Patents by Inventor Imtiyaz Shaikh

Imtiyaz Shaikh 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: 20210195502
    Abstract: An application function (AF) device may identify a user equipment (UE) and may send, to a network exposure function (NEF) device, a battery level request message concerning a battery of the UE. The AF device may obtain, from the NEF device, based on sending the battery level request message, a battery level report, and may cause, based on the battery level report, at least one action to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann HUA, Ye HUANG, Imtiyaz SHAIKH
  • Patent number: 11013053
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide stateless network functions for a wireless core network. A network device in the wireless core network receives, from a network function instance in a set of network function instances, context information and state maintenance parameters for an end device. The state maintenance parameters include one or more timer values for the end device, and an action to be performed upon expiry of the one or more timer values. The network device stores the context information and the state maintenance parameters, and applies the state maintenance parameters to the context information for the end device. The network device performs the action when expiry of the one or more timer values is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Niranjan B. Avula, Gerardo S. Libunao, Sagiv Draznin, Lalit R. Kotecha, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11012328
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to maintain a repository of network function devices in a network; obtain a transport network key performance indicator (KPI) for a particular network function device in the network; and generate an administration weight based on the obtained transport network KPI, wherein the administration weight corresponds to a measure of performance associated with the particular network function device. The processor may be further configured to receive, from a requesting network function device, a network function discovery request for a network function type associated with the particular network function device; and provide a network function discovery answer to the requesting network function device, wherein the network function discovery answer includes the generated administration weight for the particular network function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Taft, Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Jerry Steben
  • Publication number: 20210136558
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request for a connection to a Packet Data Network gateway (PGW) from a User Equipment (UE) device; obtain subscription type information for the UE device; and determine that the UE device is associated with a Fifth Generation (5G) subscription based on the obtained subscription type information. The processor may be further configured to obtain a list of available PGWs from a 5G Network Repository Function (NRF), in response to determining that the UE device is associated with the 5G subscription; select a PGW from the obtained list of available PGWs based on a selection rule; and send a create session request for the UE device to the selected PGW.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: David Taft, Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Jerry Steben
  • Patent number: 10959161
    Abstract: An application function (AF) device may identify a user equipment (UE) and may send, to a network exposure function (NEF) device, a battery level request message concerning a battery of the UE. The AF device may obtain, from the NEF device, based on sending the battery level request message, a battery level report, and may cause, based on the battery level report, at least one action to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Ye Huang, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10951497
    Abstract: A device may configure a centralized performance indicator data store for a plurality of network function devices included in a telecommunications system. The centralized performance indicator data store may be accessible by the plurality of network function devices on a management bus of the telecommunications system via a service-based interface. The device may subscribe the centralized performance indicator data store to a message class associated with performance indicator data that is generated by the plurality of network function devices. The device may receive, from the plurality of network function devices, one or more published communications associated with the message class. The one or more published communications may include the performance indicator data. The device may store the performance indicator data in the centralized performance indicator data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Imtiyaz Shaikh, Maria G. Lam, Maqbool Chauhan, Jerry Steben, David Taft, John P. Demko
  • Publication number: 20210058851
    Abstract: An application function (AF) device may identify a user equipment (UE) and may send, to a network exposure function (NEF) device, a battery level request message concerning a battery of the UE. The AF device may obtain, from the NEF device, based on sending the battery level request message, a battery level report, and may cause, based on the battery level report, at least one action to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Suzann HUA, Ye HUANG, Imtiyaz SHAIKH
  • Patent number: 10911994
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an multi-RAT voice management service is provided. The service includes transmitting data to a wireless station that indicates an end device capability for a voice service of a radio access technology of the wireless station. The data may be included in radio access technology frequency selection priority data. When a voice call is initiated, the wireless station may determine whether to invoke an inter-radio access technology fallback procedure based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes
  • Patent number: 10887806
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein enable improve handling of 5G-enabled devices in 4G core networks. The systems and methods described herein provide an enhanced HTTP-based interface between a SMF/PGW-C and a UDM to support interactions required to: (a) perform authorization of PDN access for non-3GPP networks, (b) provide an APN profile to the SMF+PGW-C for the PDN being setup, (c) update the SMF+PGW-C address in the UDM for the PDN being served by non-3GPP networks, and (d) provide operator-specific subscriber parameters from the UDM to the SMF+PGW-C for 3GPP and non-3GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Lalit R. Kotecha, Maqbool Chauhan, Robert Avanes
  • Publication number: 20200351726
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an multi-RAT voice management service is provided. The service includes transmitting data to a wireless station that indicates an end device capability for a voice service of a radio access technology of the wireless station. The data may be included in radio access technology frequency selection priority data. When a voice call is initiated, the wireless station may determine whether to invoke an inter-radio access technology fallback procedure based on the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Robert Avanes
  • Patent number: 10827506
    Abstract: A base station may configure an access beam group to include one or more antenna beams for communicating with one or more user equipment (UE). The base station may configure a backhaul beam group to include one or more antenna beams for communicating with one or more other base stations. The base station may monitor network traffic associated with the access beam group and/or the backhaul beam group, and may determine that the network traffic satisfies a condition. The base station may modify the access beam group and/or the backhaul beam group to add or remove at least one antenna beam based on determining that the network traffic satisfies the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yuexin Dong, Arda Aksu, Sanyogita Shamsunder, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200328953
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to maintain a repository of network function devices in a network; obtain a transport network key performance indicator (KPI) for a particular network function device in the network; and generate an administration weight based on the obtained transport network KPI, wherein the administration weight corresponds to a measure of performance associated with the particular network function device. The processor may be further configured to receive, from a requesting network function device, a network function discovery request for a network function type associated with the particular network function device; and provide a network function discovery answer to the requesting network function device, wherein the network function discovery answer includes the generated administration weight for the particular network function device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: David Taft, Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Jerry Steben
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200245283
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which policy delivery is provided. A network device of a core network may receive a registration request message that includes a request for an end device policy. The network device may perform a registration procedure and a policy procedure pertaining to an end device. The network device determines when the registration and the policy procedures are completed. The network device transmits a registration response that includes an end device policy to an end device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Deepa Jagannatha, Lalit R. Kotecha, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200245209
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein enable improve handling of 5G-enabled devices in 4G core networks. The systems and methods described herein provide an enhanced HTTP-based interface between a SMF/PGW-C and a UDM to support interactions required to: (a) perform authorization of PDN access for non-3GPP networks, (b) provide an APN profile to the SMF+PGW-C for the PDN being setup, (c) update the SMF+PGW-C address in the UDM for the PDN being served by non-3GPP networks, and (d) provide operator-specific subscriber parameters from the UDM to the SMF+PGW-C for 3GPP and non-3GPP access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Lalit R. Kotecha, Maqbool Chauhan, Robert Avanes
  • Publication number: 20200204964
    Abstract: A device obtains a list of a plurality of user devices from a first network device and receives a message intended for a destination user device from a second network device. The device obtains information indicating that the destination user device can receive messages that conform to a particular format from a third network device and converts the message to the particular format. The device determines a reachability of the destination user device based on the list of the plurality of user devices, after converting the message, and sends the message to the destination user device via the first network device based on the reachability. The device receives a delivery message from the destination user device and sends a notification message indicating successful delivery of the message to the second network device based on the delivery message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Kalyani Bogineni, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Miguel A. Carames, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Jeremy Nacer
  • Publication number: 20200187290
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide stateless network functions for a wireless core network. A network device in the wireless core network receives, from a network function instance in a set of network function instances, context information and state maintenance parameters for an end device. The state maintenance parameters include one or more timer values for the end device, and an action to be performed upon expiry of the one or more timer values. The network device stores the context information and the state maintenance parameters, and applies the state maintenance parameters to the context information for the end device. The network device performs the action when expiry of the one or more timer values is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Niranjan B. Avula, Gerardo S. Libunao, Sagiv Draznin, Lalit R. Kotecha, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10637753
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to maintain a repository of network function devices in a network; obtain a transport network key performance indicator (KPI) for a particular network function device in the network; and generate an administration weight based on the obtained transport network KPI, wherein the administration weight corresponds to a measure of performance associated with the particular network function device. The processor may be further configured to receive, from a requesting network function device, a network function discovery request for a network function type associated with the particular network function device; and provide a network function discovery answer to the requesting network function device, wherein the network function discovery answer includes the generated administration weight for the particular network function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Taft, Maqbool Chauhan, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Jerry Steben
  • Patent number: 10609667
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which policy delivery is provided. A network device of a core network may receive a registration request message that includes a request for an end device policy. The network device may perform a registration procedure and a policy procedure pertaining to an end device. The network device determines when the registration and the policy procedures are completed. The network device transmits a registration response that includes an end device policy to an end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Deepa Jagannatha, Lalit R. Kotecha, Imtiyaz Shaikh