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Robert M Batz, Clarence L Deitrich, Mark Albert: Generating a single advice of charge request for multiple sessions in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, December 8, 2015: US09209983

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a selected communication session of a transaction associated with a prepaid end user, such that the transaction comprises a plurality of communication sessions. The method includes associating the selected communication session with the transaction and ...


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Robert M Batz, Walter G Dixon, Robert A Mackie, Mark Albert, Chris O Rourke, Humberto M Tavares: System and method for associating an end user for billing in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, March 20, 2018: US09923728

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more packets of a communication session from one or more interfaces, such that the interface is a subscriber interface or a network interface. The method further includes associating the communication session to an end user with a source Internet ...


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Robert M Batz, Walter G Dixon, Robert A Mackie, Mark Albert, Chris O Rourke, Humberto M Tavares: System and method for associating an end user for billing in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, June 9, 2015: US09054882

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more packets of a communication session from one or more interfaces, such that the interface is a subscriber interface or a network interface. The method further includes associating the communication session to an end user with a source Internet ...


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Robert M Batz, Chris O Rourke: System and method for providing source awareness in a wireless application protocol network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, August 31, 2010: US07787465

A method for communicating in a wireless application protocol (WAP) network environment is provided that includes receiving a request packet at a WAP gateway and positioning an identifier into the request packet. A content switch then identifies the identifier and correlates the identifier to a sour ...


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Robert M Batz, Timothy P Stammers: Policy application for a group of subscribers in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, June 21, 2016: US09374764

An example method includes reporting location changes for one or more users from a first network element to a second network element based on transitions for each of the one or more users in relation to a policy location area, wherein the policy location area is defined by one or more first user loc ...


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Mark Albert, Robert M Batz, Richard L Gray, Louis F Menditto, Michael S Sutton, Tzu Ming Tsang, Pranav K Tiwari: System and method for managing access for an end user in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, February 24, 2005: US20050044138-A1

An apparatus for managing network access is provided that includes a billing system element operable to receive one or more packets of a communication flow and to communicate with a price server. The price server is operable to receive a query from the billing system element associated with a pricin ...


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Robert M Batz, Ghris O Rourke: System and Method for Providing Source Awareness in a Wireless Application Protocol Network Environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, November 2, 2006: US20060248225-A1

A method for communicating in a wireless application protocol (WAP) network environment is provided that includes receiving a request packet at a WAP gateway and positioning an identifier into the request packet. A content switch then identifies the identifier and correlates the identifier to a sour ...


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Chris O Rourke, Barron C Housel, Robert M Batz, Steven C Klein: Preallocation of Client Network Address Translation Addresses for Client-Server Networks. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, November 2, 2006: US20060248231-A1

An improved client network address translation (“NAT”) system is provided. Methods are provided for initializing connection control blocks with the client NAT addresses when a storage pool of connection control blocks are allocated. This avoids the costly overhead as connections are created and dest ...


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Chris O Rourke, Gaurang K Shah, Louis F Menditto, Mark Albert, Michael S Sutton, Pranav K Tiwari, Robert M Batz, Richard Gray, Sean W Hull, Tzu Ming Tsang: Method for Protecting a Firewall Load Balancer From a Denial of Service Attack. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, January 31, 2008: US20080028456-A1

A method for protecting firewall load balancers from a denial of service attack is provided. Packets are received by the firewall load balancer. Each packet has a source and a destination. The firewall load balancer is equipped with a connection database that can contain entries about the packets. U ...


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Chris O Rourke, Robert M Batz, Rabih A Dabboussi, John M Glotzer, Louis F Menditto, Alpesh S Patel, Kent K Leung: System and method for communicating in a loadbalancing environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, August 25, 2005: US20050188065-A1

A method for communicating in a loadbalancing environment is provided that in a particular embodiment includes receiving a request packet from a network access server (NAS) to initiate a communication session. The request packet is then communicated to a tunneling protocol network server (TPNS) and ...