Patents Examined by Michael T. Vu
  • Patent number: 11516728
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an access control with differentiated service is provided. The service may provide access barring information that includes an access class and a group identifier. The access class and group identifier may constitute an access category identifier that identifies an access category under a unified access control (UAC). The access class and group identifier may correlate to a type of access attempt and/or condition related to the end device. The access class and group identifier may pertain to end device access via a non-standalone deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Matthew Nelson, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 11510134
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method in a network device. The method includes: obtaining a node configuration associated with a set of Transmitting/Receiving Points, TRPs; selecting, from the set of TRPs, one or more IAB TRPs associated with a terminal device based on the node configuration and similarity metrics between an initial position estimate and historical positioning results for the terminal device; and transmitting a measurement request to a serving TRP associated with the terminal device and each of the one or more IAB TRPs; receiving, from each of the serving TRP and at least one of the one or more IAB TRPs, a measurement report indicating a Timing Advance, TA, associated with that TRP and the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Tianyi Li, Di Shu
  • Patent number: 11510029
    Abstract: A method and a device for guiding an individual in an environment comprising at least one actuator capable of being remotely controlled is disclosed. The method is implemented by a computer, and comprises determining, based on a starting point and a destination point for the individual in the environment and based on a digital model of the environment comprising a location of each actuator, a path within the environment connecting the starting point and the destination point, determining, from the determined path, a set of actuators located on the path, and issuing of an activation command for at least one actuator in the set of actuators in order to guide the individual along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Jeremy Lacoche, Anthony Foulonneau, Eric Villain, Fabrice Poirier
  • Patent number: 11483710
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture may be implemented to utilize a computing device to receive, from a communications network, a first signal to indicate that a subscriber, such as a subscriber of a mobile communication services carrier, has initiated an electronic transaction. The method may include detecting, utilizing one or more data stores, a record of a transfer of a subscriber account identifier and, in response, determining whether the transfer corresponds to a porting event initiated by a subscriber or initiated by a communication services carrier. The method may further include transmitting at least a second signal on the communications network, in which the at least the second signal indicates authentication, authorization, and/or verification of the electronic or digital transaction responsive to determining whether the transfer corresponds to a porting event initiated by a subscriber or corresponds to an event initiated by a communication services carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Prove Identity, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Naujok, Christopher Cunningham, Greg Bonin
  • Patent number: 11477653
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving encrypted transmissions between nodes in a network are disclosed. In one embodiment, two sets of nonce values are used to monitor communications between each pair of network devices, wherein one set of nonce values is used for packets transmitted from a first node to a second node, and the second set of nonce values is used for packets transmitted from the second node to the first node. These nonce values are used to encrypt packets transmitted between the two nodes. In this way, the probability of loss of synchronization may be reduced, especially in configurations where there is an intermediate node between the first node and the second node. In another embodiment, the possibility of a delay attack is minimized by the intentional resetting of security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Jakob Buron, Anders Lynge Esbensen, Jonas Roum-Møller
  • Patent number: 11468320
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting drug directions of a prescription are described. In one embodiment, values of a plurality of required pharmacy elements of a corresponding prescription are received and pre-processed, the values are weighted, a machine learning model to be used by a plurality of machine learning algorithms in predicting drug directions of the prescription is created, and a plurality of drug directions of the prescription are predicted by executing the machine learning algorithms on the weighted values of the plurality of required pharmacy elements of the prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipto Dey, Pulla Reddy P. Yeduru
  • Patent number: 11457427
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device and a plurality of network access nodes, wherein the method comprises: establishing first wake-up signalling configuration information for a first network access node; establishing second wake-up signalling configuration information for a second network access node; and monitoring for signalling transmitted by the first network access node in accordance with the first wake-up signalling format and monitoring for signalling transmitted by the second network access node in accordance with the second wake-up signalling format, and seeking to decode a subsequent paging message in response to detecting wake-up signalling in accordance with either the first wake-up signalling format or the second wake-up signalling format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 11452019
    Abstract: There is provided a method of operating a network node in a first network that is operating according to a first radio access technology, RAT, the network node controlling a first cell in the first network, the method comprising receiving information for a terminal device served by the first cell (913; 1113), the received information corresponding to information for the terminal device that was provided to the terminal device from another cell of the first network, the information being for use in a network interworking feature that enables and controls interworking between the first network and a network operating according to a second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mattias Tan Bergström, Tomas Hedberg
  • Patent number: 11451983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, among other things, may dynamically manage the capacity of a wireless network using unmanned vehicles equipped with small cell capabilities. Moreover, past traffic data may be analyzed using artificial intelligence models to predict a volume for a base station that exceeds a capacity for the base station and one or more unmanned vehicles may be dispatched to the base station to provide capacity relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 11451660
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking electronic communications between a customer phone and a user mobile device for compliance with regulations are provided. The system includes a server configured to send an email to an Enterprise Information Archiving system capable of archiving the email for at least one of eDiscovery and compliance with one or more regulations. The server can associate a virtual phone number with a mobile app residing on a user mobile device and to either: (i) receive a communication originated from the mobile app and intended for a customer phone, and send the communication the customer phone; or (ii) receive a communication originated from a customer phone and sent by the customer phone to the virtual phone number, and send the communication to the mobile app. The server also is configured to include content from the communication in the email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CELLTRUST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin K Moshir, Sean Moshir, Jay M. Armstrong, Brian Stanley Panicko
  • Patent number: 11445415
    Abstract: The present subject matter refers a method of cell selection and reselection. The method comprises detecting a plurality of neighboring cells and their associated plurality of cell capabilities while the UE, having an associated UE capability, is connected to a serving cell. A possible throughput for the plurality of neighbouring cells is determined based on the detected plurality of cell capability and UE capability. A first neighboring cell is selected from the plurality of neighboring cells based on the determined possible throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shreyas Sreenivasa, Shanthossh Nagarajan, Manasi Ekkundi, Jajohn Mathew Mattam
  • Patent number: 11445506
    Abstract: Provided are a secondary cell management method, a DU, a CU, and a base station. The method includes: acquiring, by a first network element, first trigger information; and managing, by the first network element, a secondary cell (Scell) for a user equipment (UE) according to the first trigger information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jiren Han, Yin Gao
  • Patent number: 11425751
    Abstract: A method for cross carrier scheduling can include: determining that a candidate DCI for a UE schedules a DG PDSCH that at least partially overlaps an SPS PDSCH for the UE, wherein the DCI is configured to be transmitted on a first CC having a first SCS, and the DG PDSCH is configured for transmission on a second CC having a second SCS different from the first SCS; determining a timing gap based on the smallest of the first SCS and the second SCS; determining that an available time between the scheduled SPS PDSCH and the DCI is equal to or greater than the timing gap; cancelling the SPS PDSCH responsive to determining that the available time between the scheduled SPS PDSCH and the DCI is equal to or greater than the timing gap; and transmitting the DCI to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hamid Saber, Jung Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 11425241
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for validating the origination of an incoming customer call on a wireless communication network may include receiving a SIP invite message at the wireless communication network when the call is initiated, determining whether the SIP invite message includes one or more indicators indicating that the call originated within the wireless communication network from a device with a SIM registered in the wireless communication network, and writing a classification code to a database indicating that the call is validated if the SIP invite message includes the one or more indicators. The method may further include receiving the call at an agent computer device with caller identification information, querying the database via the agent computer device according to the caller identification information to obtain the classification code of the customer call, and suppressing a step used for call authentication if the classification code indicates that the call is validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milligan, Ingrid Marie Happ, Jeffrey Wayne Stone
  • Patent number: 11418993
    Abstract: Systems and methods to understand the roadways (roads, highways, etc.) where customers are experiencing network congestion and the time of day when customer experience is degraded are disclosed. The method receives and aggregates data from a variety of sources, including customer data (e.g., speed, experience throughputs, reported coverage, etc.), network data (site coverage—RSRP/RSRQ, site capacity—users and bandwidth), maps/traffic data (speed limit), etc. to measure both vehicular congestion and network congestion on roadways. Ultimately, the method can generate an enhanced map that merges vehicular traffic congestion and network traffic congestion to present feature-added routes to a user. A user can then use the enhanced map to better plan their trip to ensure maximum network coverage during their trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Khrum Kashan Jat
  • Patent number: 11395222
    Abstract: A power and environmental orchestration (P&EO) system uses network utilization condition information to implement scenarios that partially or fully reduce power requirements for radio access network (RAN) elements. A network device obtains power orchestration scenarios for a RAN and evaluates utilization data of multiple components of the RAN against the power orchestration scenarios. The network device determines that the utilization data meets a threshold for one of the power orchestration scenarios and applies the one of the power orchestration scenarios to reconfigure the RAN for reduced power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Chiselko, Donna L. Polehn, Mark T. Watts
  • Patent number: 11386294
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to data harvesting for machine learning model training. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a network data collection system can identify a target data source location from which to harvest data for a machine learning system to utilize during a machine learning model training process. The data can be associated with a plurality of mobile communications devices operating in communication with at least one base station of a mobile communications network that serves the target data source location. The network data collection system can collect the data and provide the data to the machine learning system. The machine learning system, in turn, can create a training data set for use during the machine learning model training process based, at least in part, upon the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arthur Zaifman, John Mark Mocenigo, Glen Zdroik
  • Patent number: 11388732
    Abstract: A method for associating user equipment with base stations of a cellular network such as a 5G network. An agent receives an observation of its environment and deduces an action therefrom, this action being manifested as an association request of the user to a neighboring base station. This action is chosen according to a strategy of the user seeking the maximum of a function of action value for the observation and several possible actions. Once the actions have been carried out by the various actions, a common reward is provided by the network to the various users, the latter being zero in the case of a collision of association requests and the result of a utility function otherwise. The function of action value for the various possible actions is predicted by a recurrent neural network trained on a set of experiments stored in a local memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Mohamed Sana, Antonio De Domenico
  • Patent number: 11388581
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for robust adjustment of access and mobility management functions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a radio access network (RAN)-user equipment (UE) identifier from a first access and mobility management function (AMF), the RAN-UE identifier configured to identify a UE or UE context for a RAN; producing an AMF-UE identifier, the AMF-UE identifier configured to identify the UE or UE context for a second AMF; selecting a transport network layer association (TNLA) link towards a RAN; and sending the AMF-UE identifier to the RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Jinguo Zhu
  • Patent number: 11388649
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method of regulating access to devices that can distract a driver that is operating a motor vehicle based on received Vehicle-to-Everything communications including Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure information. One example method may include determining a vehicle is approaching a vehicle movement restriction location requiring a vehicle movement restriction, determining an amount of time associated with the vehicle movement restriction, and determining whether a device located inside the vehicle will be made accessible to a user during the vehicle movement restriction based on the amount of time associated with the vehicle movement restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver