Patents by Inventor Lalit R. Kotecha

Lalit R. Kotecha 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: 11330646
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for network slice selection during an initial connection. A wireless station receives, from a core network device, network slice data for each network slice available via the wireless station, wherein the network slice data includes a slice identifier and corresponding slice characteristics for each network slice. The wireless station receives, from a user equipment (UE) device, a registration request message that indicates a network slice characteristic required by an application being executed on UE device. The wireless station selects, based on the network slice data from the core network device and the network slice characteristic from the UE device, one of the slice identifiers for servicing the UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Priscilla Lau, Arvind Aggarwal, Lalit R. Kotecha, Patricia R. Chang, Jin Yang, Sagiv Draznin
  • Patent number: 11323869
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-readable mediums may provide receiving, at a request to establish an access and mobility (AM) policy control association in relation to an establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session requested by a subscriber associated with a user equipment (UE) device; generating a query to a network device via a network interface, for AM policy control data and for at least one of UE policy control data or session management (SM) policy control data; receiving the AM policy control data and the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data from the network device, creating the AM policy control association based on the received AM policy control data; and storing the at least one of the UE policy control data or the SM policy control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220131780
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the tracking and/or calculating of performance metrics associated with a network by marking traffic and determining performance characteristics of the marked traffic. Such performance characteristics or metrics may include throughput, latency, jitter, and/or other metrics. The marking may be performed on “user” traffic, which may be traffic that is generated or sent via the network by an application or service (e.g., a voice call service, a content streaming service, etc.), as opposed to “synthetic” or “test” traffic, which is traffic that is generated or sent for the purposes of testing performance of the network (e.g., traffic related to a “speed test” or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11316855
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide a private network management service for enterprise networks with wireless access. The systems and methods receive, within a provider network and from a user of a private network, parameters for multiple subscription profiles; associate the multiple subscription profiles with an identifier for the private network to create private network subscription profiles; store the private network subscription profiles; and provide at least a portion of the private network subscription profiles from a core network of the provider network to an authentication proxy in the private network. The authentication proxy performs authentication for end devices locally based on the private network subscription profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sagiv Draznin, Lalit R. Kotecha, Patricia R. Chang, Arda Aksu, Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11302175
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the network-implemented detection of locations that exhibit excessive density of individuals, and/or for the detection of individuals who do not maintain a minimum level of distance between each other. Location information of one or more User Equipment (“UEs”) may be monitored and compared to policy information to determine that the locations exhibit at least a threshold level of population density. Further, remedial measures may be taken when such situations are detected, such as alerting devices that are located within, or are heading towards, such locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia R. Chang, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, David Chiang
  • Patent number: 11290915
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for adaptive and dynamic beamforming in a radio access network (“RAN”) of a wireless network, based on information received from User Equipment (“UEs”) connected to the RAN, and/or information that can be attributed to UEs and/or users associated with UEs connected to the RAN. For example, a Beam Load Balancing System (“BLBS”) of some embodiments may use such information to identify beams, of one or more base stations, for which a configuration should be modified in order to provide RF connectivity to one or more UEs in a manner that optimizes Quality of Service (“QoS”) provided to the UEs and/or efficiently utilizes network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Violeta Cakulev
  • Publication number: 20220095159
    Abstract: A system may obtain information that indicates when a plurality of network slices are overloaded; generate a message that indicates which of the network slices are barred from access by wireless mobile terminals based on the information; and broadcast the message over a downlink wireless signal to a cell serviced by the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha, Deepa Jagannatha, Frank Jager
  • Publication number: 20220086198
    Abstract: A device receives a call invitation message with a Session Description Protocol (SDP) offer for establishing a call between a calling party and a called party and obtains a set of network fallback rules associated with the called party. The device determines, based on the set of network fallback rules, whether to reject the call and avoid network fallback from a first wireless network to a second wireless network. The device sends, based on the determination, a call denial message without an SDP answer, to reject the call and avoid the network fallback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Ali Imdad Malik, Timothy M. Dwight, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220078862
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, from a user device, a request to establish a packet data unit (PDU) session; determining that the PDU session should be established as an always-on PDU session; determining whether subscription data associated with the user device indicates that the user device is allowed to establish the always-on PDU session; and establishing the PDU session as an always-on PDU session in response to determining that the subscription data indicates that the user device is allowed to establish the always-on PDU session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Publication number: 20220070260
    Abstract: An illustrative network management system obtains sensor data from one or more sensors at a network facility at which network equipment of a communication network is deployed. The sensor data includes image data representing imagery of the network facility. The system determines a utilization of a utility at the network facility based on the sensor data and performs, based on the utilization, a management operation for the communication network. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Patricia R. Chang, Donna L. Polehn, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, David Chiang
  • Publication number: 20220070889
    Abstract: A network device may be configured to: send a preemptive scheduling request to an Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) node over a wireless link between the network device and the IAB node; receive a scheduling grant from the IAB node over the wireless link; and send data to the IAB node over the wireless link at times indicated by the scheduling grant from the IAB node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Arda Aksu, Donna L. Polehn, Jin Yang, David Chiang, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220060968
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the discovery and connection of Mesh Distributed Units (“MDUs”), which may establish a mesh topology and perform wireless backhaul of data between a core network and a User Equipment (“UE”). Multiple MDUs in an MDU network may be connected to establish an MDU route. One or more connected MDUs may broadcast an indication that the MDU is available to connect, one or more performance metrics, or an MDU performance score based on performance metrics. This broadcast may iteratively repeat in order to refine the mesh network topology in an ongoing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arda Aksu, Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 11258691
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the tracking and/or calculating of performance metrics associated with a network by marking traffic and determining performance characteristics of the marked traffic. Such performance characteristics or metrics may include throughput, latency, jitter, and/or other metrics. The marking may be performed on “user” traffic, which may be traffic that is generated or sent via the network by an application or service (e.g., a voice call service, a content streaming service, etc.), as opposed to “synthetic” or “test” traffic, which is traffic that is generated or sent for the purposes of testing performance of the network (e.g., traffic related to a “speed test” or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Jin Yang
  • Publication number: 20220053463
    Abstract: A base station may allocate wireless communication resources to configure a synthetic wireless communication signal for use as a radar signal. The synthetic wireless communication signal may be configured according to a wireless communication protocol of a wireless communication network that is associated with the base station. The base station may transmit, from an antenna and toward an area associated with the base station, the synthetic wireless communication signal. The base station may detect a reflected signal that is associated with the synthetic wireless communication signal. The base station may process the reflected signal to generate radar data; and perform an action associated with the radar data and the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arda AKSU, Jin YANG, Vishwanath RAMAMURTHI, Donna L. POLEHN, Lalit R. KOTECHA
  • Publication number: 20220053476
    Abstract: A device of a network may receive a session configuration message for an application session associated with an application of a user equipment (UE) that provided the session configuration message. The device of a network may identify, from the session configuration message, a quality of service (QoS) profile for the application session. The device of a network may determine that the application is authorized to use a network slice of the network that satisfies one or more QoS thresholds of the QoS profile. The device of a network may identify resources of the network that can be configured to satisfy the one or more QoS thresholds. The device of a network may instantiate the resources for communication of application data of the application session. Instantiating the resources may enable the UE to communicate the application data via the network slice using the resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arda AKSU, Lalit R. KOTECHA, Vishwanath RAMAMURTHI, David CHIANG, Donna L. POLEHN, Jin YANG
  • Publication number: 20220046415
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for enhanced authentication techniques that leverage network-based location determination of UEs, such as mobile telephones or other devices that communicate with a wireless network. For example, a wireless network may monitor, determine, or otherwise maintain information regarding the geographic location of User Equipment (“UEs”) that are associated with the wireless network. Some embodiments may utilize such network-monitored location information to verify that a participant device, associated with a given UE, is located within a particular proximity of the UE when performing an authentication process to receive services or resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Chiang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Jin Yang, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Donna L. Polehn
  • Publication number: 20220046528
    Abstract: A method may include transmitting multiple antenna beams to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and determining a location of the UAV. The method may also include identifying a network slice to service the UAV, assigning the identified network slice to the UAV and performing antenna beam management for the UAV while the UAV is in flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Publication number: 20220038940
    Abstract: A method, a network device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an application-aware scheduling service is provided. The application-aware scheduling service may be configured with bandwidth values and usability values for traffic of applications. The application-aware scheduling service may manage air interface scheduling based on the bandwidth and usability values. The application-aware scheduling service may perform packet inspection to identify an application relating to traffic. The application-aware scheduling service may be configured with a maximum bandwidth for traffic of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Violeta Cakulev, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11240861
    Abstract: A method for activating bearers in radio access networks includes receiving information regarding channel conditions for a secondary RAT; identifying a first set of radio bearers for a primary RAT and a second set of radio bearers for the secondary RAT based on the received channel conditions; and establishing the first set of radio bearers associated with the primary RAT. The method may also include providing a message to a core network indicating that first set of radio bearers have been established for the primary RAT, the message includes an indication that the second set of radio bearers will be established after the core network has been configured for operation with the first set of radio bearers; reconfiguring a UE for establishing the second set of radio bearers associated with the secondary RAT; and indicating that the reconfiguration of the UE for the second set of radio bearers is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Publication number: 20220028280
    Abstract: A device may receive a request to establish a session for a wireless communication device over a wireless network; identify the wireless communication device as an unmanned aerial vehicle; modify operating parameters of a radio access network (RAN), with which the wireless communication device has a radio resource control (RRC) link, to optimize communication between the access network and the unmanned aerial vehicle. The wireless network includes the RAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Donna L. Polehn, Arda Aksu, Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Jin Yang, Maria G. Lam, Patricia R. Chang