Patents by Inventor Richard Schlichting

Richard Schlichting 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: 10979361
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating cross-service chains of virtual network functions in a wide area network. A controller can receive a chain request from a requestor. The chain request can specify functionality that is to be included in a service chain. The functionality can include a first function and a second function. The controller can compute a route associated with the service chain. The route can specify a first site that hosts a first service that provides the first function and a second site that hosts a second service that provides the second function. A first virtual network function can be located at the first site and a second virtual network function can be located at the second site. The controller can configure edge devices and forwarding devices to various entities at the two sites to enable the cross-service virtual network function chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhigyan, Kaustubh Joshi, Richard Schlichting, Matti Hiltunen, Yoji Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10887167
    Abstract: Cloud-based orchestration may be leveraged to create flexible storage solutions that use continuous adaptation to tailor themselves to their target application workloads that made provide efficiencies in performance, cost, or scalability over conventional designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yu Xiang, Yih-Farn Chen, Kaustubh Joshi, Matti Hiltunen, Richard Schlichting, Keitaro Uehara
  • Publication number: 20190334831
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating cross-service chains of virtual network functions in a wide area network. A controller can receive a chain request from a requestor. The chain request can specify functionality that is to be included in a service chain. The functionality can include a first function and a second function. The controller can compute a route associated with the service chain. The route can specify a first site that hosts a first service that provides the first function and a second site that hosts a second service that provides the second function. A first virtual network function can be located at the first site and a second virtual network function can be located at the second site. The controller can configure edge devices and forwarding devices to various entities at the two sites to enable the cross-service virtual network function chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhigyan, Kaustubh Joshi, Richard Schlichting, Matti Hiltunen, Yoji Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20190334770
    Abstract: Cloud-based orchestration may be leveraged to create flexible storage solutions that use continuous adaptation to tailor themselves to their target application workloads that made provide efficiencies in performance, cost, or scalability over conventional designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yu Xiang, Yih-Farn Chen, Kaustubh Joshi, Matti Hiltunen, Richard Schlichting, Keitaro Uehara
  • Patent number: 10348638
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating cross-service chains of virtual network functions in a wide area network. A controller can receive a chain request from a requestor. The chain request can specify functionality that is to be included in a service chain. The functionality can include a first function and a second function. The controller can compute a route associated with the service chain. The route can specify a first site that hosts a first service that provides the first function and a second site that hosts a second service that provides the second function. A first virtual network function can be located at the first site and a second virtual network function can be located at the second site. The controller can configure edge devices and forwarding devices to various entities at the two sites to enable the cross-service virtual network function chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhigyan, Kaustubh Joshi, Richard Schlichting, Matti Hiltunen, Yoji Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20180351874
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating cross-service chains of virtual network functions in a wide area network. A controller can receive a chain request from a requestor. The chain request can specify functionality that is to be included in a service chain. The functionality can include a first function and a second function. The controller can compute a route associated with the service chain. The route can specify a first site that hosts a first service that provides the first function and a second site that hosts a second service that provides the second function. A first virtual network function can be located at the first site and a second virtual network function can be located at the second site. The controller can configure edge devices and forwarding devices to various entities at the two sites to enable the cross-service virtual network function chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhigyan, Kaustubh Joshi, Richard Schlichting, Matti Hiltunen, Yoji Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8850449
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a resource allocation policy in a network are disclosed. For example, the method constructs a queuing model for each application. The method defines a utility function for each application and for each transaction type of each application, and defines an overall utility in a system. The method performs an optimization to identify an optimal configuration that maximizes the overall utility for a given workload, and determines one or more adaptation policies for configuring the system in accordance with the optimal configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Matti Hiltunen, Kaustubh Joshi, Gueyoung Jung, Calton Pu, Richard Schlichting
  • Patent number: 8073655
    Abstract: A method for measuring system response sensitivity, using live traffic and an analysis that converts randomly arriving stimuli and reactions to the stimuli to mean measures over chosen intervals, thereby creating periodically occurring samples that are processed. The system is perturbed in a chosen location of the system in a manner that is periodic with frequency p, and the system's response to arriving stimuli is measured at frequency p. The perturbation, illustratively, is with a square wave pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Shuyi Chen, William Sanders, Matti Hiltunen, Kaustubb Joshi, Richard Schlichting
  • Publication number: 20100191505
    Abstract: A method for measuring system response sensitivity, using live traffic and an analysis that converts randomly arriving stimuli and reactions to the stimuli to mean measures over chosen intervals, thereby creating periodically occurring samples that are processed. The system is perturbed in a chosen location of the system in a manner that is periodic with frequency p, and the system's response to arriving stimuli is measured at frequency p. The perturbation, illustratively, is with a square wave pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Shuyi Chen, Matti Hiltunen, Kaustubb Joshi, William Sanders, Richard Schlichting
  • Publication number: 20100162257
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a resource allocation policy in a network are disclosed. For example, the method constructs a queuing model for each application. The method defines a utility function for each application and for each transaction type of each application, and defines an overall utility in a system. The method performs an optimization to identify an optimal configuration that maximizes the overall utility for a given workload, and determines one or more adaptation policies for configuring the system in accordance with the optimal configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Matti Hiltunen, Kaustubh Joshi, Gueyoung Jung, Calton Pu, Richard Schlichting
  • Patent number: 7536595
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise method that can comprise receiving information indicative of a fault from a monitor associated a network. The method can comprise, responsive to the information indicative of the fault, automatically determining a probability of a fault hypothesis. The method can comprise, responsive to a determination of the fault hypothesis, automatically initiating a recovery action to correct the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, II, L.P.
    Inventors: Matti Hiltunen, Richard Schlichting, Kaustubh Joshi, William Sanders