Patents by Inventor James MATHISON

James MATHISON 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: 11877328
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for encoding a general packet radio service (GPRS)-tunnel endpoint identifier (GTP-TEID) with data identifying radio frequency (RF) bandwidths supported in a local radio environment (LRE) from which a user equipment (UE) device accesses the wireless access station; sending, via a signaling channel, the GTP-TEID to a core network device; notifying one or more core network devices of an RF bandwidth category level corresponding to the RF bandwidths; and applying at least one of a policy rule or a charging rule to a packet data unit (PDU) session for the UE device, based on the RF bandwidth category level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, James Mathison, Jignesh S. Panchal, Ratul K. Guha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Publication number: 20230328029
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein use a variable 2MSL timer (also referred to herein as a “port reuse timer”) for a core network/gateway. A network device in a core network detects closing of a session that uses a port designated for Network Address Translation (NAT), monitors an overall NAT port utilization level, and manages release timing for the port based on the overall port utilization level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventor: James Mathison
  • Patent number: 11770267
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the selection of a charging function (“CHF”) associated with a particular user equipment (“UE”). A particular CHF may be selected, from a group of candidate CHFs, based on CHF selection criteria respectively associated with the candidate CHFs and attribute information associated with the UE. The attribute information may describe attributes of the UE, profile information associated with the UE, and/or attributes of traffic and/or bearers associated with the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lixia Yan, James Mathison, Barry F. Hoffner, Marc Chiaverini
  • Publication number: 20230300678
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a device may receive traffic data associated with a coverage area and determine that there is network congestion. If there is network congestion, the device may identify a high-consumption user device. The device may perform a corrective action in connection with a load of the high-consumption user device, such as limit a throughput of the high-consumption user device. The device may perform a corrective action based on a policy obtained from a policy and control function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel MINDLER, James MATHISON
  • Patent number: 11722930
    Abstract: A system described herein may identify traffic to be processed by a gateway device. The system may evaluate one or more parameters of the traffic based on a first set of conditions, and identify a first condition that is applicable to the traffic. The system may evaluate, based on identifying the first condition, the one or more parameters based on a second set of conditions and identify a second condition, of the second set of conditions, that is applicable to the traffic. The system may further identify one or more actions to perform with respect to the traffic based on the identified first and second conditions, and instruct the gateway device to perform the one or more actions on the traffic prior to outputting the traffic from the gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: James Mathison
  • Patent number: 11711717
    Abstract: A network device receives, from a policy control function (PCF), at least one set of multiple user equipment device (UE)-location based conditional policy rules. The network device selects a first one of the multiple UE-location based conditional policy rules based on a first geographic location of a first UE, and controls data traffic associated with the first UE using the selected first one of the plurality of UE-location based conditional policy rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lixia Yan, James Mathison, Marc Chiaverini
  • Patent number: 11706592
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein include receiving, at a network device and from a session management device, a first message that includes a first identifier associated with a subscriber and a second identifier associated with a first service that is charged using an online charging system. The network device transmits a second message that indicates a first time period in which to report data usage associated with the first service and a second time period in which to report data usage associated with one or more second services that are charged using an offline charging system. The network device receives first data usage information associated with the first service after the first time period and second data usage information associated with the one or more second services after the second time period. The network device processes the data usage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Chiaverini, James Mathison, Lixia Yan
  • Publication number: 20230208826
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, from a user device, a registration request that includes a subscription concealed identifier (SUCI), identifying a network element to decode the SUCI and forwarding the SUCI to the identified network element. The method may also include decoding the SUCI to identify a subscription permanent identifier (SUPI), identifying a unified data management (UDM) device associated with the SUPI and transmitting an authentication request to the identified UDM device to obtain authentication information associated with the user device. The method may further include receiving the authentication information and authenticating the user device based on the received authentication information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lixia Yan, James Mathison
  • Patent number: 11689943
    Abstract: A first network function (NF) instance sends a request for a session to a second NF instance. The first NF instance receives a response, from the second NF instance, that includes a binding header that includes a failover mode identifier, a designated number of retry attempts, and a retry mode. The first NF instance sends a second request for the session to the second NF instance. The first NF instance determines if an error or a timed out response has occurred subsequent to sending the second request to the second NF instance, and re-sends, in response to the error or timed out response, the second request based on the failover mode identifier, the designated number of retry attempts and the retry mode from the binding header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, James Mathison
  • Patent number: 11689967
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a device may receive traffic data associated with a coverage area and determine that there is network congestion. If there is network congestion, the device may identify a high-consumption user device. The device may perform a corrective action in connection with a load of the high-consumption user device, such as limit a throughput of the high-consumption user device. The device may perform a corrective action based on a policy obtained from a policy and control function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Mindler, James Mathison
  • Publication number: 20230137283
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device may include a processor configured to receive a request associated with a user equipment (UE) device and obtain subscription information associated with the UE device from a subscription management device, wherein the subscription information includes a charging function (CHF) group identifier associated with the UE device, in response to receiving the request. The processor may be further configured to select a CHF for the UE device based on the CHF group identifier and send a message associated with the request to the selected CHF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Lixia Yan, James Mathison, Barry F. Hoffner
  • Patent number: 11616770
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, from a user device, a registration request that includes a subscription concealed identifier (SUCI), identifying a network element to decode the SUCI and forwarding the SUCI to the identified network element. The method may also include decoding the SUCI to identify a subscription permanent identifier (SUPI), identifying a unified data management (UDM) device associated with the SUPI and transmitting an authentication request to the identified UDM device to obtain authentication information associated with the user device. The method may further include receiving the authentication information and authenticating the user device based on the received authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lixia Yan, James Mathison
  • Publication number: 20230093193
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device may include a processor configured to establish an application session with a multi-access edge computing (MEC) device via a base station. The processor may be further configured to receive a message associated with the application session; retrieve, from the received message, an indication that a MEC indicator on a user interface of the UE device should be activated, wherein the MEC indicator indicates that a MEC application session is active on the UE device; and activate the MEC indicator on the user interface of the UE device, in response to retrieving the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: James Mathison, Andrew E. Youtz, Barry F. Hoffner
  • Patent number: 11576033
    Abstract: A network device may receive a request for determination of a first non-session management policy control decision for a UE, and may provide an account limits request to another network device based on the request. The network device may receive, from the other network device, account limits for the UE, and may determine a first non-session management policy control service for the UE based on the account limits. The network device may cause the UE to be provisioned with a service based on the first non-session management policy control service, and may receive a request for determination of a second non-session management policy control decision for the UE. The network device may determine a second non-session management policy control service for the UE based on the account limits, and may cause the UE to be provisioned with a service based on the second non-session management policy control service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, James Mathison, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 11576082
    Abstract: A network device for a mobile carrier network sends, to a third-party content platform, a client message including a first dedicated subscription parameter extension. The first dedicated subscription parameter extension indicates one or more subscription parameters for a data flow between a user equipment (UE) device that originated the client message and the third-party content platform. The network device receives, from the third-party content platform, a server message including a second dedicated subscription parameter extension. The second dedicated subscription parameter extension confirms the third-party content platform will abide by the one or more subscription parameters. The network device generates, based on the one or more subscription parameters, a policy enforcement rule for the data flow that relies, at least in part, on cooperation of the third-party content platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James Mathison, Barry F. Hoffner, Ho Yin Cheuk, Lixia Yan, Marc Chiaverini
  • Publication number: 20230014126
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for encoding a general packet radio service (GPRS)-tunnel endpoint identifier (GTP-TEID) with data identifying radio frequency (RF) bandwidths supported in a local radio environment (LRE) from which a user equipment (UE) device accesses the wireless access station; sending, via a signaling channel, the GTP-TEID to a core network device; notifying one or more core network devices of an RF bandwidth category level corresponding to the RF bandwidths; and applying at least one of a policy rule or a charging rule to a packet data unit (PDU) session for the UE device, based on the RF bandwidth category level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, James Mathison, Jignesh S. Panchal, Ratul K. Guha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 11489970
    Abstract: A first network device may receive a protocol data unit (PDU) session establishment or modification request, and may perform one or more actions based on the PDU session establishment or modification request. The first network device may receive, based on performing the one or more actions, a first message indicating that the PDU session is authenticated and authorized, and may select a second network device associated with establishing or modifying a management policy for the PDU session. The first network device may receive, from the second network device, a second message indicating whether to wait for receipt of a charging data response, to a charging data request, before interacting with a third network device, and may provide the charging data request to a fourth network device while interacting with the third network device when the second message indicates not to wait for receipt of the charging data response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lixia Yan, James Mathison, Barry F. Hoffner, Marc Jason Chiaverini
  • Patent number: 11483882
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for encoding a general packet radio service (GPRS)-tunnel endpoint identifier (GTP-TEID) with data identifying radio frequency (RF) bandwidths supported in a local radio environment (LRE) from which a user equipment (UE) device accesses the wireless access station; sending, via a signaling channel, the GTP-TEID to a core network device; notifying one or more core network devices of an RF bandwidth category level corresponding to the identified RF bandwidths; and applying at least one of a policy rule or a charging rule to a packet data unit (PDU) session for the UE device, based on the RF bandwidth category level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, James Mathison, Jignesh S. Panchal, Ratul K. Guha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Publication number: 20220312159
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein include receiving, at a network device and from a session management device, a first message that includes a first identifier associated with a subscriber and a second identifier associated with a first service that is charged using an online charging system. The network device transmits a second message that indicates a first time period in which to report data usage associated with the first service and a second time period in which to report data usage associated with one or more second services that are charged using an offline charging system. The network device receives first data usage information associated with the first service after the first time period and second data usage information associated with the one or more second services after the second time period. The network device processes the data usage information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Chiaverini, James Mathison, Lixia Yan
  • Publication number: 20220303793
    Abstract: A first network function (NF) instance sends a request for a session to a second NF instance. The first NF instance receives a response, from the second NF instance, that includes a binding header that includes a failover mode identifier, a designated number of retry attempts, and a retry mode. The first NF instance sends a second request for the session to the second NF instance. The first NF instance determines if an error or a timed out response has occurred subsequent to sending the second request to the second NF instance, and re-sends, in response to the error or timed out response, the second request based on the failover mode identifier, the designated number of retry attempts and the retry mode from the binding header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, James Mathison