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Robert M Batz, Louis F Menditto, John G White: System and method for managing end user approval for charging in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, March 2, 2006: US20060047814-A1

An apparatus for managing information in a network environment is provided that includes a content service gateway operable to communicate with an end user in order to facilitate a communication session. The communication session relates to a request by the end user for content or for a service. A q ...


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Mark Albert, Robert M Batz, Walter G Dixon, Chris O Rourke, Michael S Sutton, Thomas R Bakita: Filtering Content According To A Filter Plan Using A Gateway On A Data Path. Baker Botts, February 12, 2009: US20090043839-A1

Filtering content according to a filter plan includes receiving a request at a gateway on a data path between a client and a content server. The request requests content from the content server. One or more filter plans are obtained. The filter plans include a user filter plan of a user associated w ...


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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, April 30, 2009: US20090109982-A1

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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Walter G Dixon, Robert M Batz, Robert A Mackie, Mark Albert, Chris O Rourke, Humberto M Tavares: System and Method for Billing End Users in a Peer-to-Peer Transaction in a Network Environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, April 30, 2009: US20090109983-A1

A method for billing end users in a peer-to-peer transaction in a network environment is provided that includes a client services packet gateway operable to communicate with a first end user and a second end user in order to facilitate the peer-to-peer transaction and a flow manager element operable ...


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Robert M Batz, Mark Albert, Chris O Rourke, Walter G Dixon, Thomas R Bakita, Michael S Sutton: Maintaining A Content Category Cache At A Gateway On A Data Path. Baker Botts, February 12, 2009: US20090041036-A1

Maintaining a content category cache includes storing the content category cache at a gateway. The content category cache includes content category mappings, where a content category mapping associates content with one or more categories describing the content. A request requesting content for a use ...


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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, May 21, 2009: US20090132401-A1

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, Robert A Mackie, Chris O Rourke, Humberto M Tavares, Walter G Dixon: Providing Billing Instructions Associated With a New Protocol in a Network Environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts, October 15, 2009: US20090259577-A1

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving one or more billing instructions, the billing instructions being operable to initiate one or more billing actions associated with one or more token combinations. The billing actions are performed when the one or more token combinations match a portion o ...