Patents Assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P.
  • Patent number: 11496938
    Abstract: A wireless communication network comprises a wireless UE, a source access node, a target access node, and a network controller. The UE identifies an active media session, a UE fallback capability, and a network fallback availability. The UE measures a signal metric for the target access node and indicates the signal metric and UE fallback capability to the source access node. The source access node receives the indication the signal metric and the UE fallback capability. The source access node receives an access modification message for the UE from the wireless network controller. In response, the source access node initiates the hand over and transfers a handover message to the network controller. The network controller receives the handover message, transfers a handover request to the target access node, receives an acceptance from the target access node, and transfers a handover command for the wireless UE to the source access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Rajil Malhotra, Ramesh Kumar Golla, Anuj Sharma, Anil Kumar Mariyani
  • Patent number: 11496306
    Abstract: Communication circuitry associates a data source with a source Identifier (ID) and a cryptographic key and associates a data target with a target ID, contact token, contact condition, and contact information. The communication circuitry receives and decrypts the encrypted source ID, the encrypted target ID, and the encrypted contact token with the cryptographic key, and in response, authenticates the source ID, authenticates the target ID, and validates the contact token. When the authentication and validation are successful, the communication circuitry selects a portion of the contact information based on the contact condition, encrypts the selected contact information, and transfers the encrypted selected contact information to the data source. The data source uses the selected contact information and the contact token to transfer data to the data target. The data target uses the contact token to validate the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Pierce Andrew Gorman
  • Patent number: 11483706
    Abstract: A wireless network transfers UE information to an authorization server. The authorization server generates an expected result based on a random number and secret key in response to the UE information. The authorization server transfers the expected result and the random number to the wireless network which transfers the random number to the UE. The wireless network receives an authentication result from the UE and authenticates the UE by matching the authentication result to the expected result. In response to network authentication, the wireless network transfers the expected result to a conferencing server. The conferencing server receives the authentication result from the UE and registers the UE by matching the authentication result to the expected result. The conferencing server establishes media conferences for the UE. The wireless network exchanges media for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sathyanarayanan Raghunathan, Muthukumaraswamy Sekar, Maheswaran Vijayakumar, Suresh Majjara
  • Patent number: 11483689
    Abstract: A method of provisioning an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) to a wireless communication device. The method comprises provisioning an eSIM profile into an eSIM of a virtual eSIM provisioning platform provided by a computer system and where the eSIM profile comprises wireless communication service provider data and wireless communication service subscriber data, partitioning by an eSIM provisioning application a process of writing the eSIM profile to an eSIM of a wireless communication device into a plurality of messages, whereby the complexity of provisioning the eSIM profile to the eSIM of the wireless communication device is handled by the intelligence of the eSIM provisioning application, establishing wireless communication by the eSIM provisioning application with a wireless communication device having an eSIM, and sending the messages by the eSIM provisioning application to the eSIM of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: David William James Holmes
  • Patent number: 11477719
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serves User Equipment (UE) responsive to an Artificial Intelligence (AI) network. The UE transfers UE data that indicates user applications and their current status to a distributed ledger. The distributed ledger also receives past quality levels and locations from the wireless communication network. The distributed ledger stores the UE data, quality levels, and locations in a blockchain format that is readable by the AI network. The distributed ledger receives a future quality level and location and time for the UE from the AI network. The distributed ledger stores the future quality level and location and time for the UE in the blockchain format. The distributed ledger transfers the future quality level and location and time for the UE to an Exposure Function (EF). The EF signals a network control-plane to deliver the wireless data service to the UE at the future location and time and quality level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Ada Nelly Pitocco, Zachary Kenneth McLain
  • Patent number: 11477624
    Abstract: A method of provisioning wireless communication service to wireless communication devices. The method comprises allocating telephone numbers to a first plurality of devices, allocating the same telephone numbers to a second plurality of devices, transmitting an eSIM provisioning data bundle in a short message service (SMS) message to the first plurality of devices by a first communication network routing node based on the corresponding one of the plurality of telephone numbers, transmitting an eSIM provisioning data bundle in a SMS message to the second plurality of devices by a second communication network routing node based on the corresponding one of the plurality of telephone numbers, wherein the first communication network routing node routes SMS messages in a first region and the second communication network routine node routes SMS messages in a second region, whereby a single telephone number is leveraged by two different devices located in different regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Dhananjay Indurkar
  • Patent number: 11477266
    Abstract: A data communication system generates Artificial Intelligence (AI) responses to distributed ledger data. In the data communication system, ledger clients discover distributed ledgers and establish hardware-trust with the distributed ledgers. The ledger clients discover AI engines and establish hardware-trust with the AI engines. The ledger clients read ledger information from the top data blocks of the distributed ledgers and select top-block ledger information. The ledger clients select AI engines to receive the selected top-block ledger information and transfer the selected ledger information to the selected AI engines. The selected AI engines process the selected top-block ledger information and generate the AI responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Ronald R. Marquardt, Stephen P. O'Neal, Tracy Lee Nelson
  • Patent number: 11477636
    Abstract: A method of provisioning a mobile communication device with an eSIM profile. The method comprises receiving an indication by an application executing on a computer system that a subscriber associated with a mobile communication device provisioned with a first eSIM profile associated with a first network is traveling to a second network, maintaining a pool of eSIM profiles associated with the second network by the application, designating a second eSIM profile that is one of the eSIM profiles in the pool as allocated by the application, sending a copy of the second eSIM profile to the mobile communication device, receiving an indication by the application that the mobile communication device has deactivated the second eSIM profile, and, after receiving the indication that the mobile communication device has deactivated the second eSIM profile, designating the second eSIM profile in the pool as unallocated by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Dhananjay Indurkar
  • Patent number: 11468089
    Abstract: A method of building a first distributed ledger based on synchronization with a proxy distributed ledger comprising a genesis block of a second distributed ledger and a contiguous plurality of last blocks of the second distributed ledger. The method comprises initializing a first distributed ledger by creating a first genesis block comprising executable instructions that implement a smart contract; initializing the proxy distributed ledger as a combination of the blocks read from the second distributed ledger; and building the first distributed ledger by creating blocks and adding the blocks to the first distributed ledger, wherein each block comprises a content field created at least in part based on processing one of the blocks of the proxy distributed ledger in time synchronization based on executing the executable instructions stored in the first genesis block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mark R. Bales, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 11469889
    Abstract: A wireless communication network performs quantum authentication for a wireless User Equipment (UE). In the wireless communication network, network quantum circuitry generates and transfers qubits. UE quantum circuitry receives and processes the qubits and determines polarization states for the qubits. The UE quantum circuitry exchanges cryptography information with the network quantum circuitry and generates cryptography keys based on polarization states and cryptography information. The UE quantum circuitry transfers the cryptography keys to UE network circuitry. The network quantum circuitry exchanges the cryptography information with the UE quantum circuitry. The network quantum circuitry generates the cryptography keys based on the polarization states and the cryptography information and transfers the cryptography keys to network authentication circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Marouane Balmakhtar, Lyle Walter Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 11461759
    Abstract: A method is provided for communication by a mobile telecommunication device. The method comprises detecting, by the mobile telecommunication device, an input related to an advertisement displayed on the mobile telecommunication device and associated with an online merchant. The method further comprises, responsive to detecting the input, transmitting, by the mobile telecommunication device, to the online merchant, a token stored in a memory location in the mobile telecommunication device, wherein the token contains information for facilitating a transaction between the mobile telecommunication device and the online merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Lauren R. King
  • Patent number: 11463209
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serves User Equipment (UEs) over Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) layers. A primary access node wirelessly serves the UEs over a primary amount of MIMO layers in a primary radio channel having a primary channel size. A secondary access node wirelessly serves the UEs over a secondary amount of MIMO layers in a secondary radio channel having a secondary channel size. The primary access node selects a new primary channel size and a new secondary channel size based on the primary amount of MIMO layers and the secondary amount of MIMO layers. The primary access node wirelessly serves the UEs over the primary amount of MIMO layers in the primary radio channel having the new primary channel size. The secondary access node wirelessly serves the UEs over the secondary amount of MIMO layers in the secondary radio channel having the new secondary channel size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11461436
    Abstract: A communication device. The communication device comprises a central processing unit (CPU), a graphics processing unit (GPU), and a non-transitory memory comprising executable instructions for a sharing application that when executed by at least one of the CPU or the GPU, causes the sharing application to transmit an executable of a trusted application to an endpoint communication device, begin execution of the sharing application in a trusted security execution zone (TSZ) execution mode for sharing media content, instantiate a trustlet application that begins execution by the CPU or the GPU in the TSZ execution mode, display a unit of media content on the communication device, determine whether the unit of media content comprises confidential information, and in response to a determination the unit of media content comprises confidential information, transmit commands to the trusted application to control one or more functions at the endpoint communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Marouane Balmakhtar, Thomas Golden, Galip Murat Karabulut, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 11464077
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serves a wireless User Equipment (UE) and comprises a wireless access node and a support access node. The wireless access node determines packet drop rate for the support access node. The wireless access node determines an add threshold for the support access node based on the packet drop rate for the support access node. The wireless access node determines an add value for the support access node and determines when the add value is greater than the add threshold. When the add value is greater than the add threshold, the wireless access node signals the support access node to serve the wireless UE and signals the wireless UE to attach to the support access node. In response, the support access node wirelessly transfers user data for a wireless communication service to the wireless UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11461746
    Abstract: A method recording in-kind payments from a wireless communication service account. The method comprises building a block-chain associated with a wireless communication service account by an application executing on a computer system, where the block-chain encapsulates logic instructions, building a first block recording a first in-kind payment by the application based on executing the logic instructions encapsulated in the block-chain, where the first block comprises a first plurality of event records, a first nonce value, and a first hash value based on a hash value from a preceding block, on the first plurality of event records, and the first nonce value, and sending an in-kind payment authorization message to a wireless communication service billing system, whereby the first in-kind payment is committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mark R. Bales, Craig A. Lee, Alberto Lorente, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 11463589
    Abstract: A central routing function (CRF) platform. The CRF platform comprises a processor, a memory that stores prioritized call route lists, and an application stored in the memory. When executed by the processor the application receives a request for a prioritized call route list from a network element, where the request comprises an indication of a location of a call originator of a call and a destination telephone number, determines a call type of the call, selects a prioritized call route list associated with the destination telephone number from the non-transitory memory based on the call type, determines that a percent allocation rule applies to the call, based on the percent allocation rule, removes the first priority call route from the selected prioritized call route list to make an adapted prioritized call route list, and sends the adapted prioritized call route list to the network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jia Barton, Prakasa R. Bellam, Manuel Berumen, Quang B. Doan, Arulraj Duraisamy, Muhammad Nauhman Bashir Gora, Gerald R. Jordan, Jr., Ramaswami Rangarajan, Gopalakrishna Sagar, Michael Tsai, Kun-cheng Yang
  • Patent number: 11463856
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, a controller network element establishes a data tunnel between a wireless user device and an application server. An exposure network element receives an uplink QoS level and a cost, and the exposure network element indicates the uplink QoS level to a policy network element and indicates the service cost to a charging network element. The policy network element indicates related tunnel instructions to the controller network element. The charging network element indicates related quota instructions to the controller network element. The controller network element directs the data network element to transfer application data over the data tunnel using the uplink QoS level. The data network element transfers the application data over the data tunnel from the wireless user device to the application server at the uplink QoS level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Lyle T. Bertz, Galip Murat Karabulut
  • Patent number: 11456893
    Abstract: A method of configuring a computing service on a virtual network with a multi-segment filename. The method comprises requesting an encrypted file by an application executing on a computer by providing a hash filename extracted from a multi-segment filename, wherein the multi-segment filename comprises a unique delimiter between each of the segments of the multi-segment filename, wherein each segment comprises one of a hash filename, a plain text instruction, or plain text content. The application organizes a network slice with one or more VNFs from coded instructions in a segment of the multi-segment filename. The application constructs the computing service within the VNF by transferring one or more executables, the data file, and one or more artifacts decrypted from hash filenames saved within the multi-segment filename to the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle W. Paczkowski, William M. Parsel
  • Patent number: 11452007
    Abstract: A wireless communication network hands-in inbound User Equipment (UE) from a source communication network to a non-Third Partnership Project (non-3GPP) access node. In the wireless communication network, a Network Exposure Function (NEF) receives inbound UE context from the source communication network. An Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF) detects when the inbound UE attaches to the non-3GPP access node to hand-in from the source communication network and responsively transfers a UE context request for the inbound UE to the NEF. The NEF transfers the inbound UE context to the AMF in response to the UE context request. The AMF transfers network signaling to one or more network functions to serve the inbound UE based on the inbound UE context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Robert Keith Butler, Brian David Waters
  • Patent number: 11451954
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serves a wireless User Equipment (UE) over multiple Data Network Names (DNNs). The wireless communication network comprises network circuitry and a Radio Access Network (RAN). The network circuitry executes a Unified Data Management (UDM), a Session Management Function (SMF), and an Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF). The UDM detects a DNN reattach condition for the wireless UE and transfers a DNN reattach message for the UE to the SMF. The SMF receives the DNN reattach message and responsively transfers the DNN reattach message to the AMF. The AMF receives the DNN reattach message for the wireless UE and responsively transfers an N2 Packet Data Unit (PDU) session reattach message for the wireless UE to the RAN. The AMF receives an N2 PDU session request from the RAN for the wireless UE and responsively selects a new SMF for the PDU session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Mariyani, Rajil Malhotra, Gerald Baylis Prince Young, Anuj Sharma