Patents by Inventor Zubin Ingah

Zubin Ingah 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).

  • Publication number: 20220303633
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming/downloading and playback, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing video quality optimization based on display capabilities. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive user input from a user indicating a user request for media content. The computing system might autonomously determine characteristics or attributes of a playback device (i.e., a display device and/or audio playback device, etc.). The computing system might send, to a media content source over a network, a request for the media content, the request comprising information regarding presentation characteristics that are based at least in part on the determined characteristics of the playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20220210014
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods relating to adaptive virtual services. In an example, a user specifies a device configuration for a platform device. As a result, a service provider installs selected virtual-network functions and defines network connections as specified by the device configuration. Management software may also be installed, thereby enabling the service provider to communicate with and remotely manage the platform device. The installed virtual-network functions are activated on the platform device once it is delivered to the user. In some instances, the user changes the device configuration. For example, the user may install new virtual-network functions, reconfigure or remove existing virtual-network functions, or change defined network connections. As a result, the service provider reconfigures the platform device accordingly. Thus, the user need not purchase new specialized hardware in order to change the available functions of the computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Saenger, Matthew Holway, Len Brannen, Gene Clark, Anil Simlot, Zubin Ingah, Johan J. Shane, Michael Gibson, Cory Sawyer, Rich Cerami, Kurt Deshazer
  • Patent number: 11363340
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming/downloading and playback, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing video quality optimization based on display capabilities. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive user input from a user indicating a user request for media content. The computing system might autonomously determine characteristics or attributes of a playback device (i.e., a display device and/or audio playback device, etc.). The computing system might send, to a media content source over a network, a request for the media content, the request comprising information regarding presentation characteristics that are based at least in part on the determined characteristics of the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20220158899
    Abstract: An apparatus, systems, methods, and the like, for autonomous scaling of Internet services, such as scaling Internet access speeds, provided by a communications network to one or more connected networks is provided. The service-providing network may include one or more virtual interface devices through which the connected network or device may access the Internet. The connected networks may utilize these virtual devices to communicate with the broader Internet to exchange data. For example, the connected networks may be associated with a common access point to the service providing network, such as an on-net building or other common location that utilizes the same device or devices to access the network to receive services from the network. In some implementations, the virtual network access devices may be instantiated on one or more network computing devices, such as an application server or other configurable computing and networking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Pavan Sudheer Rampalli, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20220158895
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe a testing framework for adaptive virtual services. In an example, a function vendor provides a network function having stated specifications to a service provider. A derived signature is generated for the network function (e.g., based on associated metadata, an image associated with the network function, and/or a network signature for the network function), which is used to classify the network function. The testing framework is used to test the network function according to its classification, thereby determining a set of capabilities. In examples, a network function having the same or similar signature as a previously tested network function may be categorized according to the previously tested network function. The network function is categorized according to its determined capabilities and added to an inventory of network functions for the service provider. Network functions in the inventory can then be selected to form a computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 11283678
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods relating to adaptive virtual services. In an example, a user specifies a device configuration for a platform device. As a result, a service provider installs selected virtual-network functions and defines network connections as specified by the device configuration. Management software may also be installed, thereby enabling the service provider to communicate with and remotely manage the platform device. The installed virtual-network functions are activated on the platform device once it is delivered to the user. In some instances, the user changes the device configuration. For example, the user may install new virtual-network functions, reconfigure or remove existing virtual-network functions, or change defined network connections. As a result, the service provider reconfigures the platform device accordingly. Thus, the user need not purchase new specialized hardware in order to change the available functions of the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Saenger, Matthew Holway, Len Brannen, Gene Clark, Anil Simlot, Zubin Ingah, Johan J. Shane, Michael Gibson, Cory Sawyer, Rich Cerami, Kurt Deshazer
  • Patent number: 11252022
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe a testing framework for adaptive virtual services. In an example, a function vendor provides a network function having stated specifications to a service provider. A derived signature is generated for the network function (e.g., based on associated metadata, an image associated with the network function, and/or a network signature for the network function), which is used to classify the network function. The testing framework is used to test the network function according to its classification, thereby determining a set of capabilities. In examples, a network function having the same or similar signature as a previously tested network function may be categorized according to the previously tested network function. The network function is categorized according to its determined capabilities and added to an inventory of network functions for the service provider. Network functions in the inventory can then be selected to form a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20210400095
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 11128526
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing configuration data and settings on customer premises equipment (“CPE”), and, more particularly, for implementing storage, retrieval, and transfer of configuration data and settings associated with a user and/or a customer premises on CPE. In operation, CPE might set and store one or more configuration settings associated with a user and/or a customer premises. Next, a first CPE might receive a request to set the one or more configuration settings associated with the user or the customer premises on the first CPE or on a second CPE. Based on the request received, the CPE might retrieve from storage and set the one or more configuration settings associated with the user or the customer premises on the first CPE or on the second CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Zubin Ingah, Michael D. Sprenger
  • Patent number: 11122098
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20210168458
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming/downloading and playback, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing video quality optimization based on display capabilities. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive user input from a user indicating a user request for media content. The computing system might autonomously determine characteristics or attributes of a playback device (i.e., a display device and/or audio playback device, etc.). The computing system might send, to a media content source over a network, a request for the media content, the request comprising information regarding presentation characteristics that are based at least in part on the determined characteristics of the playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10932007
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming/downloading and playback, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing video quality optimization based on display capabilities. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive user input from a user indicating a user request for media content. The computing system might autonomously determine characteristics or attributes of a playback device (i.e., a display device and/or audio playback device, etc.). The computing system might send, to a media content source over a network, a request for the media content, the request comprising information regarding presentation characteristics that are based at least in part on the determined characteristics of the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20210051058
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe a testing framework for adaptive virtual services. In an example, a function vendor provides a network function having stated specifications to a service provider. A derived signature is generated for the network function (e.g., based on associated metadata, an image associated with the network function, and/or a network signature for the network function), which is used to classify the network function. The testing framework is used to test the network function according to its classification, thereby determining a set of capabilities. In examples, a network function having the same or similar signature as a previously tested network function may be categorized according to the previously tested network function. The network function is categorized according to its determined capabilities and added to an inventory of network functions for the service provider. Network functions in the inventory can then be selected to form a computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20200403864
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods relating to adaptive virtual services. In an example, a user specifies a device configuration for a platform device. As a result, a service provider installs selected virtual-network functions and defines network connections as specified by the device configuration. Management software may also be installed, thereby enabling the service provider to communicate with and remotely manage the platform device. The installed virtual-network functions are activated on the platform device once it is delivered to the user. In some instances, the user changes the device configuration. For example, the user may install new virtual-network functions, reconfigure or remove existing virtual-network functions, or change defined network connections. As a result, the service provider reconfigures the platform device accordingly. Thus, the user need not purchase new specialized hardware in order to change the available functions of the computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Saenger, Matthew Holway, Len Brannen, Gene Clark, Anil Simlot, Zubin Ingah, Johan J. Shane, Michael Gibson, Cory Sawyer, Rich Cerami, Kurt Deshazer
  • Patent number: 10826753
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20200334100
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20200322228
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing one or more services within a customer premises, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing one or more services on customer premises equipment contained within the customer premises. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive a first identifier associated with at least one service and might access a portal associated with the first identifier. The portal might receive a second identifier associated with a user and, in response to the user providing the second identifier via the portal, the computing system might send, via the portal, one or more updates to the at least one customer premises equipment, based at least in part on one or more of the first identifier associated with the at least one service and/or the second identifier associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10705899
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20200186874
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing video tuning and wireless video communication. In various embodiments, a media player, which might include an integrated wireless video link system, might receive an encoded video signal from a media content source(s) (and/or a corresponding database(s). The media player might decode the received video signal, might establish a wireless communications link between the media player and one or more display devices via the integrated wireless video link system, and might send the decoded video signal to the one or more display devices (and/or one or more user devices) via the wireless communications link established by the integrated wireless video link system. In some cases, the media player might perform one or more of these processed in response to user input received via the user devices or via the media player's user interface(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLInk Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Publication number: 20200183479
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing auto-switching and/or auto-playing video content. In various embodiments, a computing system might determine whether a display device that is communicatively coupled to the computing system is in an off-state, and might determine whether a first video content will begin its broadcast from a first content source within a predetermined period after initiating such determination. Based on a determination that the display device is in the off-state and based on a determination that the first video content will be broadcast within the predetermined period, the computing system might automatically switch the display device to an on-state, and might automatically set the display device to display the first video content being broadcast from the first content source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah