Patents by Inventor William F. Berg

William F. Berg 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: 9226170
    Abstract: A mobile data network includes a breakout appliance at the edge of the mobile data network and an appliance in the core network that includes multiple enclosures. Each appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliances without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliances. An aggregate appliance in the mobile data network defines high-level commands, which each have a corresponding set of steps that are performed when the high-level command is executed. Each step causes one or more of the defined commands to be executed on the breakout appliance and/or the appliance in the core network and/or one a related software entity. This aggregated appliance allows configuring and controlling the breakout appliance and the appliance in the core network in a way that is transparent to most existing components in the mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9178802
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts device-specific edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9137092
    Abstract: A network management system utilizes an element manager at the RNC level to reduce the workload and efficiently manage multiple wireless appliances in a mobile data network. Management communications from the network management system flow through the element manager to all devices under the RNC level appliance hosting the element manager. The element manager provides for fault management, performance monitoring and configuration of the many breakout appliances and reports necessary information back to the network management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Canio Cillis, Wissam A. Elriachy, Heike Leuschner
  • Patent number: 9112792
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts device-specific edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9083603
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in an appliance in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. The appliance in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliance without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliance. This appliance architecture allows performing new mobile network services at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9078203
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts edge applications, including third party edge applications, that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9072042
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts edge applications, including third party edge applications, that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9042379
    Abstract: A network management system utilizes an element manager at the RNC level to reduce the workload and efficiently manage multiple wireless appliances in a mobile data network. Management communications from the network management system flow through the element manager to all devices under the RNC level appliance hosting the element manager. The element manager provides for fault management, performance monitoring and configuration of the many breakout appliances and reports necessary information back to the network management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Canio Cillis, Wissam A. Elriachy, Heike Leuschner
  • Patent number: 9042864
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in an appliance in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. The appliance in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliance without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliance. This appliance architecture allows performing new mobile network services at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9030944
    Abstract: A mobile data network includes a breakout appliance at the edge of the mobile data network and an appliance in the core network that includes multiple enclosures. Each appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliances without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliances. An aggregate appliance in the mobile data network defines high-level commands, which each have a corresponding set of steps that are performed when the high-level command is executed. Each step causes one or more of the defined commands to be executed on the breakout appliance and/or the appliance in the core network and/or one a related software entity. This aggregated appliance allows configuring and controlling the breakout appliance and the appliance in the core network in a way that is transparent to most existing components in the mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8989067
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts edge applications, including third party edge applications, that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8848614
    Abstract: A TCP context is transferred to a Gi Optimizer to provide cooperative mobility management in a mobile data network with a breakout system. The breakout system includes an Iub Optimizer at the MIOP@NodeB, and the Gi Optimizer at the MIOP@Core. When a MIOP@NodeB detects a mobility event for a broken out user equipment (UE), the Iub optimizer in the MIOP@NodeB coordinates with the Gi optimizer to transfer the TCP/UDP connection established between the UE and the IuB Optimizer to the Gi Optimizer. After the transfer, the UE is served by the Gi Optimizer. The transfer of the TCP/UDP connection to the Gi optimizer may require tunnel stitching at the MIOP@RNC depending on the PDP context state and the RRC state of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Canio Cillis, Vivek Kashyap, Richard Ott
  • Patent number: 8782387
    Abstract: A secure boot is provided for a breakout system having multiple subsystems at the edge of a mobile data network. The secure boot utilizes two trusted platform modules (TPM) to secure multiple subsystems. Further described is utilizing a first TPM to boot a service processor and then utilizing a second TPM to secure boot two additional subsystems. Booting of the final subsystem is accomplished in a two step process which first loads a boot loader and verifies the boot loader, and then second loads an operating system load image and verifies the operating system code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo
  • Patent number: 8776182
    Abstract: A secure boot is provided for a breakout system having multiple subsystems at the edge of a mobile data network. The secure boot utilizes two trusted platform modules (TPM) to secure multiple subsystems. Further described is utilizing a first TPM to boot a service processor and then utilizing a second TPM to secure boot two additional subsystems. Booting of the final subsystem is accomplished in a two step process which first loads a boot loader and verifies the boot loader, and then second loads an operating system load image and verifies the operating system code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo
  • Patent number: 8768403
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The breakout component includes a service interface that performs primary control by one system, and backup control by a different system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8761827
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The breakout component includes a service interface that performs primary control by one system, and backup control by a different system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8724455
    Abstract: A fail-to-wire (FTW) module preserves a primary data path connection from an upstream computer to a downstream computer if there is any kind of failure in a breakout data path to a breakout system. The FTW module provides switches between the incoming data network data and the breakout system such that when the breakout system encounters a failure, the switches are de-activated to bypass the breakout system. The switches in the FTW module are activated by a system health signal controlled by a health monitor in the breakout system. The health monitor provides intelligent switch control based on alerts from a variety of control points. These control points include firmware, hardware, thermal sensors, subsystem operating systems, subsystem software applications, and appliance tamper logic in order to determine if the FTW module switches should be in an active or inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Scott A. Liebl, George W. Van Leeuwen
  • Publication number: 20140120978
    Abstract: A network management system utilizes an element manager at the RNC level to reduce the workload and efficiently manage multiple wireless appliances in a mobile data network. Management communications from the network management system flow through the element manager to all devices under the RNC level appliance hosting the element manager. The element manager provides for fault management, performance monitoring and configuration of the many breakout appliances and reports necessary information back to the network management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Canio Cillis, Wissam A. Elriachy, Heike Leuschner
  • Publication number: 20140122946
    Abstract: A network management system utilizes an element manager at the RNC level to reduce the workload and efficiently manage multiple wireless appliances in a mobile data network. Management communications from the network management system flow through the element manager to all devices under the RNC level appliance hosting the element manager. The element manager provides for fault management, performance monitoring and configuration of the many breakout appliances and reports necessary information back to the network management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Canio Cillis, Wissam A. Elriachy, Heike Leuschner
  • Publication number: 20140045486
    Abstract: A TCP context is transferred to a Gi Optimizer to provide cooperative mobility management in a mobile data network with a breakout system. The breakout system includes an Iub Optimizer at the MIOP@NodeB, and the Gi Optimizer at the MIOP@Core. When a MIOP@NodeB detects a mobility event for a broken out user equipment (UE), the Iub optimizer in the MIOP@NodeB coordinates with the Gi optimizer to transfer the TCP/UDP connection established between the UE and the IuB Optimizer to the Gi Optimizer. After the transfer, the UE is served by the Gi Optimizer. The transfer of the TCP/UDP connection to the Gi optimizer may require tunnel stitching at the MIOP@RNC depending on the PDP context state and the RRC state of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Ronald L. Billau, Canio Cillis, Vivek Kashyap, Richard Ott