Patents by Inventor Gunjan Nimbavikar

Gunjan Nimbavikar 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: 20210006605
    Abstract: Example techniques described herein can permit interoperation between network terminals that have different performance characteristics, or that are connected via access networks having different performance characteristics. A calling terminal (or a core network device) can retrieve an indication of functional characteristics associated with a called terminal. The indication can be included in presence information associated with the called terminal. The calling terminal can determine a altered functional specification based at least in part on the functional characteristics and a functional specification of a session. The functional characteristics can satisfy the altered functional specification. The calling terminal can initiate a altered session with the called terminal via the network based at least in part on the altered functional specification. A terminal can detect network service provided by an access network and transmit presence information to a presence-information server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Karthik Iyer, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10848601
    Abstract: Handling supplementary services offered in association with Internet Protocol multimedia services based on particular policies is described. In an example, server(s) can receive, from a first user device, a policy associated with handling one or more communications directed to a particular identifier. The server(s) can subsequently receive a communication from a second user device, the communication being associated with a header identifying the particular identifier as the intended recipient of the communication. The server(s) can determine whether the policy is to be applied to the communication and, based at least partly on determining that the policy is to be applied to the communication, the server(s) can update the header based at least in part on the policy. The server(s) can transmit the communication based at least in part on the header, thereby transmitting the communication pursuant to the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan Rahat, Gunjan Nimbavikar, Yasmin Karimli
  • Patent number: 10849180
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically allocating frequency resources in accordance with wireless access technologies are discussed herein. For example, a base station can determine whether user equipment (UE) requesting communications at the base station are configured to operate in accordance with 4th Generation (5G) radio access technologies and/or in accordance with 5th Generation (5G) radio access technologies. Based on the number of 5G UEs and 4G UEs, a first portion of a frequency resource can be allocated to 5G and a second portion of the frequency resource can be allocated to 4G. In some examples, a first allocation strategy for a first frequency resource (e.g., Band 71) can be used to generate a second allocation strategy for a partially overlapping second frequency resource (e.g., Band 41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10827435
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically determining coverage area and data throughput in a heterogeneous network are discussed herein. In some examples, a base station can use frequency resources from a Citizens Broadband Radio Service band provided that such use does not cause harmful interference for incumbent users. For example, to avoid interfering with an incumbent device while maintaining transmission, an algorithm may be deployed to dynamically determine data throughput for the base station and connected user equipment based on interference level and traffic type. The base station can receive interference information with uplink feedback from the user equipment. Interference information can also be used to configure the base station to dynamically adjust its data coverage area, for example, by varying a transmission power. As the conditions at a base station change over time (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly, etc.), data coverage area can be reconfigured at the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10805862
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically assigning frequency resources in a wireless network are discussed herein. For example, a network device can implement a self-organizing network to allocate frequency resources to a base station based on an availability of such frequency resources, as well as data indicating one or more conditions at a base station. The network device can receive information associated with the base station, such as load information, coverage information, capability information, interference information, and the like. In some examples, the network device can use a machine learning algorithm to select frequency resources from licensed bands, a Citizens Broadband Radio Service band, or unlicensed bands. Frequency resource allocation information can be used to configure the base station to facilitate wireless communications using such frequency resources. As the conditions at a base station change over time (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar, Puja Gupta
  • Publication number: 20200314873
    Abstract: Network scheduling in unlicensed spectrums is described. A scheduler can assess, at a first time, first conditions of an unlicensed spectrum, such as Long-Term Evolution unlicensed spectrum. Based at least partly on the first conditions, the scheduler can determine a schedule for transmitting data via the unlicensed spectrum. The scheduler can, for a first period of time, facilitate transmission of data between mobile devices that are communicatively coupled to the communication tower based at least partly on the schedule. At a second time after the first time, the scheduler can assess second conditions of the unlicensed spectrum and update the schedule based at least partly on the second conditions to generate an updated schedule. For a second period of time, the scheduler can facilitate transmission of data between the mobile devices based at least in part on the updated schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10771509
    Abstract: Example techniques described herein can permit interoperation between network terminals that have different performance characteristics, or that are connected via access networks having different performance characteristics. A calling terminal (or a core network device) can retrieve an indication of functional characteristics associated with a called terminal. The indication can be included in presence information associated with the called terminal. The calling terminal can determine a altered functional specification based at least in part on the functional characteristics and a functional specification of a session. The functional characteristics can satisfy the altered functional specification. The calling terminal can initiate a altered session with the called terminal via the network based at least in part on the altered functional specification. A terminal can detect network service provided by an access network and transmit presence information to a presence-information server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Karthik Iyer, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Publication number: 20200260269
    Abstract: A modified telecommunications system is provided herein in which UEs can be associated with a user account using information other than SIM card data or a username and password combination. For example, when a subscriber activates a user account, the subscriber may be requested to provide a signature. A signature can include a unique PIN, a sample voice command, a fingerprint, a retinal scan, and/or the like. The signature may be stored in a data store in an entry corresponding to the user account. To associate a UE with a user account, the subscriber can provide a signature via the UE. The UE can then transmit the provided signature and a UE address to a management system. The management system can then store the UE address in the data store in an entry associated with the user account that corresponds with the provided signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Publication number: 20200236631
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically determining coverage area and data throughput in a heterogeneous network are discussed herein. In some examples, a base station can use frequency resources from a Citizens Broadband Radio Service band provided that such use does not cause harmful interference for incumbent users. For example, to avoid interfering with an incumbent device while maintaining transmission, an algorithm may be deployed to dynamically determine data throughput for the base station and connected user equipment based on interference level and traffic type. The base station can receive interference information with uplink feedback from the user equipment. Interference information can also be used to configure the base station to dynamically adjust its data coverage area, for example, by varying a transmission power. As the conditions at a base station change over time (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly, etc.), data coverage area can be reconfigured at the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10715979
    Abstract: Provisioning device and/or line sharing capabilities to Internet of Things (IoT) devices is described. A first device can provide first data associated with an identifier to a second device (e.g., an IoT device) and can send, to server(s), a request to provision a subscriber account and/or a communication address of the first device to the second device. The first request can include the first data. The second device can receive the first data and can provide second data associated with the identifier to the server(s). The server(s) can compare the first data and the second data. Based on determining the first data and the second data include the identifier, the server(s) can provision device and/or line sharing capabilities to the second device to enable the second device to send and/or receive communications associated with the subscriber account and/or the communication address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Ming Shan Kwok, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Publication number: 20200220972
    Abstract: Methods and computing systems for sharing content between related devices in a cellular network are described. A first device receives content from an external content source via a wireless connection, and causes presentation of the content on an output device of the first device. The first device retrieves information for one or more related devices that utilize the same telephone number the first device for sending and receiving at least cellular communications via the cellular network. The first device enables sharing of the content with at least one related device of the one or more related devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Publication number: 20200213939
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving network resource allocation are disclosed. The system can determine which user's equipment (UEs) can be reallocated from a first network (e.g., one of the 4G network or the 5G network) to a second network (e.g., the other of the 4G network or the 5G network) to reduce load on the first network. The system can determine which UEs are capable of using each type of network and which services or applications that are suitable for use on each type of network. Due to differences in propagation and penetration distances of various frequency spectrums, the system can also determine which UEs have sufficient signal strength for each type of network. The system can reside on the network, on the UEs, or on both the network and the UE. The system can switch back and forth between multiple networks as conditions, applications, or other factors change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gunjan Nimbavikar, David Jones
  • Publication number: 20200205060
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides a system for scanning frequency channels that reduces the number of frequency channels scanned from among all the possible frequency channels that a wireless communication device can operate on. The wireless communication device uses historical data on last successful connection together with device data metrics from the last successful connection to determine a probability of successful connection for each of the potential frequency channels. The wireless communication device then ranks the probability associated with each frequency channel to determine a frequency scanning order that results in fewer frequencies being scanned before an appropriate channel is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10694533
    Abstract: Network scheduling in unlicensed spectrums is described. A scheduler can assess, at a first time, first conditions of an unlicensed spectrum, such as Long-Term Evolution unlicensed spectrum. Based at least partly on the first conditions, the scheduler can determine a schedule for transmitting data via the unlicensed spectrum. The scheduler can, for a first period of time, facilitate transmission of data between mobile devices that are communicatively coupled to the communication tower based at least partly on the schedule. At a second time after the first time, the scheduler can assess second conditions of the unlicensed spectrum and update the schedule based at least partly on the second conditions to generate an updated schedule. For a second period of time, the scheduler can facilitate transmission of data between the mobile devices based at least in part on the updated schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Publication number: 20200196197
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can be used to perform service-aware utilization of shared wireless resources. In various instances, a quality metric (e.g., a Bit Error Rate (BER)) of a shared wireless resource is determined. Requested services can be provided based at least partly on the quality metric and the type of services being requested. For example, when the quality metric exceeds a threshold and the requested services are for Quality of Service (QoS)-sensitive services (e.g., Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) services), the services can be provided at least partially via a licensed wireless resource. However, when the quality metric does not exceed the threshold, and/or the requested services are for non-QoS-sensitive services (e.g., non-GBR services), the services can be provided via the shared wireless resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10687254
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically determining a Quality of Service (QoS) for wireless communications, and in particular, for 5G wireless communications, are discussed herein. For example, a user equipment (UE) can send a resource request to a base station associated with a radio access network (RAN). In some instances, the resource request can include identity information, such as an IMEI or an IMSI. The RAN can send a profile request to a user profile database, which can provide profile information to a policy control function (PCF) and/or the RAN. The profile information can be used to select a QoS for a communication associated with the UE based at least in part on the user profile information, a communication type, and/or a state of the network. The RAN can exchange data with the UE in accordance with the selected QoS to ensure various service levels associated with the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunjan Nimbavikar, Yasmin Karimli
  • Publication number: 20200178334
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically allocating frequency resources in accordance with wireless access technologies are discussed herein. For example, a base station can determine whether user equipment (UE) requesting communications at the base station are configured to operate in accordance with 4th Generation (5G) radio access technologies and/or in accordance with 5th Generation (5G) radio access technologies. Based on the number of 5G UEs and 4G UEs, a first portion of a frequency resource can be allocated to 5G and a second portion of the frequency resource can be allocated to 4G. In some examples, a first allocation strategy for a first frequency resource (e.g., Band 71) can be used to generate a second allocation strategy for a partially overlapping second frequency resource (e.g., Band 41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10652811
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving network resource allocation are disclosed. The system can determine which user's equipment (UEs) can be reallocated from a first network (e.g., one of the 4G network or the 5G network) to a second network (e.g., the other of the 4G network or the 5G network) to reduce load on the first network. The system can determine which UEs are capable of using each type of network and which services or applications that are suitable for use on each type of network. Due to differences in propagation and penetration distances of various frequency spectrums, the system can also determine which UEs have sufficient signal strength for each type of network. The system can reside on the network, on the UEs, or on both the network and the UE. The system can switch back and forth between multiple networks as conditions, applications, or other factors change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunjan Nimbavikar, David Jones
  • Patent number: 10645574
    Abstract: A modified telecommunications system is provided herein in which UEs can be associated with a user account using information other than SIM card data or a username and password combination. For example, when a subscriber activates a user account, the subscriber may be requested to provide a signature. A signature can include a unique PIN, a sample voice command, a fingerprint, a retinal scan, and/or the like. The signature may be stored in a data store in an entry corresponding to the user account. To associate a UE with a user account, the subscriber can provide a signature via the UE. The UE can then transmit the provided signature and a UE address to a management system. The management system can then store the UE address in the data store in an entry associated with the user account that corresponds with the provided signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10630835
    Abstract: Methods and computing systems for sharing content between related devices in a cellular network are described. A first device receives content from an external content source via a wireless connection, and causes presentation of the content on an output device of the first device. The first device retrieves information for one or more related devices that utilize the same telephone number the first device for sending and receiving at least cellular communications via the cellular network. The first device enables sharing of the content with at least one related device of the one or more related devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar