Patents by Inventor Amela Kovacevic

Amela Kovacevic 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: 10243796
    Abstract: The use of a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) of a user device to perform Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) update may replace the conventional use of multiple SMS messages to update the UICC of a user device. A UICC update request may be sent to a UICC update service of a wireless communication network via a communication session by a trusted update application that is executing in the TEE. Subsequently, the UICC update service may send a UICC update file to the user device via the communication session for storage in the TEE. A copy of the UICC update file is then transferred from the TEE to modem software of a modem in the user device. The modem software chunks the UICC update files into multiple UICC update data chunks. The data chunks are sent by the modem software to the UICC to update the UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Amela Kovacevic, Ryan King
  • Publication number: 20180191560
    Abstract: The use of a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) of a user device to perform Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) update may replace the conventional use of multiple SMS messages to update the UICC of a user device. A UICC update request may be sent to a UICC update service of a wireless communication network via a communication session by a trusted update application that is executing in the TEE. Subsequently, the UICC update service may send a UICC update file to the user device via the communication session for storage in the TEE. A copy of the UICC update file is then transferred from the TEE to modem software of a modem in the user device. The modem software chunks the UICC update files into multiple UICC update data chunks. The data chunks are sent by the modem software to the UICC to update the UICC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Amela Kovacevic, Ryan King
  • Patent number: 9948338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional control over user equipment (UE) using standardized features of a subscriber identity module (SIM) is provided. The UE can impose SIMLocking criteria based on subscriber related attributes (such as rate plan, prepay, postpay, etc.). The SIM module can comprise multiple unique entries and one value for each entry. One or more entries on the SIM can be subdivided to provide additional values with each value made up of a subset of bits from a particular entry. Thus, a single entry can provide a plurality of values to make up a SIM configuration. The SIM configuration can be compared to a UE SIMLock configuration with the same, or similar, entries to determine if the SIM is compatible for use with the UE. The SIM configuration can be updated dynamically to reflect changes in the account associated with the UE or the SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Amela Kovacevic
  • Patent number: 9942094
    Abstract: The use of a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) of a user device to perform Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) update may replace the conventional use of multiple SMS messages to update the UICC of a user device. A UICC update request may be sent to a UICC update service of a wireless communication network via a communication session by a trusted update application that is executing in the TEE. Subsequently, the UICC update service may send a UICC update file to the user device via the communication session for storage in the TEE. A copy of the UICC update file is then transferred from the TEE to modem software of a modem in the user device. The modem software chunks the UICC update files into multiple UICC update data chunks. The data chunks are sent by the modem software to the UICC to update the UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Amela Kovacevic, Ryan King
  • Publication number: 20180054226
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional control over user equipment (UE) using standardized features of a subscriber identity module (SIM) is provided. The UE can impose SIMLocking criteria based on subscriber related attributes (such as rate plan, prepay, postpay, etc.). The SIM module can comprise multiple unique entries and one value for each entry. One or more entries on the SIM can be subdivided to provide additional values with each value made up of a subset of bits from a particular entry. Thus, a single entry can provide a plurality of values to make up a SIM configuration. The SIM configuration can be compared to a UE SIMLock configuration with the same, or similar, entries to determine if the SIM is compatible for use with the UE. The SIM configuration can be updated dynamically to reflect changes in the account associated with the UE or the SIM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Amela Kovacevic
  • Patent number: 9819374
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional control over user equipment (UE) using standardized features of a subscriber identity module (SIM) is provided. The UE can impose SIMLocking criteria based on subscriber related attributes (such as rate plan, prepay, postpay, etc.). The SIM module can comprise multiple unique entries and one value for each entry. One or more entries on the SIM can be subdivided to provide additional values with each value made up of a subset of bits from a particular entry. Thus, a single entry can provide a plurality of values to make up a SIM configuration. The SIM configuration can be compared to a UE SIMLock configuration with the same, or similar, entries to determine if the SIM is compatible for use with the UE. The SIM configuration can be updated dynamically to reflect changes in the account associated with the UE or the SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Amela Kovacevic
  • Patent number: 9813912
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring user equipment (UE) for use with compatible subscriber identity modules (SIMs) is disclosed. The UE can include a UE SIMLock configuration containing one or more UE parameters and a value for each category. A compatible SIM can include a SIM configuration with compatible SIM values. The UE can request a UE SIMLock configuration from one or more telecommunications network devices using secure communications. The UE can receive a UE SIMLock configuration from the telecommunications network device. The UE SIMLock configuration can be applied to the UE modem governing SIMLock engine behavior. The UE SIMLock configuration can be updated dynamically with subsequent messages from the telecommunications network device to reflect changes in the account associated with the UE, such as the fulfillment of a contract or theft of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Amela Kovacevic
  • Publication number: 20170289804
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring user equipment (UE) for use with compatible subscriber identity modules (SIMs) is disclosed. The UE can include a UE SIMLock configuration containing one or more UE parameters and a value for each category. A compatible SIM can include a SIM configuration with compatible SIM values. The UE can request a UE SIMLock configuration from one or more telecommunications network devices using secure communications. The UE can receive a UE SIMLock configuration from the telecommunications network device. The UE SIMLock configuration can be applied to the UE modem governing SIMLock engine behavior. The UE SIMLock configuration can be updated dynamically with subsequent messages from the telecommunications network device to reflect changes in the account associated with the UE, such as the fulfillment of a contract or theft of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Amela Kovacevic
  • Publication number: 20170288719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional control over user equipment (UE) using standardized features of a subscriber identity module (SIM) is provided. The UE can impose SIMLocking criteria based on subscriber related attributes (such as rate plan, prepay, postpay, etc.). The SIM module can comprise multiple unique entries and one value for each entry. One or more entries on the SIM can be subdivided to provide additional values with each value made up of a subset of bits from a particular entry. Thus, a single entry can provide a plurality of values to make up a SIM configuration. The SIM configuration can be compared to a UE SIMLock configuration with the same, or similar, entries to determine if the SIM is compatible for use with the UE. The SIM configuration can be updated dynamically to reflect changes in the account associated with the UE or the SIM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Amela Kovacevic