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).

  • Patent number: 11895542
    Abstract: A technique of performing a HO includes the source BS sending a HO resume message to the UE at the conclusion of a RACH access procedure that occurs in response to a HO command while a second TRX of the UE continues to exchange data packets with the source BS as if no HO command were issued. By continuing to exchange data with the source BS as if there were no HO command until the HO resume message reintroduces a RACH-less HO procedure, the interruption may be reduced to about 4 msec. At any point in time the UE handles only one protocol stack and only one security, which avoids the complexity of the advanced prior art methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ingo Viering, Jedrzej Stanczak, Ahmad Awada, Tero Henttonen
  • Publication number: 20240040442
    Abstract: A network node 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 perform: transmitting a request to a plurality of nodes to prepare one or more cell candidates; receiving an indication from at least one of the plurality of nodes indicating a capacity to prepare one or more further cell candidates; and transmitting, to one or more of the at least one of the plurality of nodes, a further request to prepare at least one further cell candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Krzysztof KORDYBACH, Ahmad AWADA, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Subramanya CHANDRASHEKAR, Jedrzej STANCZAK
  • Publication number: 20240023033
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for maximum permissible exposure (MPE) uplink (UL) budget prioritization for physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) are provided. For example, with a restricted UL power budget under MPE event duration, the user equipment (UE) may prioritize the transmissions of control signals (e.g., PUCCH, medium access control control element (MAC CE), or PUSCH carrying measurement report only) over PUSCH carrying UL user plane traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Samantha CAPORAL DEL BARRIO, Simon SVENDSEN, Sami-Jukka HAKOLA, Benny GAARD, Ahmad AWADA
  • Patent number: 11864242
    Abstract: An example embodiment relates to Random Access Channel, RACH, procedure, for example in the New Radio, NR. Random access procedures may be of two types, contention based CBRA and contention free, CFRA. A client device may only perform CBRA fallback when none of the reference signal received strengths, RSRPs, of the synchronization signal blocks, SSBs, which is associated with the CFRA resources is above a predefined threshold, T1. All SSBs and CSI-RS with associated CFRA resources may be below the threshold. Then, the client device may select an SSB or CSI-RS according to a predefined rule and perform CFRA when CFRA resources are associated. Devices, methods and computer programs are disclosed accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ingo Viering, Ahmad Awada, Jedrzej Stanczak, Samuli Heikki Turtinen
  • Publication number: 20230422126
    Abstract: A method comprising: storing a received first and machine learning model instance and a received second machine learning model instance in a cache of a terminal, wherein the first machine learning model instance is associated to a first cell and configured to make, if activated, a first prediction for the terminal, and the second machine learning model instance is associated to a second cell different from the first cell and configured to make, if activated, a second prediction for the terminal; checking if a predefined first requirement is fulfilled; activating the first machine learning model instance to make the first prediction if the predefined first requirement is fulfilled; inferring a decision involving the terminal based on the first prediction if the predefined first requirement is fulfilled; inhibiting to infer the decision involving the terminal based on the second prediction if the predefined first requirement is fulfilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Janne Tapio ALI-TOLPPA, Teemu Mikael VEIJALAINEN, Ahmad AWADA, Muhammad Majid BUTT
  • Publication number: 20230422108
    Abstract: This disclosure presents processes to allow a conditional reconfiguration of a conditional cell change operation between a user equipment (UE) and one or more of a master node (MN), a source secondary node (SN), or a target SN. In some aspects, a SN/SgNB change required message can include a measurement ID for target PSCells, a dedicated measurement ID for each target PSCell, a set of measurement IDs, or a list of target PSCells, where the data can be prepared by the target SN, or an indication for the MN to inform the source SN about a list of prepared target PSCells or a default measurement ID. In some aspects, the respective of a RRCReconfiguration or a RRCConnectionReconfiguration message can include the measurement ID, the set of measurement IDs, or the default measurement ID to inform the UE on the configurations for the cell change operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Krzysztof KORDYBACH, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Jedrzej STANCZAK
  • Patent number: 11849358
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments provide systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for a handover of a coordinated multi-point connection. For example, certain embodiment may transfer a first coordinated multi-point connection (e.g., a further enhanced multiple input multiple output (FeMIMO) connection) to a second coordinated multi-point connection where the network may instruct the UE to not perform at least one random access procedure. The first coordinated multi-point connection may be controlled by a first cell (the serving cell) where the UE is ready to receive from and transmit to a first set of cells that comprises the serving cell and one or more non-serving cells. After handover, the second coordinated multi-point connection may be controlled by a previous non-serving cell, and the UE may be ready to receive from and transmit to a second set of cells that comprises the previous non-serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ingo Viering, Panagiotis Spapis, Alperen Gündogan, Ahmad Awada, Jedrzej Stanczak, Timo Koskela
  • Publication number: 20230403613
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described including sending an addition request from a master node of a dual connectivity mobile communication system to a target secondary node of the dual connectivity mobile communication system, wherein each addition request includes information relating to a maximum number of primary secondary cells that can be prepared for primary secondary cell change by said target secondary node; and receiving a response to the addition request from the target secondary node indicating how many primary secondary cells have been prepared by said target secondary node in response to said addition request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kordybach, Ahmad AWADA, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Jedrzej STANCZAK
  • Publication number: 20230397073
    Abstract: An apparatus for use by a communication network control element or function configured to control a communication connection with a communication element or function in a first area and using a specific communication capability, the apparatus being configured to determine that a handover procedure is conducted for the communication element to switch the communication connection from the first area to a second area controlled by a target communication network control element or function to cause sending of a handover related request to the target communication network control element or function for starting a handover procedure, the handover related request including a request for service continuity including an indication that service continuity is required for at least one specific communication session, wherein the request for service continuity indicates that a path switch to the communication network is to be delayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Muhammad Naseer-Ul-Islam, Ahmad AWADA, Omer BULAKCI, Philippe Godin
  • Patent number: 11838804
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method may include transmitting, by a source network entity, at least one handover prepare request comprising at least one extension indication to a target network entity. The method may further include receiving, by the source network entity, in response to the at least one handover prepare request, at least one handover request response from the target network entity. The method may further include transmitting, by the source network entity, at least one handover command acknowledgement to at least one user equipment based upon the at least one handover request response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Pugeat, Jürgen Mayer, Michael Schopp, Ingo Viering, Ahmad Awada, Jedrzej Stanczak
  • Publication number: 20230388859
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include receiving, by a network entity, at least one parameter associated with at least one network slice, and generating, by the network entity, at least one domain management data analytics service (MDAS) report based on the received at least one parameter. At least one MDAS report comprising at least one radio access network recommendation associated with one or more of the at least one network slices may then be transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Ömer BULAKCI, Konstantinos SAMDANIS, Ahmad AWADA, Muhammad NASEER-UL-ISLAM, Anatoly ANDRIANOV
  • Publication number: 20230379771
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for controlling execution of a plurality of conditional mobility procedures, the conditional mobility procedures comprising a first conditional mobility procedure comprising a first configuration initiated by a first network node, and a second conditional mobility procedure comprising a second configuration initiated by a second network node, wherein controlling execution of the plurality of conditional mobility procedures comprises controlling sequential execution of the first and second conditional mobility procedures based on the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Ahmad AWADA, Amaanat ALI, Faranaz SABOURI-SICHANI
  • Publication number: 20230379733
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprising at least one processor, and at least one memory storing instructions, the at least one memory and the instructions configured to, with the at least one processor, cause a user equipment to determine a first information characterizing a spatial separation of a radio cell associated with the user equipment with respect to at least two antenna panels of the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Ingo VIERING, Irina-Mihaela BALAN, Ahmad AWADA, Guillaume DECARREAU
  • Publication number: 20230370910
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to device, method, apparatus and computer readable storage medium of serving cell change procedure utilizing the multiple candidate target cells. The method comprises receiving, from a second device, configuration information associated with a serving cell change procedure of the first device, the configuration information indicating at least a first candidate cell managed by a third device and a second candidate cell managed by a fourth device available for the serving cell change procedure; performing, during the serving cell change procedure, a first random access procedure to access the first candidate cell and a second random access procedure to access the second candidate cell; and accessing to a target cell determined from the first candidate cell and the second candidate cell after the serving cell change procedure is completed. In this way, the interruption time corresponding to CHO or CPC procedure when multiple candidates are available can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Faranaz SABOURI-SICHANI, Ahmad AWADA, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Jing HE, Amaanat ALI
  • Publication number: 20230362753
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium are provided for a coordinated receive (or transmit) pattern during a DAPS handover. In an example implementation, the method may include a UE sending a measurement report to a first network node, the measurement report including at least a request for a time division multiplexing pattern. The method may further include receiving a radio resource control configuration from the first network node, the radio resource control configuration including at least the time division multiplexing pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Irina-Mihaela Balan, Ingo Viering, Ahmad Awada, Tero Henttonen
  • Patent number: 11812322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for configuring Channel State Information-Reference Signal (CSI-RS) resources of neighboring cells for inter-cell mobility are provided. One method may include providing, by a network node, at least one reporting configuration to one or more user equipment. The reporting configuration is based on at least one of channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS) or synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) blocks. The method may also include receiving at least one measurement report comprising measurement results when and as specified by the at least one reporting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Timo Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Jedrzej Stanczak, Ingo Viering
  • Patent number: 11812286
    Abstract: Radio access network controller-based mobility optimization is disclosed. Mobility reports are received at a radio access network controller from multiple network node devices, each mobility report reporting at least one individual failure event to complement one or more aggregated mobility event counters and/or one or more aggregated performance measurement reports. The mobility reports are related to client devices in one or more service areas. The radio access network controller analyzes the received mobility reports. In response to the analyzing resulting in a perceived need for an update of a cell configuration of a service area of the one or more service areas, the radio access network controller determines updated cell configuration information for the service area. The updated cell configuration information is transmitted from the radio access network controller to-wards at least one network node device in the service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Eiko Seidel, Gabor Hannak, Christiane Maria Allwang, Ingo Viering, Ahmad Awada, Alistair Urie
  • Publication number: 20230354134
    Abstract: An apparatus performs evaluating, with a user equipment of a communication network, before detaching from a source cell a conditional handover execution condition fulfillment for a conditional handover with the user equipment from the source cell to at least one target cell of the communication network; and based on the evaluating, detaching from the source cell for performing the conditional handover to a target cell of the at least one target cell. Further, an apparatus performs sending toward user equipment information comprising a configuration of a conditional handover, wherein the information causes the user equipment to evaluate a conditional handover execution condition fulfillment before detaching from the source cell for at least one target cell based on an indication of the conditional handover execution condition fulfillment to a first target cell of the at least one target cell that does not support a dual active protocol stack configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Ahmad AWADA, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Ömer BULAKCI, Srinivasan SELVAGANAPATHY, Tero HENTTONEN, Amaanat ALI
  • Publication number: 20230345271
    Abstract: There are provided measures for evaluation and control of predictive machine learning models in mobile networks. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving information on a predictive model related to a radio resource management function, obtaining behavior information on an intended behavior of said predicted model, obtaining difference determination information on difference determination with respect to a predictive model prediction and said intended behavior, measuring a network condition, determining a prediction result based on said network condition and said information on said predictive model, determining a behavior result based on said network condition and said behavior information, and evaluating validity of said predictive model based on said prediction result, said behavior result, and said difference determination information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Teemu Mikael VEIJALAINEN, Ahmad AWADA, Janne Tapio ALI-TOLPPA
  • Publication number: 20230328617
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods in a communication system is disclosed. The method comprises detecting (400) a beam failure event in a serving cell; and responsive to the detection of the beam failure event, transmitting (404) a beam failure recovery message and transmitting (406) a measurement report comprising mobility measurements related to the serving cell and at least one further cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Timo KOSKELA, Ahmad AWADA, Ingo VIERING