Patents by Inventor Hossein M. Ahmadi

Hossein M. Ahmadi 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: 20240196193
    Abstract: In some implementations, a first network function device included in a core network may receive an indication of a user data management (UDM) group identifier that is associated with a UDM network function device included in the core network. The first network function device may determine, based on the UDM group identifier, a user data repository (UDR) group identifier associated with a UDR network function device that is associated with the UDM network function device. The first network function device may transmit, to one or more second network function devices included in the core network, an indication of the UDR group identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shanthala KURAVANGI-THAMMAIAH, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Violeta CAKULEV, Hossein M. AHMADI
  • Publication number: 20240098146
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide binding support function (BSF) service registration and discovery for environments using oversubscribed network addresses. A network device in a core network receives a registration request from a binding support device. The registration request includes a binding group identifier associated with the binding support device. The network device stores, based on the registration request, a profile for the binding support device that includes the binding group identifier and receives, from a policy control device, a discovery request for a that includes a unique identifier of user equipment (UE) device. The network device provides, to the policy control device, a response to the discovery request that identifies the binding support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Avanes, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Jerry Steben, Lalit R. Kotecha, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Patent number: 11902892
    Abstract: A network device of a core network may maintain a mapping table that maps core network slices with quality of service (QoS) class identifiers (QCIs) based on service profile identifiers (SPIDs), and may receive, from a user device, a request for service with a particular QCI included in the QCIs of the mapping table. The network device may identify a particular SPID of the SPIDs in the mapping table based on the particular QCI of the service, and may generate a flow request based on the particular SPID. The network device may cause the flow request to be provided to a radio access network (RAN) associated with the user device, to cause the RAN to select a RAN slice for provision of the service to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Jin Yang, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Javier A. Ferro, Suzann Hua, Susan Wu Sanders, Violeta Cakulev, Ali Imdad Malik, Hossein M. Ahmadi
  • Patent number: 11902445
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable secure service-based communications in networks that use a Services Communications Proxy (SCP). A Network Function (NF) producer receives a service request including an authorization token and a signed service request object, wherein the service request originates from an NF consumer of the wireless core network and is forwarded to the NF producer via the SCP. The NF producer verifies the signed service request object and generates, after the verifying, a service response. The service response includes a signed service response object. The NF producer sends, to the NF consumer and via the SCP, the service response with the signed service response object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Choyi, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11825331
    Abstract: A device may include a processor configured to determine, in a core network associated with a radio access network, that a user equipment (UE) device, associated with an enterprise, has attached to the core network via a base station in the radio access network. The processor may be further configured to obtain a mapping between a plurality of applications associated with the enterprise and a plurality of Quality of Service (QoS) classes; identify an application, of the plurality of applications, for a communication session associated with the UE device; select a QoS class, from the plurality of QoS classes based on the identified application and the obtained mapping; and process messages associated with the communication session based on the selected QoS class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Patent number: 11805400
    Abstract: A network repository function (NRF) device may receive first locality and priority information concerning a first network function device from the first network function device and may receive second locality and priority information concerning a second network function device from the second network function device. The NRF device may update a data structure based on the first locality and priority information and the second locality and priority information. The NRF device may receive a query concerning a locality from a third network function device and may search the data structure based on the query to identify network function device information associated with the locality. The NRF device may send the network function device information to the third network function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20230336957
    Abstract: According to disclosed embodiments, as discussed below, a cell broadcasting framework is provided including receiving a request from a Network Function (NF) consumer by a service communication proxy (SCP) on a network, the request including a set of parameters, identifying a plurality of target NF producers corresponding to the set of parameters, transmitting the request to the plurality of target NF producers, receiving a plurality of successful request responses corresponding to some or all of the plurality of target NF producers, transmitting one of the plurality of successful request response to the NF consumer, and discarding all other successful request responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Hossein M. AHMADI, Ali Imdad MALIK, Violeta CAKULEV, Lalit R. KOTECHA
  • Publication number: 20230232360
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an binding information service is provided. The binding information service may include applying one or multiple criteria to binding information stored by a binding service function. The binding information service may identify candidate binding information instances that may need deletion based on the one or multiple criteria. The binding information service may interrogate a policy control network device as to the current registrability of the binding information. The binding information service may delete or maintain the binding information based on a result of the interrogation. The binding information service may also include directing the binding service function to delete binding information based on one or multiple criteria. The one or multiple criteria may relate to the age of the binding information or a last time the registrability of the binding information was confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Ali Imdad Malik, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20230189131
    Abstract: A network device of a core network may maintain a mapping table that maps core network slices with quality of service (QoS) class identifiers (QCIs) based on service profile identifiers (SPIDs), and may receive, from a user device, a request for service with a particular QCI included in the QCIs of the mapping table. The network device may identify a particular SPID of the SPIDs in the mapping table based on the particular QCI of the service, and may generate a flow request based on the particular SPID. The network device may cause the flow request to be provided to a radio access network (RAN) associated with the user device, to cause the RAN to select a RAN slice for provision of the service to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye HUANG, Jin YANG, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Javier A. FERRO, Suzann HUA, Susan Wu SANDERS, Violeta CAKULEV, Ali Imdad MALIK, Hossein M. AHMADI
  • Publication number: 20230179967
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to host a network function container that implements a microservice for a network function in a wireless communications network, wherein the network function container is deployed by a container orchestration platform; host a service proxy container associated with the network function container, wherein the service proxy container is deployed by the container orchestration platform; and configure the hosted service proxy container to apply a wireless network policy to the microservice for the network function. The processor may be further configured to intercept messages associated with the microservice for the network function using the configured service proxy container; and apply the wireless network policy to the intercepted messages using the configured service proxy container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: David Taft, Vinod Kumar Choyi, Maqbool Chauhan, Jerry Steben, Parry Cornell Booker, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Minbao Li, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Publication number: 20230144248
    Abstract: A quality of service traffic steering approach for multi-access edge computing (MEC) environments is disclosed. In an embodiment, a network exposure function (NEF) or similar device (e.g., MEC controller or orchestrator) monitors a quality of service (QoS) of a data session between a user equipment (UE) and an application. The NEF then can determine when the QoS of the data session does not meet a requested service level agreement (SLA). When the SLA is not met, the NEF identifies a MEC host that meets the SLA using a database of MEC applications. Based on the identified MEC host, the NEF re-routes the data session to the MEC host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Ye HUANG, Ali Imdad MALIK, Miguel A. CARAMES, Hossein M. AHMADI, Sudhakar Reddy PATIL, Alexander FADEEV, Jason Logan ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 11638231
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an binding information service is provided. The binding information service may include applying one or multiple criteria to binding information stored by a binding service function. The binding information service may identify candidate binding information instances that may need deletion based on the one or multiple criteria. The binding information service may interrogate a policy control network device as to the current registrability of the binding information. The binding information service may delete or maintain the binding information based on a result of the interrogation. The binding information service may also include directing the binding service function to delete binding information based on one or multiple criteria. The one or multiple criteria may relate to the age of the binding information or a last time the registrability of the binding information was confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Ali Imdad Malik, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20230106940
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable secure service-based communications in networks that use a Services Communications Proxy (SCP). A Network Function (NF) producer receives a service request including an authorization token and a signed service request object, wherein the service request originates from an NF consumer of the wireless core network and is forwarded to the NF producer via the SCP. The NF producer verifies the signed service request object and generates, after the verifying, a service response. The service response includes a signed service response object. The NF producer sends, to the NF consumer and via the SCP, the service response with the signed service response object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Choyi, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11616711
    Abstract: A network device may provide heartbeat requests to a plurality of network function producers, and may set states of the plurality of network function producers to suspended based on not receiving responses to the heartbeat requests after a predetermined time. The network device may receive, from a network function consumer, a discovery request requesting identification of network function producers providing a service or with a network function type, and may determine, based on the discovery request, that none of the plurality of network function producers are available based on the states of the plurality of network function producers being set to suspended. The network device may provide, to the network function consumer, a discovery response that includes a list of the plurality of network function producers with status indicators set to active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Lixia Yan, Timothy Potter, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Ali Imdad Malik, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20230090589
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an binding information service is provided. The binding information service may include applying one or multiple criteria to binding information stored by a binding service function. The binding information service may identify candidate binding information instances that may need deletion based on the one or multiple criteria. The binding information service may interrogate a policy control network device as to the current registrability of the binding information. The binding information service may delete or maintain the binding information based on a result of the interrogation. The binding information service may also include directing the binding service function to delete binding information based on one or multiple criteria. The one or multiple criteria may relate to the age of the binding information or a last time the registrability of the binding information was confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Ali Imdad Malik, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11582589
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to host a network function container that implements a microservice for a network function in a wireless communications network, wherein the network function container is deployed by a container orchestration platform; host a service proxy container associated with the network function container, wherein the service proxy container is deployed by the container orchestration platform; and configure the hosted service proxy container to apply a wireless network policy to the microservice for the network function. The processor may be further configured to intercept messages associated with the microservice for the network function using the configured service proxy container; and apply the wireless network policy to the intercepted messages using the configured service proxy container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Taft, Vinod Kumar Choyi, Maqbool Chauhan, Jerry Steben, Parry Cornell Booker, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Minbao Li, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Publication number: 20220394540
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for an inter-segment Network Function (“NF”) discovery procedure in a network that includes multiple discrete network segments. The network segments may each include a respective set of NFs. An NF discovery request may include discovery parameters such as an identifier of a User Equipment (“UE”). Network segments may be checked in a sequential or hierarchical manner to determine whether a respective network segment includes an instance of the requested NF that matches the discovery parameters (e.g., is associated with the UE identified in the NF discovery request).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein M. Ahmadi, Violeta Cakulev, Ali Imdad Malik, Ye Huang, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11509476
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable secure service-based communications in networks that use a Services Communications Proxy (SCP). A Network Function (NF) producer receives a service request including an authorization token and a signed service request object, wherein the service request originates from an NF consumer of the wireless core network and is forwarded to the NF producer via the SCP. The NF producer verifies the signed service request object and generates, after the verifying, a service response. The service response includes a signed service response object. The NF producer sends, to the NF consumer and via the SCP, the service response with the signed service response object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Choyi, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Publication number: 20220303822
    Abstract: A device may include a processor configured to determine, in a core network associated with a radio access network, that a user equipment (UE) device, associated with an enterprise, has attached to the core network via a base station in the radio access network. The processor may be further configured to obtain a mapping between a plurality of applications associated with the enterprise and a plurality of Quality of Service (QoS) classes; identify an application, of the plurality of applications, for a communication session associated with the UE device; select a QoS class, from the plurality of QoS classes based on the identified application and the obtained mapping; and process messages associated with the communication session based on the selected QoS class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Ali Imdad Malik
  • Patent number: 11432222
    Abstract: A device connected to a wireless network receives, from a mobile user equipment device (UE) associated with a user, a wireless network service request. The device obtains the user's subscribed mobility handover techniques, where the user's subscribed mobility handover techniques include one or more mobility handover techniques selected by the user from multiple different mobility handover techniques associated with at least one wireless network service plan. The device executes the one or more different mobility handover techniques selected by the user for maintaining wireless communication with the mobile UE as the mobile UE moves within the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Lalit R. Kotecha