Patents Assigned to Parallel Wireless, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10798631
    Abstract: A system for an enhanced X2 interface in a mobile operator core network is disclosed, comprising: a Long Term Evolution (LTE) core network packet data network gateway (PGW); an evolved NodeB (eNodeB) connected to the LTE PGW; a Wi-Fi access point (AP) connected to the LTE PGW via a wireless local area network (WLAN) gateway; and a coordinating node positioned as a gateway between the LTE PGW and the eNodeB, and positioned as a gateway between the LTE PGW and the Wi-Fi AP, the coordinating node further comprising: a network address translation (NAT) module; and a protocol module for communicating to the eNodeB and the Wi-Fi AP to request inter-radio technology (inter-RAT) handovers of a user equipment (UE) from the eNodeB to the Wi-Fi AP and to forward packets intended for the UE from the eNodeB to the Wi-Fi AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitki Agarwal, Yang Cao, Jitender Arora, Michael Yasuhiro Saji, Zeev Lubenski
  • Patent number: 10779207
    Abstract: A method for cell reselection control is disclosed, comprising: sending an instruction from a radio network to a user equipment (UE) in an idle mode to adjust an existing cell reselection parameter at a UE to a high value; subsequently instructing the UE to return the cell reselection parameter to its previous value, after a first predetermined interval; and subsequently sending a second instruction to the UE in an idle mode to adjust the cell reselection parameter at the UE to the high value, after a second predetermined periodic interval, causing the UE to reselect to a cell with superior signal even when the UE may be under good coverage attached to an existing macro cell, thereby offloading the macro cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Mrozinski
  • Patent number: 10778589
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for providing configurable flow management, comprising: a first base station coupled to a user device and with an established control connection with the user device; and a coordinating node coupled to the first base station and coupled to a core network, thereby providing a gateway for the first base station and the user device to the core network, the core network further comprising a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) node with a database of policy rules, wherein the coordinating node is configured to retrieve policy rules from the PCRF node, to enable enforcement of retrieved policy rules on flows from the user device passing through the coordinating node, and to transmit policy rules to the first base station for enforcement at the first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Jitender Arora, Yang Cao, Zeev Lubenski
  • Patent number: 10779291
    Abstract: In this invention, we disclose methods of establishing a cellular network having backhaul flexibility, comprising, establishing, at a first cellular base station, a first connection with a core cellular network; establishing, at the first cellular base station, an inter-base station connection with a second cellular base station for relaying traffic from the first and the second cellular base stations to the core cellular network, the second cellular base station having a second connection with the core cellular network; determining, at the first cellular base station, if the quality of the first connection falls below a threshold parameter; and terminating, at the first cellular base station, the first connection in favor of the second connection if the quality of the first connection falls below the threshold parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Steven Paul Papa, Kaitki Agarwal, Sridhar Donepudi
  • Patent number: 10772051
    Abstract: To address the problem of inter-cell interference in a heterogeneous network, several methods and systems are disclosed for determining interference caused by an aggressor mobile node, and transmitting at appropriate times and with transmit power that does not cause interference. Methods disclosed include using X2 communications, such as HII and RNTP messages, switching to an alternative radio access technology, sniffing at the eNodeB to obtain information, coordinating with a cloud coordination server, and using CFI information to avoid interfering with communications on the PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Rao, Yang Cao, Kaitki Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10764863
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved paging are described. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising: providing a combined database in a heterogeneous radio access network at a coordinating gateway between a plurality of radio access network nodes and a plurality of core network nodes; at the coordinating gateway, storing a first location of a user device in the combined database in association with a user device identifier and based on receiving a first user device registration request at a first radio access network; at the coordinating gateway, storing a second location of the user device in the combined database in association with the user device identifier and based on receiving a second user device registration request at a second radio access network; and querying the combined database for a last known location of the user device across both the first and the second radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Gupta, Kartik Shashikant Raval
  • Patent number: 10762175
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing software provisioning of functionality in a wireless communications device. Software-enabling functionality may include systems for granting a license to intellectual property or other pre-embedded functionality within a device. Communications to and from the device may be used to send or receive activation messages and/or licensing messages. Network capabilities may be provisioned using activation messages sent over the network. Activation messages may be sent in-band or out-of-band, for a device connected to the Internet and/or a mobile operator core network. Licenses may be required for any functions or intellectual property present on a given device. Activation may enable logical modules of a system-on-chip (SOC), functions of a software-defined radio (SDR), baseband, or DSP core. The disclosed systems and methods could thereby provide a new, flexible paradigm, namely, “Silicon as a Service (SaaS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Papa, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Michael Yasuhiro Saji
  • Patent number: 10763996
    Abstract: This disclosure introduces an advancement to the error indication message to provide detailed information about errors in configurations that are arriving from the Layer 2 to the Layer 1. A method is disclosed, comprising: performing physical layer control (PHY) of a wireless signal at a Layer 1 (L1) software module; performing medium access control (MAC) of the wireless signal at a Layer 2 (L2) software module; providing an application programming interface between the L1 software module and the L2 software module for receiving L1 configuration messages and providing error codes to the L2 software module; receiving a L1 configuration message at a Layer 1 software module; and providing an enhanced error code progressively from a L1 software module to the Layer 2 (L2) software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Mudassar Khan, Ajay Sharma, Somasekhar Pemmasani
  • Patent number: 10757660
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a self-calibrating and self-adjusting network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining a signal strength parameter for a mobile device at a base station; obtaining a position of the mobile device at the base station; and associating the position and the signal strength parameter in a database. The method may further comprise one or more of: adjusting transmission power for the mobile device at the base station based on the associated position and signal strength parameter; computing the position of the mobile device at the base station; calculating an average of the signal strength parameter over a time window, and storing the average associated with the position. The signal strength parameter may include at least one of a block error rate (BLER) and a radio signal strength indicator (RSSI), and the position may be a global positioning system (GPS) position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Donepudi, Steven Paul Papa, Simon Mellor
  • Patent number: 10750567
    Abstract: A method for topology hiding is disclosed, comprising: receiving, at a gateway, the gateway positioned between a core network and a radio access network, a configuration information request from a base station; analyzing, at the gateway, a topology of the radio access network, the radio access network including the base station; grouping, at the gateway, the base station into a first group based on the topology; sending, from the gateway to the base station, a grouping message to indicate that the base station be placed in the first group; and terminating connections from the core network to one or more base stations in the first group at the gateway as a back-to-back proxy, thereby hiding the topology of the radio access network from the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Zeev Lubenski, Kaitki Agarwal, Prashanth Rao, Rahul Atri
  • Patent number: 10743217
    Abstract: An interworking gateway for X2 interface communication is disclosed, comprising: an X2 internal interface for communicating with, and coupled to, a plurality of radio access networks (RANs) using a X2AP protocol; a database for associating each of the plurality of RANs with support status for an X2AP protocol version; an X2AP interworking broker for determining, based on communications with each of the plurality of RANs via the X2 internal interface, the support status for an X2AP protocol version for each of the plurality of RANs, the communications further comprising an observed response to a X2AP message of a first X2AP protocol version; and an X2 external interface for communicating with, and coupled to, a destination outside of the plurality of RANs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Kumar Lohar, Kartik Shashikant Raval, Anupam Goyal
  • Patent number: 10743283
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a radio operation switch based on mobility data. In one embodiment, a mobile base station is disclosed, comprising: a global positioning system (GPS) module for determining a current location of the mobile base station; a velocity module coupled to the output of the GPS module for determining a current velocity of the mobile base station; and a controller, the controller configured to perform steps comprising: determining the current velocity of the mobile base station using the velocity module; comparing the current velocity to a threshold; and switching, based on the comparison, from a first radio band to a second radio band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Sumit Garg
  • Patent number: 10743276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a self-calibrating and self-adjusting network are disclosed. A method is disclosed, comprising: receiving mobile device measurement reports from a mobile device at a gateway situated between a radio access network (RAN) and a core network via a base station in the RAN; determining a location of the mobile device at a measurement time of the mobile device measurement reports; associating the location with the mobile device measurement reports into a measurement record; storing a plurality of measurement records obtained over a time period and over multiple mobile devices; and providing query access to the plurality of measurement records by retrieving results corresponding to a a plurality of search parameters transmitted to the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Papa, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Sridhar Donepudi, Simon Mellor
  • Patent number: 10735996
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a scalable network orchestrator for orchestrating a radio access network are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratik Vinod Mehta, Kartik Shashikant Raval, Ravi Nathwani, Kaitki Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10721750
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to address inter-cell interference in a heterogeneous network. In one embodiment, a system is disclosed, comprising: a coordinating node situated between a radio access network and a core network; and a first base station in the radio access network in communication with the coordinating node, wherein: the coordinating node has a coordinating scheduler with a first scheduling period; the first base station has a first base station scheduler with a second scheduling period shorter than the first scheduling period; the coordinating scheduler is configured to send a resource reservation list and a resource restriction list to the first base station scheduler once during each first scheduling period; and the first base station is configured to receive the resource reservation list and the resource restriction list and to use the resource reservation list and the resource restriction list when performing mobile device resource scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Rao, Murali Talluri, Praveen Puvvadi, Mohit Chugh, Kaitki Agarwal, Anoop Kumar, Syed Intekhab Anjum, Santosh Kumar Pandey, Sharique Qureshi
  • Patent number: 10715198
    Abstract: A system is disclosed, comprising: a wireless fronthaul access point coupled to a radio mast and in communication with a remote baseband unit, the wireless fronthaul access point further comprising a first millimeter wave wireless interface; and an antenna-integrated radio for providing access to user equipments (UEs), mounted within line of sight on the radio mast with the wireless fronthaul access point, the antenna-integrated radio further comprising: a second millimeter wave wireless interface configured to receive the digital I and Q signaling information from the remote baseband unit wirelessly via the wireless fronthaul access point, wherein the wireless fronthaul access point thereby wirelessly couples the remote baseband unit and the antenna-integrated radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Papa, Rajesh Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 10701668
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for improved tracking area planning and handling, comprising: assigning a single tracking area code to a plurality of eNodeBs at a messaging concentrator gateway, the messaging concentrator gateway situated in a network between the plurality of eNodeBs and the core network; storing, at the messaging concentrator gateway, at least one indicator of a last known location of a user equipment (UE) other than the single tracking area code; receiving a paging message from the core network at the messaging concentrator gateway for a UE; and performing a paging sequence using the at least one indicator to identify a set of eNodeBs to page the UE, thereby allowing larger tracking area list sizes to be used without increasing signaling traffic between the radio access network and the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitki Agarwal, Kartik Shashikant Raval
  • Patent number: 10687192
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising: sending position information reflecting a current position of a base station to a coordinating server; receiving a warning request message from an operator core network containing an emergency area; calculating a geographic area corresponding to an emergency tracking area by translating the emergency area from a set of base stations to the geographic area; determining whether the base station may be outside of a threshold distance from the geographic boundary of the emergency tracking area; and sending the warning request message when the base station may be within the threshold distance from the geographic boundary of the emergency tracking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravikiran Raje, Sridhar Donepudi
  • Patent number: 10681672
    Abstract: A method is described, comprising: creating, at a coordinating server, a user page cache table, the user page cache table associates a user equipment (UE) identifier with a last known location of the UE and a virtual base station instance; creating, at the coordinating server, a neighbor relation table, the neighbor relation table associates each cell to neighbor cells; receiving, at the coordinating server from a core network, a paging message for a user equipment (UE), the paging message comprises a tracking area identity (TAI), the UE identifier, and the virtual base station instance; querying, at the coordinating server, in the user page cache table based on the UE identifier received in the paging message to identify the virtual base station instance and the last known location; forwarding, from the coordinating server to the last known location of the UE, the paging message based on the queried last known location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Karuppasamy Kasirajan, Kartik Shashikant Raval, Rajesh Gupta, Anoop Gupta, Michael Yasuhiro Saji
  • Patent number: 10673493
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for supporting multi-point transmission. In one embodiment, a system for downlink multi-point transmission are disclosed, comprising: a first base station in radio frequency proximity to a user device and with a established control connection with the user device; a second base station also in radio frequency proximity to the user device; and a coordinating node coupled to the first and the second base station for coordinating transmissions to the first and the second base station to the user device, the coordinating node configured to: select the second base station based on selection criteria, the selection criteria including latency of each base station and perceived signal strength of each base station at the user device; and send scheduling instructions to each of the first and the second base stations to transmit data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Kaitki Agarwal, Sridhar Donepudi