Patents by Inventor Andrew E. Youtz

Andrew E. Youtz 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: 20200314663
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which beam configuration management service is provided. A network device of a wireless access network provides the service that includes identifying redundant configurations across carriers associated with a cell group, and links the common beam configurations to these carriers. The service also includes identifying any difference beam configurations relative to the common beam configurations for a carrier. The service may transmit this beam configuration information in a control plane message to an end device. The end device may use the beam configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Lily Zhu, Hui Zhao, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Publication number: 20200296594
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide reliable voice connections and highest possible data rates in New Radio dual-connectivity environments, given limitations of available spectrum. A system includes a first wireless station and a second wireless station. The first wireless station provides a shared spectrum of a first frequency band, the shared spectrum including a first spectrum for a first cellular wireless standard and a second spectrum for a second cellular wireless standard. The second wireless station is at least partially within a coverage area of the first wireless station and provides a third spectrum for the second cellular wireless standard. The third spectrum is a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The first wireless station broadcasts cell parameters barring an end device in an idle mode from camping on the second spectrum. The first wireless station or the second wireless station triggers the end device to swap to the second spectrum when a paging request for a voice call is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Niranjan B. Avula, Timothy M. Dwight, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Kalyani Bogineni, Andrew E. Youtz, Xin Wang, Sagiv Draznin
  • Patent number: 10778729
    Abstract: A network device determines radio frequency (RF) conditions at a first endpoint and a second endpoint of a call or session. The network device determines optimum first codec parameters for the determined RF conditions at the first endpoint of the call or session, and determines optimum second codec parameters for the determined RF conditions at the second endpoint of the call or session. The network device sends the first codec parameters to the first endpoint for altering operation of a first codec at a first device at the first endpoint. The network device sends the second codec parameters to the second endpoint for altering operation of a second codec at a second device at the second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Jun Yuan, Jignesh S. Panchal, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10763949
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to establish a communication channel with a fixed wireless access (FWA) user equipment (UE) device associated with a provider; scan for Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) antenna beams from a base station associated with the provider; and identify a plurality of 5G NR antenna beams. The processor may be further configured to rank the plurality of 5G NR antenna beams based on a key performance indicator (KPI); select a highest ranked antenna beam, from the plurality of 5G NR antenna beams, via which the FWA UE device is able to connect to the base station associated with the provider while satisfying a threshold requirement associated with the KPI; and use the selected antenna beam to exchange wireless signals between the base station and the FWA UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Shen-De Lin, Paul R. McDonough
  • Publication number: 20200274609
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to establish a communication channel with a fixed wireless access (FWA) user equipment (UE) device associated with a provider; scan for Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) antenna beams from a base station associated with the provider; and identify a plurality of 5G NR antenna beams. The processor may be further configured to rank the plurality of 5G NR antenna beams based on a key performance indicator (KPI); select a highest ranked antenna beam, from the plurality of 5G NR antenna beams, via which the FWA UE device is able to connect to the base station associated with the provider while satisfying a threshold requirement associated with the KPI; and use the selected antenna beam to exchange wireless signals between the base station and the FWA UE device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Shen-De Lin, Paul R. McDonough
  • Patent number: 10701553
    Abstract: A device receives information identifying device types associated with respective user devices, and determines a mechanism to indicate a device type, of the device types, to a network device associated with a network. The device type is associated with a user device of the respective user devices, and the mechanism includes a device type field, a device profile identifier, or an assistance information message that indicate the device type of the user device to the network device. The device provides, to the user device via the network device, information identifying the mechanism to indicate the device type of the user device to the network device. The information identifying the mechanism enables the user device to utilize the mechanism to indicate the device type of the user device to the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhao, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200196300
    Abstract: A device may receive a request, from a user equipment (UE), to connect to a network. The device may receive antenna information indicating that the UE has a single antenna, and the device may receive device type information indicating a device type of the UE or network resource requirements associated with the UE. The device may obtain network policy information, relating to the UE, based on the antenna information and/or the device type information. The network policy information may indicate one or more policy rules associated with allocating network resources. The device may determine a quantity of network resources to allocate based on the network policy information, and the device may allocate the quantity of network resources for the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew E. YOUTZ, Lily ZHU, Jignesh S. PANCHAL
  • Patent number: 10681559
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide reliable voice connections and highest possible data rates in New Radio dual-connectivity environments, given limitations of available spectrum. A system includes a first wireless station and a second wireless station. The first wireless station provides a shared spectrum of a first frequency band, the shared spectrum including a first spectrum for a first cellular wireless standard and a second spectrum for a second cellular wireless standard. The second wireless station is at least partially within a coverage area of the first wireless station and provides a third spectrum for the second cellular wireless standard. The third spectrum is a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The first wireless station broadcasts cell parameters barring an end device in an idle mode from camping on the second spectrum. The first wireless station or the second wireless station triggers the end device to swap to the second spectrum when a paging request for a voice call is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Niranjan B. Avula, Timothy M. Dwight, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Kalyani Bogineni, Andrew E. Youtz, Xin Wang, Sagiv Draznin
  • Publication number: 20200169339
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Publication number: 20200163131
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) can determine that a thermal condition or a battery condition is satisfied with regard to the UE, wherein the UE is associated with a 4G/Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) connection and a 5G/New Radio (5G/NR) connection; determine whether the 5G/NR connection is to be activated or deactivated based on the thermal condition or the battery condition; transmit a tracking area update request based on determining that the thermal condition or the battery condition is satisfied; transmit capability information, wherein, when the 5G/NR connection is to be activated, the capability information indicates a 5G/NR capability of the UE, and wherein, when the 5G/NR connection is to be deactivated, the capability information does not indicate the 5G/NR capability of the UE; and deactivate or activate a 5G/NR modem of the UE based on determining that the thermal condition or the battery condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew E. YOUTZ, Lily ZHU, Xin WANG, Balaji L. RAGHAVACHARI
  • Publication number: 20200137816
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which cell selection management service is provided. An Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access-New Radio (E-UTRA-NR) Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) capable end device uses a system information block message to determine whether a wireless station is an EN-DC capable anchor device. Also, the EN-DC capable end device may store a permanent tracking area forbidden list that includes tracking area identifiers pertaining to non-EN-DC capable anchor devices that include femtocell devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hui Zhao, Andrew E. Youtz, Xin Wang, Samirkumar Patel, Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 10608729
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to establish a communication channel with a fixed wireless access (FWA) user equipment (UE) device associated with a provider; scan for Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) antenna beams from a base station associated with the provider; and identify a plurality of 5G NR antenna beams. The processor may be further configured to rank the plurality of 5G NR antenna beams based on a key performance indicator (KPI); select a highest ranked antenna beam, from the plurality of 5G NR antenna beams, via which the FWA UE device is able to connect to the base station associated with the provider while satisfying a threshold requirement associated with the KPI; and use the selected antenna beam to exchange wireless signals between the base station and the FWA UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Shen-De Lin, Paul R. McDonough
  • Patent number: 10609627
    Abstract: A device can receive a system information data from a cell and obtain cell metadata from the system information data, the cell metadata including at least one of: a cell identifier, or a cellular parameter. The device can determine, based on the cell metadata, that the cell is of a particular cell type of multiple cell types, including: a fifth generation long term evolution (LTE) cell type, a fifth generation new radio (NR) sub-6 GHz cell type, and a fifth generation NR millimeter wave cell type. Based on the particular cell type, the device can perform an action, including causing display of an indicator on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhao, Samirkumar Patel, Lily Zhu, Andrew E. Youtz, Christopher M. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10602523
    Abstract: A device may receive a request, from a user equipment (UE), to connect to a network. The device may receive antenna information indicating that the UE has a single antenna, and the device may receive device type information indicating a device type of the UE or network resource requirements associated with the UE. The device may obtain network policy information, relating to the UE, based on the antenna information and/or the device type information. The network policy information may indicate one or more policy rules associated with allocating network resources. The device may determine a quantity of network resources to allocate based on the network policy information, and the device may allocate the quantity of network resources for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Publication number: 20200092935
    Abstract: A device, a computer-readable medium, and a method provide for determining, based on a network synchronization signal, a signal power value for a wireless communication; determining, based on the network synchronization signal, a signal quality value for the wireless communication; generating, using the signal power value and the signal quality value, a signal strength associated with a next generation network connection; determining a state of the device, wherein the state relates to a next generation network connection state and a fourth generation (4G)/Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) network connection state of the device; providing for display a network indicator indicating whether the device is associated with a 4G/LTE network connection or the next generation network connection, wherein the network indicator is based on the state of the device; and providing, for display, a first signal indicator indicating the signal strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Xin WANG, Andrew E. YOUTZ, Hui ZHAO, Lily ZHU, Samirkumar PATEL, Balaji L. RAGHAVACHARI
  • Publication number: 20200092712
    Abstract: A device receives information identifying device types associated with respective user devices, and determines a mechanism to indicate a device type, of the device types, to a network device associated with a network. The device type is associated with a user device of the respective user devices, and the mechanism includes a device type field, a device profile identifier, or an assistance information message that indicate the device type of the user device to the network device. The device provides, to the user device via the network device, information identifying the mechanism to indicate the device type of the user device to the network device. The information identifying the mechanism enables the user device to utilize the mechanism to indicate the device type of the user device to the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hui ZHAO, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200076518
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10568149
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) can determine that a thermal condition or a battery condition is satisfied with regard to the UE, wherein the UE is associated with a 4G/Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) connection and a 5G/New Radio (5G/NR) connection; determine whether the 5G/NR connection is to be activated or deactivated based on the thermal condition or the battery condition; transmit a tracking area update request based on determining that the thermal condition or the battery condition is satisfied; transmit capability information, wherein, when the 5G/NR connection is to be activated, the capability information indicates a 5G/NR capability of the UE, and wherein, when the 5G/NR connection is to be deactivated, the capability information does not indicate the 5G/NR capability of the UE; and deactivate or activate a 5G/NR modem of the UE based on determining that the thermal condition or the battery condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Balaji L. Raghavachari
  • Patent number: 10560204
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Publication number: 20200008069
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide reliable voice connections and highest possible data rates in New Radio dual-connectivity environments, given limitations of available spectrum. A system includes a first wireless station and a second wireless station. The first wireless station provides a shared spectrum of a first frequency band, the shared spectrum including a first spectrum for a first cellular wireless standard and a second spectrum for a second cellular wireless standard. The second wireless station is at least partially within a coverage area of the first wireless station and provides a third spectrum for the second cellular wireless standard. The third spectrum is a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The first wireless station broadcasts cell parameters barring an end device in an idle mode from camping on the second spectrum. The first wireless station or the second wireless station triggers the end device to swap to the second spectrum when a paging request for a voice call is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Niranjan B. Avula, Timothy M. Dwight, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Kalyani Bogineni, Andrew E. Youtz, Xin Wang, Sagiv Draznin