Patents by Inventor Michael K. Bugenhagen

Michael K. Bugenhagen 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: 20210306206
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a DLP resource as a User managed cloud resource with compliance tools, automated service delivery, federate-able cloud single sign-on, and agile resource integration. A method for implementing a communication network for an Internet of Thing (IoT) application includes establishing a multi-path connection among data link protocol (DLP) nodes. One of the DLP nodes is an IoT device. Each DLP node includes a slow agent and a fast agent. A first DLP node determines a second DLP node has failed. The second DLP node is associated with a role in the communication network. The first DLP node transmits a DLP frame carrying the control message to the plurality of DLP nodes. The first DLP node re-establishes a connection with a third DLP node based on the control message. The third DLP node takes over the role of the second DLP node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Sunil Praful Shah, Ranjit Vadlamudi, Mark B. Saxelby, Abelino C. Valdez
  • Patent number: 11122132
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, API to provide network metrics and network resource control to users. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive customer network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive service provider network telemetry data from a second network(s) via a network API, might compile the customer network telemetry data and the service provider network telemetry data, might receive a request from a user to access information regarding network services associated with the user, might filter the compiled customer network telemetry data and the compiled service provider network telemetry data to isolate first telemetry data and second telemetry data, respectively, might provide the user with access to at least one of the first telemetry data or the second telemetry data, and might provide the user with options to control network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 11102126
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing routing of network traffic across one or more network nodes or utilization of the one or more network nodes based on one or more demand classifications and/or based on detection of a trigger event associated with the one or more demand classifications. In some embodiment, a computing system might monitor network traffic across one or more network nodes or utilization of the one or more network nodes, the network traffic being routed based on a first demand classification. The computing system might determine whether at least one trigger event associated with a second demand classification has occurred. If so, the computing system might adjust the routing of the network traffic across the one or more network nodes or adjust the utilization of the one or more network nodes, based at least in part on the second demand classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Patent number: 11100020
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques in a telecommunication network are provided for implementing a data link layer control plane that may comply with the Ethernet standard and with sub-millisecond transmission control capabilities across multiple dis-similar technologies and bandwidth links. The framework provides a dynamic modular traffic control function insertion, removal, mapping function by having interpreter functions in the protocol agents that can map states and commands to sub-service chain functions that are configured per path and quality of service (QoS) flows. The control protocol provides high levels of resiliency and reliability by having a replicating function that transmits the same control protocol frames across multiple links simultaneously. The agents are multi-chassis capable and support hitless service impacts for administrative changes. Control plane messages may be encoded as a data plane frame and be transmitted at a high rate using the data plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EOS Defense Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Praful Shah, Ranjit Vadlamudi, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Aniruddha R. Karmarkar, Mark B. Saxelby, Abelino C. Valdez
  • Publication number: 20210218616
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques in a telecommunication network are provided for implementing a data link layer control plane that may comply with the Ethernet standard and with sub-millisecond transmission control capabilities across multiple dis-similar technologies and bandwidth links. The data link protocol system may be implemented through a cloud system. Setting and resource registries of the nodes in the network may be displayed at a cloud portal for users to adjust the network. The change in the setting may be communicated through an application programming interface of a compute host to change the setting of the network. Each DLP node includes a slow agent and a fast agent. The slow agent is configured to transmit data messages through Ethernet frames. The fast agent is configured to transmit control messages through DLP frames. Each DLP frame includes a header only without a payload and the header carries a control message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Sunil Praful Shah, Ranjit Vadlamudi, Mark B. Saxelby, Abelino C. Valdez, Bjoern M. G. Hall
  • Publication number: 20210218631
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a data link protocol (DLP) resource as a user managed cloud resource with compliance tools, automated service delivery, federate-able cloud single sign-on, and agile resource integration. A method for implementing a telecommunication network protocol in an application layer includes establishing, at an application layer, data traffic between first and second DLP nodes. Each DLP node may be implemented at a processor, a virtual switch, or a software application. Each DLP node may include a slow agent and a fast agent. The method may also include determining that the data traffic needs a control message. The method may also include generating the control message at the application layer and injecting the control message to the header of a DLP frame. The DLP frame does not include the payload. The DLP frame is transmitted from the first DLP node to the second DLP node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Sunil Praful Shah, Ranjit Vadlamudi, Mark B. Saxelby, Abelino C. Valdez
  • Patent number: 10972543
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing customer-based Internet of Things (“IoT”)—transparent privacy functionality. Various methods, systems, and apparatuses might provide connectivity between a network interface device (“NID”) and each of one or more first user devices of a plurality of user devices associated with the customer premises and/or a user who is associated with the customer premises. In some cases, at least one virtual network function (“VNF”) might be sent to each of the one or more first user devices. The NID might restrict, in some cases using the VNF, access by a third party to the information regarding the at least one portion of the at least one of one or more first user devices connected to the network or one or more applications running on one or more first user devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10929172
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing applications management, based at least in part on operations, administration, and management (“OAM”) information. A host computing system might comprise a dedicated OAM management agent. While normal application frame flow might be sent or received by VMs running on the host computing system, OAM frame flow might be sent or received by the OAM management agent, which might also serve as an OAM frame generator. Alternatively, or additionally, based on a determination that at least one OAM frame has changed (in response to a change in address of far-end and/or near-end OAM server functions), the OAM management agent might update a list associating the at least one OAM frame that has changed with corresponding at least one VM of the one or more VMs, without restarting any of the at least one VM, the OAM management agent, and/or the host computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Patent number: 10897523
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing extension of customer local area networks (“LANs”) and/or implementing isolated service overlays over a network. In some embodiments, a network service point that is located external to a demarcation point at each of a plurality of customer premises might establish a connection between a service provider network and a customer LAN, which has already been established within a customer premises. The system subsequently extends the customer LAN, via this connection, to span between the network service point and the customer premises. Alternatively, or additionally, the system might establish two or more isolated service overlays across the customer LAN between the network service point and the customer premises, each of the two or more isolated service overlays having network traffic that is isolated from network traffic transmitted along another of the two or more isolated service overlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook, Michael J. Fargano
  • Patent number: 10893006
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing virtual platform media access control (“MAC”) address-based layer 2 and layer 3 network switching. In some embodiments, a method might comprise receiving, at a network node in a network, a data packet having a header comprising a MAC destination address, and routing, with the network node, the data packet over open systems interconnection (“OSI”) model layer 3 or network layer of the network, based at least in part on the MAC destination address in the header of the data packet. The MAC destination address comprises a first portion comprising an organizationally unique identifier (“OUI”) and a second portion comprising an identifier for a destination network interface controller (“NIC”) and/or virtual NIC (“VNIC”), which might be associated either with the same service provider associated with the network node or the network or with a different service provider, content provider, and/or application provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, William R. Walker, Kevin M. McBride
  • Patent number: 10887405
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry API framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network API, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. The computing system might send the first instructions to first nodes in the first network to cause the first nodes to perform at least one first action and send the second instructions to each second network to cause the second nodes in each second networks to perform at least one second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10880385
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry API framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network API, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. The computing system might send the first instructions to first nodes in the first network to cause the first nodes to perform at least one first action and send the second instructions to each second network to cause the second nodes in each second networks to perform at least one second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10880399
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network experience shifting using shared objects. In various embodiments, a network node in a first network might receive, via a first network access device (“NAD”) in a second network, a request from a first user device to establish roaming network access, a first user being associated with a second NAD in the first network and being unassociated with the first NAD. The network node might authenticate the first user, receive customer network telemetry data regarding visited LAN associated with the first NAD via a gateway API, receive service provider network telemetry data via a network API, determine whether the first user is associated with (and authorized to access services accessible by) the second NAD. If so, the network node might configure the visited LAN and/or the first NAD to simulate the interface environment of the user's home LAN and/or the second NAD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Publication number: 20200389533
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, API to provide network metrics and network resource control to users. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive customer network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive service provider network telemetry data from a second network(s) via a network API, might compile the customer network telemetry data and the service provider network telemetry data, might receive a request from a user to access information regarding network services associated with the user, might filter the compiled customer network telemetry data and the compiled service provider network telemetry data to isolate first telemetry data and second telemetry data, respectively, might provide the user with access to at least one of the first telemetry data or the second telemetry data, and might provide the user with options to control network resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10862822
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing intent-based service configuration, conformance, and auditing. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive a request for network services from a customer, the request for network services comprising desired characteristics and performance parameters for the requested network services, without information regarding specific hardware, hardware type, or network for providing the requested services. The computing system might analyze first metadata regarding resource attributes and characteristics of unassigned network resources to identify network resources among unassigned network resources for providing the requested network services, the first metadata having been striped to entries of the unassigned network resources in resource database(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride
  • Patent number: 10841175
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing model driven service state machine linkage functionality amongst different machines and/or networks. In some embodiments, a computing system of a first network associated with a first entity might establish a communication link with a node of a second network associated with a second entity. The computing system might determine whether there is a common network resource state schema between the two networks, and, if so, might identify available versions, then negotiate which version to use as common version. The computing system might retrieve network state information for the two networks, might generate a user interface that incorporates and presents the network state information for the two disparate networks consistent with the common version of the common schema, and might send the user interface to a user device of a user for display of the network state information of the two disparate networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Publication number: 20200336555
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry API framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network API, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. The computing system might send the first instructions to first nodes in the first network to cause the first nodes to perform at least one first action and send the second instructions to each second network to cause the second nodes in each second networks to perform at least one second action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Publication number: 20200304581
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry API framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network API, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. The computing system might send the first instructions to first nodes in the first network to cause the first nodes to perform at least one first action and send the second instructions to each second network to cause the second nodes in each second networks to perform at least one second action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Publication number: 20200287986
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network experience shifting using shared objects. In various embodiments, a network node in a first network might receive, via a first network access device (“NAD”) in a second network, a request from a first user device to establish roaming network access, a first user being associated with a second NAD in the first network and being unassociated with the first NAD. The network node might authenticate the first user, receive customer network telemetry data regarding visited LAN associated with the first NAD via a gateway API, receive service provider network telemetry data via a network API, determine whether the first user is associated with (and authorized to access services accessible by) the second NAD. If so, the network node might configure the visited LAN and/or the first NAD to simulate the interface environment of the user's home LAN and/or the second NAD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Publication number: 20200280620
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing extension of customer local area networks (“LANs”) and/or implementing isolated service overlays over a network. In some embodiments, a network service point that is located external to a demarcation point at each of a plurality of customer premises might establish a connection between a service provider network and a customer LAN, which has already been established within a customer premises. The system subsequently extends the customer LAN, via this connection, to span between the network service point and the customer premises. Alternatively, or additionally, the system might establish two or more isolated service overlays across the customer LAN between the network service point and the customer premises, each of the two or more isolated service overlays having network traffic that is isolated from network traffic transmitted along another of the two or more isolated service overlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen, Kevin M. McBride, Andrew V. Cook