Patents by Inventor Michael Mercurio

Michael Mercurio 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: 8750279
    Abstract: A method of assigning network resources between network endpoints includes providing a session initiation request to an application manager. The application manager is logically and physically decoupled from an application server associated with the network endpoints. This request initiates communication between the network endpoints through the set of network resources. The communication employs an application residing on an application server. The method also includes providing a PCMM message from the application manager to a policy server as a result of the session initiation request. The PCMM message includes at least some information, for example QoS information, embedded in the session initiation request. The method further includes selecting, via the policy server, a set of network resources for creating a path connecting the network endpoints. The policy server selects the set of network assets based on the PCMM message, for example to set QoS for the communication between the two endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Camiant, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusun Kim Riley, Ajit Nair, Michael Mercurio
  • Patent number: 8615237
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for PCRF node selection. According to one aspect, a system for PCRF node selection is provided. The system includes a first PCRF selection node for receiving a first request message for which PCRF node selection is required. The first PCRF selection node determines whether to select the PCRF or to delegate selection of the PCRF. In response to a determination to delegate the selection of the PCRF, the first PCRF selection node generates and sends a second request message related to the first request message. The system further includes a second PCRF node for, in response to receiving the second request message from the first PCRF selection node, determining whether to select the PCRF or to delegate selection of the PCRF. In response to determining to select the PCRF, the second PCRF selection node selects the PCRF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventors: Uri Baniel, Kenneth Charles Jackson, Tarek Abou-Assali, Michael Mercurio, David Michael Sprague
  • Publication number: 20110225280
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for communicating policy information. The method includes steps occurring at a policy charging and rules function (PCRF) node. The method also includes receiving, from a service node, a message requesting a policy rule, wherein the message includes an Internet protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber. The method further includes determining a network access identifier (NAI) for the subscriber based on the IP address. The method further includes selecting a policy rule for the subscriber based on the NAI. The method further includes communicating the policy rule to the service node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Mark DELSESTO, Michael Mercurio, Tarek Abou-Assali, Uri Baniel
  • Publication number: 20110165901
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for PCRF node selection. According to one aspect, a system for PCRF node selection is provided. The system includes a first PCRF selection node for receiving a first request message for which PCRF node selection is required. The first PCRF selection node determines whether to select the PCRF or to delegate selection of the PCRF. In response to a determination to delegate the selection of the PCRF, the first PCRF selection node generates and sends a second request message related to the first request message. The system further includes a second PCRF node for, in response to receiving the second request message from the first PCRF selection node, determining whether to select the PCRF or to delegate selection of the PCRF. In response to determining to select the PCRF, the second PCRF selection node selects the PCRF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Uri Baniel, Kenneth Charles Jackson, Tarek Abou-Assali, Michael Mercurio, David Michael Sprague
  • Publication number: 20100316064
    Abstract: A method of assigning network resources between network endpoints includes providing a session initiation request to an application manager. The application manager is logically and physically decoupled from an application server associated with the network endpoints. This request initiates communication between the network endpoints through the set of network resources. The communication employs an application residing on an application server. The method also includes providing a PCMM message from the application manager to a policy server as a result of the session initiation request. The PCMM message includes at least some information, for example QoS information, embedded in the session initiation request. The method further includes selecting, via the policy server, a set of network resources for creating a path connecting the network endpoints. The policy server selects the set of network assets based on the PCMM message, for example to set QoS for the communication between the two endpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Camiant, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusun Kim Riley, Ajit Nair, Michael Mercurio
  • Patent number: 7738440
    Abstract: A method of assigning network resources between network endpoints includes providing a session initiation request to an application manager. The application manager is logically and physically decoupled from an application server associated with the network endpoints. This request initiates communication between the network endpoints through the set of network resources. The communication employs an application residing on an application server. The method also includes providing a PCMM message from the application manager to a policy server as a result of the session initiation request. The PCMM message includes at least some information, for example QoS information, embedded in the session initiation request. The method further includes selecting, via the policy server, a set of network resources for creating a path connecting the network endpoints. The policy server selects the set of network assets based on the PCMM message, for example to set QoS for the communication between the two endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Camiant, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusun Kim Riley, Ajit Nair, Michael Mercurio
  • Patent number: 7280479
    Abstract: A cable modem termination system includes a data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) subsystem that manages a flow associated with a gate and a gate manager (GM) that manages a state of the gate. When the flow is admitted by the DOCSIS subsystem, the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to a reserved state. The GM transitions the state of the gate to the reserved state when the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to the reserved state. When the flow is activated by the DOCSIS subsystem, the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to a committed state. The GM transitions the state of the gate to the committed state when the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to the committed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: ADC Broadband Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shantnu Sharma, Vikrant Karan, Michael Mercurio, Daniel Byron
  • Publication number: 20050078688
    Abstract: A cable modem termination system includes a data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) subsystem that manages a flow associated with a gate and a gate manager (GM) that manages a state of the gate. When the flow is admitted by the DOCSIS subsystem, the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to a reserved state. The GM transitions the state of the gate to the reserved state when the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to the reserved state. When the flow is activated by the DOCSIS subsystem, the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to a committed state. The GM transitions the state of the gate to the committed state when the DOCSIS subsystem signals to the GM to transition the state of the gate to the committed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Shantnu Sharma, Vikrant Karan, Michael Mercurio, Daniel Byron
  • Publication number: 20050078689
    Abstract: An access switch includes a cable modem termination system with a gate manager executing thereon and a route server, in communication with the cable modem termination system, that includes a common open policy service client executing on the route server. The switch further includes a network interface module, in communication with the cable modem termination system and the route server, that, when the network interface module is coupled to a network, communicates common open policy service messages between the common open policy service client and a call management server included in the network. When a first common open policy service message that includes a gate command is received by the common open policy service client, the common open policy service client sends a second message derived from the first common open policy service message to the gate manager. The gate manager receives the second message and processes the gate command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Shantnu Sharma, Vikrant Karan, Michael Mercurio, Daniel Byron
  • Publication number: 20050073997
    Abstract: A method of assigning network resources between network endpoints includes providing a session initiation request to an application manager. The application manager is logically and physically decoupled from an application server associated with the network endpoints. This request initiates communication between the network endpoints through the set of network resources. The communication employs an application residing on an application server. The method also includes providing a PCMM message from the application manager to a policy server as a result of the session initiation request. The PCMM message includes at least some information, for example QoS information, embedded in the session initiation request. The method further includes selecting, via the policy server, a set of network resources for creating a path connecting the network endpoints. The policy server selects the set of network assets based on the PCMM message, for example to set QoS for the communication between the two endpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicant: Camiant, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusun Riley, Ajit Nair, Michael Mercurio