Patents by Inventor Alexander Sirotkin

Alexander Sirotkin 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: 10306460
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods to establish a connection to the Internet via a local gateway (L-GW) function for a LIPA or a SIPTO@LN. The establishment of the connection to the Internet may be performed, for example, by at least one of an E-RAB SETUP procedure, an INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP procedure, an INITIAL UE MESSAGE procedure or an UPLINK NAS TRANSPORT procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Alexandre S. Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10306550
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and methods of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) setting of a User Equipment (UE). For example, a UE may include a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) transceiver to communicate with a WLAN; a cellular transceiver to communicate with a cellular network; a user interface to provide a user with a plurality of WLAN setting options and to receive an indication of a selected WLAN setting from the plurality of WLAN setting options; and a connection manager to cause the WLAN transceiver to operate according to the selected WLAN setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Sudeep Divakaran, Anand Muralidharan
  • Patent number: 10306507
    Abstract: Wireless communication traffic can be offloaded from a user equipment (UE) to two wireless points of access. For example, user equipment (UE) is connected to a radio access network (RAN) using a radio access technology (RAT) such as a long term evolution (LTE) network. The UE can determine which network capabilities are available for traffic offloading and adapt to the capabilities presented. In one embodiment, the UE can determine whether the network supports three different configurations and configure traffic offloading to operate within the network conditions: (1) RAN rules without access network detection and selection function (ANDSF), (2) ANDSF in conjunction with RAN rules or (3) enhanced ANDSF with RAN assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Mo-Han Fong, Nageen Himayat
  • Publication number: 20190159277
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, apparatuses, storage media, and systems for delivering a radio resource control layer (RRC) message between a donor next generation NodeB (dgNB) centralized unit (CU) and a user equipment (UE) by a relay RRC message between a dgNB distributed unit (DU) and the dgNB CU through an adaption layer operated on the dgNB DU. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jing ZHU, Alexander SIROTKIN, Candy YIU, Qian LI
  • Publication number: 20190150224
    Abstract: An apparatus of a RAN node in which flexible feedback for user data transferred between RAN nodes is described. The DL PDCP PDUs to be delivered to a UE is transmitted over an Xn or X2 interface between RAN and NG-RAN nodes, respectively. Feedback received allows transmitting RAN node to control downlink user data flow. The feedback contains a DDDS frame that includes a highest transmitted and delivered PDCP SN indicator parameter that respectively indicates whether a highest transmitted and successfully delivered PDCP PDU is present in the DDDS message and a highest transmitted and successfully delivered PDCP SN PDU parameter that provides feedback respectively about a transmitted status of the PDU sequence and an in-sequence delivery status of the PDUs to the UE. Buffered PDUs reported by the DDDS message are removed from memory as transmitted or successfully delivered PDUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jaemin Han, Alexander Sirotkin
  • Patent number: 10292180
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of communicating non-cellular access network information via a cellular network. For example, an Evolved Node B (eNB) may include a radio to transmit a control message over a cellular communication medium, the control message including access network information of at least one non-cellular network within a coverage area of the eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander Sirotkin
  • Publication number: 20190124546
    Abstract: An apparatus of a base station includes a memory device and processing circuitry operatively coupled to the memory device. The processing circuitry processes a buffer status report (BSR) from a user equipment (UE) indicating an amount of data in a buffer of the UE. The processing circuitry further determines a ratio of WLAN uplink data to be transmitted on a WLAN channel of the UE to long term evolution (LTE) uplink data to be transmitted on a LTE channel. Furthermore, the processing circuitry encodes a protocol data unit (PDU) indicating the amount, wherein the PDU is to be transmitted to the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Umesh PHUYAL, Jerome PARRON, Alexander SIROTKIN, Candy YIU, Nageen HIMAYAT, Ofer HAREUVENI
  • Publication number: 20190124511
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of communicating between a cellular manager and a User Equipment (UE) via a Wireless Local Area network (WLAN) node. For example, an Evolved Node B (eNB) may be configured to communicate with a User Equipment (UE) traffic of at least one Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) Radio Access Bearer (E-RAB); to participate in establishment of an IP tunnel with the UE via a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) node; to encapsulate an IP payload comprising downlink traffic of the E-RAB in an IP tunneling packet; and to send the IP tunneling packet to the UE via the IP tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Nageen Himayat, Farid Adrangi
  • Patent number: 10271243
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus of user equipment (UE) comprises circuitry to receive data transmissions as packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) packets from a radio bearer via two or more Radio Access Technologies (RATs). One or more PDCP packets are offloaded from a first RAT to a second RAT. The apparatus comprises circuitry to aggregate the received data PDCP packets, and report a status of the PDCP packets to the radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Umesh Phuyal, Shu-Ping Yeh, Nageen Himayat, Mo-Han Fong, Alexander Sirotkin, Jing Zhu, Jerome Parron, Candy Yiu
  • Patent number: 10271314
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems of User Equipment (UE) centric access network selection. For example, a node B may transmit to a User Equipment (UE) a cellular communication message over a cellular communication medium, the message including a value of a predefined parameter, which is based on a cellular network load of a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Hyung-Nam Choi, Nageen Himayat
  • Publication number: 20190075552
    Abstract: An apparatus of a Next Generation Node-B (gNB) with a CP-UP separation includes processing circuitry configured to decode a radio resource control (RRC) request message from the UE for establishing a connection between the UE and a UPF of a 5G NR architecture in a network slice. In response to a confirmation message that the UE is authorized to communicate via the network slice, encode a Central Unit User plane (CU-UP) resource status request message for transmission by a Central Unit Control Plane (CU-CP) entity of the gNB to a plurality of CU-UP entities. A CU-UP resource status response message from each of the plurality of CU-UP entities is decoded at the CU-CP entity. The resource status response message including resource availability information for the CU-UP entities. A CU-UP entity is selected by the CU-CP entity from the plurality of CU-UP entities based on the resource availability information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yifan Yu, Alexander Sirotkin
  • Publication number: 20190075023
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer-readable media associated with F1 interface arrangement configuration within a network that implements virtualized NodeBs are disclosed herein. In embodiments, one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having instructions stored thereon, wherein the instructions, in response to execution by one or more processors, cause a centralized unit (CU) of an access node to generate a CU configuration update message, the CU configuration update message to include an indication of a transport network layer (TNL) address of the CU for which a TNL association between the CU and a distributed unit (DU) of the access node is to be added or removed, and cause the CU configuration update message to be transmitted to the DU. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander SIROTKIN
  • Patent number: 10219281
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems of User Equipment (UE) centric access network selection. For example, a cellular node may include a transmitter to transmit to a User Equipment (UE) a cellular communication message over a cellular communication medium, the message including a value of a predefined parameter, which is based on a cellular network load of a cellular network controlled by the cellular node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander Sirotkin
  • Publication number: 20190059027
    Abstract: Embodiments of a Next Generation Node-B (gNB) and methods of communication are disclosed herein. The gNB may be configurable to operate as a source gNB (S-gNB). The S-gNB may transfer, from a control plane (CU-CP) of the S-gNB to a CU-CP of a target gNB (T-gNB), an XnAP handover request message that indicates an Xn handover of a User Equipment (UE) from the S-gNB to the T-gNB. The S-gNB may initiate data forwarding, from a user plane (CU-UP) of the S-gNB to a CU-UP of the T-gNB, of downlink data packets. The data forwarding may be terminated based on reception of end marker packets from a user plane function (UPF) entity. The CU-UP of the S-gNB may transfer end marker packets to the CU-UP of the S-gNB to indicate termination of the data forwarding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Feng Yang, Min Huang, Alexander Sirotkin, Xu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10194367
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems, devices, and methods for long-term evolution and wireless local area interworking. Various embodiments may include utilizing access network selection and traffic steering rules based on radio access network assistance parameters. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Hyung-Nam Choi, Nageen Himayat, Richard Burbidge, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10194361
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or cellular network communications corresponding to a non-cellular network. For example, an Evolved Node B (eNB) may be configured to transmit to a User Equipment (UE) at least one configuration message to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE with respect to at least Wireless-Local-Area-Network (WLAN), to receive from the UE at least one report message including measurement information corresponding to the WLAN, to trigger the UE to start or stop offloading to the WLAN, and/or to transmit to the UE network assistance information corresponding to the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Mo-Han Fong, Nageen Himayat, Shilpa Talwar, Shu-Ping Yeh
  • Patent number: 10194360
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or cellular network communications corresponding to a non-cellular network. For example, an Evolved Node B (eNB) may be configured to transmit to a User Equipment (UE) at least one configuration message to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE with respect to at least Wireless-Local-Area-Network (WLAN), to receive from the UE at least one report message including measurement information corresponding to the WLAN, to trigger the UE to start or stop offloading to the WLAN, and/or to transmit to the UE network assistance information corresponding to the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Mo-Han Fong, Nageen Himayat, Shilpa Talwar, Shu-Ping Yeh
  • Publication number: 20190029073
    Abstract: Techniques for 60 GHz long term evolution (LTE)-wireless local area network (WLAN) aggregation (LWA) for keeping a 60 GHz channel alive for fifth generation (5G) and beyond are discussed herein. An apparatus of a 5G/long term evolution (LTE) evolved NodeB (eNB) is connected to a 60 GHz access point (AP) via an Xw interface, and has a baseband circuit with one or more baseband processors. The baseband circuit encodes one or more measurement events, wherein upon receipt by a user equipment (UE) sets a trigger to measure a 60 GHz access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Nageen Himayat, Ofer Hareuveni, Jerome Parron, Penny Efraim-Sagi, Shadi Iskander, Alexander Sirotkin, Umesh Phuyal
  • Publication number: 20190021026
    Abstract: Uplink (UL) data splits between LTE and WLAN can be go supported in cellular networks. The split can be UE controlled or network controlled. Both UE and network controlled bearer split architectures can be supported. The reporting of Uplink Buffer Status (BSR) and the subsequent data allocation can depend on what option is supported by the network. For UE controlled UL data splits, the UE determines a traffic split ratio between LTE and WLAN. The split can be based on local link conditions. For network controlled UL data splits, the network (e.g. a Link Aggregation Scheduler at the eNB) is responsible for making bearer split decisions. The decisions can be based on link qualities, available traffic and quality of service (QoS) requirements of associated users. The split can be based on a per bearer threshold, an eNB configured ratio, or an implicit inference based on a UL grant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shadi Iskander, Nageen Himayat, Candy Yiu, Alexander Sirotkin, Jerome Parron, Ofer Hareuveni, Umesh Phuyal, Penny Efraim-Sagi
  • Patent number: 10178598
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems, devices, and methods for interworking between a universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) network and a wireless local area network (WLAN). Various embodiments may include utilizing traffic steering rules based on radio access network assistance parameters to perform traffic steering between the UMTS network and the WLAN. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Richard Burbidge, Mo-Han Fong, Nageen Himayat, Hyung-Nam Choi