request identifying a mobile device and one of a plurality of operator networks associated with the device. The request manages the mobile device by initiating a change in a configuration state of the device on the associated operator network. The techniques further include selecting one of a plurality of adapter modules each configured to communicate with a particular one of the plurality of operator networks based on the request. The techniques also include bridging, using the selected adapter module, communication between the interface module and the operator network associated with the mobile device, such as transmitting the request to the network and subsequently receiving a response from the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Lihuan Xie, Stephan Otto, Blair David Martin, Suvitha Kesavan, Suparna Kumar
  • Publication number: 20180184229
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for managing mobile devices, such as cellphones, tablets, and laptops, deployed on different operator networks, such as cellular networks, permissioned Wi-Fi networks, LANs, and WANs. The techniques include receiving, at an interface module, a request identifying at least two mobile devices and at least two of a plurality of operator networks associated therewith. The request manages each device by changing a configuration of the device on each associated network. The techniques include selecting at least two of a plurality of adapter modules, each configured to communicate with one of the plurality of networks, based on the request. The techniques further include bridging, using the selected adapter modules, communication between the interface module and the associated networks, such as transmitting the request to and receiving a response from each network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Lihuan Xie, Stephan Otto, Blair David Martin, Suvitha Kesavan, Suparna Kumar