Patents by Inventor Donna L. Polehn

Donna L. Polehn 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: 20220182830
    Abstract: A device may receive a wireless communication that is provided to a wireless network by a user equipment. The device may identify a value of a parameter of the wireless communication. The device may obtain an expected value of the parameter. The device may compare the value and the expected value. The device may determine, based on comparing the value and the expected value, that the wireless communication was relayed by a wireless communication repeater. The device may determine that the wireless communication repeater is unauthorized to relay the wireless communication. The device may perform an action associated with the wireless communication repeater relaying the wireless communication and based on the wireless communication repeater being unauthorized to relay the wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Fred WEISBROD, Corey J. CHRISTOPHERSON, Donna L. POLEHN
  • Patent number: 11356867
    Abstract: A Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) device receives first parameters associated with a user device from a first radio access network (RAN) device. The MEC device performs functions associated with an application being executed by the user device and the MEC device is co-located with the RAN device. The MEC device receives second parameters associated with the user device from a core network device. The MEC device modifies performance of the functions based on the received first and second parameters and provides third parameters associated with the user device to a second RAN device that is co-located with the MEC device for adjusting performance of a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Donna L. Polehn, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220167182
    Abstract: A Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) device receives first parameters associated with a user device from a first radio access network (RAN) device. The MEC device performs functions associated with an application being executed by the user device and the MEC device is co-located with the RAN device. The MEC device receives second parameters associated with the user device from a core network device. The MEC device modifies performance of the functions based on the received first and second parameters and provides third parameters associated with the user device to a second RAN device that is co-located with the MEC device for adjusting performance of a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Donna L. Polehn, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11337064
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for enhanced authentication techniques that leverage network-based location determination of UEs, such as mobile telephones or other devices that communicate with a wireless network. For example, a wireless network may monitor, determine, or otherwise maintain information regarding the geographic location of User Equipment (“UEs”) that are associated with the wireless network. Some embodiments may utilize such network-monitored location information to verify that a participant device, associated with a given UE, is located within a particular proximity of the UE when performing an authentication process to receive services or resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Chiang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Donna L. Polehn
  • Publication number: 20220131780
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the tracking and/or calculating of performance metrics associated with a network by marking traffic and determining performance characteristics of the marked traffic. Such performance characteristics or metrics may include throughput, latency, jitter, and/or other metrics. The marking may be performed on “user” traffic, which may be traffic that is generated or sent via the network by an application or service (e.g., a voice call service, a content streaming service, etc.), as opposed to “synthetic” or “test” traffic, which is traffic that is generated or sent for the purposes of testing performance of the network (e.g., traffic related to a “speed test” or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11302175
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the network-implemented detection of locations that exhibit excessive density of individuals, and/or for the detection of individuals who do not maintain a minimum level of distance between each other. Location information of one or more User Equipment (“UEs”) may be monitored and compared to policy information to determine that the locations exhibit at least a threshold level of population density. Further, remedial measures may be taken when such situations are detected, such as alerting devices that are located within, or are heading towards, such locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia R. Chang, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, David Chiang
  • Publication number: 20220104119
    Abstract: A power and environmental orchestration (P&EO) system uses network utilization condition information to implement scenarios that partially or fully reduce power requirements for radio access network (RAN) elements. A network device obtains power orchestration scenarios for a RAN and evaluates utilization data of multiple components of the RAN against the power orchestration scenarios. The network device determines that the utilization data meets a threshold for one of the power orchestration scenarios and applies the one of the power orchestration scenarios to reconfigure the RAN for reduced power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Wayne A. Chiselko, Donna L. Polehn, Mark T. Watts
  • Publication number: 20220070260
    Abstract: An illustrative network management system obtains sensor data from one or more sensors at a network facility at which network equipment of a communication network is deployed. The sensor data includes image data representing imagery of the network facility. The system determines a utilization of a utility at the network facility based on the sensor data and performs, based on the utilization, a management operation for the communication network. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Patricia R. Chang, Donna L. Polehn, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, David Chiang
  • Publication number: 20220070889
    Abstract: A network device may be configured to: send a preemptive scheduling request to an Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) node over a wireless link between the network device and the IAB node; receive a scheduling grant from the IAB node over the wireless link; and send data to the IAB node over the wireless link at times indicated by the scheduling grant from the IAB node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Arda Aksu, Donna L. Polehn, Jin Yang, David Chiang, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11258691
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the tracking and/or calculating of performance metrics associated with a network by marking traffic and determining performance characteristics of the marked traffic. Such performance characteristics or metrics may include throughput, latency, jitter, and/or other metrics. The marking may be performed on “user” traffic, which may be traffic that is generated or sent via the network by an application or service (e.g., a voice call service, a content streaming service, etc.), as opposed to “synthetic” or “test” traffic, which is traffic that is generated or sent for the purposes of testing performance of the network (e.g., traffic related to a “speed test” or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Jin Yang
  • Publication number: 20220053463
    Abstract: A base station may allocate wireless communication resources to configure a synthetic wireless communication signal for use as a radar signal. The synthetic wireless communication signal may be configured according to a wireless communication protocol of a wireless communication network that is associated with the base station. The base station may transmit, from an antenna and toward an area associated with the base station, the synthetic wireless communication signal. The base station may detect a reflected signal that is associated with the synthetic wireless communication signal. The base station may process the reflected signal to generate radar data; and perform an action associated with the radar data and the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arda AKSU, Jin YANG, Vishwanath RAMAMURTHI, Donna L. POLEHN, Lalit R. KOTECHA
  • Publication number: 20220053476
    Abstract: A device of a network may receive a session configuration message for an application session associated with an application of a user equipment (UE) that provided the session configuration message. The device of a network may identify, from the session configuration message, a quality of service (QoS) profile for the application session. The device of a network may determine that the application is authorized to use a network slice of the network that satisfies one or more QoS thresholds of the QoS profile. The device of a network may identify resources of the network that can be configured to satisfy the one or more QoS thresholds. The device of a network may instantiate the resources for communication of application data of the application session. Instantiating the resources may enable the UE to communicate the application data via the network slice using the resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arda AKSU, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Vishwanath RAMAMURTHI, David CHIANG, Donna L. POLEHN, Jin YANG
  • Patent number: 11252788
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the modeling of channel condition information, associated with a base station of a radio access network (“RAN”) associated with a wireless network, over time. The model may be used to determine, estimate, or predict channel information associated with the base station at a given time, such as a time corresponding to a request for content (e.g., streaming content). The channel condition information corresponding to this time, as determined based on the model, may be used to select a particular version of the content to provide in response to the request. By virtue of receiving this information, the content provider may forgo performing a speed test, a ramp up transmission scheme, and/or other technique that may otherwise used to select the version of the content to provide in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Corey J. Christopherson, Fred Weisbrod
  • Publication number: 20220046415
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for enhanced authentication techniques that leverage network-based location determination of UEs, such as mobile telephones or other devices that communicate with a wireless network. For example, a wireless network may monitor, determine, or otherwise maintain information regarding the geographic location of User Equipment (“UEs”) that are associated with the wireless network. Some embodiments may utilize such network-monitored location information to verify that a participant device, associated with a given UE, is located within a particular proximity of the UE when performing an authentication process to receive services or resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Chiang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Donna L. Polehn
  • Publication number: 20220046528
    Abstract: A method may include transmitting multiple antenna beams to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and determining a location of the UAV. The method may also include identifying a network slice to service the UAV, assigning the identified network slice to the UAV and performing antenna beam management for the UAV while the UAV is in flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Publication number: 20220028280
    Abstract: A device may receive a request to establish a session for a wireless communication device over a wireless network; identify the wireless communication device as an unmanned aerial vehicle; modify operating parameters of a radio access network (RAN), with which the wireless communication device has a radio resource control (RRC) link, to optimize communication between the access network and the unmanned aerial vehicle. The wireless network includes the RAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Jin Yang, Maria G. Lam, Patricia R. Chang
  • Publication number: 20220028246
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the network-implemented detection of locations that exhibit excessive density of individuals, and/or for the detection of individuals who do not maintain a minimum level of distance between each other. Location information of one or more User Equipment (“UEs”) may be monitored and compared to policy information to determine that the locations exhibit at least a threshold level of population density. Further, remedial measures may be taken when such situations are detected, such as alerting devices that are located within, or are heading towards, such locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia R. Chang, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, David Chiang
  • Publication number: 20220014455
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the tracking and/or calculating of performance metrics associated with a network by marking traffic and determining performance characteristics of the marked traffic. Such performance characteristics or metrics may include throughput, latency, jitter, and/or other metrics. The marking may be performed on “user” traffic, which may be traffic that is generated or sent via the network by an application or service (e.g., a voice call service, a content streaming service, etc.), as opposed to “synthetic” or “test” traffic, which is traffic that is generated or sent for the purposes of testing performance of the network (e.g., traffic related to a “speed test” or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11212344
    Abstract: An illustrative workload management system obtains resource utilization data representing utilization of network equipment of a communication network, obtains utilities data representing information about utilities at network facilities at which the network equipment is deployed, and assigns, based on the resource utilization data and the utilities data, a workload among the network equipment deployed at the network facilities. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Patricia R. Chang, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, David Chiang
  • Publication number: 20210385007
    Abstract: A device may receive channel data associated with a channel provided between a network and a user device, and may calculate, based on the channel data, key performance indicator data that includes a plurality of key performance indicators for the channel. The device may multiply the plurality of key performance indicators by factors to generate factored key performance indicator data that includes a plurality of factored key performance indicators. The device may apply weights to the plurality of factored key performance indicators of the factored key performance indicator data to generate factored weighted key performance indicator data that includes a plurality of factored weighted key performance indicators. The device may calculate a quality indicator for the channel based on the factored weighted key performance indicator data, and may perform one or more actions based on the quality indicator for the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia R. CHANG, Daryl M. LOW, Jin YANG, Arda AKSU, Donna L. POLEHN, Lalit R. KOTECHA