Patents by Inventor Ronald A. Lewis

Ronald A. Lewis 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: 11327811
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a distributed computing mesh, and, more particularly, for implementing a distributed computing mesh using a hierarchical framework to distribute workload across multiple computing nodes. In various embodiments, a hierarchical distributed computing mesh might be implemented using a plurality of network nodes. A first control node may assign at least one first network node as at least one second control node. The second control node might receive a computing task from the first control node. The second control node might designate additional network nodes to process one or more portions of the computing task. The second control node may then divide the computing task and send the one or more portions of the computing task to the additional network nodes for processing. The second control node may receive one or more processed portions of the computing task from the additional network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20220123993
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for network data plane management are provided. A system includes a host machine that includes a database, processor, and non-transitory computer readable media comprising instructions executable by the processor to obtain, via the database, a network configuration, spawn a container according to the network configuration, wherein the container is configured, based on the network configuration, to be coupled to a network overlay via a network interface, receive, via the network interface, incoming data associated with the container, the incoming data having attached one or more attached network data attributes, and identify, via the database, the attached one or more network data attributes attached to the incoming data as one or more network data attributes of the network data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lewis, Stephen Opferman
  • Patent number: 11277882
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing intelligence enabled things (“IET”). In various embodiments, a first IET tag affixed to a first object among a plurality of objects might receive information regarding the first object and/or nearby objects. The first IET tag might determine a status of the first object and/or the nearby objects based at least partly on the received information and based at least partly on first data assigned to the first IET tag. The first IET tag might analyze the determined status to determine whether the determined status exceeds predetermined thresholds for normal parameters for the first object and/or the nearby objects. Based on a determination that the determined status exceeds predetermined thresholds for normal parameters for the first object and/or the nearby objects, the first IET tag might autonomously self-report to a computing system a state of the first object and/or the nearby objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20220059216
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing home health monitoring of patients via extension of healthcare system network into customer premises. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive, wirelessly from a data collector assigned to a patient, collected patient data obtained by a patient device(s) associated with the patient. The computing system and/or a management console might establish a network transport link between the computing system and a healthcare data system that is accessible by a healthcare provider(s), and might send the patient data over the network transport link to the healthcare data system. The management console might store the patient data in a portion of the healthcare data system that is allocated to information regarding the patient, wherein the network transport link is configured as a one-way link that prevents access to any data stored in the healthcare data system via the one-way link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20220058185
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing data storage and/or retrieval, and, more particularly, for implementing data associations. In various embodiments, an associations rules engine might query data aggregation data services to determine whether a first data object (which along with a first relationship rule that indicates a one-to-one relationship between the first data object and a corresponding second data object) is associated with one or more third data objects; might abstract the first data object, the first relationship rule, and the one or more third data objects; might update, in a metadata catalog, a catalog entry corresponding to the first data object with one or more associations among various data objects; and might provide a requesting computing system with access to the catalog entry corresponding to the first data object, the computing system performing one or more computational tasks using the associations stored in the catalog entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 11228482
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for network data plane management are provided. A system includes a host machine that includes a database, processor, and non-transitory computer readable media comprising instructions executable by the processor to obtain, via the database, a network configuration, spawn a container according to the network configuration, wherein the container is configured, based on the network configuration, to be coupled to a network overlay via a network interface, receive, via the network interface, incoming data associated with the container, the incoming data having attached one or more attached network data attributes, and identify, via the database, the attached one or more network data attributes attached to the incoming data as one or more network data attributes of the network data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lewis, Stephen Opferman
  • Patent number: 11178043
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing data routing over message brokering system network. In various embodiments, in response to receiving a request to transfer data from a source to a destination over a network, a computing system might map, and analyze the map of, messaging connections among two or more nodes among a plurality of nodes within a message brokering system to identify connection paths between the source associated with a first participant in the message brokering system and the destination associated with a second participant. The computing system might encapsulate information associated with each of the source (and/or the first participant), the destination (and/or the second participant), and data protocol in a header portion of at least one message batch, and might encapsulate and send the requested data distributed amongst payload portions of each of the at least one message batch transported via an identified connection path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 11163753
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing data storage and/or retrieval, and, more particularly, for implementing data associations. In various embodiments, an associations rules engine might query data aggregation data services to determine whether a first data object (which along with a first relationship rule that indicates a one-to-one relationship between the first data object and a corresponding second data object) is associated with one or more third data objects; might abstract the first data object, the first relationship rule, and the one or more third data objects; might update, in a metadata catalog, a catalog entry corresponding to the first data object with one or more associations among various data objects; and might provide a requesting computing system with access to the catalog entry corresponding to the first data object, the computing system performing one or more computational tasks using the associations stored in the catalog entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20210189281
    Abstract: A comb copolymer viscosity modifier may be made by polymerization comprising at least, or consisting essentially of, the following monomers: (a) (optionally from 7.0 wt % to 18 wt %, by repeat units, of) a hydrogenated polybutadiene-based (alk)acrylate ester macromonomer; (b) (optionally from 33 wt % to 64 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C3-C8 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; (c) a C12-C24 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; and (d) (optionally from 3.0 wt % to 25 wt %, by repeat units, of) H-endcapped, C1-C18 alkyl-endcapped, or C6-C20 aryl-, aralkyl-, or alkaryl-endcapped C2-C6 oxyalkyl or C2-C6 oligo(alkylene glycol)-based (alk)acrylate ester monomer, wherein repeat units based on monomer (c) and/or monomer (d) comprise at least 21.0 wt % (and optionally up to 35.0 wt %) of repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier. Lubricant compositions comprising the comb copolymer viscosity modifier, as well as uses thereof and methods for modifying viscosity and dispersancy, are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: lnfineum International Limited
    Inventors: Nga Nguyen, Ronald Lewis, Ewan Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20210179960
    Abstract: A comb copolymer viscosity modifier may be made by polymerization comprising at least, or consisting essentially of, the following monomers: (a) a hydrogenated polybutadiene-based (alk)acrylate ester macromonomer (which repeat units may comprise from 7.0 wt % to 18 wt % of the repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier); (b) a C3-C8 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer (which repeat units may comprise from 40 wt % to 71 wt % or from 45 wt % to 64 wt % of the repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier); and (c) a C12-C24 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer, wherein repeat units based on the C12-C24 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer comprise at least 21.0 wt % (and optionally up to 35.0 wt %) of repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier. Lubricant compositions comprising the comb copolymer viscosity modifier, as well as uses thereof and methods for modifying viscosity, are also contemplated herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Nguyen Nga, Ronald Lewis, Ewan Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20210179760
    Abstract: A comb copolymer viscosity modifier may be made by polymerization comprising at least, or consisting essentially of, the following monomers: (a) (optionally from 7.0 wt % to 18 wt %, by repeat units, of) a hydrogenated polybutadiene-based (alk)acrylate ester macromonomer; (b) (optionally from 33 wt % to 64 wt % or from 38 wt % to 58 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C3-C8 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; (c) (optionally up to 35.0 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C12-C24 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; and (d) (optionally from 3.0 wt % to 27 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C6-C20 aryl, aralkyl, or alkaryl (alk)acrylate ester monomer, such that a sum of repeat units due to (c) plus (d) constitute at least 21.0 wt % of repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier. Lubricant compositions comprising the comb copolymer viscosity modifier, as well as uses thereof and methods for modifying viscosity and dispersancy, are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Infineum International Limited
    Inventors: Nga Nguyen, Ronald Lewis, Jun Xu, Ewan Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20210179961
    Abstract: A comb copolymer viscosity modifier may be made by polymerization comprising at least, or consisting essentially of, the following monomers: (a) (optionally from 7.0 wt % to 18 wt %, by repeat units, of) a hydrogenated polybutadiene-based (alk)acrylate ester macromonomer; (b) (optionally from 33 wt % to 64 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C3-C8 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; (c) a C12-C24 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; and (d) (optionally from 3.0 wt % to 25 wt %, by repeat units, of) H-endcapped, C1-C18 alkyl-endcapped, or C6-C20 aryl-, aralkyl-, or alkaryl-endcapped C2-C6 oxyalkyl or C2-C6 oligo(alkylene glycol)-based (alk)acrylate ester monomer, wherein repeat units based on monomer (c) and/or monomer (d) comprise at least 21.0 wt % (and optionally up to 35.0 wt %) of repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier. Lubricant compositions comprising the comb copolymer viscosity modifier, as well as uses thereof and methods for modifying viscosity and dispersancy, are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Nguyen Nga, Ronald Lewis, Ewan Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20210179965
    Abstract: A comb copolymer viscosity modifier may be made by polymerization comprising at least, or consisting essentially of, the following monomers: (a) (optionally from 7.0 wt % to 18 wt %, by repeat units, of) a hydrogenated polybutadiene-based (alk)acrylate ester macromonomer; (b) (optionally from 33 wt % to 64 wt % or from 38 wt % to 58 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C3-C8 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; (c) (optionally up to 35.0 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C12-C24 alkyl (alk)acrylate ester monomer; and (d) (optionally from 3.0 wt % to 27 wt %, by repeat units, of) a C6-C20 aryl, aralkyl, or alkaryl (alk)acrylate ester monomer, such that a sum of repeat units due to (c) plus (d) constitute at least 21.0 wt % of repeat units of the comb copolymer viscosity modifier. Lubricant compositions comprising the comb copolymer viscosity modifier, as well as uses thereof and methods for modifying viscosity and dispersancy, are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Nguyen Nga, Ronald Lewis, Jun Xu, Ewan Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20210176124
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for network data plane management are provided. A system includes a host machine that includes a database, processor, and non-transitory computer readable media comprising instructions executable by the processor to obtain, via the database, a network configuration, spawn a container according to the network configuration, wherein the container is configured, based on the network configuration, to be coupled to a network overlay via a network interface, receive, via the network interface, incoming data associated with the container, the incoming data having attached one or more attached network data attributes, and identify, via the database, the attached one or more network data attributes attached to the incoming data as one or more network data attributes of the network data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lewis, Stephen Opferman
  • Patent number: 10938647
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for network data plane management are provided. A system includes a host machine that includes a database, processor, and non-transitory computer readable media comprising instructions executable by the processor to obtain, via the database, a network configuration, spawn a container according to the network configuration, wherein the container is configured, based on the network configuration, to be coupled to a network overlay via a network interface, receive, via the network interface, incoming data associated with the container, the incoming data having attached one or more attached network data attributes, and identify, via the database, the attached one or more network data attributes attached to the incoming data as one or more network data attributes of the network data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lewis, Stephen Opferman
  • Publication number: 20200403860
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for network data plane management are provided. A system includes a host machine that includes a database, processor, and non-transitory computer readable media comprising instructions executable by the processor to obtain, via the database, a network configuration, spawn a container according to the network configuration, wherein the container is configured, based on the network configuration, to be coupled to a network overlay via a network interface, receive, via the network interface, incoming data associated with the container, the incoming data having attached one or more attached network data attributes, and identify, via the database, the attached one or more network data attributes attached to the incoming data as one or more network data attributes of the network data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lewis, Stephen Opferman
  • Publication number: 20200358686
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing firewall functionalities, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing high availability (“HA”) web application firewall (“WAF”) functionalities. In various embodiments, a first computing system might monitor network communications between a client and a server providing access to software applications, and might determine whether latency has been introduced as a result of at least one first WAF container having been launched and whether any introduced latency exceeds a predetermined threshold, each first WAF container being tuned to a corresponding software application and protecting the software application from network attacks. Based on a determination that latency has been introduced and based on a determination that the introduced latency exceeds the predetermined threshold, one or more second WAF containers may be launched, each being tuned to the corresponding software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200344626
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications equipment health monitoring and management. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive, from a monitoring sensor(s), one or more characteristics of each of at least one of telecommunications equipment, telecommunications equipment batteries, or battery strings, in some cases via a network maintenance tunnel. The computing system might analyze the monitored one or more characteristics to identify each telecommunications equipment, each telecommunications equipment battery, or each battery string having equipment health issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald A. Lewis, Mark B. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20200281044
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing intelligence enabled things (“IET”). In various embodiments, a first IET tag affixed to a first object among a plurality of objects might receive information regarding the first object and/or nearby objects. The first IET tag might determine a status of the first object and/or the nearby objects based at least partly on the received information and based at least partly on first data assigned to the first IET tag. The first IET tag might analyze the determined status to determine whether the determined status exceeds predetermined thresholds for normal parameters for the first object and/or the nearby objects. Based on a determination that the determined status exceeds predetermined thresholds for normal parameters for the first object and/or the nearby objects, the first IET tag might autonomously self-report to a computing system a state of the first object and/or the nearby objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10735291
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing firewall functionalities, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing high availability (“HA”) web application firewall (“WAF”) functionalities. In various embodiments, a first computing system might monitor network communications between a client and a server providing access to software applications, and might determine whether latency has been introduced as a result of at least one first WAF container having been launched and whether any introduced latency exceeds a predetermined threshold, each first WAF container being tuned to a corresponding software application and protecting the software application from network attacks. Based on a determination that latency has been introduced and based on a determination that the introduced latency exceeds the predetermined threshold, one or more second WAF containers may be launched, each being tuned to the corresponding software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis