Patents by Inventor Joelle T. Maslak

Joelle T. Maslak 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: 10708767
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Kevin C. Johns
  • Publication number: 20200186993
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Kevin C. Johns
  • Publication number: 20200120030
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for controlling a congestion window (CWND) value of a communication session of a CDN. In particular, a content server may analyze a request to determine or receive an indication of the type of content being requested. The content server may then set the initial CWND based on the type of content being requested. For example, the content server may set a relatively high CWND value for requested content that is not particularly large, such as image files or text, so that the data of the content is received at the client device quickly. For larger files or files that a have a determined smaller urgency, the initial CWND may be set at a lower value to ensure that providing the data of the content does not congest the link between the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. MASLAK
  • Patent number: 10601770
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for correlating information associated with one networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), to information associated with a different networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv4). More specifically, when resolving an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a requesting device to a network, the system may base the resolved destination on one or more attributes of a known address to build a network mapping of the received IP address. In one specific example, an IPv6 address is received and associated with a known IPv4 address to map the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Publication number: 20200076766
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for utilizing multiple anycast addresses within a domain name system (DNS) architecture of a CDN. one or more DNS servers of the architecture may announce a plurality of anycast addresses for receiving DNS requests from requesting devices. The group of addresses may be dispersed (and/or announced by) the DNS servers of the architecture such that each server announces a subset of the available addresses. The number and identity of the subset of available anycast addresses utilized may vary from server to server of the DNS architecture and may be determined based on groups of servers, configurations of metros or gateways of the DNS architecture, or performance metrics of one or more servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 10575167
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Kevin C. Johns
  • Publication number: 20200053172
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a CDN utilizing a Direct Server Return (DSR) request command to create a tunnel from one content server to another content server of the CDN. Through the DSR tunnel, a request for content may be served from a content server that is more advantageous for the CDN for any number of reasons, such as from a content server that is logically closer to the content server. In determining when a DSR tunnel is created to provide the content, the CDN may access a database storing various information concerning the CDN, such as the location of egress gateways of the CDN in relation to one or more content servers, connecting network location information, the capabilities of one or more content servers, and/or load information of available content servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Joseph C. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20200036781
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for managing the distribution of content and/or communications from a telecommunications or computer network to an end user of the network. In general, the system receives a request for content from a user of the network and analyzes the request to determine an estimated geographic region and/or an access network associated with the requesting device. Based on the determined geographic region or access network, a networking device returns a specific anycast IP address from which the content may be received. In this manner, the content providing network may utilize multiple anycast IP addresses within the network to provide content to one or more end users of the network. The specific anycast IP address is provided to an end user device to obtain the requested content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 10511533
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for controlling a congestion window (CWND) value of a communication session of a CDN. In particular, a content server may analyze a request to determine or receive an indication of the type of content being requested. The content server may then set the initial CWND based on the type of content being requested. For example, the content server may set a relatively high CWND value for requested content that is not particularly large, such as image files or text, so that the data of the content is received at the client device quickly. For larger files or files that a have a determined smaller urgency, the initial CWND may be set at a lower value to ensure that providing the data of the content does not congest the link between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Publication number: 20190379631
    Abstract: A method of generating a routing table containing information as to the weighted distance between client's that use a resolver and each rack gateway, taking into account how traffic to each client can egress from the CDN AS. The routing table is generated from matrix multiplication of two matrices. One matrix contains information as to the proportion of each client's use of each resolver in a first autonomous system. The second matrix contains information as to the distance between each client and each rack, with respect to an egress gateway, in a second autonomous system. The resulting routing table is used to identify a gateway from which to serve content to a client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William HOPKINS, Joelle T. MASLAK
  • Publication number: 20190327608
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Kevin C. Johns
  • Patent number: 10455030
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a CDN utilizing a Direct Server Return (DSR) request command to create a tunnel from one content server to another content server of the CDN. Through the DSR tunnel, a request for content may be served from a content server that is more advantageous for the CDN for any number of reasons, such as from a content server that is logically closer to the content server. In determining when a DSR tunnel is created to provide the content, the CDN may access a database storing various information concerning the CDN, such as the location of egress gateways of the CDN in relation to one or more content servers, connecting network location information, the capabilities of one or more content servers, and/or load information of available content servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Joseph C. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10432710
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for managing the distribution of content and/or communications from a telecommunications or computer network to an end user of the network. In general, the system receives a request for content from a user of the network and analyzes the request to determine an estimated geographic region and/or an access network associated with the requesting device. Based on the determined geographic region or access network, a networking device returns a specific anycast IP address from which the content may be received. In this manner, the content providing network may utilize multiple anycast IP addresses within the network to provide content to one or more end users of the network. The specific anycast IP address is provided to an end user device to obtain the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 10397180
    Abstract: A method of generating a routing table containing information as to the weighted distance between client's that use a resolver and each rack gateway, taking into account how traffic to each client can egress from the CDN AS. The routing table is generated from matrix multiplication of two matrices. One matrix contains information as to the proportion of each client's use of each resolver in a first autonomous system. The second matrix contains information as to the distance between each client and each rack, with respect to an egress gateway, in a second autonomous system. The resulting routing table is used to identify a gateway from which to serve content to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Hopkins, Joelle T. Maslak
  • Publication number: 20190207905
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for correlating information associated with one networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), to information associated with a different networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv4). More specifically, when resolving an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a requesting device to a network, the system may base the resolved destination on one or more attributes of a known address to build a network mapping of the received IP address. In one specific example, an IPv6 address is received and associated with a known IPv4 address to map the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 10341849
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery method and architecture for delivering content from a node in a content delivery network (CDN) using an anycast address to direct a requesting device to access a content manifest. The manifest server of the CDN may select the provided manifest based on information received from the requesting device and/or any other network information, may alter attributes of the manifest itself, or direct the requesting device to a different device or manifest server of the CDN to obtain the manifest. The selection of the manifest, alteration of the manifest, or new location to obtain the manifest causes the connection for content to occur at one or more servers accessible through a unicast address, rather than an anycast address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joelle T. Maslak, Kevin C. Johns
  • Publication number: 20190182340
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for managing the distribution of content from a content distribution network (CDN). In general, the system receives a request for content from the CDN from a user of the network and determines a server within the CDN to provide the content to the user. In addition, the system of the present disclosure may determine a preferred server or group of servers from which the content is provided to the user. This preference may be based on information received from a Border Gateway Protocol feed or Interior Gateway Protocol feed and one or more business determinations, such as the cost of providing the content through the CDN and particular egress port associated with the CDN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Christopher Johns, Joseph Cajetan Lawrence, Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 10230686
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for correlating information associated with one networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), to information associated with a different networking transmission protocol, such as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv4). More specifically, when resolving an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a requesting device to a network, the system may base the resolved destination on one or more attributes of a known address to build a network mapping of the received IP address. In one specific example, an IPv6 address is received and associated with a known IPv4 address to map the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Joelle T. Maslak
  • Patent number: 10212238
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for managing the distribution of content from a content distribution network (CDN). In general, the system receives a request for content from the CDN from a user of the network and determines a server within the CDN to provide the content to the user. In addition, the system of the present disclosure may determine a preferred server or group of servers from which the content is provided to the user. This preference may be based on information received from a Border Gateway Protocol feed or Interior Gateway Protocol feed and one or more business determinations, such as the cost of providing the content through the CDN and particular egress port associated with the CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Christopher Johns, Joseph Cajetan Lawrence, Joelle T. Maslak
  • Publication number: 20190052596
    Abstract: A method of generating a routing table containing information as to the weighted distance between client's that use a resolver and each rack gateway, taking into account how traffic to each client can egress from the CDN AS. The routing table is generated from matrix multiplication of two matrices. One matrix contains information as to the proportion of each client's use of each resolver in a first autonomous system. The second matrix contains information as to the distance between each client and each rack, with respect to an egress gateway, in a second autonomous system. The resulting routing table is used to identify a gateway from which to serve content to a client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: William Hopkins, Joelle T. Maslak