Methods and apparatus for controlling bandwidth and service in a communications system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7573819
APP PUB NO 20050226251A1
SERIAL NO

10815549

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Methods and apparatus for performing admission control and bandwidth allocation from a centralized network location in a communications system which supports various IP based services are described. Admission control is performed based on user interaction with a Web interface hosted by a centralized control. Users may subscribe/unsubscribe to premium (e.g., high bandwidth) services. Admission control to the premium services is controlled by the centralized control. The control interfaces with a gateway (edge) router which implements service decisions. The centralized control maintains a database of the users, links in the network, network elements, and estimates of allocated/free bandwidth on the links. In some embodiments, traffic, not under centralized control, e.g., from business switches and/or legacy gateway routers may be injected onto the network links. Load estimation methods are used to account for bandwidth consumed on the links by this injected traffic.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.BASKING RIDGE, NJ4812

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Garrett,, Jr William Ed Framingham, US 1 1
Krzanowski, Roman M White Plains, US 7 34
Leiden, Stevan Harvey Norwood, US 1 15
McManus, Jean M Arlington, US 2 26
Wilkes, Charles Thomas Londonderry, US 2 19

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 8036119 System and method of providing bandwidth on demand 0 2009
* 2010/0183,026 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING BANDWIDTH ON DEMAND 0 2009
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