Patents by Inventor Christopher N. DelRegno

Christopher N. DelRegno 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: 10084685
    Abstract: A computer device may include logic configured to generate a virtualized environment for a customer; receive a request to provide a route reflector service for the customer; and generate a virtual route reflector on the generated virtualized environment, in response to receiving the request to provide the route reflector service for the customer. The logic may further be configured to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or secure tunnel connection between the generated virtual route reflector and a client router associated with a customer network via a cloud center access system, wherein the cloud center access system connects a cloud center system that includes the computer device to a provider network that includes the client router; and establish a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) session between the client router and the generated virtual route reflector using the established VPN or secure tunnel connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Luis M. Tomotaki, Gina L. Otts, William F. Copeland, Matthew W. Turlington, Christopher N. DelRegno, Dante J. Pacella
  • Publication number: 20180197218
    Abstract: A smart shopping container and supporting network perform object recognition for items in a retail establishment. A network device receives a signal from a user device to associate a portable container with a retail application being executing on the user device. The network device receives, from the container, images of a holding area of the container. The images are captured by different cameras at different positions relative to the holding area and are captured proximate in time to detecting an activity that places an object from the retail establishment into the holding area. The network device generates a scene of the holding area constructed of multiple images from the different cameras and identifies the object as a retail item using the scene. The network device associates the retail item with a stock-keeping unit (SKU) and creates a product list that includes an item description for the object associated with the SKU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Saravanan Mallesan, Gina L. Otts, Jean M. McManus, Dante J. Pacella, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington, Ashish Sardesai
  • Publication number: 20170193548
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provides storing user preferences pertaining to a native ad service; receiving a program that includes instances of native ad information indicative of instances of native ads; displaying the program; determining, whether instances of native ad information is received; providing the native ad based on the user preferences, in response to determining that the instances of native ad information is received; determining whether a secondary user device is paired; and transmitting instances of native ad information to the secondary user device in response to determining that the secondary user device is paired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Dante J. Pacella, Saravanan Mallesan, Mani Tadayon, Christopher N. DelRegno, Gina Otts, Jean M. McManus, Mark D. Carney
  • Publication number: 20170054628
    Abstract: A computer device may include logic configured to generate a virtualized environment for a customer; receive a request to provide a route reflector service for the customer; and generate a virtual route reflector on the generated virtualized environment, in response to receiving the request to provide the route reflector service for the customer. The logic may further be configured to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or secure tunnel connection between the generated virtual route reflector and a client router associated with a customer network via a cloud center access system, wherein the cloud center access system connects a cloud center system that includes the computer device to a provider network that includes the client router; and establish a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) session between the client router and the generated virtual route reflector using the established VPN or secure tunnel connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Luis M. Tomotaki, Gina L. Otts, William F. Copeland, Matthew W. Turlington, Christopher N. DelRegno, Dante J. Pacella
  • Patent number: 9077479
    Abstract: An approach is provided for adjusting network interface metrics to optimize transmissions across a network. A measurement of performance of a network interface is made, wherein the network interface is configured to provide traffic across an optical network. A determination is made regarding whether the measured performance satisfies a predetermined threshold. A network metric value of the network interface is adjusted if the measured performance of the network interface satisfies the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington, Michael U. Bencheck, Richard C. Schell
  • Patent number: 9025605
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a termination point for service emulation instances in an access network is provided. In an embodiment, the service emulation instances are implemented utilizing, for example, pseudowires. Communications to and from the access network are aggregated and transmitted via one or more pseudowires to a service emulation instance terminator. The service emulation instance terminator converts the traffic to its native form and, if necessary, converts the traffic to a different type of format or service. The service emulation instance terminator then frames the traffic for the appropriate type of service and transmits the traffic to the service edge. Traffic received from the service is removed prepended with a pseudowire label and aggregated with other traffic. The aggregated traffic is transmitted to the customer via the access network. If necessary, an interworking function may convert the traffic from one type of service to another type of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher N. Delregno
  • Patent number: 8724461
    Abstract: An approach is provided for auto-bandwidth adjustment of allocated bandwidth for a traffic tunnel over a network. A determination is made regarding a traffic load over the tunnel, where the tunnel meters traffic in accordance with the bandwidth allocation. A determination is made regarding whether the traffic load triggers an adjustment threshold, where the adjustment threshold is set to provide a desired headroom below the bandwidth allocation. And the bandwidth allocation is adjusted when the adjustment threshold is triggered to provide the desired headroom between the adjusted bandwidth allocation and the traffic load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher N. DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, Matthew W. Turlington, Michael U. Bencheck, Richard C. Schell
  • Patent number: 8681632
    Abstract: Exemplary carrier Ethernet service bandwidth allocation systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a carrier Ethernet service system 1) receiving an Ethernet layer operation, administration, and management (“OAM”) protocol based message provided by a customer premises device to a network interface device over a user network interface (“UNI”), the Ethernet layer OAM protocol based message including a request to adjust an amount of bandwidth allocated to a carrier Ethernet service provided by the Ethernet service system to the customer premises device, and 2) adjusting, in response to the request, the amount of bandwidth allocated to the carrier Ethernet service. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Scott R. Kotrla, William A. Bjorkman, Christopher N. DelRegno
  • Patent number: 8520547
    Abstract: An approach is provided for monitoring interface utilization. Bandwidth data for an interface is collected during a configurable time interval, and a peak utilization of the interface over the time interval is determined using a plurality of incremented policers to measure the collected bandwidth data. An implementation of which is system that includes a monitoring module configured to collect bandwidth data for an interface over a configurable time interval, a plurality of incremented policers configured to measure the collected bandwidth data, and an analysis module configured to determine a peak utilization of the interface over the time interval using the measurements of the plurality of incremented policers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington
  • Patent number: 8509066
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes setting a first oversubscription factor of a control plane for an interface, measuring forwarding plane utilization on the interface, and calculating a second oversubscription factor of the control plane for the interface using the measured forwarding plane utilization as compared with a target forwarding plane utilization on the interface. The method also includes determining whether to update the first oversubscription factor based upon the calculated second oversubscription factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington
  • Publication number: 20130194932
    Abstract: Exemplary carrier Ethernet service bandwidth allocation systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a carrier Ethernet service system 1) receiving an Ethernet layer operation, administration, and management (“OAM”) protocol based message provided by a customer premises device to a network interface device over a user network interface (“UNI”), the Ethernet layer OAM protocol based message including a request to adjust an amount of bandwidth allocated to a carrier Ethernet service provided by the Ethernet service system to the customer premises device, and 2) adjusting, in response to the request, the amount of bandwidth allocated to the carrier Ethernet service. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Scott R. Kotrla, William A. Bjorkman, Christopher N. DelRegno
  • Patent number: 8406131
    Abstract: An approach is provided for monitoring and analyzing network traffic. Traffic is monitored during a configurable time interval. A number of bursts associated with the traffic are tracked. A measured traffic rate is generated based on the number of bursts occurring within the time interval. The measured traffic rate is compared with a committed rate to determine if the measured traffic rate exceeds the committed rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington, Michael U. Bencheck, Richard C. Schell
  • Patent number: 8340102
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a termination point for service emulation instances in an access network is provided. In an embodiment, the service emulation instances are implemented utilizing, for example, pseudowires. Communications to and from the access network are aggregated and transmitted via one or more pseudowires to a service emulation instance terminator. The service emulation instance terminator converts the traffic to its native form and, if necessary, converts the traffic to a different type of format or service. The service emulation instance terminator then frames the traffic for the appropriate type of service and transmits the traffic to the service edge. Traffic received from the service is removed prepended with a pseudowire label and aggregated with other traffic. The aggregated traffic is transmitted to the customer via the access network. If necessary, an interworking function may convert the traffic from one type of service to another type of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Christopher N. Delregno
  • Publication number: 20120188872
    Abstract: An approach is provided for monitoring interface utilization. Bandwidth data for an interface is collected during a configurable time interval, and a peak utilization of the interface over the time interval is determined using a plurality of incremented policers to measure the collected bandwidth data. An implementation of which is system that includes a monitoring module configured to collect bandwidth data for an interface over a configurable time interval, a plurality of incremented policers configured to measure the collected bandwidth data, and an analysis module configured to determine a peak utilization of the interface over the time interval using the measurements of the plurality of incremented policers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington
  • Patent number: 8208395
    Abstract: An approach is provided for monitoring interface utilization. Bandwidth data for an interface is collected during a configurable time interval, and a peak utilization of the interface over the time interval is determined using a plurality of incremented policers to measure the collected bandwidth data. An implementation of which is system that includes a monitoring module configured to collect bandwidth data for an interface over a configurable time interval, a plurality of incremented policers configured to measure the collected bandwidth data, and an analysis module configured to determine a peak utilization of the interface over the time interval using the measurements of the plurality of incremented policers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Matthew W. Turlington
  • Publication number: 20120127993
    Abstract: An approach is provided for auto-bandwidth adjusting bandwidth allocations for traffic-engineered tunnels used to carry traffic along a network. Traffic over the tunnel is sampled at a first interval period and at a second interval period, where the second interval period is shorter than the first interval period. A determination is made as to whether the sampled traffic taken using the second interval period is greater than the bandwidth allocation, and the bandwidth allocation is adjusted upward based upon a determination that the sampled traffic taken using the second interval period is greater than the bandwidth allocation. Also, a determination can be made as to whether the sampled traffic taken using the first interval period is less than the bandwidth allocation, and the bandwidth allocation can be adjusted downward based upon a determination that the sampled traffic taken using the first interval period is less than the bandwidth allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Turlington, Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Michael U. Bencheck, Richard C. Schell
  • Patent number: 8149706
    Abstract: An approach is provided for auto-bandwidth adjusting bandwidth allocations for traffic-engineered tunnels used to carry traffic along a network. Traffic over the tunnel is sampled at a first interval period and at a second interval period, where the second interval period is shorter than the first interval period. A determination is made as to whether the sampled traffic taken using the second interval period is greater than the bandwidth allocation, and the bandwidth allocation is adjusted upward based upon a determination that the sampled traffic taken using the second interval period is greater than the bandwidth allocation. Also, a determination can be made as to whether the sampled traffic taken using the first interval period is less than the bandwidth allocation, and the bandwidth allocation can be adjusted downward based upon a determination that the sampled traffic taken using the first interval period is less than the bandwidth allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Turlington, Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Michael U. Bencheck, Richard C. Schell
  • Patent number: 8140920
    Abstract: An approach is provided for bit error rate characterization. A test signal representing one or more Ethernet frames exhibiting a particular bit error rate is generated. The test signal is output to a device under test. Traffic is received from the device under test. A determination is made as to whether a link failure condition exists at a port on an Ethernet switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, Christopher N. DelRegno, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Glenn A. Wellbrock
  • Publication number: 20110292948
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a termination point for service emulation instances in an access network is provided. In an embodiment, the service emulation instances are implemented utilizing, for example, pseudowires. Communications to and from the access network are aggregated and transmitted via one or more pseudowires to a service emulation instance terminator. The service emulation instance terminator converts the traffic to its native form and, if necessary, converts the traffic to a different type of format or service. The service emulation instance terminator then frames the traffic for the appropriate type of service and transmits the traffic to the service edge. Traffic received from the service is removed prepended with a pseudowire label and aggregated with other traffic. The aggregated traffic is transmitted to the customer via the access network. If necessary, an interworking function may convert the traffic from one type of service to another type of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON BUSINESS GLOBAL LLC
    Inventor: Christopher N. Delregno
  • Publication number: 20110261694
    Abstract: An approach is provided for auto-bandwidth adjustment of allocated bandwidth for a traffic tunnel over a network. A determination is made regarding a traffic load over the tunnel, where the tunnel meters traffic in accordance with the bandwidth allocation. A determination is made regarding whether the traffic load triggers an adjustment threshold, where the adjustment threshold is set to provide a desired headroom below the bandwidth allocation. And the bandwidth allocation is adjusted when the adjustment threshold is triggered to provide the desired headroom between the adjusted bandwidth allocation and the traffic load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Christopher N. DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, Matthew W. Turlington, Michael U. Bencheck, Richard C. Schell