Patents Assigned to Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
  • Patent number: 10991130
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a memory that stores instructions and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to access a thermal image captured by a thermal imaging device, the thermal image including a plurality of pixels, convert the thermal image to a heatmap image, generate a foreground image by separating a background represented in the heatmap image from a foreground represented in the heatmap image, identify, in the foreground image, at least one hotspot representing a heat source located at the user premises, determine a contour shape of the at least one hotspot, and determine, based on the contour shape of the at least one hotspot, whether the at least one hotspot represented in the foreground image represents a target heat source located at the user premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing inc.
    Inventors: Vaidyanathan Kalyanasundaram, Rajaraman Vaidyanathaswami, Ashish Phutela, Venkata Sai Karun Gollapalli, Obulivijayaraj Obuli, Jayaraman J. Arumugam, Anil Kumar
  • Patent number: 10993177
    Abstract: An example method can include receiving, by a device, single-network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI) associated with a user equipment. The S-NSSAI can be associated with a network. The method can include determining location information associated with the user equipment, determining that a network slice instance (NSI) is to be created for the S-NSSAI, and creating an NSI based on a network service (NS) associated with the user equipment. The NSI can be created using a network function virtualization orchestrator (NFVO), associated with the network, that allocates resources, of the network, for the NSI according to the NS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen S. Young, Kalyani Bogineni, Gerardo S. Libunao, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Samita Chakrabarti
  • Patent number: 10992608
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer-readable medium provide for receiving, from an first presence server at a proxy presence device, a presence status request for presence information associated with a user device in a home carrier network; sending the presence status request to a second presence server in the home carrier network; receiving the presence status of the user device and storing the presence status of the user device in an associated database; sending presence status to the first presence server; receiving at least one subsequent request for the presence status of the user device; and sending the presence status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christian D. Lair, Amol Tuli, Khalil M. Kajani
  • Patent number: 10992396
    Abstract: A RAN node may determine an aggregate signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of each resource block of a plurality of resource blocks, where the aggregate SNR of a given resource block of the plurality of resource blocks is based on SNRs of subcarrier frequencies of the given resource block. The RAN node may determine, based on a type of network traffic on each network slice of a plurality of network slices, an index value of each network slice of the plurality of network slices. The RAN node may map, based on the aggregate SNR of each resource block, based on the index value of each network slice, and for each resource block of the plurality of resource blocks, a resource block of the plurality of resource blocks to a network slice of the plurality of network slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Raj Nahata, Kalyani Bogineni
  • Patent number: 10982960
    Abstract: A system described herein may generate visual representations of physical locations, such as floors of office buildings, outdoor areas, or other types of places. The visual representations may be based on a node map, which may be generated based on data received from user devices and/or by owners or proprietors of business or other types of locations. The node map, for a given place, may indicate features of the place, such as architectural features (e.g., doors, walls, or rooms), visible features (e.g., wall hangings, signs, or other landmarks), Radio Frequency (“RF”) footprint features, or other features. The node map may indicate the likelihood of a given user device moving from one node to another node, and these likelihoods may be used to generate navigation instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rajaraman Vaidyanathaswami, Vaidyanathan Kalyanasundram, Richard Joel, Muthu Chandrasekaran, Dineshraj Gunasekaran, Vinetha Jagadeesan, Anil Kumar
  • Patent number: 10986408
    Abstract: A device receives content data associated with a collection of content that is available to a user. The device determines, by processing the content data using a first data model that has been trained using machine learning, measures of likelihoods that the user will be receptive to each respective content of the collection of content. The device determines a duration during which the user is predicted to engage in a content watching session by using a second data model to process at least a portion of the content data. The device determines measures of utility that correspond to the collection of content and that measure utility that each respective content is predicted to have to the user during the content watching session. The device determines content recommendations for the user based on the measures of utility and causes at least one content recommendation to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jaskirat Singh Randhawa, Abdul Mahmood, Gary Sztajnman, Can Tatar
  • Patent number: 10986574
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide an eDRX service that may be implemented for idle mode and/or connected mode of an end device. A network device stores eDRX data as a part of subscription data. The network device may provide the eDRX data to another network device that manages eDRX for end devices. The eDRX data may indicate to use global default eDRX timer values, subscriber-based eDRX timer values, ranges of eDRX timer values, and single-valued eDRX timer values. Each type of eDRX timer value may be provisioned on a per end device basis, a per radio access technology type basis, and/or a per application type basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Priscilla Lau, Suzann Hua, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Jeremy Nacer
  • Patent number: 10984589
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to encoded video streams including geometric-data streams transmitted to a receiver for rendering of a viewpoint-adaptive 3D persona. A method includes obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) mesh of a subject generated from depth-camera-captured information about the subject, obtaining a facial-mesh model, locating a facial portion of the obtained 3D mesh of the subject, computing a geometric transform based on the facial portion and the facial-mesh model, the geometric transform determined in response to one or more aggregated error differences between a plurality of feature points on the facial-mesh model and a plurality of corresponding feature points on the facial portion of the obtained 3D mesh, generating a transformed facial-mesh model using the geometric transform and generating a hybrid mesh of the subject at least in part by combining the transformed facial-mesh model and at least a portion of the obtained 3D mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Simion Venshtain, Po-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 10986568
    Abstract: A user device may receive information indicating that a universal integrated circuit card has been installed in the user device, where the universal integrated circuit card may store a default table that includes network slice selection assistance information used to route data from the user device to correct slices of a network. The user device may execute an application stored in the user device based on receiving a selection of the application, where execution of the application may cause data to be generated. The user device may identify a slice of the network to which to route the data based on the network slice selection assistance information included in the default table. The user device may cause the data to be routed to the slice of the network identified based on the network slice selection assistance information included in the default table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Jagannatha, Taussif Khan, Axel Hallo De Wolf, Bharadwaj Vemuri, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Patent number: 10986566
    Abstract: A user equipment transmits user equipment information, associated with a communication of the user equipment, to permit a base station to select a first bandwidth part, a second bandwidth part, or a third bandwidth part. The user equipment is configured to communicate by the first bandwidth part, the second bandwidth part, and the third bandwidth part. The user equipment receives, from the base station, an instruction to monitor the first bandwidth part, the second bandwidth part, or the third bandwidth part. The instruction is selected based on the user equipment information. The user equipment monitors, based on the instruction, the first bandwidth part, the second bandwidth part, or the third bandwidth part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nanjun Qian, Xin Wang, Jun Yuan
  • Patent number: 10985979
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a machine learning-based resource management service is provided. A network device obtains network and end device information, and uses machine learning to determine whether to adjust an auto-scaling rule pertaining to the provisioning of an application service. The network device generates a modified auto-scaling rule based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Raghuram Parvataneni, Kirk Campbell, Ravi Sharma, Anil K Guntupalli
  • Patent number: 10986428
    Abstract: A method may include transmitting an open contention-based grant to optical network units (ONUs) and receiving, from at least one of the ONUs, a response to the open contention-based grant. The method may also include determining whether a collision has occurred in response to the open contention-based grant. The method may further include provisioning grants to ONUs in response to determine that a collision has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Denis A. Khotimsky, Eugene DeFrancisci, Gregory K. Sherrill
  • Patent number: 10986083
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are provided to store a hardware identifier that uniquely identifies an IoT device; perform an attachment procedure with a wireless network, wherein the attachment procedure includes authenticating the IoT device by the wireless network and establishing a bearer connection; establish a secure channel with an authentication device via the bearer connection, in response to successfully completing the attachment procedure; transmit, to the authentication device, a first request to authenticate the IoT device, wherein the first request includes the hardware identifier; receive, from the authentication device, a first response that indicates whether the IoT device is authenticated; and determine that the IoT device is authenticated based on the first response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Li, Dahai Ren, Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20210112446
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) can receive a first data stream and a second data stream; store data units of the second data stream, as stored data units, in a buffer while a retransmission operation is performed for the first data stream; determine that a threshold is satisfied with regard to the buffer, wherein the threshold is associated with a counter that is maintained based on the storing of the data units; and provide the stored data units based on determining that the threshold is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Xin WANG, Hui ZHAO, Lily ZHU, Andrew E. YOUTZ
  • Publication number: 20210110711
    Abstract: A simulation platform may receive, from a plurality of image capture devices, a plurality of image streams that depict an event. The simulation platform may identify an object that is depicted in each of the plurality of image streams. The simulation platform may determine, for each of the plurality of image streams, respective image-based coordinates of a path associated with the object during the event. The simulation platform may determine, based on the respective image-based coordinates and timestamps of the plurality of image streams, simulation coordinates associated with a path of the object during the event. The simulation platform may detect, based on the simulation coordinates, that the object is involved in a collision during the event. The simulation platform may perform an action associated with detecting that the object is involved in the collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. HERSON, Destah OWENS, Mohammad Naimur RAHMAN
  • Publication number: 20210112385
    Abstract: A device receives sensor data for a group of user equipment (UE) that are located within or on a structure. The device determines, based on a set of measured barometric pressures identified by the sensor data, a set of relative altitudes that identify altitudes of the group of UEs relative to each other. The device determines, based on at least a portion of the sensor data and relative altitude data that identifies the set of relative altitudes, and for each UE of the group of UEs, a floor on which the UE is located. The device causes, based on determining respective floors on which the UEs of the group of UEs are located, a data structure to store a mapping of each UE to the respective floors. The device performs one or more actions based on the mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj MONGA, Kevin DONNELLAN
  • Patent number: 10979910
    Abstract: A network device receives one or more first key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with a cell site providing wireless service within a geographic area and determines at least one first capacity usage parameter associated with the cell site providing the wireless service. The network device determines placement of an additional antenna array within the geographic area to provide a certain coverage and capacity for the geographic area based on the one or more first KPIs and the determined at least one first capacity usage parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yuk Lun Li, Yuexin Dong, Indraneel Sen, Kyriaki Konstantinou
  • Patent number: 10977949
    Abstract: A device receives a request for a flight path, for a UAV, from a first location to a second location, and calculates the flight path based on the request for the flight path. The device determines network requirements for the flight path based on the request, and determines scores for multiple networks with coverage areas covering a portion of the flight path. The device selects a particular network, from the multiple networks, based on the network requirements for the flight path and based on the scores for the multiple networks. The device causes a connection with the UAV and the particular network to be established, and generates flight path instructions for the flight path. The device provides, via the connection with the particular network, the flight path instructions to the UAV to permit the UAV to travel from the first location to the second location via the flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Gurpreet Ubhi, Ashok N. Srivastava, Douglas M. Pasko, Hani Batla, Igor Kantor
  • Patent number: 10977699
    Abstract: A device may download a session configuration file from a server over a network, obtain one or more parameters from within the session configuration file, download a content package based on the one or more parameters, and store the content package in a temporary folder. The device may also uncompressing the content package into a content folder in the temporary folder. The content folder includes resources that correspond to widgets in a template, wherein the content folder further includes the template, and wherein the template specifies a layout of the widgets on a page to be output to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Basra, John J Arky, Robert Kaphan, Antonio M Osorio
  • Patent number: 10979842
    Abstract: An exemplary audio processing system accesses audio stream data representative of a plurality of virtual sounds that virtually originate within an extended reality world and include real-time captured speech originating from a speaking user experiencing the extended reality world and a prerecorded or synthesized sound originating from a real audio source. The audio processing system also accesses acoustic propagation data representative of characteristics that affect propagation within the extended reality world of the virtual sounds to a listening avatar. As the virtual sounds propagate to the listening avatar, the audio processing system renders, based on the audio stream data and the acoustic propagation data, a composite binaural audio stream that represents simulated reproductions of the virtual sounds. The simulated reproductions of the virtual sounds are customized to account for the characteristics that affect the propagation of the virtual sounds to the listening avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Mindlin, Mohammad Raheel Khalid, Kunal Jathal, Shan Anis