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Stephen K Edwards, Robert J Morrill, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for enabling reciprocal billing for different types of communications over a packet network. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, March 6, 2012: US08130793 (192 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining inter-carrier network usage may be used. The method may include determining network usage of a first packet network managed by a first communications carrier by subscribers of a second communications carrier that manages a second packet network. The network usage ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Robert J Morrill, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for managing subscriber usage of a communications network. Embarq Holdings Company, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, July 27, 2010: US07765294 (180 worldwide citation)

A system and method for managing subscriber usage of a packet network. The system may include at least one database configured to store network performance information of data packets including real-time content and non-real-time content communicated over a packet network. The database may further b ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Robert J Morrill, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for collecting and managing network performance information. EMBARQ Holdings Company, SNR Denton US, October 18, 2011: US08040811 (78 worldwide citation)

A system and method for collecting network performance information from a packet network. The method may include requesting network performance information from network communications devices on a packet network, collecting the network performance information from the network communications devices, ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for displaying a graph representative of network performance over a time period. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, September 25, 2012: US08274905 (68 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring performance of a packet network may include storing network performance information collected from a packet network, where the network performance information may distinguish network performance information associated with communications of data packets including r ...


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Michael K Bugenhagen, Robert J Morrill, Stephen K Edwards: System and method for displaying a graphical representation of a network to identify nodes and node segments on the network that are not operating normally. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Patton Boggs, October 1, 2013: US08549405 (39 worldwide citation)

A GUI, system, and method for displaying operating performance of a packet network may include displaying first graphical representations illustrative of network communications devices operating on a packet network, where the first graphical representations may be displayed in a first mode if respec ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Robert J Morrill, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for enabling communications over a number of packet networks. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Patton Boggs, December 31, 2013: US08619820 (35 worldwide citation)

A system and method for routing data packets may be used. The method may include determining network usage of a first packet network managed by a first communications carrier. The network usage may distinguish communications of data packets including real-time content and non-real-time content. Netw ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for generating a graphical user interface representative of network performance. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Swanson & Bratschun L L C, August 18, 2015: US09112734 (25 worldwide citation)

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 healt ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for monitoring and altering performance of a packet network. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Swanson & Bratschun L L C, January 19, 2016: US09240906 (3 worldwide citation)

The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for monitoring performance of a packet network. In one embodiment, a method includes determining network performance information of a packet network by monitoring performance information packets that are communicated along network paths of the pa ...


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Michael K Bugenhagen, Stephen K Edwards, William L Wiley, James L McNaughton, John M Heinz, Steven E Kozisek: System and method for initiating diagnostics on a packet network node. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Swanson & Bratschun L L C, October 25, 2016: US09479341 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for diagnosing a problem on a packet network. Network performance information associated with data packet communications over a packet network may be collected. A network performance information parameter may be monitored and a determination that the network performance informati ...


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Stephen K Edwards, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for monitoring and altering performance of a packet network. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Swanson & Bratschun L L C, October 31, 2017: US09806972 (1 worldwide citation)

The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for monitoring performance of a packet network. In one embodiment, a method includes determining network performance information of a packet network by monitoring performance information packets that are communicated along network paths of the pa ...