Patents by Inventor Anand Raghawa Prasad

Anand Raghawa Prasad 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: 20210051468
    Abstract: Methods for (i) finding/discovering the right UDM instances and (ii) ensuring the UDM instance security are provided. The method for (i), includes the steps of: (i-1) pre-provisioning of UDM instance discovery information/parameters to the UE/USIM, (i-2) sending the UDM instance discovery related parameters to a core network element, and (i-3) discovering the right UDM instance at the core network element based on the discovery parameters and related routing information either at the UDM consumer/NRF. The method for (ii) includes the steps of: (ii-1) Secured choice of parameter for UDM instance discovery (e.g. UDM instance identifier) to the core network element and (ii-2) the secured UDM instance identifier generation and management at the UDM to prevent attack on UDM instances. Also a method to identify the cleartext IMSI/SUPI is provided for the re-authentication scenario along with the relevant procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Sheeba Backia Mary BASKARAN, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Sivakamy LAKSHMINARAYANAN, Sivabalan ARUMUGAM, Hironori ITO, Takihito YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20210051482
    Abstract: A method for integrity protection scheme by a mobile communication device or a core network entity according to a first exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes configuring settings and parameters for integrity protection for user data with another party; receiving user plane data from the other party, calculating Message Authentication Code for Integrity (MAC-I) for a part of the data and checking integrity of the part of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori ITO, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Sivabalan ARUMUGAM, Takahito YOSHIZAWA, Sivakamy LAKSHMINARAYANAN, Sheeba Backia Mary BASKARAN
  • Publication number: 20210039497
    Abstract: A network server in a mobile communication system including a group of UEs (User Equipments) includes at least one processor, and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor, the at least one memory storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor cause the at least one processor to obtain a group identifier of the group of UEs and UE identifiers of the UEs based on first information from the group of UEs, detect that at least one UE of the group of UEs leaves the group of UEs based on the first information to update the group of UEs, and send, to the at least one UE of the group of UEs that left the group of UEs, a message including the group identifier and second information related to the leaving of the at least one UE of the group of UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad
  • Publication number: 20210029523
    Abstract: In order for making MTC more efficient and/or secure, a base station forming a communication system connects a UE to a core network. A node serves as an entering point to the core network for a service provider, and transmits traffic between the service provider and the UE. The node establishes, as a connection to the base station, a first connection for directly transceiving messages between the node and the base station. Alternatively, the node establishes a second connection for transparently transceiving the messages through a different node that is placed within the core network and has established a different secure connection to the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Andreas KUNZ, Genadi VELEV, Toshiyuki TAMURA
  • Patent number: 10904740
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure enable the I-CSCF and S-CSCF to detect inbound roaming UEs to network supporting Service Domain Centralization in IMS, so that the S-CSCF is able to select the appropriate database entity and can understand the CS authentication vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Naoaki Suzuki, Anand Raghawa Prasad
  • Publication number: 20210014688
    Abstract: A communication terminal (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a control unit (12) configured to, in a case of a movement from a communication area formed by the 5GS to a communication area formed by the EPS or a movement from a communication area formed by the EPS to a communication area formed by the 5GS, determine whether or not a communication system forming a communication area at a movement destination can satisfy requirements of services; and a communication unit (11) configured to, when it is determined that the communication system forming the communication area at the movement destination can satisfy the requirements of the services, send a connection request message to the communication system forming the communication area at the movement destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori ITO, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Andreas KUNZ, Sivabalan ARUMUGAM, Sivakamy LAKSHMINARAYANAN, Sheeba Backia Mary BASKARAN
  • Patent number: 10856197
    Abstract: An SeNB informs an MeNB that it can configure bearers for the given UE. At this time, the MeNB manages the DRB status, and then sends a key S-KeNB to the SeNB. The MeNB also sends a KSI for the S-KeNB to both of the UE and the SeNB. After this procedure, the MeNB informs an EPC (MME and S-GW) about the new bearer configured at the SeNB, such that the S-GW 50 can start offloading the bearer(s) to the SeNB 30. Prior to the offloading, the EPC network entity (MME or S-GW) performs verification that: 1) whether the request is coming from authenticated source (MeNB); and 2) whether the SeNB is a valid eNB to which the traffic can be offload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad
  • Publication number: 20200374361
    Abstract: In order for efficiently managing communications between a UE (10) and multiple SCSs (20_1-20_n), the UE (10) includes, in one message, multiple pieces of data to be transmitted to the SCSs (20_1-20_n), and sends the message to an MTC-IWF (30). The MTC-IWF (30) receives the message from the UE (10), and distributes the date to the SCSs (20_1-20_n). Each of the SCSs sends (20_1-20_n), to the MTC-IWF (30), data to be transmitted to the UE (10) and an indicator that indicates for the SCSs (20_1-20 n) the time tolerance until the data is transmitted to the UE (10). The MTC-IWF (30) receives the data and the indicators from the SCSs (20_1-20_n), and determines when to forward the data to the UE (10) based on the indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20200367116
    Abstract: There is provided a network system including one or more first MMEs (30), and a second MME (40) separated from the first MMEs (30). In one of operation cases, the first MME (30) pushes, to the second MME (40), security context for a UE (10) that attaches to the first MME (30). The second MME (40) stores the security context. The first MME (30) further pushes the latest security context to the second MME (40), during a switch-off procedure for the first MME (30). The second MME (40) updates the stored security context with the latest security context. The first MME (30) pulls the security context from the second MME (40), when the UE (10) re-attaches to the first MME (30) or is handovered from different one of the first MMEs (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20200351613
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a central processing unit coupled to a memory storing instructions for executing a User Equipment (UE) implemented by a transceiver and a controller that supports Proximity Services (ProSe), and a ProSe Function that supports the ProSe and communicates with the UE via a PC3 interface. The UE sends a message for a discovery to the ProSe Function via the PC3. The ProSe Function directly sends security information to the UE via the PC3. The UE directly sends a protected message to another UE on a PC5 interface using a key based on the security information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20200344601
    Abstract: A communication terminal (10) includes control means for generating a subscription concealed identifier (SUCI) including a subscription permanent identifier (SUPI) concealed using a predetermined protection scheme, and a protection scheme identifier identifying the protection scheme, and transmission means for sending the SUCI to a first network apparatus during a registration procedure, the SUCI being sent for a second network apparatus to de-conceal the SUPI from the SUCI based on the protection scheme used to generate the SUCI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sheeba Backia Mary BASKARAN, Sivakamy LAKSHMINARAYANAN, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Sivabalan ARUMUGAM, Hironori ITO, Takahito YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200336320
    Abstract: In order for charging SDT and MTC device trigger over control plane, there is provided a network node (40) that relays messages over a control plane (T5 and Tsp) between an MTC device (10) and an SCS (50). The network node (40) counts the number of messages successfully relayed, and generates a CDR in accordance with the counted number. The messages are SDT messages delivered from the MTC device (10) to the SCS (50), SDT messages delivered from the SCS (50) to the MTC device (10), or MTC device trigger messages delivered from the SCS (50) to the MTC device (10). The network node (40) transfers the CDR to an OCF (31) or a CDF (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20200329372
    Abstract: An object is to provide a key generation method capable of maintaining a high security level in each of sliced networks when network slicing is applied to a core network. A key generation method according to this disclosure specifies network slice identification information indicating a network slice system that provides a service to be used by a communication terminal (50) among a plurality of network slice systems included in a core network (10) and, using the network slice identification information, generates a service key to be used for security processing in the network slice system indicated by the network slice identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori ITO, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Naoaki SUZUKI, Andreas KUNZ
  • Patent number: 10778799
    Abstract: In order for efficiently managing communications between a UE (10) and multiple SCSs (20_1-20_n), the UE (10) includes, in one message, multiple pieces of data to be transmitted to the SCSs (20_1-20_n), and sends the message to an MTC-IWF (30). The MTC-IWF (30) receives the message from the UE (10), and distributes the date to the SCSs (20_1-20_n). Each of the SCSs sends (20_1-20_n), to the MTC-IWF (30), data to be transmitted to the UE (10) and an indicator that indicates for the SCSs (20_1-20 n) the time tolerance until the data is transmitted to the UE (10). The MTC-IWF (30) receives the data and the indicators from the SCSs (20_1-20_n), and determines when to forward the data to the UE (10) based on the indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad
  • Publication number: 20200280849
    Abstract: A communication terminal capable of preventing a reduction in security level that is caused at the time of establishing multiple connections via 3GPP Access and Non-3GPP Access. A communication terminal according to the present disclosure includes: a communication unit configured to communicate with gateway devices disposed in a preceding stage of a core network device via an Untrusted Non-3GPP Access; and a key derivation unit configured to derive a second security key used for security processing of a message transmitted using a defined protocol with the gateway device, from a first security key used for security processing of a message transmitted using a defined protocol with the core network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori ITO, Sivakamy LAKSHMINARAYANAN, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Sivabalan ARUMUGAM, Sheeba Backia Mary BASKARAN
  • Publication number: 20200260286
    Abstract: In order for making MTC more efficient and/or secure, a base station forming a communication system connects a UE to a core network. A node serves as an entering point to the core network for a service provider, and transmits traffic between the service provider and the UE. The node establishes, as a connection to the base station, a first connection for directly transceiving messages between the node and the base station. Alternatively, the node establishes a second connection for transparently transceiving the messages through a different node that is placed within the core network and has established a different secure connection to the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Andreas KUNZ, Genadi VELEV, Toshiyuki TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200252798
    Abstract: A purpose of the present disclosure is to provide a communication system that are capable of maintaining a high security level in each divided network in the case of applying network slicing to a core network. A communication system according to the present disclosure includes a subscriber-information management apparatus (10) configured to manage subscriber information of a communication terminal; and a security apparatus (20) configured to manage identification information of the communication terminal in association with security information used in at least one network slice system usable by the communication terminal. The subscriber-information management apparatus (10) acquires, using the identification information of the communication terminal and identification information of a network slice system used by the communication terminal, security information used in the network slice system used by the communication terminal from the security apparatus (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori ITO, Anand Raghawa PRASAD, Andreas KUNZ, Naoaki SUZUKI, Toshiyuki TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200236542
    Abstract: In order for supporting separate ciphering at an MeNB (20) and an SeNB (30), the MeNB (20) derives separate first and second keys (KUPenc-M, KUPenc-S) from a third key (KeNB). The first key (KUPenc-M) is used for confidentially protecting first traffic transmitted over U-Plane between the MeNB (20) and a UE (10). The first key (KUPenc-M) may be the same as current KUPenc or a new key. The second key (KUPenc-S) is used for confidentially protecting second traffic transmitted over the U-Plane between the UE (10) and the SeNB (30). The MeNB (20) sends the second key (KUPenc-S) to the SeNB (30). The UE (10) negotiates with the MeNB (20), and derives the second key (KUPenc-S) based on a result of the negotiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20200228327
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a central processing unit coupled to a memory storing instructions for executing a User Equipment (UE) implemented by a transceiver and a controller that supports Proximity Services (ProSe), and a ProSe Function that supports the ProSe and communicates with the UE via a PC3 interface. The UE sends a message for a discovery to the ProSe Function via the PC3. The ProSe Function directly sends security information to the UE via the PC3. The UE directly sends a protected message to another UE on a PC5 interface using a key based on the security information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20200228543
    Abstract: A method of forming a secure group in ProSe communication includes requesting a service request to a ProSe server from a requesting device (21), the service request indicating a request to communicate with a receiving device (22) from the requesting device (21), performing verification on the requesting and receiving devices (21) and (22) by the ProSe server 24, sending a ProSe Service Result to the requesting and receiving devices (21) and (22) to inform to be allowed a group member, and starting a group security establishment of the group including the requesting and receiving devices (21) and (22)
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei ZHANG, Anand Raghawa PRASAD