Patents by Inventor Eyal Felstaine

Eyal Felstaine 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: 9806979
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a system, method, and computer program product for deploying a plurality of virtual network function (VNF) instances in a communication network using network function virtualization (NFV-based network), where the network includes a plurality of computing-related units and communication links in-between, the method including: determining at least one performance value for at least one of the computing-related units and communication links, determining at least one performance requirement for at least one of the VNF instances, and associating the at least one VNF instance with at least one of the computing-related units and the communication links according to the at least one performance requirement and the at least one performance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 9794160
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for testing composite services in a communication network utilizing test data. In use, test data is sent to a composition of virtual services to test at least a portion of the composition of virtual services, the composition of virtual services including at least one first virtual service and at least one second virtual service chained such that the test data is received by the at least one first virtual service and an output of the at least one first virtual service is input to the at least one second virtual service, and at least a portion of the test data being configured such that at least a portion of the output of the at least one first virtual service is the same as the test data input to the at least one first virtual service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Itzik Kitroser, Ofer Hermoni, Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 9794187
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for resource conversion in network function virtualization based networks. In use, a first resource of a first type is identified in a first hardware unit, the first resource at least potentially having insufficient availability and being associated with a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network. Additionally, a second resource of a second type is identified, the second resource being associated with the first hardware unit, the second resource being identified as sufficiently available. Further, a third resource of the first type is identified, the third resource being associated with a second hardware unit, the second hardware unit being associated with the second resource, the third resource being identified as sufficiently available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 9760428
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing preventative maintenance in a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network. In use, a first potential fault is identified in a first resource in an NFV-based communication network. Additionally, a first time for maintaining the first resource is identified to prevent an occurrence of the first potential fault. Further, a second resource is identified for replacing the first resource during the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 9760923
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for product/service design and creation. In use, at least one new resource is identified in a master catalog. The at least one resource is tested. Additionally, the at least one resource is released for service generation. Further, at least one service is generated utilizing the at least one resource. The at least one service is stored in the master catalog. In addition, the at least one service is released for product generation. Furthermore, at least one product is generated utilizing the at least one service. The at least one product is stored in the master catalog. Moreover, the at least one product is presented for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Guy Levi, Stephen John Plain
  • Patent number: 9749218
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for routing traffic to a service in a network including at least one virtual network service. In use, data traffic directed to at least one first component in a network system is received. Further, one or more second components capable of handling the data traffic are identified based on information associated with the data traffic, the one or more second components including one or more virtual services or one or more physical services. Additionally, at least one of the one or more second components is selected to receive the data traffic, based on criteria associated with the at least one of the one or more second components and the information associated with the data traffic. Moreover, the data traffic is sent to the at least one of the one or more second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Itzik Kitroser, Ofer Hermoni, Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 9645899
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a system, method, and computer program product for recovering from a network failure in a communication network using network function virtualization (NFV-based network), the method including: selecting a first network component of the NFV-based network, detecting at least one probable failure of the first network component, identifying at least one virtual network function (VNF) instance using the first network component, selecting a second network component to be used by same VNF for replacing the VNF instance in the first network component when the first network component is faulty, and securing at least one resource of the second network component for the VNF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 9460286
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for providing security in a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network. In operation, a security attack is identified. Additionally, a first hardware unit attacked by the security attack is identified. Further, a hardware unit in which to initiate a security defense software program is identified. Moreover, the security defense software program is initiated in the identified hardware unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 9430262
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for managing hierarchy and optimization in network function virtualization based networks. In use, a first hardware unit of a plurality of hardware units associated with a network function virtualization (NFV) based communication network is identified, the first hardware unit being identified based on a first load characteristic associated with the first hardware unit. Further, a first virtual network function (VNF) instance associated with the first hardware unit is identified, the first VNF instance being associated with usage of at least one service. Additionally, at least one traffic route associated with the first VNF instance is identified, the at least one traffic route being associated with usage of the at least one service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 9384028
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for preserving service continuity in a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network. In use, a first virtual network function (VNF) instance associated with a first VNF in a first hardware unit in a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network is identified. Additionally, a second VNF instance on a second hardware unit is instantiated, the second VNF instance being compatible with the first VNF instance. Further, communication directed to the first VNF instance is diverted to the second VNF instance on the second hardware unit, in response to initiating the second VNF instance on a second hardware unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Publication number: 20160043944
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for augmenting a physical network system utilizing a network function virtualization orchestrator (NFV-O). In use, data traffic is monitored utilizing a Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFV-O) module associated with at least a portion of a physical network system, the NFV-O module being operable to manage data flow associated with one or more Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and one or more physical elements of the physical network system. Additionally, it is determined whether flow of the data traffic should be modified based on at least one of a traffic load or a traffic type utilizing the NFV-O module integrated in the physical network system. Further, at least a portion of the data traffic is directed from at least one of the physical elements to at least one of the VNFs when it is determined that the flow of the data traffic should be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Itzik Kitroser, Ofer Hermoni, Shmuel Ur
  • Publication number: 20150180730
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a system, method, and computer program product for communicating information in a communication network using network function virtualization (NFV-based communication network), the method including: sending a communication from a first entity of the NFV-based communication network, the first entity being a sender, and receiving the communication by a second entity of the NFV-based communication network, the second entity being a receiver, where the communication includes: an identification of the sender of the communication, and an identification of the receiver of the communication, an identification of a function associated with the NFV-based communication network, and an authorization associating one or more of the sender and the receiver with the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Eyal Felstaine, Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman, Itzik Kitroser