Patents by Inventor William Patrick Greer

William Patrick Greer 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: 9992279
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Publication number: 20160044105
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Patent number: 9167036
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Patent number: 8924466
    Abstract: A content delivery method directs a request by a client for an object to a first server in a content delivery network (CDN), regardless of whether the first server has the requested object. If the first server has the requested object, then it is served to the client from the first server; otherwise, the first server redirects the client request to a second server in the CDN to handle the request. The second server may be a peer server of the first server. The first and second servers may be edge servers in the CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer