Patents by Inventor Jeremy R. Breau

Jeremy R. Breau 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: 10171466
    Abstract: A wireless system receives a registration from a user device and transfers a request for the user device to an authorization server. The authorization server authorizes a user session for the user device and transfers a common identifier for the user session to the wireless system. The wireless system receives the common identifier and transfers a registration for the user device to an application node. The application node receives the registration and transfers a request for the user device to the authorization server. The authorization server authorizes a user application for the user device and transfers the common identifier for the user application to the application node. The wireless communication system tracks the user session and transfers user session data records having the common identifier. The application node tracks the user application and transfers user application data records having the common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Gary Joel Rieschick, Jeremy R. Breau, Raymond Robert Doerr, John Eric Belser
  • Patent number: 10111088
    Abstract: A user, identified by a network access identifier (NAI) or other user identifier, uses a communication device, identified by a hostname or other device identifier. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is obtained for the communication device, e.g., when the user logs in for access to a packet-switched network. An association between the IP address and the hostname is registered in a domain name server. An association between the user identifier and the hostname is registered in an RWHOIS server. An application may query the RWHOIS server to determine the hostname of the communication device being used by the user and then query the domain name server to determine the IP address of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Jeremy R. Breau
  • Patent number: 9986414
    Abstract: Ways for performing servicing a service request from a communications device that is normally associated with a first domain are disclosed. An illustrative method includes dynamically assigning a CSCF (Call Session Control Function) associated with a second domain to receive service requests from the device in an IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) networking environment, receiving the requests by way of the dynamically assigned CSCF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Manish Mangal, Jeremy R. Breau, Frederick C. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9769113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assigning unique network identifiers in a packet-switched wireless network are provided. A request for a unique network identifier for a wireless device is received. A socket-based unique network identifier, including an IP address and one or more ports, is assigned to the wireless device. The unique network identifier is created by combining an IP address and one or more ports. This allows multiple unique network identifiers to be created from a single IP address, where each unique network identifier consists of the same IP address combined with a different group of one or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, John H. Bennett, III, Terry D. Nebergall, Frederick C. Rogers, Joseph Christopher Shojayi
  • Patent number: 9479569
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided comprising a processor, a memory, a display, and an application stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, initiates a plurality of user agents that each indicate a different communication point. The portable electronic device also transmits a request for a content from each of the user agents to a content source, the requests being transmitted substantially concurrently. The portable electronic device also receives a plurality of contents, each content associated with one of the user agents and each content formatted differently than the remaining contents. The portable electronic also presents one of the contents on the display, wherein the portable electronic device promotes concurrent downloading of a content in multiple formats from the content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Spring Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Jason R. Delker, John M. Everson, Michael A. Gailloux
  • Patent number: 9407571
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for geographically appropriate domain name system assignment are described. In embodiments, a mobile internet protocol session is initialized with a packet data serving node, and a registration request is communicated to a home agent, the home agent acting as a router on a home network of the mobile device and enabled to tunnel one or more data packets to the mobile device when the mobile device is outside the home network. Further, in embodiments a registration reply is received from the home agent, the registration reply including a domain name system server assignment to a domain name system server acting as a translator capable of converting one or more hostnames into one or more associated IP addresses during the mobile IP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Lyle Bertz, Pallavur Sankaranaraynan, John Belser
  • Patent number: 9338697
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable media are provided for allowing a mobile device to maintain communication connectivity during a handoff between wireless access points. In one aspect, the method may include negotiating security association information and establishing a first communication tunnel by tunneling an inner IP address within a first outer IP address. The method may further include authenticating a request for establishing a second communication tunnel by identifying the negotiated security association information within the request. Additionally, the method may include establishing the second communication tunnel by tunneling the inner IP address within a second outer IP address. Moreover, the method may include pushing data associated with the communication session through the second communication tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Sohel Khan
  • Patent number: 9313176
    Abstract: A communication system automatically provides a secure communication link between a device and a network. A switch initiates a wireless link between the switch and the network. Then, a secure communication path is created between the switch and the network. When a device is linked to the switch, the device is automatically granted access to the secure communication path created by the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Frederick C. Rogers, Lyle T. Bertz, Jeremy R. Breau, Salvador Cerda, Jr., Gene S. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9215253
    Abstract: A method and corresponding device and system to provide a real-time call announcement to a called device. According to the method, a called device begins receiving call announcement media without having first engaged in session setup signaling to set up a session through which to receive the call announcement media. In normal operation, the device would disregard such incoming media, since no session has been set up for receiving the media. As disclosed, however, the device will also receive at about the same time a call setup request that seeks setup of the underlying call, and the device will treat its receipt of that call setup request as a key to allow playout of the call announcement media even though no session has been set up for receipt of the call announcement media. The called device will then play out the call announcement media as an announcement for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Jason R. Delker, Manish Mangal, Mathew Oommen
  • Patent number: 9197485
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for geographically appropriate domain name system assignment are described. In embodiments, a mobile internet protocol session is initialized with a packet data serving node, and a registration request is communicated to a home agent, the home agent acting as a router on a home network of the mobile device and enabled to tunnel one or more data packets to the mobile device when the mobile device is outside the home network. Further, in embodiments a registration reply is received from the home agent, the registration reply including a domain name system server assignment to a domain name system server acting as a translator capable of converting one or more hostnames into one or more associated IP addresses during the mobile IP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Lyle Bertz, Pallavur Sankaranaraynan, John Belser
  • Patent number: 9154993
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an optimized mobile-IPv6 encapsulation. A mobile node sends packets to a correspondent node by encapsulating a packet using an IPv6 routing extension header, and reverse tunneling the packet to a home agent. The home agent modifies the packet and forwards it to the correspondent node. When the correspondent node sends packets to the mobile node's home address, the home agent intercepts the packet, encapsulates the packet with an IPv6 routing extension header, and tunnels the packet to the mobile node. Consequently, because packets are tunneled using IPv6 routing extension headers, the amount of overhead in each encapsulated packet is reduced, thus increasing the available bandwidth in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Frederick C. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9154911
    Abstract: A wireless communication system generates operating information indicating if a monitoring wireless communication device is in active mode or in idle mode for a wireless data service. The wireless system receives location information that indicates geographic locations of a monitored wireless communication device for delivery to the monitoring wireless communication device. The system stores the location information if the monitoring wireless communication device is in idle mode. The system wirelessly transfers the location information to the monitoring wireless communication device if the monitoring wireless communication device is in active mode. If the monitoring wireless communication device transitions from idle mode to active mode and has stored location information, the system generates summary location data for the monitored wireless communication device based on the stored location information and wirelessly transfers the summary location data to the monitoring wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas R. Green, Jeremy R. Breau
  • Patent number: 9148453
    Abstract: An IP multimedia subsystem comprises a CSCF and an HSS. The CSCF is configured to receive a SIP registration message transferred by a user communication device and responsively transfer a registration request to the HSS. The HSS is configured to process the registration request to obtain IFC for the user communication device, wherein the IFC comprises processing instructions that direct the CSCF to perform an operation to dynamically obtain and load data into the IFC. The CSCF is configured to receive a SIP invite message transferred by the user communication device, process text from the SIP invite message against a set of keywords to determine a dynamic parameter based on a keyword match, process one of the processing instructions in the IFC to obtain and load the dynamic parameter into the IFC, process the IFC with the dynamic parameter to determine a communication session parameter, and transfer a SIP message with the communication session parameter responsive to the SIP invite message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Bejoy Pankajakshan, Charles Brent Hirschman, Jeremy R. Breau
  • Patent number: 9143482
    Abstract: Methods for marking and verifying an authentication status of a wireless communication device are disclosed. When a wireless communication device is authenticated in a first wireless communication network, copies of a token, are stored in memory accessible by the wireless communication device and in memory accessible by a clearinghouse server. The clearinghouse server also stores a correlation between the token and the identity of the server that authenticated the wireless communication device. When the wireless communication device moves from the first network to a second network, the WCD transmits the token to a server in the second network, which can then query the clearinghouse server to determine the identity of the server that authenticated the WCD in the first network, confirm the authentication status of the wireless communication device, and allow the WCD to access a resource in or via the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Terry D. Nebergall, Frederick C. Rogers, Joseph Shojayi
  • Patent number: 9125234
    Abstract: A femtocell is provided. The femtocell comprises a processor, a memory, and a radio transceiver to communicate with a mobile communication device using a wireless cellular communication protocol and to communicate with the mobile communication device in a data session using one of evolution-data optimized (EV-DO), one times radio transmission technology (1x-RTT), high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA), worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX), long-term evolution (LTE). The femtocell also comprises an application stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, receives simple service discovery protocol messages from a media local area network identifying content stored in the media local area network and provides information about the content to the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R Breau, Jason R Delker
  • Patent number: 9118934
    Abstract: A server is provided. The server comprises a processor, a memory, and an application stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, receives a progressively uploaded media stream from a remote electronic device. The application also converts the progressively uploaded media stream from a first format to a second format and buffers the converted media stream. The application also transmits the buffered converted media stream to a bridge into a media local area network based on a mapping of the remote electronic device to the media local area network, wherein the mapping is stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, Jason R. Delker, Manish Mangal, Mathew Oommen
  • Patent number: 9118721
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assigning unique network identifiers in a packet-switched wireless network are provided. A request for a unique network identifier for a wireless device is received. A socket-based unique network identifier, including an IP address and one or more ports, is assigned to the wireless device. The unique network identifier is created by combining an IP address and one or more ports. This allows multiple unique network identifiers to be created from a single IP address, where each unique network identifier consists of the same IP address combined with a different group of one or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, John H. Bennett, III, Terry D. Nebergall, Frederick C. Rogers, Joseph Christopher Shojayi
  • Patent number: 9107134
    Abstract: A wireless communication device comprises a processing system and a communication transceiver. The processing system is configured to determine a location and a velocity of the wireless communication device. The communication transceiver is configured to monitor an RF signal between the wireless communication device and a wireless access node to detect a reduction in RF signal quality. If the reduction in the RF signal quality is detected, the processing system is configured to process the location to determine if the wireless communication device is proximate to an edge sector of the wireless access node, and if so, process the velocity to determine if the wireless communication device is moving towards the wireless access node. The processing system is configured to inhibit a handoff to another wireless access node if the wireless communication device is moving towards the wireless access node, but if not moving towards the wireless access node, to initiate the handoff to the other wireless access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: John Eric Belser, Jeremy R. Breau, Joao Carlos Osorio Gouvea Teixeira de Magalhaes, Douglas Alan Olding
  • Patent number: 9060022
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method, system, and structure communicating messaging data in a header of a packet are provided. The data structure includes a data packet comprising a header and a payload, wherein part of the header includes first and second data portions, wherein the first data portion indicates a type of message encoded in the second data portion, and wherein the second data portion includes message data. An embodiment of a method includes encoding a communications message, which would otherwise be inclusive in a payload portion of a packet into a portion of a header of a packet, encoding an indication that indicates a type of messaging that said messaging is, and facilitating the communication of the packet to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Manish Mangal, Fred C. Rogers, Jeremy R. Breau
  • Patent number: 9043473
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are presented that allow a wireless communication device (WCD) to use multiple access identifiers (NAIs) in conjunction with a communication session between the WCD and a home agent. The home agent may maintain a binding that reflects the state of the session. Accordingly, the binding may contain a home IP address (HOA) as well as a first NAI. The home agent may then receive a registration request message containing the HOA and a second NAI. In order to avoid potential hijacking attacks from entities other than the WCD, the home agent may, in conjunction with an authentication server, attempt to validate that that first NAI and second NAI are both associated with the WCD. If this is the case, the home agent may update the binding to reflect that the second NAI is associated with the session, and the home agent may maintain the session so that the WCD does not suffer an appreciable interruption in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Breau, John E. Belser, George A. Georgiou