Patents Assigned to T-Mobile USA, Inc,
  • Patent number: 11958422
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing a road condition reporter are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, from a computing device, data that reflects characteristics of a vehicle. The actions further include, based on the data that reflects the characteristics of the vehicle, determining a characteristic of a road traveled by the vehicle. The actions further include, based on the characteristic of the road traveled by the vehicle, generating an instruction to perform an action. The actions further include providing, for output, the instruction to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag Garg, Dhruv Chadha, Nicholas LaVassar, Joseph Baird, Mehdi Piraee, Evan Ingardia, Zohebulla Bangalore Sanaulla
  • Patent number: 11962455
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system to prioritize multiple issues associated with a wireless telecommunication network. The system obtains the multiple issues associated with the wireless telecommunication network, where an issue among the multiple issues impacts a UE associated with the wireless telecommunication network. The system obtains a number of UEs impacted by the issue, an indication of importance of severity associated with the issue, and an indication of importance of current UE experience. Based on the number of UEs impacted by the issue, the indication of importance of severity of the issue, and the indication of importance of current UE experience, the system computes a priority associated with the issue. Based on the priority, the system prioritizes the multiple issues to obtain a prioritized list. The system provides the prioritized list indicating an order in which to resolve the multiple issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Gardini Vedovatto
  • Patent number: 11963074
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining and dynamically updating inactivity timers at a user equipment to detect a one-way audio or mute call to improve call experience are disclosed. The method enables the user equipment to perform a set of actions (e.g., enable, disable, drop call, don't drop call, etc.) when a one-way audio or mute call is detected. Values for the timer and/or action parameters can be dynamically determined and/or communicated to the user equipment by a telecommunications service provider based on one or more of the following factors: network health, network congestion, current events, type of call (e.g., emergency, non-emergency), type of customer (e.g., business, premium, residential, etc.), service-level agreement, and so on. Values for the timer and/or action parameters can be configurable based on a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman
  • Patent number: 11956165
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that enable a carrier aggregation of two or more carrier available carriers for uplink transmissions at a base station node. More specifically, a carrier aggregation controller may receive a resource allocation request from a base station node that is associated with an uplink transmission of user plane data from a client device. The carrier aggregation controller may determine a carrier aggregation for the uplink transmission and generate scheduling information for delivery to the base station node that is based at least in part on the carrier aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jones, Anokhi Shah
  • Patent number: 11954075
    Abstract: A system including: a transceiver; a boot processor configured to: capture an image of a container of the system, determine whether the system container image has been modified, and post, to a node of a distributed ledger network, a first attestation based on a determination of whether an anomaly exists in the system container image; a system processor; and a memory storing instructions that instruct the system processor to: receive a request to connect to an external device, request a second attestation from a node of the distributed ledger network as to whether an anomaly exists in the external device container image, determine whether an anomaly exists in the external device container image, and either: establish, in response to determining that an anomaly does not exist, a connection with the external device, or deny the request to connect to the external device in response to determining that an anomaly exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11954092
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) server can transmit a series of data blocks of a software update to an IoT device by sending a series of data block messages to the IoT device over a telecommunication network. The IoT device can return data block receipt messages to confirm receipt of the data block messages. The IoT device can also attempt to validate received data block messages, and can return data block validation messages for the data block messages that have been validated. When the IoT server receives data block validation messages for all of the data blocks of the software update, the IoT server can determine that the IoT device has received a usable version of the software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Hogan Shin
  • Patent number: 11956166
    Abstract: A spectrum refarm system defines, for each of multiple geographic regions, a spectrum set that represents telecommunications spectrum blocks in use in a corresponding geographic region and a first distribution of technical allocations of each spectrum set. The first distribution of technical allocations for an identified spectrum set specifies telecommunications technologies that are deployed on the spectrum blocks in the identified spectrum set and a number of the spectrum blocks on which each technology is deployed. The spectrum refarm system can maintain the spectrum sets in a data store and modify information in the data store to cause a distribution of technical allocations for a first spectrum set to change from a respective first distribution to a second distribution. Information in the data store is also modified to cause a distribution of technical allocations for a second spectrum set to change from a respective first distribution to a third distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Flaviu Gabriel Panduru
  • Patent number: 11956371
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques that improve upon the use of authentication tokens as a means of verifying a user identify. A server is described that receives a service request to access a secure service provided by another service provider. The server may determine whether an additional secure service is required from a third-party server, and if so, generate a recursive authentication token for delivery to the third-party server. The recursive authentication token is intended to authenticate an identity of the server to the third-party server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Engan, Douglas McDorman, James Latham, Vikash Kodati
  • Publication number: 20240114089
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention add information in the call initiation stage so that a client or device type and access type data may be embedded in the call request. Therefore, during the call-progress tone (Call Progress Tone), a processing server may then provide a logic to handle the different access type and/or client type to further enhance user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: SABUHI KIRAN ZAIFUDDIN
  • Patent number: 11950018
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for maintaining and/or facilitating video call continuity between devices. For example, the systems and methods support video calls or other communications between multiple devices (e.g., a mobile device providing a video call stream of content and a drone or other moving device capturing and streaming content via a camera) providing video content to a target device, such as another mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhanshu Pandey, Praveen Magham
  • Patent number: 11950123
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices that relate to an automated auditing system of the network conditions are disclosed. In one example aspect, a network device in a core network for wireless communication include one or more processors that are configured to determine an expected network state based on predefined configuration information of one or more network resources, receive measurement results reported by one or more wireless devices via at least one radio access node, estimate an actual network state based on the measurement results reported by one or more wireless devices, and detect a discrepancy between the expected network state and the actual network state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond E. Reeves
  • Patent number: 11950111
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) network cell that uses modular communication modems may be configured to support various communication standards and communication frequency bands. An authentication request from a modular communication modem of a plurality of modular communication modems in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) network cell may be received at a core network of a wireless carrier network following an installation of the modular communication modem into the UAV network cell, in response to authenticating that the modular communication modem is authorized to communicate with the core network, the modular communication modem is registered at the core network to handle communication between the UAV network cell and the core network. However, in response to determining that the modular communication modem is not authorized to communicate with the core network, the modular communication modem is disallowed from handling communication between the UAV network cell and the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Patrick Murphy
  • Patent number: 11947701
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for preventing software applications from gaining access to unauthorized biometric data in accordance with user preferences. In some embodiments, a software application requests access to sensor data collected by a sensor installed on a user device via a gateway application installed on the user device. Upon receipt of the request, the gateway application determines what types of biometric data the software application is authorized to obtain within the sensor data. The gateway application then identifies biometric data that is present within the sensor data. The sensor data is then altered such that biometric data that the software application is not authorized to obtain is obfuscated. Once the sensor data has been altered, the software application is provided access to that altered sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11943836
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and system related to providing service-based interfaces between network functions and a proxy call session control function for Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem services. In one example aspect, a method for wireless communication includes retrieving, by a proxy call session control function, an address of an access and mobility management function from a unified data management function. The proxy call session control function is configured to communicate with the unified data management function directly via a first service-based interface. The method also includes retrieving, by the proxy call session control function, information from the access and mobility management function. The proxy call session control function is configured to communicate with the access and mobility management function directly via a second service-based interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Arends, Nassereddine Sabeur, Raymond Ball
  • Patent number: 11943684
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing user data for a user in a cellular network. The method comprises receiving a request for user data from a requesting entity. The method includes providing login credentials associated with the requesting entity to a short message service function (SMSF), and querying the SMSF for user data. The method includes receiving user data in response to the query and parsing the received user data. The method includes converting the received user data to an API response and transmitting the converted user data to the requesting entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Avetoom
  • Patent number: 11942073
    Abstract: An emergency service request system that allows a user to effectively and/or efficiently provide information regarding an emergency situation to an emergency response center. The system presents a series of prompts to a user based on the user's preferred language, with each prompt having one or more prepopulated responses that are selectable by the user in response to the prompt. The user's responses to the prompts are prepared and formatted into a message that is transmitted to an emergency response center. The message contains the user-provided information regarding the emergency situation and the information is provided in a preferred language of the emergency response center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 11943618
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for preventing a user from continuing to access an online service once access rights have been revoked. In some embodiments, the techniques comprise receiving a request to determine a current status of access rights in association with a user and an online service, determining, based on one or more conditions associated with the online service, the current status of access rights, upon determining that the current status of access rights indicates that the user is not authorized to access the online service, identifying at least one user device associated with the user, generating programmatic instructions to cause a session token associated with the online service to be removed from a memory of the at least one user device, and providing the programmatic instructions to the at least one user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kanakrai Chauhan
  • Patent number: 11937149
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing a weapon manager are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of determining, by the server, that the weapon is in a particular location. The actions further include determining, by the server, a projected travel path of the weapon. The actions further include, based on determining that the weapon is in a particular location and the projected travel path of the weapon, generating, by the server, an instruction to disable the weapon. The actions further include providing, for output to the weapon, the instruction to disable the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11936761
    Abstract: A component of a cellular communication system is configured to prioritize data packets based on packet tags that have been associated with the data packets. The packet tags may comprise an application identifier and a customer identifier, as examples. A Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer of a radio protocol stack receives a data packet and associated packet tags and assigns the data packet to a preferred transmission queue or a non-preferred transmission queue, based on the packet tags associated with the data packet. In order to manage queue overflows, data packets of the non-preferred transmission queue may be discarded when they have been queued for more than a predetermined length of time. Data packets of the preferred transmission queue, however, are retained regardless of how long they have been queued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Shan Kwok, Alejandro Aquirre, Hsin Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 11937201
    Abstract: A system having a processor configured for executing computer-executable instructions for deregistering a user equipment (UE) during a transition between a first mobile domain and a second mobile domain. A data store is paired with the processor being configured for storing UE data, the UE data comprising one or more of the following: customer profile information, customer authentication information, and encryption keys for the information. A connection controller is configured for managing all connection and session related information from the UE. Upon detecting the UE is transitioned from the first mobile domain to the second mobile domain, the processor is configured to send a data packet to the connection controller to deregister the UE. Absent a confirmation message from the connection controller, the processor is configured to deregister the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, Subramania Kaushik