Patents Assigned to T-Mobile USA, Inc,
  • Patent number: 11608929
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a rotational coupling mechanism for releasably coupling a device to a mounting platform. In one example, a user may nest a device within the mounting platform and perform a single rotation of the nested device to toggle between a locked position and an unlocked position. The user may continue the single rotation of the nested device, in the same clockwise or anticlockwise direction, to toggle the device from the unlocked position and back to the locked position. In a locked position, the device is restricted from translation relative to the mounting platform, however, the device may continue to rotate in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction to toggle between a locked and unlocked position. In an unlocked position, the device may disengage freely from the mounting platform and is thus subsequently free to move in any translational direction or about any rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Painter, Joseph Baird, Parag Garg, Kenneth Chou, Michael Lo, William Carter-Giannini
  • Patent number: 11611877
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for user authentication are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving a request to access a streaming service on an electronic device. The actions further include, in response to receiving the request to access the streaming service on the electronic device, determining, by the computing device, that a subscriber device is in a vicinity of the electronic device. The actions further include, based on determining that the subscriber device is in the vicinity of the electronic device, determining, by the computing device, a user identifier associated with the subscriber device. The actions further include determining that the user identifier is associated with a valid subscription to the streaming service. The actions further include providing data to access the streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kanakrai Chauhan
  • Patent number: 11608950
    Abstract: A system for upgrading and retrofitting existing streetlights. The system enables conventional streetlights using sodium vapor, and other conventional lighting technologies, to be upgraded to more energy efficient and long-lasting LED lighting. At the same time, cellular and wireless communications can be added to the streetlight to provide additional bandwidth over that provided by conventional cell towers. The system can offload bandwidth in otherwise overloaded areas, such as densely populated urban areas. The system can include mini- or micro-cellular routers, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and other micro cellular and wireless technologies. The system can include a light fixture styled to look like existing conventional light fixtures and can be retrofitted to existing streetlight poles and mounts with little, or no, modification to the pole and wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony R. McDowell, Victor Manuel Tapia Vicencio, Ledger Wesley Kellier
  • Patent number: 11610434
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable media are disclosed to provide an automatic emotional response to a digital communication. The response may include an automatically captured photo, video or audio clip taken immediately after a communication is received which is then transmitted to the sender or other parties copied on the communication. The response may also include a standardized graphical representation of an emotional response, such as an emoticon or emoji generated from an image before transmission back to the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Pipher, Wilfred I. Tucker
  • Patent number: 11611927
    Abstract: A telecommunication network associated with a wireless telecommunication provider can be configured to select user-plane functions (UPFs) for a user equipment (UE) in a network, and the handover of subscriber sessions. According to some configurations, a nearest UPF to the UE can be picked to service the UE. Choosing the nearest UPF may reduce latency to the UE when sending and receiving packets through a cellular network, such as a 5G network. Subscriber sessions can be handed over across multiple UPFs based on mobility of the UE. Subscriber sessions may be anchored on UPFs located either on edge locations or centralized data centers. Because of mobility of subscribers from a first location (e.g., x) to a second location (e.g., y), a subscriber's session can be moved from one user plane node to another user plane node seamlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Suliman Albasheir, Rahul Pal, Karunakalage Viraj Rakitha Silva, Muhammad Waqar Afzal
  • Patent number: 11606732
    Abstract: The described technology provides a system and method for determining, inter alia, if a serving cell in a cellular network is an over-shooter cell serving calls outside an intended or designed coverage area by searching for eligible neighbor cells in a search area bounded by an azimuth of a sector antenna of the serving cell. The serving cell is determined to be an over-shooter cell when, e.g., the distance between the serving cell and mobile devices associated with the calls is larger than the average distance between the serving cell and one or more closest neighbor cells in a list of eligible neighbor cells identified in the search area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Nirmal Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 11606725
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) can include a network analyzer to capture network metrics to monitor conditions of cell coverage and band dominance. In some instances, the UE is served by a base station with multiple network bands. The base station may select a network band based on an optimization scheme. In some instances, the UE can capture data representing network metrics and can report such data to a network device to further aggregate the data and to generate reports. The network device can use the aggregated data to perform band dominance analysis, which may include determining a coverage index for each available band. The coverage index may be used to determine parameters for a base station. The parameters may be modified to trigger handovers to optimize band traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Sung Yoon
  • Patent number: 11606716
    Abstract: Techniques and systems relate to utilizing network metrics to optimize performance and network coverage for a telecommunications network. Using techniques described herein, a telecommunications network may utilize network metrics collected from user equipment (UE) devices to determine how where to deploy cells, such as 5G cells, in order to optimize network performance. Metrics are collected by UE that indicates the use of different wireless access technologies (e.g., 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G, . . . ) within a telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Sung Yoon
  • Patent number: 11606304
    Abstract: Systems and methods discussed herein are directed to combining multiple network flows with respect to usage of applications into sessions. A record of a plurality of network flows may be obtained where the record relates to usage of the application by a user device in a wireless communication network. The plurality of network flows may be combined into a session, where an earliest start time of a network flow represents a session start time for the session and a latest end time of a network flow represents a session end time for the session. Based at least in part on the session start time and the session end time, a usage of the application during the session by the user device may be determined. Based at least in part on a plurality of sessions, usage of the application in the wireless communication network may be estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery A. Smith, Arundhati Ghosh, Kelly Schiller
  • Patent number: 11606674
    Abstract: Techniques for instantiating containers in a network are discussed herein. A container controller component can receive a request from a user equipment (UE) for a service, whereby a portion of the service is performed by a containerized application. The container controller component can determine a location of the UE and can determine a number of requests for the service associated with that location. If the number of requests meet or exceed a threshold number, and/or if one or more metrics associated with the service are indicative of a quality level below a threshold, the container controller component can instantiate a container associated with the service at a computing device associated with the location. In some examples, the container can run an application, such as a presentation layer of the service, which can respond to the request from the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Alexander Harrington
  • Patent number: 11606372
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for mitigating against malicious login attempts. In some examples, a computer system receives a plurality of login attempts to the system, the plurality of login attempts being originated from an Internet Protocol (IP) subnet. The computer system determines a ratio of successful login attempts to unsuccessful login attempts of the plurality of login attempts. Then, in response to determining that the ratio of a number of successful login attempts to total login attempts is below a predetermined threshold, the computer system denies a future login attempt to the system that is associated with the IP subnet for a first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett C. Peppe
  • Patent number: 11601814
    Abstract: Techniques for neutralizing malicious malware embedded in a media item being sent to a user equipment (UE) are discussed herein. A network device may receive (e.g., intercept) a medial file in transit via a wireless communication network being sent to a UE. The media file may include some type of perceptible content (e.g., audio, video, image data, etc.) as well as malware embedded in the media file. The network device may generate a transcoded media file based on the received media file that includes the perceptible content while neutralizing the malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 11601704
    Abstract: A server operated by a service provider may enable a user to upgrade and/or purchase one or more service plans associated with a user account and provided by the service provider. The service plan may include access to one or more third-party services that provide content accessible via applications. The service provider may inform a notification service that operates a device management platform that the user account is permitted access to the content provider. The notification service may send a message to the user device including an indication that the user device now has access to the content provider and/or a selectable option to install an application associated with the content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Samson Kim-Sun Kwong, Aman Sehgal, Kirby Thornton, Austin Amort, Rohit Iyer, Andrew Cheung, Sarvesh Kaushal, Reshma Majithia
  • Patent number: 11599434
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically selecting device tests for testing devices configured for operation in wireless communication networks, based upon maintenance releases (MRs) received from original equipment manufacturers. When an MR with changes for a device is received, the MR may be analyzed in order to determine what the changes pertain to with respect to the device. The changes may be clustered with respect to requirements for the changes and a knowledge base may be consulted by a recommendation engine in order to determine candidate tests for testing the MR. The candidate tests may be based upon previous tests, failed tests and, relevant tests. Based at least in part on the identified previous tests, failed tests and relevant tests, one or more tests may be selected for testing devices with respect to the newly received MR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Zhang, Wei Huang, Pei Zheng, Johnderic V. Sicat
  • Patent number: 11600123
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location-aware scanning of an IoT beacon by a mobile device, and the authentication of the mobile device, are disclosed herein. The system detects when the mobile device is within a geofenced region associated with the IoT beacon and enables the scanning by the mobile device for signals from the beacon. Using the beacon signals received by the mobile device, the system detects when the mobile device and IoT beacon are sufficiently near one another. Once the mobile device and IoT beacon are sufficiently near each other, the system authenticates control of the mobile device over the IoT beacon by verifying an authentication key transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher De La Garza, Omar Hassan, Dragos Lazar
  • Patent number: 11598837
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a location of a mobile computing device requesting emergency services are provided. A mobile computing device may receive an indication of a request for emergency services from a user of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may receive a first wireless signal from a first device. The wireless signal may include an indication of a first geographic position associated with the first device. The mobile computing device may determine a location associated with the mobile computing device based on the indication of the first geographic position associated with the first device, and may send the determined location to a provider of emergency services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Ming Lan
  • Patent number: 11601828
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using automated mobile computing device testing to ensure that a given targeted message is actually appearing in an intended manner for various types of intended recipients. The intended content or format of a target message to be presented by each of a plurality of mobile computing devices may be based on characteristics of each device. The targeted message may be sent to each device, and an indication of the actual content and/or format of the targeted message as presented by each device may be received and compared to the intended content or format of the targeted message for each device. Errors associated with the targeted message may be detected based on any discrepancies between the intended content and/or format of the targeted message for each device and the actual content or format of the targeted message as presented by each device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Mitchell, Peter Myron, Evan Fitzpatrick, Sarvesh Kaushal, Rohit Iyer
  • Patent number: 11601787
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for configuring vehicles and infrastructure (e.g., buildings, smart homes, traffic devices, utilities and associated systems, emergency response systems, and so on) to include blockchain nodes, so a smart city or area of the various devices can be supported by a blockchain network, with some or all devices and systems provisioned with nodes acting as distributed nodes for the blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11599673
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying certain types of network activity are disclosed, including parsing network traffic to automatically recognize anonymous identifiers. Such techniques may be used to identify and eliminate malicious and/or undesirable network traffic, and to identify topics relevant to a user of a particular network device so that communications to such a user are more likely to relate to a topic of interest to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Rami Al-Kabra, Prem Kumar Bodiga, Noah Dahlstrom, Ruchir Sinha, Jonathan Morrow, Aaron Drake, Chuong Phan
  • Patent number: 11593532
    Abstract: An anti-theft protection disablement solution is provided to authorized users and authorized customer service representatives. An anti-theft protection disablement request message from a recovery application on a user device may be received via a cloud messaging service or a binary messaging service. In turn, an anti-theft protection disablement message may be transmitted to the user device via the cloud messaging service or the binary messaging service when the anti-theft protection disablement request message is authenticated. The anti-theft protection disablement message may disable an anti-theft protection function on the user device that calls for an input of an anti-theft protection authentication credential for a factory reset of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Kevin Lau