Verizon Communications Inc.
|Verizon Communications Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110289526||NETWORK PLAYBACK OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING AFTER CUSTOMER PREMISES SERVICE INTERRUPTION - An exemplary method includes monitoring a condition relating to power at a customer premises to automatically detect a power outage at the customer premises, the power outage causing an interruption to a video service provided through a network to a video device within the customer premises, sending a notice of the interruption through the network to a node having a video recorder in the network, recording, at the video recorder in the network, a video program that was being accessed by the video device within the customer premises before the interruption, at least from a point in the video program substantially corresponding to a point when the interruption occurred, and transmitting at least a portion of the recorded video program starting from the point substantially corresponding to the identified point when the interruption occurred, from the video recorder through the network to the video device within the customer premises.||11-24-2011|
|20090168776||METHODS, APPARATUS AND DATA STRUCTURES FOR PRESERVING ADDRESS AND SERVICE LEVEL INFORMATION IN A VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK - Supporting virtual private networks by using a new layer 3 address to encapsulate a network-bound packet so that its context information, from which a layer 2 (e.g., MAC) address can be derived, is preserved. If this encapsulation was not done, the layer 2 address would change over each segment of the network. Thus, the encapsulation preserves the concept of group identification, using at least a part of the context, over the entire network and not just at the edge of the network. If a packet is received from the network (to be forwarded to a customer), the layer 3 address that was added in the encapsulation is stripped off. The original layer 3 destination address may be used with a client device addressing table to determine a new context information, and a layer 2 (e.g., MAC) address of a destination client device.||07-02-2009|
Patent applications by Verizon Communications Inc.