Patents by Inventor Jean-Francois Le Pennec

Jean-Francois Le Pennec 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: 9154402
    Abstract: A method including formatting an advertisement message having a dedicated preferred route to one of a first physical entity and a first logical entity of a first autonomous system (“AS”), the dedicated preferred route being based on at least two routing attributes, and transmitting the advertisement message from the first AS to a second AS. A routing device including a formatting module formatting an advertisement message having a dedicated preferred route to one of a first physical entity and a first logical entity of a first autonomous system (“AS”), the dedicated preferred route being based on at least two routing attributes, and a transmitting module transmitting the advertisement message from the first AS to a second AS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruno, John M. Ciesielczyk, Aline Fichou, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Herve Tremeur
  • Patent number: 8880509
    Abstract: A method of generating predictive reports includes recording a user identification, a timestamp including a connection date, and a query associated with report requested by a user from a database system for each connection of the user identification to the database system during a predetermined period. A plurality of intervals is defined in the predetermined period. Retrieved are instances of the user identification associated with connections of the user identification to the database system during a threshold number of the plurality of intervals based on a position that a current date occupies in a current interval, such that a position of each connection date in a respective interval is the same as the position that the current date occupies in the current interval. The query is executed to generate the report from the database system on the current date prior to a request for the report from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Olivier Daude, Marc Gatignol
  • Patent number: 8732297
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to representing network performance information using a network map by partitioning a graphical affordance representing a network element in the network map into segmented sections in accordance with a temporal encoding scheme to encode temporal information in the network map. The segmented sections are encoded using a performance encoding scheme to identify a level of performance associated with the segmented sections so that the network map depicts a performance of the network element over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Jacques Fieschi, Marc Gatignol
  • Patent number: 8635620
    Abstract: A hardware device for concurrently processing a fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with an algorithm which includes a number of processes, some of the processes being dependent on binary decisions, includes a plurality of task units for processing data, making decisions and/or processing data and making decisions, including source task units and destination task units. A task interconnection logic means interconnect the task units for communicating actions from a source task unit to a destination task unit. Each of the task units includes a processor for executing only a particular single task of the fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with the algorithm in response to a received request action, and a status manager for handling the actions from the source task units and building the actions to be sent to the destination task units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Benayoun, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Patrick Michel, Claude Pin
  • Patent number: 8634428
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method, a system, and a computer readable medium for establishing a connection between hosts in a computer network with the connection configured for symmetrical forward and reverse routing. The method uses the following steps. First, a first host local routing table to route a packet from a first host to a first gateway according to a routing protocol. Next, the first gateway local routing table routes the packet from the first gateway to a first access router. After that, a first access router local routing table routes the packet from the first access router to a second access router. Then, a second access router local routing table routes the packet from the second access router to a second gateway. Finally, a second gateway local routing table routes the packet from the second gateway router to a second host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Aurelien Bruno, Nicolas Grisi
  • Patent number: 8607031
    Abstract: A hardware device for concurrently processing a fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with an algorithm which includes a number of processes, some of the processes being dependent on binary decisions, includes a plurality of task units for processing data, making decisions and/or processing data and making decisions, including source task units and destination task units. A task interconnection logic means interconnect the task units for communicating actions from a source task unit to a destination task unit. Each of the task units includes a processor for executing only a particular single task of the fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with the algorithm in response to a received request action, and a status manager for handling the actions from the source task units and building the actions to be sent to the destination task units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Benayoun, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Patrick Michel, Claude Pin
  • Patent number: 8601126
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for flow based load balancing are disclosed. For example, the present method receives at least one packet from a flow. If the flow has not being previously classified, then the flow is classified based on the characteristics of the flow. Once classified, the present method matches the flow to at least one matched path from a plurality of available paths in accordance with the characteristics of the flow and characteristics of the at least one matched path. Once matched, the present method forwards the packet from the flow to the at least one matched path for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruno, Richard Duwiquet, Nicolas Grisi, Jean-Francois Le Pennec
  • Publication number: 20130290371
    Abstract: A method of generating predictive reports includes recording a user identification, a timestamp including a connection date, and a query associated with report requested by a user from a database system for each connection of the user identification to the database system during a predetermined period. A plurality of intervals is defined in the predetermined period. Retrieved are instances of the user identification associated with connections of the user identification to the database system during a threshold number of the plurality of intervals based on a position that a current date occupies in a current interval, such that a position of each connection date in a respective interval is the same as the position that the current date occupies in the current interval. The query is executed to generate the report from the database system on the current date prior to a request for the report from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Olivier Daude, Marc Gatignol
  • Patent number: 8495056
    Abstract: A method of report caching includes recording a user ID, a timestamp including at least a connection date and at least one SQL query associated with a report requested by a user from the database system for each connection of the user to the database system over a predetermined period. A plurality of intervals is defined in the predetermined period. Retrieved are instances of the user ID associated with connections of the user to the database system during at least a threshold number of the intervals based on a position that a current date associated with a current connection of the user to the database system occupies in a current interval. The at least one SQL query is executed to generate the report from the database system on the current date before request for the report from the user. The report is stored in a cache for user's retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Olivier Daude, Marc Gatignol
  • Patent number: 8260861
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for receiving an electronic mail including an attachment file and separating the attachment file from the electronic mail. The attachment is then sent to a remote source and the attachment file is replaced with a substitute file including identifying data for retrieving the attachment file from the remote source. The electronic mail with the substitute file is then forwarded to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: AT & T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruno, Nicolas Grisi, Didier Giroir, Olivier Hericourt, Jean-Francois Le Pennec
  • Publication number: 20120137110
    Abstract: A hardware device for concurrently processing a fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with an algorithm which includes a number of processes, some of the processes being dependent on binary decisions, includes a plurality of task units for processing data, making decisions and/or processing data and making decisions, including source task units and destination task units. A task interconnection logic means interconnect the task units for communicating actions from a source task unit to a destination task unit. Each of the task units includes a processor for executing only a particular single task of the fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with the algorithm in response to a received request action, and a status manager for handling the actions from the source task units and building the actions to be sent to the destination task units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alain BENAYOUN, Jean-Francois LE PENNEC, Patrick MICHEL, Claude PIN
  • Patent number: 8190862
    Abstract: A hardware device for processing the tasks of an algorithm of the type having a number of processes the execution of some of which depend on binary decisions has a plurality of task units (10, 12, 14), each of which are associated with a task defined as being either one process or one decision or one process together with a following decision. A task interconnection logic block (16) is connected to each task unit for communicating actions from a source task unit to a destination task unit. Each task unit includes a processor (18) for processing the steps of the associated task when a received action requests such a processing. A status manager (20) handles actions coming from other task units and builds actions to be sent to other task units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Benayoun, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Patrick Michel, Claude Pin
  • Publication number: 20120131587
    Abstract: A hardware device for concurrently processing a fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with an algorithm which includes a number of processes, some of the processes being dependent on binary decisions, includes a plurality of task units for processing data, making decisions and/or processing data and making decisions, including source task units and destination task units. A task interconnection logic means interconnect the task units for communicating actions from a source task unit to a destination task unit. Each of the task units includes a processor for executing only a particular single task of the fixed set of predetermined tasks associated with the algorithm in response to a received request action, and a status manager for handling the actions from the source task units and building the actions to be sent to the destination task units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alain BENAYOUN, Jean-Francois LE PENNEC, Patrick MICHEL, Claude PIN
  • Patent number: 8136152
    Abstract: A method and system for implementing secure network communications between a first device and a second device, at least one of the devices communicating with the other device via a firewall device, are provided. The method and system may include obtaining an encryption parameter that is shared by the first device, second device and firewall device. A data packet sent by the first device may then be copied within the firewall device, so that decryption of the copy of the data packet within a portion of the firewall device may take place. In particular, the portion of the firewall device in which decryption takes place is defined such that contents of the portion are inaccessible to an operator of the firewall device. Thus, scanning of the decrypted copy of the data packet for compliance with a predetermined criterion may take place within the firewall device, without an operator of the firewall device having access to the contents of the data packet to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Worcester Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joel Balissat, Claude Galand, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Jean-Marie Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 8132251
    Abstract: Firewall system for interconnecting a first IP network (10) to a second IP network (16), these networks belonging to two different entities having each a different administration wherein any data packet transmitted/received by the first IP network is filtered by using a first firewall function and any data packet transmitted/received by the second IP network is filtered by using a second firewall function. The system comprises essentially a single firewall device (20) including filtering means (41, 43) performing both first firewall function and second firewall function, a console port (37) enabling the administrator in charge of each IP network to enter filtering rules for updating the associated firewall function and control means (39, 47, 49) interconnecting the console port and the filtering means for transmitting thereto the filtering rules so that each administrator may independently manage the system from the console port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-François Le Pennec, Aurélien Bruno, Nicolas Grisi, Jean-Marie Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 8065437
    Abstract: Header compression system for compressing the header of the data packets of a flow transmitted from an ingress node to an egress node through a data transmission network comprising template creating means, in both ingress node and egress node, adapted for creating the same compression template from a predetermined number of uncompressed data packets at the beginning of the flow respectively transmitted by the ingress node and received by the egress node, and header compression means, in the ingress node, adapted for compressing the header of each packet following the predetermined number of uncompressed data packets before transmitting it through the data transmission network, the compression being achieved by using the compression template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-François Le Pennec, Claude Galand
  • Patent number: 7987507
    Abstract: A method and system for implementing secure communications between a plurality of devices are provided. The method and system generally include the provision of at least one common encryption parameter to each of the plurality of devices, as well as an identification of the plurality of devices to one another. This information can be maintained and shared by interaction of the plurality of devices with a designated server device. In this way, a secure, point-to-point connection between at least two of the plurality of devices can be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Joel Balissat, Claude Galand, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Jean-Marie Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 7983284
    Abstract: Virtual Private Network (VPN) dedicated to a customer using a physical transmission network based upon Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology including a plurality of Provider (P) devices and a plurality of Provider Edge (PE) devices, the customer owning at least two specific Customer Edge (CE) devices amongst a plurality of CE devices, a specific CE device being attached to a specific PE device and enabling the customer to gain access to any other CE device belonging to the same VPN, by the intermediary of PE devices to which are attached the CE devices. The VPN comprises several billing zones (10, 12, 14) being each defined by the application of a single flat rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-François Le Pennec, Aurélien Bruno, Didier F. Giroir, Aline Fichou
  • Patent number: 7920589
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method for converting data packets based upon IPv4 protocol into data packets based upon IPv6 protocol, said method comprising converting any data packet based upon the IPv4 protocol into a data packet based upon the IPv6 protocol before transmitting it to an IP switched network using information provided by an external server, and converting any data packet based upon the IPv6 protocol provided by said IP switched network into a data packet based upon the IPv4 protocol before transmitting it to a first or second workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Aurelien Bruno, Claude Galand, Didier Giroir
  • Publication number: 20110072007
    Abstract: A method of report caching includes recording a user ID, a timestamp including at least a connection date and at least one SQL query associated with a report requested by a user from the database system for each connection of the user to the database system over a predetermined period. A plurality of intervals is defined in the predetermined period. Retrieved are instances of the user ID associated with connections of the user to the database system during at least a threshold number of the intervals based on a position that a current date associated with a current connection of the user to the database system occupies in a current interval. The at least one SQL query is executed to generate the report from the database system on the current date before request for the report from the user. The report is stored in a cache for user's retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Olivier Daude, Marc Gatignol