Patents by Inventor Abhay Karandikar

Abhay Karandikar has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11368818
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using multi-connectivity for multicast transmissions in a communication system. A method disclosed herein includes using multi-connectivity that enables at least one User Equipment (UE) to receive at least one Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) content from the plurality of BSs at a time on different physical resource blocks. The method further includes enabling the plurality of BSs to maintain independent MBMS sessions for transmitting the at least one MBMS content to the at least one UE without synchronization. The method further includes enabling the at least one UE to combine the at least one MBMS content received from the plurality of BSs or to select a MBMS content from the received at least one MBMS content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Prasanna Chaporkar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Sadaf Ul Zuhra
  • Publication number: 20210176603
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using multi-connectivity for multicast transmissions in a communication system. A method disclosed herein includes using multi-connectivity that enables at least one User Equipment (UE) to receive at least one Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) content from the plurality of BSs at a time on different physical resource blocks. The method further includes enabling the plurality of BSs to maintain independent MBMS sessions for transmitting the at least one MBMS content to the at least one UE without synchronization. The method further includes enabling the at least one UE to combine the at least one MBMS content received from the plurality of BSs or to select a MBMS content from the received at least one MBMS content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Abhay KARANDIKAR, Prasanna CHAPORKAR, Pranav Kumar JHA, Sadaf Ul ZUHRA
  • Publication number: 20210112616
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Radio Access Network (RAN) aggregation of multiple Radio Access Technologies (RATs). A method disclosed herein includes aggregating the RATs at a RAN level to provide at least one User Equipment (UE) with multi-connectivity. The method further includes enabling at least one Centralized unit (gNodeB-CU) within at least one RAN node to uniformly control Distributed Units (DUs) of different RATs (5G New Radio (NR) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) RATs). The method further includes enabling the at least one gNB-CU to control the at least one UE and allow the at least one UE to connect with an additional RAT irrespective of an initial RAT, the UE is connected to. The method further includes controlling WLAN Access Point (AP) as a 5G distributed unit (gNB-DU).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Abhay KARANDIKAR, Prasanna CHAPORKAR, Pranav Kumar JHA, Akshatha NAYAK M.
  • Patent number: 10506508
    Abstract: A highly available network architecture for a LTE based communication network. Embodiments herein disclose an architecture for a highly available and resilient Long Term Evolution (LTE) based wireless communication network, wherein the network comprises of at least one Base Station (BS) further comprising of a merged LTE eNodeB (eNB) and a LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) entities and except for a single active BS, the other BSs can act as a backup for the currently active BS. Embodiments herein disclose a network architecture for a highly available and resilient architecture for Long Term Evolution (LTE) based wireless communication network, wherein a LTE radio interface is used for connectivity between components of the LTE communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Akshatha Nayak M, Pon Nidhya Elango, Pravin P. Magar
  • Patent number: 10433234
    Abstract: A SDN controlled Overlay Network. Embodiments disclosed herein relate to multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology) wireless communication network and more particularly to a SDN (Software Defined Networking) controlled network overlaid on a multi-RAT wireless communication network. Embodiments herein enhance relay functionality in wireless communication networks using overlay networks, wherein the overlay network is controlled and managed by a SDN (Software Defined Networking) controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Akshatha Nayak M, Pon Nidhya Elango
  • Patent number: 10187928
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling an SDN-based multi-RAT communication network. Embodiments herein disclose a wireless communication system, which can support/enable services that are currently being provided by multiple wireless communication systems. Embodiments herein disclose a wireless communication system based on SDN (Software Defined Networking). Embodiments herein disclose a network comprising of a generic control plane node. Embodiments herein disclose a method for communication between the proposed wireless communication system and existing UEs that are in use in today's 3GPP-LTE networks or IEEE 802.11 based WLANs without any changes in the mobile communication protocol. Embodiments herein disclose a method for providing services to the users, such as handover of a device from WLAN to 3GPP-LTE and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Akshatha Nayak M, Nishant Shah, Arghyadip Roy, Ojas Apoorva Kanhere, Pola Priyanka, Abhishek Dandekar, Rohan Kharade
  • Patent number: 10182354
    Abstract: Standalone LTE based communication networks. Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for providing LTE based communication to at least one User Equipment (UE) over a small region using a rapidly deployable standalone network wherein at least one LTE UE would be able to connect to an Application Server (AS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Karunakaran Kumar, Pon Nidhya Elango, Pravin P Magar, Shahid A Nadaf, Meenakshi Tripathi, Akshatha Nayak M
  • Publication number: 20180213465
    Abstract: A SDN controlled Overlay Network. Embodiments disclosed herein relate to multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology) wireless communication network and more particularly to a SDN (Software Defined Networking) controlled network overlaid on a multi-RAT wireless communication network. Embodiments herein enhance relay functionality in wireless communication networks using overlay networks, wherein the overlay network is controlled and managed by a SDN (Software Defined Networking) controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: Abhay KARANDIKAR, Pranav Kumar Jha, Akshatha Nayak M., Pon Nidhya Elango
  • Patent number: 9996101
    Abstract: Identification of a power source in a multiple power source scenario and characterization of loads. Embodiments herein relate to loads being supplied by multiple power sources and more particularly to identifying the power source supplying power to the load. Embodiments herein disclose a method and system for determining a power source providing power to a load, wherein the load is connected to a plurality of power sources. Disclosed herein is a method and system for characterizing at least one load currently connected to at least one power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Rushabh B Shah, Jaspreet Singh
  • Patent number: 9936402
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing relays in LTE based communication networks. Embodiments herein use of a packet handler node and an additional radio interface in the UE, enabling the creation of an overlay network on top of an existing LTE network. The overlay network helps in the transfer of data between the UE and the AS even when the UE is not directly connected to the LTE network by encapsulating the data from the out-of-coverage UE within the IP packet of at least one nearby relay UE connected to the LTE network and is then forwarded to the LTE core network. The out-of-coverage UE uses the additional radio interface to send packets to the relay UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Meenakshi Tripathi, Shantala R, Upendra R. Gokhale
  • Publication number: 20170318480
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing relays in LTE based communication networks. Embodiments herein use of a packet handler node and an additional radio interface in the UE, enabling the creation of an overlay network on top of an existing LTE network. The overlay network helps in the transfer of data between the UE and the AS even when the UE is not directly connected to the LTE network by encapsulating the data from the out-of-coverage UE within the IP packet of at least one nearby relay UE connected to the LTE network and is then forwarded to the LTE core network. The out-of-coverage UE uses the additional radio interface to send packets to the relay UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Meenakshi Tripathi, Shantala R, Upendra R. Gokhale
  • Publication number: 20170311253
    Abstract: A highly available network architecture for a LTE based communication network. Embodiments herein disclose an architecture for a highly available and resilient Long Term Evolution (LTE) based wireless communication network, wherein the network comprises of at least one Base Station (BS) further comprising of a merged LTE eNodeB (eNB) and a LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) entities and except for a single active BS, the other BSs can act as a backup for the currently active BS. Embodiments herein disclose a network architecture for a highly available and resilient architecture for Long Term Evolution (LTE) based wireless communication network, wherein a LTE radio interface is used for connectivity between components of the LTE communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Akshatha Nayak M, Pon Nidhya Elango, Pravin P. Magar
  • Publication number: 20170303139
    Abstract: Standalone LTE based communication networks. Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for providing LTE based communication to at least one User Equipment (UE) over a small region using a rapidly deployable standalone network wherein at least one LTE UE would be able to connect to an Application Server (AS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Karunakaran Kumar, Pon Nidhya Elango, Pravin P. Magar, Shahid A. Nadaf, Meenakshi Tripathi, Akshatha Nayak M
  • Publication number: 20170238362
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling an SDN-based multi-RAT communication network. Embodiments herein disclose a wireless communication system, which can support/enable services that are currently being provided by multiple wireless communication systems. Embodiments herein disclose a wireless communication system based on SDN (Software Defined Networking). Embodiments herein disclose a network comprising of a generic control plane node. Embodiments herein disclose a method for communication between the proposed wireless communication system and existing UEs that are in use in today's 3GPP-LTE networks or IEEE 802.11 based WLANs without any changes in the mobile communication protocol. Embodiments herein disclose a method for providing services to the users, such as handover of a device from WLAN to 3GPP-LTE and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Akshatha Nayak M, Nishant Shah, Arghyadip Roy, Ojas Apoorva Kanhere, Pola Priyanka, Abhishek Dandekar, Rohan Kharade
  • Publication number: 20160103164
    Abstract: Identification of a power source in a multiple power source scenario and characterization of loads. Embodiments herein relate to loads being supplied by multiple power sources and more particularly to identifying the power source supplying power to the load. Embodiments herein disclose a method and system for determining a power source providing power to a load, wherein the load is connected to a plurality of power sources. Disclosed herein is a method and system for characterizing at least one load currently connected to at least one power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Rushabh B. Shah, Jaspreet Singh
  • Patent number: 9191307
    Abstract: This invention is related to a method for Fast Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) of a service-network in the realm of Carrier Ethernet, comprises steps of: learning spanning tree topology of the service-network, exchanging Fast Connectivity Check Messages (Fast-CCM)s between the adjacent service-nodes of the tree, terminating the Fast-CCMs so received, to learn the fault, in the service-network, upon failure to receive a Fast-CCM through a service-port, and pro-actively notifying the fault by service nodes on either side of the faulty service-network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: TEJAS NETWORKS LTD
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Madaiah Vinod Kumar
  • Patent number: 8862102
    Abstract: A mobile social networking platform including a system and method for cellular communications and accessing services using cellular communications. The system and method enable any mobile device user having a mobile station (MS) with minimal functionality to SMS to access a social network without installing any additional software on the MS. The system and method also enable the mobile user to access Location Based Services even if the network provides location information, without specifically requiring a GPS/GPRS enabled MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: TTSL IITB Center For Excellence In Telecom (TICET)
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Animesh Kumar, Prateek Kapadia, Sanjay Kumar, Somya Sharma, Dhanashree Deval Parakh
  • Patent number: 8725078
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to wireless communications, and more particularly to reducing interference in wireless communications. The principal object of this invention is to co-ordinate between two or more communication radios, present within the same device or a plurality of devices present close to each other, without interfering with other non-interfering devices. Embodiments disclosed herein disclose a scheme for reducing interference between any licensed and/or unlicensed radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: TTSL IITB Center for Excellence in Telecom (TICET)
    Inventors: Siddharth Shetty, Punit Rathod, Abhay Karandikar
  • Patent number: 8509210
    Abstract: Differentiating wireless uplink bandwidth request by connection priority. Embodiments herein relate to wireless communications, and more particularly to bandwidth management in wireless communications. Embodiments herein focus on multiplexing bandwidth requests on a common random access channel; specifically on contention resolution protocols for a common random access channel. Embodiments herein propose a differentiated back-off timer scheme to address the problems of QoS insensitivity and delay inequity, a set of back-off parameters to implement this scheme and a method of implementing existing well-known back-off strategies within this scheme's framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: TTSL IITB Center For Excellence in Telecom (TICET)
    Inventors: Prateek Kapadia, Sesha Pavana Srinadh B. V., Abhay Karandikar, Harshad Maral
  • Patent number: 8391180
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method for hierarchy of preplanned protected path for both node and link failure in the realm of Carrier Ethernet Technology. In the event of failure in a hierarchy, the traffic is switched from work (primary) path to protected (secondary) path. If such path does not exist within a given hierarchy then traffic is routed through multiple hierarchies until SLA is met or no path exists. Hierarchies make the network fault resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tejas Networks Limited
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Madaiah Vinod Kumar