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William L Wiley, Michael K Bugenhagen, Robert J Morrill: System and method for call routing based on transmission performance of a packet network. Embarq Holdings Company, SNR Denton US, August 16, 2011: US08000318 (217 worldwide citation)

A system and method that establishes a phone call over a packet network. The process may include receiving a call request from an originating call device on a packet network to call a terminating call device. A first transmission path may be determined between the originating and terminating call de ...


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Robert J Morrill, William L Wiley, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for routing data on a packet network. CenturyLink Intellectual Property, Patton Boggs, February 12, 2013: US08374090 (197 worldwide citation)

A system and method routing content over a packet network. A call request is received at a call control manager to communicate data packets including real-time over a packet network. A determination is made of at least one network node through which a call path for a call is to be routed, the networ ...


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Robert J Morrill, William L Wiley, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for routing data on a packet network. Embarq Holdings Company, SNR Denton US, November 30, 2010: US07843831 (141 worldwide citation)

A system and method for routing non-real-time content over a packet network. A call request to communicate data packets including non-real-time content over a packet network may be received. A determination of at least one network node over which a call path for a call to be established for the call ...


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Michael K Bugenhagen, Robert J Morrill, William L Wiley: System and method for resetting counters counting network performance information at network communications devices on a packet network. Embarq Holdings Company, SNR Denton US, May 24, 2011: US07948909 (87 worldwide citation)

A system and method for collecting network performance information from network communications devices may include requesting, from a network communications device operating on a packet network, a counter value generated from counting a network performance information parameter. The request may caus ...


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Michael K Bugenhagen, William L Wiley: Pin-hole firewall for communicating data packets on a packet network. Embarq Holdings Company, SNR Denton US, September 6, 2011: US08015294 (78 worldwide citation)

A pin-hole firewall network communications device that includes a first port configured to communicate data packets over a packet network and a first counter module in communication with the first port. A pin-hole firewall module may be in communication with the first counter module. A call control ...


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Michael K Bugenhagen, Michael A Stevens, William L Wiley: System and method for establishing a communications session with an end-user based on the state of a network connection. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, October 16, 2012: US08289965 (67 worldwide citation)

A method for establishing a communications session includes receiving a request to initiate a communications session. The request is associated with an end-user and the end-user is associated with at least two identifiers. The method also includes selecting one of the at least two identifiers in res ...


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William L Wiley, Michael K Bugenhagen, Robert J Morrill: System and method for using centralized network performance tables to manage network communications. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, January 31, 2012: US08107366 (61 worldwide citation)

A system for centrally controlling packet network communications may include an input/output (I/O) unit configured to communicate data packets over a packet network with multiple network communications devices, a processing unit in communication with the I/O unit and configured to communicate with t ...


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Robert J Morrill, William L Wiley, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for using distributed network performance information tables to manage network communications. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, June 5, 2012: US08194555 (59 worldwide citation)

A network communications device may include an input/output (I/O) unit configured to communicate first data packets with at least two network communications devices over respective node segments on a packet network. A processing unit may be configured to receive second data packets from the network ...


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Michael K Bugenhagen, Robert J Morrill, William L Wiley: System and method for communicating network performance information over a packet network. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, June 12, 2012: US08199653 (59 worldwide citation)

A system and method for communicating network performance information of a node segment of a packet network may include generating network performance information indicative of transmission characteristics of a node segment on a packet network. The network performance information may be included in ...


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William L Wiley, Michael K Bugenhagen: System and method for selecting network egress. Embarq Holdings Company, Patton Boggs, May 22, 2012: US08184549 (55 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting communications routing. Network performance information is gathered from a communications network using performance information packet data packets. A network connection offering the best quality of service is selected between the communications network and an outsi ...