Patents by Inventor Patrick Melampy

Patrick Melampy 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: 11451464
    Abstract: A routing system for implementing a service and topology exchange protocol (STEP) comprises a primary STEP server configured to maintain a STEP repository and a plurality of routers, each router including a STEP client in communication with the primary STEP server. The STEP client of each router is configured to transmit, using the service and topology exchange protocol, service and topology state information for at least one route or service available through the router to the primary STEP server for storage in the STEP repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Patent number: 11329912
    Abstract: A routing system for routing packets for a route or service comprises a plurality of routers including a source router, wherein the source router is configured to receive, using a service and topology exchange protocol, service and topology state information from a STEP repository for at least one other router based on configured relationships between routers; determine a first path to a destination for a route or service based on the service and topology state information, the first path including an ordered list of successive routers to receive a packet associated with the route or service starting with a first successive router and ending with a destination router; and transmit a packet toward the first successive router with first metadata including a list of at least one remaining router of the ordered list of routers to receive the packet associated with the route or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Patent number: 11329916
    Abstract: A network device has an input configured to receive a message relating to a given device attempting to forward one or more packets across a computer network. The message has given device information relating to the given device. In addition, the routing device also has a selector, operatively coupled with the input, configured to select (after receiving the given data) a given group routing policy from a plurality of group routing policies. Preferably, the selector is configured to select the given group routing policy as a function of the given device information. The routing device also has an output operatively coupled with the selector. The output is configured to cause routing of device communication across the network using link-layer routes specified by the given group routing policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick MeLampy, Abilash Menon, Michael Baj, Prashant Kumar
  • Patent number: 11323328
    Abstract: A network device has an input configured to receive a message relating to a given user attempting to forward one or more packets across a computer network. The message has given user information relating to the given user. In addition, the routing device also has a selector, operatively coupled with the input, configured to select (after receiving the message) a given group routing policy from a plurality of group routing policies. Preferably, the selector is configured to select the given group routing policy as a function of the given user information. The routing device also has an output operatively coupled with the selector. The output is configured to cause routing of user communication across the network using link-layer routes specified by the given group routing policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick MeLampy, Abilash Menon, Michael Baj, Prashant Kumar
  • Publication number: 20220070092
    Abstract: A network device has an input configured to receive a message relating to a given device attempting to forward one or more packets across a computer network. The message has given device information relating to the given device. In addition, the routing device also has a selector, operatively coupled with the input, configured to select (after receiving the given data) a given group routing policy from a plurality of group routing policies. Preferably, the selector is configured to select the given group routing policy as a function of the given device information. The routing device also has an output operatively coupled with the selector. The output is configured to cause routing of device communication across the network using link-layer routes specified by the given group routing policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick MeLampy, Abilash Menon, Michael Baj, Prashant Kumar
  • Publication number: 20220070062
    Abstract: A network device has an input configured to receive a message relating to a given user attempting to forward one or more packets across a computer network. The message has given user information relating to the given user. In addition, the routing device also has a selector, operatively coupled with the input, configured to select (after receiving the message) a given group routing policy from a plurality of group routing policies. Preferably, the selector is configured to select the given group routing policy as a function of the given user information. The routing device also has an output operatively coupled with the selector. The output is configured to cause routing of user communication across the network using link-layer routes specified by the given group routing policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick MeLampy, Abilash Menon, Michael Baj, Prashant Kumar
  • Patent number: 11153202
    Abstract: A routing system for implementing a service and topology exchange protocol (STEP) includes a primary STEP server configured to maintain a STEP repository and a plurality of routers, with each router including a STEP client in communication with the primary STEP server. The STEP client of each router is configured to transmit, using STEP, STEP documents containing service and topology state information for at least one route or service available through the router to the primary STEP server for storage in the STEP repository. The primary STEP server is configured to transmit to the STEP client of each router, using STEP, service and topology state information from the STEP repository for at least one other router based on configured relationships between routers. Each router is configured to make routing decisions based at least in part on the service and topology state information from the at least one other router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Patent number: 11070465
    Abstract: A routing system for distributing multicast routing information for a multicast service includes a plurality of routers including a multicast source router and a plurality of multicast receiver routers, the plurality of routers providing a multicast service, wherein the routers are configured to exchange multicast information associated with the multicast service including identification of multicast sources and the multicast receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Patent number: 11005749
    Abstract: A routing system for providing multicast access control includes a plurality of routers including a multicast source router and a plurality of multicast receiver routers, the plurality of routers providing a multicast service, wherein the routers are configured to enforce multicast access control policies for the multicast service including a receiver access policy that controls which multicast receivers are allowed to receive packets from the multicast service and a sender access policy that controls which multicast sources are allowed to send packets to the multicast service for distribution to the multicast receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Patent number: 10999182
    Abstract: A router advertises an aggregated service or route that can be evaluated by other routers as a unitary segment rather than as a group of individual links/paths associated with the aggregated service or route. The aggregated service or route can be based on service and topology state information received from one or more other routers and can be advertised with the router as the nexthop for the aggregated service or route. The router can advertise an aggregated metric for the aggregated service or route for use in such evaluation. An aggregated route can be associated with different aggregated metrics for different services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20200366594
    Abstract: A routing system for distributing multicast routing information for a multicast service includes a plurality of routers including a multicast source router and a plurality of multicast receiver routers, the plurality of routers providing a multicast service, wherein the routers are configured to exchange multicast information associated with the multicast service including identification of multicast sources and the multicast receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hadriel Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20200366598
    Abstract: A routing system for implementing a service and topology exchange protocol (STEP) includes a primary STEP server configured to maintain a STEP repository and a plurality of routers, with each router including a STEP client in communication with the primary STEP server. The STEP client of each router is configured to transmit, using STEP, STEP documents containing service and topology state information for at least one route or service available through the router to the primary STEP server for storage in the STEP repository. The primary STEP server is configured to transmit to the STEP client of each router, using STEP, service and topology state information from the STEP repository for at least one other router based on configured relationships between routers. Each router is configured to make routing decisions based at least in part on the service and topology state information from the at least one other router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hadriel Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20200366589
    Abstract: A router advertises an aggregated service or route that can be evaluated by other routers as a unitary segment rather than as a group of individual links/paths associated with the aggregated service or route. The aggregated service or route can be based on service and topology state information received from one or more other routers and can be advertised with the router as the nexthop for the aggregated service or route. The router can advertise an aggregated metric for the aggregated service or route for use in such evaluation. An aggregated route can be associated with different aggregated metrics for different services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hadriel Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20200366599
    Abstract: A routing system for routing packets for a route or service comprises a plurality of routers including a source router, wherein the source router is configured to receive, using a service and topology exchange protocol, service and topology state information from a STEP repository for at least one other router based on configured relationships between routers; determine a first path to a destination for a route or service based on the service and topology state information, the first path including an ordered list of successive routers to receive a packet associated with the route or service starting with a first successive router and ending with a destination router; and transmit a packet toward the first successive router with first metadata including a list of at least one remaining router of the ordered list of routers to receive the packet associated with the route or service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20200366593
    Abstract: A routing system for providing multicast access control includes a plurality of routers including a multicast source router and a plurality of multicast receiver routers, the plurality of routers providing a multicast service, wherein the routers are configured to enforce multicast access control policies for the multicast service including a receiver access policy that controls which multicast receivers are allowed to receive packets from the multicast service and a sender access policy that controls which multicast sources are allowed to send packets to the multicast service for distribution to the multicast receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20200366590
    Abstract: A routing system for implementing a service and topology exchange protocol (STEP) comprises a primary STEP server configured to maintain a STEP repository and a plurality of routers, each router including a STEP client in communication with the primary STEP server. The STEP client of each router is configured to transmit, using the service and topology exchange protocol, service and topology state information for at least one route or service available through the router to the primary STEP server for storage in the STEP repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20190215270
    Abstract: A packet routing method for directing packets of a session in an IP network causes an intermediate node to obtain a lead packet of a plurality of packets in a given session. The intermediate node has an electronic interface in communication with the IP network and obtains the lead packet through that same interface. The method maintains, in a routing database, state information relating to a plurality of sessions in the IP network. Each session includes a single stateful session path formed by an ordered plurality of nodes in the IP network, and the state information includes information about the ordered plurality of nodes in the sessions. The method further accesses the routing database to determine the state of a plurality of sessions, and forms a stateful given path for packets of the given session across the IP network as a function of the state information in the routing database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Hadriel S. Kaplan, Patrick MeLampy, Prashant Kumar, Robert Penfield
  • Patent number: 10277506
    Abstract: A packet routing method for directing packets of a session in an IP network causes an intermediate node to obtain a lead packet of a plurality of packets in a given session. The intermediate node has an electronic interface in communication with the IP network and obtains the lead packet through that same interface. The method maintains, in a routing database, state information relating to a plurality of sessions in the IP network. Each session includes a single stateful session path formed by an ordered plurality of nodes in the IP network, and the state information includes information about the ordered plurality of nodes in the sessions. The method further accesses the routing database to determine the state of a plurality of sessions, and forms a stateful given path for packets of the given session across the IP network as a function of the state information in the routing database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: 128 TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Hadriel Kaplan, Patrick MeLampy, Prashant Kumar, Robert Penfield
  • Patent number: 9736184
    Abstract: A method of routing data across a network receives a session request from a client node to access at least one node in a local network having a plurality of nodes. The method also receives a client certificate (e.g., a digital certificate at least partially specified by known standards, such as the “X509 Standard”) from the client node. The client certificate has client information specifying at least one node to receive packets from the client node. Next, the method uses the client certificate to execute an authentication process. If the authentication process authenticates the client node, then the method routes data packets from the client node to at least one node in the local network as specified by the client information in the client certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: 128 TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Prashant Kumar, Patrick Timmons, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20160277446
    Abstract: A method of routing data across a network receives a session request from a client node to access at least one node in a local network having a plurality of nodes. The method also receives a client certificate (e.g., a digital certificate at least partially specified by known standards, such as the “X509 Standard”) from the client node. The client certificate has client information specifying at least one node to receive packets from the client node. Next, the method uses the client certificate to execute an authentication process. If the authentication process authenticates the client node, then the method routes data packets from the client node to at least one node in the local network as specified by the client information in the client certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Prashant Kumar, Patrick Timmons, Patrick MeLampy