Patents Assigned to Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210153042
    Abstract: A device initiates voice communication sessions with a media resource function processor (MRFP) of a network, where each voice communication session communicates audio data via one or more network devices of the network. For each voice communication session, the device sends first audio data to the MRFP and receives second audio data from the MRFP via the voice communication session, processes the first audio data and second audio data to determine one or more characteristics of the second audio data, and generates a record concerning the voice communication session based on the one or more characteristics of the second audio data. The device generates a report based on a respective record of each voice communication session, processes the report using an artificial intelligence technique to identify an issue concerning at least one network device, and performs, based on identifying the issue, an action concerning the at least one network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Charles David BRIGGS
  • Publication number: 20210152999
    Abstract: A device may receive first data items and second data items that may have been output by sensor devices. The device may add, to a node in a data structure, at least some of the first data items. The device may divide the node to create subnodes that correspond to subregions of a geographic region. The device may add, to at least one of the subnodes, at least some of the second data items. The device may generate a probability of a first relationship, between the first data items and the second data items, based on determining subnodes that include a first data item and determining subnodes that exhibit a predefined second relationship with a second data item. The device may send, to another device, the probability of the first relationship to support location-based services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiu HAO, Fenglin YIN
  • Patent number: 11012872
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a polymorphic algorithm-based network slice orchestrator service is provided. The service may manage network slices based on radio access network performance metrics, core network performance metrics, network slice performance metrics, a machine learning framework, and polymorphic algorithms. The service may be applied to a multi-tier network. The service may include management of a data network access point of the network slice on a per-tier basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna K. Bellamkonda, Kristen Sydney Young, Ravi Potluri, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11011055
    Abstract: A movement analytics platform can generate instructions for collecting video data from a site that includes a roadway. The instructions can be provided to a device having augmented reality capabilities, wherein the instructions include content displayed by the device to indicate an area at the site that an operator of the device is to position within a field of view of a camera. A data feed received from the device can include video data corresponding to the area and contextual data to annotate the video data based on observations by the device operator. The data feed can be processed to derive movement analytics associated with the area at the site (e.g., classifications, locations, speeds, travel directions, and/or the like for one or more objects depicted in the video data). The device can be provided with additional augmented reality content based on the movement analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Philip C. Jacobs, Ranxing Li
  • Patent number: 11012936
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the selection of On Durations, Off Durations, and associated timers for monitoring of downlink traffic for a User Equipment (“UE”). For example, the UE may monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (“PDCCH”) according to a first set of On and Off Durations associated with a particular profile selected for the UE, and monitor the PDCCH according to a second set of On and Off Durations associated with the particular profile upon expiration of a timer associated with the first set of On and Off Durations. Machine learning or other suitable techniques may be used to refine the selection of On/Off Durations and associated timers in an ongoing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Nanjun Qian, Nischal Patel
  • Patent number: 11010172
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide to execute a first stage boot loader during a boot-up of the device; determine whether a disaster recovery service is invoked based on the first stage boot loader reading a first file that indicates whether the disaster recovery service was invoked during a previous cycle of the device and detecting a position of a button of the device; execute a second stage boot loader in response to a determination that the disaster recovery service is invoked; again determine whether the disaster recovery service is invoked; and reboot in response to a determination that the disaster recovery service is not invoked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Arora, Kevin Meier, Timothy Perrett
  • Patent number: 11012343
    Abstract: A device may receive information identifying existing virtual network functions (VNFs) associated with an existing virtual radio access network (VRAN), and may receive information identifying proposed VNFs to deploy with the existing VRAN, wherein the information identifying the proposed VNFs includes VNF descriptors indicating interface dependencies associated with the proposed VNFs. The device may generate testing configurations, for testing the proposed VNFs, based on the interface dependencies, and may determine that a set of the proposed VNFs are validated based on testing the proposed VNFs with the testing configurations. The device may derive dependency constraints for the set of the proposed VNFs based on the information identifying the existing VNFs, and may select a new VNF that satisfies the dependency constraints, based on the set of the proposed VNFs. The device may cause the new VNF to be deployed with the existing VRAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Raj Nahata, Ravi Potluri
  • Patent number: 11010376
    Abstract: An exemplary query parsing system accesses user input text representative of a search query. The system generates a plurality of candidate parses of the user input text. Each of the plurality of candidate parses includes a candidate what portion and a candidate where portion determined from the user input text. The system generates a score for each candidate parse in the plurality of candidate parses based on whether one or more of a plurality of predefined parsing features are found in the respective candidate parse and on a machine learning mode. The system selects, from the plurality of candidate parses based on the scores for the plurality of candidate parses, the candidate what portion and the candidate where portion of a particular candidate parse included in the plurality of candidate parses as search parameters for the search query. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Batta, John Coster, Jonathan Harahush, Chad Kearney, Bryan Jeffrey Kobler
  • Patent number: 11012488
    Abstract: A system can include multiple content ingress sites to process content into portions of content. A content ingress site, of the multiple content ingress sites, can include a first set of devices. The first set of devices can be configured to process the content in a synchronized manner. The first set of devices can be configured to have excess processing capacity to facilitate failover of a first segmenter device to a second segmenter device. The first set of devices can be configured to process content from multiple sources. The system can include multiple content distribution sites to encode the portions of content. A content distribution site can include a second set of devices. The system can include multiple content satellite offices to provide the portions of content to one or more destination devices. A content satellite office can include a third set of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Shen, Suri B. Medapati, Caleb Chaney, George So, Yinqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11012328
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to maintain a repository of network function devices in a network; obtain a transport network key performance indicator (KPI) for a particular network function device in the network; and generate an administration weight based on the obtained transport network KPI, wherein the administration weight corresponds to a measure of performance associated with the particular network function device. The processor may be further configured to receive, from a requesting network function device, a network function discovery request for a network function type associated with the particular network function device; and provide a network function discovery answer to the requesting network function device, wherein the network function discovery answer includes the generated administration weight for the particular network function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Taft, Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Jerry Steben
  • Patent number: 11012873
    Abstract: A device may receive historical usage data associated with a portion of a wireless network, and may train a model with the historical usage data to generate a trained model. The device may process data identifying a future time period, with the trained model, to forecast a traffic demand during the future time period, and may compare the traffic demand and a traffic capacity of the portion of the wireless network to determine whether the traffic demand is within a threshold of or exceeds the traffic capacity. The device may identify an autonomous vehicle to deploy for the portion of the wireless network when the traffic demand is within the threshold of or exceeds the traffic capacity, and may cause the autonomous vehicle to be deployed for the portion of the wireless network, wherein the autonomous vehicle is to provide a temporary wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Mondragon, John Gregory Bosque, Xinwei Zhi, Seth Allyn Johnston
  • Patent number: 11013053
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide stateless network functions for a wireless core network. A network device in the wireless core network receives, from a network function instance in a set of network function instances, context information and state maintenance parameters for an end device. The state maintenance parameters include one or more timer values for the end device, and an action to be performed upon expiry of the one or more timer values. The network device stores the context information and the state maintenance parameters, and applies the state maintenance parameters to the context information for the end device. The network device performs the action when expiry of the one or more timer values is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Niranjan B. Avula, Gerardo S. Libunao, Sagiv Draznin, Lalit R. Kotecha, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20210142676
    Abstract: A first device may receive, from a second device associated with an emergency motor vehicle (EMV), EMV-tracking information and a communication that the EMV is in emergency response mode and may determine, based on the EMV-tracking information, that the EMV is approaching an intersection. The first device may receive, from a third device associated with a user vehicle, user-tracking information. The first device may determine, based on the user-tracking information, that the user vehicle is approaching the intersection. The first device may determine, based on the EMV-tracking information and the user-tracking information, whether the EMV is predicted to collide with the user vehicle. The first device may provide, to the second device and based on the determination of whether the EMV is predicted to collide with the user vehicle, a first notification including information regarding safety of the EMV proceeding through the intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Harlan SCHWEITZER, John Gregory BOSQUE, Dante J. PACELLA, Lee E. SATTLER
  • Publication number: 20210144065
    Abstract: A device monitors, for a software-defined networking wide area network (SD-WAN) deployment, a set of virtualized network services of the SD-WAN deployment, and applies a set of diagnostic tests to evaluate the set of virtualized network services. The device detects, based on monitoring the set of virtualized network services and in connection with applying the set of diagnostic tests, an event associated with a virtualized network service. The device analyzes, using an analytics model of SD-WAN operation, the event to identify an issue associated with the virtualized network service, and determines, based on the analytics model of SD-WAN operation, a recommendation relating to remediating the issue. The device generates an abstraction layer user interface to represent the set of virtualized network services and to convey the recommendation relating to remediating the issue, and implements, after providing the abstraction layer user interface, the recommendation to remediate the issue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Prakash BHAT, Raju SHARMA, Manish SRIVASTAVA, Ramesh NADELLA, Kumara B. TAMADA, Sivanaga Ravi Kumar CHUNDURU VENKATA
  • Patent number: 11006141
    Abstract: An exemplary image generation system accesses a full atlas frame sequence that incorporates a set of image sequences combined within the full atlas frame sequence as atlas tiles. The system generates a first partial atlas frame sequence that incorporates a first subset of image sequences selected from the set of image sequences incorporated in the full atlas frame sequence, as well as a second partial atlas frame sequence that incorporates a second subset of image sequences selected from the set of image sequences. The second subset includes a different combination of image sequences than the first subset and includes at least one image sequence in common with the first subset. The system provides the first partial atlas frame sequence to a first video encoder and the second partial atlas frame sequence to a second video encoder communicatively coupled with the first video encoder. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver S. Castaneda, Nazneen Khan, Denny Breitenfeld, Dan Sun, Vidhya Seran
  • Patent number: 11004111
    Abstract: A system may use optical character recognition (“OCR”) techniques to identify license plates or other textual information associated with vehicles. Based on this OCR information, the system may determine additional information, such as users associated with the vehicles. The system may further obtain other information, such as history information associated with the vehicles and/or the users (e.g., via an “opt-in” data collection service). Ad content may be selected based on trends associated with the users and/or vehicles, and may be presented via “smart” billboards (e.g., billboards that may dynamically display different content).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Kent W. Hughes, Kumar Sanjeev, Steven R. Rados, Thomas W. Haynes, Nithya Krishnaswamy, David Chiang
  • Patent number: 11003938
    Abstract: A device can identify a tracking device; identify, in an image or video and using a computer vision technique, a tracked asset or an identifier associated with the tracked asset, wherein the tracking device is to be used to track a location of the tracked asset; determine information identifying an association between the tracking device and the tracked asset based on identifying the tracking device and identifying, in the image or video and using the computer vision technique, the tracked asset or the identifier associated with the tracked asset; determine a link between the tracking device and the tracked asset based on the information identifying the association between the tracking device and the tracked asset; and store or provide link information that identifies the link between the tracking device and the tracked asset to track the location of the tracked asset using the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas D. Butcher
  • Patent number: 11004264
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to receiving a plurality of video streams captured of a subject by a plurality of video cameras, each video stream including video frames time-synchronized according to a shared frame rate, each video camera having a known vantage point in a predetermined coordinate system; obtaining at least one three-dimensional (3D) mesh of the subject at the shared frame rate, the 3D mesh time-synchronized with the video frames of the video streams, the at least one mesh including a plurality of vertices with known locations in the predetermined coordinate system; calculating one or more lists of visible-vertices at the shared frame rate, each list including a subset of the plurality of vertices of the at least one 3D mesh of the subject, the subset being a function of the location of the known vantage point associated with at least one of the plurality of video cameras; generating one or more time-synchronized data streams at the shared frame rate, the one or more time-synchronized data streams
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Simion Venshtain
  • Patent number: 11005722
    Abstract: A graphical network design and configuration tool provides an administrator graphical user interface (GUI) with icons that represent virtual network elements, physical network elements, and links used to deliver network-based services and associates, via the administrator GUI, the icons with network element properties based on user input. A design GUI is provided including a design canvas to arrange and connect the icons. User input is received via the design GUI to arrange the icons on the design canvas to provide a design for a network-based service. A design template for the network-based service is generated based on the second user input. A configuration GUI solicits location-specific network level attributes for network elements in the design template and creates an instance of the design template based on the network level attributes. Configuration files are automatically generated for the physical network elements represented in the instance of the design template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Srilakshmi Reddy Valisammagari, Mukesh Kumar, Ganesh Narayan, Sanjay Ravindra Ranade, Chetan B. Gopal, Amit Kapoor, Viraj Parekh, Shrinath Kuppa
  • Patent number: 11006264
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a user device, a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) personal safety message (PSM) that includes an indication of a location of the user device. The device may determine a relaying action to be performed by the device with respect to the PSM based on the location of the user device, wherein the relaying action includes at least one of: relaying the PSM to one or more V2X devices in a vicinity of the device, refraining from relaying the PSM to the one or more V2X devices, or transmitting an aggregate PSM that is generated based on multiple PSMs, including the PSM, received from multiple user devices. The device may perform the determined relaying action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Mourad B. Takla