Patents by Inventor Nicholas Alexander Wondra

Nicholas Alexander Wondra 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: 20210051112
    Abstract: A method of path MTU determination in Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnel is presented. A source network device (ND) transmits, to a destination ND that is a second endpoint of the GRE tunnel, a first outer packet including a first inner packet, where the first inner packet includes a first inner header that is used to deliver the first inner packet to the source network device, a first inner GRE header, and a first payload. The source ND receives the first inner packet. The source ND transmits a second outer packet including a second inner packet that includes a second payload that has a size greater than a size of the first payload. The source ND determines that the second inner packet is not received and determines a path MTU between the source ND and the destination ND based on a size of the first and the second outer packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Alexander WONDRA, Erich Alfred HEINE, Yan ZHAI
  • Publication number: 20210051044
    Abstract: A GRE tunnel is configured between multiple computing devices of a distributed cloud computing network and a single origin router of the origin network. The GRE tunnel has a first GRE endpoint that has an IP address that is shared among the computing devices of the distribute cloud computing network and a second GRE endpoint that has a publicly routable IP address of the origin router. A first computing device receives an IP packet from a client that is destined to an origin server. The first computing device processes the received IP packet and encapsulates the IP packet inside an outer packet to generate a GRE encapsulated packet whose source address is the first GRE endpoint and the destination address is the second GRE endpoint. The GRE encapsulated packet is transmitted over the GRE tunnel to the single origin router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Alexander Wondra, Achiel Paul van der Mandele, Alexander Forster, Eric Reeves, Joaquin Madruga, Rustam Xing Lalkaka, Marek Przemyslaw Majkowski
  • Publication number: 20200366592
    Abstract: A request from a client device is received at a first one of a plurality of compute nodes at a first one of a plurality of data centers of a distributed cloud computing network. A destination of the request is determined. An optimized route for transmitting the request toward an origin server that corresponds with the destination of the request is determined, where the optimized route is based on at least in part on probe data between data centers of the distributed cloud computing network for a plurality of transit connections, and where the optimized route has an IP address that encodes an identification of which of the plurality of transit connections is to be used to deliver the request. The request is transmitted to a next hop as defined by the optimized route over the identified one of the plurality of transit connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Braden Ehrat, Jay A. Kreibich, Jérôme Fleury, Michael Vanderwater, Nicholas Alexander Wondra, Richard Thompson