Patents by Inventor Louis Gwyn Samuel

Louis Gwyn Samuel 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).

  • Publication number: 20210219261
    Abstract: In one example, a control plane entity obtains an indication that a User Equipment (UE) has entered an idle mode. The control plane entity sets a routing locator corresponding to the UE to cause the control plane entity to trigger a paging request toward the UE to prompt the UE to transition from the idle mode when a first network node obtains a downlink packet destined for the UE. The control plane entity obtains a notification that the first network node has obtained the downlink packet and initiates the paging request toward the UE. The control plane entity updates the routing locator corresponding to the UE to cause the first network node to transmit further downlink packets destined for the UE toward a second network node configured to handle traffic on behalf of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Timothy Peter Stammers, Alberto Rodriguez Natal, Fabio R. Maino
  • Publication number: 20210195406
    Abstract: In one example, a Network Policy Function (NPF) obtains a first identifier for a User Equipment (UE) based on communications between the UE and a first access network of a system, and an Internet Protocol (IP) address used by the UE to communicate over the first access network. The NPF obtains a second identifier for the UE based on communications between the UE and a second access network of the system. The NPF determines that the UE used the IP address to communicate over the first access network of the system based on a correlation between the first identifier for the UE and the second identifier for the UE. The NPF provides the IP address to the UE, and the UE uses the IP address to communicate over the second access network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Sudhir Kumar Jain, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 11044203
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include receiving traffic associated with at least one of a mobile network and a Gi-Local Area Network (Gi-LAN), wherein the traffic comprises one or more packets; determining a classification of the traffic to a service chain, wherein the service chain comprises one or more service functions associated at least one of one or more mobile network services and one or more Gi-LAN services; routing the traffic through the service chain; and routing the traffic to a network using one of a plurality of egress interfaces, wherein each egress interface of the plurality of egress interfaces is associated with at least one of the one or more mobile network services and the one or more Gi-LAN services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hendrikus G. P. Bosch, Jeffrey Napper, Alessandro Duminuco, Humberto J. La Roche, Sape Jurriƫn Mullender, Surendra M. Kumar, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Bart A. Brinckman, Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Luca Martini
  • Publication number: 20210185752
    Abstract: Techniques are described for integrating cellular access within an enterprise fabric. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a cellular termination function via a cellular access point, a request from a client for data plane connectivity via a network, wherein the cellular access point is registered within the network and is in communication with a first switch of the network; obtaining, by the cellular termination function, cellular policy information and enterprise policy information for the client; obtaining, by the cellular termination function, an Internet Protocol (IP) address for the client; and establishing data plane connectivity for the client with the network via the cellular access point, the first switch of the network, and a second switch of the network based, at least in part, on the IP address for the client, wherein the second switch connects the network with one or more data networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Louis Gwyn Samuel, Srinath Gundavelli, Oliver James Bull, Mark Grayson, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Shree N. Murthy
  • Publication number: 20210185506
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide for authentication and subscription management that are decoupled from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Mark Grayson, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Publication number: 20210152513
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide multipath mobility via Domain Name System-as-an-Authoritative Source (DNS-AS) techniques. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a multipath policy decision element, a plurality of multipath policy recommendations for an application, wherein the plurality of multipath policy recommendations are obtained from one or more multipath policy recommendation elements; combining the plurality of multipath policy recommendations to generate a policy enforcement decision, wherein the policy enforcement decision identifies, at least in part, one or more network paths that are to be utilized for one or more packet flows associated with the application, wherein each of the one or more network paths is associated with an access type; and enforcing the policy enforcement decision for one or more packet flows associated with the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Grayson, Oliver James Bull, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Srinath Gundavelli
  • Publication number: 20210136871
    Abstract: In one illustrative example, an interface between a user plane function (UPF) instance of a mobile network and a tunnel router endpoint of an enterprise software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) fabric is provided. The UPF instance may be part of a network slice that is (uniquely) associated with an enterprise of the enterprise SD-WAN. A plurality of mappings between policies associated with different QoS flows via the UPF instance and SD-WAN policies associated with different virtual private networks (VPNs) of the SD-WAN fabric may be maintained. Each VPN of the SD-WAN fabric may be associated with a different underlying transport mechanism that satisfies characteristics of a specific SD-WAN policy. Communications for user equipment (UE) in the mobile network may be facilitated across the SD-WAN fabric based on the policy mappings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver James Bull, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Publication number: 20210105225
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide to provide service allocation across multi-managed heterogeneous networks. In one example, a method includes determining, by an application network policy controller, service information for an application, wherein the application communicates with an application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Stammers, Richard Alan Galatioto, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Oliver James Bull, Azita Ebrahimi Kia
  • Publication number: 20210092645
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide traffic steering and policy combining in a mobile network. In one example, a method includes combining, by a policy function of a network, a user equipment (UE) access policy comprising UE access rules obtained from a UE with a network-based access policy associated with the network to generate a combined access policy, the combined access policy comprising combined access rules; communicating the combined access rules to the UE via a message, wherein the message comprises an indication that indicates that the UE is not allowed to override the combined access rules with the UE access rules; and communicating the combined access rules to a user plane function handling traffic for the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Grayson, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 10932322
    Abstract: In one illustrative example, an interface between a user plane function (UPF) instance of a mobile network and a tunnel router endpoint of an enterprise software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) fabric is provided. The UPF instance may be part of a network slice that is (uniquely) associated with an enterprise of the enterprise SD-WAN. A plurality of mappings between policies associated with different QoS flows via the UPF instance and SD-WAN policies associated with different virtual private networks (VPNs) of the SD-WAN fabric may be maintained. Each VPN of the SD-WAN fabric may be associated with a different underlying transport mechanism that satisfies characteristics of a specific SD-WAN policy. Communications for user equipment (UE) in the mobile network may be facilitated across the SD-WAN fabric based on the policy mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver James Bull, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 10917317
    Abstract: Techniques that provide enterprise slice management are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes providing an enterprise service template to an enterprise, the enterprise service template comprising parameter input fields for indicating enterprise devices associated with the enterprise, services to be provided to the enterprise devices using a mobile network, and service options associated with the services; determining one or more mobile network services to be provided to a plurality of enterprise devices and one or more service options associated with the one or more mobile network services; identifying, based on the one or more mobile network services, an enterprise slice to provide the one or more mobile network services; and provisioning the enterprise slice based on the one or more mobile network services, the plurality of enterprise devices, and the one or more service options associated with the one or more mobile network services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Stammers, Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Oliver James Bull
  • Patent number: 10897735
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a download server instantiated on a computing device, and a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), where the download server is operative to: receive a download request from a mobile device, determine a current location for the mobile device, predict a route for the mobile device based at least on the current location, allocate at least one target AP along the route from among the multiplicity of wireless APs, and in response to the download request, forward at least one download file to the at least one target AP, where the at least one target AP is operative to: receive the at least one download file, identify the mobile device, and download at least part of the download file to the mobile device in an mmWave transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Apostolopoulos, John M. Graybeal, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10820202
    Abstract: In one example, an authentication server generates a Chargeable User Identity (CUI) for a User Equipment (UE) based on a first indication of an identifier obtained from the UE based on communications of the UE over a first network interface of a system. The authentication server obtains a second indication of the identifier based on communications of the UE over a second network interface of the system. In response to obtaining the second indication of the identifier, the authentication server determines that the UE is attempting to communicate over the second network interface. In response to determining that the UE is attempting to communicate over the second network interface, the authentication server uses the CUI for further communications of the UE over the second network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Oliver James Bull, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Pradeep Kumar Kathail
  • Publication number: 20200313983
    Abstract: Techniques that provide enterprise slice management are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes providing an enterprise service template to an enterprise, the enterprise service template comprising parameter input fields for indicating enterprise devices associated with the enterprise, services to be provided to the enterprise devices using a mobile network, and service options associated with the services; determining one or more mobile network services to be provided to a plurality of enterprise devices and one or more service options associated with the one or more mobile network services; identifying, based on the one or more mobile network services, an enterprise slice to provide the one or more mobile network services; and provisioning the enterprise slice based on the one or more mobile network services, the plurality of enterprise devices, and the one or more service options associated with the one or more mobile network services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Stammers, Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Oliver James Bull
  • Patent number: 10757538
    Abstract: Techniques that provide location-based enterprise policy application within a mobile network are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes provisioning a location-based enterprise policy within a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) mobile network, wherein the location-based enterprise policy comprises one or more mobile network policies configured by an enterprise and the location-based enterprise policy is associated with at least one enterprise device and at least one enterprise site of the enterprise; determining, via the 3GPP mobile network, that the at least one enterprise device is proximate to the at least one enterprise site; and activating, via the 3GPP mobile network, the one or more mobile network policies of the location-based enterprise policy based on the at least one enterprise device being proximate to the at least one enterprise site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Stammers, Louis Gwyn Samuel
  • Patent number: 10750350
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide for authentication and subscription management that are decoupled from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Mark Grayson, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Publication number: 20200229064
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a download server instantiated on a computing device, and a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), where the download server is operative to: receive a download request from a mobile device, determine a current location for the mobile device, predict a route for the mobile device based at least on the current location, allocate at least one target AP along the route from among the multiplicity of wireless APs, and in response to the download request, forward at least one download file to the at least one target AP, where the at least one target AP is operative to: receive the at least one download file, identify the mobile device, and download at least part of the download file to the mobile device in an mmWave transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: John Apostolopoulos, John M. Graybeal, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10652800
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a download server instantiated on a computing device, and a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), where the download server is operative to: receive a download request from a mobile device, determine a current location for the mobile device, predict a route for the mobile device based at least on the current location, allocate at least one target AP along the route from among the multiplicity of wireless APs, and in response to the download request, forward at least one download file to the at least one target AP, where the at least one target AP is operative to: receive the at least one download file, identify the mobile device, and download at least part of the download file to the mobile device in an mmWave transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Apostolopoulos, John M. Graybeal, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10417025
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include communicating information between a plurality of network function virtualized (NFV) based applications; and creating at least one service chain using at least two of the plurality of NFV-based applications based on the information communicated between the plurality NFV based applications. In some instances, the information can be communicated using border gateway protocol (BGP) exchanges between the NFV-based applications. In some instances, the information can include at least one of: next-hop address information for one or more ingress points of a particular NFV-based application; one or more capabilities by which a particular NFV-based application can receive data on one or more ingress points; and a method by which one or more egress points of a previous NFV-based application in a particular service chain is to perform load balancing for a subsequent NFV-based application in the particular service chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hendrikus G. P. Bosch, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Kevin D. Shatzkamer
  • Publication number: 20190274085
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a download server instantiated on a computing device, and a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), where the download server is operative to: receive a download request from a mobile device, determine a current location for the mobile device, predict a route for the mobile device based at least on the current location, allocate at least one target AP along the route from among the multiplicity of wireless APs, and in response to the download request, forward at least one download file to the at least one target AP, where the at least one target AP is operative to: receive the at least one download file, identify the mobile device, and download at least part of the download file to the mobile device in an mmWave transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: John Apostolopoulos, John M. Graybeal, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Jerome Henry