Patents by Inventor Frank Favichia

Frank Favichia 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: 8948767
    Abstract: Embodiments of the claimed subject matter provide embodiments of a method and apparatus for dynamically modifying cell reselection parameters and/or handover parameters. One embodiment of the method includes providing a request for a cell reselection parameter or handover parameter in response to a small cell determining that a number of cell reselections or a number of handovers between the small cell and at least one macrocell exceeds at least one threshold. In this embodiment, the cell reselection parameter or handover parameter is stored in the small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Kamakshi Sridhar, Frank Favichia
  • Publication number: 20130189996
    Abstract: Embodiments of the claimed subject matter provide embodiments of a method and apparatus for dynamically modifying cell reselection parameters and/or handover parameters. One embodiment of the method includes providing a request for a cell reselection parameter or handover parameter in response to a small cell determining that a number of cell reselections or a number of handovers between the small cell and at least one macrocell exceeds at least one threshold. In this embodiment, the cell reselection parameter or handover parameter is stored in the small cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Kamakshi Sridhar, Frank Favichia
  • Publication number: 20100074187
    Abstract: An exemplary method of facilitating communications involving a Femto base station (F-BS) includes establishing an association between the F-BS and a wireline backhaul resource used by the F-BS for initiating at least one traffic flow of the F-BS for a wireless communication session. Quality of service information for the wireless communication session is determined. The determined quality of service information allows for determining a corresponding quality of service requirement of the backhaul resource in the packet transport network. The established association is used for identifying the corresponding quality of service to the F-BS on the wireline backhaul resource of the established association during the wireless communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Dong Sun, Peter Busschbach, Frank Favichia, Ramesh Nagarajan
  • Publication number: 20100075692
    Abstract: An exemplary method of facilitating communications involving a Femto base station (FBS) includes initiating a dedicated backhaul quality of service (QoS) request by the FBS. The request is based on at least an association between the FBS and a wireline backhaul resource used by the FBS. The QoS for the wireline backhaul resource is based on a QoS for a wireless communication session corresponding to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Busschbach, Dong Sun, Frank Favichia
  • Patent number: 7054332
    Abstract: Two intelligent nodes are provided with the capability of negotiating a protocol between them so that if the intelligent nodes operate at two different protocols then they can select a protocol appropriate for their communication. Furthermore, the intelligent nodes are provided with a locking shift capability so as to select between codesets that are available within a selected protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Cingular Wireless II, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Favichia, Eamon O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20020176442
    Abstract: Two intelligent nodes are provided with the capability of negotiating a protocol between them so that if the intelligent nodes operate at two different protocols then they can select a protocol appropriate for their communication. Furthermore, the intelligent nodes are provided with a locking shift capability so as to select between codesets that are available within a selected protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Frank Favichia, Eamon O'Leary
  • Patent number: 6445716
    Abstract: Two intelligent nodes are provided with the capability of negotiating a protocol between them so that if the intelligent nodes operate at two different protocols then they can select a protocol appropriate for their communication. Furthermore, the intelligent nodes are provided with a locking shift capability so as to select between codesets that are available within a selected protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Favichia, Eamon O'Leary
  • Patent number: 6125122
    Abstract: Two intelligent nodes are provided with the capability of negotiating a protocol between them so that if the intelligent nodes operate at two different protocols then they can select a protocol appropriate for their communication. Furthermore, the intelligent nodes are provided with a locking shift capability so as to select between codesets that are available within a selected protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: AT&T Wireless Svcs. Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Favichia, Eamon O'Leary