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Method and system for implementing ad hoc wireless capacity modification

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing wireless communications, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing ad hoc wireless capacity modification. In various embodiments, a computing system might identify at least one geographic area having at least one of weak wireless communications coverage or non-existent wireless communications coverage, might deploy one or more vehicles to the identified at least one geographic area, each of the one or more vehicles comprising a mobile wireless base station, and might establish wireless network communications between the mobile wireless base station of at least one vehicle of the one or more vehicles and at least one wireless network node of a telecommunications network that is one of proximate to or within the at least one geographic area. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Method and system for implementing dual network telemetry application programming interface (api) framework

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“api”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry api framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway api, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network api, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Method and system for implementing application programming interface (api) to provide network metrics and network resource control to users

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“api”), and, more particularly, api to provide network metrics and network resource control to users. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive customer network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway api, might receive service provider network telemetry data from a second network(s) via a network api, might compile the customer network telemetry data and the service provider network telemetry data, might receive a request from a user to access information regarding network services associated with the user, might filter the compiled customer network telemetry data and the compiled service provider network telemetry data to isolate first telemetry data and second telemetry data, respectively, might provide the user with access to at least one of the first telemetry data or the second telemetry data, and might provide the user with options to control network resources.. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Method and system for implementing dual network telemetry application programming interface (api) framework

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“api”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry api framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway api, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network api, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Automated data center

An automated data center management system includes one or more equipment racks housing at least one server farm equipment, each of the at least one server farm equipment having a respective attachment point, a spare equipment repository having at least one replacement equipment, and a hardware management robot. The hardware management robot includes a robotic arm having an interface point, the interface point configured to couple to the attachment point. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Machine discovery and rapid agglomeration of similar states

Novel tools and techniques for the machine discovery and rapid agglomeration of similar states are provided. A system includes a plurality of network devices, and a decision system. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Machine discovery of aberrant operating states

Novel tools and techniques for the machine discovery of aberrant states are provided. A system includes a plurality of network devices, and a decision system in communication with the plurality of network devices. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Consumer choice for broadband application and content services

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing application, service, and/or content access control. Based at least in part on a consumer's choice of applications, services, content, and/or content providers—particular in exchange for a subsidy on content and/or network access fees provided to the consumer by chosen content providers—, a computing system may determine whether access to applications, services, and/or content not associated with the chosen content providers (“other content”) should be allowed or restricted. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Multi-network access gateway

Disclosed embodiments include a multi-network gateway system providing one or more third-party telecommunications service providers access to a third-party network interface across an otherwise proprietary access network maintained by a primary telecommunications service provider. Specifically, one embodiment includes an access network provided by a primary telecommunications service provider in communication with a multi-network access gateway. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Network functions virtualization interconnection gateway

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing interconnection gateway and/or hub functionalities between two or more network functions virtualization (“nfv”) entities that are located in different networks. In some embodiments, a nfv interconnection gateway (“nfvig”) might receive a set of network interconnection information from each of two or more sets of nfv entities, each set of nfv entities being located within a network separate from the networks in which the other sets of nfv entities are located. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Apical conduit method and system

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing installation of optical fiber, non-fiber lines, and/or power lines in a ground surface. In various embodiments, a foldable base might be placed in a channel in a ground surface. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Meter collar system for powerline communication

Novel tools and techniques for a meter collar system for powerline communications are provided. The system includes a meter socket coupled to a utility power cable and a supply cable of the customer premises, and a meter collar device coupled to the meter socket. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Internet of things (iot) self-organizing network

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a first iot-capable device might receive beacon data from each of one or more other iot-capable devices in a self-organizing network (“son”) of iot devices, might compare the received beacon data with stored beacon data, and might send at least one first data to a computing system to update the computing system of any changes in the son (indicating, without limitation, new devices, failed devices, disabled devices, devices that have moved out of range, etc.). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Shared devices with private and public instances

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a processor might receive sensor data from a plurality of sensors of a first iot-capable device, and might analyze the sensor data to determine whether to send the sensor data to at least one of second iot-capable devices or user devices, each associated with the user of the first iot-capable device, and/or to at least one of third iot-capable devices associated with one or more third party groups. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/28/18 / #20180181095

Smart roadway apparatus, system, and method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a computing system or iot management node might receive sensor data from one or more iot-capable sensors, analyze the sensor data to determine one or more actions to be taken, and identify one or more devices (e.g., household devices associated with a customer premises; vehicular components associated with a vehicle; devices disposed in, on, or along a roadway; devices disposed throughout a population area; etc.) for performing the determined one or more first actions. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/28/18 / #20180181094

Smart home, building, or customer premises apparatus, system, and method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a computing system or iot management node might receive sensor data from one or more iot-capable sensors, analyze the sensor data to determine one or more actions to be taken, and identify one or more devices (e.g., household devices associated with a customer premises; vehicular components associated with a vehicle; devices disposed in, on, or along a roadway; devices disposed throughout a population area; etc.) for performing the determined one or more first actions. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/28/18 / #20180181091

Smart city apparatus, system, and method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a computing system or iot management node might receive sensor data from one or more iot-capable sensors, analyze the sensor data to determine one or more actions to be taken, and identify one or more devices (e.g., household devices associated with a customer premises; vehicular components associated with a vehicle; devices disposed in, on, or along a roadway; devices disposed throughout a population area; etc.) for performing the determined one or more first actions. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/28/18 / #20180178781

Smart vehicle apparatus, system, and method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a computing system or iot management node might receive sensor data from one or more iot-capable sensors, analyze the sensor data to determine one or more actions to be taken, and identify one or more devices (e.g., household devices associated with a customer premises; vehicular components associated with a vehicle; devices disposed in, on, or along a roadway; devices disposed throughout a population area; etc.) for performing the determined one or more first actions. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/21/18 / #20180176639

Method and system for implementing advanced audio shifting

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing advanced audio shifting. In various embodiments, a computing system might present a first audio content to a user using at least one audio playback device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/21/18 / #20180176388

Pots telephony over high speed data networks

Novel tools and techniques are provided for delivering plain old telephone service (“pots”) telephony over high speed data networks. In particular, various embodiments provide tools and techniques for concurrent transmission of pots voice signals and data signals over the same wire(s) of high-speed data lines or data cables. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/21/18 / #20180176149

Customer configuration of broadband services

Novel solutions to provide enhanced configurability of network access. Such solutions can provide, inter alia, enhanced utilization of network resources (including without limitation network aggregation devices, such as dslams and the like). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168464

Internet of things (iot) personal tracking apparatus, system, and method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, an iot-capable personal tracking device might receive sensor data from each of a plurality of sensors, and might analyze the sensor data to identify one or more external iot-capable devices with which to interact and to determine one or more tasks to be performed by the identified iot-capable devices, each based at least in part on the sensor data. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167670

Media player with integrated wireless video link capability & method and system for implementing video tuning and wireless video communication

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). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161982

Robot fingerprint

Novel tools and techniques for the automated tracking of services performed on machines by service robots, technicians, and other devices are provided. A system includes a robot fingerprint reader, service tool, and robot fingerprint database. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160166

Method and system for implementing media stream synchronization

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing media stream synchronization. In some embodiments, a synchronization system might receive a first signal that is output from a first device, which receives an original video signal from a video source and outputs a first video signal. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160151

Method and system for implementing detection and visual enhancement of video encoding artifacts

Novel tools and techniques are provided for video encoding and decoding, and, more particularly, for implementing detection and visual enhancement of video encoding artifacts. In various embodiments, an encoder might encode, using one or more encoding algorithms under test, an original video signal that is received from a video content source. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/07/18 / #20180157523

Multi-line/multi-state virtualized oam transponder

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing applications management, based at least in part on operations, administration, and management (“oam”) information. A host computing system might comprise a dedicated oam management agent. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/31/18 / #20180150314

Physical to virtual network transport function abstraction

When the physical network is transitioned into a virtual network, functionality provided by physical ports are no longer available in the virtual machine (“vm”) environments. Physical to virtual network transport function abstraction may be implemented to provide software applications running in the vm with state information or similar information necessary for the software applications to continue running, without the physical ports that would provide such information in a physical system. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/24/18 / #20180146508

Multi-service provider wireless access point

Novel tools and techniques that can provide wireless service for multiple service providers from a single, multi-service provider wireless access point. In an aspect, a multi-service provider wireless access point might communicate with a plurality of wireless devices, each associated with a different wireless carrier, and route communications from each device to the appropriate carrier (and/or, similarly, transmit communications from each carrier to the appropriate wireless device). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/24/18 / #20180146412

System and method for implementing combined broadband and wireless self-organizing network (son)

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing combined broadband and wireless self-organizing network (“son”) for provisioning of services. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive, from one or more first sensors and one or more second sensors, first operational states of fixed broadband network nodes and second operational states of wireless network nodes, respectively. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/24/18 / #20180145933

Programmable broadband gateway hierarchical output queueing

An improved method of hierarchical output queueing of packets for a network scheduler of a network gateway that determines delays needed to conform to applicable rate shaping, and enqueues the packets based on the delay. Queues are associated with different classes of service (cos), and within each class, each queue has a different scheduled time upon which it becomes available for dequeuing. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139503

System and method for set-top box base station integration

A system for conducting a voice call includes a set-top box operable to control the selection of a television channel for display on a television. The set-top box is also operable to initiate a voice call in response to a selection of a user-interface displayed on the television. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/17/18 / #20180136424

Apical conduit and methods of using same

This document discloses novel conduits for telecommunications lines, such as optical fibers. In an aspect, a conduit might have a body defining one or more channels into which optical fibers can be inserted. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180124471

Method and system for providing a content notification for a set-top box

A method and system for providing a content notification for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that receives security information at a web portal and the security information has identification information for a user assigned to a set-top box, services a request to create a content notification preference for the set-top box at the web portal in response to successful entry of security information, determines media content received by the set-top box and the media content selected for display, determines the content notification preference associated with the set-top box, the content notification preference has a content notification rule to monitor media content received by the set-top box, and sends a content notification to a recipient based on the content notification preference.. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180124101

Combination of remote triggered source and destination blackhole filtering

A method for remote triggered black hole filtering can include advertising a first modified next hop address for a destination address of network traffic, and advertising a second modified next hop address for a source address of network traffic. The first next hop address of the destination address might be overwritten with the first modified next hop address. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123983

Programmable broadband gateway hierarchical output queueing

An improved method of hierarchical output queuing of packets for a network scheduler of a network gateway that determines delays needed to conform to applicable rate shaping, and enqueues the packets based on the delay. Queues are associated with different classes of service (cos), and within each class, each queue has a different scheduled time upon which it becomes available for dequeuing. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123974

Intent-based services orchestration

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing intent-based network services orchestration. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive, over a network, a request for network services from a customer. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123914

Searchable best fit abstraction framework for catalog driven service delivery

A system for a searchable best fit abstraction framework includes a network having one or more network resources, a network inventory server programmed to generate a network inventory of the one or more network resources, and a searchable best fit abstraction engine in communication with the network inventory server. The searchable best fit abstraction engine includes at least one processor, and non-transitory computer readable media having encoded thereon computer software comprising a set of instructions executable by the at least one processor. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123862

Business services dashboard

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a business services dashboard. In some embodiments, a method might comprise defining relationship(s) between at least one technology service and at least one business service provided by an enterprise, and receiving data associated with real-time technical events corresponding to changed conditions in one or more technology services utilizing at least one technology asset. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180122381

Command and control of devices and applications by voice using a communication base system

A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/03/18 / #20180122380

Command and control of devices and applications by voice using a communication base system

A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109837

Method and system for implementing automatic audio optimization for streaming services

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, in particular, automatic audio optimization. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive user input indicating a request for presentation of media content, initiate database lookup in a database for audio parameter settings associated with the requested media content, and determine whether the database contains audio parameter settings specifically associated with the requested media content. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109320

Terminal enclosure wireless base station

Novel tools and techniques for provisioning a wireless base station functionality at a terminal enclosure are provided. A system includes a first network device, first transceiver, first antenna, second network device, second transceiver, and a second antenna. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109313

Use of dying gasp to locate faults in communications networks

Novel tools and techniques that can be used to detect network impairment, including but not limited to impairment of optical fiber networks. In an aspect, such tools and techniques can be deployed at relatively low cost, allowing pervasive deployment throughout a network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097853

Managing voice over internet protocol (voip) communications

The disclosed embodiments include a computer implemented method for managing network communications. In one embodiment, the method includes gathering, using performance information packet (pip) data packets, network performance information from a communications network that includes network performance information from a set of egress points between the communications network and an outside network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095656

Method and system for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input. In various embodiments, a computing system might display a first video content on a display screen of a main display device and on a touchscreen display of a user device, the first video content displayed on one mirroring that displayed on the other. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091837

Intelligent video streaming system

A system for intelligent video streaming a video controller having at least one processor and non-transitory computer readable media having a set of instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive a playback request from a user device for a live stream, determine, from the playback request, whether source streaming content for the live stream is being transcoded, and allocate an available transcoder to transcode the source streaming content. The system further includes a transcoding having at least one processor and non-transitory computer readable media having a set of instructions executable by the at least one processor to join the multicast stream, retrieve the source streaming content, and transcode the source streaming content, and provide transcoded streaming content for delivery to the user device.. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/22/18 / #20180084596

Universal wireless station for multiple simultaneous wireless services

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing wireless communications, and, more particularly, for implementing multiple simultaneous wireless services using a universal wireless station. In various embodiments, a universal wireless station (and/or a computing system(s)) might determine a first set of wireless communications frequencies and protocols for communications with a second device and might determine a second set of wireless communications frequencies and protocols for communications with a third device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/22/18 / #20180084305

Video quality optimization based on display capabilities

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. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/15/18 / #20180077583

Optimized distribution of wireless broadband in a building

Methods and systems are disclosed for optimizing the distribution of a broadband wireless signal in a building. The methods and systems include at least one antenna inserted into a building ventilation system and transmitting a wireless broadband training sequence from a transmitter in communication with the antenna. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/15/18 / #20180076897

Distributed outdoor network apparatus and methods

Tools and techniques for providing robust wireless distribution of communications signals from a provider. Certain embodiments comprise one or more modular communications apparatuses. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/08/18 / #20180070118

Video marker system and method

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing media content tracking functionality, and, in particular embodiments, implementing temporal markers for tracking at least partial playback of media content. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive a request for media content from a user over a network, and might retrieve the media content from a database. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/08/18 / #20180069617

Distributed broadband wireless implementation in premises electrical devices

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing broadband wireless distribution, and, in particular embodiments, to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer software for implementing distributed broadband wireless implementation in premises electrical devices. In various embodiments, a first wireless distribution device may be disposed within a premises (electrical) device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/01/18 / #20180062691

Wearable gesture control device & method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, a wearable control device (“wcd”) might receive first user input comprising one or more of touch, gesture, and/or voice input from the user. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/15/18 / #20180048549

Monitoring performance of voice over internet protocol (voip) networks

The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for monitoring performance of a packet network. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting network performance information from a plurality of network nodes of a packet network, the network performance information being indicative of a health of the network packet network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/15/18 / #20180048539

Network management layer - configuration management

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network management layer configuration management. In some embodiments, a system might determine one or more network devices in a network for implementing a service arising from a service request that originates from a client device over the network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/08/18 / #20180041017

System and method for new cable provisioning utilizing buried cable

Novel tools and techniques for underground cable installation are provided. A system includes a compressor and a boring attachment. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/08/18 / #20180040172

System and method for implementing added services for obd2 smart vehicle connection

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality, and, in particular embodiments, implementing added services for obd2 connection for iot-capable vehicles. In various embodiments, a portable device (when connected to an obd2 dlc port of a vehicle) might monitor wireless communications between a vehicle computing system(s) and an external device(s), might monitor vehicle sensor data from vehicular sensors tracking operational conditions of the vehicle, and might monitor operator input sensor data from operator input sensors tracking input by a vehicle operator. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039040

System and method for direct cable expansion

Novel tools and techniques for direct cable expansion are provided. A system includes a pump, a probe, and a coupler. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/01/18 / #20180035518

Light socket wifi device

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing wireless radio functionality in a home or building. In some embodiments, a device may comprise a light socket attachment configured to be inserted into a corresponding light socket, a communications system comprising a non-wired communications device (e.g., a wireless radio, a lifi device, etc.), a light bulb receptacle configured to receive a light bulb, and/or circuitry configured to receive electric power through the light socket attachment, to direct a specified current to the communications system, and to direct remaining current to the light bulb receptacle. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034841

Identification of infected devices in broadband environments

Novel solutions for detecting and/or treating malware on a subscriber's premise network. Such solutions can include, but are not limited to, tools and techniques that can detect, and/or enable the detection of, malware infections on individual subscriber devices within the subscriber's network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

01/11/18 / #20180013762

System and method for secure machine-to-machine communications

Embodiments of the present invention include a method for providing a secure domain name system (dns) for machine to machine communications. In one embodiment, the method includes storing policy information for machine to machine communications in a global dns registry database server. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007154

Network user usage profiling

Methods, systems, devices, and software are disclosed for generating a network usage profile. Certain embodiments of the network usage profile include a devices-by-node profile, indicating the set of customer devices available for use in communicating with a customer-side network node located at a customer side of an access network over a period of time, where some of the customer devices are not in operative communication with the customer-side network node during a portion of that time. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006824

Numeric pattern normalization for cryptographic signatures

A system for numeric pattern normalization for cryptographic signatures is provided. The system includes a resolving client, and an at least one signature server. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358869

Wireless access point in pedestal or hand hole

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with ieee 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad/af standards, umts, cdma, lte, pcs, aws, eas, brs, and/or the like. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358837

Wireless distribution using cabinets, pedestals, and hand holes

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, cabinets, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with ieee 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad/af standards, umts, cdma, lte, pcs, aws, eas, brs, and/or the like. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

11/30/17 / #20170346826

Restricted wi-fi access between public and private ssids

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network access configurations, and, more particularly, for implementing restricted wi-fi access configuration between public and private service set identifiers (“ssids”). In some embodiments, a user might request public network access using a user device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

11/30/17 / #20170345420

Internet of things (iot) human interface apparatus, system, and method

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing internet of things (“iot”) functionality. In some embodiments, microphones of an iot human interface device might receive user voice input. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339631

System and method for implementing community wireless communications service

Novel tools and techniques provide for implementing community wireless communications service. In some embodiments, a network gateway device might receive, from a user device via a customer gateway device, a first request for wireless access to a network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339217

System and method for selecting a content delivery network

A system and method for selecting a data delivery network. A determination is made of user information associated with a communication from a user. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/26/17 / #20170311382

Multi-service provider wireless access point

Novel tools and techniques that can provide wireless service for multiple service providers from a single, multi-service provider wireless access point. In an aspect, a multi-service provider wireless access point might communicate with a plurality of wireless devices, each associated with a different wireless carrier, and route communications from each device to the appropriate carrier (and/or, similarly, transmit communications from each carrier to the appropriate wireless device). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/26/17 / #20170310821

Blocking unsolicited calls from callerid-spoofing autodialing devices

Novel tools and techniques for deterring unsolicited calls are described for deterring unsolicited telephone calls that include a service provider searching and determining that the originating telephone number is in a no-call list, and based on this determination, prohibiting the call from terminating (i.e., connecting with the destination telephone number). Penalties may also be imposed against callers (e.g., solicitors) for no-call violations. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/26/17 / #20170310573

Local performance test device

Novel tools and techniques are provided for testing a data connection (e.g., network connection and/or packet-based service connection) and determining a performance condition of the data connection. The data connection may depend on conditions of an access network and/or a local area network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/26/17 / #20170308395

System and method for implementing network experience shifting

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network experience shifting, and, in particular embodiments, using either a roaming or portable hypervisor associated with a user or a local hypervisor unassociated with the user. In some embodiments, a network node in a first network might receive, via a first network access device in a second network, a request from a user device to establish roaming network access, and might authenticate a user associated with the user device, the user being unassociated with the first network access device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/12/17 / #20170295064

User control over content delivery

Novel tools and techniques for internet service providers to enable enhanced user control over content delivery. In an aspect of certain embodiments, these tools can allow the customer to select, on a variety of different bases, whether content should be obtained from the internet or from a lower-cost source, such as a metropolitan content delivery network (“cdn”) operated by the isp or a private peering connection with a content source. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289648

Omedia panel

An omedia panel may be provided that includes an at least one network interface device, a housing, and a front panel. The at least one network interface device might be in communication with a service provider network. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

10/05/17 / #20170286881

Business services dashboard

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a business services dashboard. In some embodiments, a method might comprise defining relationship(s) between at least one technology service and at least one business service provided by an enterprise, and receiving data associated with real-time technical events corresponding to changed conditions in one or more technology services utilizing at least one technology asset. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

09/21/17 / #20170272954

Proximity security tokens

Disclosed embodiments comprise one or more security methods, systems or apparatus suitable to provide additional security to personal property or financial transactions. Embodiments feature a proximity security token which is physically separate from a protected device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264739

System and method for implementing self learning corrections call monitoring

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing call monitoring, and, in particular embodiments, to methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer software for implementing self-learning corrections facility call monitoring. In some embodiments, a method might comprise an automated call monitor monitoring a voice or video call between a call participant and a prison inmate, and analyzing at least one of conversation content of the call, voice characteristics of the call participant and/or the prison inmate, and/or (for video calls) body language of the parties to the call, to determine whether the conversation content, voice characteristics, and/or body language are indicative of impermissible content and/or impermissible conduct (i.e., indicative of past, present, and/or future criminal behavior or acts, and the like). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264570

System and method for implementing virtual platform media access control (mac) address-based layer 3 network switching

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing virtual platform media access control (“mac”) address—based layer 2 and layer 3 network switching. In some embodiments, a method might comprise receiving, at a network node in a network, a data packet having a header comprising a mac destination address, and routing, with the network node, the data packet over open systems interconnection (“osi”) model layer 3 or network layer of the network, based at least in part on the mac destination address in the header of the data packet. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

08/24/17 / #20170245159

Multi-antenna distribution of wireless broadband in a building

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for distributing a broadband wireless signal in a building. The disclosed methods and systems feature a wireless broadband transmitter associated with multiple base antennas, where the base antennas are inserted into one or more ducts of the ventilation system of the building. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

08/10/17 / #20170230730

Auto-summarizing video content system and method

Novel tools and techniques are described for auto-summarizing video and/or audio content. In some embodiments, a summary server might retrieve one or more time codes from a time code database, and might analyze the one or more time codes to determine at least one selected time code among the one or more time codes that exceeds a predetermined number of selections. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

07/13/17 / #20170201504

System and method for implementing secure communications for internet of things (iot) devices

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing secure communications for iot devices. In various embodiments, a gateway or computing device might provide connectivity between or amongst two or more internet of things (“iot”) capable devices, by establishing an iot protocol-based, autonomous machine-to-machine communication channel amongst the two or more iot capable devices. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195190

Model driven service state machine linkage methodology and system

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing model driven service state machine linkage functionality amongst different machines and/or networks. In some embodiments, a computing system of a first network associated with a first entity might establish a communication link with a node of a second network associated with a second entity. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/29/17 / #20170187816

Network user usage profiling

Methods, systems, devices, and software are disclosed for generating a network usage profile. Certain embodiments of the network usage profile include a devices-by-node profile, indicating the set of customer devices available for use in communicating with a customer-side network node located at a customer side of an access network over a period of time, where some of the customer devices are not in operative communication with the customer-side network node during a portion of that time. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180824

Video file universal identifier for metadata resolution

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content delivery. In some embodiments, a globally unique identifier (“guid”) associated with a particular media content might be embedded in headers of packets of a transport stream of the media content. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180823

Video file universal identifier for metadata resolution

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content delivery. In some embodiments, a globally unique identifier (“guid”) associated with a particular media content might be embedded in headers of packets of a transport stream of the media content. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180821

Video file universal identifier for metadata resolution

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content delivery. In some embodiments, a globally unique identifier (“guid”) associated with a particular media content might be embedded in headers of packets of a transport stream of the media content. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/22/17 / #20170176539

Wireless capable battery

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing wireless capable batteries or wireless capable battery testers. In various embodiments, a wireless capable battery or wireless capable battery tester might receive, from one or more sensors of the wireless capable battery tester, one or more measured characteristics (e.g., voltage, current, temperature, location, etc.) of a battery that is installed in equipment (e.g., telecommunications equipment, vehicle, consumer electronics, lighting systems, solar-powered devices, etc.), and might wirelessly send the measured characteristics to one or more user devices. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

06/08/17 / #20170164524

Air distribution units for telecommunication equipment

Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/04/17 / #20170126814

System and method for management of ethernet premise devices

A system and method for managing customer premise equipment (cpe) devices. A wake signal is issued to the cpe device. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

05/04/17 / #20170123839

Virtualization congestion control framework for modifying execution of applications on virtual machine based on mass congestion indicator in host computing system

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a virtualization congestion control framework. In one aspect, a method might include a hypervisor assigning application resources of a virtual machine (“vm”), which operates on a host computing system, with maximum allowable settings to each software application to be executed on the vm. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/27/17 / #20170118351

Pots telephony over high speed data networks

Novel tools and techniques are provided for delivering plain old telephone service (“pots”) telephony over high speed data networks. In particular, various embodiments provide tools and techniques for concurrent transmission of pots voice signals and data signals over the same wire(s) of high-speed data lines or data cables. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/20/17 / #20170110784

Radiating closures

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/13/17 / #20170104757

System and method for secure machine-to-machine communications

Embodiments of the present invention include a method for providing a secure domain name system (dns) for machine to machine communications. In one embodiment, the method includes storing policy information for machine to machine communications in a global dns registry database server. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

04/06/17 / #20170097842

Virtual machine-to-port peripheral device driver

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing communications between two or more virtual machines (“vms”) and client devices coupled to one or more ports. In some embodiments, an orchestration agent running on a host computing system might configure, using a vm-to-port driver, a physical port of the host device to establish two or more virtual ports associated with the physical port, and might map, using the vm-to-port driver, each of two or more vms running on the host computing system with corresponding each of the two or more virtual ports. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/30/17 / #20170093750

Intent-based services orchestration

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing intent-based network services orchestration. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive, over a network, a request for network services from a customer. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

03/02/17 / #20170059802

Apical conduit and methods of using same

This document discloses novel conduits for telecommunications lines, such as optical fibers. In an aspect, a conduit might have a body defining one or more channels into which optical fibers can be inserted. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/23/17 / #20170052886

Green software applications

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing green software applications and/or certifying software applications with a green applications efficiency (“gae”) rating. Implementing green software applications might include performing performance tests of a software application, measuring power consumption of one or more hardware components, in response to execution of the software application during the one or more performance tests, generating a power consumption profile for the software application based on the measure power consumption, and tuning the software application such that power consumption of the one or more hardware components matches a power load caused by execution of the software application, based at least in part on the power consumption profile for the software application. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/16/17 / #20170047068

Command and control of devices and applications by voice using a communication base system

A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/16/17 / #20170047067

Command and control of devices and applications by voice using a communication base system

A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041985

Multi-service provider wireless access point

Novel tools and techniques that can provide wireless service for multiple service providers from a single, multi-service provider wireless access point. In an aspect, a multi-service provider wireless access point might communicate with a plurality of wireless devices, each associated with a different wireless carrier, and route communications from each device to the appropriate carrier (and/or, similarly, transmit communications from each carrier to the appropriate wireless device). ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

01/26/17 / #20170026472

Customer based internet of things (iot) - transparent privacy functionality

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing customer-based internet of things (“iot”)-transparent privacy functionality. Various methods, systems, and apparatuses might provide connectivity between a network interface device (“nid”) and each of one or more first user devices of a plurality of user devices associated with the customer premises and/or a user who is associated with the customer premises. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

01/26/17 / #20170026157

Customer based internet of things (iot)

Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing customer-based internet of things (“iot”) functionality. Various methods, systems, and apparatuses might provide connectivity between a network interface device (“nid”) and each of one or more first user devices of a plurality of user devices associated with the customer premises and/or a user who is associated with the customer premises. ... Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc








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