US 10,892,948 B2
Creating and using service control functions
Walter Cooper Chastain, Atlanta, GA (US); Reuben Klein, East Brunswick, NJ (US); Dean Bragg, Toms River, NJ (US); John Oetting, Zionsville, PA (US); Frank Cariello, Red Bank, NJ (US); and Paul Edward Smith, Jr., Rockwall, TX (US)
Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Jul. 8, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/504,592.
Application 16/504,592 is a continuation of application No. 15/817,411, filed on Nov. 20, 2017, granted, now 10,348,569.
Application 15/817,411 is a continuation of application No. 14/529,465, filed on Oct. 31, 2014, granted, now 9,825,813, issued on Nov. 21, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0334776 A1, Oct. 31, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/24 (2006.01); G06F 9/455 (2018.01); H04L 12/725 (2013.01); H04L 12/717 (2013.01)
CPC H04L 41/0893 (2013.01) [G06F 9/45533 (2013.01); H04L 45/302 (2013.01); H04L 45/42 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a control system that comprises a processor and a memory, a message that relates to a performance issue associated with a service that is controlled by a service control function that is a component of a service control that is stored in the memory, wherein the message is received from a network scope controller or an infrastructure scope controller;
determining, by the processor and based on analyzing message handling policies, if there exists a message handling policy that relates to the message;
if a determination is made that there exists the message handling policy that relates to the message, routing, by the processor, the message in accordance with the message handing policy that relates to the message; and
if a determination is made that there does not exist the message handling policy that relates to the message, executing, by the processor, a default action specified by a default message handling policy to route the message.