Sprint Communications Assigned Patent for Border Control System, Method, and Software
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 27 -- Sprint Communications, Overland Park, Kan., has been assigned a patent (8,340,083) developed by Michael K. Bugenhagen, Olathe, Kan., and Matthew C. Schlesener, Olathe, Kan., for a "border control system, method, and software."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments disclosed herein include systems, methods, and software that reduce processing burdens on host soft switches. A method of operating a communication network comprises receiving a plurality of update messages from a plurality of border controllers that interface communications between a first packet network and a second packet network. The update messages are processed to determine operational states of the plurality of border controllers. Responsive to receiving a query from a soft switch in the first packet network for a session between the first and second packet networks, the query is processed to select a first border controller for the session from the plurality of border controllers based on the operational states of the plurality of border controllers. A response is transferred to the soft switch indicating the first border controller."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 14, 2009 (12/578,684). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,40,083.PN.&OS=PN/83,40,083&RS=PN/83,40,083
Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.
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