US Patent No. 10,044,572

DYNAMIC ADDITION OF NETWORK FUNCTION SERVICES


Patent No. 10,044,572
Issue Date August 07, 2018
Title Dynamic Addition Of Network Function Services
Inventorship Ronald R. Marquardt, Woodinville, WA (US)
Lyle W. Paczkowski, Mission Hills, KS (US)
Arun Rajagopal, Leawood, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,044,572

1. A method of dynamically adding a communication service function using network function virtualization during a communication session, the method comprising:receiving, at a first communication service function executing on a server that comprises a processor, a communication during a communication session on an active connection;
detecting, by the first communication service function, a communication service trigger in the communication;
determining a second communication service function based on the communication service trigger;
determining connection information for the second communication service function;
providing, by the first communication service function, the connection information to a controller, wherein the controller sets a session routing protocol for a communication flow for the communication session to include the second communication service function;
routing the communication from the first communication service function to the second communication service function; and
processing the communication with the second communication service function.