Patents Assigned to T-Mobile USA, Inc,
  • Patent number: 11228903
    Abstract: The methods, systems, and computer readable media discussed herein are directed to enabling a fifth generation cellular-wireless access technology (5G) user equipment (UE) to receive 5G service using a fourth generation cellular-wireless access technology (4G) subscriber identity module (SIM). Upon powering on, the 5G UE may determine whether a mobile network operator (MNO) public key file exists in the 4G SIM. Upon determining that the MNO public key file exists in the 4G SIM, the 5G UE may retrieve a MNO public key value from the MNO public key file, read a subscription permanent identifier (SUPI) from the 4G SIM, generate a subscription concealed identifier (SUCI) based on the SUPI and the MNO public key value, send the SUCI to a 5G mobile network for registering the 5G UE, and begin receiving 5G services from the 5G mobile network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hun An, Phani Ramisetty, Mathew George
  • Patent number: 11228885
    Abstract: Techniques for provisioning electronic devices that may not have a local provisioning agent (LPA), such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, to a mobile network of a mobile network operator (MNO), are discussed herein. The IoT devices and/or the associated embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) may have one or more device profile templates stored thereon, where individual ones of the device profile templates are associated with a particular MNO. A device provisioning system of an MNO may provision the IoT device in a machine-to-machine (M2M) manner over the air (OTA) by communicating, such as via a radio node, one or more configuration parameters to the IoT device. The IoT device may identify a device profile template associated with the MNO to which the IoT device is to be provisioned and configure that device profile template based at least in part on the configuration parameters received from the device provisioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanmay Roy, Ryan King, Mathew George, Phani Ramisetty, Cristian Asandului, Kyeong Hun An
  • Patent number: 11228460
    Abstract: A provisioning method and apparatus provided herein are directed to provisioning of customer equipment (CEs) remotely located at different customer sites via Ethernet. By assigning a CE IP address to a CE where the CE IP address is associated with a plurality of virtual local area network (VLAN) tags and assigning an aggregation equipment (AE) IP address to an AE, first communication between the CE and the AE may be established using the CE IP address and the AE IP address, a VLAN tag from the plurality of VLAN tags at the CE based on information received from the AE may automatically be selected, and second communication between the CE and the AE may be established using the selected VLAN tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hailei Henry Cheng, Ryan Hollinger, Thomas Aquinas Bresee
  • Patent number: 11228883
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for using improving road safety use case in a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication environment. The techniques include exchanging of vehicle attribute data that include unique information about mounting vehicles, unique identification of medical devices that are in vehicle-to-passenger (V2Pa) communication with the embedded device, and the like. In an embodiment, a receiving vehicle-embedded device correlates the received vehicle attribute data relative to its stored vehicle attribute data and, based upon this correlation, the receiving device implements an adjustment in V2X communication configuration. The adjustment, for example, includes sending alerts to the medical devices, reallocating currently used bandwidth of an accessed shared spectrum to support the V2V communication with an emergency vehicle, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaviphat Lekutai
  • Patent number: 11223960
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for forecasting a coverage area of a candidate site in an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of anchor networks and of the candidate site (e.g., a donor site of a donor network), simulating a spatial layout of the anchor sites in a virtual network, and estimating a coverage area of the candidate site in the virtual network. The estimated coverage area of the candidate site forms a polygon-shaped coverage area in the spatial layout of the virtual network. The method can further include modifying the polygon-shaped coverage area of the candidate site relative to an intersection with a coverage area of a neighboring site, pruning the modified coverage area of any portion that exceeds a predefined coverage radius, and causing an output including the pruned coverage area of the candidate site as an indication of the forecast coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Orbigo, Christopher P. Chorney, Dennis Jarret Guill, Jr., Phillip Kent Prince
  • Patent number: 11223604
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing aggressive or abusing signaling on networks are disclosed. When a user equipment (UE), such as a cell phone, sends a request to a network (e.g., a REGISTER, SUBSCRIBE, or PUBLISH request), a network entity can start a “guard timer” and/or increment a “guard counter.” The guard timer can comprise a predetermined amount of time within which one or more additional requests from the same UE will be ignored. Similarly, the guard timer can be used in conjunction with a guard counter. The guard counter can enable a UE to make a predetermined number of requests before the guard timer expires. If the UE exceeds the guard counter before the guard timer expires, any additional requests will be ignored. When the guard timer expires, the guard counter is reset to zero to enable the UE to make additional requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Mohammed Al-Mehdar
  • Patent number: 11223959
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for using unlicensed assisted access aggregated band to improve direct communication channel bandwidth reliability in a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. The techniques include a (wireless communication) device that uses a first licensed band to perform a cellular network communication through a first interface (e.g., Uu), and further uses a shared spectrum to perform the V2X communication through a direct communication channel interface. The device then monitors and compares a bandwidth requirement of the V2X communication with a bandwidth of the shared spectrum. In response to the bandwidth that is less than the bandwidth requirement, the device selects at least one second licensed band to be aggregated with the shared spectrum to generate the unlicensed assisted access aggregated band. In some embodiment, the device adjusts the first licensed based on the selected least one second licensed band to avoid channel interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaviphat Lekutai
  • Patent number: 11222045
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable media for managing contact information via a network-based interface. A network resource transmits a data request to a contact information processing service. The contact information processing service processes the data request in accordance with the parameters included in the data request and information maintained by the contact information processing service. Examples of the processing facilitated by the contact information processing service include contact identification routines, contact verification routines, group-based information routines, and communication information routines. The contact information processing service returns the results to the requesting network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steffen Vance, Jeffrey Allen Armantrout, Jessi E. Alva, Teresa S. Valdez Klein
  • Patent number: 11224012
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes at least one method performed by a system of a telecommunications network. The system can establish a communications link between the wireless device and a network access node (NAN) of the 5G network. While connected over a non-mmW band, the wireless device autonomously schedules data downloads to occur when the wireless device is on an mmW band. The system then receives a request from the wireless device to perform the data downloads, which can be enabled by a packet gateway (PGW) upon receiving a confirmation by the NAN that the wireless device can connect over the mmW band. Otherwise, the PGW denies the wireless device's request to perform the data downloads, which can be enforced by the NAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 11223941
    Abstract: One or more consumer Embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) profiles that are provided by at least one eSIM profile vendor may be received at a subscription management service of a wireless communication carrier. The one or more consumer eSIM profiles are loaded into a Subscription Manager Data Preparation Plus (SM-DP+) profile data store of the subscription management service, each consumer eSIM profile for deployment to an eUICC in a consumer device. At least one corresponding Integrated Circuit Card identifier (ICCID) of the one or more consumer eSIM profiles as loaded into the SM-DP+ data store is then sent via the subscription management service to an eSIM profile management platform of the wireless communication carrier using a service data feed, in which the eSIM profile management platform provides a central interface for a plurality of entities to perform actions with respect to multiple eSIM profiles and multiple eUICC Identifiers (EIDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Babak Namiranian
  • Patent number: 11224057
    Abstract: Systems and methods discussed herein are directed to allocating subframes (or slots) of radio frames for LTE uplink transmissions and NR uplink transmissions. In some instances, subframes (or slots) of radio frames may be allocated for LTE downlink transmissions and NR downlink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wafik Abdel Shahid, Thomas P. Lucht, Yasmin Karimli, Ming Shan Kwok
  • Patent number: 11223955
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for detecting and mitigating a spoof communication within a network, such as a Session Internet Protocol (SIP) network. More specifically, a SIP server, may receive a call request to initiate a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication between an originating device and a recipient device. In response, the SIP server may analyze registration data associated with a subscriber account of the originating device, and in doing so, infer whether the call request is a spoof communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Homer Nicolas B. Filart
  • Patent number: 11223977
    Abstract: A telecommunications network may adjust service (e.g., data rate) to UE devices within an adjustable zone (AZ) that includes at least two types of coverage (e.g., 4G and 5G), depending on services being utilized by the UE devices and current network conditions of the telecommunications network. When a UE device enters the AZ, the services utilized by the UE device are determined. For instance, if the UE device is moving within the AZ, and the LTE is congested, the data rate for the device may be reduced. If the LTE network is not in a heavy loaded condition and the UE device is utilizing an Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB) service, the AZ can be reduced or disabled. Further, the device data rate can be reduced for different services in the AZ to keep more devices in NR coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuqing Xing, Mark Nikolov Killmov
  • Publication number: 20220007177
    Abstract: A cellular communication system uses a policy control rule function (PCRF) to allow or deny a particular user or user group access to a given access point name (APN). An allowed APN may support static IP address assignment for that user/user group. By restricting requested APNs via a test in the PCRF, frequent changes to the user's home service server (HSS)/home location registry (HLR) supporting static IP address can be avoided while ensuring that designated users will have access to an APN that supports the needed IP address pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Shon Lonkar
  • Patent number: 11219080
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) can select a connection type for a retry of a failed call based on system information blocks (SIBs) received from a serving base station of a first radio access layer of a telecommunication network. When the UE experiences a call setup failure of a call attempted through the serving base station of the first radio access layer, the UE can determine whether neighbor information within the SIBs includes information about a neighboring base station of a second radio access layer. If it does, the UE can select a retry connection type as a connection to the neighboring base station of the second radio access layer. If it does not, the UE can select the retry connection type as a connection to an alternate network. The UE can then retry the call through the selected retry connection type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 11218286
    Abstract: A radio frequency front end (RFFE) is configured to support dual connectivity communications, in which two different radio access technologies such as 4th-Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 5th-Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) data connections are used simultaneously for communications between a wireless communication device and respective LTE and NR base stations. In described embodiments, the RFFE uses two power amplifiers to reduce intermodulation distortion (IMD). The two power amplifiers produce output signals for a 4G LTE uplink and a 5G NR uplink, respectively. The RFFE also has a combiner that mixes the output signals to produce a composite output signal representing both LTE and NR data. Bypass switches may be used to configure the RFFE so that it can be used for single conventional 4G LTE communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Ming Lan, Ming Shan Kwok
  • Patent number: 11218468
    Abstract: Techniques are described for delivering subscriber information of a subscriber of a wireless carrier network to an authorized partner. The techniques include receiving, from a requesting entity device, a request for subscriber information of a subscriber, the request comprising a public Internet Protocol (IP) address of a user device associated with the subscriber, determining whether the requesting entity device is associated with an authorized partner based at least on one or more credentials associated with the requesting entity device, in response to determining that the requesting entity device is associated with the authorized partner, routing the request to at least one subscriber database of a plurality of subscriber databases to obtain the subscriber information using the public IP address of the user device, and transmitting the subscriber information of the subscriber to the requesting entity device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra Dhamankar, Krishnaraj Babu, Shelby Seward, Srinivas Meka
  • Patent number: 11218920
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques described herein relate to handover between Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) networks. An example method includes receiving, from a User Equipment (UE), a measurement report indicating that a signal threshold has been satisfied. In response to receiving the measurement report, handover of a communication session from a first core network to a second core network may be initiated. A message confirming that the communication session has been handed over from the first core network to the second core network can be received. In response to receiving the message, handover of the communication session can be initiated between a single radio bearer associated with a first Radio Access Technology (RAT) and a dual radio bearer associated with the first RAT and a second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wafik Abdel Shahid, Ming Shan Kwok, Yasmin Karimli, Thomas P. Lucht
  • Patent number: 11218863
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle may include a flight system, a wireless communication system, a processor, and a power system having a battery and a battery charging port. The power system may be operable to power the flight system, the wireless communication system, and the processor. The processor may be configured to operate the flight system to fly the unmanned aerial vehicle from a ground position to an in-air position while the battery charging port is attached to an air-to-ground tether, trigger a release of the air-to-ground tether from the battery charging port after determining the unmanned aerial vehicle has reached the in-air position and the battery is charged, and operate the flight system to execute a flight pattern while operating the wireless communication system to search for a wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Steve Fischer
  • Patent number: 11212834
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to allocation of one or more radio bands to a user equipment (UE) for establishing a radio link with a radio node (e.g., eNodeB or gNodeB). The radio bands may include a shared band, such as citizens band radio service (CBRS), a primary licensed band, such as the B66 band, and/or an unlicensed band, such as B46 band. A radio communications system may consider a variety of parameters associated with the distance of a UE from a radio node, signal strength of a signal from the UE, the services requested by the UE, and/or spectral availability of the each of the radio bands to determine which radio band(s) to allocate to the UE. In some cases, the radio band allocated to a UE may be dynamically changed by the radio communications system as conditions related to the UE and/or the mobile network change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jones, Ahmad Armand