Patents by Inventor Ahmad Awada

Ahmad Awada 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).

  • Publication number: 20240147339
    Abstract: According to example embodiment, a method may include transmitting, by a master node (MN) to a target-secondary node (T-SN), a request for the target-secondary node (T-SN) to prepare a set of one or more candidate target primary cells of a secondary cell group (candidate target PSCells) for a conditional PSCell change for the user device; and transmitting, by the master node (MN) to a source-secondary node (S-SN) that provides dual connectivity for a user device, information indicating or relating to an arrival probability of a cell change for the user device to the target-secondary node (T-SN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Amaanat ALI, Halit Murat GÜRSU, Panagiotis SPAPIS, Teemu Mikael VEIJALAINEN, Sina KHATIBI
  • Publication number: 20240146485
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for configuration and transmission of a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS). A method may include forwarding, to a network element, synchronization signal block measurements of a target cell along with synchronization signal block indices. The method may also include requesting the network element to provide a channel state information reference signal configuration for a channel state information reference signal index whose source reference signal corresponds to at least one of the synchronization signal block indices. The method may further include receiving the channel state information reference signal configuration from the network element. In addition, the method may include transmitting the channel state information reference signal configuration to a user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Panagiotis SPAPIS, Umur KARABULUT, Sanjay GOYAL, Timo KOSKELA, Keeth Saliya JAYASINGHE LADDU
  • Patent number: 11963061
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code; the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to: operate the apparatus in a dual connectivity mode, wherein the apparatus is in communication with a master cell group comprising a primary cell and at least one secondary cell and the apparatus is in communication with a secondary cell group comprising a primary cell and at least one secondary cell; detect a radio link failure between the apparatus and the primary cell of the secondary cell group; provide information based on the radio link failure to the primary cell of the master cell group, the information being that the radio link failure occurred on the secondary cell group while waiting for a prepared conditional cell change from the primary cell of the secondary cell group to be fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Srinivasan Selvaganapathy, Ahmad Awada, Jedrzej Stanczak
  • Publication number: 20240121687
    Abstract: There is provided a method, apparatus, and computer program for causing a centralized unit of a second access point to perform: signalling, to a first distributed unit of a first access point configured to provide a serving cell to a user equipment, a plurality of power control parameters associated with a target cell and a reconfiguration instruction for configuring the user equipment to report uplink measurements with an indication of whether a maximum permissible exposure event has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Ahmad AWADA, Halit Murat GÜRSU, Ali KARIMIDEHKORDI, Panagiotis SPAPIS, Umur KARABULUT
  • Publication number: 20240121044
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus comprising including at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to: obtain user equipment information indicating whether a user equipment served by the apparatus would need repetitions of a reference signal transmitted by a target base station to successfully select a receiving beam aligned with a transmitting beam in a beam management procedure with the target base station; and send, to the target base station, the user equipment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Halit Murat Gursu, Samantha Caporal Del Barrio, Ahmad Awada, Ingo Viering, Panagiotis Spapis
  • Publication number: 20240121683
    Abstract: Described herein is a User Plane Function, UPF, network node, configured for data forwarding for selective activation of a Secondary Cell Group, SCG, for serving a User Equipment, UE, the UPF network node comprising: at least one processor, and at least one memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the UPF network node at least to: receive an indication message for starting data forwarding; and execute data forwarding on the basis of the received indication message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Halit Murat GÜRSU, Ahmad AWADA, Krzysztof KORDYBACH, Aritra CHATTERJEE, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY
  • Publication number: 20240121676
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code; wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to: establish a connection with a source cell; determine a first timing advance that indicates a propagation delay of uplink transmission to the source cell; determine a second timing advance that indicates a propagation delay of uplink transmission to a target cell; determine whether to initiate a handover procedure to the target cell, based at least on the first timing advance; and synchronize to the target cell during the handover procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Umur KARABULUT, Halit Murat GÜRSU, Ahmad AWADA, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Ingo VIERING
  • Patent number: 11956683
    Abstract: A UE, in response to a beam failure being detected for a serving cell that serves the user equipment, determines whether a timer is running. One of the following is performed by the UE: in response to the timer running, a beam failure recovery procedure with a target non-serving cell; or in response to the timer not running, a beam failure recovery procedure with the serving cell. Methods, apparatus, computer programs, and computer program products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Timo Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Ingo Viering
  • Patent number: 11950150
    Abstract: A source network apparatus (10) which provides access for a user equipment (30) to a communication network transmits (S102) a handover command to the user equipment (30), the handover command indicating a target network apparatus (20) for providing access for the user equipment (30) to the communication network, and a detach condition on when the user equipment (30) is to detach from the source network apparatus (10) after having accessed the target network apparatus (20) (S204) and received user plane data packets from the target network apparatus (20) (S205), wherein the source network apparatus (10) continues exchanging user plane data packets with the user equipment (30) (S101, S103) until the user equipment (30) detaches (S306) from the source network apparatus (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Ingo Viering, Jedrzej Stanczak
  • Publication number: 20240107399
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for survival time dependent flexible handover execution are provided. One method may include providing, by a network node, at least one handover execution condition to at least one user equipment. The at least one handover execution condition may include one or more delta values with respect to one or more actual handover execution conditions to allow for early and/or late execution of a handover by the at least one user equipment. The method may also include indicating, to the at least one user equipment, a transfer interval and/or a survival time information for which the at least one handover execution condition is taken into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Muhammad NASEER-UL-ISLAM, Ömer BULAKCI, Ahmad AWADA, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Amaanat ALI, Rakash SIVASIVA GANESAN, Janne ALI-TOLPPA
  • Publication number: 20240107390
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices, methods, apparatuses and computer readable medium of a configuration of successful primary secondary cell (PSCell) change report. The method comprises obtaining information associated with a SPCR; and determining a configuration of the SPCR based at least partly on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Ugur Baran ELMALI, Irina-Mihaela Balan, Guillaume Decarreau, Ahmad Awada, Bernhard Wegmann
  • Patent number: 11943674
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for conditional handovers. In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method including sending, by a first node serving a user equipment, a message to a second node, the message including an indication of whether a conditional cell change is prohibited at the second node; and receiving, by the first node, an acknowledgment in response to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Krzysztof Kordybach, Jedrzej Stanczak, Elena Virtej, Tero Henttonen, Ingo Viering
  • Publication number: 20240098826
    Abstract: Various example embodiments relate to methods, devices and systems that support early beam failure recovery. A terminal device may terminal device may comprise at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the terminal device to perform actions including detecting a beam failure state in association with at least one serving beam, and determining if at least one non-serving beam better than the at least one serving beam is available. The actions may further include triggering an early beam failure recovery (BFR) procedure in a case where the beam failure state is detected and the at least one non-serving beam better than the at least one serving beam is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Halit Murat GÜRSU, Timo KOSKELA
  • Publication number: 20240080727
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus, a method and a computer program product. In accordance with an embodiment the method includes measuring signals of one or more beams of a cell of a wireless communication network for handover; obtaining information of an identity of the one or more beams from the measured signals; storing the measurement results and the identity of the one or more beams; and sending the measurement results and the identity of the one or more beams to the wireless communication network when at least one predetermined condition is fulfilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Sina Khatibi, Ingo VIERING, Irina-Mihaela BALAN, Umur KARABULUT, Kunjan Himanshubhai SHAH, Ahmad AWADA, Andreas LOBINGER
  • Publication number: 20240073959
    Abstract: There are provided measures for beam failure recovery enhancement. Such measures exemplarily comprise, at a terminal, identifying a beam failure with respect to a radio beam provided by a serving cell of said terminal, and deciding, in response to an identified beam failure, to perform beam failure recovery attempts including at least a first beam failure recovery attempt and a second beam failure recovery attempt with respect to said serving cell of said terminal and at least one non-serving cell of said terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Panagiotis SPAPIS, Alperen GUNDOGAN, Ahmad AWADA, Ingo VIERING, Timo KOSKELA
  • Publication number: 20240073754
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure relate to an apparatus configured to enable priority configurations to be updated. The apparatus can be configured to perform receiving information indicative of at least one validity area for the apparatus wherein the at least one validity area comprises includes an area in which priority configurations assigned to the apparatus are valid; detecting that the apparatus has moved out of the at least one validity area; in response to detecting that the apparatus has moved out of the at least one validity area performing at least one of: receiving at least one new priority configuration and following the at least one new priority configuration, or triggering a state change to a connected mode to obtain at least one new priority configuration from an access node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Omer Bulakci, Osman Nuri Can YILMAZ, Gyorgy Tamas WOLFNER, Ahmad AWADA, Malgorzata TOMALA, Muhammad NASEER-UL-ISLAM
  • Publication number: 20240073770
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium for providing location management function (LMF) assisted mobility robustness optimization (MRO) may include a radio access network (RAN) node which is caused to, collect network handover information associated with at least one first user equipment (UE) device, determine whether to update a mobility policy associated with the RAN node based on the collected network handover information and a desired threshold condition, perform a first mobility policy update procedure for the RAN node based on results of the determination, receive current location information corresponding to at least one second UE device traveling between the at least one cell pair from a location management function (LMF) network device, and assign updated mobility configuration parameters to the at least one second UE device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Kunjan Himanshubhai SHAH, Sina KHATIBI, Ingo VIERING, Ahmad AWADA
  • Publication number: 20240049097
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described that support operational mode configurations for switching between serving cells. A serving cell may configure a plurality of cells to support the operational mode configuration. Each cell of the plurality of cells and an associated user equipment may store the operational mode configurations associated with the plurality of cells to improve additional switching between serving cells. A user equipment may provide intracell or intercell beam management reporting associated with the plurality of cells to assist a determination for switching between serving cells. Timing advance information may be stored to support switching back to a serving cell. A serving cell may cause switching to another serving cell for a user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Timo KOSKELA, Anup TALUKDAR, Tero HENTTONEN, Ingo VIERING
  • Publication number: 20240049091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method comprising evaluating a survival time status of a terminal device, determining a handover command transmission based at least partly on the survival time status, and transmitting the handover command to the terminal device based on the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Muhammad NASEER-UL-ISLAM, Ömer BULAKCI, Ahmad AWADA, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Amaanat ALI
  • Patent number: 11895549
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for source cell to provide a service/slice indication to the target cell in the handover preparation. The source cell provides to a target cell a list of one or more service/slice specific indications for individual ones of one or more network slices in a request for enhanced handover from the source cell to the target cell in a handover preparation phase. The source cell receives from the target cell, indications in a handover request acknowledgement of one or more selected network slices to be handed over from the source cell to the target cell using enhanced handovers. Performs make-before-break handovers to hand over these selected network slices from the source cell to the target cell and performs normal handovers for the one or more other network slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Jedrzej Stanczak, Muhammad Naseer-Ul-Islam, Ingo Viering