Patents by Inventor Joey Chou

Joey Chou 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: 10420073
    Abstract: Embodiments use the principles of self-organizing networks to allocate resources to allow spectrum owners to share spectrum with wireless carriers according to defined license conditions. A spectrum licensee holds the licensing conditions of the spectrum licensed by the spectrum owners. This licensed spectrum is referred to as secondary spectrum. A self-organizing network server requests access to secondary spectrum. The spectrum licensee grants access to the secondary spectrum along with the licensing conditions for access. The self-organizing network server monitors the conditions associated with the license and/or delegates the responsibility for monitoring conditions associated with the license to others. When the license conditions are met, enhanced Node B systems may begin using the secondary spectrum according to the license conditions. When the license conditions are no longer met, enhanced Node B systems discontinue use of the secondary spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Publication number: 20190280938
    Abstract: An apparatus of a Network Manager (NM) comprises one or more processors to send a Network Service (NS) update request to a Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFVO) to add external connectivity to a Physical Network Function (PNF) instance or a Virtual Network Function (VNF) instance in an NS instance, to receive an operation result containing a lifecycle operation occurrence identifier from the NFVO, to receive a lifecycle change notification from the NFVO indicating a start of an NS update, and to receive an NS Lifecycle Change notification from the NFVO indicating a result of the NS update. A memory is to store the result of the NS update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Publication number: 20190281486
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein define a performance data and measurement job creation solutions for advanced networks including network slicing, based on a service-based framework. The embodiments allow different kinds of consumers to flexibly use performance management services and performance data services, to collect real-time performance data and/or periodical performance data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190273666
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide solutions to add a physical network function (PNF) instance to a network service (NS), modify PNF instances in an NS, and remove PNF instances from an NS. For example, a process may include sending an update NS request from the management function to a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) to update the NS instance, the update NS request comprising an NS instance identifier, an update type, and PNF information; receiving an update NS response from the NFVO, the update NS response comprising a lifecycle operation occurrence identifier corresponding to an NS lifecycle operation occurrence; receiving an NS Lifecycle Change notification from the NFVO, the NS Lifecycle Change notification indicating a start of an NS update; and receiving an NS identifier change notification from the NFVO, the NS identifier change notification indicating a result of the NS update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Publication number: 20190266012
    Abstract: Techniques for linking managed object (MO) operations and lifecycle operations associated with VNFs (Virtual Network Functions) are discussed. In various actions, MO operations can trigger associated lifecycle operations, or lifecycle operations can trigger associated MO operations. In some aspects, MO instance creation by an EM (Element Manager) can trigger associated VNF instantiation by a VNFM (VNF Manager), or vice versa. In the same or other aspects, MO instance deletion by an EM can trigger termination of an associated VNF by a VNFM, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190253907
    Abstract: Systems and methods of performance management over a life cycle is provided. A measurement job control service producer receives, from an authorized consumer, a request to consume a measurement job control service. The request is analyzed, appropriate action is taken to satisfy the request and a response indicating the request result is generated. A request is to create or terminate a measurement job to collect the performance data for a NF, NSSI, NSI, or network. To create a job, the producer checks if the job can be supported by an existing job, creates the job if no such existing job exists, and otherwise responds that the job can be supported by the existing job. To terminate a job, the producer checks if the job is serving other consumers, terminates the job if other consumers are not being served, and otherwise responds that the job is currently serving other consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190253912
    Abstract: An apparatus of a management service producer comprises one or more processors to create a measurement job for one or more NFs, NSSIs, NSIs, networks or subnetworks by receiving a CreateMeasurementJob operation request for creating a measurement job for the one or more NFs, NSSIs, NSIs, networks or subnetworks from a consumer, checking if one or more new measurement types need to be collected for the one or more NFs or constituent NSSIs or constituent NFs, requesting the NFs or the management service producer of the constituent NSSIs or constituent NFs to collect the performance data when one or more new measurements types are to be collected for the one or more NFs or constituent NSSIs or constituent NFs. The management service producer allows the consumer to choose the reporting method from performance data file reporting and performance data streaming for the collected performance data in the CreateMeasurementJob operation request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190222281
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for signaling for resource allocation and scheduling in 5G-NR integrated access and backhaul are generally described herein. In some embodiments, User Equipment configured for reporting a channel quality indicator (CQI) index in a channel state information (CSI) reference resource assumes a physical resource block (PRB) bundling size of two PRBs to derive the CQI index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Alexei Davydov, Andrey Chervyakov, Anthony Lee, Avik Sengupta, Bharat Shrestha, Candy Yiu, Chang Hong Shan, Dae Won Lee, Dawei Ying, Debdeep Chatterjee, Farid Adrangi, Gang Xiong, Geng Wu, Gregory Morozov, Hassan Ghozlan, Hong He, Honglei Miao, Hua Li, Jaemin Han, Jeongho Jeon, Jie Cui, Jing Zhu, Joey Chou, Joonbeom Kim, Joonyoung Cho, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Lu Lu, May Wu, Naveen Palle, Puneet Jain, Qian Li, Richard C. Burbidge, Robert Zaus, Rui Huang, Satish Chandra Jha, Seau S. Lim, Sergey Panteleev, Song Noh, Yaser M. Fouad, Yi Guo, Yizhi Yao, Yongjun Kwak, Youn Hyoung Heo, Yuhan Zhou, Yujian Zhang, Yushu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190215235
    Abstract: End-to-end techniques for creating PM (Performance Measurement) thresholds at a NFVI (Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure) are discussed. In various aspects, techniques are discussed for: creating PM jobs at the NFVI based on a request from a NM (Network Manager), creating thresholds to monitor PM data collected in connection with PM jobs based on a request from the NM, subscribing the NM to TC (threshold crossing) notifications based on a request from the NM, and reporting TC notifications to the NM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Xuesong Wang
  • Publication number: 20190208553
    Abstract: Systems and methods of managing PNF connectivity are provided. A NM determines to add to or remove external connectivity from a PNF and transmits a NS update request to a NFVO that contains an identifier of the NS instance to be updated, an indication of a type of update operation requested, and information of the PNF connectivity to be changed. A NS update response contains a lifecycle operation occurrence identifier identifying a NS lifecycle operation occurrence. Separate NS lifecycle change notification from the NFVO indicate that a NS update to change the connectivity of the PNF has started and a result of the change. The notifications include the lifecycle operation occurrence identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Patent number: 10313899
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a communication between an element manager and a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP). The WLAN AP may be configured with one or more counters. The one or more counters may measure events, such as data transmission and/or reception at the WLAN AP or a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) procedure by the WLAN AP. The element manager may be configured to read one or more of these counters and compute one or more values based on the values read from the one or more counters. The element manager may be configured to communicate the one or more computed values to a network manager. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190166017
    Abstract: Methods and system to perform notification subscriptions in a network function virtualization (NFV) network are discussed. An example system includes an apparatus configured to be employed within a network manager (NM) of the NFV network comprising one or more processors configured to: output an NM subscription request comprising a request to subscribe to a notification associated with a virtualization resources (VR) performance measurement (PM) data of a VNF instance in the NFV network, to an element manager (EM); and process an EM subscription response received from the EM, in response to the NM subscription request, wherein the EM subscription response comprises information on a result of the subscription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Joey Chou
  • Patent number: 10299146
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and techniques for coverage adjustment in evolved universal terrain radio access networks (E-UTRANs) are described. In some embodiments, a network management (NM) apparatus may receive data representative of first and second radio link failure (RLF) reports including information related to respective disconnections of first and second user equipment (UEs) from an E-UTRAN. The NM apparatus may identify a hole in a coverage area of the E-UTRAN based at least in part on the first and second RLF reports, and may perform an automated coverage and capacity optimization (CCO) action to reconfigure cell resources of the E-UTRAN based on the identified hole. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Jorge Mena
  • Publication number: 20190150017
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein define a performance data and measurement job creation solutions for advanced networks including network slicing, based on a service-based framework. The embodiments allow different kinds of consumers to flexibly use performance management services and performance data services, to collect real-time performance data and/or periodical performance data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190149434
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide solutions to add a physical network function (PNF) instance to a network service (NS), modify PNF instances in an NS, and remove PNF instances from an NS. For example, a process may include sending an update NS request from the management function to a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) to update the NS instance, the update NS request comprising an NS instance identifier, an update type, and PNF information; receiving an update NS response from the NFVO, the update NS response comprising a lifecycle operation occurrence identifier corresponding to an NS lifecycle operation occurrence; receiving an NS Lifecycle Change notification from the NFVO, the NS Lifecycle Change notification indicating a start of an NS update; and receiving an NS identifier change notification from the NFVO, the NS identifier change notification indicating a result of the NS update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Publication number: 20190141785
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for CM, PM and FM of LWA and LWIP are described. An NM sends a management request to an EM for management of an IOC instance for LWA or LWIP. The EM manages the IOC instance based on the request and returns a response to the request. The response indicates a result of the request or a result of management of the IOC instance. The EM collects, from the network functions, performance measurements and alarms related to the LWA or LWIP. The collected information is provided to the NM. The NM and EM take an action based on the collected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Publication number: 20190073269
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying and remedying performance issues of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) are discussed. An example system includes processor(s) configured to: process VNF Performance Measurement (PM) data received from a network Element Manager (EM) for a VNF; determine whether the VNF has a negative performance issue based on the VNF PM data; request that the EM create a Virtualization Resource (VR) PM job associated with a VR of the VNF when the VNF has the negative performance issue; process VR PM data received from the EM; determine whether to restart the VNF based on the VR PM data and the VNF PM data; and request a network function virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) to restart the VNF based on a determination to restart the VR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Stephen Gooch, Meghashree Dattatri Kedalagudde
  • Publication number: 20190045560
    Abstract: Embodiments of an Evolved Node-B (eNB) and methods of communication are disclosed herein. The eNB may receive, from an element manager (EM), control signaling that indicates a wireless local area network (WLAN) mobility set that comprises one or more access points (APs) that are controlled by a WLAN termination (WT) entity. The WLAN mobility set may be for a Long Term Evolution WLAN aggregation (LWA) in which the eNB 104 is to configure indirect communication between the eNB and a UE via at least one of the APs of the WLAN mobility set. The eNB may transfer, to the WT entity, a downlink protocol data unit (PDU) to be forwarded to one of the APs of the WLAN mobility set for transmission to the UE as part of the LWA. The downlink PDU may be received from an S-GW.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20190044838
    Abstract: An apparatus of a Virtualized Network Function Manager (VNFM) comprises one or more processors to receive one or more performance measurements related to a virtual network interface that are collected for a virtual compute instance from a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM) in a collection interval, to map a measured object of the one or more performance measurements from the virtual compute instance to a Virtual Network Function (VNF) and/or VNF component (VNFC) instance, and to map the virtual network interface to a connection point (CP) associated with the VNF or VNFC instance, to generate one or more performance measurements related the CP for the VNF or VNFC instance. The one or more performance measurements related the CP for the VNF or VNFC instance are to be reported to an Element Manager (EM) or to a Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFVO), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Publication number: 20180367373
    Abstract: Performance monitoring techniques for virtualized resources are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise processing circuitry and computer-readable storage media having stored thereon instructions for execution by the processing circuitry to identify a virtualized network function (VNF)-related virtualized resource (VR) performance threshold for one or more VRs supporting a VNF used to implement a virtualized network element in a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, determine whether the VNF-related VR performance threshold has been crossed based on received VNF-related VR performance data, and in response to a determination that the VNF-related VR performance threshold has been crossed, send a VNF-related VR performance alarm notification to an element manager (EM). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joey CHOU